Any way we can help out on costs? For providing the audio for what was probably one of the best set lists of the tour, you shouldn't have to pay for that all out-of-pocket.
well, it is truly spectacular. your efforts, i mean. i'm assuming the recording is too but i still have another 3.5 hrs of downloading to go. grrr.
Heh, that's what Mrs. NRitH thinks, too . Thanks for the offer, but thieves' honor stipulates that nobody makes money on this stuff. I'll be pissed if I see my recording show up on eBay, but what can I do?
As for the actual equipment, if any of you are interested in doing this yourself, here's my setup, based on recommendations from robert and others:
Samson Zoom H-2 digital recorder
Sound Professionals in-ear binaural microphones
Sound Professionals microphone battery module
2Gb SD card
Software (on Mac OS X):
RogueAmoeba Fission (to split tracks, normalize the volume, & convert WAV to AIFF)
iTunes (AIFF > MP3)
I wound up not using the in-ear mikes or battery module for this recording. I used them the other night to record Sinead O'Connor, but they recorded more crowd noise than Sinead herself. Besides, with that battery module, it was a pain to keep the cords straight. But the microphones were better suited to the seated concert-hall setting that Sinead played; for the mosh pit GA floor at Hammerstein, it made sense to just hold the recorder up in the air along with the hundreds of cameras and cell phones.
I was simply amazed that you smuggled all of this in there. How DID you smuggle all of this in there? I never really asked you.