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Wombat_en_Fuego @wforwumbo said:
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Wow. I feel a tad bit smarter just because of reading this. I am so clueless about music (keys, methods of taping, etc.), so I love reading this stuff simply to gain some appreciation for what the community does for us. I always assumed the tapers' section was just a bunch of dudes putting microphones in the air. Boy, was I wrong, and gladly so.
Glad to discuss any and all of the things contained within this post (and more!) in-depth. Give me the time of day and I'll keep ranting on and on about Phish and why I love the music so much. Though again, I want to highlight I'm not necessarily correct - these are just my thoughts and notes, open for critique and discussion.

Taping for me is part science, part art - I have the science side down, and I'm actively developing the art of taping. One reason I called out Craig in this post, is he's been teaching me LOTS about taping as an art form and how to use intuition rather than equations to dictate taping methods, though he isn't the only one to do so (hint hint - stay posted for the second installment in this series!). We tend to be a pretty friendly bunch, so long as you respect our (admittedly scarily expensive) gear, silence, and dancing space in the section while we're trying to record the show.

We all want to provide a service to the fanbase and produce stellar recordings for you, the community at large, to enjoy.
I absolutely love your passion for it. I feel like such an idiot when I can't "discern" the start of Maze from Bowie or the start of Rift from Scent. I can listen to them against each other a thousand times and I still get it wrong live. I also can't seem to hear teases unless they are super obvious. And I'm not exactly new to Phish, as I've been listening since '97. How you all can talk about it how you do amazes me, and I love hearing/reading it. I will definitely look for more future installments! is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.

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