|Porcupine Tree - The Forum, London - 16 bit Matrix|
|Recorded at the Forum, London, UK. Fantastic matrix of 2 very well-sounding audience recordings.
From the info file:
Venue: Forum, London, England
Date: 09 November 2007
Taper: mrruin + duncan
Transfer (mrruin): AT U853c (DIN) > 3wire BB > Church Audio ST-9100 preamp v2.0 > R09 24bit 48kHz, line in > fades, track edits, downsampling, slight EQ > flac (level 8) > you
Transfer (duncan): DPA 4061s & Sound Devices 722 @ 24/96000
Transfer to Adobe Audition > Normalise > down sampled to 24/48000 > track-split
Mix: Nuendo 3.2 about 60% mrruin - 40% duncan
Sound Quality: A+
Position mrruin: center, 15m from Stage
Position duncan: PA stack
01 What Happens Now?
02 Blackest Eyes
03 The Sound Of Muzak
05 Nil Recurring
08 Open Car
09 Dark Matter
10 Cheating The Polygraph
11 A Smart Kid
12 Way Out Of Here
13 Sleep Together
14 The Sky Moves Sideways
Running Time: about 2 hours
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An excellent show, made special by the location and how many people showed up (sold out) and the simply amazing setlist. Despite Steven saying that he can relax a little more now that his parents arent here (contrary to the show earlier this year) I found that was not entirely the case. They played extraordinairily and of course the amazing setlist helped. The audience itself was also a bit reserved. Maybe thats the british audience (after all it was my first time there) but the reception was more polite than enthusiastic. Highlights were Waiting, Annie's Thighs, The Sky Moves Sideways and Trains.
The stage in the Forum is pretty big and very wide. Because of that you could hear the stereo mix really well and this reflects on the recording. Gavin's drums were rumbling from left to right and back again. The sound was good, some reverb from the venue can be heard which makes the vocals a little distant at times. The drum toms are very up front in the mix. Some talking/screaming but it is minimal and mostly during songs fortunately. All in all a very good recording.
I used duncan's stack recording to apply some much needed vocals and guitar presence to my own recording. There is a lot more clarity in this recording, much more detail without loosing the stereo image or the venue acoustics. The mix sounds fantastic, wide open yet never distant. Everything is where it should be in the mix. The ratio is around 60:40. This is my first job at a matrix mix so be gentle but honest ;) Enjoy this excellent show!