This is the first and only announcement of the fifth volume of Zeppelin Digital. For this volume we've decided to continue the "themed" style of volumes started in Volume 4. This time it's an early era tree of four great shows..
Here's what's included:
December 30th, 1968 - Spokane, Washington -from a 1st gen cassette, speed corrected..
February 14th, 1969 - Miami, Florida -from a DAT clone of the master
July 6th, 1969 - Newport Jazz Festival -a combination of a 2nd gen cassette and a 1st gen alt. source
March 11th, 1970 - Hamburg, Germany -from a 1st gen cassette, remastered
As always, signups are being taken over the web. The new signup process still isn't complete and as such, the same process that was used for the first two volumes will be used for the third.
Visit this link to signup:
Signups start being accepted Today (Tuesday, Oct. 17th) and stop being accepted in 10 days (Friday, October 27th).
For this volume we'd like to get back to the level of communication between the branches and myself that we had on the first volume. If you're a branch or downloader please contact me once you've received your discs.
Also, if any problems should crop up, please contact me personally first. I'll do my best to take care of it. This includes dead branches, leaves, etc.
Volume 6 is shaping up to be the new Detroit '73 soundboard release and a master clone of the 4/27/77 soundboard with the missing parts spliced in from an audience source.
Just some additional info to Ben's post:
> July 6th, 1969 - Newport Jazz Festival -a combination of a 2nd gen cassette and a 1st gen alt. source
This combo is based on a speed corrected 2nd gen clone of the shorter source that was the first to surface. I used the more common tape (known from the Jazz bootleg) of 1st gen for the fragments missing from the shorter source (some initial tune-ups, the second part of Communication Breakdown and Long Tall Sally encore plus a few seconds between You Shook Me and How Many More Times). Originally I intended to use a 4th gen>DAT>CDR clone of the longer tape, which sounds a bit better than the 1st gen. But I had to scrap it because of the excessive diginoise.
> March 11th, 1970 - Hamburg, Germany -from a 1st gen cassette, remastered
This one really required some editing job so it's not really an exact clone anymore. Here's what's been done to it. - all occurrences of DAT diginoise were removed by replacing the 3.5 kHz-20kHz range in affected areas with "clean" range from a nearby area. It might not be "politically correct", but in most cases is able to solve the diginoise problems without producing dropouts and things like that so you won't even be able to hear the places where the noise originally was. - There were a lot of faint, yet audible analog static's in the right channel. However, the waveform looked exactly like that of the left channel (the recording is mono) throughout the whole tape. I also viewed the data spectrally and indeed, both channels seemed to contain the same data. So I decided to replace the right channel with the left one, having cut the volume at 1dB to restore the original difference between the channels. It sounds exactly like the original version, but the static's are not there anymore.
>Volume 6 is shaping up to be the new Detroit '73 soundboard release and a master clone of the 4/27/77 soundboard with the missing parts spliced in from an audience source.
Actually, the 4/27/77 soundboard combo that I had submitted to ZD is most likely to be a 1st gen rather than a master, but that has never been confirmed. Also, the missing parts are spliced in from Antrabata's Final Statements cd which contains the same soundboard source, but in much flatter sound, however there's slightly more of Robert's chatter on it. I guarantee that my version is a major upgrade over everything that has been released from that show, both in sound and completeness.