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by Yggdrasil
11 Mar 2020, 22:56
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: NEW SONGS!
Replies: 212
Views: 32171

I must say that I really, really like the latest three new songs – they've all stuck in my head, and I've been listening to them every day since I was able to download them. That hasn't happened since Summer and Romeo Down, even though I've also enjoyed some of the other new songs to various degre...
by Yggdrasil
16 Dec 2019, 00:53
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's
Replies: 97
Views: 9159

ruffers wrote:The stuff on the site about his voice is about 20 years old though no?
That's my impression as well, as is most of the info about their tech in general. Hard to tell what's updated and what isn't though.
by Yggdrasil
15 Dec 2019, 01:03
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's
Replies: 97
Views: 9159

it's me who is regularly named and shamed you shouldn't show too much sympathy for me in order not to lose points on the die-hard real fan board. I know it and you know it and everybody knows it you’re only playing the reasonable one here. I don’t believe a word of this petty pretence. Your age...
by Yggdrasil
14 Dec 2019, 21:41
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's
Replies: 97
Views: 9159

So it is the voice after all. Case closed? Listening to recent high-quality recordings of Alice especially, it's obvious Von is having big problems getting any power at all into the low register parts, so you might be right. He sounds fine at other times, so perhaps it's certain specific ranges ha ...
by Yggdrasil
14 Dec 2019, 20:03
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's
Replies: 97
Views: 9159

http://www.thesistersofmercy.com/tech/outboard.htm AE: "Microphones: for live work I have a Samson wireless unit. The transmitter has a Shure SM58-type capsule, but we've had problems getting the particular high frequencies and transparency required, so this isn't the regular capsule. Even now, we ...
by Yggdrasil
13 Dec 2019, 23:51
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's
Replies: 97
Views: 9159

Here's the thing, subjectivity. The live sound is not letting the band down, it's (via bootleg recordings) letting you or your expectations down. Nope, as I stated, this is also from personal experience of seeing the band live, during decades, together with many other fans. The problem is also very...
by Yggdrasil
12 Dec 2019, 07:57
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's
Replies: 97
Views: 9159

For me this whole thread is just another disappointment of this fanbase. . So attempting to discuss why the band's live sound is lacking these days disappoint you? I and others who feel the same way are not real fans? That's the first time I've ever been called that. I've been a diehard SoM fan sin...
by Yggdrasil
10 Dec 2019, 23:24
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's
Replies: 97
Views: 9159

Von's voice is shot and arrangements mean there's a massive hole at the centre of their live sound. 1990-1993 was a gradual evolution from the 85 stuff based on their studio sound at the time. Didn't Von have some actual vocal coaching for his return to touring (after the cancelled 1990 dates?). Th...
by Yggdrasil
10 Dec 2019, 23:03
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's
Replies: 97
Views: 9159

. AE:s voice can hardly be a reason technically. Yes it can. I don't think so. While you make many good points, you see shows all the time with spoken word or even whispered parts (in similar venues, with similar amounts of other orchestration going on) that are way louder than anything the Sisters...
by Yggdrasil
10 Dec 2019, 19:00
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's
Replies: 97
Views: 9159

I'm tempted to lock this thread. I will do if it gets any more confrontational. It would be nice to discuss the question I actually raised instead – what's the reason for the current weak SoM live sound? – without loyalists getting all worked up by a fellow fan simply bringing it up. I see it a...
by Yggdrasil
10 Dec 2019, 07:09
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's
Replies: 97
Views: 9159

Tragic? Oh s**t, I thought those were 'actual' or 'proper' football fans. They're tragic? Wow, always learning. Rooting for something regardless of its contents, results or people involved is just blind, empty brand loyalty – tragic in my eyes. So basically your analogy is saying that a "real fan...
by Yggdrasil
10 Dec 2019, 00:35
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's
Replies: 97
Views: 9159

Swinnow wrote:Now you're getting serious. A red shirt with a liverbird over the heart is one of life's most beautiful things. Always.
As is a black shirt with a MR logo :-D
by Yggdrasil
10 Dec 2019, 00:34
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's
Replies: 97
Views: 9159

As far as I remember in the 90s people were saying ah but it isn't as good as in the 80s. The grass is always greener or as it's the Sisters maybe blacker! ;D While that's true (I've been a fan through all incarnations, and like them all), that's not what I'm getting at – if the band played just ...
by Yggdrasil
10 Dec 2019, 00:20
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's
Replies: 97
Views: 9159

