Here is all the information you need about my recordings, what format they are, how I grade them, what all the different codes stand for, etc. If you're still wondering about something, feel free to email me!
Date Dates are written in the format "day.month.year". Sorry for any inconvenience or confusion this may cause readers used to other formats. If you follow the linked dates, you will find detailed information about the recording.
Venue Where the show was performed. 
Source The source of my recording. More details can be found by clicking on the date.
Sound Sound quality of the recording, on a scale from 0 to 10, where 10 is sound quality that matches official releases. A good audience tape with very few flaws are usually graded a 6 or 7. This rating is *only* for the sound quality, not the performance. 
Gen Tape generation. See below for more details. 
AUD Audience recording.
CD Compact Disc. 
CDS Compact Disc Single.
CD-R Compact Disc Recordable. 
DAT Digital Audio Tape.
FM FM radio broadcast.
LP Vinyl bootleg.
MD Mini Disc.
SB Soundboard recording.
TV Audio taken from a TV broadcast.
VHS Audio take from a video recording. I don't have a video player, so don't ask for videos.
AUD/CD Means that parts of the show are audience, and other parts are from CD. Other combinations should be self-explanatury (FM/AUD, AUD/SB etc.). The sound grades for such recordings are set like for example "6/9", which means that the audience portion has sound quality 6, and the CD part have sound quality 9.
  If a tape is listed as "AUD", it's an analog audience tape. If it says "AUD DAT", it's a digital audience recording. The main rule is that as long as it don't says so otherwise, it's an analog source.
0 I have the original CD or CD-R or whatever the source is. CD-R copies are also set as generation 0, as there is no generation loss in sound quality for such copies. 
1st My tape is a first generation copy from the master recording/CD/whatever.
2nd, 3rd, etc My tape is a copy of a copy of the master (2nd), or a copy of a copy of a copy of the master (3rd) and so on. 
2+, 3+ etc. Means that the tape is at least 2nd gen, 3rd gen and so on. It may be more, but I'm not 100% sure. It could be anything really. 
If this stands next to a show date, it means a new addition to my list. If it stands next to the sound quality or source, it means that I have upgraded my copy.

Last updated December 3, 2004 20:08 by steel@nvg.org