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The Annual Podcast Of Podcasters Roundtable - 2011

2011-01-28
Length: 1s



It's that time again!

This is the annual roundtable discussion by seven of your favorite audio/recording podcasters. On the panel for this event:

Yours truly, Big Al Wagner Ryan Canestro - The Home Recording Show Jon Tidey - The Home Recording Show Matt McGlynn - Recording Hacks Slau - Sessions With Slau Ronan C. Murphy - Ronan's Recording Show Dave Chick - Inside Home Recording

We talk about the latests gear, recording techniques and pick our favorites from this year's NAMM show.

Thanks to Ryan Canestro for organizing the whole thing!



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[Show #102] At long last...#102! Celebrity Guest Todd Rundgren!

2010-09-16
Length: 1s



On this week's podcast we've got News, a Celebrity Interview, we tweak the Stupid Knob and finally give away the ribbon microphone!


News:

This week it's all about personal news; catching up with Mike and Al.

FOLLOW BIG AL ON TWITTER!
http://Twitter.com/allenwagner

Big Al's Blog: HomeStudioGuru.com

FOLLOW MIKE ON TWITTER!
http://Twitter.com/mikebolan

TrueFire.com - Larry Carlton's Educational Site

Yamaha Electone Festival Participants on YouTube

Ronan C. Murphy's Great Video Podcast

Yamaha MSP5 Studio Monitor Speakers

History of the Yamaha NS10

LiveFromDarylsHouse.com

T-Bone Wolk




Celebrity Interview:

We're proud to welcome performing and recording innovator Todd Rundgren. The most excellent Slau (his podcast: SessionsWithSlau.com) joins me for this interview.

Hailed in the early stage of his career as a new pop-wunderkind, supported by the certified gold solo double LP Something/Anything? in 1972, Rundgren's career has produced a diverse range of recordings as solo artist, and during the seventies and eighties with the band Utopia. He has also been extremely active as a producer and engineer on the recorded work of other musicians.

During the 1970s and 1980s, Rundgren produced big-selling albums, including Bat Out of Hell by Meat Loaf, We're an American Band by Grand Funk Railroad, and Skylarking by XTC. In the 1980s and 1990s his interest in video and computers led to Rundgren's "Time Heals" being the eighth video played on MTV, and "Change Myself" was generated on commercially available Amiga Computers.

His best-known songs include "Hello It's Me" and "I Saw the Light" which have heavy rotation on classic rock radio stations, and "Bang the Drum All Day" featured in many sports arenas, commercials, and movie trailers.

Todd Rundgren's Web Site

Check Out Todd's Album Arena

Gear Mentioned by Todd in the Interview:


Learn More About: Sony MDR Studio Reference headphones


Learn More About: Line 6 Toneport


Learn More About: Propellerhead Reason 5



Audacity Free Recorder for Mac and Windows


The Stupid Knob:


What Would Keith Richards Do?
Daily Affirmations from a Rock and Roll Survivor

Trivia Contest:

Do we finally have a winner in the Ribbon Mic Giveaway!

See you next show!

http://ProjectStudioNetwork.com


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The Podcast Of Podcasters Roundtable - 2010

2010-01-21
Length: 1s



Here's a nice little bonus for all you very, VERY patient listeners out there!

This is a roundtable discussion by seven of your favorite recording podcasters. On the panel for this event:

Yours truly, Big Al Wagner Ryan Canestro - The Home Recording Show Jon Tidey - The Home Recording Show Jesse Zoller - The Home Recording Show Slau - Sessions With Slau Ronan C. Murphy - Ronan's Recording Show Dave Chick - Inside Home Recording

Enjoy, and yes there will be more PSN soon! Seriously. :)



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[Show #101] Charles Dye & The Great Ribbon Mic Giveaway!

2009-06-07
Length: 57s





This week’s show is exclusively sponsored by Cascade Microphones, home of the popular Fat Head ribbon mike that you’ve heard in a number of shootouts here on the show, which starts at just $149 US. And, check out their newest models, the Michael Jolly Edition Gomez ribbon mic and the Cascade C77, AES 2008 Par Excellence Winner.



CascadeMicrophones.com
World Class Mics At Bedroom Studio Prices


News:

X-Tempo POK - Wireless DAW Controller

IK Multimedia T-RackS 3 Master Classes

Sweetwater Guide to Wireless Systems

Rhonda Vincent’s Album Project

FREE Massey Tools Bundle

Massey TapeHead For AU Format




Crosstalk:

FOLLOW AL ON TWITTER!
http://Twitter.com/allenwagner

PSN Sponsored By Cascade Microphones

Bill Camarata’s Box Of Sound: Box of Sound #34 – Love The Surface Noise, Man

'Improving Bryan' channel on Mevio

The Gulch Studio - Grae Smart

Mike's Video Site Recommendation

AOR-FM Indie Promo Site

Our Stage Indie Promo Site


Trent Reznor Digg Interview


Marco Sfogli plays on a Larry Carlton style backing track


Celebrity Interview:


Charles DyeWe are proud to welcome back as our guest multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning engineer, mixer and producer Charles Dye, who began his engineering career in 1992.

Since that time he's mixed hits for Ricky Martin, Sammy Hagar, Julio Iglesias, Jimmy Buffet, Crease and Jon Bon Jovi. He's also recorded artists such as Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira (*WOWZERZ*) and Gloria Estefan, among many others.

This is Part #2 of a multi-part interview.

John Ralston's Official Site

TurnMeUp.org

Mix It Like A Record

Auraleo.com

MiLaRforum.com

Source Elements Plugin

Click to hear Charles' recent productions and mixes!

CharlesDye.com



The Stupid Knob:


"The Nuge"• Ted Nugent offers security services to Paul McCartney.

• Incompetent burglar badly bungles drum theft.

• Wisconsin man battered singer over lousy heavy metal karaoke.

• Amy Winehouse wants to write a children’s book?

• Coolio injured in stage dive.

• Man accused of attempted murder with a guitar

Trivia Contest:

It's time to announce ALL the winners in the Ribbon Mic Giveaway!

See you next show!

http://ProjectStudioNetwork.com

Tags: recording studio home studio project studio protools digidesign mix it like a record project studio network bob brooks unsung heroes of the music business cascade microphones fat head microphone michael jolly cascade c77 xtempo pok ik multimedia sweetwater rhonda vincent steven massey massey plugins tapehead bill camarata grae smart aorfm trent reznor kevin rose digg marco sfogli john ralston turnmeup ted nugent amy winehouse coolio slau



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[Show #100] HOLY COW! It's PSN #100 With Charles Dye!

2008-11-07
Length: 1s



On this week's podcast we've got News, Crosstalk, a Celebrity Interview and a SUPER TWEAKIN' Stupid Knob!



This week’s show is exclusively sponsored by Cascade Microphones, home of the popular Fat Head ribbon mike that you’ve heard in a number of shootouts here on the show, which starts at just $149 US. And, check out their newest model, the Michael Jolly Edition Gomez ribbon mic.

CascadeMicrophones.com
World Class Mics At Bedroom Studio Prices


News:

Pro Tools 8 Is Imminent

Proteus VX Software Sound Module Now FREE

IK Multimedia Announces Windows Vista Support

Planet Waves Modular Snake System

Massey Plugins Release De-esser

TruePianos 1.4.0 For Windows & Mac Released


Crosstalk:

FOLLOW AL ON TWITTER! http://Twitter.com/allenwagner

Daryl's House

PSN Sponsored By Cascade Microphones

The Great Don LaFontaine Has Passed Away




Celebrity Interview:


Charles DyeWe are proud to welcome back as our guest multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning engineer, mixer and producer Charles Dye, who began his engineering career in 1992.

Since that time he's mixed hits for Ricky Martin, Sammy Hagar, Julio Iglesias, Jimmy Buffet, Crease and Jon Bon Jovi. He's also recorded artists such as Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira (*shudder*) and Gloria Estefan, among many others.

This is Part #1 of a multi-part interview.

Mix It Like A Record

Auraleo.com

MiLaRforum.com

Source Elements Plugin

Click to hear Charles' recent productions and mixes!

CharlesDye.com

Mix Masters: Platinum Engineers Reveal Their Secrets for Success

The Mixing Engineer's Handbook

Mixing With Your Mind




The Stupid Knob:

• Man accused of stealing an electric guitar . . . by shoving it in his pants?


"Keef"• "Keef" Richards spits at drummer Charlie Watts.

• "Keef" finds racking his brain difficult.

• Do the Stones talk when they’re not on the road?

• Sheep embryos help Debbie Harry's looks?

• Ukelele player abused?

• "Keef" to donate his body to science?

• "Keef" injected heroin using syringes from, FAO Schwarz?

• Man tries to cash check for $360 Billion . . . to start record company.

• AARP is proud to present . . . Foreigner?

• Mariachi gets probation. AY YI YI!

• Sony BMG, software pirates?


Trivia Contest:

It's time to announce the winners in the Ribbon Mic Giveaway!

See you next show!

http://ProjectStudioNetwork.com

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[Show #99] Compression Primer & Behind The Glass With Slau

2008-03-18
Length: 57s



On this week's podcast we've got News, Crosstalk, A Spotlight segment, Sessions With Slau and we tweak The Stupid Knob!

News:

Beta Monkey Music Drum Werks XII

Microsoft's My Song Software

More Info On The Return Of Vinyl

Toontrack's EZ-player Pro

A New Generation Of Melodyne: Direct Note Access


Crosstalk:

Dave Chick shares a great Jeff Healy story

Trent Reznor strikes a chord with new offering

Ryan Jackson, Assistant Professor of Music/Technology at Minnesota State University Moorhead, gets his new pair of Fat Head II ribbon mics.


Spotlight:

5-time Emmy Award-winning post mixer John Davidson returns with a great primer on understanding compression.

He's currently mixing for PBS, National Geographic HD, The Discovery Channel, and many others. He recently did the 5.1 mix for the King Tut Exhibit, which is traveling the world. John is an expert in surround sound mixing, including Pro-Logic, 5.1 and Dolby E.

He also has a vast background in live mixing working with national acts like Dave Matthews, Alison Kraus, Marty Stuart and a host of others.

Over the past several years he's served as a Chief Panel Judge on Audio Mixing/Sound Design and Music Composition for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as well as being a Panel Judge for the ITS Monitor Awards.

John is also recovering from back surgery. Get well soon John!




A Basic ADSR Envelope




Compression Example A - ADSR Envelope




Compresion Example B - Ratio




Compression Example C - Attack/Release




Compression Example D - Soft/Hard Knee




Diagram Of A Side Chain (Keying)



Sessions With Slau

This week, Slau takes us right into the studio with him on a recent session.

Link to the video for which he was recording a soundtrack:

http://www.romanhrab.com/rhprojects.asp?category=video&folder=roadsquiggles


Site of the composer/drummer/bassist on the piece, George Hrab:

http://www.georgehrab.com


Trumpet player Andy Kowal's site:

http://www.akowal.com




George Hrab scrutinizes Slau's every move at the board.




Slau applies his technical wizardry while
Andy Kowal and George Hrab look on in amazement.




Andy and George can hear the difference when
Slau is behind the mix!


The Stupid Knob:

1) No more Springsteen? That's a stabbing.

2) Harry Connick Jr. pays his band to do nothing.

3) John Denver karaoke? That's a shooting.

4) FedX (KFed, aka Kevin Federline) got how much?!


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: James Brown holds the record for most US Hot 100 entries without ever scoring a number-one song. How many Hot 100 entries did he have?

A: 99!

This week's big winner is Dan Ryker! He takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com. Honorable mention goes out to Michael Leonard, Aaron Leigh, Dennis McFall, Carlos Marquez, Bert Van Daele, Daniel Murray, Adam Unser, Brian Plamondon and Aaron Stuart!

See you next week!


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[Show #98] CAD M179 Mic & A New PSN Tower In NY?

2008-03-05
Length: 36s



On this week's podcast we've got News, Crosstalk, Sessions With Slau and we tweak The Stupid Knob!

News:

New RealTraps Video Tour - "Made In Connecticut"

Trent Reznor Ghosts I-IV

Avantone Active MixCubes

Learn Songs at iVideoSongs.com

IK Multimedia Promotion - FREE!

We've lost a few good heroes recently: Buddy Miles, Jeff Healy & Mike Smith of the Dave Clark Five





Crosstalk:

Mike tells us Buddy Miles stories

Arnie Carruthers is recovering nicely and performing again





Seth Godin: Live Music Talk

A PSN shirt? Can't get it.

Charles Dye had a fantastic workshop at the Sibelius Academy in Finland. He's also coming back to the West Coast soon. Stay tuned for details!


Sessions With Slau:

Slau features the CAD M179 microphone.






The Stupid Knob:

MTV Plays Music Videos?!

Whitney got paid HOW MUCH?!


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: When his 1995 album Me Against the World went to No.1 on the US chart, Tupac Shakur became the first male solo artist to accomplish what?

A: He was the first male solo artist to have a #1 album while in prison. This week's big winner is Mark Anderson! He takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com. Honorable mention goes out to Bill Camarata and Michael Leonard!

See you next week!


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[Show #97] The Writer's Strike Is Over And We're Back!

2008-02-26
Length: 43s



On this week's podcast we've got News, Crosstalk, a guest Gear Review and we're gonna' tweak The Stupid Knob!

News:

Pro Tools HD 7.4.1 compatible with Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard)

Pro Tools HD 7.4.1 Download Link

Pro Tools HD 7.4.1 Plugin Compatibility Guide

Flying Haggis Virtual Guitar Amp

Voxengo VariSaturator Plugin

Online Music: 90+ Essential Music and Audio Web Sites

Propellerhead ReCycle 2.1.2


Crosstalk:

Yay, we're back! No, it wasn't the writer's strike after all. We've just been stinkin' busy, busy, busy.

Mike fills us in on his adventures in Cabo! Here's the pictures he talked about:



Una Poca Familia



Mike With Travis Snider Of The Toronto Blue Jays


Mike has a brand new granddaughter, Onya!



Onya Doing Elvis


Al goes on a new gear spree!



Presonus Eureka



Apex 460 Multi-pattern Tube LDC



RedCo Custom Cables



Apple iPod Nano


LCR (Left/Center/Right) Mixing Thread at MiLaRForum.com

PSN In The Blogoshere!

Kelly Sapergia’s Podcast

Bill Kahler's Random Thoughts On Music, Songs, People, Books, And Whatever.

The Metal Shop Podcast

Music And Other Things Blog

Audio Geek Zine

AngryFolk.com

Stu Venable & The Poxy Boggards


BrianStephens.tv Video Podcast



Brian Stephens


Gear Review:

Pete Buchwald weighs in with a great guest gear review of a couple of great mixing DVDs.


Mix It Like A Record (Click To Order)


Russ Long's Guide To Nashville Recording


Shane Wilson's Guide To Mixing


The Stupid Knob:

Someone Is Killing Country Music Singers In Mexico!


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: Many folks chose Yesterday by The Beatles as one of the correct answers to our last trivia question. Yesterday is also one of the most covered songs ever. Within 500, how many different cover versions of Yesterday are there, minimum?

A: 2,500! This week's big winner is Brian Plamondon! He takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

See you next week!


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[Show #96] TruePianos Review & When Will Amy Winehouse Die?

2007-12-27
Length: 1s



On this week's podcast we've got News, Crosstalk, a Gear Review, a Spotlight segment, Viewer Mail and we're gonna' tweak The Stupid Knob!

Mike is still relaxing in Cabo and Slau is sitting in as guest host.


News:

Tone2 Gladiator Synth VI

MIX Master Directory

To be included in this guide for Companies A-L contact Debbie Mathine at debbie.mathine@penton.com or (866) 820-2645 and Companies M-Z contact Jared Harpole at jared.harpole@penton.com or (866) 353-9735

PianoTeq FREE CP-80 Upgrade

MASI's AWE Workflow Engine

Sammy Hagar To Launch Internet Radio Network

The Music Production Technology Webinar Series

Dan Fogelberg Has Passed Away At 56


Crosstalk:

www.WhenWillAmyWinehouseDie.com

Mike is home and will back next week!

Slau joins PSN on a regular basis in 2008 with a new segment: Sessions With Slau

Slau busts up a ribbon mic, on purpose!


Gear Review:

TruePianos Dedicated Acoustic Piano Virtual Instrument



Listen To More Examples

See The Video (Bottom of the page)

Al gives it 5 out of 5 VU meters!



Spotlight:

Budget Gear Versus $500K Worth Of Gear










Viewer Mail:

Brack: He gets a ribbon!

Tom (aka Dadooz): Naiant mics with a special gooseneck



Don Dawber: Real-time Sampler Yoink


The Stupid Knob:

Dave Mustaine's Shreddin' Cup O' Joe?

Britney Spears: Professional, hardworking, beautiful. Wait . . . what?


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: When it comes to radio's most played songs, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' by The Righteous Brothers leads the pack with over 8 million plays. There are four songs tied for second place each having over 7 million plays. Name just one.

A: Any of these would have been correct: The Association, Never My Love The Beatles, Yesterday Ben E. King, Stand By Me Otis Redding, Dock Of The Bay.
This week's big winner is Martin Baird! He takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable mention goes out to Howard Northrup, Jon Julson, Brian Plamondon and Kevin Martinez.


See you next week!


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[Show #95] Simple Drum Miking & ARC From IK Multimedia

2007-12-16
Length: 1s



On this week's podcast we've got News, Crosstalk, two Spotlight segments, a Gear Review and we tweak The Stupid Knob!

Mike is still relaxing in Cabo and Slau is sitting in as guest host once again.


News:

Mix It Like A Record: Just $99!

Attend A Live Workshop With Charles Dye!

MasterWriter Songwriting Tool

Grendel Sounds DEAD ROOM Isolation Cabinet



Vienna Symphonic Library Special

Sweetwater BLUE Baby Bottle Special

Sweetwater Contact
Andy Diekroger
(800) 222-4700 ex. 1273
andy_diekroger@sweetwater.com

Native Instruments Kontakt 3 Demo

Audjoo's Free Beta Helix Synth


Crosstalk:

Steinberg Updates Cubase For Mac OS X Leopard


Spotlight #1:

Follow up to last week's super ribbon mic shootout

Cascade Microphones


The Cascade FatHead



New Fathead In Gold



The Venerable Coles 4038


Gear Review:




Listener Michael Masse reviews IK Multimedia’s ARC (Advanced Room Correction) System.


Michael's Room Curve


Spotlight #2

Minimalist Drum Miking: Getting the most out of your drum sound with only one mic! (And sometimes two.)


Blumlein Configiration


The Stupid Knob:

Dolly Parton's brother Randy . . . unprofessional waste of $21.5 million dollars?


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: What song was Jimi Hendrix’s first hit single? Bonus question: What year was it a hit?

A: Hey Joe! Written by Billy Roberts in 1962 and Jimi had a hit with it in 1967.

October 23, 1966 - The Jimi Hendrix: Experience records its first two songs, "Hey Joe" and "Stone Free" at London’s De Lane Lea Studios.

December 16, 1966 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience release "Hey Joe" in England. By February 1967, it reached Number Four on the British charts. The next single, "Purple Haze," reached Number Three. The group’s debut album, Are You Experienced?, remained near the top of the charts through the summer of 1967.

This week's big winner is Steve Ayon! He takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable mention goes out to Jonathan McMillan.


See you next week!


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[Show #94] Ribbon Mic Super Shootout With Slau

2007-12-10
Length: 1s



On this week's podcast we've got News, Crosstalk, a Gear Review, Viewer Mail and we tweak The Stupid Knob!

This week Mike is relaxing in Cabo and Slau is sitting in as guest host. Slau is a New York City-based singer/songwriter and producer. During his teenage years, he developed his performance skills as a multi-instrumentalist while performing with various folk ensembles and dance bands. His reputation as a versatile musician led to an early career as a session musician for television scores as well as commercial jingles and underscores.

Slau's songwriting has been recognized by Musician Magazine where he was a semi-finalist in the Best Unsigned Band Contest and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Songwriters Workshop. He's been a featured performer at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Showcase and has been a regular contributor to the New York City Songwriters Circle and The Bitter End.

In 2005, the new media world of podcasting rallied behind one of Slau's tunes entitled If Every Day Were Christmas, a song co-written with Orlando Pagan. Former MTV VJ, Adam Curry, heard the song, played it on his podcast, The Daily Source Code and came up with the idea of a We Are the World-type benefit. Over 50 artists from 9 countries took part in Podsafe for Peace, a benefit song for UNICEF produced by Slau. It remains in the Top 10 most played songs in the podcasting world and has been played on satellite and terrestrial radio including Sirius, XM, BBC, CBC and Westwood One.

Currently, Slau is working on a follow up to The Weight of Words, his 2001 debut album. The new album is scheduled for release in the spring of 2008.


News:

Take The Focusrite Liquid Mix Challenge

Special Offer On McDSP's Analog Channel Native

Spectrasonics Releases Stylus RMX Xpanded

Inside The 100-Foot Piano

Beta Monkey Releases Drum Werks XI: Uptempo Rock Collection

The Music Player Network

The Legacy Recordings Podcast


Crosstalk:

Mike's in Cabo! We hate him.

PSN mentioned in the Precise Persussions Blog

Deborah Harry has a hit in every single decade since her first hit with Blondie!

Slau's microphone hardware search: Sabra-Som




Gear Review:

Ribbon Mic and Michael Joly ribbon mic mod shootout!

Michael Joly's mods company: http://OktavaMod.com

Resource links mentioned:
http://RoyerLabs.com

http://CascadeMicrophones.com

http://WesDooley.com

http://SoundWaveResearch.com/index_proaudio.html

The shootout mics:


The Venerable Coles 4038

Apex 205 Nady RSM-4 Nady RSM-5


The Cascade FatHead

Viewer Mail:

Bryan Daste from The Magic Closet Studio sent in this great link detailing the Grateful Dead's Wall Of Sound.

Suzie DeCree and Aaron Griffith pay homage to PSN

Suzie DeCree has teaching jobs available! Contact her:

John May wonders if TAXI is worth the money.

Aaron Griffith joins the Mac family, YAY! He wonders what good 2-track editors are available for Mac. Here's our initial recommendations:

Audacity (Freeeeeeeee!)
http://audacity.SourceForge.net/

Amadeus Pro ($40.00 – also multitrack)
http://www.HairerSoft.com/AmadeusPro/AmadeusPro.html

Sound Studio ($79.99)
http://www.FreeVerse.com/apps/app/?id=5012

Audio Finder: ($69.95)
http://www.IcedAudio.com/
This is really nicely integrated with OSX and has some really nice features for exactly the things you mention, as well as lots of others.

Bias Peak ($129.00 - $599.00)
http://www.Bias-Inc.com/products/


The Stupid Knob:

Sly Stone is in the house! Wait, where'd he go?


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: Which act was left stranded at the airport, therefore becoming a no show at The Woodstock Music and Art Fair in August 1969?

A: Iron Butterfly! They demanded a ride from the airport and the promoters decided since everyone else made it on their own, including uninvited guests, that they would just leave them stranded.

This week's big winner is Suzie DeCree! She takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable mention goes out to Jon Julson, Brandon Hire (of The Metal Shop Podcast), Steve (of Sub G Music) and Patrique Osbourne


Little Richard turns 75. SHUT UP!


See you next week!


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[Show #93] More Great Mics For Under $400.00 & Kevin Reeves For FREE!

2007-11-30
Length: 36s



On this week's podcast we've got News, Crosstalk, a Feature Story and a MEGA Stupid Knob.!

News:

RealTraps Honored By Stereophile Magazine

MusicRow's Shaker Maker

Audio Warrior's The Mighty Wurlitzer

Tascam DP-02 Digital PortaStudio

Kevin Reeves Album It's About Time For FREE!


Crosstalk:

Mike's off to Cabo!

PSN mentioned in The Katie Mac Show from Chicago.

Follow up on the best mic for $400.00 or under:

Karim Ayari likes the AudioTechnica 4033

Tim Calloway likes the Rode NT2A

Barry Watson loves the CAD M179 and the AudioTechnica 4033

Josh Mahler of Vocal Voodoo Productions also loves the CAD M179

                   


Big Al's finished upgrading to Pro Tools 7.4 - so far so good!


Feature Story:

So, let us get this straight. The record industry didn't miss the opportunity of the Napster age, they just didn't know what to do or who to ask? Huh?!


The Stupid Knob:

Kid Rock's going short

Marilyn Manson is squandering the band's money

Britney Spears replaces her children

The Romantics are suing Guitar Hero


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: What was the license plate number of the Volkswagen on the Abbey Road album cover?

A: LMW 281F!

This week's big winner is Kevin Anderson! He takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable mention goes out to Nick Cicero of Cicero Pro Audio, Josh Mahler--who has sworn he didn't have to Google it--and Jim Farley who added that LMW-281F stood for Linda McCartney - Widowed and Paul would've been 28 IF he had lived!


See you next week!


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[Show #92] Feedback & Mics & Slash Oh My!

2007-11-23
Length: 38s



News, Crosstalk, Viewer Mail, a Spotlight segment and we tweak The Stupid Knob!

News:

Soft Tube's Acoustic Feedback

5 Gigs Of Free Samples: Sample Swap

Vember Audio's FREE ShortCircuit Sampler

RecordingFreak.com

Source Connect Pro 3.0

Natural Grooves Drum Loops

ToonTrack DrumTracker


Crosstalk:

Big Al's on his new Shure SM7B mic this week. What do you think? Bryan Daste of The Magic Closet Studio in Portland, Oregon has a SM7B as well and loves it.



Mike found pictures of his old hippie band house!

PSN is mentioned on Matt Serle's Asymmetric Biz Cult Podcast and blog here and here.

Mike's in-store customer is looking for an all around studio mic for $400.00. Al ponies up with the recommendations.

1) Studio Projects C3

2) AudioTechnica AT4033/CL


Viewer Mail:

John Mulligan recommends a great movie, Tom Dowd And The Language Of Music. You can download it through Netflix or buy the DVD here.

John Walker learns the secret to getting good guitar tone into his DAW.

Dave Smith takes PSN to the dentist!

Bill Feduska has a question about burning CDs with CDTEXT.

Tim Marema finds the abused SM58 from last week's video feature on ebay.


Spotlight:

Big Al on over analyzing your mix elements and Bryan Daste of The Magic Closet Studio in Portland, Oregon has a great tip for recording acoustic guitar when there's a loud headphone click track nearby.


The Stupid Knob:

Saul Hudson of Guns N' Roses?


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: Who was the opening act of The Woodstock Music and Art Fair in August 1969?

A: Richie Havens!

Turns out Al's played with Richie before. Well, how about that?

This week's big winner is Charles Wyatt! He takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable mention goes out to Howard Northrup, Shannon Waldner, Stewart MacClellan, Kevin Anderson, Bryan Daste of The Magic Closet Studio in Portland, Oregon, Jim Farley, Don Dawber, Jon Julson, Ernest Daniels and Nick Cicero of Cicero Pro Audio.


See you next week!


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[Show #91] Spectrasonics Atmosphere Dream Synth & Mini Mic Shoot Out

2007-11-11
Length: 52s



News, a Spotlight segment, a Gear Review, Viewer Mail and we tweak the Stupid Knob!

News:

Pro Tools 7.4 Is Available Now!

