I'm not entirely sure what the ettiquete is with posting live recordings on this forum (most band fan forums have specific sections for unofficial live recordings, so it's obvious), but I think I've seen a couple posted in this section of the forum, so here we go.
A matrix of Mark Potter's wireless in-ear monitor feed mixed with an audience recording.
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A copy and paste of the info file is below:
Tuesday 22nd March 2011
National Indoor Arena (NIA), Birmingham, England
256 Kbit/Sec CBR MP3, 16Bit/44.1Khz
AUD Lineage.....: Church Audio CA-11 Cardioid > Church Audio ST-9100 pre-amp (Gain Knob @ 12'o'clock) > Zoom H2 (24Bit/48Khz)
IEM Lineage.....: Icom IC-R5 > Zoom H1 (16Bit/48Khz)
Post Lineage....: Adobe Audition 3 > CDWav > LameXP
Location........: Left side, seated, level with SBD.
I'm pretty sure this is Mark Potter's feed. Guitar is quite high in the mix, at any rate. Not a bad sounding feed though.
Unfortunately, 4 songs are AUD only. For Lippy Kids, Mirrorball & With Love it was may fault - I scanned away to a different feed with terrible reception and did not notice the reception failure for 3 songs. Tower Crane Driver because the feed had a metronome switched on. I tried a few things with it, but in the end, it sounded best when I just dropped the IEM out completely. So yeah.
Still, for most of the show when I'm on the right frequency, it's all pretty fucking nice. A few patches of interference, par for the course. No tech/band comments or chatter or spoken count-offs. There are some drumstick count-offs not sent through the main PA, but that's tiny minor.
AUD was pretty good all the way through. I was near a bunch of very well behaved patrons. Little bit of loud close clapping between songs, but not a lot.
Unfortunately the Bass was coming through the PA very loud and distorted in a few parts. This is reflected on the tape.
I applied a bit of EQ (mostly to reverse the EQ of the scanner, and take some of the bass distort out of the AUD), and no compression. You'll need to turn up your stereo a little, but it's so worth it. The dynamics on so many of their songs don't do well at all with lots of dynamic range compression. Starlings will basically blow your face off. The IEM is massively compressed already anyway from the scanner, so it helps to balance out during the quieter spoken sections between songs etc. A very rudimentary and uncontrolled (and unavoidable) form of Paralell Compression I suppose.
Like Kings of Leon, not a lot of stereo imaging or anything. Meh, oh well.
Lead Vocals are maybe a little low, but then again I usually think that lol.
D01T01 - Intro
D01T02 - The Birds
D01T03 - The Bones of You
D01T04 - Lippy Kids*
D01T05 - Mirrorball*
D01T06 - With Love*
D01T07 - Neat Little Rows
D01T08 - The Night Will Always Win
D01T09 - Great Expectations
D02T01 - Intro to
D02T02 - Grounds for Divorce
D02T03 - The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver*
D02T04 - Puncture Repair
D02T05 - Some Riot
D02T06 - Weather to Fly
D02T07 - Open Arms
D02T08 - Starlings
D02T09 - Station Approach
D02T10 - One Day Like This
Tracks named for CD breaks, these are only suggestions. All tracks play seamlessly.
* = AUD Only
-- Tailschao 2011-04-01 (This is not an April Fool)