After almost 3 years of working on this, I have finally completed the definitive version of the NIN Drive! Words cannot describe how excited I am to get this out to the NIN community! This is by far, the most extensive and detailed archive drive of any band out there and I am very proud to say that! With about 530GB in total, and ~20,000 files, each show/source is properly tagged, MD5'd, FFP'd and includes artwork! If you have the first version of the NIN Drive, I HIGHLY suggest you download this instead. Now, with this being over 500GB, this torrent will take awhile to get off the ground. Here is where I need YOUR help! If anyone would be willing to be an initial seeder of this project, please get in contact with me. All you would have to do is send me an external hard drive that is larger than 500 GB and I would copy the NIN Drive v2.0 onto it. From there, I would send it back and once everyone gets their drive back, would we seed the torrent to the public!
As I've stated in the past, everything that is on the NIN Drive is available on the archive for download. Maybe the only difference is that the higher filetypes (i.e.- 24bit/96kHZ etc) are only available on the NIN Drive because of how large the files are. I keep the CD playable (16/44) versions on the site archive. Originally, I (and a few other people who helped start the project) wanted the drive to help NIN traders get more/new sources. But that felt too elitist for my liking as I've always wanted to share everything. Not to mention I've been fortunate to have many tapers/traders send in their tapes to transfer for the archive. I did want to make the drive perfect before I went about doing something in torrent form, and I feel now that this is the best presentation of something like this. So please stay tuned as I hope to have this up and running in the next month or so.. Please get in contact if you'd like to help. I can't do this alone. If you'd like to see a preview of all the sources available on the drive, head over to the source list. The NIN Drive page will be updated in the coming days with more information.
After the NIN/Soundgarden tour, I intended to take a decent break from the archive and focus on other interests for a bit. After the overwhelming response of all the tapers in the last year who have contacted me and sent me in tapes/recorded the recent shows, it's time to take a slight break! But seriously, thank you for everyone who taped. The response was amazing and I know that there are thousands of people out there who have enjoyed the recordings that are up on the archive that they were able to grab here and relive the experience. Of course this break does not mean that I won't answer tweets/emails. If you have recordings you'd like to share with the archive you can always tweet me on twitter @ninlive, or email me! Just the updates won't be as rapid as they were during the tour. This article is to highlight the last year of touring for Nine Inch Nails, and also How To Destroy Angels from early 2013. Click the link below to read the article.
Last night in Auburn, WA at White River Amphitheater was the last show that Nine Inch Nails will do for the forseeable future. Hence, ending the 'Hesitation Marks' touring cycle which began last year at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan and ending the cycle with 121 performances. Even though it is the end of NIN's live performances for some time, there is still much going on around the NIN camp with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross finishing up the score for David Fincher's new movie, 'Gone Girl' which hits movies theaters in October. Not to mention the NIN Tension DVD/Blu-Ray has yet to be released (with hopefully the addition to some of the European and US leg footage from Vienna and Houston), and we still have not released the How To Destroy Angels: Chicago video yet! So much is still to come!
Just want to take this time to thank every taper who has recorded a show this last year of touring for Nine Inch Nails. Almost all of the recordings are top notch quality, and have been a treat to listen to. Your work is appreciated and I can't thank you enough for getting out there and recording so that others can relive the experience of their first/last NIN show for awhile! It was great to meet some of you at the shows as it's always fun to talk about this hobby we love so much with others.
In the last year, the NIN Live Archive has added 230 recordings/sources at a total of about 159GB to it. This includes uncirculated recordings from previous years and new transfers/upgrades of previous sources. Thank you to all the tapers who have sent in their master tapes so that I can properly transfer them for the archive! It has been amazing to be able to transfer some of these tapes that have not been played in over 20 years! In the last few days, TheBang has also helped merge the site from reflectinginthechrome.com to ninlive.com. So all pages will now redirect to the ninlive URL. The RITC url will still remain active too! There will be more updates to the site in the near future, as there is always something to update/edit. For the most part, every recording is up on the archive. I would say about 99.9% of everything that I have. Many of the recordings that aren't are either unlistenable (to where it's massively brickwalled) or I just haven't had time to track the show because of the recent tour. This should all be done by the end of the year. So again, thank you for all your support with the site. It is truly my pleasure to run this website where you can come and enjoy and find Nine Inch Nails live recordings.
In the last few days, there have been numerous audio recordings released from Las Vegas, Chicago and Clarkston. There are more upcoming from Red Rocks as well as there were a few tapers in attendance at both shows! All have been fantastic tapes that have been released. You can't go wrong downloading any of them! I hope that this trend continues throughout the east coast in this coming week!
Few uncirculated recordings are being sent to the archive and I am very excited to have the opprotunity to work on them! Look for them in the coming days/weeks as I know some of you will really be interested in them! You can check back here, or to stay up to date follow RITC on Twitter.
Last bit of news, have you ever wished that RITC's URL wasn't so long? Well, you can now access the site at ninlive.com! Hope this can cut some considerable time typing the long RITC URL!
It's been awhile since there has been an update on the main page! Since then, there have been a handful of NIN recordings to pop up from the Australia and European tours this spring and early summer. Thank you to all who sent in their recordings to the archive. I truly appreciate it! If you would like to send in a recording, just email me and I will give you upload information. Hopefully some more in the coming weeks.
The NIN tour with Soundgarden and Death Grips starts in just a few weeks! If you are planning on taping this upcoming tour, email me if you'd like! I'd love to know what shows are being taped. This should be a fantastic tour!
Some random news if you have not already heard, Vienna 2014 was professionally filmed. With the delay of the 'Tension' video release, I would assume that they are going to make the video release a double show package of some sort. If you saw the screens they used on the European leg, you will know why they want to add it! Also, I have been getting a bunch of emails about the HTDA Chicago release.. We have not forgotten about it. When I have some more information on it, I will immediately post about it!
There are some major upgrades coming about the site. I hope to have them done in the coming months. I think that many of you will be very excited at what will be coming out very very "soon." Lets just say it will be very thorough!