IntelliScore Ensemble 7.1

Spectrasonics Intel Mac Wrapper

http://NaSoAlMo.org

Edirol Leopard Compatability

Supported Units:

USB 2.0 Audio Devices: M-16DX, UA-101 USB 2.0 mode, UA-1000

USB 1.1 Audio Devices: M-100FX, PCR-1, PCR-A30, SC-D70, SD-90, UA-1EX, UA-3FX, UA-4FX, UA-5, UA-20, UA-25, UA-101 USB 1.1 mode, UA-700, UR-80

USB MIDI Devices: UM-1 Series, UM-2 Series, UM-3EX, UM-550, UM-880, PC-50, PC-300, PCR-300, PCR-500, PCR-800, PCR-M1, PCR-M30, PCR-M50, PCR-M80, PCR-30, PCR-50, PCR-80, SC-8820, SC-8850, SD-20, SD-80, SK-500

IK Multimedia StealthPlug Special

Guitar At BerkleeMusic

Zero G's Classic Disco Sample Library


Spotlight:

Al tries the Heil PR-40 again this week with some different positioning.

Slau does a dynamic mic mini shoot out.

Waves SSL Bundle is in the house!


Gear Review:

Spectrasonics Atmosphere Dream Synth Module - The World's Most Massive Synth!

This is really a different type of virtual instrument that brings together a three gigabyte core library of more than one thousand unique sounds and layer elements. Atmosphere works as a native plug-in instrument in all major hosts like Logic, Digital Performer, Cubase, Nuendo and Pro-Tools.

Atmosphere was designed from the ground up by Eric Persing, well known for his sound design of classic Roland synthesizers and award-winning sample libraries.





List Of Gear Used To Create The Core Library

Patch List

Demos

3.7 gig core library offers vast array of textures to explore 1,000 patches by award-winning sound designer Eric Persing All NEW Sounds Powerful interface and synthesis capabilities Dynamic layering of sounds for over 1,000,000 mix combinations Easy to use... Built-in patch management system Fully programmable Total recall with your sequence Multimode resonant Filters for each layer, plus Master Filters Three envelopes per layer for Pitch, Filter and Amplitude Matrix-style modulation routing, four LFOs Powered by custom 32 bit UVI engine Cross platform plug-in compatibility

$399 - Six CD-ROM set
MAS, RTAS Mac and VST Mac/PC included (Audio Units for OSX and RTAS for Windows available from www.spectrasonics.net/updates/)

Operates as a virtual instrument software plug-in in all major hosts like Logic, Digital Performer, Pro Tools, Cubase SX, Ableton LIVE, Nuendo, Fruity Loops, Acid Pro and many other VST hosts. Also works in Sonar 2.0 with a VST wrapper (not included).

System recommendations:

512 MB RAM, 3.9 GB free hard disc space

MAC: OS 9 or higher, 500 mHz G3 or better CPU, MAS, RTAS or VST 2.0 host

PC: Windows 98 or higher, 600 mHz Pentium III or better CPU, sound card, VST 2.0 host or Pro Tools 6.1 or higher

CPU load: MODERATE

All Specifications to change without notice. All trademarks are the property of their respective holders.


Viewer Mail:

Andrew Brierly from the Home Recording Odyssey podcast has a potential scam alert regarding http://TalentAward.net

Mike Schettler of Shortler Studios wrote in to share another major label "kiss off" from a major artist, Aretha Franklin.

Gordon Brinton has launched http://ProAux.com, a gear auction site with ZERO selling fees.

Want to try your hand at mixing some serious metal? Click Here!

A video about abusing a Shure SM58 from Patrick Bonier:





The Stupid Knob:

How bad is you lifestyle when it freaks out Snoop Dog? Ask Amy Winehouse!


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: In 1941 Alan Lomax first recorded the artist McKinley Morganfield. What name do we better know him by today?

A: Muddy Waters!

This week's big winner is Jason Paul. He takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable mention goes out to Jon Julson, Jesse Osborne, Charles Wyatt, Bryan Daste of the Magic Closet Studio in Portland, Oregon, Dadooz, Nick Cicero, Kevin Manning, Jim Miles and Kevin Anderson. Great work everyone!


See you next week!


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[Show #90] IK Multimedia's CSR (Classik Studio Reverb)

2007-11-02
Length: 42s



News, a Gear Review, Viewer Mail, Crosstalk and we tweak the Stupid Knob!


News:

Digidesign Mbox Micro

Flux Bitter Sweet

Beta Monkey Music: Drum Werks IX

Free SSL Plugin: X-ISM

The Complete Led Zeppelin On iTunes

Porter Wagoner, Dead At 80

Robert Goulet, Dead At 73

The SSL Shed Of Your Dreams!









Crosstalk:

Al Is Taunted By Apple's Leopard

Mike's Guitar Sites:

http://www.GuitarNoise.com

http://www.Gootar.com

Al's Trying Out The Heil PR-40

Electro Voice RE20


Gear Review:



IK Multimedia's CSR (Classik Studio Reverb)

A suite of four high-end studio-quality reverbs modeled after popular outboard classics. Now anyone can afford the quality sound of a signature reverb in their studio.

Suite of 4 separate reverb units: Plate, Room, Hall, and Inverse State of the art DSP based reverb algorithms 2 operational modes: Easy and Advanced 6 easy to use controls in Easy Mode More than 100 Parameters in Advanced Mode Highly customizable 8x8 Modulation Matrix per unit 4 assignable Macros per unit Full automation through host sequencer









Full price: $399.00 US

Crossgrade price: $249.00 US

System Requirements:



Power PC Macintosh
Minimal: 866 MHz G4 processor, 512 MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
Suggested: dual 1.25 GHz G4 or G5 processor, 1 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
Supported Plug-in formats: AU, VST, RTAS.
Classik Studio Reverb RTAS requires Pro Tools 7.0 or later.

Intel based Macintosh
Minimal: 1.5 GHz Intel Core Solo processor, 512 MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later.
Suggested: 1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 1 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later.
Supported Plug-in formats: AU, VST, RTAS.

Windows
Minimal: Pentium 1 GHz / Athlon XP 1.33 GHz, 512 MB of RAM, Windows XP / Vista or later.
Suggested: Pentium 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2.4 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, Windows XP / Vista or later.
Supported Plug-in formats: VST, RTAS.
Classik Studio Reverb RTAS requires Pro Tools 7.0 or later.


Viewer Mail:

Basil Records Mentions PSN On Their Blog

Christian King: "I have a friend who has a hardware sampler that enables him to quickly record a sound directly into it and then manipulate and sequence that sound quickly and easily. I've been looking for a plug-in alternative to this. What I'm looking for is something with a record button that I can click, say "boom", and have that "boom" available immediately for manipulation and sequencing."

Try Abelton LIVE.

Joao Alves: FaderWear

Pascal Zander: Help Him Identify These Songs

Greg Kocis: This video details the origins of one of the most famous and used drum loop samples ever. It narrates the history of the "Amen Break," a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hiphop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music -- a six-second clip that spawned several entire subcultures.


John Walker: "I travel on business a lot and I'm looking for a way to take something along that will allow me to work on songs while I'm on the road. I'm a Pro Tools user and I'm seriously considering the MBox Mini, but I was wondering if you guys were aware of any other platforms that might work as well or maybe better on a laptop."

Go For The Mini

Pierre Foisy: "I need to hook-up an audio-interface to my iMac running Garageband. I've been behind in my knowledge of all the digital things and so I'm just coming back to recording and trying to get up-to-snuff on all this.

"I would like to make a recording that will be the best I can do with the equipment I have. Right now, I've stopped my choice of interface to three models: Edirol FA-101, Focusrite Saffire (not LE) or TC Electronic Konnekt 8 or Konnekt 24. In terms of quality, how would you rate them from less to better."

Those are three very nice units, all from reputable companies. Any of them would make a great choice. For a more detailed analysis and recommendation, give our friend Andy Diekroger a call over at Sweetwater.

Andy Diekroger
(800) 222-4700 ex. 1273
andy_diekroger@sweetwater.com

Dave Criddle from The Home Recording Odyssey podcast had a comment about the job openings we mentioned in the last show that were advertised for the King's Island theme park. He used to work there as a bass player!

Paul Bordenkirsher from MesaSand.com: 36 Rules For Bands


The Stupid Knob:

Keith Richards Plays A Squire Strat Worth $5,000,000.00?


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: On Ringo Starr's 1974 version of You're Sixteen, who played the kazoo?

A: Sir Paul McCartney!

No winners this week? Whaaaaaaaaat?! Shame, shame, shame.


See you next week!


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[Show #89] iZotope RX & A Stupid Knob 3-fer

2007-10-25
Length: 35s



News, a Gear Review, Viewer Mail, Crosstalk and we tweak the Stupid Knob!


News:

Ethan Winer's New Tele-Vision Video & Instructional DVD

Reaper 2.0

Pro Tools 7.4 Is Coming!

The video demonstration of the new Elastic Audio in Pro Tools 7.4:





de la Mancha basic64 FREE Synth For Windows

Digidesign Announces The Upcoming "Eleven" Guitar Amp Plugin

Audio Ease Releases Speakerphone

FREE Virtual Drum Kit!


Gear Review:

You might remember Stuart McClellan from an early episode of PSN, He's the magician that got a government grant to pursue a music create. Those wacky Canadians! His also a product tester for TC Helicon. This week he's done a guest review of the new iZotope RX noise reduction software for us.





The iZotope RX Web Site


Links About Stuart McClellan:
http://www.SMPAudio.com

http://www.MySpace.com/stumcl

http://www.TC-Helicon.com

Viewer Mail:

Mark Rufino - Stillwell Audio's Spectro - Name Your Own Price Plugins

The Van Halen Pitch Debacle:




Suzie DeCree - King's Island Jobs

Paul Bordenkirsher Of MesaSand.com
Focusrite Trakmaster At American Musical Supply

VM Sakai - Phil Dodds Has Passed Away. Who? You can see this Unsung Hero Of The Music Business in this video at the 1:05 mark where he says, "What are we saying to each other?"




Slau - "There’s a known problem with the Edirol R-09 that might potentially affect listeners who own the machine. I was listening to Jim Fidler’s podcast, Republic of Avalon Radio, where, during his walk with his wife, he started talking about this problem where the side of the unit starts to come loose and buckle. It seems like a minor nuisance at first but it becomes a major problem if not fixed. I experienced the same thing and was surprised to find out that a lot of people are starting to see this.

"Jim had one of the first units ever shipped and I followed suit about a week later. So, now that we’ve seen this effect, I bet more and more people will start to notice this. Thing is, our units are out of warranty but those people who see this now and bought their units a few months after us can still have it fixed under warranty. BTW, another issue that people have seen is that the back plate switches come loose very easily and just move freely without any effect. That was a problem that happened to both of us and is also a known issue. Edirol hasn’t done any recall or anything but I think they should. They’re replacing warranty units with a different polymer these days. Anyway, maybe this will help some folks. Jim Fidler talks about it in one of his recent episodes."

Dadooz - Jars Of Clay Remix

Big Al - AES Roundup At Sweetwater


Crosstalk:

Joey Bishop: 2/13/1918 - 10/17/2007

Did You Have A Special Music Teacher?


The Stupid Knob

Death Cab For Cutie VS Homeland Security

FedEx Should Get The Pets

Karaoke Violence & The Vacuum Hose


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: The original Woodstock was August 18, 1969. Within one dollar, what was the price of a ticket at the gate?

A: $8 per day! A three-day advance ticket was $18. This week's big winner is Jose Vargas! He takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Jose also sent us this great link with some pictures of original Woodstock tickets.

And here's a great video to have in your collection and on your video iPod. It's the entire Woodstock performance of Jimi Hendrix.

See you next week!


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[Show #88] 123rd AES Roundup & Our Friend Marc Sorger

2007-10-14
Length: 1s



News, a Gear Review, Crosstalk, a Special Report from the floor of the 123rd AES show and we tweak the Stupid Knob!


News:

Sneak Peek At Toontrack's Superior Drummer 2.0

Musical Affirmations For Musicians

Audio Damage Announces Vapor

Jars Of Clay Remix Contest

StudioTraxx

de la Mancha Releases Ring Thing FREE VST For Windows


Our Friend Marc Sorger:

Hello everyone, this is Big Al. This week I lost a good friend of mine in a senseless auto accident twenty miles north of Spokane, Washington. His name was Marc Sorger, He was 56.

Marc was a real renaissance man of the music business; someone that did everything well. And a true Unsung Hero. He was one the best all-around musicians / studio cats I've ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. He was a vibrant and dynamic live performer as well as a gifted engineer and mixer.

He was also one of the few golden ears I've ever known. I swear he could spot a problem that was plus or minus 2 db at 18k . . . over the telephone.

As a performer (sax and vocals) he was so fun to watch. He lived and loved his music. His vocal range was stunning and he could do total justice to screaming rock and roll or a tender jazz ballad.

He had the kind of voice that made most people feel like just giving up their singing when they heard him. For some reason, it just made me want to be better. I studied him for hours and it was an education beyond monetary value.

He performed and wrote with The Dillards, The Righteous Brothers, Gino Vanelli, Michael McDonald, Dean and Carol Parks, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Wopat, Greg Topper, The Spirits Of Rhythm, Safe Sax and a host of others.

He also helped to design and build several studios, including Walter Brecker's place over in Hawaii a few years ago.

I had so many good times with Marc in the studio. We usually spent the whole session trying to recover from laughter. I remember one time we were working on some foley late at night and we were like two kids playing in their favorite sandbox together. It was pure joy and magic. That's the way it was always meant to be in the studio as far as I'm concerned.

Below are links to just a sample of some of his work, including some projects we worked on together, and other folks with whom he worked and played. If you happen to have known him or worked with him, please drop me a line and let me know.

I can't begin to fathom that we'll never work together again. I miss him so much it hurts.

My condolences to Marc's whole family, his daughters (Rachell, Natalie and Sabrina), his friends and his long-time musical partners in the group Safe Sax, John Lowry and Tera Wolfe-Brasch.

There will be an event in Marc's Honor at Ella's Supper Club in downtown Spokane on November 4th, 2007.


Click The Play Button To
Listen To A Demo Reel Of Marc Sorger:





The last big project that Marc produced, mixed and performed on:
Jump by Casey McGill And The Spirits Of Rhythm.




Links To A Few Of The Artists With Whom Marc Has Worked:

Greg Topper Dean Parks Dean Parks - IMDB Carol Parks The Dillards Gino Vanelli Linda Ronstadt Tom Wopat Michael McDonald Bobby Hatfield
Righteous Brothers Bill Medley
Righteous Brothers Walter Brecker
Steely Dan




Gear Review:

Roving PSN reporter Dave Criddle has another great review for us. This week Dave takes a look at the Crysonic line of plugins and puts one or two to the test.


The Crysonic Main Web Site

The Crysonic CRY-Q

The Crysonic SPECTRA'Q







Dave On The Home Recording Odyssey

Dave On The Home Made Hit Show


Crosstalk:

Join Charles Dye for his Mix It Like A Record Advanced Mixing Workshop!

When:
November 8, 2007

Where:
RSPE Audio Solutions
4130 Cahuenga Blvd. Suite #210
Universal City, California 91602

Click Here For Driving Directions From Your Location

Click Here To Learn More About The MiLaR Workshop

Click Here To Register Online Now


The Hit Street Records Talent Show Is Over! Click here to see the winners.


The Talent Search 2007 Staff

Dwight Finney, Mike Bolan, Mike & Cass Schettler, Jerad Finck


Feature Story:

This last week was the 123rd AES--Audio Engineering Society--convention in New York. Trusty flash recorder in hand, PSN Correspondent Slau was on the floor live, generally pestering and annoying all the wonderful vendors that were exhibiting. All for you, dear listeners!

IK Multimedia

Advanced Room Correction System

Crowley & Tripp

Telefunken

Ethan Winer - RealTraps

Portable Vocal Booth

SE Electronics

Redco

Abbey Road


The Stupid Knob:

Yahoo has a page dedicated to Keith Richards news!


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: What was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist?

A: Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. It's interesting to note that MTV initially didn't want to air any music by black artists.

This week's big winner is Karim Ayari! He takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable Mention goes out to Neil Mavor and Patrique Osbourne.


See you next week!


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[Show #87] Logic 8 Overview With Andy Diekroger From Sweetwater

2007-10-05
Length: 1s



News, Crosstalk, a Celebrity Interview and we tweak the Stupid Knob until it cries for mercy!


News:

Nuendo 4 Released

Polyfractus Model 1.1

Reason 4 Released

Universal Audio Version 4.8

M-Audio KeyRig 25

M-Audio KeyRig 49

IK Multimedida's SampleMoog Released

BFD2 Preview Pics






Crosstalk:

Mike's son Jeremy leaves LucasArts and moves to Image Movers Digital

Al goes to the Apple Store!

RadioHead lets fans price their new album (Thanks to Stewart McClellan)

John Fogerty's New Album Revival


Celebrity Interview:

Logic Studio has really been causing a stir. Al sat down with Andy Diekroger from Sweetwater to talk about all things Logic. Andy is a long-time Logic user and just completed his Logic 8 orientation and training with Apple.

Andy's Contact Information:

Andy Diekroger
(800) 222-4700 ex. 1273
andy_diekroger@sweetwater.com

And also: andy@projectstuionetwork.com


The new amazing value that is Logic Studio!

See Apple's Details And Videos


The new Apogee Duet firewire interface:




The Stupid Knob:

Mariah Carey. What kind of tape?

Britney's woes continue to grow. Off to KFed's house the kids do go.

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman totally confuses us.


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star was the first video to premiere on MTV on August 1, 1981. The millionth video to air on MTV was also Video Killed The Radio Star, aired on MTV February 27, 2000. It's also the third most aired video in MTV history. What is THE most aired video in MTV history?

A: Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer.

This week's big winner is Aaron Stewart! Aaron takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable Mention goes out to Carlos Orellana and Keith Sommers.


See you next week!


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[Show #86] PianoTeq 2.0 Review & Smells Like Courtney Love?

2007-09-26
Length: 53s



News, Crosstalk, we dig in the Cat Box, a Gear Review, a Feature Story and we tweak The Stupid Knob...HARD!


News:

Cakewalk's Sonar 7 Producer Edition

VOX AmPlug

Bluenoise: My Drumset Virtual Instrument

PreSonus Monitor Station

Yellow Tools Independence Free 2.0 Sampler

GVST Free Plugin Page


Crosstalk:

Building A Quiet PC: http://QuietPCUSA.com & http://EndPCNoise.com

New Van Halen Rehearsal Videos

Doug McGee reports new flash drive technology based on "bug proteins". 50 TERABYTE drives within two years? Yikes! (In a cool way, of course.)

Midnight Special Legendary Performances DVDs


The Cat Box:

You Can Only Be So Cosmic by Robert Willey.

Here's what Robert told us about the background of this track, "I wrote, conducted, played synth, and sang this with the University of California San Diego Jazz Ensemble in the early 1980s, and the concert was recorded in stereo on a 15 IPS reel to reel. I’ve since overdubbed the vocals and added synthesizer reinforcement with Reason in Pro Tools. I’m not happy with the muddiness. I have the tape track going through a Waves denoise plugin to get rid of the hiss. Any suggestions?"


Feature Story:

Hit Street Records Talent Contest

Aaron Richner Band - MySpace Page


Gear Review:

Modartt's PianoTeq 2.0

Pianoteq is quality virtual instrument using breakthrough technology, available for PC and Mac as a VST/AudioUnit/RTAS plugin and stand-alone player. It models the sound of the piano in real time as opposed to playing back static recordings, like modern sampled instruments.

Feature Highlights:

Responds in real time to pianist's interpretation Sounds and behaves like a real piano Extraordinary playability and expressiveness Advanced tuning, voicing and soundboard adjustment Extremely small (15 MB) and fast loading

Visit the PianoTeq Web Site - Free 45-day Demo





The Super Stupid Knob:

Smells Like . . . Courtney Love?

Marilyn Manson, The Broadway Star?

Fitty Cent - Keepin' It Real!


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: What was the first hip-hop single to hit #1 on the pop charts and what was the artist's name? BONUS QUESTION: What is the artist's real name?

A: Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice. His real name? Robert Matthew Van Winkle!

This week's big winner is Howard Northrup. He offered up even more details on this. Howard says, "One other little bit of trivia about him - his birthday is on Halloween. And no, I didn’t have to Google any of those meaningless facts. I grew up in South Florida, where Robbie was making a "name" for himself."

Howard takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable Mention goes out to Patrique Osbourne and Steve, who called in his answer using our Listener Hot Line. Steve also generously forgot to hang up his phone so that we got to listen to him listening to PSN!


See you next week!


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[Show #85] TWO Gear Reviews - T-Racks and Shure VS Shure

2007-09-18
Length: 1s



News, a Spotlight segment, TWO Gear Reviews, a Feature Story, Viewer Mail and we tweak The Stupid Knob!


News:

Apple Releases Logic Studio

de la Mancha Sumo - Free!

Sample Tank 2.5 Now Available

Audiofile Engineering's Rax 2.0

QuickAudio - Free Audio Editor

Brainworx bx_solo


Spotlight:

Coming Soon! Fluid, a chorus by Audio Damage.


Gear Review #1:

PSN Field Correspondent Dave Criddle joins us with another great gear review. It's IK Multimedia's T-Racks; an inexpensive option for lots of interesting plug in tools.

T-RackS 24- Stand-alone Analog Mastering Station for Mac/PC

T-RackS Plug-in - Analog Modeled Mastering Plug-Ins


Feature Story:

Following weeks of intense speculation by fans and the news media, it's been announced that the three surviving members of Led Zeppelin — Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones — would play a concert in London on Nov. 26. Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham, who died in 1980, will fill in for his father on drums.

The show, at the O2 arena, will be a tribute to Ahmet Ertegun, the Atlantic Records founder who died in December. The bill is also set to include Pete Townshend, Bill Wyman, Foreigner and Paolo Nutini, a 20-year-old Scottish heartthrob who was the last act Mr. Ertegun took under his wing.


Gear Review #2:

This mic shoot out/gear review is being simulcast on both PSN and The Metalshop Podcast, hosted by Brandon Hire. It's the Battle of the under $100.00 Shures!

Visit The Metal Shop Podcast

SM57 VS PG57!

        


Viewer Mail:

Chris Bakos - QLab Software

Jose Vargas - Original Music Contest

Carlos from Kissimmee, Florida - How do you quiet down a noisy computer?

Building A Quiet Computer Case

Dan Lueders - Lava Lamp TV Special!


Mike's Computer Quiet Box


The Stupid Knob:

Brought to us this week by Dave King. This falls under the NO DUH section of The Stupid Knob - Rock Stars and their Crash and Burn Lifestyles.


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: Who was the first rock artist to be arrested on stage?

A: Jim Morrison!



This week we had five correct answers. Four were from reigning trivia champions John Demetre, George Taylor, Dan Lueders and Brandon Hire. And, this week's big prize goes to Jammin' Dave Jackson from The Musician's Cooler Podcast! Dave takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com. Way to go to all of you!


See you next week!


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[Show #84] Bob Lefsetz, Prodikeys Review & Courtney Love + Keith Richards?

2007-09-07
Length: 1s



News, Crosstalk, a Gear Review, a Feature Story and we tweak The Stupid Knob!


News:

More DUY For Windows

RealTraps Ceiling Tiles

Roger Nichols Digital Spl-izer

Two Free Plugins Located By Mark Rufino:

1) Free GIGA Continuous Velocity Piano

2) Stillwell Plugins

Digidesign Strucure FREE

Antares Harmony Engine


Crosstalk:

Video Of Doug McGee's Bejing Apartment Studio:

"Just wanted to drop you this link to a mini documentary on the construction of my current studio. All of the sound treatment was due to the info I’ve gleaned off of Ethan Winner’s site throughout the years. I was lucky enough to come across his articles about ten years ago when I was just starting out in this here project studio thing. I was thrilled to hear him on your show. I hope that you and your listeners enjoy this video. Feel free to copy any of the ideas in the construction of the studio."

Keep your eye out for the PSN cameo!


Click Here To Play

Mike Missed The Summer Of Love 40th Anniversary - DOH!

Brandon Hire of The Metal Shop Podcast had a run-in with a lava lamp:



From Joao Alves:
10 Recording Bloopers That Made The Album

Tom (aka Dadooz) wrote in and said, "Thought I’d send you a link to a great piece of software which was mentioned in episode 32, and which we thought may be lost due to developer abandonment. RAX2 has now been picked up by Audiofile Engineering and an update will be available soon."

http://RockLighter.com

Ooooooooooh! THE NEW iPODS ARE HERE!





Gear Review:

This week Dave Criddle joins PSN as a contributing field correspondent. He'll be bringing us all kinds of great features over the next few weeks while he's on hiatus from the Home Recording Odyssey podcast. This week it's a short but solid review of some gear Dave heard about right here on PSN, PRODIKEYS!





10 Large File Sending Services


Feature Story:

Bob Lefsetz is a Santa Monica-based music-industry figure, who has worked previously as an entertainment business attorney and as a consultant to major record labels. Perhaps he's best known as the author of The Lefsetz Letter, which was first produced as a hard copy publication and is now a free e-mail newsletter. In it he addresses the issues that are at the core of the music business today: downloading, copy protection, pricing and the music itself.

His latest keynote address in Australia has some particularly interesting incite on the creation and distribution of music in this digital age. Enjoy this excerpt and I'm sure you'll take something away from it that will benefit you directly in your studio.


The Stupid Knob:

Courtney Love + Keith Richards = YIKES!


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: Thomas Edison was one of the earliest folks to lust after recording gear. In 1887 he made the first recording of a human voice on the first tinfoil cylinder phonograph. It was a poem that is now considered a classic children's song. What was it?

A: Mary Had A Little Lamb!

We had a fantastic turnout this week. Mostly all correct answers and many without having to Google!

This week's winner is Aage Auby from Oslo, Norway! Aage is taking home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable mention goes out to:

Mark Rufino Dan Leuders Marty Starns Dale Nabeta Jose Vargas Ed Bradshaw Shannon Waldner Dave Jackson of the Musician's Cooler Podcast Howard Northrup Jonathan McMillan William Davidson Tony Oetzmann George Taylor Rick Gotlieb Patrique Osbourne Joseph Mazzu Barrie from Ontario Paul Bordenkirsher of MesaSand.com Keith Sommers And John Demetre! WHEW! See you next week!


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[Show #83] 5-time Emmy-winning Mixer John Davidson

2007-08-26
Length: 48s



News, Crosstalk, a Celebrity Interview and we tweak The Stupid Knob!


News:

DUY DaD Tape For Windows XP

Vintage Amp Room Native

URS Classic Console Strip Pro Presets

Rayzoon Jamstix 2

ClassicTone-56 & PulTone-FL

Audio Damage Liquid

Native Intruments YouTube Channel

MASSIVE Discount On NI Komplete 4!

Contact:

Andy Diekroger
(800) 222-4700 ex.1273
andy_diekroger@sweetwater.com



Crosstalk:

The PACE OS X Prebinding Script

Possible leaked photos of new Pod X3 & Pod X3 Live:



Stu Veneable from AngryFolk.com is looking for steel drum tracks

Stevie Wonder Is Going On Tour!


Celebrity Interview:

It's been awhile since we had a chance to catch up with 5-time Emmy-winning mixer and PSN Field Correspondent John Davidson. A lot has happened in the last several months and we're looking forward to catching up with him. Apparently his security access card for the VIP elevator here in the PSN Towers is still working so he came on up and joined Al in Studio B for a chat.


The Stupid Knob:

There is an entire Internet community and forum dedicated to the idea that the real Paul McCartney was replaced some time in 1966. Why? The leading theory is that the original Paul is dead, but there are many other theories to be considered.

So, if you're up for a colossal waste of time and a few laughs, check it out.


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: Before achieving success as a singer, what did Luciano Pavarotti do for a living?

A: He was an elementary school teacher!

No correct answers this week. DOH!


See you next week!


