Audio Recordings

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

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

CD 2

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

Version 2

Taper's Notes : Second recording with my newly bought gear, the AT831's and the SP-SPSB-8 battery box. I set the gain at 20 on the Edirol, knowing that 14 was not good per the previous night's recording. The VU meter peaked mostly around -8 dB, though a handful of times it would get up to -6 dB. This is a much more upfront, less echo-y recording than the previous night. It helped that I had much better seats and a clearer shot at aiming at the PA stacks. Unfortunately, from where I sat, there was some distortion in the mid-ranges which is present on Eddie's guitar, and where there are heavy vocals such as the chorus of Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love. This has nothing to do with my volume adjustment, as the distortion is definitely there on my master WAV's. Nothing I can do about that. Overall I think it's a pretty good recording. One thing to note is that during Unchained, security came around to pretty much right where I was sitting because some jack-offs were sitting in the wrong seats, and the people who did have those seats were claiming them. I don't know why it took until the middle of the concert for this to happen. Anyway with security right near me I contorted my body to make sure they didn't see my mics which were sticking out of my shirt, which affected the sound quality. My heart was definitely in my throat though!

This was definitely a weaker performance than 1/10. The crowd was not as into it, and you could feel that it was just less intense. DLR did ad lib a little more off the cuff though, and he changed up the story preceding "Ice Cream Man." Eddie's guitar tuning was really awful in spots, and "Romeo Delight" was an overall disastrous performance, where you can twice hear where they were pumping in background vocals prematurely.

Frequency Analysis