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Watch: Awesome HD Remastered Footage Of NINE INCH NAILS' 1994 Woodstock Performance

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YouTube channel videotape appears to be dedicated to uploading all things Nine Inch Nails (and some Radiohead). The channel recently posted Nine Inch Nails' entire Woodstock 1994 set as remastered "by audio mastering engineer Kevin C," who also offered the following on his process of making the footage look great.

"So, the other day I was looking for a good copy of the Woodstock 1994 performance. I'm an audio mastering engineer and I wanted the highest quality I could get.

I've always been troubled in the quality of what was available.. All the CD versions have edits in Reptile and in some of the banter between songs (in order to fit them onto one CD), and they don't include the full intro. They're also all highpassed at 60hz for broadcast and have some really strange phase issues in the low end. So I went looking for a new source of video and audio and decided I was going to assemble the highest quality copy of the performance that I could find.
As far as audio, I took a couple of the FLAC rips from reflectinginthechrome.com, and assembled a full performance. This took care of those edits, but it didn't have the full intro. I also needed a good video source.. then, I found a site: seven1963.org that had a DVD rip for download. It was a 720×480 interlaced DVD, which is the highest resolution that you can get from an NTSC broadcast like this, and likely the best copy we will ever see of this performance (unless, of course, the HD footage ever leaks from the production company..).

I found the intro audio from a youtube video and edited that in. I also remastered the FLAC audio: I put back what was dropped down below 60hz (in Burn, for example, you'll hear a huge difference in the fact that you can hear the main bassline!), fixed the odd phasing/panning issues in the low end, and did a full mastering like I'd do for any other record. It's louder and punchier, but not overdone at all.

For video, I de-interlaced it the best I could via software, cropped out the nasty VHS garbage on the sides and bottom, and synced it up with the audio. What I made and uploaded is what I believe to be the most complete and highest quality copy of this performance that exists. There are a few pops and clicks in the audio, and at one point in the video, the words 'VIDEO TRACKING' flash on the screen (I'm assuming this was taped on two VHSs and this was the break point, but nothing is missing), but it's much, MUCH better than anything out there."

And here's the full setlist, courtesy of YouTuber ch3f.

00:10 Pinion
04:08 Terrible Lie
09:14 Sin
13:26 March of the Pigs
17:21 Something I Can Never Have
23:49 Closer
30:30 Reptile
36:57 Wish
40:37 Suck
45:07 Burn
50:28 The Only Time
55:59 Down In It
1:01:24 Dead Souls + Help Me I’m In Hell
1:10:05 Happiness In Slavery
1:15:37 Head Like A Hole

Posted by on September 28, 2019 at 9:53 am

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