For Yourself True VR Environments Recorded Over 25+ Year
Period Using Custom Made Sonic Studios Mic Systems
& Live Performance Pages
Download MP3 Files FIRST (right-button 'save target
as' on PC) as the CONCERT length files are LARGE and download
is much faster if first saving these files to your computer
or hand-held wireless devices.
DSM recordings are naturally encoded with full multi-channel
ambient surround-sound of the environment in which they're
below are all made using DSM 2-channel mics
direct to an analog cassette, but mostly using digital
DAT, MD, and the newer audio flash card 24bit HD decks.
Then the master recordings are transferred as wav file
format before MP3 encoding for uploading to this site.
about the specific recording equipment used in the notes
(plain text) accompanying each music or sound file.
downloading various tracks of interest, then directly
burning a CD or DVD jukebox audio disc for playing on
any CD/DVD/Blueray DVD players.
on open-air (way better than closed) or ear-bud type
headphones (avoid noise canceling type phones), 2-channel
stereo speaker, and surround multi-channel speaker systems.
for best imaging speaker alignment.
recorded 2-channel stereo will playback the exact as-heard
360 degree surround sound the recordist experienced
during the live event on all 4, 5.1, 6.1, and 7.1 cinema
type video playback systems with Dolby Pro Logic II or
DTS NEO-6 decoder turned on! Suggest using the MUSIC MODE
setting on Dolby and DTS decoders for natural sound without
There are many live sound types and interests.
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other method of recording live environmental sound consistently
captures virtual reality like DSM systems
there again, or maybe for the first time!
over 13 years Sound-Ideas and associated recordists use
2 & 4 Channel DSM stereo-surround mics
files to play(DVD-Audio
authoring software required)
Audience digital recording done with full fidelity Stereo-Surround
of progressive rock, YES have achieved worldwide success with a history
spanning 45 years and 20 studio albums.
The band's current line-up consists of singer Jon Davison, bassist Chris
Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, and keyboardist Geoff
YES alumni are Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Bill Bruford, Trevor Horn, Trevor
Rabin, Billy Sherwood, Tony Kaye, Peter Banks, Patrick Moraz, Benoit David,
Oliver Wakeman, Igor Khoroshev and Tom Brislin.
The band is known for its expansive songs, esoteric lyrics, elaborate album
art and live stage sets.
here's the scoop: You're now auditing the rarest YES musical concert
1971 was the only time they publicly jammed that he knew of. It's incredible,
but YES actually stepped onto the Butterfly's stage to join in on their
final song (Goodbye Jam). Most fans expect YES in concert will duplicate
the same note-for-note exactitude of their studio songs. They've always
been like a classical musicians never deviating from what they composed.
But not this time!!
Although I would hope otherwise, this may be the first & last time
they step out onto the musical tightrope. The band goes off script throughout
the show, but, the really obvious places are towards the end of Siberian
Khatru, Owner of a lonely Heart & the absolute standout being the
last two minutes of Starship Trooper that closes the show with a bang.
The audience was blown away & the band did the slowest retreat from
the stage you're likely to see, but not before Chris Squire blew a few
kisses to everyone. America's the home of the jam & YES delivered
the unexpected goods that night. Audience erupted with massive approval.
For me, the show really took off with the 9th song (CD2 TR 1) South
Side OF The Sky.
YES was warmed up at this point and they tapped into flow/band unity
and the result was an insanely good in-the-pocket dead-on groove with
this song. You'll hear it as they swing it. . . . . .
my final take on Starship Trooper is pay attention to the 6:15 time
interval approximately, where Howe starts to step out. To use a horse
race metaphor, Steve's coming in the final turn & starting to
move forward on the outside of the pack. Around 8:33 he slams his
guitar accelerator to the floor & you're in for a treat. You may
likely conclude Howe's soloing is the most masterful, classiest &
best two minutes of improvisation you've heard. Facing the stage,
Howe was on the left & Squire on the right. When Steve started
to peak, he ran over to the keyboard bank & drums and with his
back to the equipment, ripped off the improv like a gunslinger. Chris
seeing Steve's uncharacteristic enthusiasm, raced over to be another
side-by-side brother in arms closing the show.
was my final recording by my Sony D8 DAT recorder. I used Audacity
to cut tracks & amplify them. The wav file I recorded with my
Roland R-05 came from my new Sony PCM-R500 DAT deck via a converter.
I used Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio 10 for burning. I really like
this program & the cheapest way to get it is a download from
Amazon for $22. Sony site wants $60 . Here's the big tip regarding
Sound Forge: download the audio enhancer pug-in and install it.
