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Dave Matthews Band - July 14 2023 - SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center), Saratoga Springs, NY

Updated: Sep 9

We've selected SPAC N1 from this current summer 2023 tour for our next remaster. This is a great show with excellent erformances and a great setlist, including a selection of the new tunes and an epic American Baby Intro.

There's a sample of the outro jam to "Break Free" from the original broadcast and a sample of my mastered version in the "Samples" folder, just so you can hear the difference between the original and the mastered side by side. I’m really pleased with how this master turned out!

Remastering notes: The Sirius stream was very nicely mixed and well balanced, so the mastering I did here was all about small moves to enhance what was already there. I love the improvement in this master - especially in the fullness of the low end frequencies and the stereo expansion from working in mid/side mode. I think everything feels crystal clear, yet warm and punchy; I’m very happy with how it all sounds! In the mastering process, I applied a bit of corrective dynamic EQ and resonance taming, very light glue compression, sweetening EQ, a bit of mild saturation, stereo spread enhancement, and the tiniest bit of gentle limiting (just enough to address any big transients that were poking through). Excited to hear your thoughts!

Note: I chose to share the Break Free outro jam as the sample simply because what Buddy played is absolutely incredible, and it's a highlight that I want to draw your attention to right away. I laughed out loud several times while working on this section of the show; can't believe how ridiculously good Buddy is and how lucky we are that he joined this band!

I hope you all enjoy!

~ Jamie (djamieb)


Dave Matthews Band


SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)

Saratoga Springs, NY

Source: Sirius Stream

Mastering: Jamie (djamieb)

The Stone

Do You Remember

Busted Stuff

The Only Thing

Dancing Nancies

American Baby Intro »

Break Free


Madman's Eyes

Big Eyed Fish »


Looking for a Vein


Old Dirt Hill (Bring That Beat Back)

Pantala Naga Pampa » Rapunzel

Drunken Soldier


All Along the Watchtower


Virginia in the Rain

Two Step

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