Welcome - About Live and Loud!

Live and Loud! began as a fortnightly internet radio show in 2012 taking old unreleased live concert recordings I could find and working to repair and improve them - fixing tape hiss, noise, tape drop out, clicks, speed variations, defects - before improving the sound quality by EQing the sound to bring out the instruments as clearly as possible. These are now made directly available to download for free to reach as many fans of the music as possible.

Depending on the quality of the original recording, these can often be made to sound almost like commercial recordings - but of course I can't guarantee that for every show. What I can guarantee is it will sound far better than the original files available which have been floating around the internet and on bootleg recordings for many years.

Almost all are either "soundboard" recordings (taken directly from the mixing desk used at the gig on the night) or old FM radio recordings. A few gigs, if they are of special historical importance, make an appearance even if they were recorded from the audience - these can also be made to sound better than ever.

Do your ears a favour and listen on headphones or good speakers to get most benefit - laptop speakers will always sound pretty poor by comparison.

All shows still available are listed, including a link to download the remastered show for free. If you want to support the site with a small donation, you can receive the shows as either separate MP3s or FLACs (your choice) - head over to the Rewards for Donations page and see how you can get a lot for very little!

If you want to email me, an email link is in my profile in a link in the side panel.

And finally... These are great fun to listen to but DO NOT replace original releases - support these artists and buy their music.
There is nothing you can go and buy in a regular record store here. If a gig is made available as a regular release, then it will be removed (as a couple have been already).

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Show 170 - Clock DVA - Live in Germany - 1992

 

This was an audience recording sent in by a listener with a request - could I improve it? And in this case, once I'd heard the original WAV file, I thought I could.

Originally an unoffical bootleg recording that has its own entry on discogs, the recording was at least in good condition - no tape dropouts or bits missing, or nasty clicks. So this was purely studio tools - removing some of the reverb from the recording, like I try to do with all audience recordings - that brings more of the band sound back. Then, EQ, compression, other studio tools to improve the stereo image a bit...after several sessions over a few days, this is the result - a clearer, punchier sounding recording.

You can now download this restored show exclusively for free, right HERE as one 320kbps MP3 file.

Or, if you would like to have separate, fully tagged MP3s or lossless FLACs, head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can obtain these for a very small donation towards the site costs. Absolutely no obligation to do so of course but every single one does go towards this site and the restorations.

Either way, enjoy the show!

Setlist
Intro
Man-Amplifiers
Technogeist
Axiomatic & Heuristic
Bitstream
Fractalize
N.Y.C. Overload
Final Program-Decoded
Final Program
Encore Attend
Sound Mirror
Bitstream Remix
The Hacker

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