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  posted on 7/13/2007 at 01:22 PM
What kind of tape recording equipment was used back before concert audience taping became popular? Were those huge microphone stands (as seen in GD taper sections) used at the time?

Obviously there was a variety as some audience recordings sounded great and others sounded muddy or worse.

 

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  posted on 7/13/2007 at 03:20 PM
In the early '80s this was the state of the art digital recording rig.
Imagine lugging this to shows.

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  posted on 7/13/2007 at 03:36 PM
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I have some Zeppelin and Floyd "bootlegs" on vinyl that sound like they were recorded on a crappy cassette deck in some chicks purse. I have one Zeppelin that I am sure is a soundboard recording, called "Going to California". The best sounding Floyd one is called "Dark Side of the Moo" from the animals tour. Havn't played none of them in over a decade... I got some Dead shows on vinyl and cassette that sound both crappy and good. Love em still...part of growing up

 

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  posted on 7/13/2007 at 04:34 PM
If you were either 'in' or very lucky, you had a good reel to reel (either stealth with good mics hidden somewhere or just some crappy mic, not caring how crappy it sounded... the first instant lives). There were cassettes then, but pretty low fidelity for the 'common fan' in that time period, and there were little dinky reel to reels that were used also. The good ABB stuff was 2 track reel to reel from the board. Lots of radio boots from those days too. Love a good radio broadcast.

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  posted on 7/13/2007 at 06:02 PM
Most of the stuff I've heard from those days are from hand held cassette recorders, and as early as 1980 I have a few shows recorded with win Realistic mikes into a cassette deck, not bad recordings at all.

 

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