Wednesday, July 11, 2012

June 16, 2012 Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ Sources Review

Night two at Atlantic City brought some heat right from the start.  There are very few bad shows that kick off with Mike's Song and this show is no exception.  The Lighteca in the second set is definitely not to be missed.  As with the night before, there are 5 sources available, though the sources are slightly different.  I want to thank all the tapers for recording this show and sharing it with the community.

Source 1 (hereafter MK21>KCY source)
Source: Schoeps Mk21> KCY>Schoeps Vms5u >R44(OCM)24/96
Location: FOB, DFC,NOS, 6' Stand
Transfer:SDHC>Audacity 16/44>Amadeus Pro>xACT

16 bit source

Source 2 (hereafter M934c source)
Source: Schoeps m934c> M221B> PS> Aeta PSP-3> SD 722 (@24bit/96kHz)
Location: FOB, DFC, DIN, 6' Stand, m934c/cardioid
Transfer: SD 722> Samplitude SE 9.1.1(dither/resample)> CDWave> flac(16/44.1)

16 bit source
24 bit source



Source 3 (hereafter MK21>KC5 source)
Source: Schoeps mk21> KC5> M222> NT222> Aeta PSP-3> SD 744t (@24bit/96kHz)
Location: FOB, DFC, DIN, 6' Stand, NOS
Transfer: SD 744t> Samplitude SE 9.1.1(dither/resample)> CDWave> flac(16/44.1)

16 bit source
24 bit source


Source 4 (hereafter MK4v source)
Source: Schoeps Mk4v> KCY>Schoeps Vst 62IUg>Sonosax SX-M2>Mytek 192 adc aes/spdif>R44(OCM)24/96
Location: FOB, DFC,Din, 6' Stand
Transfer:SDHC>Audacity 16/44>Amadeus Pro>xACT

16 bit source

Source 5 (hereafter AKG source)
Source: AKG392's(Right of SBD) -> Hydra Silver XLR's -> Edirol UA-5 (Oade warm mod) -> Microtrack II 24 bit @ 48 Khz
Location: Omnidirectional 39" separation, 75 HZ bass rolloff, Mics aimed at PA Stacks, approximately 12 ft high on stand.
Transfer: Microtrack II-> USB -> PC-> CD WAVE Editor -> Adobe Audition 3.0 16/44.1 conversion -> Flac Frontend

16 bit source
24 bit source




Phish - 6/16/12 "Light" from Phish on Vimeo.

The MK21>KCY source is a bit boomier than the other sources, all of which sound pretty darn good.  However, the separation and balance just isn't as good as the MK21>KC5 source.

The M934c source is very clear and quite well balanced, but it doesn't have the extra umph on the low-end that the MK21>KC5 source has.

The MK21>KC5 source is my pick for the night.  It is extremely clear and well balanced.  The separation is superior to the AKG source and the low-end has just a bit more kick than the M934c source.

The MK4v source sounds quite good but doesn't have the separation that the MK21>KC5 and M934c sources have.

The AKG source is quite good, but there is a bit of boominess at the lowest frequencies and the overall sonic separation isn't as good as the MK21>KC5 source.

Happy listening!

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