Yeah, in comparison to the third sample, neither of the first two sound well-balanced. I actually hadn't thought about trying to EQ each channel separately for things like this, so maybe I'll give that a shot, too.
After going through most of my tapes, I think, for most part, it's related to people around me acting as sound dampers. For the majority of my
shows I'm in the balcony and the seats are tiered enough that my the way my mics are mounted puts them above everyone in front of me--like in the third sample above. Fixing these shows has been easier. In the past, I just went by ear, which isn't precise enough. So going through and balancing them in WaveLab as Gordon suggested has proved beneficial.
On the other hand, the biggest offenders that I have problems with, as in the first two samples, are at shows where there were lots of people in front of me that were at or above mic-level--one show was super
and the mics were mounted lower than normal, and several others were taped from the floor, and I'm on the shorter side of things. Maybe I'd have
to EQ the dampened channel separately in those cases? Bass usually isn't effected, but mids and treble usually are.
Here's a sample from way earlier in the night. Barely anyone was in the venue--nevermind on the floor--and I think it sounds better. In comparison to the third sample I posted earlier, it still sounds like it favors the right channel. Again, though, WaveLab says the right channel is the quieter channel. http://www.mediafire.com/file/dha518xlk29bat1/
I might need to be more certain that my mics are as close to facing the same axis as possible. There are times where the mids and treble seems to come through more clearly in the left channel, probably related to my head swiveling.