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[Show #82] PSN Top 10 With Slau & Keith Richards--Did He Really?

2007-08-17
Length: 40s



News, Crosstalk, Viewer Mail, a Feature Story and we tweak The Stupid Knob!


News:

Mix It Like A Record Event

Chordie.com

Apple iLife 08

Digidesign Tech Support Folder

Universal, Google & gBox Team Up DRM-Free


Crosstalk:

The Lost Opening Sound

Lost - The Series

Spectrasonics Atmosphere

Worst Album Cover Site

Trailer For The Movie War


Viewer Mail:

Audio Comment From Stu at AngryFolk.com

Brandon Hire From The Metal Shop Podcast

The Heavy Metal Box

Dave Duffus Of Sound Logic Studio

Steven Slate Drums

TalentDatabase.com

Michael Hacker's Talent Database Profile

Peter Day Is Looking For Some Tracking In San Franciso


Feature Story:

Brandon S. Hire writes two heartfelt songs for loved one that have passed away.

Brandon's Web Site

To find the songs Karen and Thoughtless go to the Media section, then click on Audio, then on Orphan Album Preview.


The Stupid Knob:

Keith Richards - Did he, or didn't he? I'll bet he did!


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: Big Al and his wife have the opportunity on occasion to hang with a celebrity here and there. We'll name three celebrities that his wife has interacted with. You tell us which one kissed her on the lips. 1) Kurt Russell, 2) Charo or 3) David Crosby.

A: Charo! Cuchi! Cuchi!

Congratulations to this week's winner, Patrique Osbourne! Patrique is a reigning champion so the prize goes to the next fastest answer and that was Dan Leuders! Ah, but Dan is a Mac guy so he has graciously donated his prize to the next fastest responder, and that's Christopher Ray. Congratulations Chris! Send us an e-mail and claim your prize. He'll be taking home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Also with the right answer and garnering Honorable Mention is Dave Jackson of the Musician's Cooler podcast at MusiciansCooler.com and Stuart from Victoria, BC, who phoned in his answer using our Listener Hotline.

Special honor goes out to Patrick Abbas. While he didn't have the correct answer, his line of reasoning showed that he's been paying attention to the little details for a long time here at PSN. Thanks Patrick!


Information On Merv Griffin


See you next week!

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[Show #81] Massey TD5, Quincy Jones & A Mic Shootout

2007-08-07
Length: 49s



News, Crosstalk, a Featured Performance, Viewer Mail, a Spotlight segment and a Gear Review!


News:

The Massey TD5 Lives!

New Quincy Jones Video Podcast

Optimizing Windows XP For Audio

Diddy Recruits New Assistant Online

Eagles New Album Almost Ready

Tuna Pitch Tuning Widget


Crosstalk:

Mike gets new gear!

PSN In Jason Heath's Double Bass Blog

ProTools VS Analog Listening Challenge

Tronical Power Tune System


Featured Performance:

We recently featured a news item about the sad and untimely death of Brad Delp of the band Boston. Michael Masse wrote us about this and a tribute he's produced. Michael writes, "I wanted to share with you a recording I recently completed as a tribute to Brad Delp, the lead singer of Boston who passed away recently. When I heard the circumstances surrounding his death, a suicide, it broke my heart. That someone who brought millions of people so much joy could feel so sad and alone—there’s no thought more tragic to a fellow musician and fan.

"One of my favorite Boston songs has always been A Man I’ll Never Be from Don’t Look Back. That song hits home for me even more now. It expresses a feeling of inadequacy that I think we all can relate to at some point, and I expect that song gave Brad some comfort, too.

"Here’s my humble rendition—it’s sort of an acoustic arrangement. I could never do Brad's voice justice, but I wanted to record it to mark his passing. I performed all the vocals and music, and recorded and mixed it in my home project studio. The chain was a Neumann TLM49 into a Pacifica pre amp then through my RME Fireface 800 into Cubase 4."


Thread about this song on GearSlutz forum


Viewer Mail:

Michael Hacker: More JayZ/Beyonce Going To Apple Rumors

Charles Dye: JCB by Nizlopi - Video

Jan: New Izotope Podcast

Mark Rufino: SM57 Mic Mod

Mike Schettler: Ultimate Cannon Rock Video (see below)





Spotlight:

How PSN is produced and recorded.


Gear Review:

We were having an in-depth discussion about mics with Slau a couple of days ago and we got to comparing mics that we've both used and mics that he has in his closet that we haven't used. Two of his favorite mics are the Audio Technica AT4033 and the Mojave Audio MA-200. Time for a shoot out!

Mojave Audio MA-200      Street: $995.00
Large-Diaphragm Tube Cardioid Condenser Mic
Hand-selected 3-micron gold-sputtered capsule
Jensen audio transformer
Military-grade JAN 5840 vacuum tube
Includes power supply, shock mount, case and cables
Slau's comment: My new go to mic, especially for vocals.


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: The song, Light My Fire was recorded and released at approximately the same time by two different artists. The more famous one today is by Jim Morrison with The Doors, but the song was equally successful by another singer/guitarist. Who is he?

A: Jose Feliciano!

This week's winner is Steve Sawyer! Congratulations, you're taking home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable mention goes out to Steve Ayon, John Demetre, Chris Cowan, Keith Sommers, Tom Franklin, Robert Willey and Roger Miller and Don Howatt, who both called in their answers using our Listener Hot Line: (928) 395-1343. Great job!


See you next week!

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[Show #80] Andrew Dubber: New Music Strategies

2007-07-26
Length: 54s



News, a Celebrity Interview and we tweak The Stupid Knob!


News:

Updated Massey Tools

Pro Tools Tip Of The Day Widget

Pro Tools Accelerated Videos


Andy Diekroger
Sweetwater Senior Sales EngineerSoundToys

Andy Diekroger from Sweetwater has special offer for all PSN listeners. If you've been thinking about adding a Focusrite Liquid Mix to your set up, this might be the last excuse you need.

From now through July 31, when you buy a Liquid Mix you'll receive the optional DSP card for FREE! That's a $250.00 value! Contact Andy directly for the special.

Andy Diekroger
Senior Sales Engineer
(800) 222-4700 x1273 (Toll Free)
(260) 432-8176 x1273 (International)
andy_diekroger@sweetwater.com


Celebrity Interview:

The business of music is changing rapidly and we all need new strategies for marketing the music we record. This week Al had a chat with Andrew Dubber, who has a lot of good advice to offer. He's the Degree Leader for Music Industries at UCE Birmingham, and a senior lecturer and researcher with a particular interest in online music, radio and new media technology.

New Music Strategies Web Site

Andrew's FREE e-book, "The 20 Things You MUST Know About Music Online".

Andrew's Manifesto


The Stupid Knob:

Al Sharpton hastens the death of . . . rap?


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: Elvin Bishop had a big hit in 1975 with Fooled Around And Fell In Love. However, he didn't sing the lead vocal. Who did, and with what super band did this person go on to have many more hits?

A: Mickey Thomas, who later joined Jefferson Starship!

This week's first responder was a reigning trivia champion Mr. Roger Linder! Therefore, this week's prize has been awarded to the second responder Jason Victorine. Congratulations gentlemen! Jason takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable Mention goes out to Steve Sawyer, Keith Sommers, John Demetre and Gary Eisenbraun, who actually submitted his audio answer via the customer feedback line!


Answer To Last Week's BONUS Trivia Question:

Q: What early Mac composer and musician went on to become the creative force behind a Grammy-award-winning industrial rock group? He also created the sound track for the hit video game Quake. His band's logo also appears in the game on the nail gun ammo boxes.

A: Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails!

Well, you Mac folks came out in force for this one! The winner is Pete Buchwald! Pete has won a copy of the awesome AU plug IronOxide from AirWindows.com courtesy of Chris Johnson!

Honorable Mention goes out to Theo Tigno, Patrique Osbourne, Steve Ayon, Steve Sawyer, Shannon Waldner, Kris Keyser, Neil McDougall and Jonathan McMillan. Way to go!


See you next week!

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[Show #79] We Step In The Cat Box & Abbey Road Is Everywhere!

2007-07-19
Length: 43s



[Show #79] We Step In The Cat Box & Abbey Road Is Everywhere!



News, Crosstalk, a Cat Box segment, Viewer Mail and we tweak The Stupid Knob!


News:

Abbey Road Keyboards Refill

Fab Four Virtual Instrument

De La Mancha's Free Synth - Entropy

De La Mancha's Free Effect - Thrummaschine

Zoom H2 Handy Digital Recorder

Sundance Channel's Live From Abbey Road

Gallo Engineering's Free Guitar FX Plugin - Studio Devil BVC


The Cat Box:

John Phillips submits a song called Old Photographs. And a big thanks to Hugo Ball for the new Cat Box segment intro!


Crosstalk:

Redco Custom Cables

Prince may never work in this town again!

Here's the Presonus guitar micing video:





Viewer Mail:

Caleb Hawkins - AirWindows AU Plugins

Joven Kerekes of Dublin - NPR's On The Media Podcast

Tim Lee - Headphone Distribution

Deon Walker - DX100 Through A Rocktron Banshee Talkbox

Doug - "Stupidest things you ever heard during a session" thread on the GearSlutz forum

Paul Zander - Plasma Tube: The Future Of The Lava Lamp?


The Stupid Knob:

Bobby Brown: Apparently rehab didn't take.


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: This band has become THE top-drawing American band in the world. In fact, only one act--the Rolling Stones--sold more tickets than they did in the preceding decade. Who is it?

A: The Dave Matthews Band!

A lot of good guesses this week but no right answers. Doh!

See you next week!

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[Show #78] Gear Review: Amplitube Jimi Hendrix Edition

2007-07-08
Length: 49s



[Show #78] Gear Review: Amplitube Jimi Hendrix Edition



News, Crosstalk, a Gear Review and we tweak The Stupid Knob!


News:

Soundsnap - Free Samples & Loops

IK Multimedia - Buy 1 - Get 1 FREE!


Andy Diekroger
Sweetwater Senior Sales EngineerAndy Diekroger's Sweetwater PSN Discount Special! $50-$100 off many of the products we talked about in last week's show. That list includes:

Apple’s Logic Pro Digidesign’s Digi003 (rack or control surface) Focusrite’s Liquid Mix Focusrite’s Liquid Channel Mojave Audio’s MA200 (The tube microphone he used during the interview.)
Andy Diekroger
Senior Sales Engineer
(800) 222-4700 x1273 (Toll Free)
(260) 432-8176 x1273 (International)
andy_diekroger@sweetwater.com


Line 6 PocketPOD

Soundfounts.it: Miles'tone Trumpet Modeler

Beta Monkey Music: Pure Country III: Nashville Brushes Loop & Sample Collection

URS Classic Console Strip Pro

50% Off Waves V-Series Bundle


Crosstalk:

Def Leppard & Mutt Lange reunite! Transformers is awesome and is breaking records all over the place. YouTube.com sensation Esmee Denters is now on tour with Justin Timberlake and signed to a record deal. Dave Criddle from the Home Recording Odyssey podcast has a recommendation for Mike.


Gear Review:

Amplitube Jimi Hendrix Shipping This MonthThis week we're looking at Amplitube: Jimi Hendrix Edition. It claims to be the first authentic software recreation of the complete guitar amp and effects rig of Jimi Hendrix. It includes models of extremely rare and collectible vintage stomp boxes, amp heads and cabinets. It features: 5 separate modules: tuner, configurable stomp pedal board, amp head, cabinet and mic and rack effects 4 Amp models 7 Cabinet models 5 Microphone models 9 Stomp Effect models 4 Rack Effect models High-precision Tuner 2 Guitar rig chains Jimi Hendrix song presets immediately recall the entire rig used for that song Plug-In and Standalone version See all sound demos, download the plugin and the demo presets.

It sells for just $249.00 US - $199.00 if you're a registered owner of any other IK product.


The Stupid Knob:

According to the New Zealand Herald, Lindsay Lohan has been singled out to play Paris Hilton in a movie of her life. She could also be joined by Britney Spears on the project.

Our heads just exploded.


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: What was the first single by a British band to reach #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100? And what was the name of the group?

A: Telstar by The Tornados. Up to that point, and since World War II, there had only been three British names that topped the U.S. chart: In May of 1962 Stranger On The Shore by clarinetist Mr. Acker Bilk; the second was He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands by Laurie London (1958), whilst the first was Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart by Vera Lynn (1952).

The Tornados playing Telstar live (clams and all):



No winners this week! Hello . . . is thing on?

See you next week!

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[Show #77] Andy Diekroger - Celebrity Interview

2007-06-28
Length: 59s



News, a Celebrity Interview and even more prize-winning Trivia!


News:

Source Elements Talkback

Epiphone Valve Junior, Version 3

Universal Audio v4.7

Sonalksis TBK3 Uber Compressor

Propellerhead Reason 4

Waves API Bundle


Celebrity Interview:

This week Andy Diekroger dropped by for a chat. He's a guitarist, a recording studio professional and a valuable asset as a Senior Sales Engineer at Sweetwater.com.

Andy's contact information:
1 (800) 222-4700 x1273
andy_diekroger@sweetwater.com
M-F 10-7 EST

Pictures of the Sweetwater's expansion (There's photo gallery button to push down the page.)

Technical Support Database and other helpful links (The knowledge database is what to look at plus the most popular knowledge base articles.)

Check out Sweetwater's e-newsletter InSync (not the band) and their online audio dictionary called Word Of The Day. There are links on the Sweetwater care page above and a database for Tech Tip Of The Day.

The specfic pages are:
http://www.sweetwater.com/insync/mailinglist/

http://www.sweetwater.com/progeardirectory/signup.php

The overall signup page including the directory

Liquid Mix assets list - The "who's who" of the eqs and compressors and their respective serial numbers.

See the Liquid Mix

See The Liquid Channel






Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: What famous three piece band had Frank Zappa produce an album for them in 1976?

A: Grand Funk Railroad!

This week's winner is Pete Buchwald! Congratulations, you're taking home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable mention goes out to John Demetre. Great job!


See you next week!

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[Show #76] Funky White Boys & CAPE Songs

2007-06-22
Length: 38s



News, Crosstalk, a Spotlight/Lava Lamp segment and we tweak The Stupid Knob!


News:

Beware Mixing The Safari 3 Beta On Mac!

de la Mancha Subhuman 2.0

Free Native Instruments Battery 3 Add-ons

Free Native Instruments Battery 3 Video

Will Robin Thicke Be The First Funky White Boy?

Nexoft's LoopAZoid Free Sampler VST!

Free Massey Tools Beta Plugin Pack


Crosstalk:

PandoraJam

Andrew Dubber's New Music Strategies Blog

Sony New York Music Studio Closing


Spotlight/Lava Lamp Special Report

Jeff Conner provides audio lava lamp conspiracy proof.


Jeff C., Somewhere In Texas

Here's video proof of the lava lamp's involvement in Mike Rowe's career (of Dirty Jobs fame):



Listen To CAPE Radio At The Womb (Top Of The Page)


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: This group started off as the Blue Velvets, then they became the Golliwogs, after one more name change, they hit big with swamp rock! By what name are they known today?

A: Creedence Clearwater Revival!

This week's winner is Utku Alatas from Istanbul, Turkey! Congratulations, you're taking home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable mention goes out to Thomas Rushton, Kevin Doucet, Pete Buchwald and Jesse Osborne. Great job!


See you next week!

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[Show #75] Epiphone Valve Jr. Review - Al's French Project

2007-06-16
Length: 52s



News, Crosstalk, a Gear Review, a Featured Performance and we tweak The Stupid Knob!


News:

Official Digidesign Support For 8-Core Mac Pro

MusicRow Drum Queen

School Of Audio (SAE) Engineering

Ardour Open Source DAW

de la Mancha Dynamite Cowbell Plugin

FX Plugin Comparison Site #1

FX Plugin Comparison Site #2


Crosstalk:

Les Paul Is 92!

Stax Records Is 50!

Send in your questions for Charles Dye!

Send in your questions for a Mastering Engineer!

Calling all Cat Box submissions! Here kitty, kitty.


Johnny Cash Video Feature:

Louis Armstrong and Johnny Cash - Blue Yodel No. 9




Johnny Cash's Last Recorded Performance at the Carter Family Fold July 5, 2003.




Gear Review:

The Epiphone Valve Jr.

See The Amp Head

See The Speaker Cabinet

Mike's credit card just FLEW out of his wallet for this one.




Featured Performance:

Al fininshed his work on the french dance/chill song One Step Away. Check out the final master! We'll let you know where you can pick up the album as soon as it's released. The artist is VillaBlue, which is Juanite Grande and Pascal De Falco.

VillaBlue On MySpace

Juanita Grande's Web Site


The Stupid Knob:

Moby, The Vegan Vampire!

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: In spite of the fact that much of his time was devoted to his role on Rawhide, the western TV series, this actor had time to record a major novelty hit. Who was he and what was the song?

A: He was Sheb Wooley and the song was Purple People Eater!

This week's winner is Patrique Osbourne. Congratulations Patrique, you're taking home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable mention goes out to Jonathan McMillan and Steven Moore. Great job!


See you next week!

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[Show #74] Scott Griggs Of Aluminum Foil Productions

2007-06-06
Length: 48s



News, a Celebrity Interview, and we tweak The Stupid Knob!


News:

Extreme Punch 2 Analog Tape Emulation

Pro Tools Updated to 7.3.1 cs3

Kenny Gioia's Pro Tools Videos Link #1

Kenny Gioia's Pro Tools Videos Link #2

Pro Tools 310i: Advanced ICON Mixing Techniques

URS Plugins

The URS discount code: twentyoff

http://www.All-Guitar-Chords.com/


Celebrity Interview:

Al met Scott Griggs over at Charles Dye's forum over at The Womb, that's MilarForum.com. Scott has an interesting project in progress and wanted to ask some questions and opinions regarding the direction he's taking. It occurred to us that many of you may have exactly the same questions, so we invited Scott to come and grill Al in person.

Apogee AD/DA Convertors

RealTraps.com

Ethan Winer's Forum

Millennia TD-1 Mic Pre

Avalon VT-737sp Mic Pre / Channel Strip

Focusrite ISA 220 Session Pack

Mackie HR824 Monitors mk2

Adam Audio A7 Monitors

Dynaudio BM 5A Monitors

Avantone Mix Cubes

Andy Diekroger
(800) 222-4700 ext 1273#
http://Sweetwater.com


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: What mega, superstar musician made the two following statements:

1) "I guess I just want to be remembered as a good musician and a good writer of good songs."

2) "When Jim Croce died, John Lennon said to me, 'You sell more records when you die than when you live. And with you, I hear so many of your records on the radio now that if you die, it will get so ridiculous I'll have to throw my radio out the window.'"

A: Elton John!

This week's winner is Roger Linder. Congratulations Roger, you're taking home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable mention goes out to Pete Jarvis, Dave Jackson from the Musician's Cooler podcast, Utku Alatas from Istanbul, Turkey, Trevor Brooks and Dave King. Great job!


See you next week!

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[Show #73] The Recorderman Overhead Drum Mic Technique

2007-05-31
Length: 35s



News, Crosstalk, a Spotlight feature on recording drums and Viewer Mail!


News:

U-NO-60 Virtual Synth

JamJunky



Groove Monkee Rock For Addictive Drums

iChords Audio To MIDI

Modartt Pianoteq

Pianoteq Forums

TuneCore/Guitar Center Van Giveaway


Crosstalk:

Start sending in your questions for Charles Dye!

Dave Chick comments on Leo Badinella

Sweetwater's guitar recording tip

Brian Daste's guitar recording trick

Al's featured video - The Loudness Wars:




Spotlight:

The Recorderman overhead drum mic technique.

Recorderman's original post at Recording.org

Gearslutz thread with more discussion and pictures




Viewer Mail:

Joao Alves recommends this video cowbell lesson!



An audio comment from Jeff Connor

Lava lamp invention from Patrique Osbourne

A gear/MIDI question from Jon Solitro

An audio question about MILAR from Rick Shelton


The Stupid Knob:

R. Kelly -- Pillar of the community...nay...THE WORLD!


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: It's one of the biggest singles of all time. It was #1 in almost every charting country in the world, including the UK and the US. It's the second most successful single of all time (after Cher's Believe) since 1999 in the United World Chart and has sold about 9 million copies worldwide. It's a duet, and a remake of a song off of the movie soundtrack of the movie Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.

A: Hips Don't Lie, Shakira (ahh-OOO-gah) and Wyclef Jean!

This week's winner is Mark Long. Congratulations Mark, you're taking home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable mention goes out to Alex Free and Jon Solitro. Great job!


See you next week!

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[Show #72] Pete Townshend's Sage Advice & Addictive Drums

2007-05-23
Length: 28s



News, Crosstalk, a Spotlight segment and we tweak The Stupid Knob!


News:

Spectra C1 Compressor

XLN Audio's Addictive Drums

Jars Of Clay Remix

Indaba Music


Crosstalk:

Leo Badinella and Balance

Free Eddie Kramer Video!

Mike's Video Pick:




Thanks to everyone that's voted for PSN at Digg.com!


Spotlight:

Pete Townsend's Blog


The Stupid Knob:

Keith Richards...in danger of typecasting?


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: In 1978, all four members of this group released solo albums simultaneously. Who were they?

A: KISS!

This week's winner is Jonathan Diener. Congratulations Jonathan, you're taking home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable mention goes out to Roger Linder, Kris Kleiner, Tom Hansen, Alice Bowie, Randy Gilkey, Ivan O’Donoghue, Josh Mahler, Jeff Francis, Jon Julson, Nathan Else, Doyle Hundley, Keith Sommers, Stewart McLellan, Carl Jensen, Steven Talley, Shane Hendricks and Pete Buchwald. Great job!


See you next week!

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[Show #71] Dave Akin Of DNE Recording - Focusrite Liquid Mix

2007-05-16
Length: 54s



News, a Celebrity Interview and Viewer Mail!


News:

Vintage Amp Room by SoftTube

$25,000 Studio Makeover Contest

Electronic Musician's Emergency Adapter Kit

Kaltman Cable Coiler

Vintager: Free Virtual Synth



Dave AkinCelebrity Interview:

Dave Akin is a long-time listener that has recently made a significant upgrade to his studio - specifically his mixing tools. He did this armed with information he learned on the show and with some much-appreciated consulting with Andy Diekroger at Sweetwater. Al spent some time with Dave talking about how he's gotten to where he is in his mixing career and how important it is to keep learning and progressing.

Dave's Studio - DNE Recording


Andy Diekroger
Sweetwater Engineer
(800) 222-4700 Ext. #1273Andy Diekroger - Sweetwater
(800) 222-4700 ex. 1273#

Focusrite Liquid Mix


Viewer Mail:

Jon, and Paul from Mesa Sand Productions


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: Who did the actual singing in the movie The Buddy Holly Story?

A: The actor that also played Buddy in the movie, Gary Busey!

This week's winner is Nathan Else. Congratulations Nathan, you're taking home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable mention goes out to Josh Mahler, Kris Kleiner, Steven Talley and Keith Sommers. Great job!


See you next week!

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[Show #70] Brian Daste Of The Magic Closet Studio

2007-05-08
Length: 51s



News, a Celebrity Interview, Crosstalk and we tweak The Stupid Knob!


News:

Waves V-Series Bundle

Peter Gabriel's we7 Free Music Service

First iTunes Exclusive Song Debuts In The Top 10 - I'll Stand By You

iZotope Vista Drivers

FirePod Vista Drivers

Jamstix Group Buy


Celebrity Interview:

A couple of weeks ago Al visited a local studio in Portland, Oregon called The Magic Closet. It's a nice facility run by an equally nice guy, Mr. Brian Daste. In the course of their visit together Brian revealed a few tips and tricks he's developed and Al asked if he'd mind sharing them with all of us. He thought that was a great idea!

The Magic Closet Studio

The Tower Of Power Horns Spot

Band in drum demo: Chris Mosley Quartet

Drummer in drum demo: Randy Rollofson

Royer R121 Ribbon Mic

Neumann KM184 Mics

Neumann U87

Altiverb

Empirical Labs Distressor

Wacom Tablets

Epiphone Valve Jr. Amp Head


The Stupid Knob:

Nickelback is...well...back.


Crosstalk:

Cody Johnson MySpace Page

Rick Jones' Studio

Free Willie Nelson Concert in Choteau, Montana

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: Michael Jackson's thriller album came out and crushed all kinds of records, including the largest selling album of all time. What album held that title until then?

A: The Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack! This week's winner is Nate Thoreson. Congratulations Nate, you're taking home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.


See you next week!

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[Show #69] Zoom H2 & Spinal Tap is Back!

2007-05-02
Length: 36s



News, Crosstalk, a Spotlight segment, a Featured Performance and Viewer Mail!


News:

SSL Duende 2.0

SSL Drumstrip

Tubedriver (Free Plugin)

Nine Volt Audio Stylus RMX Video

Zoom H2 Handy Recorder

Yahoo, Gracenote Lauch Lyrics Service


Crosstalk:

Bryan Daste - The Magic Closet Studio

Transformers Previews

Camel Phat Free For PC

Camel Phat Free For Mac

Elton John manages to turn the words from an oven instruction manual into a catchy little song, entirely improvised.





Pick World Custom Guitar Picks

Spinal Tap is reuniting! They're getting back together for a performance at Wembley Stadium in London as part of worldwide Live Earth concerts on July 7. They have a new short film out - click here to watch it now.


Spotlight:

Some tips and tricks gleaned from Shelly Yakus at MusiciansCast.com -- Formerly Vice President of A&M Recording, Shelly has engineered some of the most successful recordings from John Lennon’s "Imagine" to U2's "Rattle & Hum" and is credited with over 100 million record sales.


Featured Performance:

Home Is Where The Heartbreak Is by John Tubbs

Jesse's Name by Rick Jones


Viewer Mail:

James Herbert - TC Konnekt 24D Problems

Thread at Harmony Central about it

Pete Buchwald - Refrigerator Box Vocal Booth

Dan Leuders - The KID'S Rider


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: Which Three Dog Night hit was written by Randy Newman, the creator of his own hit Short People? He's also written about a gazillion movie soundtrack themes.

A: Mama Told Me Not To Come This week's winner is Joao Alves. Congratulations Joao, you're taking home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable Mention goes out to Pete Buchwald and Kevin Anderson. Way to go guys!



See you next week!

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[Show #68] Amp Room & Keith In A Horse Suit?

2007-04-26
Length: 44s



News, a Gear Review, Crosstalk, a Featured Performance and we tweak the Stupid Knob!

News:

Digidesign RMS Monitors

Mac UB Program List

Pro Tools On Windows Vista

Stevie Wonder Buys Back Grammy

Prodikeys

New Mix It Like A Record Free Preview


Gear Review:

Amp Room by SoftTube

Still in beta, straightforward and simple, Vintage Amp Room emulates three great guitar amps in a complete studio set-up with speaker cabinets and fully flexible microphone positioning.

It has none of the added gadgets or weird-sounding presets sometimes found in simulation software. Their goal is not to give you a pre-produced, ultimate guitar sound, but to provide you with the ultimate tool to create your own. It features:

Three vintage amp models Flexible & continuous click-and-drag mic positioning Fully automatable parameters Compatible with all effects that work with real amps

It will be available for both PC and Mac on:

Digidesign Pro Tools 7.0 or higher, with Pro Tools|HD Accel Digidesign VENUE live system TC Electronic PowerCore (to be released in June 2007)

This company also responsible for the Tubetech CL1B, Brainworx bx digital, Dynatube and Dynatube Bass.


Featured Performance:

Balance by Leo Badinella

Real Love by Matthias Frank

The Stupid Knob:

Could it be Keith Richards...again? Yep.


