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Spring '77 Tour - Batch #1

Sign-up Deadline is April 30, 1999

April 25, 1977
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, N.J.

and

April 26, 1977
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, N.J.


Performances:

April 25, 1977 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, N. J.

Set 1
New Minglewood Blues
Deal
Mama Tried
They Love Each Other
Looks Like Rain
Peggy-O
Lazy Lightnin' >
Supplication
Ship Of Fools
Estimated Prophet
Brown Eyed Women
The Music Never Stopped (cut)

Set 2
Scarlet Begonias >
Fire On The Mountain
Samson And Delilah
Terrapin Station >
Playing In The Band >
Drums >
Wharf Rat >
Playing In The Band

Encore: U. S. Blues


April 26, 1977 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, N. J.

Recorded from the 1st row center!

Set 1
Bertha (fades in)
Me And My Uncle
It Must Have Been The Roses
Cassidy
Tennessee Jed
Big River
Friend Of The Devil
Estimated Prophet
Deal

Set 2
Good Lovin'
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo
Dancin' In The Streets >
Drums >
Eyes Of The World >
Samson And Delilah
Stella Blue >
Sugar Magnolia

No encore.


Tape History:

I also want to keep you up-to-date as to the progress of my conversions for these '77 analog masters I have to the digital domain.  I have almost a complete set of CD's made up for most of my masters, so I don't need to keep using them as they are getting old and deteriorating rapidly. Besides, they leave a residue on my cassette decks heads.  I have to clean my heads every time I play just one tape.

1st a little of the process I've been going through to do said conversions. I'm working with "Cool Edit96","GoldWave" and others to get it to my computer as well as edit the "wav" files and then burn to CD. I then do a optical (digital) connection recording, from my CD player to my DAT deck or straight from my computer to my DAT deck with the digital I/O on my soundcard.

After finding the right levels I got 4/26/77 to sound pretty good with only minor editing by way of equalizing. It sounded good on my computer as "wav" files. Making the burn to CD the 1st couple of times resulted in a slightly distorted, along with a touch of hiss, on the finished product. To get rid of the distortion I lowered the volume along the entire waveform and burned another CD. The levels are a tad low, but this result was much better.

On 4/25/77, I changed the sound from the original even more. The result is less background noise. 4/25/77 still is energetic sounding. It by no means is as good as 4/26 in quality, but I don't. think this circulates in any better quality. If anyone has a good aud master of 4/25/77, I'd be interested to hear it.

I then decided to buy a "Turtle Beach Fiji w/digital I/O" soundcard. Boy what a difference! The analog > digital conversion (as well as other areas) was much better on the new card vs. my old "Creative Ensoniq" card. I started the process over, but this time with less trial & error.

So what did I do you ask? The specs were:

4/25/77

1)  Sony 3-head cassette deck (TC-K615S) > 10 band equalizer, "eq". The "eq" settings:

       31Hz  62Hz  125Hz  250Hz  500Hz  1kHz  2kHz  4kHz  8kHz  16kHz
Left:  13db  13db   13db   13db   13db  13db  12db  11db  10db    9db
Right: 13db  13db   13db   13db   13db  12db  10db  10db  10db    9db


2)  > My computer using "CoolEdit96".

3)  "CoolEdit96" noise reduction, just to remove some of the hiss & a little background noise, (after "Get Noise Profile from Selection").

Noise Reduction Level = 7
FTP size = 8192
Number of statistical snapshots in profile = 96
Precision Factor = 10
Smoothing Amount = 1
Transition With = 0 db

4)  In "GoldWave" I echoed as follows:

Delay(s) = 0.100
Volume (%) = 20
Reverb = unchecked

5)  Then I used "GoldWave's Dynamics" for amplitude of the dynamic range. I used the preset of "Soft Clip" which maintains the nice rounded waveform curve from top to bottom.

6)  And finally I normalized, lowered and raised the volume (around 0.750db) where needed so the waveform was more uniform. The entire process takes days for just one show. This seems to give the best results. Their are hundreds or more combinations of these settings, but I think the above works best on 4/25.


4/26/77

1) Sony 3-head cassette deck (TC-K615S) > 10 band equalizer, "eq". The "eq" settings:

       31Hz  62Hz  125Hz  250Hz  500Hz  1kHz  2kHz  4kHz  8kHz  16kHz
Left:  13db  13db   13db   13db   13db  13db  12db  11db  10db    9db
Right: 13db  13db   13db   13db   13db  12db  10db  10db  10db    9db

 
2)  > My computer using "CoolEdit96".

3)  "CoolEdit96" noise reduction, just to remove some of the hiss, (after "Get Noise Profile from Selection").

Noise Reduction Level = 5
FTP size = 8192
Number of statistical snapshots in profile = 96
Precision Factor = 10
Smoothing Amount = 1
Transition With = 0 db

4) CoolEdit96's "normalize" at 95%.


MAKING INTO DIGITAL MEDIA

After the above I did the following to make the CDR seeds:

1) Used "CDwav" to split the tracks.
2) Made the burn at 2x's speed using "EZ CD Creator".