I won't go into the burning nightmare I struggled with, but just
install the plug-in & you'll do fine. Disks used: professional
grade Taiyo Yuden. Refrained from using a Sharpie or label on disks
because of big federal archivist said that to do so would risk damaging
contents. Didn't have any dual type cases & that's why you're
this recording, You're getting everything just the way it went
down. I chopped out nothing. All dead time intact. The mix includes
the two Budweiser quaffing blabber mouth guys on my right who
couldn't stop talking. Nashville's Ryman Auditorium has assigned
seating so I couldn't relocate. It is what it is. The Ryman
has terrific acoustics in general with the balcony being the
best. I was situated on the main floor roughly center &
in the very back beneath the overhanging balcony. The sound
although not optimal, was still good. I knew from reading reviews
YES would play 2 hours. I had a 2-hour tape & would be cutting
it close. When the band left the stage before the encore, I
let the tape roll for awhile until I realized their return wouldn't
be swift. I hit the pause button & that was the only very
brief edit I made. I was extraordinarily lucky to capture Howe's
brilliant guitar progressions because the Kao tape had an extra
2.5 minutes! Worst case, I might have missed 1-3 notes.
You can always rip fro those CDs if you want only the songs
without the sea of hubbub.
I've always like audience recorded shows with the omnipresent
fizz of multiple conversations. And some people only want board
recordings, which sometime sound a bit sterile without some
audience atmosphere mixed in. I'm good with either approach.
. . . .
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Steve Howe: lead guitar, vocals
Alan White: drums
Geoff Downes: keyboards
Jon Davison: new non-original lead vocalist, acoustic guitar
2010 USA AC / DC CONCERT
band performance at weak sound venue.
was recorded at a bit too distant position from sound stage
. So instead of posting raw sound samples, in this case
I've boost enhanced the bass & highs with custom adjustable
filter software editing as shown in the CEP filter graph
screenshots at right.
AC/DC concert recording really sounds GREAT!!!
Bartholomew (born December 24, 1920, Edgard, Louisiana)
is a musician, band leader, composer and arranger,
prominent in the music of New Orleans throughout the
second half of the 20th century. His band consisted
of himself, drummers Terces LaBune and Randy Quinson
and guitarists Larry Sands and Samuel Kane.
first learned to play the tuba but the trumpet later
became his main instrument. His professional career
began in New Orleans, when he put together a group
that included Alvin 'Red' Tyler, Earl Palmer and Lee
External video Oral History, Dave Bartholomew shares
early moments of his life story. interview date March
27, 2003, NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants)
Oral History Library
began recording in 1947 for De Luxe Records, but the
company folded and he received little recognition.
In 1949, however, he began working with Lew Chudd's
Imperial Records as an arranger, bandleader and talent
scout. He produced hits from Earl King, Tommy Ridgley,
Robert Parker, Frankie Ford, Chris Kenner, Smiley
Lewis, Shirley & Lee and Fats Domino, among others.
He was responsible for the arrangements on the Fats
Domino hits in the 1950s including the best seller
"Blueberry Hill". He left Imperial in the
mid-1960s and moved between several labels, including
his own Broadmoor Records (named for his neighborhood
of New Orleans, Broadmoor).
of 2009 he is still involved in the music business
and releasing recordings of his own. He also plays
traditional jazz trumpet at Preservation Hall, despite
his millionaire status.
John "Mac" Rebennack, Jr. (born November 21,
1940), better known by the stage name Dr. John (also Dr.
John Creaux, or Dr. John the Night Tripper), is an American
singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist, whose music
combines blues, pop, jazz as well as zydeco, boogie woogie
and rock and roll.
as a session musician since the late 1950s, he came
to wider prominence in the early 1970s with a wildly
theatrical stage show inspired by medicine shows, Mardi
Gras costumes and voodoo ceremonies. Rebennack has recorded
over 20 albums and in 1973 scored a top-20 hit with
the jaunty funk-flavored "Right Place Wrong Time",
still perhaps his best-known song.
winner of six Grammy Awards, Rebennack was inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by singer John Legend
on Monday, March 14, 2011
with good to excellent recording quality as first
10-15 minutes a lot of stuff happened until getting
an acceptable place and recording setting. About half
way into the fist set the audience decided against
the dance floor chair seating removing every chair,
including my own, from the dance floor. As the crowd
danced, I took my chair and sat drectly at the piano's
end directly facing Dr. John. He took a very long
look at me seated there staring at him, but decided
after a few seconds I meant no harm continuing without
a second look.
pair is probably one of the best-known performers around.
They have created a unique style that combines country,
bluegrass, folk and jazz. They are kept busy throughout
the year playing different venues, and enjoy teaming up
together to present their special brand of music for festivals,
schools, theatres and house concerts.