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: Who played the slide guitar on the classic Eric Clapton hit Layla?

A: Duane Allman! Both Slau and Mark Rufino had some valuable follow up to this. They referred to a documentary on Tom Dowd called Tom Dowd: The Language Of Music. It's an absolutely fascinating glimpse into the life of a talented and influential engineer and producer.

One of the interesting things in the movie is where he plays the original multitrack master from the Layla session and he solos Dunae’s slide and the piano. It’s so exciting to hear the raw material out of context. Slau and Mark both say. "If you haven't seen this, run (don't walk) to the store and pick up a copy." Better yet, just click here to get one online!

This week's winner is Jeremy North. Congratulations Jeremy, you're taking home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable Mention goes out to Randy Gilkey, Slau, Mark Rufino, Shane Ward, Jonathan Diener, Jim Farley, Tom Drake, Joao Alves, Mike Schettler and Rich Palmer. Way to go guys!



See you next week!

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[Show #67] Lane Sumner & Bryan Daste of the Magic Closet

2007-04-17
Length: 1s



News, Crosstalk, a Celebrity Interview, we tweak The Stupid Knob and a Feature Story!

News:

TriTone Digital Releases AngelTone for Windows

Geffen Wants Your Song!

Tonntrack Releases EZplayer Free

Berklee's New BIRN Online Radio Network

Digidesign Ships Reel Tape Suite

Don Ho Is Dead At 76


Celebrity Interview:

Finally! You've heard him at the top and end of the show for over a year now.

This week, Mike sat down with Lane Sumner, the the composer and performer of the PSN theme called Road Trip.

He's a fantastic guitar player, a project studio owner, and a teacher. Listen in as Mike visits Lane at his studio.




Lane Sumner's Web Site

Lane's Studio:








The Stupid Knob:

Keith is at it again!

Derek K. Miller from Inside Home Recording sent us this Nickelback comparison: Click here to listen


Feature Story:

This is a great story from Brian Daste of The Magic Closet recording studio in Portland, Oregon. It's a fascinating project bringing young and old artsits together.

Bryan graduated from the University of Miami with a baccalaureate in Audio Engineering. Since then he has worked in some very well respected post-production studios on the East and West coasts (Outpost in Miami and Bongo Post + Music in Sacramento) - as well as independently working for musical artists in both regions.

DeepRoots.com

ScotlandBarr.com

TheMagicCloset.net


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: What was the first classical album to go platinum, and who was the artist?

A: Switched-On Bach by Wendy Carlos (then Walter Carlos) was the first classical album to go platinum in 1968. Her Bach transcriptions for the Moog synthesizer brought electronic sounds into the mainstream. She's been credited with starting the synth revolution. Before this album, synths were mainly perceived as educational tools and not part of mainstream music. She painstakingly performed Bach using a MOOG modular and an Ampex 8 track tape recorder.

Remember, the MOOG modular did not have any presets, was monophonic and you had to use patch chords to manually connect components to come up with a new sound. The album came out and rocked the music industry. It�s fascinating to think a Bach album started it all.

This week's winner is David Melfi. Congratulations David, you're taking home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable Mention goes out to Nate Thoreson, Jeremy North and Bill Camarata. Way to go guys!


See you next week!

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[Show #66] RealTraps Portable Vocal Booth & Lava Lamp: 2007

2007-04-10
Length: 33s



News, Crosstalk, a Gear Review, we tweak The Stupid Knob and we have a Lava Lamp Special Report!

News:

8 Core Mac Pros Are Here!

DooleyDrums.com

Arturia's Jupiter-8V

AmieStreet.com

PSN's "Best Of Dye" At The Womb

MiLaRForum.com


Crosstalk:

Elvis > Monty Python?

REO Speedwagon > WalMart?


Gear Review:

RealTraps Portable Vocal Booth

SE Reflexion Filter


The Stupid Knob:

Keith Richards...say no more!


SPECIAL REPORT: Lava Lamp 2007

Lava Lamp At Google
(Thanks to Ray Love)

I Love Lamp Mac Widget

Dave Pensado Interview
(Thanks to J.H. Flemming from SurfLounge.com)

Here, There And Everywhere: My Life Recording The Music Of The Beatles
(Thanks to Tony Butterworth from The Home Made Hit Show)

USB Powered Lava Lamp
(Thanks to James Herbert)

All things lamp: OozingGoo.com
(Thanks to Derek K. Miller from Inside Home Recording)

Robert Willey found this example of an early lava lamp incursion in television in this first episode of The Prisoner.





Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: This artist made American chart history, by becoming the highest-placed new entry by a British female artist ever in the US chart. Her third album went straight in at number two, beating her previous best of 11 with album number two. Who is she?

A: Joss Stone! And just a couple of weeks ago too. Congratualtions to this week's winner, Mike Masse! Mike is taking home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer, courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.


See you next week!

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[Show #65] The Edge, Music Messe and ... The Spice Girls?

2007-04-01
Length: 35s



News, a Music Messe 2007 Report. a Featured Performance and we tweak the Stupid Knob!

News:
Bitter-sweet from Flux

Antress Free Plugins

Musicnotes Guitar Tab Site Coming

Harry Fox Agency

Musicnotes

MIX Magazine On Compression

U2's The Edge Donates Guitar

Julien's Auctions

Music Rising Charity

Spotlight:

News from Music Messe in Frankfurt, Germany. IK Announces Sample Tank 2.5

Amplitube Jimi Hendrix Shipping This Month

IK, Sonic Reality and Moog Team Up

Steinberg Now All IntelMac Compatible

Steinberg Releases Sequel

Boss RE-20 Space Echo Clone

Crosstalk:

Mike tells the story of Wilbert Condez, a saxophonist he found in Cabo San Lucas.

The Stupid Knob:

I'm the best Spice Girl!

Featured Performance:

Songs that didn't win or lose in the Mix To Dye For Contest. Mike and Al play a couple of their non-winning/losing favorites.

Rock & Roll Bands by Carl Jensen

Let's Clean Up! by Dan Leuders


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: Brian May of Queen holds a PhD. What field is it in?

A: Astronomy! Congratualtions to this week's winner, Tim Calloway! Tim is taking home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer, courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com. Honorable Mention goes out to both John Mulligan and Mikko Majanen, who were oh so close.

Neil McDougall also wrote in to recommend everyone check out Brian's Soapbox feature on his web site: http://BrianMay.com

See you next week!

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[Show #64] Don Rath Jr. Mastering Project & iTunes=2 Billion Songs

2007-03-26
Length: 37s



News, a Feature Story, Crosstalk, we tweak the Stupid Knob and Viewer Mail!

News:
Liquid Mix 2.0 Coming Soon!

Willie Nelson Ice Cream Flavor

Audio Wizard Pro Ear Trainer

PianoTeq 2.0

PianoTeq 2.0 MP3 Demos

Sonic Birth


Feature Story:

Details of Al's latest mastering project with a client he met on NextCat.com, Mr. Don Rath Jr.

Don Rath Jr.'s Web Site

Big Al's Studio

Don's Latest Press Release


Don Rath Jr.


Buy Heart Strings


Buy Dawn Of A New Day



Crosstalk:

iTunes surpasses 2 Billion songs sold!


Viewer Mail:

Slau's Useful Links:
Pro Audio Reference

Pro Audio Resources

Mother Of All Free Plugins Database

Dave Akin
A super-valuable monitoring tip!

Douglas McDonald
An audio comment about a great plugin.

Paul Bordenkircher - His main web site
Recommended acoustic treatment resources.
Ethan Winer's RealTraps.com

Auralex FREE Acoustic Analysis

Ready Acoustics Room Analysis

Tim Perry
Wireless 1.4GHz Camera

Tim's Main Studio Page

Camera in action on a old C-128 color video monitor

Pictures of main tracking room in “home theater mode? #1

Pictures of main tracking room in “home theater mode? #2

Tracking room B, in “lobby mode?

My master control #1

My master control #2

Reaper - Almost-free DAW

Andrew Schaap
Andrew's Charles Dye Ring Tone!


The Stupid Knob
http://SearchWithKevin.com


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: Lynyrd Skynyrd had chart hits with both studio and live versions of what song?

A: Freebird!

The only correct answer was from Ted Martin. Congratulations Ted! He takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable Mention goes out to John Walker. Way to go John!

See you next week!

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[Show #63] No Respect, And Why The Music Business Sucks

2007-03-20
Length: 39s



News, Crosstalk and we tweak the Stupid Knob...twice!

News:

Snapper For Mac

Guitar Shed 2

8 core Mac Pro Coming Soon?


Alleged Web Site Slip Up

Structure Public Beta

The Death Of Paul Delay

Crosstalk:

PSN Breaks 100,000 Downloads!

Bum Rush The Charts!

The Special Buy Link For March 22!

Barebonz.org

Pro Tools Prefs Trasher

Battlestar Galactica Free Files

Weird Al Video Feature:

First Television Appearance


In The Studio - Latest Album


The Stupid Knob:

Cease & Desist For Lip Syncers

The Demise Of Rap?

Featured Story:

Who are the Swampers?

MuscleShoalsSound.org


The Swampers in the mid-1970s: from left, Barry Beckett,
Roger Hawkins, David Hood, and Jimmy Johnson.

Viewer Mail:

"Why The Music Business Sucks" from Ed Bradshaw and Dante Brown, and Patrick Abbas has a question about sample delay in Pro Tools.

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:

Q: This single debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 on April 19, 1975 and catapulted from #98 to #1 in nine weeks, remaining in the top position for four weeks. The artist also recorded the song in Spanish, and it was released as a single later that year. It also charted, peaking at #49 on the Billboard pop charts that same year, making it the first #1 single ever to chart simultaneously in different languages by the same artist. What was the song and who was the artist?

A: This is related to last weeks trivia question. The answer is Love Will Keep Us Together by Daryl Dragon and Toni Tenille, better known as The Captain And Tenille.

The only correct answer was from Brian Cowie, who won last week's contest! Kudos to Brian, but no prize award this week.

See you next week!

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[Show #62] Eric McMiller (aka Eric The Kid) - Hard Workin' Engineer

2007-03-12
Length: 55s



News, a Celebrity Interview and and an extra large helping of Crosstalk!

News:

Massey Plugins - The To-do List


Upcoming Massey Tape Delay Plugin

Kylie Minogue Chooses Unknown

Philharmonia Orchestra Samples

MusicTheory.net

ExpertVillage.com

Brad Delp Dead At 55

Celebrity Interview:

This week Al caught up with Eric McMiller, better known online as EricTheKid. Eric worked his way up from interning at a small midwest project studio to a full-time gig at a large New York commercial studio. He's also an alumni of Charles Dye's live Mix It Like A Record training class. Eric shares with us his story and what he's learned along the way.

Interview LInks:

Eric's Contact Info For Engineering
& Booking:

ericthekid@gmail.com

Digidesign Listing Search For "Eric The Kid"

Charles' Forum: MilarForum.com

Taylor Studios

Manhattan Center Studios

Recording Connection

ProMedia Training

Crosstalk

Jim Farley's What's Up With That? Podcast


Shane Hendricks (aka Sonic Deviant)
Releases New Album!

Get Transduction Euphony At CD Baby

Shane's Bio

Shane's Blog

Shane's MySpace


Stuart McLellan Links:

http://www.TC-Helicon.com

http://www.harmony4.blogspot.com

http://www.tc-helicon.com/default.asp?id=2895

http://www.tc-helicon.com/default.asp?id=2349


Al Sneaks Into
The Home Recording Odyssey Podcast!

Al's Video Feature:




Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: For a short time this woman was a keyboard player for the Beach Boys. She was the only "Beach Girl" ever in the band. Who was she?

A: Toni Tenille! Daryl Dragon, the son of classical conductor Carmen Dragon, had studied classical piano for ten years. During the run of Mother Earth Daryl became impressed with Toni’s writing and singing and persuaded her to join the Beach Boys as pianist on their next tour. She was the first and only “Beach Girl.? Daryl wound up being nicknamed “Captain Keyboard? by Mike Love, because he always wore a naval captain’s cap on stage, so when he and Toni teamed up, they naturally became the Captain and Tennille.

Congratulation to this week's winner Brian Cowe! Brian takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable Mention goes out to Andrew Schaap, Mark Rufino, Pete Buchwald, Crazy Joe over at SurfLounge.com and John Azevedo. Way to go!

See you next week!

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[Show #61] John Phillips - Student Of The Art Of Mixing

2007-03-05
Length: 33s



News, a Featured Performance and a Super Stupid Knob!

News:

VSTWrapper 4 for DP

NS-10s Win A Grammy

Charles Dye's Monitoring Article

FXpansion's Free Orca Synth

Digidesign Unveils The 003 Family




Celebrity Interview:

What's it like to attend a live seminar with a grammy-winning engineer and mixer? One of our listeners, John Phillips, just found out first-hand a couple of weeks ago. Al caught up with John so that he could share his experience with everyone.

http://ProMediaTraining.com


Featured Performance:

We ran across a very interesting article by Dan Richards over at Studio Reviews Magazine. Dan recently published an article, Why Don't My Recordings Sound Pro?, and in it he concentrated mostly on the idea that the road to getting a "pro sound" had more to do with making a good working arrangement, and less about needing a $3,000.00 microphone. He also pointed out that it was important that we sometimes try to see the forest for the trees by de-emphasizing "the gear" that we all lust after. Because, in the end, the gear doesn't make the music.

Check out a tune recorded with just a few Shure SM 57s!

Character voice by Juanita Grande - JuanitaGrande.com


Super Stupid Knob:

A rollerskating male stripper, Joe Nichols to sing at Anna Nicole's funeral and the industry-shaking impact of FedEx (Kevin Federline).


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: We're all intimately familiar with studio recording. But, what was the first live recording to top the Billboard chart?

A: Fingerstips Part Two by Little Stevie Wonder in 1963.

No winners this week. Maybe next time! :)

See you next week!

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[Show #60] Ethan Winer, RealTraps.com - Part #2

2007-02-25
Length: 46s



News, a Celebrity Interview with Ethan Winer and a special Spotlight segment!

News:

Crysonic's SINDO VST

Win A Mustang And A Strat

Stylus RMX Goes Universal Binary

King Of The Blues Back Trax

Synaptricity's Flashback 1.0


Ethan WinerCelebrity Interview:
Ethan Winer is a well-known independent columnist you've probably read in any number of industry magazines and web sites. He's also a musician, a technologist and an acoustics expert that also happens to be the owner of RealTraps.com. We visited with Ethan about what you can do to optimize the sound of your studio and make tracking and mixing easier. This is Part #2 of 2.

Interview Links:

EthanWiner.com

RealTraps.com

Ethan's Acoustics Forum

The WOMB Forum

Spotlight:

This week, a Pro Tools tip from Al!

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Last September, this artist's album debuted at number one on the US pop charts. Not all that unusual, except that this person became the oldest living person to achieve this feat. Who is it?

A: Bob Dylan!

Congratulations to this week's winner, Dale Nabeta! He takes home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com

Honorable Mention goes out to Brian Cowie, who also had this to say, "Love your show, it makes me go out and buy new equipment every week." Our work here is done.

See you next week!

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[Show #59] Ethan Winer, RealTraps.com - Part #1

2007-02-19
Length: 59s



News, a Celebrity Interview with Ethan Winer and we tweak the Stupid Knob!

News:

Sweetwater Pro Tools Resource Site

Cakewalk YouTube Channel

AES Regional Student Summit

Brew Holster Cult

DIY Voice Over Porta-Booth


Ethan WinerCelebrity Interview:
Ethan Winer is a well-known independent columnist you've probably read in any number of industry magazines and web sites. He's also a musician, a technologist and an acoustics expert that also happens to be the owner of RealTraps.com. We visited with Ethan about what you can do to optimize the sound of your studio and make tracking and mixing easier. This is Part #1 of 2.

Interview Links:

EthanWiner.com

RealTraps.com

Ethan's Acoustics Forum

The WOMB Forum


A Cello Rondo - video powered by Metacafe

The Stupid Knob

The RIAA - Two weeks in a row!

Link #1
Link #2

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Although The Ed Sullivan Show was the first TV program in America to host the Beatles, it was not their first US TV appearance. On what show was their first appearance?

A: The Beatles' first US television appearance was on The Jack Paar Show on January 4, 1964 when Paar showed a film of the band playing "She Loves You". Before showing the performance, one of Parr's comments was "I understand science is working on a cure for this."

Congratulations to this week's winner, Bryan Daste! He takes home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com



See you next week!

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[Show #58] Slau, With A Heil Microphone Shoot Out!

2007-02-14
Length: 1s



News, a Celebrity Interview and we tweak the Stupid Knob!

News:

Fab Four Virtual Instruments

The Neighbor Annoying CD

SampleSwap - 4 Gigs Of FREE Samples

DUY DaD Tape Native!

Kenny Gioia's FREE Pro Tools Tutorials!


SlauCelebrity Interview:
Our good friend Slau was on the show a few episodes back talking about affordable acoustic treatments for project studios. Since then Mike had the privilege of meeting him in person at the NAMM show. He stopped by again and talked with Al about some more studio news and share a very special Heil microphone shoot out.

Slau's Web Site & Album

Heil Microphones

PR 40

PR 30

PR 20

Shure SM57

Sennheiser MD 421

AKG D 112

Electrovoice RE20

Pictures of Slau's session:










The Stupid Knob:
What does a Federal SWAT team have to do with the RIAA? More than you think! Courtesy of TechDirt.com

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Last week back in 1956, Little Richard recorded a song that went on to become his highest charting record in the US. It climbed to #6 in just a little over a year. What was the song?

A: Long Tall Sally!

Congratulations to this week's winner, Neil McDougall! He takes home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com

Tickets to this year's Ozzfest are FREE!

See you next week!

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[Show #57] Tommy Detamore, Super Bowl & A Super Stupid Knob

2007-02-06
Length: 51s



News, a Celebrity Interview, we tweak the Stupid Knob and some Viewer Mail.

News:

Optimizing Windows For Audio Recording

Shuriken's CopyShop

Garritan Marching Band

reFuse Software's Lowender

Izotope Tutorials On YouTube

Crosstalk:

Mike and Al discuss Super Sunday, especially the performances given by Billy Joel and Prince.


Tommy DetamoreCelebrity Interview:

If you've ever needed a musician to play a part on your project that isn't readily available in your local area, you'll appreciate this week's special guest. Listen in as Al has a conversation with Tommy Detamore of SteelGuitarTracksOnline.com.

Steel Guitar Tracks Online

Examples Of Tommy's Playing

Screenshot of Tommy's DAW, Ensoniq Paris:



The Stupid Knob:

Keith Richards switching to health food?

Kevin Federline's Super Bowl Commercial:



Derek K. Miller submitted this one of Celine Dion singing AC/DC!



Viewer Mail:

Dan Boyle
Mix It Like A Record

John Phillips
Kevin Reeves

Tim Burgess

Waid Hunley

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: What was the only US number one single to be re-recorded by the same artist and become a Top Ten hit all over again?

A: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Neil Sedaka. The original, up-tempo version topped the Billboard chart in 1962, while a ballad rendition reached #8 in 1975. Other songs have made a second appearance on Billboard's Hot 100, but it was the original version that came back.

Congratulations to this week's winner, Waid Hundley! He takes home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com

Honorable Mention goes out to Dan Leuders and Andy Bullock!

See you next week!

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[Show #56] Charles Dye Part #8: A Mix To Dye For

2007-01-29
Length: 1s



It's our "official" 1-Year Anniversary show featuring Charles Dye and the winners of the "A Mix To Dye For" contest.

Mike & Slau at the NAMM Show:



Celebrity Interview:
Grammy Award-winning engineer, mixer and producer Charles Dye began his engineering career in 1992. Since that time he's mixed hits for Ricky Martin, Sammy Hagar, Julio Iglesias, and Jon Bon Jovi. He's also recorded artists such as Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan and Shakira...among many others. Here's Part #8 of our 45 Thousand Years Of Dye featuring the winners and losers of the "A Mix To Dye For Contest".

Interview Links:

Contest Prizes:

First Prize:
Autographed copy of Mix It Like A Record

First Runner-up:
Amadeus Pro or Guitar & Drum Trainer

Second Runner-up:
Amadeus Pro or Guitar & Drum Trainer

Attend A LIVE Charles Dye Class!

MIX IT LIKE A RECORD!

MiLaR & DUY Contest

DUY Plugins

McDSP Plugins

Ted Jensen Discography

Ted Jensen - Sterling Sound

Visit Charles' Forum At The Womb

Sign Up For The CAPE at The Womb

CharlesDye.com

Charles' Recent Projects

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE CONTEST WINNERS!

AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE CONTEST LOSERS! :)

That's it! Due to the length of this week's special episode, the trivia prize award from last week has been postponed until next week. See you then!

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[Show #55] Charles Dye Part #7, Leo Laporte and NAMM News!

2007-01-22
Length: 1s



NAMM news, Leo Laporte drops by and Part #7 of our 45 Days Of Dye!

NAMM News:

The Mic Thing from SM Pro Audio





PSP VintageWarmer 2

SSL Duende 1.5

SSL Drumstrip For Duende

AmpliTube 2 Jimi Hendrix Edition

Digidesign Reel Tape Suite

Digidesign Structure Sampler

NEWS FLASH: NAMM Show Overrun By Lava Lamps! Photo evidence provided by the boys over at Inside Home Recording.


Derek K. Miller Getting Dangerously Close!



Now It's A Lamp That Can Grant Wishes Too?!



I Rest My Case.

Celebrity Interview #1:
You know him as the King Of All Geek Media, the one and only Leo Laporte. While Mike was at the NAMM show Al had a chance to sit down with Leo in honor of our one-year anniversary. They had a chance to talk about the future of PSN and podcasting as well issues that may effect the use of the web for project studio owners everywhere.

Interview Links:

Leo's Podcasts:

this WEEK in TECH

Security Now

net@nite

Windows Weekly

MacBreak Weekly

FLOSS Weekly

Daily Giz Wiz

KFI Tech Guy

MacBreak

The Laporte Report

Futures In Biotech

this WEEK in MEDIA

this WEEK in LAW

iLifeZone

Inside The Black Box

The VFX Show

Celebrity Interview #2:
Grammy Award-winning engineer, mixer and producer Charles Dye began his engineering career in 1992. Since that time he's mixed hits for Ricky Martin, Sammy Hagar, Julio Iglesias, and Jon Bon Jovi. He's also recorded artists such as Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan and Shakira...among many others. Here's Part #7 of our 45 Thousand Years Of Dye featuring Part #2 of your questions for Charles.

Interview Links:

Ted Jensen Discography

Ted Jensen - Sterling Sound

Waves Meta Flanger

Derek K. Miller - Inside Home Recording

Paul Garay - Inside Home Recording

DAW Sample Rates & Bit Depth

MIX IT LIKE A RECORD!

Sign Up For The CAPE at The Womb

CharlesDye.com

Charles' Recent Projects

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: This country star had a string of hits that crossed over to the pop charts in the late sixties and seventies. He began his career as a highly regarded session musician, playing on hits by The Monkees, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, the Association, the Mamas & the Papas, Rick Nelson, the Beach Boys and many others. In 1969, he sold more records than the Beatles and began a three year run hosting his own TV variety series. Despite all of his musical success, he can neither read nor write music. Who is this talented recording artist?

A: Glen Campbell!

We had a LOT of response to this one. The first correct response was given by Chris Cowan. However, Chris has won in this series before, so he receives the kudos but the grand prize of a free copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer goes to our second correct responder, JH Fleming from SurfLounge.com. Congratulations!

Honorable Mention goes out to Michael Masse, Brian Stephens from the Music Pro Show, Derek K. Miller from Inside Home Recording, Jonathan Diener, Mark Rufino, Dan Lueders, Andy Bullock, Wade Hundley, Rick Jones and Dave King!

See you next week!

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[Show #54] Charles Dye Part #6: They Had Questions...He Had The Answers

2007-01-15
Length: 1s



News, some Crosstalk and another installment in our 45 Days Of Dye!

News:

Two Celebrity Passings:

Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant ramen noodles, died last week in Osaka, Japan. He was 96. Broke musicians everywhere are in mourning.



The Grand Ol' Opry's king of twang, Del Reeves, has died at 73. His most well-known hit was Girl On The Billboard.



Crosstalk:

The first PSN was released January 12, 2006!

Celebrity Interview
This is week #6 in 45 Days Of Dye. Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning engineer, mixer and producer Charles Dye began his engineering career in 1992. Since that time he's mixed hits for Ricky Martin, Sammy Hagar, Julio Iglesias, and Jon Bon Jovi. He's also recorded artists such as Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Gloria Estefan, among many others.

Interview Links:
Tom Sartori Web Site

Tom Sartori On MySpace

Tom Sartori On CD Baby

Tom Sartori Poker Story

Stu Venable - Angry Folk Podcast

The "Cocktail Party" Effect

Mike Schettler - Shortler Studios

Andrew Brierly - Home Recording Odyssey Podcast


Andy Diekroger
Sweetwater Engineer
(800) 222-4700 Ext. #1273Andy Diekroger - Sweetwater

Dave Criddle - Home Recording Odyssey Podcast

Hens Zimmerman - Sounds Good Podcast

Ted Jensen Discography

Ted Jensen - Sterling Sound

Brian Stephens - Music Pro Show

DUY Valve & Tape

McDSP Analog Channel

Tri Tone Digital - ColorTone


Massey Tape HeadCrane Song - Phoenix

Massey - Tape Head


Sign Up For The CAPE at The Womb

CharlesDye.com

Charles' Recent Projects

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Who was the 22-year old drummer who played on the Marvelettes 1961, number one hit, "Please Mr. Postman"?

A: Marvin Gaye!

This week's winner is George Leite, congratulations George! You're taking home a free copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer, courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com. Honorable Mention also goes out to Ernest Daniels, Brian Stephens from The Music Pro Show, Mark Rufino and Dan Leuders!

See you next week!

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[Show #53] Charles Dye Part #5: Only He Had The Courage

2007-01-07
Length: 1s



News, some Crosstalk, another installment in our 45 Days Of Dye and some Viewer Mail!

News:

Acoustica Sound Editor

ChordMate for Mac OS X

SpatialVerb

A Mix To Dye For - The Contest, is closed.

Crosstalk:
Studio Feature: Javan Reigner of Willow Street PA.














Reg Kehoe And His Marimba Queens - Keep your eye on the bass player!





Celebrity Interview
This is week #4 in 45 Days Of Dye. Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning engineer, mixer and producer Charles Dye began his engineering career in 1992. Since that time he's mixed hits for Ricky Martin, Sammy Hagar, Julio Iglesias, and Jon Bon Jovi. He's also recorded artists such as Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Gloria Estefan, among many others.

Interview Links:

Sign Up For The CAPE at The Womb

http://www.JenBeast.com
Singer's web site from "Something Happened 2 U"

Waves Renaissance Compressor

Waves Linear Phase Multiband Dynamics

DUY Wide

Digidesign X-Form

The PSN Charles Dye Ring Tone #1

CharlesDye.com

Charles' Recent Projects

Viewer Mail:
Dave Criddle, Grae Smart and John DiGiorgio.

Get Kevin Reeves' Album It's About Time

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: In 1976, who became the first band to use lasers in a live performance?

A: The Who!

This week's winner is Chris Cowan, congratulations Chris! You're taking home a free copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer, courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com. Honorable Mention also goes out to Michael Masse and Ernest Daniels!

See you next week!

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[Show #52] Charles Dye Part #4: A Robot, Renegade Cop

2007-01-02
Length: 53s



[Show #52] Charles Dye Part #4: A Robot, Renegade Cop



News, a Spotlight feature report from PSN Field Correspondent John Davidson, Part #4 of Another Thirty Days Of Dye and Viewer Mail!

