Phil Lesh and Friends – November 8, 2007 Nokia Theatre – 24-bit 4-Microphone Download

November 10, 2007

Phil Lesh and Friends performed the 7th show of the 10-night stand at the Nokia Theatre on Thursday. This is not your father’s Grateful Dead. Phil leads a band of young guns through tight and focused jams. This version of the “Friends” includes Jackie Greene as primary vocalist. Greene’s soulfulness and versatility were display last night, particularly in the strong version of the classic Pigpen blues-rave up “Caution.” Another new friend, keyboardist Steve Molitz from Particle played mostly a supportive role, but shined during “Unbroken Chain”. The band also includes returning friend Larry Campbell, and long-time drummer John Molo.

The recording offered for download below includes many firsts. This is the first 24-bit recording offered at this site. For those unfamiliar, 24-bit files are high resolution recordings that can be played on your computer using programs such as Foobar, or burned on DVD-A discs and played on a DVD player that supports DVD-A playback. The files are larger than standard CD-quality 16-bit files. This download is exactly 2 gigabytes.

This recording is also the first time nyctaper has recorded with both the Neumann and DPA microphones in tandem. I borrowed an Edirol R-4 Four-Track Digital Recorder (thanks Keith!), and ran all four microphones into the deck. The pre-amps on this particular R-4 have been upgraded by Oade Brothers Audio. I also connected digitally with the Microtrack from the R-4 and captured a 24-bit “raw” mix. The recording offered below is a 24-bit flac version from the Microtrack. The complete post-production of the R-4 version, and a 16-bit version will come later, and will likely be offered through bit torrent.

I am extremely proud of the quality of this recording. Nokia Theatre has a state of the art sound system, and Phil Lesh employs similar quality equipment. The use of the four mics permitted a capture not only of the sound directly from the PA speakers, but also nice room ambiance and depth. Enjoy!

This recording is now available for download in 24-bit FLAC at [HERE].

Phil Lesh and Friends
Nokia Theatre
New York, NY USA

Digital Audience Master
Neumann + DPA Four Microphone Mix
Recorded from Front of Board
Left Side, Approximately 50 Feet from PA

Neumann KM-150s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) + DPA 4021s (Cardiods) >
Edirol R4 (Oade Mod) > 4 Track 24bit 48kHz wav files > digital coaxial >
M-Audio Microtrack (2-channel mixdown) > CD Wave 1.95 > Flac Frontend
(Level Eight) > 24/48 Flac files

Premiere Download offered at

Recorded and Produced by

Set 1:
[Total time 1:04:01]
01 Passenger
02 I’m So Gone
03 Mexican Girl
04 Pride Of Cucamonga
05 Deep Elem Blues
06 Bird Song
07 Alabama Getaway

Set 2:
[Total time 1:59:11]
08 Playing In The Band
09 Althea
10 Cold Black Devil
11 Caution
12 New Speedway Boogie
13 Unbroken Chain
14 Scarlet Begonias
15 Fire On The Mountain
16 Donor Rap/Band Introductions
17 Its a Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

If you download this recording PLEASE SUPPORT Phil Lesh and Friends, and visit their website

12 Responses to Phil Lesh and Friends – November 8, 2007 Nokia Theatre – 24-bit 4-Microphone Download

  1. dave
    November 10, 2007 at 11:02 am

    Thanks for all that you do Dan !

    We had a mutual friend : TOM SWEENEY .

    He video taped the KVHW Wetlands shows ,

    and I believe I patched out of your rig for

    those same shows ?

    Just wanted to say hello , and THANKS AGAIN !

  2. November 10, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    what a wonderful offer. Thank you Muchly.

    Im thinking of doinga retrospective project right after this tour ends..have around 40 sources of the tour.

    again, thanks for sharing


  3. November 10, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    Hey Jamie, thanks for stopping by. Please let me know how this one stacks up against the other recordings.

  4. steveo
    November 10, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    there`s a download from 5th Nov gig at the Nokia on the Live Music Archive(search under LESH 2007).The setlist is substantially different–though it`s not 24bit).

  5. keith from NY
    November 10, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    Sounds fantastic! I’m thrilled this inspired experiment worked out so well for you, Dan — and you have Oade’s number, I’m keeping the R-4. ;)

  6. November 10, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    dan, i listened today and was real the top three of the 40 Plus sources ive ehard of the tour..thanks for sharing..and if you need multitrack help for the 4 master raws, please email me..I can help:) j

  7. Seth
    November 11, 2007 at 1:48 am

    Nicely done, Dan. Thanks so much. I’m in awe at how you get these top notch recordings.

  8. starchild
    November 11, 2007 at 11:44 am

    setlist looks great. just caught the boys last nite 11/10.

    I really got to set some time aside, put my nose to the grindstone and finally evolve from .mp3 to .flac and bt.

  9. steveo
    November 11, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    mp3 is a throwaway paperback as to FLAC being a valuable, hand-tooled,leatherbound collectors edition.-Get it now!

  10. Joel
    November 11, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    Dan, thanks so much for capturing, hosting and sharing this show with all of us – great job!

    Joel (yokohamaj at LL)

    And yes, starchild,
    the way of the mp3 —-> the way of the shn/flac

    = evolution… most definitely ;)

  11. steveo
    November 16, 2007 at 8:56 am

    I couldn`t figure out how it works(mp3 bootcamp)

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