I’ve just finished uploading my first ever concert recording to Archive.org. A few of my favorite bands are taper-friendly, meaning they allow fans to bring audio recorders to shows and share recordings with other fans. Typically the only restriction is that you can’t sell the audio, which seems more than fair.
So with that, I bring you Mike Doughty’s Band, recorded live at the Williamsburg Music Hall in Brooklyn, New York on April 10, 2008. This is my first concert recording, but I think it came out quite well. I attribute that almost entirely to the Sony PCM-D50 digital audio recorder I was using. I used the internal mics, stood by the back of the room, and pointed the recorder at the stage.
I was quite happy withe clarity and volume of the recording. The only problems I’ve had involve uploading the files properly to Archive.org… I’m pretty sure I must have done something wrong with the file naming, because while the FLAC versions of the songs have metadata like song titles, the MP3 and OGG Vorbis files do not.
Anyway, have a listen and let me know what you think.