News:


James Brown
5/1933 - 12/2006James Brown, dead at 73

TCM Young Film Composers Competition

Beta Monkey Music: Free Drum Loops!

Ratshack Reverb 2.0

Last chance to get
"Mix It Like A Record" for $99!

* Offer ends January 5, 2007

Spotlight:
The Baltimore Ravens are hot right now, and they could potentially go all the way to the Super Bowl. What does that have to do with production and music you ask? Well, John Davidson, 5-time Emmy-winner and special PSN Field Correspondent found out when he ran into David Wainwright.



John Davidson
5-time
Emmy-WinnerDavid's also a 5-time Emmy-winning post mixer with extensive experience in various surround sound formats for film and television, including Dolby E, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro-Logic, etc. David's professional experience runs the entire spectrum from music mixing to film location recording and booming, Foley creation and documentary mixing. But today, John is going to talk with David about an interesting mix he does on the weekends...providing "In-Stadium Live Sound" for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.





Celebrity Interview
This is week #4 in Another 30 Days Of Dye. Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning engineer, mixer and producer Charles Dye began his engineering career in 1992. Since that time he's mixed hits for Ricky Martin, Sammy Hagar, Julio Iglesias, and Jon Bon Jovi. He's also recorded artists such as Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Gloria Estefan, among many others.

Interview Links:

Last chance to get
"Mix It Like A Record" for $99!

* Offer ends January 5, 2007

Pow -r Dither

Charles In December EM Magazine

ProMediaTraining.com

Mackie Big Knob (Monitor Control)
See this at Sweetwater

Presonus Central Station (Monitor Control)
See this at Sweetwater

CharlesDye.com

Charles' Recent Projects

Viewer Mail:

Stu Veneable 2-way Video Question:
Suggestion From Mike Shettler Of Shortler Studios:
x10.com

Brian Stephens: MusicProShow.com

Audio Comment From Nate Thoreson

Tim Burgess Comments On "iPod Thieves"

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: There was a milestone in country & western music when the first C&W song by a female artist sold over one million copies. It's been covered by, among others, the Dixie Chicks, Suzy Bogguss, Lynn Anderson, and LeAnn Rimes. Who was the artist, OR what was the title of the song?

A: I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart by Rubye Blevins, who performed as Patsy Montana.

This week's winner submitted the only correct answer and takes home a copy of Guitar And Trainer, courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com. Congratulations to Dennis McFall!

The Jammin' Djembe Player!

See you next week!

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[Show #51] Charles Dye Part #3: Everything You Know Is Wrong

2006-12-25
Length: 51s



News, a Celebrity Interview with Charles Dye and we tweak The Stupid Knob!

News:

5th Edition Of Mix Buss

FREE Multi-band Compressor!

ManyOne Sample Player

RadioShack 1.0 VST

Crosstalk:
Stu Veneable - AngryFolk.com

Dave Jackson - MusiciansCooler.com

Submit Your Mix - MediaFire.com

Celebrity Interview
This is week #3 in Another 30 Days Of Dye. Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning engineer, mixer and producer Charles Dye began his engineering career in 1992. Since that time he's mixed hits for Ricky Martin, Sammy Hagar, Julio Iglesias, and Jon Bon Jovi. He's also recorded artists such as Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Gloria Estefan, among many others.

Interview Links:

Charles' Forum @ The Womb

Lauryn Hill

Mix Buss Forum

Pro Media Training

CharlesDye.com

Charles' Recent Projects

Digidesign White Papers On Digital
(See The Pro Tools 48-Bit Mixer)

ADSR On Wikipedia

Diagram of Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release:



The Stupid Knob:

Weird Al Interviews Fed-X!



Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: October 17, 1990 marked the first time that the #1 album in the United States was only available on CD or cassette - and could not be found on vinyl. Name either the artist or the album.

A: The album was Vanilla Ice's To The Extreme. No correct answers this week! Doh!

See you next year!

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[Show #50] Charles Dye Part #2: One Man - PLUS: Guitar Plugin Shootout!

2006-12-18
Length: 1s



Guest host Dave Criddle, news, a Celebrity Interview with Charles Dye and a special PSN Gear Review!

News:

Universal Audio DVD

Clone Ensemble FREE Plugin!

Massey THC Plugin

IntelliScore Audio To MIDI

Support The James Kim Family

Celebrity Interview
This is week #2 in Another 30 Days Of Dye. Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning engineer, mixer and producer Charles Dye began his engineering career in 1992. Since that time he's mixed hits for Ricky Martin, Sammy Hagar, Julio Iglesias, and Jon Bon Jovi. He's also recorded artists such as Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Gloria Estefan, among many others.

Interview Links:

Charles' Live MiLaR Training Schedule

The Womb Forum

Rolls Folcrom Summing Buss

Waves Linear Phase Multiband

Focusrite Red Mic Pre

SSL Mix Buss Forum

Izotope Ozone 3


Dave CriddleGear Review:
Dave Criddle brings us a guitar modeling shoot out!

Guitar Rig 2

Rock Amp Legends

Amplitube 2

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Before Neil Young joined Crosby, Stills and Nash, the original trio had already asked three other top charting artists to become the fourth member of their group. Name one.

A: The correct answers were either George Harrison, Eric Clapton or Steve Winwood.

Congratulations to this week's winner Sean Scogin! Sean takes home a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Also with the correct answers this week, honorable mention goes out to Tbush, Grae Smart, George Leite and Jim Farley.

See you next week!

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[Show #49] Charles Dye Part #1: This Time ... It's Personal.

2006-12-11
Length: 1s



News, a Celebrity Interview with Charles Dye and we tweak The Stupid Knob!

News:

Digidesign Releases Pro Tools 7.3

LinPlug Releases Organ 3

Celemony Releases Melodyne Plugin

Celebrity Interview:

Charles DyeThis week we sat down for a conversation with Latin Grammy Award-winning engineer, mixer and producer Charles Dye, who began his engineering career in 1992. Since that time he has mixed hits for Ricky Martin, Sammy Hagar, Julio Iglesias, and Jon Bon Jovi, as well as recorded artists such as Aerosmith, Hanson, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Gloria Estefan, among many others.

Since then, Charles has become a bit of a pioneer in the area of mixing records on Pro Tools, evidenced by his mix of Livin' La Vida Loca, as Dan Daley said in Mix Magazine, "a milestone of technology: the first Number One record to be done completely within a hard disk system. In addition to changing the course of mainstream pop music, 'La Vida' may also turn out to be a pivot point in how records are made."

Charles's further commitment to Pro Tools and mixing on it was demonstrated by his two-time Grammy and Latin Grammy nominated engineering and mixing of five additional songs on Ricky Martin's album, including two additional singles Shake Your Bon Bon and Private Emotion.

In 2001 he was awarded a Latin Grammy for Best Engineered Album for Thalia's Arrasando, and he worked with Pro Tools on that project as well. As a veteran Pro Tools user he has recorded, mixed and produced almost every record he's worked on in the last several years completely on the system, and though he may use an analog or digital large-format console from time to time, you'll always find his Pro Tools nearby for the sounds and techniques he's become known for.

And most importantly, he's a good friend of PSN and all of our loyal listeners.

Get Mix It Like A Record For Just $99!

Source Elements Plugin

The Stupid Knob:
The MPAA swings its weight around...again.

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Timothy B. Schmit replaced Randy Meisner in the Eagles when he quit in 1977. But that wasn't the first time Schmit had replaced Meisner in a popular band. When, and in which band did he replace him prior to 1977?

A: Poco in 1969.

Congratulations to this week's winner Patrick McNeal! He takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.

Honorable mention goes out to George Leite of the Catholic Rockers podcast, Mark Olson, Brian Stephens of the Music Pro Show, Grae Smart and Tony Butterworth of the Home Made Hit Show.

See you next week!

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[Show #48] Kevin Reeves: "It's About Time" & Special Announcement

2006-12-03
Length: 1s



News, a special announcement, a Celebrity Interview and we tweak The Stupid Knob!

Special Accouncement:
Charles Dye returns to PSN next week for another thrilling and educational segment. he's also made it possible for all PSN listeners to get Mix It Like A Record for just $99.00 through Christmas! (Regular price $139.95)

Next week we'll also announce a special contest were you can win a copy of Mix It Like A Record.

In the mean time, send in your questions for Charles. What have you always wanted to ask a pro mixer? Now's your chance!

Get Mix It Like A Record For Just $99!

News:

Drums On Demand "Blues N' Boogie"

apTrigga Sound Replacer

Stradivarius mystery has been solved!

SQ8L FREE VST Soft Synth

Celebrity Interview:
Kevin Reeves is a talented composer, musician, singer, producer and a proud project studio owner. He's released a fantastic new album called "It's About Time" that is redefining what a project studio is capable of producing. We sat down with Kevin to talk about this project and share how it was done.

BUY KEVIN'S NEW ALBUM!

http://KevinReeves.net

MIDI Mag Podcast

Studiography Podcast

Slau

The Stupid Knob:
Kevin Federline.

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Are You Lonesome Tonight? was a big 1960 hit for Elvis Presley. But he wasn't the first one to record it. It was first recorded all the way back in 1926. Who was the artist?

A: It was written by Roy Turk and Lou Handman in 1926 as a vaudeville recitation and first recorded by Al Jolson.

Brian Stephens over at The Music Pro Show found some alternate research that suggests the answer might have been Ned Jakobs on May 17, 1927. It was difficult to find a definitive answer for either one, so we would have accepted either answer. No one but Brian submitted a correct answer and he generously offered to pass the prize on to the next winner.

Brian also sent along a little trivia about our trivia. Elvis' version of "Lonesome" was recorded during a late night session, about 3-4 AM, at the request of Colonel Parker. His wife apparently loved the song so much that he wanted the "Big E" to do a version, assuring Elvis it would be a hit again.

See you next week!

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[Show #47] Young Producer Carlo Santos & Viewer Mail

2006-11-27
Length: 1s



News, a Celebrity Interview, we tweak The Stupid Knob and Viewer Mail!

News:

Listen To PSN On Your Phone! (408) 538-2175

IK Multimedia's Stealth Plug

NextCat.com

JOIN AL'S NEXTCAT NETWORK!

Eventful.com


DUY PluginsSweetwater.com Big Giveaway!

DUY Native Goes Mac Intel

Celebrity Interview:

Carlo SantosAl ran into a nice web site off of one of the many listeners on our Frappr map. His name is Carlo Santos, and his music really captured my attention. Al contacted Carlos and they sat down for a conversation about his art, his influences and how he developed the many different styles he uses. And of course, the gear he uses to put it all together.

Carlo's Web Site

Revalver Guitar Plugin

The Stupid Knob:

Universal sues MySpace!

Viewer Mail:

1) Doug McGee has an audio comment on power issues

2) Shane Hendricks comments on the whole Universal/MySpace debacle

3) Matthias from Mexico wants to know about PZM mics

4) Allen Riege has nice things to say. :)

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: The MP3 format has literally revolutionized the music business. When was it invented?

A: Here's the progression and the history. In 1987 the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany began research code-named EUREKA project EU147, Digital Audio Broadcasting. In April 1989 Fraunhofer received a German patent for MP3. In 1992 Fraunhofer's audio coding algorithm was integrated into the MPEG-1 standard. On November 26, 1996 a United States patent was issued for MP3.

Congratulations to Tim Bush, this week's winner of a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer, courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com. Honorable mention also goes out to George Leite.

See you next week!

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[Show #46] Jammin' Dave Jackson From The Musician's Cooler

2006-11-20
Length: 51s



News, an interview with Jammin' Dave Jackson, Crosstalk, mixing tips, we tweak the Stupid Knob and Viewer Mail with a disturbing lava lamp update.

News:
Listen To PSN On Your Phone! (408) 538-2175

Double Freebies!

  Spline-Time

  NuGen's Line-up

reFuse Software's Lowender

New Pianoteq Models Available

Win A SSL Duende!


Jammin' Dave
JacksonCelebrity Interview::
Where do musicians go to trade advice? Why they go to the Musician's Cooler with Jammin' Dave Jackson!

Dave's got his own gear conundrum going on as he contemplates his first DAW. He also has some great ideas on promoting your studio and recording projects with podcasting.

Crosstalk:
World-class drummer Brian Stephens Will Play Drums On Your Project For Just $75.00 Per Song!


Brian StephensContact Brian Through His Web Site: BonzoTunes.com

Mark Rufino's Links To Affordable Ribbon Mics:

  Ribbon Mic #1

  Ribbon Mic #2

The mixing book Mark referred to:

Mixing With Your Mind

The Stupid Knob:
iPod owners are "thieves", according to Universal Music CEO, Doug Morris.

MacWorld Link

Billboard Link

Viewer Mail:

1) Can you help Zach with foreign power conversion?

2) Dave Criddle On Using Drum Loops

3) SUPER LAVA LAMP REPORT:

Shane Hendricks: Mac Screensaver

Ed Bradshaw: Touch Screen Video

Ed Kachajian: The diagram from Getting Started in Computer Music by Mark Nelson, a book for recording beginners:



Adam Unser: Tube Warm Up Indicator

Caleb Hawkins: GIANT LAVA LAMP!

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Where is the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame located and when did it open?

A: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is in Cleveland, Ohio. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation came together in 1983. Groundbreaking for the building took place on June 7, 1993 and the building opened to the public on September 2, 1995.

Congratulations to Rich Masling, this week's winner of a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer, courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com. Although just a bit late, the correct answer was also given by T-Bush and Jim Farley. Good job folks!

See you next week!

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[Show #45] 5-time Emmy Winner John Davidson & Using Drum Loops

2006-11-13
Length: 1s



News, a Celebrity Interview with 5-time Emmy-winning post mixer John Davidson, a Spotlight feature on using drum loops, a Stupid Knob update and a Featured Performance!

News:
New Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini

Price The Mbox Mini At Sweetwater

Thomas Dolby Weekly Video Podcast

SampleTank2 Goes Universal Binary

BAM Audio School

Jerad Finck - A&R Rep - Hit Street Records

http://MediaMagikGroup.com

Celebrity Interview:
5-time Emmy-winner and PSN Correspondent John Davidson dropped by to share a project with us that's a little out of his comfort zone. After a little coaxing, he agreed to share the whole project with us.

Web Site About The Project

Spotlight::
Effectively Using Drum Loops

Drums On Demand Web Site

Featured Performance
Matthew Ebel

Beer And Coffee

Higher Orbit

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Continuing on with another first, who was the first group to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?

A: The Coasters! And no correct answers this week! Doh!

See you next week!

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[Show #44] SellABand.com & Usability For The Blind

2006-11-06
Length: 41s



News, a Celebrity Interview, we tweak the Stupid Knob and Viewer Mail!


Shawn PeltonNews:
Open Source DAW: Ardour

Shawn Pelton, The Saturday Night Live Drummer

http://www.SellABand.com

http://www.RecordingTheBeatles.com

Grand Theft Auto

Celebrity Interview:
When it comes to making music, most of us take access to computers and software for granted. But, what if you were to lose your sight? How would you continue to pursue your passion? One man who is making sure this is possible, and will continue to improve, is Tim Burgess. He's quit his day job to pursue improved access for the blind in the music industry. We sat down to talk with Tim and get more information on this important issue.

The Online Petition: http://www.RaisedBar.net/petition.htm


The Stupid Knob:
Kevin Federline - aka KFed - aka Mr. Britney Spears aka Cletus - has just released his rap album Playing With Fire. His album is available on Amazon.com, which allows customers to post comments

Read the Amazon comments


Viewer Mail:
1) Andrew from Ottawa
http://www.PlatinumBlueInc.com

2) Arif Hodzic

3) Tim Burgess

4) Tommy from Form & Fracture Records
W1 Limiter: http://yohng.com/w1limit.html

5) Caleb Hawkins' Lava Lamp Links
LInk #1

LInk #2

LInk #3

LInk #4

LInk #5

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: What was the first song to achieve diamond download status? (That's one million digital downloads.)

A: Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl. By November 2005, it had sold over one million downloads.

Dennis McFall was the first one with the correct answer, as well as a very cleverly Photoshopped picture that has Gwen whispering into Al's ear. However, Dennis has already won a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer, so this week's prize goes to the second person to answer correctly, and that's Trevor Brooks! Congratulations Trevor!

Also coming in on the heels of Trevor with the right answer was Andy Bullock and Tony Butterworth, from the Homemade Hit Show.

See you next week!

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[Show #43] Naiant Microphones & The New Ocean Street Video

2006-10-30
Length: 1s



News, a Celebrity Interview with Jon O'Neil from Naiant.com, a Crosstalk segment, we tweak the Stupid Knob and Viewer Mail!

News:
Fabfilter Timeless, A Stereo Tape Delay Plug-In

Toontrack Expansion Packs For EZdrummer

Guitar Player Magazine Guitar Hero 2006 Finals

Brian Stephens, Host Of The Music Pro Show And The Band Ocean Street. Here's their first video release:




Jon O'NeilCelebrity Interview:
Over the last couple of weeks we've been talking about the killer little mics mounted in Neutrik connectors available from Naiant.com. Well, we just had to know more so we got a hold of Jon O'Neil, the owner, chief inventor and product specialist at Naiant.

Crosstalk::

20" Corona Bubbler Light

Pro Tools Accelerated Videos

Viewer Mail: Mark Rufino - Reverence Reverb

Ari Blum - Auralex T' Fusor Ceiling Mount Pics






John Wayne - McDSP Drum Compression Tip

Jim Farley - Trash Can Vocal Booth Update!

Trevor Brooks - Lava Lamps Indoctrinating Our Children:



Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: What was the first record to sell a million copies?

A: There were a lot of really good guesses, but none that went back in time quite far enough. There may have been some confusion as noted by Tony Butterworth over at the Home Made Hit Show. His answer was Perry Como's Catch A Falling Star, which the RIAA's own web site says was the first Gold single that was...and here's the important part...."officially" certified by the RIAA, which was founded in 1952.

The original "gold record" awards were presented to artists by their own record companies to publicize the achievement of 1,000,000 sales. The first of these was awarded by RCA to Glenn Miller in February 1942, celebrating 1.2 million sales of Chattanooga Choo Choo.

The 78-rpm commercial version of the song was recorded on May 7, 1941 for RCA Victor's Bluebird label and became the first to be certified a gold disc on February 10, 1942. The transcription of this award ceremony can be heard on the first of three volumes of RCA's "Legendary Performer" compilations released by RCA in the 1970s.

Since Tony's answer was technically correct in the context of the RIAA, we're declaring him this week's winner and he takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at RenegadeMinds.com. Congratulations Tony!

See you next week!

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[Show #42] Mastering Your Tracks & The Zoom H4

2006-10-23
Length: 44s



News, a Celebrity Interview, a PSN Gear Review, we tweak the Stupid Knob and we have a special lava lamp edition of Viewer Mail!

News:
Waves Announces MaxxVolume Plugin

Alesis Introduces The CD Twin LE

Smart Loops Launches SL Hit Tracks

Digital Music Mentor Software

Tex-Mex 'Bebop Kid' Freddy Fender has passed away at just 69 years old. His hits included Before The Next Teardrop Falls and Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, which rose to No. 1 on the country chart and top 10 on the pop chart that same year, while his songs Secret Love and You'll Lose a Good Thing also hit No. 1 on the country charts.

He won a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album in 2002 for La Musica de Baldemar Huerta. He also shared in two Grammys: with the Texas Tornados, which won in 1990 for best Mexican-American performance for Soy de San Luis, and with Los Super Seven in the same category in 1998.

Freddy also appeared in the 1987 motion picture The Milagro Beanfield War," directed by Robert Redford. In February 1999, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

http://www.FreddyFender.com

Celebrity Interview:
In part three of a three-part interview with Mike Schettler of Hit Street Records and Shortler Studios in Spokane, Washington, Al talks with Mike about mastering your tracks.

Izotope Ozone

UPDATE: The little mics from Naiant.com we talked about last week are out of stock until the first week in November.

Gear Review:

Zoom H4 Handy Recorder

Edirol R-09 Recorder

Viewer Mail - Special Lava Lamp Edition:
Michael: Lava Lamp In A Fender Guitar

Caleb Hawkins

Tim Burgess

Crazy Joe: SurfLounge.com Liner Notes

David "SpoonZ" Spooner: Lava Lamp Screensaver


Crazy Joe's Studio

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: While playing at Hollywood's Palladium in 1972, the guitarist in Chuck Berry's backup band was replaced by another one waiting backstage. The new musician played so loudly that Berry stopped in the middle of a song and asked the first guitar player to come back out. Who was the guitar player he kicked off the stage?

A: Keith Richards! This week's one and only correct answer came from Ed Kachajian. Ed takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at RenegadeMinds.com.

See you next week!

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[Show #41] Recording & Mixing Drums, The New AlphaTrack Mini Control Surface

2006-10-16
Length: 46s



News, a Celebrity Interview regarding recording and mixing drums, Crosstalk, we tweak The Stupid Knob and we sift through some Viewer Mail!

News:
Waves Introduces The New Mercury Bundle

Line 6 Is Now Shipping Gearbox Plug-In Silver And Gold Bundles

Frontier Design Group Introduces AlphaTrack

Auto-Tune 5 Available Soon

Just a few days ago, Bryan Stephens, host of the Music Pro Show podcast, was hospitalized with appendicitis. Please send him a get well e-mail. His address is: brian@musicproshow.com

Celebrity Interview:
Al sat down again this week with Mike Schettler of Hit Street Records and Shortler Studios in Spokane, Washington. They had a chance to talk about affordable mics and recording and mixing drums.

MSH-10 Mics From Naiant

Crosstalk:
Home Recording Odyssey

http://Mix-Buss.com

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Barry Manilow was, and still is a prolific songwriter. He's sold over 75 million records worldwide. Even though he wrote many of his chart makers, he did not write three of his most popular hits. Name one of the three hits he did not write.

A: "Mandy" was written by Scott English and Richard Kerr, "Looks Like We Made It", was penned by Will Jennings and Richard Kerr, and "I Write The Songs" was composed by Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys.

Congratulations to this this week's winner, David P. Shortland! David takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at RenegadeMinds.com.

Honorable Mention goes out to Dave Criddle, John Demetre, Dave Duffus and Jordan Chilcott. Congratulations!

See you next week!

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[Show #40] Mike Schettler - Shortler Studios & Hit Street Records

2006-10-09
Length: 48s



News, a Gear Review, a Celebrity Interview, we tweak the Stupid knob and a deluxe edition of Viewer Mail!

News:

Andy Diekroger
Sweetwater.comGroovebox Announces The G-Pass Free

The OTR Network Library

Digidesign Announces Velvet

Line 6 Giving Away Free ReFills

Sweetwater's Warehouse Moving Sale

Andy Diekroger
(800) 222-4700 Ext. #1273

Gear Review:
Andrew Brierly from the Home Recording Odyssey podcast sent in this audio demonstration of what he believes is a practical use of lava lamp technology in the recording process.


Lava Lamp Plugin - RTAS For Mac

Celebrity Interview:
This week Big Al caught up with Mike Schettler, Mike Bolan's partner at Hit Street Records and owner of Shortler Studios in Spokane, Washington.


The Shortler Studios Control Room Window

See the full set of detailed pics
on our Flickr page


Sound Studio Construction On A Budget

Richard Oliver - Studio Designer

The Stupid Knob:
Jimmy Buffet takes a page from Willie Nelson's book!

Viewer Mail:
Shane Hendricks

Dave Criddle
Join Big Al's NextCat Network!

Patrick Abbas

Anthony Berrones

Grae Smart

Judson Voss
The Real Estate Investing Show For The Rest Of Us Podcast

ATS Acoustics

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: What was the longest title of a song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100?

A: The 1981 Stars on 45 #1 hit, simply called Medley, "technically" is the longest song title to become a chart hit on Billboard. It originally appears in complete title form on the printed edition of the Billboard Chart.

The actual title is: Medley: Intro Venus / Sugar Sugar / No Reply / I'll Be Back / Drive My Car / Do You Want To Know A Secret / We Can Work It Out / I Should Have Known Better / Nowhere Man / You're Going To Lose That Girl / Stars On 45

Congratulations to this this week's winner, the only person to answer correctly, Mr. Dennis McFall! Dennis takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at RenegadeMinds.com. See you next week!

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[Show #39] Slau, Affordable Acoustic Treatments & The Cat Box

2006-10-02
Length: 1s



News, a Celebrity Interview, a Cat Box segment and Viewer Mail!

News:
3D Audio's comparison CD's

MOTU Now Shipping Universal Binary Drivers

The Missing �a� From Neil Armstrong

FREE Synth Plugin - FXpansion ORCA

SellMusicDirect.com

Big Al Featured On NextCat.com!

Join Big Al's NextCat Network

Celebrity Interview:
We had an opportunity to chat with Slau, of Slau.net on the topic of acoustic treatments for your studio, no matter what size it is. Slau went through his own conundrum trying to find a reasonably-priced solution for this. He's owned and operated a studio in New York City since 1990 and has been a regular contributor to Sound On Sound magazine.

http://ReadyAcoustics.com

The Cat Box:
Shane Hendricks submits Feline Demise.

Viewer Mail:
Dave Criddle of the Home Recording Odyssey podcast

David "SpoonZ" Spooner from Down Under

Dennis McFall

Suzie DeCree Beta Monkey Loops

Dan Leuders Free Ambience Reverb Plugin

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: In 1996, this artist's self-titled second album was dropped from Wal-Mart shelves because one of the songs contained an unflattering comment about their gun sales policy.

A: Sheryl Crow! This week's winner is Vern in Los Angeles! He takes home a copy Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at RenegadeMinds.com.

Also answering correctly was Christopher Neal, Andy Bullock, Bill Camarata, Rev. Mark C. Chauvin, John Demetre and Adam Smith. Congratulations all!

See you next week!

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[Show #38] Get on iTunes & Amazon! Super Duper Stupid Knob!

2006-09-25
Length: 48s



News, a Spotlight tip, a Featured Performance, a super-sized Stupid Knob and Viewer Mail!

News:
Steinberg Introduces Cubase 4 And Cubase Studio 4

Recording School Online Releases Funky Flanger Free VST Multi-Effect Plug-In

Universal Audio Ships UAD v4.4 Software With New Neve Plug-In And Support For Intel-Mac Computers

SRS iWOW Plugin for Mac iTunes

Michael Kingston Productions Releases RetroBand And RetroBandLite VST Plug-Ins

Spotlight:

CDBaby.com = iTunes!

CustomFlix.com = Amazon!

Featured Performance:
Arif Hodzic submits We Thank God For You for review.

http://myspace.com/ad4records
http://myspace.com/arifmusic
http://myspace.com/olio

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: The longest title of an album that actually made the Billboard chart is made up of 90 words. The album is called, When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He'll Win the Whole Thing 'Fore He Enters the Ring There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right.

A: Fiona Apple!

This week we had two winning entries that both came in an exactly the same time. One from Jord and one from Jim Fidler. Jord graciously deferred the prize of a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer to Jim as he runs a Mac and it's only available for Windows at the moment.

Honorable Mention also goes out to Patrick McNeal, Arif Hodzic, Ben Brasile, Mark Rufino, Kris Keyser and Bill Camarata. Thanks to Ryan Smith over at RenegadeMinds.com for providing our weekly prize.

See you next week!

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[Show #37] Yamaha Tyros 2 + What's The Deal With Lava Lamps?

2006-09-18
Length: 56s



News, Crosstalk, a keyboard Gear Review, we tweak The Stupid Knob and Viewer Mail!