For the DAT's:

1) 2 "wav" files on my computer, 1 per set, for each show. Total size about 1.5gb for each show.
2) Play the "wav" files from a playlist using "Turtle Beach's Audio Station 2" software > Coaxial (digital) connection from my computer to my "Sony PCM-R300" DAT deck*

*Interesting footnote - On 4/25 I tried to do a CD > Optical (digital) connection > DAT, but for some unknown reason, their was a little distortion that is NOT on the CD. So to get rid of this, I went straight from my computer to my DAT deck, again digitally.


Compendium Reviews:

Although the Deadhead's Taping Compendium Volume 2: 1975-1985 has not been published yet, here's a sneak peak at the reviews which will be published for these shows:

Click Here to advance-order a copy of the Deadhead's Taping Compendium Volume 2: 1975 -1985 from Amazon or from the author Michael Getz!  Volume 1 (1959 - 1974) is still available too!


Other Reviews:

See what others have to say about tree #1. If you'd like to add a positive review send Teddy "Good Bear" a email with your review & it will be added to this site!


Media Required:

90 meter DAT option = TWO 90 meter tapes (one per show)

-or-

60 meter DAT option = FOUR 60 meter tapes (one per set)

-or-

FOUR CD-Rs

-or-

FOUR analog cassettes for CD>A or DAT>A only


CD Layout

April 25, 1977 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, N. J.

CD 1

New Minglewood Blues - 5:15
Deal - 5:09
Mama Tried - 3:20
They Love Each Other - 6:56
Looks Like Rain - 8:05
Peggy-O - 8:51
Lazy Lightnin' - 5:52
Supplication - 1:45
Ship Of Fools - 6:22
Estimated Prophet - 7:59
Brown Eyed Women - 5:23
The Music Never Stopped (cut) - 1:22
Encore: U. S. Blues - 5:43

CD1 Total Time - 72:09

CD 2

Scarlet Begonias - 9:11
Fire On The Mountain - 11:07
Samson And Delilah - 8:12
Terrapin Station - 10:26
Playing In The Band - 9:26
Drums - 4:05
Wharf Rat - 10:38
Space - 5:26
Playing In The Band - 4:25

CD2 Total Time - 73:02

April 26, 1977 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, N. J.

CD 1

Bertha - 5:21
Me And My Uncle - 3:10
It Must Have Been The Roses - 6:41
Cassidy - 4:58
Tennessee Jed - 8:24
Big River - 5:30
Friend Of The Devil - 8:37
Estimated Prophet - 8:28
Deal - 6:03
Good Lovin' - 5:22
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo - 10:55

CD1 Total Time - 73:38

CD 2

Dancin' In The Streets - 14:43
Drums - 4:40
Eyes Of The World - 12:27
Samson And Delilah - 6:53
Stella Blue - 12:35
Sugar Magnolia - 9:13

CD2 Total Time - 60:29


Cassette Tape Flips


April 25, 1977 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, N. J.

Tape #1 (90 mins)

Side A:
New Minglewood Blues - 5:15
Deal - 5:09
Mama Tried - 3:20
They Love Each Other - 6:56
Looks Like Rain - 8:05
Peggy-O - 8:51
Lazy Lightnin' > - 5:52
Supplication - 1:45

Side B:
Ship Of Fools - 6:22
Estimated Prophet - 7:59
Brown Eyed Women - 5:23
The Music Never Stopped (cut) - 1:22
Encore: U. S. Blues - 5:43

Tape #1 Total Time - 72:09

Tape #2 (90 mins)

Side A:
Scarlet Begonias > - 9:11
Fire On The Mountain - 11:07
Samson And Delilah - 8:12

Side B:
Terrapin Station >  - 10:26
Playing In The Band  > - 9:26
Drums >  - 4:05
Wharf Rat >  - 10:38
Space > - 5:26
Playing In The Band - 4:25

Tape #2 Total Time - 73:02

April 26, 1977 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, N. J.

Tape #3 (90 mins)

Side A:
Set 1:
Bertha - 5:21
Me And My Uncle - 3:10
It Must Have Been The Roses - 6:41
Cassidy - 4:58
Tennessee Jed - 8:24
Big River - 5:30
Friend Of The Devil - 8:37

Side B:
Estimated Prophet - 8:28
Deal - 6:03
Set 2:
Good Lovin' - 5:22
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo - 10:55

Tape #3 Total Time - 73:38

Tape #4 (90 mins)

Side A:
Set 2 cont'd:
Dancin' In The Streets > - 14:43
Drums > - 4:40
Eyes Of The World > - 12:27
Samson And Delilah - 6:53

Side B:
Stella Blue > - 12:35
Sugar Magnolia - 9:13
(no encore)

Tape #4 Total Time - 60:29


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At the heart of Teddy Good Bear's AUD Trees is the core structure which consists of various folks who make up the original Seed provider, Root positions and some Trunk positions.  The members of the core structure are permanent members and should have their tapes in hand well before closing of the application period.  From the Root we will have a Trunk layer which will pass tapes to the various Branch Heads who pass tapes to the various leaves, consisting of DAT, CDR and Analog members.  Priority will be given to Analog Leaf applications based on ability and willingness to spread these tapes to the tape trading community outside of Teddy Good Bears's AUD Trees.

This means you can sign-up as an "Analog Branch" or remain a "leaf" by signing up as an "Analog Branch". It's up to you as an "Analog Branch" if you want to make copies for others based on the honor system OUTSIDE of this tree.

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