on sunday I've taped my first gig and now I'm trying to understand what is wrong (or not) :-)
Could you give me some feedback? I'll try to share all the info about my record...
Gig: Bruce Springsteen, The River Tour, 2016-07-03. (NOTE: this record will never be shared because concerning a gig that will be official released on live.brucespringsteen.net. This is only a test for my rig)
Location: Milan (Italy), Meazza Stadium. Parterre/Public Admission/PA, midfield position on the left side of the stage.
Rig: AT853-C > CA-9200 > Sony M10 (Available but not used: AT853-SC, AT853-H)
CA-9200 setting: +15 dB
Sony M10 setting: near 4 (as level), 24bit, 96kHz
Track on test: The Rising
Splitted raw track (Audacity (32 bit) > Split > 24/96 flac): https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6770343/The%20Rising.flac
Normalized track (Audacity (32 bit) > Split > Stereo channels normalized independently > 16/44 flac): https://soundcloud.com/paulcayard/bruce-springsteen-the-river-tour-2016-07-03-milan-the-rising
- at the end of the track maybe I've moved my face away from the stack
- maybe I've swapped the channels (I didn't mark AT853 channels as left and right, so I put a temporary mark to find it after the gig. This mark went away, so I didn't know which mic I put on the left and which one was on the right. But it doesn't matter, this is only a test).
- channels have not the same sensitivity as showed here: http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=176617
- I think that I taped with a too low level (mean at near -18 dB instead of -12 dB, peak at 12 dB), so during acoustic session level was low. I've attached a screenshot of audacity to show you the level of a sample (if there is a graph or data that is useful to this analysis I can try to post in this thread...). Maybe it was low due to windshear + stealth hat... Or maybe my mics were not well positioned...
The question is: during the next tape shall I rise the level on Sony M10 (5? 6?) or shall I mantain the level near the "unity gain" of that recorder (3/4)?
Thanks a lot for any contribution!
EDIT #1: P.S.: a special thanks to MLKLuke for a lot of advices in the last 6 months!
EDIT #2: Added a second sample track (Audacity (32 bit) > Split > Stereo channels normalized independently > 16/44 flac): https://soundcloud.com/paulcayard/bruce-springsteen-the-river-tour-2016-07-03-milan-because-the-night