Hey, my name is Corey D. I am going to be following my favorite band here pretty soon and have access to the funds to be able to buy the equipment needed to do good quality tapings. I don't have the knowledge of what is needed yet and am turning to the experienced people here on Tapersection. I am going to be Live Streaming from my phone which will be connected to a tascam. Other than that what I am looking for is a fully functional good to go Plug and Play rig that is easy to use and has auto adjust levels. Ideally something I could leave at the soundboard spot and click record and be able to go do my thing. MONEY IS NOT AN ISSUE. I am looking for the best I can get for the most part im just not sure if something like this exist. Please help!
Is your favorite band, Ween? And, if so, are you going to be in Vegas...if so, come see me. Pretty sure I saw a post like this on the W.A.S. I'm happy to show you the ropes. I'll be there as soon as doors open.
An "All in one" option really isn't what you are looking for. Can you make an "OK" recording with an all in one option, yes...can you make a great one like that...nope.
My rig is pretty minimal. Once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy to get very close to "plug and play" ...there will be some plugging, and there will be some un-plugging...but I can put up and tear down my entire rig in less than 10 minutes (combined). More like 5, but sometimes beer gets in the way.
Since you're looking at "cost is no option" and you want "plug and play" I'd personally go with some Schoeps caps (MK4/MK41...I'm not 100% sure what would be best) > cables > Naiant IPA > Recorder (Sony M10 if you can find one..or since cost is no opeion a Sony D100 which gives you more room to upgrade). You're looking at around $2000-ish for that set up. Maybe a little less maybe a little more. Cables might add a little to that so maybe more. MK4/MK41 caps with the rest of that rig are going to make some insanely good recordings...and again if you're into Ween you don't really have to worry about crappy sound with Kirk at the wheel. I've been to some horrible sounding venues and Kirk pulls some serious shit out of his ass.
Anyways, this rig is SUPER small and very easy to set up. The caps are very small an will take less than a minute to get on your stand (trust me you NEED a stand), those will hook up to some cables between the capsules and the IPA. From there a simple 1/8" cable will take you to your recorder. When you're looking for "automatic levels" your really can get close by guessing. I have my rig dialed enough that I feel pretty comfortable setting my levels a little low and hitting record before the show even begins and knowing I'll go home with something useful (I likely will have to increase the levels in post a little).
One thing I should mention is it sounds like you might want to set up your gear and then go party. If you REALLY want to KEEP your gear I'd refrain from a lot of partying. People (especially drunk/high ones) tend to be attracted by the "antenna's" and "pretty lights." If you really want to get into this hobby there might be some sacrifices you need to make. Doesn't mean you can enjoy a few drinks/other substances, but you might need to stay near your equipment.
Good luck. Feel free to IM me with more questions, especially if you're planning on taping Ween on a regular basis.