|Pink Floyd - Berlin, 2nd gen (24-96)|
|Recorded at the Konzert Saal, West German Technische Universitat, Berlin, Germany (late show). Great audience recording.
From the info file:
Pink Floyd 1970-03-13 Berlin, 2nd gen (24bit/96kHz)
Konzert Saal, West German Technische Universitat, Berlin, Germany (late show)
13 March 1970
Lineage: 2nd gen cassettes (Maxell XLII 90) > *Technics RS-B965-M > Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 > Audacity 2.0.3 > FLAC (24bit/96kHz) > Bert13 > TLH > WAV (24 bit/96kHz) > Adobe Audition 3.0.1 32 bit float/96kHz (see mastering notes below) > FLAC(24bit/96kHz)
xACT used to create FFP
*The Technics RS-B965-M is a modified deck - for details see the Tapeheads.net forum
01 Astronomy Domine
02 Careful With That Axe, Eugene
04 A Saucerful Of Secrets
05 The Embryo
06 Interstellar Overdrive
07 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
08 Atom Heart Mother
Total running time: 1 hour 49 minutes 48 seconds
** Neonknight's notes **
A really nice version of this concert that, for me, is a more enjoyable listen than the master and 4th gen versions that are available. In the case of the master, I suspect that it is a 1st gen that has not been transferred as well as these tapes. The 4th gen is really nice but there are various points where it is clearly rougher. It also gives away its lineage when you listen out for 'S' sounds.
This is a mono recording where both channels contribute, so it was inappropriate to drop either of them. I transferred both tapes at the same level as the hiss can be quite strong and I wanted to ensure it didn't become distracting.
Part of The Embryo was included on the tapes at the end of Side A and I removed it in preference for the full version on Side B. It wasn't so easy to remove a repeat of the beginning of Atom Heart Mother, so I left that to Bert13.
** Bert13's mastering notes **
- 94.0 shrink
- a few small dropouts fixed (mainly during Cymbaline)
- numerous pops cleaned up and bumps smoothed out
- a 2 mins 32 secs repeat at the start of AHM removed
- tracked with CD Wave 1.96.1
- encoded with Flac Frontend 1.7.1, tagged and verified
Neonknight & Bert13 January 2014