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Dead Neanderthals – Live at Roadburn 2016

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Dead Neanderthals – Live at Roadburn 2016

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Released October 3, 2016
Label: Roadburn records
Bandcamp: https://deadneanderthals.bandcamp.com/
Website: https://deadneanderthals.wordpress.com/

Otto Kokke – saxophone
René Aquarius – drums

Recorded live by Marlon Wolterink at Cul De Sac, Tilburg
Mixed and mastered by Marlon Wolterink at White Noise Studio, Winterswijk
Artwork and layout by Loulou & Tummie // loulouandtummie.com[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

The Live At Roadburn Setup:

Dead Neanderthals performed during the 2016 Roadburn festival at Cul de Sac in Tilburg. The plan was to record the entire gig. Due to time constraints and last minute changes on the FOH side we decided to record the gig with a small setup. Otto brought his laptop, dual channel soundcard and Neumann TLM 102. Rene brought his Zoom recorder and I took a Røde nt1 to the gig. We worked with that.

The zoom was placed at the back of the stage to capture the band. Also the stage sound and room sound were captured this way.
The Neumann TLM102 and Røde NT1 were used to capture more of the close sound of Otto and René.
We placed the microphone at about 50cm from Renés drumkit. It was pointed halfway above the bassdrum aiming at the snare.
The TLM102 was aimed at Otto’s sax, also at about 50 cm.
After that we guestimated the levels and I worked FOH.

The Live at Roadburn 2016 mix:

We used the stereo zoom recording and the laptop 2 track mono recordings for the mix. While loading in in Cubase and checking a problem occured. The zoom and laptop recordings were not in sync. We’re speaking of about 20ms over the course of half an hour. That is audible.

Ofcourse, this was to be expected due to having no ability to link both machines. The stereo zoom recording sounded way more roomy and distant than the single mic recordings. That gave us the oppurtunity to timestretch. The largest part of the transients and sound of both players came from the close mics.

We  tinkered with a few different algorhythms for timestretch and found the best sounding settings. The phase was also flipped.
Normally, I would not opt to do something like this and make sure a proper synced setup is used. Fortunately, this time the stretching worked.

The stereo zoom room file was more distant sounding and treated as rooms.
So the first step was to saturate it a lot using Brainworx bx_saturator v2.
After that we added multiband distortion using Ohmicide. It was used to create more of an agressive edge in the rooms to complement the close mics. Some frequencies who stood out too much after these additions.
We reduced these with the Waves q10 eq.
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Live at Roadburn 2016 close mic tracks:

Otto’s sax track has some low end bleed of the drums, an instance of bx_dyneq v2 reduced the boominess around 120hz produced by the drums. An instance of Ohmicide was used for some extra distortion to add an edgy agressiveness to the sax.
Rene’s drums were recorded with 1 mic. A bit of unbalance was going on.
The attack in the low end and midrange was somewhat lacking, therefore the multiband envelope filter of cubase was used to add some attack in that wide region. That improved things a lot. Adding attack made the that region also a bit jumpy at times, so multiband compression at almost limiting settings was added to keep some of the spikes in control. End eq was used to bring the drums forward by adding some 2,5 – 3,5 khz.

Live at Roadburn mastering chain:

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