Operation Ivy- Danceteria, Sacramento Ca. 12/26/88 xfer from master videotape w/ NEW IMPROVED AUDIO

When we used to go to shows back in the late 1980’s, I would bring my video camera and my good friend “Anonymous” would audiotape. Even before he bought his WMD6C pro walkman in May of 1989, his audio was almost always superior to my video camera’s audio. I have all of his audiotapes here, and still need to digitize about 95% of them.
There are quite a few videos that I filmed that would benefit from his improved audio. I think the only one we synched before this one was Fugazi at Gilman in 89.
Anyway, the stock audio on this video always bugged the hell out of me because the midrange was totally distorted. Anonymous used a consumer Aiwa recorder to record the show and it was average at best. I remixed it twice- once in Ixotope RX7, then again in Sony Soundforge. It’s now listenable!
Huge thanks to Kingbean for the audio video synch

Video recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Aiwa CV80 camcorder
Audio recorded by: Anonymous
Equipment used: Aiwa handheld recorder with stock plugin mic
Enhancements via Adobe Premier elements, Neat video, Izotop RX7, Sony Soundforge
Audio video synch by Kingbean

Live Concert Video

7 Seconds- Danceteria, Sacramento Ca. 3/11/88 Audio only xfer from master tape Remixed Live

Here is another Clear & Distinct show from Danceteria. I don’t remember why I wasn’t at this show, but thankfully Anonymous was there with his Aiwa consumer handheld recorder to capture the show. The funny thing about that recorder is that most recordings sound like hot garbage with the stock microphone, but if you get REAL close to the PA, it actually sounds good! This is one of those times. It was tinny and midrangey, so I EQ’d it to drop the mids and boost the bass, then put it into Izotope RX to boost the bass some more. NINETY minute set! Holy cow!

Recorded by: Anonymous
Equipment used: Aiwa consumer handheld recorder
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophole 2496
Remix/bass boost in Sony Soundforge and Izotope RX

PS: Today was chaos, so I was not able to properly listen to the remixed recording. If anything is wrong with it, let me know!

Audio Live Concert