Hey guys this is something I've been needing to get off my chest for a while now and it's regarding the DSPs (downloadable show performances). I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed but in my opinion it seems like the quality and/or mixing has changed quite a bit since the ATS Tour started in 2010. To me, everything from the instruments (especially the drums and bass) to the vocals sound so drowned out and muddy in all the DSPs recorded from 2010 onwards. After pondering possible reasons for this change my theory is that since 2010 when the DSPs became included for free with each concert ticket you bought, they cut back on the quality to save more money. While we may never really know the actual cause of this, here are 2 different full LP concerts using audio from the official DSP of the respected show. I made sure to use a standout concert from each year to make the comparison as fair as possible. Also, I recommend listening to each performance of Given Up, especially the intros because you will notice a night and day difference between the two. First, Stuttgart 2009 (Given Up starts at 1:27): Compare to Bucharest 2012 (Given Up starts at 15:50):
What do you guys think? Do you agree with me, or am I crazy?