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MD5 Record Set:    Disc 1    -    Disc 2 -    Disc 3 -    Disc 4 -    Disc 5 -    Disc 6
  • Band / Artist
  • Concert Date
  • RoIO Title
  • Venue
  • Pink Floyd
  • 1970-02-11
  • Project Birmingham (HRV CDR 024)
  • Town Hall
  • Town / City
  • State / Prov.
  • Country
  • File Format
  • Birmingham
  • Warwickshire
  • England
  • SHN
  • Recorder Number
  • Sound Quality
  • Entered By
  • Date Entered
  • Rec 1
  • Very Good
  • themadchemist
  • 31st of May 2008
  • For those who are interested, here's some of the details of Project Birmingham (which will be our NEXT release...Ed promises to be weeding in time for X-Mas). I initially started working on this almost 2 years ago. I had three sources to choose from; the vinyl bootleg LP "Violence In Birmingham" (the longest of the 3), "The Violent Pudding" released by JS&TBD, and a low gen analogue tape. I mainly used the old analogue tape as my source and spliced in the additional material from the vinyl release, which gives you a few more minutes of AHM. I then tweaked the Hell outta this one, balancing and boosting channels, patching lost moments and applying a custom EQ to the whole thing. There was still an unacceptable amount of hiss left, and for the 1st time I was willing to go with some major noise reduction and give it a try. I sent the files I had been working on to Chris Burns in NYC. Chis had some professional audio equipment and volunteered to lend his skills to the project. The NR greatly reduced the hiss, but created an artifact that gave the impression of listening through a long drain pipe. Still, I felt that this was an improvement over all that hiss. The data CDs were next sent to Marc-Oliver who has a built in radar detector for speed correction. He worked on each track, making sure that the pitch and speed were accurate. The next step was more difficult. Marc had trouble mailing it back to me as customs busted the package (pretty trivial with what's going on in the world today)! Eventually, the CDs got back to Ed via France, no less. I was glad to be finally done with this one.... until a better source came along!!! As soon as I heard the quality of this new recording, I knew I would have to scrap all the work that was done and start all over again. Which I did........ There was still hiss on this new source, but not as bad. AND, I was able to hear some subtleties that I hadn't heard before. I also took a new approach to remastering this show as well. I didn't want to use any NR this time as I felt that some EQing would do the trick. There seemed to be some strange anomolies with the source that I also would like to mention. During some songs, the hiss seems to oscilate in and out like a whirlwind effect. It's really not too terrible and only rears it's ugly head in a few places for a short period of time. In other places it just cuts in and out...almost as if someone was playing with the Dolby button while making the dub (although I was assured that this was not the case). These sudden "bursts" were also very difficult to smooth out and I only had limited success at times. After re-assembling the entire show, I cross-dissolved different EQ applications over the entire piece. During the quieter parts I brought the high end down, for the louder parts I boosted the bass and midrange a bit. Next, it was back to balancing and boosting levels again and all the general work I had done before. Lastly, I speed corrected the entire thing, using M-O's previous effort as a reference. I'm sure that the speed will be pretty close, although it does vary from time to time. This performance has an incredible setlist, one of my favorites, and it's mostly instrumental! If you can make it through the opening minute of Embryo (which is totally distorted and over-saturated), you'll be in for a real treat for what follows. You will also find that Sysyphus and AHM (aka The Violent Pudding) are now complete, and the missing bits were NOT sourced from an alternate show. However, Dr FrankenToon did "cheat" to make them complete ; ) Cheers! Ron