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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
  • Asia
  • 1982-06-17
  • Analog Master - 24b/192K
  • Poplar Creek Music Theater
  • Town / City
  • State / Prov.
  • Country
  • File Format
  • Hoffman Estates
  • IL
  • USA
  • FLAC
  • Recorder Number
  • Sound Quality
  • Entered By
  • Date Entered
  • Rec 2
  • Good
  • davebowman
  • 2020-06-13 11:52:40
  • Asia (Debut Master Transfer) Poplar Creek Music Theater Hoffman Estates IL USA * June 17th 1982 * 24b/192K ** POSTED BY ANALOG ** Archive first time May 29th 2020 A Covid-19 quarantine release! :) Hot Off The Heads Production! :) Mics: Sony ECM 33-F (Round Battery 9V) Recorder: 1981 TCD-5M Sony Cassette Pro Portable Location: Lawn sweet spot :) Cassettes: Fuji Metal Bias C90: Dolby on but left off for this playback Playback: Sony TCD-5M unit calibrated to this era (not same identical unit). Tape speed and head alignment Chord Company Interconnect Cable (Naim Co.) Run through the Naim Audio NAC-52 preamp to the Sound Devices-722 @ 24b/192kHz Sound Forge just to track. NO OTHER BULLSHIT! This was part of Poplar's Creek season package. 5 or 6 shows they picked out at a slight discount. It was a gamble because you did not know where they were seating you. Well I got the short end of the stick and all were in the Lawn. Of course I found that lawn sweet spot. The lawn was steep. I was able to set up the mics on a folded blanket (as high as I could fold it). I sure did love the no holding of the mics. The sound was better than I thought. After about ten shows out there I had enough. I said wow a few times last night tracking this. It may even crank on your best stereo system! :) Enjoy RB The next bunch are going to be Nagra IV-S recordings from 1997 and 1998. Maybe 8 shows then they will all (Nagra) be archived. 1997 to 2008. Then back to the era I have been working on cassettes. Need to finish that massive 18 months I used the one head alignment! Understand that all this archiving that is recorded in 24b/192khz I am doing SOLELY for myself. It is the best sound! Now sharing it in cd format is lossy. If you really enjoy these archives get them at this resolution despite the file size. Down the road you will not be sorry. Is this a nice enough way to say it? ***Everything I do for my stereo room and gear is carefully chosen for the finest of quality control. This means A to B comparisons for EVERYTHING! I leave no stone unturned. I decide if what I do will end up being a more musical experience and not the opposite like more processed sounding. I split hairs!! I have learned what is more musical from all the decades of listening to differences. Stereo and audio gear is not nearly as subjective as people make it out to be. It is either more musical or more processed sounding at the end of the day. One more thing I learned, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE SAME! Practically the same yes! The same, NO! So with this all said…..I thank all the people here for the great compliments since I came here in 2006. It means a lot to me after decades of sleepless nights and stressful days carrying in top shelve equipment every time out!*** With every digital transfer the master tapes become obsolete. If you try any which way to transfer them again they won't sound as good. As long as there are ample backups of course there is no need for them. SETLIST/TRACKLIST 01 - Time Again 02 - Wildest Dreams 03 - Without You 04 - Steve Howe Solo 05 - Midnight Sun 06 - Only Time Will Tell 07 - talk 08 - One Step Closer 09 - The Smile Has Left Your Eyes 10 - talk 11 - Cutting It Fine 12 - Inst. etc. 13 - talk 14 - Here Comes the Feeling 15 - drum solo 16 - crowd-talk 17 - Sole Survivor 18 - talk 19 - Heat of the Moment