2013-06-21 - Hellfest Open Air 2013, Clisson, France Source 1-S2
Information Avantasia bootleg Hellfest Open Air 2013, France Source 1 & 2
Audience recording. The show will be taped by Philip Mèxes with a H2N Zoom device.
Equipment: H2N Zoom device -> WAV (PCM S16 LE, 44100kHz/16 bit).
This is the master edition, the raw file in one track, not encoded.
Master size, both sources: 992 MB.
Total playing time: 1 hr 38 min 10 sec
Source 1: 7-7,5
Source 2: 6 (a 7 in slow songs)
I just checked my bootleg recording and surprisingly it seemed it is not that distorted that I thought, despite a very bad position with too near to the speakers. I used a limiter setting and reduced mic level as much as possible. Loudness can be raised a little bit with tools later, but not much distortion. It's really a surprise to me that it worked this time and from this bad position. I didn't listen completely to all and 1 has little distotion in double bass, but the other one has not. So I would rate one as 8-8,5 and the other one as 7,5-8.
Now, I checked the bootlegs again a little more and source 1 also has a little distortion in double bass songs, but less than source 2. But it simply didn't sound better for my own ears where I was. Bass drums are simply too loud especially in festivals from near position and that settings reduces such distortions.
Comments about the show
The source 1 sounds very low but nice. There is a little distortion in fast songs with double bass, but only in some parts, probably the wind also affected the recording. The second source has more distortion in fastest tracks, the first one is much better.