Los Lobos - 2013-05-04 - New Orleans, LA
(FM broadcast FLAC)
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
New Orleans Fair Grounds
New Orleans, La.
May 4, 2013
01 stage intro 1:21
02 Will The Wolf Survive? 3:51
03 Dream in Blue 6:51
04 Chuco's Cumbia 6:19
05 The Neighborhood # 9:32
06 I Got Loaded # 6:54
07 Papa Was a Rolling Stone -> 1:41
08 I Can't Understand -> 2:49
09 Dear Mr. Fantasy 6:34
10 Let's Say Goodnight 3:46
11 I Got To Let You Know 3:00
12 Volver, Volver 4:32
13 Georgia Slop 3:39
14 Yo Canto 4:26
15 Set Me Free (Rosa Lee) 3:31
16 Mas y Mas # 8:38
17 Not Fade Away 1:53
18 Bertha 6:19
# w/ Roosevelt Collier, steel guitar
Source: WWOZ-FM > RadioShark v2.0.2 > Macintosh MacMini (2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) > aiff > Quicktime 7.6.3 (convert aiff to wav) > wav > flac v1.2.1 (linux command line; level 8 compression) > flac file
Splice source (audience): Core Sound HEBs (dpa 4061s) > Core Sound Battery Box (Bass Filter On) > Sony PCM-M10 (@24/48) (Row 8, center) > Audacity (Edits, Fades, Crowd Peaks Reduced, Bass Boost +2db, Tracking, > 16/44 WAV) > Trader's Little Helper > flac > (additional editing by nolataper
> X Audio Compression Toolkit 2.23 > aiff > Bias Peak Pro 184.108.40.20692 (bass reduced about 3 db at 71 Hz, compression added with -15db threshold, limiting added with -10db; normalized about 11.5 db) > edited into the main recording, below.
Transfer: flac file (transferred by ftp from remote pc) > MacBook Pro (2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) > X Audio Compression Toolkit 2.23 (convert to aiff) > aiff > Bias Peak Pro 220.127.116.1192 (trimmed, normalized by 5.6 db, split into songs) > X Audio Compression Toolkit 2.23 (sector boundaries repaired; level 8 compression) > flac
Notes: There were numerous dropouts and numerous glitches in the recording -- primarily in Track 6 -- that were inherent in the FM broadcast AND the online mp3 stream. The glitches seem to be related to the station's use of a computer for recording or processing that seems to get overwhelmed or overloaded, possibly from an overloaded processor, a too-slow hard-drive or a fragmented drive. The glitches sound sort of like a single note repeating itself over the space of a fraction of a second. The issues have plagued WWOZ's live broadcasts for years.
Where possible the dropouts and glitches were repaired or removed:
* A 2.2-second dropout was closed up at 3:00 into Track 18. There is an audible cut in the recording about 1-1/2 seconds later.
* There were 9 dropouts totaling about 11 seconds beginning about 4:22 into Track 6. In addition to the dropouts of silence, there were numerous glitches, rending about 45 seconds of the song virtually unlistenable (and unrepairable). That section was removed and replaced with a splice of 1:29 from the audience source, beginning at 4:11 into Track 6, with 10-second crossfades into and out of the splice. (The original, unedited FM track with the dropouts is archived.) Due to differences in sound quality, the transition to the audience splice is fairly jarring. But, arguably, it's better than the original FM recording.
The FM broadcast begin in the middle of Los Lobos' second song. In order to create a more complete recording, an additional splice from the audience source was used to restore the stage intro, first song and the beginning of track 2. The FM source begins about 1:48 into Track 3.