News:
Join Big Al's NextCat.com Network

Broadjam Launches Electronic Radio Delivery Service For Independent Musicians

Native Instruments Releases Komplete 4

Japan’s Jvc Has Said It Will Soon Market A First-Of-A-Kind Speaker System That "Breathes" Sound Rather Than Vibrates

Lionel Richie Has New Album!

Crosstalk:
Last week we got a nice mention on Inside Home Recording with Paul Garay and Derek K. Miller. We look forward to doing some things with them in the future!

PianoTEQ has posted our review on there web site. The new Mac Intel version is already available ahead of schedule.

What’s up with lava lamps in control rooms?

Gear Review:

The Yamaha Tyros 2 Keyboard Arranger/Workstation

The Stupid Knob:
Universal Music Group, the world’s largest record company, contends the wildly popular Web sites YouTube and MySpace are violating copyright laws by allowing users to post music videos and other content involving Universal artists.

“We believe these new businesses are copyright infringers and owe us tens of millions of dollars,? Universal Music CEO Doug Morris told investors Wednesday at a conference in Pasadena. “How we deal with these companies will be revealed shortly.?

Pffffffffffffffffffffffft!

Viewer Mail:

A Freebie From Suzie DeCree:

The Delay Lama is the first VST instrument to offer both vocal synthesis and a real-time animated 3D interface. Its advanced monophonic vocal synthesis engine enables your computer to sound just like an Eastern monk, with real-time, high resolution control over the vowel sound. What's more, the plug-in window displays a 3D animation of a singing monk, that reacts directly to your input!

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: You're probably familiar with the 1957 holiday classic Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms. What was on the flip side of that record?

A: Captain Santa Claus And His Reindeer Space Patrol!

True to his name, Dave Swift was the first one with the right answer. He wins a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at RenegadeMinds.com.

There was a bit of a snafu we came across for the first time this week. Dave had already won a copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer in a previous contest. Till now, we haven't had any rules about winning multiple contests for the same prize. So to be fair we've also awarded a prize to the second person to answer correctly, and that's Dave "SpoonZ" Spooner from down under. Congratulations Dave!

Also coming in with the correct answer this week but just a little late was Patrick Abbas, Andy Bullock, Ben Brasile and Grae Smart. Way to go!

See you next week!

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[Show #36] Guitar Rig 2, The Stupid Knob & Weird Al

2006-09-11
Length: 48s



News, a Featured Performance, a guest Gear Review, we tweak The Stupid Knob, we've got a Crosstalk segment and Viewer Mail!

News:
The New Digidesign MBox 2 Pro

Mathematicians Solve the ‘Cocktail Party Problem'

Massey Plugins are now all Mac Intel compatible!

Universal Binary version of VSTi Host

Tri-Tone Digital Pluggo 3.6 Beta Test

Featured Performance::
A few shows back we mentioned an exciting contest (still in progress) that gives you the opportunity to remix the original tracks from Peter Gabriel's Shock The Monkey. Not to mention that the winner receives a free SSL Duende!

Ian Baird, one of our creative listeners, is in the top 20 for his remix in the competition. If you or any of your friends do not have an entry in the competition and you'd like to help out Ian by voting for him, click here to do so now!

Gear Review:
Dave Criddle, co-host of the Home Recording Odyssey podcast with Andrew Brierly, has done a guest gear review for us. Dave takes a closer look at Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2.

The Stupid Knob:
This one involves Clay Aiken of American Idol fame. Sometimes they just write themselves.

Crosstalk:

Chuck Berry Turns 80 Years Old On October 18th And Is Still Touring!

Weird Al Sticks It To The Man!

Viewer Mail:

From Andrew Shaap:
Download the Charles Dye Ring Tone

From Kris Busby:
http://Olga.net

TheRecordingProject.com

From Andrew in Ottawa:
Pictures from Andrew in Ottawa of the Randy Bachman (of Bachman Turner Overdrive) gig he recently worked.









Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Who was the first female over the age of 50 to have a chart topping record?

A: Cher with Believe in March 1999! Congratulations to Richard Crosser for being the first one to get us the correct answer. He takes home a copy of Guitar & Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at RenegadeMinds.com.

Honorable mention goes out to David "SpoonZ" Spooner from down under and Patrick Abbas, who also mentioned he loved the vocal-booth-in-a-trash-can solution from last week.

The New Weird Al Release Is Almost Here!
Straight Outta Lynwood The New Album – In Stores September 26!

Pre-order It Now!

Visit Weird Al's web site and get the first song off the album free!

See you next week!

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[Show #35] PSN: There's sound all over it.

2006-09-04
Length: 47s



News:
News, a new Cat Box submission, a Gear Review and a bucket of fantastic Viewer Mail!


The Musician's CoolerAl is interviewed by Jammin' Dave Jackson over at the MusiciansCooler.com!

Bob Dylan promotes iTunes! There must be sound all over it.

Mac OS 10.4.7 Tiger is now officially supported for Pro Tools LE 7.1 and Pro Tools HD 7.2.

PSN has been chosen as a front page feature over at ThePodLounge.com!

The Cat Box:
This week we're featuring a rough mix sent in to us by Timothy Lee. He's a drummer and producer with his own project studio. You can see more about him at TimothyCLee.com.

This tune is called My Time. It was recorded with Digital Performer in Tim's temporary studio in his house while his new studio space is under construction. It written by a bass player/singer pal of his who decided to finally record some original songs that have been sitting around for awhile.

Here are some pictures of the setup Tim used while recording this song.






Gear Review:
Thanks to Shane Hendricks for asking me to take a look at the new PianoTEQ VST plugin. It's presented as the first truly modeled piano.

About $310.00 US. Download a free 45-day trial version for PC and Mac (Power PC only, Intel version coming). The free version has a few notes at the top and bottom ranges of the keyboard disabled.

Viewer Mail:
Dave Criddle, co-host of the Home Recording Odyssey podcast.

Rodger Willis got the Reflexion Filter!

Christopher Markus shares his solution for those who think they can sing but really can’t. Now they can with the Sing Like A Pro Rainjet!



Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: What is the most played song on jukeboxes across the United States?

A: According to the Amusement & Music Operators Association, Patsy Cline's 1962 hit, "Crazy" is the most played song on jukeboxes across the United States. It's followed by "Old Time Rock and Roll" by Bob Seger and "Hound Dog" / "Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley.

Congratulations to Dave Swift, who was the first person to correctly answer and takes home a free copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer from Ryan Smith over at RenegadeMinds.com. Honorable mention goes out to Heath McConnell of Violet Sun Studios who also answered correctly, but wasn't quite fast enough to beat Dave, and Bill Camarata.

The New Weird Al Release Is Almost Here!
Straight Outta Lynwood The New Album – In Stores September 26!

Pre-order It Now!

Visit Weird Al's web site and get the first song off the album free!

See you next week!

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[Show #34] Mic Pre Shootout With Hugo Ball & Viewer Mail

2006-08-27
Length: 50s



News, a mic pre shoot out between the Chandler Germanium and the Studio Projects VTB 1 and fantastic Viewer Mail!

News:
Ugly VSTi host

Zen Soundcheck Audio Releases "Janus" Virtual Bass Amp

Waves Plugins Version 5.9 Is Here

iZotope Releases Universal Binary and Pro Tools 7 Updates

Celebrity Interview:
Hugo Ball is one of our fine listeners that originally wrote in to complain about something he didn't like on the show. So, we did what comes naturally, we made friends. It turns out that Hugo has quite the project studio and a passion for recording. He also happens to own one of the mic preamps I'm considering adding to my studio as part of my continuing gear conundrum, the Chandler Germanium.

But, is it worth spending over a $1,000 on a mic pre? How much better could it be than a decent lower priced unit? Well, Hugo has both so I convinced him to take a little gear trek, a mic pre shoot out for the benefit of all PSN listeners.

If you'd like to talk to Hugo about doing a voiceover for your project, you can e-mail him at this address: newyorkvoiceovers@lycos.com

Here are the links to the raw wav files featured in the mic pre shootout:


Chandler GermaniumDistorted Guitars And Bass

Vocals


Studio Projects VTB1Voiceover

Acoustic Guitar

Tambourine

Viewer Mail:
Judson Voss: Dave Jackson's School Of Podcasting

Get Real, The Real Estate Investing Show for the Rest of Us

Douglas McDonald: Real Traps Acoustic Videos

John Demetre: QuikWall For A Vocal Booth

Mark Rufino: Using Sonotubes As Bass Traps

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: One night in 1968, while Gary U.S. Bonds was playing at a club in New Jersey, he thought he'd give a local kid a break and invite him up onstage to do a number. Who did that kid turn out to be?

A: Bruce Springsteen!

A Special Award!
Adam Smith of Halifax, NS, Canada was the 100th person to put a pin in our Frappr map! We award him a complimentary copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at RenegadeMinds.com. Congratulations Adam!

A Special Moment With Charles Dye!
Download the Charles Dye Ring Tone

See you next week!

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[Show #33] Snakes On A Plane & Acoustic Isolation

2006-08-21
Length: 40s



News, tips on acoustic isolation, a new useful and affordable loop collection, Viewer Mail and we Tweak The Stupid Knob!


Time ShiftNews:
Trevor Rabin Scores Snakes On A Plane

New DigiRack Time Shift - Free Plugin

Free Demo Of Extreme Punch

Broadjam 6-Pack Songwriting Competition

Digidesign Releases Free Training Videos

Editor's Key's Decal Sets






Reflexion FilterCrosstalk:
Reflexion Filter

ModTrap - Thanks to Mark Rufino!

Sonotube









Spotlight:


Smokin' Joe's Harmonica Loops

Viewer Mail
Thanks to Suzanne DeCree, Mark Rufino and Kim Costello!

Suzanne's Original Guitar eBooks

http://www.BareBonz.org

http://www.DigitalFishPhones.com

Tweaking The Stupid Knob
Olga.net

rec.music.makers.guitar.tablature

alt.guitar.tab

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question
Q: What was the B side of Elton John's Philadelphia Freedom?

A: Paul Riggins correctly answered, "'Philadelphia Freedom' was released on Feb. 28, 1975 and the B side was a version of 'I Saw Her Standing There' recorded live with John Lennon at Madison Square Garden."

Congratulations Paul! You take home a free copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at RenegadeMinds.com.

A Special Moment With Charles Dye!
Download the Charles Dye Ring Tone

See you next week!

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[Show #32] Critiques, Charles Dye & Why The Business Sucks

2006-08-14
Length: 50s



Hot industry news, a featured performance from Dave Criddle, a boatload of Viewer Mail and some great examples of Why The Music Business Sucks.

News:
SSL Duende

Win A Free SSL Duende!

Ryan Smith Press Release And Pic

Free Soft Synth - KeyToSound REMEDY

Digidesign Announces Upcoming ProTools Compatibility With Apple's New Mac Pro

Crysonic VSTs

Featured Performance:
Dave Criddle, the new co-host over at the Home Recording Odyssey, has submitted a song for our, and your critique. It's a guitar-heavy track by Dave's band Leisure called Back To America.

The guitars were all done with the original Pod and the drums were recorded in his drum room, aka his unfinished basement. He uses Cubase and a Rode NT2 and some AKG C1000's to record mostly.

Check out their web site: LeisureBand.com

Viewer Mail:
Plasq's RAX

Suzanne's links to music-dedicated sites similar to MySpace:

PerforMania.com
SoundClick.com
MacJams.com
ArtistLaunch.com/
Musicane.com
RadioIndy.com
IACMusic.com
GarageBand.com
SoundClick.com
FreeWorldRadio.com
IndieStore.com
BroadJam.com
MP3Unsigned.com
IdiotVox.com
CafePress.com
SectionZ.com
IntoMusic.co.uk
AllIndie.com
iCompositions.com
MacIdol.com

Suzanna's Super Freebies Link

Stu Winkleman's Picture Featuring His Mobile Recording Rig. You also check out his site here: RocketSounds.com



Paul Riggins Links:

FGM Records

Flatpicking Guitar Magazine

Brad Davis Music

Mark Smith's Link To Adobe Audition 2.0 Demo With Charles Dye Feature

Tweaking The Stupid Knob:
Lullaby Versions Of Metallica Hits

Congratulations to the winners of the Why The Music Business Sucks contest!

A Special Moment With Charles Dye!
Download the Charles Dye Ring Tone

See you next week!

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[Show #31] Gear Review, Stupid Knob & Viewer Mail

2006-08-07
Length: 53s



Big news, a short Gear Review, we tweak The Stupid Knob, Big Al's Gear Conundrum continues and we answer a boat-load of Viewer Mail..

News:
Suzanna DeCree's Free Plugins Link

Digidesign's Free Plugins - Signal Tools

Secrets Of Songwriting E-book Special

iZotope Updates "Vinyl"

Gear Review:
The mini amp that plugs directly into your guitar!

http://www.AmpUPlugNPlay.com

Crosstalk:
Big Al's Gear Conundrum Continues!

Pro Tools

Waves Plugins

SSL Duende

Digidesign Strike! Drum Plugin

Viewer Mail:
Quantum Leap Colossus Virtual Instrument

Brainspawn's Forte VI Host

Ed Bradshaw's Gaelcast

RocketSounds.com

Ryan Smyth - Guitar & Drum Trainer

A Special Moment With Charles Dye!
Download the Charles Dye Ring Tone

See you next week!

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[Show #30] Hot News & Final Brian Stephens Interview

2006-07-31
Length: 54s



Big news, an expanded super Viewer Mail segment and the second half of a fantastic interview with Brian Stephens from the Music Pro Show.

News:
CamelCrusher - Free Plugin

VstNotes - Free Plugin

Ryan Smith from RenegadeMinds.com wins the Best Application Using .Net award at the Shareware Industry Awards Banquet in Denver, Colorado US again this year for Guitar And Drum Trainer. Later, Ryan also received the Silver Faucet award for 2006.

http://www.SIC.org/2006nominees.asp

http://www.SilverFaucet.org

Free Drum Loops From BetaMonkey Music

Viewer Mail:
Questions answered from Dave Criddle, Rick Kovars, Tim Burgess and Stuart Winkleman.

Here's a picture of Stuart and his wife, "The Rocket" and the jet Stuart pilots (Falcon 900) while listening to the show!

   



Celebrity Interview:

Brian StephensBrian Stephens is a music business veteran. As a freelance drummer, he has backed such diverse artists as The Drifters, The Coasters, The Crystals, Blueground Undergrass, Jimmy Hall, and Wet Willie.

As a producer and engineer, Brian has worked on projects for Warner Bros., Verizon Wireless, Fox Sports, and 20th Century Fox as well as CD projects for indie artists such as Mike Martin, Amber Brooke, Tentilfour, Magno, and Ocean Street.

As an educator, Brian has performed drum clinics all over the country, written for magazines like Modern Drummer and Performer Magazine, and given personal instruction to thousands of drummers, audio engineers, and other music business professionals.

He's also the host of a fantastic podcast called The Music Pro Show and the author of Stickin' It Out - The Anatomy Of A Professional Drummer. This is part two of a nice chat we had with Brian about playing and recording music at all levels, from the home studio to the mega commercial facility.

BrianStephens.com

Stickin' It Out - The Anatomy Of A Professional Drummer

MusicProShow.com

BonzoTunes.com

OceanStreetMusic.com

Brian's MySpace Profile

See you next week!

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[Show #29] Hot News & Brian Stephens from the Music Pro Show

2006-07-25
Length: 56s



Big news and a fantastic interview with Brian Stephens from the Music Pro Show.

News:
Inspector plugin from Roger Nichols Digital

Solid State Logic (SSL) Listen Mic Compressor Plugin

http://PumpAudio.com


Reveal ActivesNear field monitor special! Tannoy Reveal Actives: Just $499 US! (per pair)

Contact:
Andy Diekroger at Sweetwater
(800) 222-4700 Ext. 1273

DUY Magic Spectrum

Strike - The Ultimate Virtual Drummer from Digidesign

Celebrity Interview:

Brian StephensBrian Stephens is a music business veteran. As a freelance drummer, he has backed such diverse artists as The Drifters, The Coasters, The Crystals, Blueground Undergrass, Jimmy Hall, and Wet Willie.

As a producer and engineer, Brian has worked on projects for Warner Bros., Verizon Wireless, Fox Sports, and 20th Century Fox as well as CD projects for indie artists such as Mike Martin, Amber Brooke, Tentilfour, Magno, and Ocean Street.

As an educator, Brian has performed drum clinics all over the country, written for magazines like Modern Drummer and Performer Magazine, and given personal instruction to thousands of drummers, audio engineers, and other music business professionals.

He's also the host of a fantastic podcast called The Music Pro Show and the author of Stickin' It Out - The Anatomy Of A Professional Drummer. We sat down and had a nice chat with Brian about playing and recording music at all levels, from the home studio to the mega commercial facility.

BrianStephens.com

MusicProShow.com

BonzoTunes.com

OceanStreetMusic.com

Brian's MySpace Profile

See you next week!

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[Show #28] Ableton Live News - Stewart McLellan Interview

2006-07-17
Length: 1s



News, a great interview with project studio owner Stewart McClellan, some Viewer Mail regarding patchbays, Big Al's Gear and Studio Upgrade Conundrum continues, we tweak the Stupid Knob and we have a new contest! We'd also like to thank this week's Big Tipper Aaron Griffith!

News:
Ableton.com

Live 6 Interactive Tour

Airspun.com

Combo Mac OS X Updates Compatible With Pro Tools 7:

OS 10.4.6 For PowerPC Macs

OS 10.4.6 For Intel Macs

Mixing With Your Mind

Celebrity Interview:
Stewart McLellan is a project studio owner in British Columbia. He also used to work for TC Helicon developing and testing cool new gear, which he still does on occasion as a consultant. We caught up with Stewart a couple of weeks ago and had a chance to chat about his approach to making music in his studio...AND even getting paid for some of it!

http://www.TC-Helicon.com

http://www.harmony4.blogspot.com

http://www.tc-helicon.com/default.asp?id=2895

http://www.tc-helicon.com/default.asp?id=2349

Stewart's Studio













Viewer Mail:
Patch Bay Information

Answer To Last Week's "How'd They Do That?"
Q: David Bowie’s Vocals On "Heroes". Bowie's voice starts dry and then has this huge reverb that develops deeper as he sings stronger and then automatically becomes more intimate and up close as he sings more softly. How'd they do that?

A: Here's the answer straight from Tony Visconti, the man who came up with the idea.

"I set up three microphones. We only had two or three tracks left, and I needed one of these for backing vocals. I couldn’t even bounce down, and so we’d snookered ourselves.

"Therefore, even though I would have ideally loved to put each mic on a separate track – enabling us to capture the whole room when he sang loud, and just that one mic right in front of his face when he sang quietly – I put gates on mics two and three. Mic number one was in front of him with fairly heavy compression, because I knew beforehand that he was really going to shout, and it all went down to one track. This was recording by the seat of your pants, and Bowie was thrilled with the idea that I wanted to do something unique. He thrives on anything that’s different and someone else hasn’t thought of yet, and I just thought ‘Let’s do this live,’ because he’s a great singer and he could always sing it again if I made a mistake. That’s the luxury of working with him: he’s consistently good when he sings. He’s in tune, he’s passionate, and he delivers an arena-type performance every time.

"Mic number one was a valve U47, and with the other two on gates I made sure that number two, an 87 placed about 15 feet away from him, would go on at a certain level, while the third mic, another 87 that was all the way at the other end of the room, didn’t open up until he really sang loud. That reverb on his voice is therefore the room itself, none of it is artificial, and it’s his voice triggering the gates. What is really great is that the sound of the opening two verses is really intimate. It doesn’t sound like a big room yet, it sounds like somebody just singing about a foot away from your ear. The whole idea worked, and what you hear on the record is probably take three."

http://www.bowiewonderworld.com/chats/dbchattonyv0800.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/“Heroes?_(song)

Thanks for this great idea from Dave from Cincinnati! Check out his site: LeisureBand.com For submitting such a great idea we're sending Dave a free copy of Guitar & Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at RenegadeMinds.com.

Congratulations to Austin Moore from Manchester UK for getting the answer exactly right! He's also a Music Technology Lecturer at the University Of Huddersfield and a dance music producer. Check out his sites: ShaFunkers.com & Musictech.hud.ac.uk Austin takes home a free copy of Guitar and Drum Trainer from RenegadeMinds.com!

Also coming in with the correct answer just after Austin was Trevor Thornton and Ben Wells from Tasmania. We also have a couple of Honorable Mentions. These were both great guesses and actually interesting and usable techniques in their own right!

Lloyd Murphy
“I think Bowie’s voice was sent to a buss which had a gate followed by a verb on it. Singing quietly would allow for a dry, intimate vocal because the gate remained closed. However, when the singing got loud, the gate would open allowing the signal to go through the verb effect.?

Andrew Brierly from the Home Recording Odyssey Podcast
“The most low tech way that I can think of is to use real reverb, i.e. a room with great reverb characteristics, then sing back from the mic for the loud section were the reverb will show up and sing close and personal for the quiet parts were the reverb will be far less noticeable.?

See you next week!

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[Show #27] Oscar-winner Jeremy Bolan - Big Al's Gear Conundrum

2006-07-10
Length: 36s



Hot industry news, Big Al's Gear Conundrum continues, we catch up with Oscar-winning key frame animator Jeremy Bolan, we hear our final beginners tips and tricks from Andy Gagliano and another How'd They Do That?

News:
Free Plugins From Nomad

John Lennon Songwriting Contest

http://www.AmpTone.com

Audio Impressions London - 70 Piece Orchestra Plugin

Crosstalk:
Al's Gear Conundrum - The Dreaded Upgrade - Part #2

StudioProjects C3

SSL Duende

Focusrite Liquid Mix Demo Video

PreSonus Eureka Mic Pre

Focusrite VoiceMaster Pro Mic Pre



Celebrity Interview:
Jeremy Bolan, Oscar-winning Key Frame Animator stops by to update us on his carreer since winning the Oscar for his work on King Kong.


Oscar-Winner
Jeremy Bolan Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

Transformers - The Movie

Jeremy's Credits At IMDB

Rhythm & Hues Animation Studios

George Lucas - Industrial Light & Magic







Feature Story:

Andy GaglianoWe've had quite a few requests for some more beginner oriented material once in awhile so we got our friend Andy Gagliano to give us a hand over the last few weeks. He's an independent producer, audio engineer and sound designer for film and television. He's worked with several independent musicians in the studio, covering a huge range of genres from rock to hip-hop, acoustic to orchestral.

This week Andy stopped by to discuss his last topic in this series, Helpful Hints On Post Production In The Studio.

Visit AndyGagliano.com

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question
Q: What's David Crosby's real name?

A: David Van Cortland!

This week's only the first person to correctly answer was Stewart McLellan! Honorable mention goes to Patrick Abbas. Congratulations guys!

Best Musician Joke Contest:
The winner of the joke contest is Joven Kerekes from Ireland. It's based around players of an Irish instrument called a bodhran (BOW-ron). It's a type of hand drum.

Learn more about the bodhran.

And, the winning joke...

Q: What’s the difference between a bodhran player and a dead rabbit lying in the road?

A: The rabbit might have been on it’s way to a gig.

Congratulations Joven! You are the proud winner of a free copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer from Ryan Smith over at RenegadeMinds.com.

See you next week!

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[Show #26] GuitarPlayerTV, Microphones, Mix Tips

2006-07-04
Length: 55s



On this week's show, some Viewer Mail, hot industry news, Al agonizes over a gear upgrade, some tips for getting the low-end mud out of your mix, another guest segment by Andy Gagliano and a new contest!

News:
GuitarPlayerTV.com

Digidesign Pro Tools 7 Quick Tip Videos

aM Plugz Amplitube Uno - Free Plugin!

Sound Toys Native

McDSP Announces New Native Product Line
Crosstalk:
Focusrite VoiceMaster Pro

Solid State Logic Duende

Waves SSL 4000

Heil PR40 Microphone

Mojave Audio MA 200 Tube Microphone

Studio Projects C1 Microphone

Studio Projects C3 Microphone

Neumann U87 Microphone

AKG 414 Microphones

The Studio Projects C1 Microphone Shoot Out

Raw .wav Files From Mic Shoot Out

Massey Plugins




Feature Story:

Andy GaglianoWe've had quite a few requests for some more beginner oriented material once in awhile so we got our friend Andy Gagliano to give us a hand. He's an independent producer, audio engineer and sound designer for film and television. He's worked with several independent musicians in the studio, covering a huge range of genres from rock to hip-hop, acoustic to orchestral.

This week Andy stopped by to discuss part two of his helpful tips on preparations before going into the studio.

Visit AndyGagliano.com
Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question
Q: What famous rock band got their name from watching news coverage of the LA riots after the Rodney King verdict? Their debut album went to #1.

A: Porno For Pyros!

There were no correct answers this week so we're giving the free copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer to one of this week's tippers, Mr Tom Rushton. Congratulations and thank you Tom!

This week we have a new contest with a free prize. Listen in and find out how to enter!

See you next week!

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[Show #25] Bob Heil, New SSL Gear & Another Give-away!

2006-06-26
Length: 52s



Some cool news, another special feature from Andy Gagliano, Viewer Mail, part two of an interview with legendary rock gear-head Bob Heil, and a new piece of gear from SSL that you might actually be able to afford!

News:
SSL's New Web Site - MixBuss.com

Felicia Collins From The Late Show

Rhymezone
Feature Story:

Andy GaglianoWe've had quite a few requests for some more beginner oriented material once in awhile so we got our friend Andy Gagliano to give us a hand. He's an independent producer, audio engineer and sound designer for film and television. He's worked with several independent musicians in the studio, covering a huge range of genres from rock to hip-hop, acoustic to orchestral.

This week Andy stopped by to discuss helpful preparations before going into the studio.

Visit AndyGagliano.com
Spotlight:
The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, presenters of the Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards, has announced the 2006 inductees to the TECnology Hall of Fame.

The 2006 TECnology Hall of Fame inductees include:

1916 Condenser Microphone -- E.C. Wente/Bell Labs

1933 Fletcher-Munson Loudness Curves
Harvey Fletcher/Wilden Munson/Bell Labs

1935 Lansing Shearer Horn

1953 Hammond Model B-3 tonewheel organ

1955 Ampex Sel-Sync 8-track recorder

1958 Telefunken Ela M 251 microphone

1967 Neumann U87 microphone

1967 Time-Delay Spectrometry—Richard Heyser

1971 Thiele-Small vented enclosure parameters
A.N. Thiele/Richard H. Small

1976 UREI 813 studio monitors

1979 Lexicon 224 digital reverb

1979 TEAC Model 144 Portastudio

1983 Sony PCM-3324 digital multitrack

1983 Yamaha DX7 FM synthesizer

1987 Sonic Solutions NoNoise

Mark Jensen Celebrity Interview:
Mark Jensen from PodSqod.com recently attended the National Association Of Broadcasters (NAB) convention where he had a chance to sit down with rock & roll gear legend, and creator of the famous Heil Talk Box, Mr. Bob Heil. Mark was kind enough to offer these clips to us so that you'd have a chance to listen in.

Visit PodSqod.com

Visit HeilSound.com

Gear Review::
SSL Duende

FXpansion VST To RTAS Adapter Version 2
Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question
Q: Simply tell us the name of the band featured in the picture below.

A: Little Feat!

There was also two bonus questions. 1) What classic Little Feat song was covered by Garth Brooks? 2) What famous top ten country artist was in Pure Prairie League? The answers are Dixie Chicken and Vince Gill!

Congratulations to John Demetre! He got all three questions right and won a free copy of Guitar & Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at RenegadeMinds.com!


Brian Stephens
Music Pro Show
Podcast Host Also receiving the same free prize this week is Tim Burgess. He's visually impaired and wrote us a very creative letter about how he couldn't compete since he couldn't see the picture!

