Audio Recordings

Van Halen
1 October 2007
Wachovia Center
Philadelphia, PA, United States
2 CDs
P-CMC-2 (AT831's with low sensitivity mod)>SP-SPSB-8

CD 1

1. FM Promo
2. You Really Got Me
3. I'm the One
4. Runnin' With the Devil
5. Romeo Delight
6. Somebody Get Me a Doctor
7. Beautiful Girls
8. Dance the Night Away
9. Atomic Punk
10. Everybody Wants Some!!
11. So This Is Love?
12. Mean Street
13. Oh, Pretty Woman
14. Drum Solo
15. Unchained

CD 2

1. I'll Wait
2. And the Cradle Will Rock...
3. Hot for Teacher
4. Little Dreamer
5. Little Guitars
6. Jamie's Cryin'
7. Ice Cream Man
8. Panama
9. Guitar Solo
10. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
11. 1984
12. Jump

Version 2.
Taper's notes :
This was the first recording with my newly bought gear, the AT831's and the SP-SPSB-8 battery box. I purchased the low-sensitivity modification on the mics which maybe I shouldn't have done. I set the gain at 14 on the Edirol, which was a good level for the AT853's and beyerdynamic MV100 preamp I had been borrowing from my Police trading buddy K.D. However, that gain was too low for this. I decided to set the levels and forget about it in the bathroom, and unfortunately it was only topping out at -20 dB. It also didn't help I was up against the back wall of the arena on the left side, underneath press boxes which formed a little awning over our row. I was also fiddling with the mics from time to time, which is why you'll hear them bumping around. And, I had to keep contorting my body to account for the many jerks around me. The guy right next to me screamed in my ear all night, and everyone had to walk in front of me to go up and down the steps for beer. It seemed like the entire section was doing everything possible to ruin my enjoyment of the show. In any event, this came out clear, but also quiet and distant. I had to boost the volume +17 on Goldwave to get it to as loud as possible without clipping. The end result is an alright, distant, echo-y recording that's an alternate source for collectors. As far as the actual show goes, please read my review on

Fortunately, I did have the presence of mind to record an FM promo off 102.9 WMGK here in Philly on August 17, 2007, the day before the Philly tickets went onsale on August 18, 2007.

Frequency Analysis