Notes, comments and mutterings from Stewart who likes to pretend that he's a sound engineer
Recording problems this year.
About 15 minutes before the concert, I
found my trusty Marantz recording deck wouldn't record. After
fiddling with it right up until the concert started, I pulled out my
backup recorder, a Zoom H4....Which I Had Never Used Before. I spent the
next 20 minutes in the dark figuring out how to record with it.
Meanwhile Bob Beimers, a Broadway stage foreman who's surely seen much
worse disasters than this, plopped his recorder on the the stage and
got the first 3 acts. Thank YOU, Bob! After that I was rattled
but OK, as the H4 did a decent job.
** My apologies to the following
people that I missed getting a shot of (and so had to crib from last
year or have no pic at all): Bob Beimers, Tony & Lynn Hughes, Jody
Kruskal. Also, David Colpitts and Keith Shackleton for whom I
have no picture at all. As I've explained, I was more than a
little rattled.....and, in some cases, it was because your act was so
mesmerizing I forgot to take a picture!
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but the .WAVs (CD Quality here) are better sound fidelity & quality
The original master recording was done 96kHz/24 bit sound, a whole lot better
standard CD quality (which is 14.1kHz/16bit) with studio grade field
equipment (a Zoom H4 recorder and a Rode NT4 stereo mike), and you
can order up a data CD from me with the full resolution tracks on it...email@example.com
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so PLEASE fill it in legibly, correctly and completely...and for group accts, please list everyone in the act!