20, 1995 Coos Bay Library Oregon USA
broke into the music business as a studio musician
with Bob Dylan, going on to perform with Willie Nelson,
Emmylou Harris, Chet Atkins and other music legends.
known as an innovative guitarist, performs with a variety
of ensembles, including his own jazz group the Dean Magraw
Quartet, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the experimental
folk-jazz fusion trio Eight-Head, the Celtic band Jacobeats,
and several mainstream jazz ensembles. He has also appeared
on "A Prairie Home Companion.
and Ostroushko joined forces in 1991 to release the
album "DUO," which was named one of the "10
Best Albums of the Year" by TowerPulse! Magazine.
. . 150-240Kbps VBR MP3 . . . 117 MEG . . . 100:18 Min. . .
In the Summer Rain
(no kidding!) .
. . 1994 Autzen Stadium Eugene Oregon . . . Recorded
with Sonic Studios DSM-6S/M
+ GUY HRTF Baffle
DC Servo Preamp + Sony TCD-D7 DAT
1986 Kuumbwa continues to present jazz
and educational programs all while developing an international
reputation for artistic excellence and establishing
ourselves as a major arts institution in Santa Cruz
County. Artists presented in this time-period include
McCoy Tyner, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, Pharoah
Sanders, Betty CarterHenry Threadgill and hundreds more.
comes from as the National Endowment for the Arts, the
California Arts Council, the Packard Foundaton, the
newly formed Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County and
the Santa Cruz City Arts Commission.
The first big remodel space is taken from
the building next door and the stage is shifted 45 degrees
from the original stage right. Funding from the Packard
Foundation helps us buy a new Yamaha C7 grand piano,
sound equipment, and chairs, increasing our seating
capacity from 150 to 200 seats. The Cedar Walton Trio
is our opening concert in the new venue
with Cecil Taylor soon to follow giving that new
piano a serious initiation into jazz!
1991 The club continues with weekly concerts
featuring major jazz artists on Monday nights and *local
musicians on Friday nights*.
In 1990 a series of special events is presented to commemorate
Kuumbwas 15th Anniversary.
47th Annual Roseburg Oregon Arts Festival has great food court
with music on the Main Stage.
time it's the band FLASHBACK with a great mix of vintage Rock
favorites recorded with one of SonicStudios.com's headworn
DSM-6S/EH + WHB/N
+ M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 flash deck systems and Panasonic's
tiny DMC-ZS3 point-n-shoot
music is performed on great sounding acoustical instruments.
DSM mic systems excel at multitrack
recording each instrument exactly 'as
heard live,' not the usual colored
'instrument sound' of conventional mono/stereo studio
microphone recordings. Give a listen to the true sound
of Collings exceptional guitars/mandolins.
on photo below to visit Collings Guitar Web Site
recorded all selections using DSM multitrack
method. This is the recording of each song playing
a solo Collings instrument in a different relative position
using the stationary DSM
HRTF baffle mic, then mixing all stereo tracks
together to naturally sound simultaneous.
United States Air Force Band of the Golden West appears
through the couresy of the Commander, Air Mobility Command.
If you have comments on the performance, please write
to: General duncan J. McNabb, Commander; 402 Scott Drive,
Unit 3EC, Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225-5310
Partial of total program VBR MP3 encoded from high
definition 24bit/88.2k stereo-surround master. Recorded
left of center 2nd row audience; see photo. 50+ very
mature enthusiastic audience filled ~90% 1000 maximum.
note the 3.5 min VBR MP3, and longer, higher quality
encoded vorbis.OGG file, and extremely large master
quality wav extended versions of TRITTICO (3rd movement).
September 15, 2006 Culvers Restaurant,
driving by Culvers after all day errands in neighboring
city Roseburg, heard the clear sound of a trumpet sounding
through the open doors.
new group to the area was playing and the owners had
thrown wide the antique 'meat market' doors giving the
dinner crowd and surrounding area a few entertaining
hours. I arrived near the end of the first set and found
the best seat in the house near the side wall (see
photo view) recording this impromptu demo collection
of cover songs.
All Paul Bailey Recordings used Sonic
Studios recording equipment: DSM-6S/H
surround-stereo microphone + GUY
HRTF Baffle + PA-24NJ
mic preamp. + Sony PCM-M1 DAT or Edirol R-1
deck. Request 78 Minute CD of Jerry Kuderna's
for $12.00 USD + Shipping
($3.00 in USA)
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HORSE TEA & COFFEE COMPANY LIVE PERFORMANCE
in 2-channel (stereo) surround with Sonic Studios DSM
HRTF system (shown at left)
withSonic Studiios HRTF GUY baffle (at left in above
photo) wearing DSM-6S/H + WHB windscreen'd mic + PA-24XP/B
Preamplifier into M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 deck at 24bit/88.2K;
then coverted to 24bit/44.1K and MP3 VBR encoded
Matthews Brown (October 13, 1926
July 2, 2002) was an influential American
jazz double bassist, known for extensive
work with Oscar Peterson among many
major early influence on Brown's bass playing
was the bassist in the Duke Ellington band,
Jimmy Blanton. As a young man Ray Brown
became steadily more well known in the Pittsburgh
jazz scene, with his first experiences playing
in bands with the Jimmy Hinsley Sextet and
the Snookum Russell band. After graduating
from high school, hearing stories about
the burgeoning jazz scene on 52nd Street,
in New York City, he bought a one way ticket
to New York. Arriving in New York at the
age of twenty, he met up with Hank Jones,
with whom he had previously worked, and
was introduced to Dizzy Gillespie, who was
looking for a bass player. Gillespie hired
Brown on the spot and he soon played with
such established musicians as Art Tatum
and Charlie Parker.