Honorable mention goes out to Brian Stephens from the Music Pro Show podcast who wrote in to say, “If any drummers are listening to your show and didn’t spot Richie Hayward right way, they need to turn in their sticks immediately!?

See you next week!

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[Show #24] Bob Heil, Soft Synths & Another Give-away!

2006-06-18
Length: 37s



Some cool news, a new special feature, a celebrity interview with Bob Heil of Heil Sound, a gear review, and another chance to win a free prize!

News:
GearWire.com -- TheWhoLive.tv

TapeOp.com -- GetThatSound.com

Two FREE Plugins! JK Phone -- iZotope Vinyl 1.7
Feature Presentation:

Andy GaglianoWe've had quite a few requests for some more beginner oriented material once in awhile so we got our friend Andy Gagliano to give us a hand. He's an independent producer, audio engineer and sound designer for film and television. He's worked with several independent musicians in the studio, covering a huge range of genres from rock to hip-hop, acoustic to orchestral.

Recently he came on the show to talk about MIDI and Soft Synths in the studio.

Visit AndyGagliano.com


Mark Jensen Celebrity Interview:
Mark Jensen from PodSqod.com recently attended the National Association Of Broadcasters (NAB) convention where he had a chance to sit down with rock & roll gear legend, and creator of the famous Heil Talk Box, Mr. Bob Heil. Mark was kind enough to offer these clips to us so that you'd have a chance to listen in. This is part one of two.

Visit PodSqod.com

Visit HeilSound.com
Gear Review::
Drums On Demand My Co-writer Song Starters Released!

Drums On DemandKey Features Include: 17 Song Starts for you to finish Royalty-free license Contemporary song structures and patterns CD-quality mix Rhythm section includes guitar, bass, piano, drums and overdubs Live players -- no "fake" MIDI tracks Popular Yamaha C7F Acoustic Grand Piano. Starter Guide for novice writers. Chord charts and song section markers Optional Multitrack upgrade for complete personalization of the mix
Visit Drums On Demand And Learn More
Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question
Q: What was the B side of Billy Preston's Nothing From Nothing that later went on to become a top five hit for Joe Cocker?

A: You Are So Beautiful!

Congratulations to Jim Farley, who was the first person to answer correctly and won a free copy of Guitar & Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at RenegadeMinds.com! And Patrick Bonier too! (He actually bought the single!) Honorable mention goes out to Paul Riggins, Stewart McLellan, Bill Camarata, John Demetre who all had the right answer, just a little too late. DOH!

This week we're offering, once again, a free copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer to the first person to correctly answer this week's trivia question!

This week, the trivia question is a little different, something we call Name That Band!.

Simply tell us the name of the band featured in the picture below. If you listen to this week's show we give you four names to choose from to make it a little easier.

See you next week!

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[Show #23] Emmy-winner John Davidson - Guitar & Drum Trainer

2006-06-12
Length: 51s



A few cool news items, PSN correspondent and 5-time Emmy-winner John Davidson, an interview with music software developer Ryan Smith and a few great surprises!


Billy PrestonFirst, on a sad note, Billy Preston is dead at the age of 60.

He began playing piano while sitting on his mother's lap at age three. He collaborated with some of the greatest names in the music industry, including The Beatles, Sam Cooke, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eric Clapton, Sammy Davis Jr., Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin, George Harrison, The Jackson 5, Quincy Jones, Bob Dylan, and The Rolling Stones. He was the only person to receive a credit on a Beatles single, playing the electric piano on Get Back as part of the rooftop concert. Here are some other quick facts:

Billy Preston was the first musical guest on Saturday Night Live in 1975. He recorded the song With You I'm Born Again with Syreeta Wright as Billy Preston and Syreeta, which reached #2 in the UK in 1979. Miles Davis titled a song Billy Preston in his honor.
News:

Digidesign Launches The Pro Tools Go Mobile Hands-On Training Tour

San Diego, CA : June 1-2 Los Angeles, CA: June 8-9 New York, NY: June 23-25 Toronto, ON: June 28-30 Austin, TX: July 13-16 Orlando, FL: July 26-28 Minneapolis, MN: Aug. 2-4 Madison, WI: Aug. 10-11 Chicago, IL: Aug. 17-18 Muncie, IN: Aug. 24-25 Nashville, TN:Aug. 31-Sept 1 Atlanta, GA: Sept. 6-8 Edmonton, AB: Sept. 14-15 Vancouver, BC: Sept. 21-22 Seattle, WA: Sept. 27-28 San Francisco, CA: Oct. 6-9 Phoenix, AZ: Oct. 27-28 Los Angeles, CA: Nov. 2-4 RAD Monkey Digital Modeling Cowbell

BBE Acoustimax Instrument Preamp

Glyph Online Disk Space Calculator

Thanks to Frederic Phan from France for a generous donation to the show this week!

Spotlight:
PSN correspondent John Davidson is a 5-time Emmy-award winning audio post mixer. We hadn't heard from John for awhile until last week as he's been on hiatus enjoying his lovely new baby boy. This week he returns for the second part of his report on interesting facts, tips and tricks regarding the art of surround sound.

Celebrity Interview:
Ryan Smith of RenegadeMinds.com is the creator of Guitar And Drum Trainer. If you're serious about your music, and you think there's room to improve your playing, then GDT is for you. It's the ultimate musician's MP3 audio player, trainer and transcription aid. We had a chat with Ryan to talk about this cool practice tool.

Get the free trial version of GDT

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question
Q: What famous performing musician dominated record sales for three entire decades in a row; #1 in the 50s, #2 in the 60s and #13 in the 70s?

A: ELVIS!

Congratulations to John Demetre, the only listener to answer correctly!

This week we're offering a free copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer to the first person to correctly answer this week's trivia question! (You'll have to listen to see what the question is.)

See you next week!

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[Show #22] 5-time Emmy Winner John Davidson - Charles Dye Pops In

2006-06-04
Length: 34s



A few cool news items, we welcome back PSN correspondent and 5-time Emmy-winner John Davidson, we have a mini gear review of EZ Drummer and Charles Dye pokes his head in for a second with a special surprise for us!

Pro Tools Available For Intel Macs!

All McDSP Plugins Coming For Intel Mac!


Steven Massey's L2007New Massey L2007 Plugin Released

Audio Ease To Release Speakerphone Plugin

Music Reduces Chronic Pain And Depression


Celebrity Interview:
PSN correspondent John Davidson is a 5-time Emmy-award winning audio post mixer.

We haven't heard from John for awhile as he's been on hiatus enjoying his lovely new baby boy.

This week he returns with more interesting facts, tips and tricks on the art of surround sound.




John RalstonFeatured Performance:
Last week we enjoyed the final part in a four-part series with Charles Dye. In that last segment he talked about some of his recent projects and mentioned an independent artist he was working with that really impressed him, John Ralston.

We play you one of the recent cuts from John's project that Charles worked on, a song called I Believe In Ghosts. Charles pops in for a quick introduction.




Charles DyeSee & Hear All Of Charles Dye's Recent Projects

John Ralston's Site


Gear Review:

EZ Drummer Drum Track Creation Plugin

Price EZ Drummer At Sweetwater!

To Order Contact:
Andy Diekroger
Sweetwater Sound
(800) 222-4700 Ext. #1273

7,000 Samples

8,000 MIDI Patterns

Multiple Microphone Control

Humanizer Functions


Featured Studio:
This week we're featuring a couple of shots of Mike Finley's home studio. We found Mike on the Frappr Map and have enjoyed learning about his setup. This is all contained in a second floor space and is a designated "Man Room".


Mike Finley's Home Studio


Mike Finley's Studio Axes

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question
Q: What legendary rock guitarist (a pioneer of the hard rock and metal genre) was a session player on Tom Jones' hit record It's Not Unusual?

A: Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.

Congratulations to Ronnie Marler and Aaron Griffith for submitting the correct answer. Ronnie kicked it up a notch by adding this tidbit: AC/DC drummer Chris Slade also performed on the track! Way to go Ronnie!

See you next week!

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[Show #21] Charles Dye - Part #4 Of The 30 Days Of Dye

2006-05-29
Length: 54s



A couple of cool news items. some tips and tricks, we tweak the stupid knob, we introduce a new feature and we present the last part of a four-part interview with Charles Dye that finishes off our first mini-series we call The 30 Days Of Dye.

Crosstalk:

Muse Research

PSN On Digital Music Mag

Glyph Firewire Drives


Andy DiekrogerThe Man To Call When You Need The Best:
Andy Diekroger
Sweetwater Sound
(800) 222-4700 Ext. #1273

Tweak The Stoopid Knob:

American Idol finale pulls more votes than any presidential candidate in history.



Celebrity Interview:

Week #4 - Final EpisodeMulti-platinum, Grammy Award-winning engineer, mixer and producer Charles Dye began his engineering career in 1992. Since that time he's mixed hits for Ricky Martin, Sammy Hagar, Julio Iglesias, and Jon Bon Jovi. He's also recorded artists such as Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Gloria Estefan, among many others. This is the final installment in our special series, The 30 Days Of Dye.

FREE Mix It Like A Record Previews


The studio where Mix It Like A Record was filmed:

http://SuperSonicStudios.com

Click to hear Charles' recent productions and mixes!

Waves Plugins

Sony Plugins


Lane SumnerInstrument Spotlight:
This week we present a new feature that will appear on the show from time to time. It's Lane Sumner's Instrument Spotlight. Lane is, of course, the world-class guitarist that wrote and performs our theme song. This first installment is called: Breaking Out Of A Soloing Rut

Visit Lane Sumner's Site



Answer To Last Week's "How'd They Do That?
Q: In the Cher song Believe there's a cool vocal effect...How'd They Do That?

A: A combination of hybrid digital vocoding and filtering.


Mark Taylor
The Man Behind The Cher EffectThere were a lot of good guesses! Honorable Mention goes to Jamin (Jay-men) Boggs who said, "Let the studio's pet monkey tune the vocal."

Dangerously close was Don from Digital Music Mag who thought it was a Digitech Vocalist.

Closest was Ronnie Marler and Aage from Norway who simply said, "It's a vocoder."

Click here to get the story from the horse's mouth

Digitech Talker




Dave Hendrickson
Patron Of The ArtsThanks to Dave Hendrickson For Supporting PSN! Go see his web site and listen to all his wonderful original tunes.

Click here to visit Dave Hendrickson's Web Site



See you next week!

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[Show #20] Charles Dye - Part #3 Of The 30 Days Of Dye

2006-05-22
Length: 45s



A few cool resources and products, a review of a sweet plugin you're gonna want to check out, another exciting edition of How'd They Do That? and we present part three of our fireside chat with Charles Dye that's part of our special mini-series we call The 30 Days Of Dye.

IT'S OUR 20th SHOW! YAHOO!

Crosstalk:
Propellerhead Releases Reason 3.0.5 With Full Intel-Mac Compatibility My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts - Brian Eno & David Byrne Remix Steel Guitar Tracks Online http://www.BeatCreator.com Philharmonia Orchestra Celebrity Interview:

Week #3Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning engineer, mixer and producer Charles Dye began his engineering career in 1992. Since that time he's mixed hits for Ricky Martin, Sammy Hagar, Julio Iglesias, and Jon Bon Jovi. He's also recorded artists such as Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Gloria Estefan, among many others. This is Part #3 of 4 in our special series, The 30 Days Of Dye.

The studio where Mix It Like A Record was filmed: http://SuperSonicStudios.com

Click to hear Charles' recent productions and mixes!
Gear Review:
Tri-Tone Digital ColorTone-Free & ColorTone-Pro ($129) - ColorTone is a "Tone Box" which simulates the signal path of analog devices through the use of convolution and various proprietary non-linear processes. ColorTone is designed to provide analog-like character and flavor to the modern digital audio workstation.

ColorTone-Pro allows the user to load their own samples (instructions for sampling your own equipment are included) and provides the user with our custom-coded Warmth algorithm to enhance the signal-path with extra harmonic goodness.

Big Al's Review Recommendation:
He gives ColorTone 5 out of 5 VU meters!


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Who was on the very first cover of Rolling Stone magazine?

A: John Lennon!

Congratulations to Jim Farley and Chris Swartwood for submitting the correct answer!

See you next week!

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[Show #19] Charles Dye - Part #2 Of The 30 Days Of Dye

2006-05-15
Length: 40s



Viewer mail, a hot new demo offer from IK Multimedia and we present Part #2 of our 30 Days Of Dye series of interviews with Charles Dye.

Viewer Mail:
A request for help from Aaron Griffith of Death 101 Records. His friend is using Fruity Loops Studio (the latest version). Amplitube 1.0 worked fine, but he's getting all sorts of errors. He also tried it with Cakewalk Home Studio and it won't work there either. Have anyone heard of any issues with Amplitube 2.0 not working in this context? Write in and let us know!

On a related note, IK Multimedia is offering a fully functional Amplitube 2 demo good for 30 starts! You'll need a SyncroSoft USB dongle or iKey plugged into your computer when you install it to activate it. This is not an iLok. If you don't have one you can get one online or at a local Guitar Center for about 30 bucks.

Celebrity Interview:

Week #2Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning engineer, mixer and producer Charles Dye began his engineering career in 1992. Since that time he's mixed hits for Ricky Martin, Sammy Hagar, Julio Iglesias, and Jon Bon Jovi. He's also recorded artists such as Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Gloria Estefan, among many others. This is Part #2 of 4 in our special series, The 30 Days Of Dye.

The studio where Mix It Like A Record was filmed: http://SuperSonicStudios.com

Click to hear Charles' recent productions and mixes!
Here's Charles' setting for the Waves RenComp that closely mimics the buss compressor on an SSL console:

Set to Electro mode Character to Smooth ARC off Ratio = 2:1 Attack = 15 Release = approx. 250-300 (set about to 8th note)
With most of the music he's been mixing lately, 4 dB of compression at the loudest point in the song has been sounding really good.

Charles comments, "I should also say that this is in no way considered mastering compression. Compression across the stereo bus while mixing is done all the time on most of the records you own. Whether inserted at the beginning or towards the end it's been a pretty standard technique for decades done by engineers all over the globe. If you need anymore proof, I have three letters: S - S - L."

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: What two famous, number one artists sang back up on the Boz Scaggs' hit Love, Look What You've Done To Me, as heard on the Urban Cowboy soundtrack.

A: Glen Frey and Don Henley of the Eagles!

See you next week!

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[Show #18] Charles Dye - Part #1 of The 30 Days Of Dye!

2006-05-08
Length: 48s




Welcome Leo Fans!Some news, a cool new plugin, we tweak the stupid knob, and we present Part #1 of a very special 4 part series we call, The 30 Days Of Dye.

First, a big PSN hello to our new listeners that are joining us after discovering us on Radio Leo, Leo Laporte's podcast network channel, and thanks to all our listeners for continually downloading the show each week. This week we hit a new milestone - as of show #17, we've exceeded the 6,000 listener mark! Yay!

Crosstalk:
Pandora.com


Massey CT4Nathan Chase's The Ghost That Feeds

New Massey CT4 Compressor Plugin

Mike's in a jazz band!

PSN is now published under a Creative Commons License
Celebrity Interview:

Week #1Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning engineer, mixer and producer Charles Dye began his engineering career in 1992. Since that time he's mixed hits for Ricky Martin, Sammy Hagar, Julio Iglesias, and Jon Bon Jovi. He's also recorded artists such as Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Gloria Estefan, among many others. This is Part #1 of 4 in our special series, The 30 Days Of Dye.

Click to hear Charles' recent productions and mixes!
The Stupid Knob:
Keith Richards fans gathered outside a hospital last Sunday where the 62-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist was believed to be undergoing treatment for a mild concussion suffered when he fell out of a palm tree on vacation in Fiji. It was also reported that he got on a Jet Ski after the fall and had another accident.

If Keith Richards falls out of tree in the forest and there's no one there to hear it, does it still make a sound?

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Who played the guitar solo on the famous Beatles song While My Guitar Gently Weeps?

A: Eric Clapton!

See you next week!

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[Show #17] Special Guest Leo Laporte! Plus: Bare Naked Ladies

2006-04-30
Length: 58s



A couple of cool sites to share with you, a special podcast to recommend, a CD you ought to know about and Part #2 of our interview with the King Of All Geek Media, Mr. Leo Laporte!

But first...next week begins a very special series of shows here at PSN that you do not want to miss! You're going to want to tell all of your friends to come and get subscribed to PSN so they don't miss it either. It's The 30 Days Of Dye! That's right, four shows in a row with the legendary Charles Dye.

He's a multi-platinum, Grammy-winning mixer, engineer and producer. He was the first person to win a Grammy for a song that was mixed entirely 'in the box', with Pro Tools. No analog gear was used. And he actually likes to share his secrets with others about how to get your mixes to sound like a record.

In fact, Charles has published a fantastic interactive mixing course called Mix It Like A Record. It features three hours of instruction, an ever-growing library of online instructional movies and 40 Pro Tools sessions for you to load up on your own gear and see exactly what he's doing.

We'll be talking about subjects in this course throughout the next four shows with him. If you haven't already gotten this interactive mixing course for yourself, what are you waiting for?

Click Here To Get Mix It Like A Record!
Crosstalk:
Guitar Center's new site: TheMusicianFinder.com.

Rehearsals.com

Joss Stone - The Soul Sessions

Bare Naked Ladies Podcast

Leo LaporteCelebrity Interview:
Part #2 of an exciting interview with the King Of All Geek Media, Mr. Leo Laporte!

Here's a link to the podcast channel that will get you all of Leo's dynasty of podcasts:

Link To Radio Leo
Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Before his career took off, Jackson Browne joined what unlikely band for just two weeks?

A: Blue Oyster Cult!

See you next week!

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[Show #16] Special Guest Leo Laporte! Plus: "How'd They Do That?"

2006-04-24
Length: 55s



On today's show, a new product recommendation, music industry news, a great piece of viewer mail, a PSN blues jam and a fascinating interview with the King Of All Geek Media, Mr. Leo Laporte!

Crosstalk:
  
Shooter Jennings and Rick DerringerLinks to the albums Mike & Al talk about:

Shooter Jennings
- Electric Rodeo

Rick Derringer
- Free Ride
The PSN Blues Jam
Mike and Al record a little blues jam based on the free jam tracks they recommended on the last show.

Spotlight:
Channel Strip For Garage Band

ProTools Soon To Be Updated For Intel Macs!

Leo LaporteCelebrity Interview:
Part #1 of an exciting interview with the King Of All Geek Media, Mr. Leo Laporte!

Here's a link to the podcast channel that will get you all of Leo's dynasty of podcasts:

Link To Radio Leo
Viewer Mail:
Matthias Frank from Germany writes, "I'm working here on Pro Tools 24 Mix on OS 9 and I was visiting some trade shows with different companies who offer new (supposedly better) audio interfaces for a much cheaper price. I'm debating whether or not to sell all of my formerly "high-class" equipment from Digidesign and switch to something else.

"Is the quality that much better as these new companies tell you and try to convince you? Would do you guys think about the quality issues regarding audio interfaces. Is it all hype?"

Answer To Last Week's: How'd They Do That?
Q: There's a popular vocal effect used in songs like Mr.Roboto by Styx, and even in some science fiction programs. How'd They Do That?



Vocoder Example
David Spooner A: The Vocoder! Al gives a little history of this cool little machine.

David "SpoonZ" Spooner from Australia answered the question correctly and even sent in an audio example of how he created this effect with plugins in his own studio.



See you next week!

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[Show #15] Free Plugins & Free Jam Tracks! More With Mark Jensen From PodSqod

2006-04-16
Length: 48s



Coming up in May, 30 Days Of Dye! Yes, a spectacular four-part interview with the lovely and talented Mr. Charles Dye.

You don't want to miss even one of these as Charles generously shares his insights and Grammy-winning mixing secrets with us.

Link to Massey Plugins for ProTools:

http://MasseyPlugins.com




Free guitar backing/jam tracks:

http://www.GuitarBT.com
The Thomas Dolby Tour Blog:

http://blog.ThomasDolby.com
Mark Jensen Celebrity Interview:
This week we feature the second half of our interview we did a couple of weeks ago with Mark Jensen, the host of the popular PodSqod podcast. This week we talk a little "gear talk" and discuss the independent musician online.

Click Here To Visit Mark Jensen's Site!
Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: What was the first Beatles song to feature a Moog synthesizer?

A: Because off of the Abbey Road album.

This reminds Al that a cool new mono, analog Moog synth has recently been released. It's called the Moog Little Phatty. Here's a pic and a link:



Link To The Moog Little Phatty Site
This Week's Trivia Question:
This week is another special edition of "How'd They Do That?" This time it's the popular vocal effect used in songs like Mr.Roboto by Styx. Have a listen and tell us how they did that. Better yet, send us an MP3 of you doing the same thing yourself!

See you next week!

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[Show #14] Special Guest Mark Jensen From PodSqod

2006-04-09
Length: 41s



On this show we have a new product announcement, a great listener audio greeting from David Spooner from Perth, Australia, a great interview with Mark Jensen of PodSqod and some challenging Beatles music trivia!

MI7 has announced the distribution of the EMI TG1 - 2413 Limiter Plug-in - the first TDM/RTAS product developed by Chandler, in conjunction with the world-renowned Abbey Road Studios.

The original hardware limiter featured on the TG Consoles was used to record classic albums like The Beatles' Abbey Road and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. This set of plugins lets Pro Tools users work with that same classic sound.

http://www.MI-7.net

David Spooner Viewer Mail:
Today we have an audio greeting from a listener Down Under in Perth, Australia, Mr. David "SpoonZ" Spooner. He works as an Audio/Visual Tech at St. Hilda's Girls School in Perth. Most of the audio work he does is similar to the greeting he sent us. He provides sound effects for theatre productions and often has to go out and record or find effects and mash together soundscapes or effects from the various parts. He also shoots and edits video.


Mark Jensen Celebrity Interview:
This week we're featuring part one of a two-part interview we did a couple of weeks ago with Mark Jensen, the host of the popular PodSqod podcast. This week we talk about Mark's background in broadcasting and how recording equipment and techniques come into play for producing his podcasting projects.

Click Here To Visit Mark Jensen's Site!
Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Besides John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, what two other people were once members of The Beatles?

A: Stuart Sutcliffe and Billy Preston.

Stuart Sutcliffe Billy Preston

This Week's Trivia Question:
Q: What was the first Beatles song to feature a Moog synthesizer?

See you next week!

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[Show #13] RIP Buck Owens & A Gift From Trent Reznor

2006-04-02
Length: 34s



This week on the show, industry software news, a gear review for you horn players, an offer of full master multitrack session files from a Trent Reznor (NIN - Nine Inch Nails) with permission to do just about anything you want with them and an unexpected dangerous donkey update!


Buck Owens
1929-2006 Country music legend and pioneer of the "Bakersfield Sound," Buck Owens is dead at 76. His hit songs include: Act Naturally and I've Got a Tiger by the Tail. Owens also released his own Bridge Over Troubled Water album that included two other Paul Simon songs, as well as particularly strong and moving versions of Bob Dylan's Love Minus Zero, No Limit and Donovan's Catch the Wind. Owens was Nashville outlaw that inspired the same in future artists like Dwight Yokum.

We really want you to get involved in the show, so please send us your favorite recording tips and tricks in .mp3 format and we'll include them in the show! And send us pictures of your recording space and equipment which we'll also use in an upcoming new spot called Featured Studio Of The Week!

Are you working on, or finishing up a project that our listeners would like to listen in on? Maybe you just recorded a track that's cooler than cool. We want to play it on the show! Get in touch with us and let us know about it!

Crosstalk:
Propellerhead announces Reason 3.0.5 for Intel Macs - Beta testers needed!

http://www.PropellerHeads.se
IK and Sonic Reality are offer free sounds for Reason���® -- Yes, you can download FREE Sonic Refills, demo patches and custom Combinator modules!

Click here for the free Sonic Refills
IK Multimedia announced that AmpliTube 2.0 is finally shipping. So, if you've ordered, keep your eye out for the big brown truck with goodies in it!

http://Amplitube.com
The Stupid Knob:
Last week Mike announced the wacky but true statistic that every year, more people are injured in donkey related incidents than are injured in airplane related mishaps. It seems there may be more to it. Mike shares his insights.

Gear Review:
Matt Long from the Home Studio And Audio Review returns to review a very specialized piece of gear for trumpet players...the Yamaha PM7 Silent Brass System.
Yamaha PM7 The System consists of the ST9 Personal Studio (the control unit), a Pickup Mute, a locking cable, and earphones. The step-up ST5 Silent Brass Performance Studio adds an array of effects plus practice tools.

Spotlight:
Trent Reznor (NIN - Nine Inch Nails) has been, and still is, giving away master multitrack sessions for two of his songs for you to remix / reinterpret / destroy or whatever.

The Hand That Feeds
GarageBand Format Only


Trent Reznor Only
GarageBand, Ableton Live, Pro Tools and Sony Acid

Click here to download the multitrack masters!
Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: What was the first commercial music CD released in the US that was also manufactured in the US? All CDs sold in the US previously had been import titles pressed for overseas labels. (These were still manufactured overseas, but for US labels.)

A: According to the Tenth Anniversary of The CD supplement to the September 26, 1992 issue of Billboard Magazine, it was the September 1984 release of Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA.

This Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Besides John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, what two other people were once members of The Beatles?

See you next week!

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[Show #12] Interview With Oscar-winner Jeremy Bolan (King Kong)

2006-03-26
Length: 42s



On this week's show we feature some ProTools updates, a recommendation for a great online service and an interview with an Oscar-winning computer animator.

Al begins with a couple of ProTools updates concerning recent versions Mac OSX Tiger and their compatibility with recent versions of ProTools, as well as a heads up on a potential technical issue with the Digi 002R.

Next, Mike shares a great online service for sending large files (up to one gig) without any charge. Here's the link:

http://YouSendIt.com
Celebrity Interview:
We're proud and privileged to interview Oscar-winning computer key frame animator, Mr. Jeremy Bolan. His latest project was the blockbuster King Kong, which just happens to have been released on DVD today.


Oscar-Winner
Jeremy Bolan You can also see his work in movies like Constantine, Starship Troopers 2, Stepford Wives and the upcoming Garfield 2.

Here are the links we talked about in the interview:

EX'PRESSION College For Digital Arts

Tippett Studio

Peter Jackson's Weta Digital Ltd

Rhythm & Hues Studio


Our New Frappr Map Is Up!
Come on over and put in a virtual push pin. Show us where you're listening from and what you look like! Here's the link:

Go To The PSN Frappr Map
Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: There was a special guitar sound, often referred to as "the talking guitar" used by artists like Peter Frampton in the song Show Me The Way, Joe Walsh in his song Rocky Mountain Way and Richie Samborra on the latest Bon Jovi hit It's My Life.

How'd They Do That?


Heil Talkbox A: The Heil Talkbox! The Talkbox was developed with Joe Walsh, Bob Heil's lifelong friend and fellow ham radio enthusiast. He had just recorded Rocky Mountain Way using Pete Drake's Talking Actuator. and suggested he and Bob develop the concept further. They're still being produced by Jim Dunlop. Bob Heil sold that company the rights in 1988.

Congratulations to the following listeners that got the right answer!

Chris Gignoux Neil Jordan from Edinburgh, Scotland Douglas Aaron Slocum
This Week's Trivia Question:
Q: What was the first commercial music CD released in the US that was also manufactured in the US? All CDs sold in the US previously had been import titles pressed for overseas labels. These were still manufactured overseas, but for US labels.

See you next week!



