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Offline boomfizzle

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Hi all,
I taped my first Phish show Sunday night, DIN Nak300s (thanks for those, Goodcooker!) from in front of the 2nd relay tower, on the beach in AC.  DFC, about 75" high.

The files sound ok but I'm going back and forth on how much mastering is needed, if any.
Right now I have three versions of each set; one with channels summed/hard panned/gain added; another version of that one that I ran through Izotope RX7 for declick/phase/azimuth, and one that I had Ozone 9 remaster using a reference track from a AT4031 recording from the same night. 

link to the files (sorry, each is a 3gig 24bit WAV still) is https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Rzg8Cy8Xr3c8NC-FR9k5j07Fwc42O1bh?usp=sharing.

I've been combing TS for EQ and post-processing advice but ultimately I'm hoping for help from an experienced ear.  If anyone wouldn't mind, I'd love some help ensuring the best version of my pull ends up being seeded.  Thanks in advance!  Please let me know if I can do anything to make the review process easier.
Mics: NakCM300s |  AT853s 4.7k mod | AT2021s | Superlux S502mkii | Superscope EC-3S | Superscope EC-33S Recs: Zoom H6 | Tascam DR-22WL

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Re: Newb needs help deciding how much to master (Phish 8/15/21 AC)
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2021, 01:41:26 PM »
You should, at least, compress the files with FLAC. Maybe also select a short piece of the show (a few songs). That would make it a lot easier/quicker to download.

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Re: Newb needs help deciding how much to master (Phish 8/15/21 AC)
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2021, 05:07:03 PM »
I appreciate the suggestion; you were totally right, the files were too bulky.  Shortly after I made my post, I decided to knuckle up and get in there and start getting my hands dirty.  Thanks to some great Gutbucket posts about EQ, over several days of "careful render>export>A/B comparison>repeat," I think I'm pretty happy.  I'll be seeding it shortly. 
Mics: NakCM300s |  AT853s 4.7k mod | AT2021s | Superlux S502mkii | Superscope EC-3S | Superscope EC-33S Recs: Zoom H6 | Tascam DR-22WL

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Re: Newb needs help deciding how much to master (Phish 8/15/21 AC)
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2021, 05:37:52 PM »

Right now I have three versions of each set; one with channels summed/hard panned/gain added;
Do you really mean summed? That would be a pair of identical channels/mono, how could that be panned?
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Re: Newb needs help deciding how much to master (Phish 8/15/21 AC)
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2021, 07:34:54 AM »
All Phish recordings are self-mastering.
Place them in a cool dark place overnight and, voila' , by morning all will be revealed.

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Re: Newb needs help deciding how much to master (Phish 8/15/21 AC)
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2021, 01:22:25 PM »

Right now I have three versions of each set; one with channels summed/hard panned/gain added;
Do you really mean summed? That would be a pair of identical channels/mono, how could that be panned?


Nope, that's my bad on the jargon.  Two separate mics, 2 mono files joined to stereo.
Mics: NakCM300s |  AT853s 4.7k mod | AT2021s | Superlux S502mkii | Superscope EC-3S | Superscope EC-33S Recs: Zoom H6 | Tascam DR-22WL

 

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