1946 to 1951 he played in Gillespie's band.
Brown, along with the vibraphonist Milt
Jackson, drummer Kenny Clarke, and the pianist
John Lewis formed the rhythm section of
the Gillespie band. Lewis, Clarke and Jackson
eventually formed the Modern Jazz Quartet.
Brown became acquainted with singer Ella
Fitzgerald when she joined the Gillespie
band as a special attraction for a tour
of the southern United States in 1947.
The two married that year, and together
they adopted a child born to Fitzgerald's
half-sister Frances, whom they christened
Ray Brown, Jr. Fitzgerald and Brown divorced
Don't Know Me"
DSM-6S/H + PA-12 Preamp + WM-D6C Cassette
Harris was an American jazz pianist known
for his warm sound and blues and gospel
infused style that is known as soul jazz.
From 1956 to 1970, he played in The Three
Sounds trio with bassist Andy Simpkins and
drummer Bill Dowdy. WikipediaBorn: September
1, 1933, Benton Harbor
Died: January 16, 2000, Boise
LOERBER, BRIAN BROMBERG@1991
Mount Hood Jazz Festival
these selections kindly sent by Mike Albright.
Recorded using headworn DSM-6S/M & 6S/L mics directly
into TCD-D7/D3 portable DAT decks or Sony PCM-M10
in honor of a sketch by the Monty Python comedy
troupe, this 4-piece band of Santa Barbara, CA
high school cronies came to be known as Toad the
Wet Sprocket in 1986. To this day, their mellow,
melodic folk-pop sound made them one of the most
successful alternative rock bands of the early
Breuker Kollectief Johnny D's Uptown Lounge
MA USA, September 22, 2004 - Founded in 1974, the Willem Breuker
Kollektief has been bringing their joyous and virtuosic blend
of jazz, European traditions and Dutch humor to a worldwide
audience for well over 25 years now.
has any band, inside or outside jazz, combined instrumental
virtuosity and antic irreverence so thoroughly."
de Jonge, piano
Rob Verdurmen, drums
Arjen Gorter, double bass
Andy Bruce, trombone
Bernard Hunnekink, trombone & tuba
Breuker, saxes & clarinets
Hermine Deurloo, alto sax & harmonica
Maarten van Norden, tenor sax
Andy Altenfelder, trumpet
Boy Raaymakers, trumpet
more than three decades, saxophonist-clarinetist-composer
Willem Breuker and his 11-member Amsterdam-based Kollektief
have been a leading force in European new jazz.
circus of sounds and stage high jinks punctuate their improvised
music--one minute mining a hot Euro-jazz groove, the next
tearing into classical repertoire with vaudevillian bliss.
Kollektief, one of the most refreshing large ensembles on
either side of the Atlantic, has intrigued global audiences
since 1974. Its joyous big-band sound, the eclecticism and
complexity of Breuker's compositions, and the dependable tightness
of the ensemble continue to inspire musicians worldwide.
Sent in by kind Sonic Studios customer; . Likely recorded 2004
at Johnny D's, Sommerville, MA USA;
1st row audience with headworn DSM-6S/M into DAT or MD deck.
is from inexpensive mono sound, VGA video handheld
Panasonic FX12 still camera.
camera mono audio substituted in post edit for high
quality headworn DSM-6S/L
mic + PA-24-X
preamp + Microtrack
1 line level input 24bit - 88.2K mode stereo-surround
was converted to 24bit/44.1K for marrying to split-audio video
file, then entire video project converted to MPEG-2 file and
uploaded to YouTube.
nice to have a moving image, mostly with barely OK but, sometimes
very good quality audio in the highly accessible 'YouTube'
enjoy both presentations.
Date: 6/18/02 9:48:22 PM Pacific
From: -firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark Ragsdale)
Reply-to: -email@example.com (Mark Ragsdale)
You mentioned that you may want to put some
of the bagpipe files on your website
and I thought you might want the performers name. He is Greg
Campbell from Stillwater Oklahoma. He is a former Vet
Med Professor from Oklahoma State University. The recording
was made at the Marland Mansion in Ponca City Oklahoma.
I used the DSM
6S/M with a LiteGUY
on a Shure S15A 15' aluminum telescoping stand with a Sharp