'Dr. Didg' Live SERONTONALITY & JAM Clips

Performed by 'Dr.Didg' at the 'Good Times' Brew Pub 9/2 1998 in Eugene, Oregon

Graham Wiggins (former 'Outback' member) on Didgeridoos, Keyboards, breath-controlled Synth, Melodica ........ Ian Campbell on Drums & Percussion ........ Mark Revell on Guitar ..........  Tim Harries on Bass.

Visit Dr. Didge at http://www.drdidg.com/

NOTE: Dr. Didge's newest 1998 album was "Serontonality"

Massive Bass & Hypnotic Dance rhythms with Didgeridoo acoustic loop'd sounds played to a mostly dance-floor-bound small crowd of under 150 people. Lots of crowd sounds from all around having a great time conversing and/or dancing.  Overall, an excellent and rich surround sound ambient in a small pub environment that was almost half dance floor, filled with dancing people.  

Unusual stage feature was a large 'Double Garage Door' wall and exit door to the band's left that were fully opened to air into a courtyard with another 100+ person seating area

Unusual PA system was a single 'Mono' virtual wall of 4 large 2-way horn type speakers facing into the dance floor and into the pub table seating & service area, but at a distance left-in-front of the band on the left perimeter wall, facing into the dance floor at 90 degrees to the bands view .

The PA mixing board was situated at the very end of the seating area mostly directly facing the speakers and with a view of the stage on the left; at about the same distance to both.  The PA mix was an excellent combination of the bands instruments & stage amps with the PA, which was used only for the Didgeridoos and Synth.  

The DSM Recording was done at a position directly in line at 18 feet from the mixing booth and 20-25 feet from the band/PA.

  • Recording Equipment:
  • Sony TCD-D100 DAT with MOD-2
  • Sonic Studios DSM-6S/L Mics; Headworn on Eyeglasses

NOTE:  Dr.Didg is a purely instrumental group with no vocals and I wish that more live PA'd sound was mixed like this!    That is, using the natural stage sounds of the group as primary sound to the sparingly added 'PA fill' necessary to complete hearing all the 'acoustical' sounds of the group equally well.   This is easily practical with audiences of under 350 persons where drums/percussion is NOT mic'd for PA boost.  
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This live "Serontonality" version is a 3:40 shortened clip with a fade out at 40% of the original length.  

Because of the complexity of the band's sound together with the crowd-noisy ambient, it was necessary to sample both these live selections at a much higher 192kbps sample rate for quality .MP3 conversion;  therefore, resulting in a much larger file size and necessitates a shorter but much more satisfying sound clip.

DOWNLOAD 5.2 MEG 'serclip.mp3' Clip

 


 

This live "Dr. Didge JAM" is a 6:18 shortened clip with a fade out at  about 50% of the original length.

Because of the complexity of the band's sound together with the crowd-noisy ambient, it was necessary to sample both these live selections at a much higher 192kbps sample rate for quality .MP3 conversion;  therefore, resulting in a much larger file size and necessitates a shorter but much more satisfying sound clip.

DOWNLOAD 8.9 MEG 'drdidge.mp3' JAM Clip

 

 


 

Equalizing Recordings Made at a Hi-Frequency Absorbing Distance From the Source

Upper range frequency equalization is often needed after making a recording with true pressure omni microphones like the DSM.   DSM mics have an even frequency response without always having a common fixed 'far-field peaked mic equalization' that is correct for only certain distances and ambient conditions.  

However, some amount of equalization is often added afterward for a  'more natural sounding sparkle' to recordings made at distances exceeding a few meters from the source.

The WinAmp player has an effective Graphical Equalizer that may be adjusted (suggestion as shown on left) and then 'saved' for each selection . The listener may decide which Equalizer settings (if any) gives the desired effect according to personal taste.  The 'saved'  equalization will then automatically load with each playing of that selection.   The settings suggested give +3db boost in a progression at 6K, 12K cycles, and continues with boosting the 14K and 16K cycle upper frequencies to make playback more realistically brighter sounding.  This brightens the above 'Dr. Didge' recordings to sound more realistic.

The slight bass rolloff shown is just another suggestion that can be applied according to listener tastes and playback equipment..

 

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