You did, but only for those evangelists who would applaud Von farting 'Ode To Joy' through a stylophone and call it art. Jesus loves the sisters, but only in appropriate shirts :p Thanks, it appears I did... It's funny how some fans are like the type of tragic football fans who support a team no ma...
by Yggdrasil
10 Dec 2019, 00:16
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's
Replies: 97
Views: 9159

compare FotN back then, and now... They still have that beefy full-on sound. If I want to hear a good, full-on Sisters sound or even the lovely twangy new-wave sound of the early days, I go see a Sisters coverband, I'm sorry to say. So I agree with Yggdrasil and all the other dancers ;D IZ. Exactly...
by Yggdrasil
09 Dec 2019, 23:52
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's
Replies: 97
Views: 9159

Re: Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's

Being645 wrote:
Yggdrasil wrote:Is the current SoM sound rig inadequate, and part of the problem?
Yeah, you have a problem, obviously. Only what it is, I really don't know.
Ooh, did I hit a sore spot?
by Yggdrasil
09 Dec 2019, 09:01
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's
Replies: 97
Views: 9159

Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's

Thanks to the generous sharing of the Brixton Academy and Birmingham NEC shows on this forum, I've spent many happy hours listening and comparing to more recent shows from the last couple of tours. What really strikes me is today's pitifully weak guitars, both playing-wise and from a sound perspecti...
by Yggdrasil
02 Nov 2019, 21:05
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: KICKLINE, ARE WE GOING TO BE BAD?, BETTER REPTILE
Replies: 147
Views: 24391

Planet Dave wrote:
Yggdrasil wrote:listening to the Gothenburg 2019 show
Gothenburg? Care to share in the Sharing section?
It's not mine to share, unfortunately – I'm sure it'll be up there soon though.
by Yggdrasil
02 Nov 2019, 00:26
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: KICKLINE, ARE WE GOING TO BE BAD?, BETTER REPTILE
Replies: 147
Views: 24391

(...) he will not record if he feels his voice is sub-par. at the minute its really not. its very strong in fact, i just listened to the 2nd roundhouse from 2017 and it was terrribly weak compared to now. Agree that's it's better now, but still... listening to the Gothenburg 2019 show, and while th...
by Yggdrasil
23 Oct 2019, 00:59
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound
Replies: 29
Views: 3702

Oh yes, I know ... there are so many waiting in America for The Sisters to come over again ... and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you all each year... :kiss: ... can't imagine this should never happen again... :wink: ... Here's hoping! If they do come to LA I'll have to interview them. At least...
by Yggdrasil
22 Oct 2019, 18:29
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound
Replies: 29
Views: 3702

You should have been at the Utrecht show on Sunday. The sound was loud and absolutely clear including both guitars and their different lines, at least where I was hanging around. And the entire concert was so energetic. It was a great pleasure to see it and hear the crowd respond to that also by th...
by Yggdrasil
22 Oct 2019, 08:04
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound
Replies: 29
Views: 3702

Only thing i do not understand about the initial post are the remarks about recordings. Some of these are more than excellent, i would even call them stellar, and that means recording AND actual sound. especially Oslo is outstanding even with iphone headphones, just a little eq. Please try other ge...
by Yggdrasil
22 Oct 2019, 06:16
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound
Replies: 29
Views: 3702

I saw the two London shows this year. On the first night the sound was quite poor and muffled for approx the first half of the show (although I have heard/seen worse) but from about Susanne onwards it picked up and was great. On the second night the sound was great throughout. (...) All of this is ...
by Yggdrasil
20 Oct 2019, 19:19
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound
Replies: 29
Views: 3702

Yggdrasil. Have you been to a show yet? It's one thing judging from recordings & videos from YT, but have you even been in the same room while they're playing this year? Not this year. But like I said, judging from the videos and audio I've heard so far, it seems like what has been problematic in t...
by Yggdrasil
20 Oct 2019, 18:04
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound
Replies: 29
Views: 3702

Sisters live sound

Having listened to some very good quality recordings of a few of the most recent shows (than you for recording and sharing!), it seems to me like what has been increasingly problematic with the Sisters' live sound has become even worse – very low overall sound volume, low guitar volume, low vocals...