Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pink Floyd - 1973-11-04 - Finsbury Park 1973


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Dr. Forrester said...

"Finsbury Park 1973" (LPP)

SQ Scale (G+ VG- VG VG+ EX- EX EX+ SUP- SUP)

SQ Rating: EX-

Pink Floyd
Rainbow Theatre
London, England
November 4th 1973
Late Show - Recorder 2
(Different recorder than "Obscured at the Rainbow")

Source: "Reeling In Pink Floyd "DVD 4 - Tape 13
Lineage: cass[low] > DAT@48khz > wav > shn@48khz --> Wav > ACL14 > Wav44 > CDWave > Flac

Objective was to use the channel with the best SQ, level a very large number of volume fluctuations, repair drop outs/downs, remove many distortions/crackles, as well as other targeted modifications. Artwork included.

1. Speak to Me 3:28
2. Breathe 2:52
3. On the Run 5:37
4. Time 5:27
5. Breathe (reprise) 1:02
6. The Great Gig in the Sky 6:17
7. Money 8:18
8. Us and Them 8:07
9. Any Colour You Like It 7:53
10. Brain Damage 3:36
11. Eclipse 1:48
12. Audience/Tuning 0:53
13. Obscured by Clouds 5:12
14. When You're In 8:59
Total Time 69:35

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Little Pieces Production (LPP)
Artwork Layout By Little Pieces

Some Notes:
This recorder/source contained hundreds of volume fluctuations with the left channel having the most severe fluctuations and drop outs/downs. Also, the left channel had a much higher hiss level. These fluctuations and difference in channel quality sort of obscured the fact that this was a mono recording. When you zoomed in on the waveform throughout, you could see that regardless of the level differences, the channels were identical. I went through the show and compared many segments and determined that the right channel, overall had better SQ and fewer and less extreme volume fluctuations. So with the exception of a few dropouts and the last 1:40 of track14,
I used the right channel for both channels.

A bit over a minute into track14-WYI, there is a 40 second segment of severe volume fluctuations. This small portion was divided into over 100 sections in order to level it out. The amount of increase at times required the use of the upper end of the EQ to remove some background noise in order to make the transitions transparent. Its still a bit chunky, but much much better than it was.

Manually removed a large number of distortions/crackles. I used a very modest amount of PEQ on selected parts.
Almost all were between 1-2db.

A line of noise around 15.7k could indicate a HI-FI gen. I diminished it some.

Chances are I'm forgetting something.