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[Show #11] Matt Long Interview - Guitar tube pre-amps from Damage Control

2006-03-19
Length: 43s



Mike opens the show by thanking everyone for their continued communication. Al asks a favor - help us out by posting a review of our show in the iTunes music store. Here's a link that will take you to our page where you can write a review:

Click here to go and write a show review for PSN

Joe SatrianiJoe Satriani Update:
Joe just keeps getting cooler and cooler lately. On his web site you can now listen to his new album Super Colossal in its entirety...f.r.e.e! You can also watch the new video of the title track as well as a 27-minute video feature of band rehearsals for the upcoming Super Colossal tour. Great behind the scenes stuff!

As an added bonus you get to see Joe Riverdance! Here's the link to the page on satriani.com where you can access all of this cool content:

Click here for Joe Satriani's Super Colossal media page
Viewer Mail:
Grae Smart writes: "I know that to send two tracks to a reverb, you put the reverb on an aux track and then send the tracks to it. You can control the amount with the send fader. However, when I want to compress two tracks, say two vocal tracks while recording, I don't think it works the same way. I think you need to send each track through its own compressor. Otherwise transients from one would affect compression on the other. What's your opinion?"

Celebrity Interview:
Al explains that a while back he found another podcast about home recording that he really enjoyed called Home Studio And Audio Review. Unfortunately, it's no longer being produced, but all of the shows are still available for download.

Mike and Al caught up with one of the hosts of the show, Mr. Matt Long. In the interview Matt passes the torch to PSN for a new style of Trivia Question he used to feature on his podcast.

Click here to visit Home Studio And Audio Review

"The Womanizer"Gear Review:
Mike reviews two new interesting guitar pre-amps/recording interfaces from Damage Control. They are both based on a dual 12AX7 tube design. They both feature:

Analog Tube Circuit Designs 2 channels (Engage and Nuclear) Premium Analog Opto-Compressor Comprehensive EQ Direct Recording Out With Cabinet Simulation
Several demo clips are presented for your listening pleasure.

Click here to visit the Damage Control web site
Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Due to our tenth anniversay show last week, there was no trivia question.

This Week's Trivia Question:
As you heard in the interview with Matt Long, this week is the first of a special How'd They Do That? edition of the trivia question.

Q: There was a special guitar sound, often referred to as "the talking guitar" used by artists like Peter Frampton in the song Show Me The Way, Joe Walsh in his song Rocky Mountain Way and Richie Samborra on the latest Bon Jovi hit It's My Life.

How'd They Do That? Send us your answers!

Don't forget you can also send us your audio comments in MP3 format.


James BluntBlog Extra:
Mike recommends checking out a relatively new star on the scene, James Blunt and his album Back To Bedlam. "Interesting sound. He really rocked the house on Oprah last week!" He currently has the #6 Single and #3 Album in the iTunes Music Store.

See you next week!



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[Show #10] No Pod Fade For PSN! Celebration Grab Bag

2006-03-14
Length: 30s



Yay! We made it! It's show #10 and we're feeling stronger than ever. We review some of what has gone into our first ten shows and how we're just not going to stop! We're already planning what we're going to do to make our 100th show special.

Today's show is a tasty grab bag of tidbits that were planned for earlier shows but never made it for one reason or another.

CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHN DAVIDSON!
John and his lovely wife just welcomed a new addition to the family with a healthy baby boy! He was born at 12:11 AM on Saturday March 11, 2006. He's 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and 20 1/2" long.

Al points out that he believes John brought in a surround sound crew to record the birth and that he managed to get a small sample from the scratch track already in 5.1. Al plays the clip and everyone is amazed by the "you are there" realism!

A Minor Correction:
Just a minor correction from last week's trivia question. We spoke with Charles Dye, and while the Ricky Martin song, Livin' La Vida Loca was recorded and mixed entirely inside the box with Pro Tools, it wasn't mastered that way. It was mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York, New York. Here's the link to the awesome Sterling Sound web site:

http://www.Sterling-Sound.com
Ted and Sterling Sound has done some great work with artists like: John Mayer, Destiny's Child, Nickelback, Ozzy Osbourne, Green Day, Santana, Bare Naked Ladies, Billy Joel, Chris Botti and a host of others.


DIGI 001Al brings up a couple of suggestions for upgrading if you're still using a Digidesign DIGI 001. You might consider the Mbox2, but it turns out that Digidesign is still offering their upgrade trade-in special towards any of the DIGI 002 systems. Al recommends contacting Andy Diekroger at Sweetwater Sound for details.

Sweetwater Sound
Andy Diekroger
(800) 222-4700 Extension: 1273

Steely Dan
Aja Mike highly recommends a DVD titled, Steely Dan - Aja.

This is a vivid portrait of the making of the canonical 1970s record AJA by Steely Dan. Band members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen recall the history of an album that was a year in the making, but rewarded with a Grammy Award and three hit singles.

British songwriter Ian Dury, the Doobie Brothers' Michael McDonald, and music producer Gary Katz all add their fascinating anecdotes to this highly involving rockumentary. Many of the mixes are dissected and studio sessions are detailed.

Find the DVD for less than ten bucks!

Eric Johnson
Total Guitar Al recommends a DVD by Eric Johnson titled Total Guitar. This is an opportunity to study with one of the electric guitar's true virtuosos. This lesson encompasses all styles and includes advanced picking for speed and accuracy, left and right hand muting, various blues bends, country "pedal steel" bends, using different positions for sound and more!

Find the DVD for less than twenty bucks!
Mike shares web site that details the acoustic guitar setups of many famous players like: James Taylor, Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Alex de Grassi, Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, Adrian Legg, Paul Simon and more.

Click here to visit the acoustic guitar setups site
Next, Al says that if you're a Comcast Cable subscriber with On Demand service, dig into the menus. There's all kinds of free video music tutorials and gear reviews that are a lot of fun to watch.

Mike encourages trying to play as many parts live in your project as possible. Break out of the sequencer and samples and discover something new!

Al details solving a sampled bass challenge by running it through Amplitube (a digital guitar amp simulator).

How do you pronounce the word spelled P - I - E - Z - O? The Online American Heritage Dictionary sets us all straight. Here's the audio pronunciation from their site. Click here to hear it!


"The Womanizer"Al mentions a recent gear find that looks very promising. It's dual-tube guitar pre-amps from a relatively new company founded by some ex-Line6 (Pod XT) folks. Here's a link to their site:

http://DamageControlUSA.com
Viewer Mail:

"Big Al, I picked up the BBE acoustic pre-amp you recommended on ebay for $72. Just got it yesterday, tried it out, and you were right. It works great. Nice sweetening effect, even on my Neve-equipped Taylor. Begs a question, however. What's your opinion on piggy-backing pre's?"
I'm not a big fan of stacking up pre's. That said, it can work with careful monitoring. The problems that often crop up are distortion and phase-like anomalies. If you're using a unit with an effects loop that you can use it to insert the BBE. If you're using a mixing console, you could also insert the BBE in the channel there. If the only choice is to stack the pre's, I think I'd go through the BBE last. It's usually not a good effect to equalize the BBE process. It lives best at the end of the chain.


The Troubadour
Hollywood, California Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Starting on August 25, 1970, who became an overnight sensation after playing only seven consecutive nights at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California? The club only held 600 people, but by the end of that week everyone in Los Angeles was talking about this person, who went on to become a multi-platinum, multi-Grammy winning recording artist.

A: Sir Elton John!

Double Bonus Points Question:

Elton JohnQ: Who introduced this artist on their opening night?

A: Neil Diamond!

The Los Angeles Times raved:
"Rejoice. Rock music ... has a new star. he's Elton John ... whose debut ... was, in almost every way, magnificent. His music is so staggeringly original ... [his] songs so varied in texture that his work defies classification ... He's going to be one of rock's biggest and most important stars."
In that same year, John Lennon and his friend, Harry Nilsson, were ejected from the club for heckling the Smothers Brothers. Randy Newman started out at the club and comics Cheech & Chong were discovered there. In 1975, Elton John returned to do a series of special anniversary concerts.

Mike was there for one night of this legendary performance and shares his memories of the experience.

This Week's Trivia Question:
In honor of our tenth show, we're taking a trivia break this week!

Al mentions our new Listener Feedback Line: (928) 395-1343 Give us a call and be sure to leave your name and e-mail address!


Joe SatrianiWe forgot to mention it again, but don't miss the Joe Satriani podcast leading up to the release of his new album Super Colossal.

Joe Satriani's Podcast Subscription Page
See you next week!



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[Show #9] The Cabo Project Trumpet -- Out of phase? Huh?

2006-03-06
Length: 40s



Mike and Al open the show with a recommendation of another podcast that's worth subscribing to. It's the Super Colossal Podcast by Joe Satriani himself. Here's the link to the subscription page on Joe's web site:

Go To Joe Satriani's Podcast Subscription Page Spotlight:
PSN correspondent and 5-time Emmy winner John Davidson presents his latest installment in the his series. "The Art & Tech Of Surround Sound Mixing."

This week John breaks down the walls of mystery surrounding (pardon the pun) phase. Are you in phase or out of phase? Is it good or bad? Does it matter? Listen and find out!

(Pssssst! In this segment John also gives away one the coolest live mixing secrets that engineers usually won't share with you. Watch out for any black helicopters hovering over your house John!)

Celebrity Interview:
This is the latest update in our ongoing production diary coverage of the Cabo Project, which follows the life of a song from its composition through its final mastering. In previous shows you've heard about how the song was conceived and written and you've heard the initial scratch tracks of the song.

In our last segment, you heard the addition of mariachi style trumpets to the scratch track. The musician brought in to lay down these parts was the incomparable Mike Lenke.

Last week we interviewed Mike about his background and his career as a performing and recording horn player. This week, we're talking with Mike specifically about his work on the Cabo Project.

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: What was the first #1 record in history to be created, start to finish, completely within a hard disk system? (No outboard gear, or outboard consoles, etc.)

A: Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin, released May 11, 1999. It was #1 for 5 weeks.


Charles DyeDouble Bonus Points Question:
Q: Who was the multi-platinum, Grammy award winning mixer/engineer that was responsible for this historic mix?

A: Charles Dye! He won a Grammy for Best Engineered Album in 2001 and has been nominated six more times. Some of the artists he's worked with include Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, Sammy Hagar and Bon Jovi. Learn more about him on his personal web site:

http://CharlesDye.com This Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Starting on August 25, 1970, who became an overnight sensation after playing only seven consecutive nights at the Troubadour night club in Hollywood, California? The club only held 600 people, but by the end of that week everyone in Los Angeles was talking about this person, who went on to become a multi-platinum, multi-Grammy winning recording artist.

Double Bonus Points Question:
Q: Who introduced this artist on the opening night?

See you next week!

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[Show #8] Special Guest Mike Lenke - Pro Horn Player

2006-02-27
Length: 37s



Mike opens the show with an interesting web site detailing the huge collection of music memorabilia contained in the recent sale of the estate of Bill Graham: http://WolfgangsVault.com Mike's old band, Mt. Rushmore, is featured in the site here: See Mt. Rushmore memorabilia inside Wolfgangs Vault The Stupid Knob:
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and ARS Technica reports on a latest statement (and possible filing?) by the RIAA that basically says it's illegal to rip your own CDs to your own iPod (or other portable player). They went even further and stated that it's illegal to make a backup copy of CDs you own.

Here's one of the most interesting parts of the RIAA's take on this (emphasis ours):

"Myriad online downloading services are available and offer varying types of digital rights management alternatives. For example, the Apple FairPlay technology allows users to make a limited number of copies for personal use. Presumably, consumers concerned with the ability to make back up copies would choose to purchase music from a service that allowed such copying.

"Even if CDs do become damaged, replacements are readily available at affordable prices.
"

Thanks for nothing!


Mike LenkeCelebrity Interview:
This week we Interview Mike Lenke, trumpet player extraordinaire. Mike has performed and recorded with the likes of Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, B.B. King and Ray Charles.

Mike shares highlights from his career thus far as well as his experiences and insights on recording horns in the studio. After some cajoling by Big Al, he even gives up some tips on realistically emulating horns with a sampler.

Mike will be making another appearance on an upcoming show as he is also part of the Cabo Project.

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Who played keyboards on Stevie Nicks' song Stand Back under the alias Alexander Nevermind?

A: Prince!

This week we received correct answers from four listeners! Congratulations and props to Mike Schettler from Shortler Studios, Grae Smart, Corrinne Haskins and Jimmy James Page!

This Week's Trivia Question:
Q: What was the first number one record in history to be created, start to finish, completely within a hard disk system? (No outboard gear, outboard consoles, etc.)

Double Bonus Points Question:
Q: Who was the multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning mixer/engineer that was responsible for this historic mix?

See you next week!

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[Show #7] Surround Mixing, Part #2 - Spectrasonics Trilogy Review

2006-02-19
Length: 39s



Mike opens the show with a fantastic resource located here: http://RecordProduction.com In this unique and comprehensive music production web site, you may watch over 100 leading record producers talking on camera about their work and take 80 exclusive behind the scenes video tours around some of the world's top recording studios.

The Stupid Knob:
Mike shares a short story demonstrating one of the most unique iPod accessories we've every heard of. Kids, don't try this at home!

Spotlight:
PSN correspondent and 5-time Emmy winner John Davidson is back for Part #2 of the series The Tech And Art Of Surround Mixing.

This week John discusses the proper method for calibrating your listening space.

Gear Review:
Big Al reviews Trilogy, a virtual bass instrument from Eric Persing at Spectrasonics.

The web site: http://Spectrasonics.net
If you're not a bass player, you always run across the need to lay down a quality bass track, often with some kind of sampler.

Trilogy is a Virtual Bass Module plug-in, 3 gigabyte core library with a powerful, yet easy to use interface and synth engine for manipulating the sounds. Windows and Mac, VST, AU and RTAS. Almost 1,000 patches in these categories: Acoustic Stand Up Bass - Mic'd and direct Martin Acoustic Bass Guitar Electric Bass - Fingered, Picked, Fretless, Slap, Muted Synth
Several audio examples are presented demonstrating the True Staccato feature that is the power behind the stunning realism of this plugin.

Big Al's Review Recommendation:
It's the best in class and is going to be hard to beat any time soon, short of hiring a real session bassist.

He gives Spectrasonics Trilogy 5 out of 5 VU meters!


Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: In 1968, Iron Butterfly released the classic 17-minute long In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is actually a corrupted version of the song's original name. What was it?

A: In The Garden Of Eden

This week we received two correct answers from listeners! Congratulations and props to Grae Smart and Ronnie Marler, host of the Virtual Song Cast Podcast.

Extra background facts: Is considered to be the song that ushered in the era of acid rock. Takes up the entire second side of the original record. The version edited and released as a single omits (among other things) Ron Bushy's drum solo and leaves roughly three minutes of music. Peaking at #4, the song spent 140 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart.

This Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Who played keyboards on Stevie Nicks' song Stand Back under the alias Alexander Nevermind?

E-mail us your answer!

See you next week!

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[Show #6] The Cabo Project - Part #2 + Surround Mixing

2006-02-14
Length: 37s



Mike opens the show with a great online resource located at:
http://StudioExpresso.com
Viewer Mail:
Lane Sumner contacted us to share one of killer tips on getting good guitar tone in the studio. It involves recording direct using a Line 6 Pod while having a live amp in the room at the same time.

The kicker is that there's no mic on the amp, or any other connection for that matter! This is indeed a KILLER TIP!

Celebrity Interview:
This week's interview is with Mike Bolan himself. This is Part #2 of the Cabo Project, which follows the life of a song from its composition through its final mastering.

Revenge Of The Mariachis!

This week, mariachi-style trumpets are added by world-class horn player Mike Lenke. He's a true recording professional and unsung hero of the music biz. He started his career in the military and then later toured with Ringling Brothers Circus, Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich and Maynard Ferguson. For three and a half years he was also an integral part of the very last Ray Charles tour.

Here's a link to download the entire song with all of the trumpet parts:

Download Christmas In Cabo with trumpets

Feature Story:
This is the first feature of our new PSN Correspondent and 5-time Emmy winner, Mr. John Davidson. This is Part #1 in his series, The Tech And Art Of Surround Mixing.

This week John details the appropriate hardware setup for monitoring surround sound both in the studio and as a home user.

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Who was the famous keyboard player (who had his own 1983 top forty hit at #23) brought in to enhance Foreigner's sound on the very popular Foreigner 4 album?

A: Thomas Dolby

Q: Double Bonus Points Question: What was his own top forty hit?

A: She Blinded Me With Science

This Week's Trivia Question:
Q: In 1968, Iron Butterfly released the classic 17-minute long In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is actually a corrupted version of the song's original name. What was it?

E-mail us your answer!

See you next week!

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[Show #5] Getting & Recording Great Guitar Sound - Part #2

2006-02-08
Length: 41s

Mike opens this week's show with details on the upcoming ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO. Click here for more details.

Gear Review:
Al points out that Paul McCartney will be performing live for the first time on the Grammy Awards. Next, an update on Mac Intel compatibility, including the new Logic 7.2 and M-AUDIO. Here's the link that was mentioned for further information:

http://CreateDigitalMusic.com

The Stupid Knob:
A consumer sues Apple Computer for his hearing loss due to listening to his iPod too loud.

Our Motto:
"Why The Music Business Sucks" is considered along with a quote from Hunter S. Thompson to back us up.

Spotlight:
Getting & Recording Great Guitar Tone - Part #2

Review Of Mic Placement Guidelines The Root Of The Problem Experienced Versus Non-Experienced Players Pre-Production Beware The EQ Smiley Face! Distortion Controlling Your Tone In The Signal Chain "If you can go anywhere, plug in, and give the sound engineer great sound right off the bat, you're doing better than most guitarists out there." - A great quote from: DrPeterJones.com

Al's secret weapon for acoustic and clean electric guitar: The BBE 386 Acoustic Preamp. Now discontinued, it lives on through the magic of ebay, usually for under $200.00. Here's the links regarding this great little product and the BBE process itself:

BBE 386 Acoustic Preamp

The BBE Process

BBE Process Demonstrations

Gear Review #2
Native Instruments New Guitar Rig 2

Mike reviews this very exciting new plugin. Here's the link (download the free demo!):

Guitar Rig 2 Main Page

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: What was the first #1 hit to have a playing time of more than four minutes?

A: House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals - 1964

An interesting side note... The Animals did not write "The House of the Rising Sun." (If you look at the really small print on their 1966 album, The Best of the Animals, you'll find that it was only arranged by them.)

According to Alan Lomax in his book Our Singing Country (1941), the melody of "The House of the Rising Run" is a traditional English ballad and the lyrics were written by Georgia Turner and Bert Martin (both from Kentucky).

It was first recorded in the 1920s by black bluesman Texas Alexander and later covered by Leadbelly, Charlie Byrd, Roy Acuff, Woody Guthrie, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Tracy Chapman and Bob Dylan...just to name a few.

This Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Who was the famous keyboard player (who had his own 1983 top forty hit at #23) brought in to enhance Foreigner's sound on the very popular Foreigner 4 album?

Double Bonus Points Question:
What was this keyboard player's 1983 top forty hit?

E-mail us your answers!

See you next week!

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[Show #4] 5-time Emmy Winner John Davidson - Mixing For Television & Film

2006-01-29
Length: 39s

This week's show opens with a big thank you to Lane Sumner for the PSN theme music and our announcer Bob Brooks, the voice of PSN.

Celebrity Interview:
This entire show is devoted to a very special guest who's a premiere unsung hero of the business.

He's a 5-time Emmy Award Winner (for audio post mixing) He currently mixes shows on PBS, including the weekly show Motorweek He's also mixed for the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and AOL. He's mixed live shows for Dave Matthews, Allson Krauss, Marty Stuart and a host of others. He's also an expert in surround sound mixing, including Pro-Logic, 5.1 and Dolby E. Over the past several years he's served as a Chief Panel Judge on audio mixing/sound design and music composition for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as well as being a Panel Judge for the ITS Monitor Awards. Ladies and gentleman, the incomparable John Davidson!

John gives us a fascinating insider's look into mixing for television and film. He tells us how "what you've done" is more important than just about anything else, including formal schooling.

He shares with us how he got his start in the business, which is a blueprint for anyone looking to get started with any type of commercial studio today. He also outlines some of the unique challenges with creating mixes where the quality of the final presentation is in the hands of others who might not be particularly skilled in sound production.

Mike closes the show with an exciting announcement!

John is joining PSN as a regular field correspondent. His experience and expertise will be invaluable to you as he shares news and tidbits from inside the business. He'll also be presenting Master Classes on standard and surround sound mixing.

Since this show ran long, the answer to last week's trivia question has been postponed until next week. That's not necessarily a bad thing as no one has answered it correctly yet. So, you have one more week to get your answer in by e-mail. Here's the question again:

This Week's Trivia Question:
What was the first #1 hit to have a playing time of more than four minutes?

See you next week!

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[Show #3] Getting Great Guitar Tone, Wilson Pickett Dead At 64

2006-01-22
Length: 41s

First up, some sad news. Wilson Pickett, best-known for hits "In the Midnight Hour" & "Mustang Sally", died of a heart attack yesterday at just 64 years young. Mike and Al share some personal memories of his work.

Spotlight:
Al discusses the new Macintosh computers with the Intel chip inside and it's compatibility with timing-based applications (MIDI, audio, video, etc.). The new computers are using a translation program called Rosetta to run any application that's not been updated to run on the Intel processor.

Rosetta does not handle timing-based applications very well and is not ready to function as a media production platform until updates of the applications are available. Even Apple's own pro media apps (Final Cut, Soundtrack, Logic, etc.) won't run on this new machine yet. Updates of these pro apps should be available after March.

In the meantime, if you're an Ableton Live user, you're good to go with the new Intel Macs! Version 5.2 was just released and ready to run on this new platform. Live 5.2 will be available as a download in February.

Hot News From NAMM!

Digidesign is heating up the NAMM show with lots of great news and releases...

Digidesign Acquires Assets of Trillium Lane Labs
Digidesign is proud to announce that it has acquired the assets of Trillium Lane Labs LLC, one of Digidesign's most valuable and innovative Development Partners. Trillium Lane Labs has produced an impressive array of effects and processors for Pro Tools�® systems, including the TL Space convolution reverb, the TL EveryPhase phaser, the TL Aggro compressor, the TL Utilities metronome, tuner, and over-sampling meter bundle, the TL Drum Rehab drum replacement tool (available soon), and the TL AutoPan panner (available soon). Currently available Trillium Lane Labs plug-ins are now compatible with Pro Tools 7 software (TL Utilities compatibility coming soon).

Digidesign Advanced Instrument Research Group
Digidesign is pleased to introduce the Digidesign�® Advanced Instrument Research group -- a new division that is dedicated to creating powerful virtual instruments purpose built for the Pro Tools environment. The Advanced Instrument Research group is showcasing two new exciting virtual instruments at this year's NAMM convention: the free Xpand! sound factory workstation and the soon-to-be-released Hybrid analog/digital high-definition synthesizer.


Xpand! Your Creativity with a FREE Pro Tools Virtual Instrument
The first release from the new Digidesign Advanced Instrument Research Group, Xpand! is a free RTAS�® sound factory workstation synthesis/sample-playback and effects plug-in that provides fast, efficient ways to access and manipulate thousands of high-quality sounds directly from within Pro Tools. Built for songwriters, film composers, DJs, electronic musicians, music producers, and sound designers, Xpand! is a sonic powerhouse that will become an indispensable component of any Pro Tools environment.



Digidesign Previews New Music and DV Toolkits
At this year's NAMM convention, Digidesign is previewing two new toolkit offerings that can help you dramatically expand your music and post production options. Take advantage of powerful plug-in collections, an increased track count, the Pro Tools MP3 Option, an included upgrade to Pro Tools 7.1 software, and much more!



Every Digi 002 Now Includes the Factory Software Bundle
Every Digidesign Digi 002�® system now includes the Digi 002 Factory software bundle with all the additional Digidesign and Bomb Factory�® plug-ins previously offered only with the Digi 002 Factory version -- at the same great Digi 002 price ($2,495). The Digi 002 system includes Pro Tools LE software, the Pro Tools Ignition Pack (with its coveted third-party software applications), 50 Digidesign and Bomb Factory plug-ins, and now ten additional plug-ins, for an even greater value.



Now Shipping: Synchro Arts VocALign PRO
Synchro Arts introduces VocALign PRO, a new and more powerful version of the unique VocALign automatic audio alignment tool. VocALign PRO provides audio, post production, and multimedia professionals the greatest flexibility and power to quickly complete audio alignment tasks -- automatically, within the industry-standard Pro Tools environment as an AudioSuite plug-in. VocALign PRO automatically stretches or compresses one audio signal to match the timing patterns of another, saving you time and money.

FXpansion's entire product line is now Pro Tools 7-ready.
They've been optimized for Pro Tools 7, which will deliver substantial performance enhancements across the board. Includes GURU, BFD, VST to RTAS Adapter. The new VST to RTAS Adapter v2.0 also adds support for multiple outputs from VST plug-ins, and offers compatibility with close to 2,000 VST plug-ins and instruments. All of these are fully compatible with Pro Tools HD, Pro Tools LE, and Pro Tools M-Powered software on Mac OS X and Windows XP.

Crosstalk:
Getting a great guitar sound live and in the studio. Mike discusses the challenge of getting a great guitar sound in the first place, even before you're ready to record it. Amp and cabinet types are considered, as well as microphone choice and room placement. Modern processors like the Line 6 POD and Amplitube are compared to old school methods.

Tweaking The Stupid Knob:
"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

This Week's Trivia Question:
What was the first #1 hit to have a playing time of more than four minutes?

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: What was the most played song on American radio during the twentieth century?

A: You've Lost That Loving Feeling - written by Barry Mann, Phil Spector and Cynthia Weil. (Congratulations to Chris B. who correctly answered this one!)

Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil (still married: http://www.mann-weil.com) have written and/or recorded 53 top 40 hits so far. Here are just a few of them: I Love How You Love Me (The Paris Sisters) On Broadway (The Drifters & George Benson) We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (The Animals) Here You Come Again (Dolly Parton) Sometimes When We Touch (Dan Hill) He's So Shy (The Pointer Sisters) Just Once (James Ingram and Quincy Jones) Running With The Night (Lionel Richie) Through The Fire (Chaka Khan) Don't Know Much (Linda Rondstadt and Aaron Neville) See you next week!

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[Show #2] The Cabo Project & PSP Vintage Warmer Review

2006-01-14
Length: 38s

This week Mike opens with a news tidbit just for the country music musicians out there! This may actually be more of a safety warning.

Spotlight:
Big Al spotlights the new release of Apple's Garage Band 3 and a great site for finding cover art for your digital music collection: http://FindMyCover.com

Mike spotlights a great web site (http://HollywoodHangover.com) that focuses on the Hollywood scene in the 60's that gave us so much of our early recorded rock 'n roll and many of our present celebrities in music and the movies. (Pssst! Mike was part of that scene too and will soon be appearing on this site, including pictures back when he actually had hair!)

Celebrity Interview:
Big Al interviews Mike about a new feature on the show, "The Cabo Project." This will follow a song from it's creation as words and melody (Mike is the composer of this song, Christmas In Cabo), to it's completion as a mastered tune ready to be included in an album project currently being produced by Hit Street Records.

We'll follow the process and along the way learn why certain decisions were made, why tracks were added or deleted, how it was mixed, etc. A sample of the very first raw, scratch track is played.

Click here to download the entire scratch track of Christmas In Cabo

Gear Review:
Big Al reviews PSP Vintage Warmer from PSP Audioware (available for Mac and Windows). This a single- or multi-band compressor/limiter with sound and saturation characteristics carefully modeled on those of analog tape machines. Also, the programmers of this fine plugin have agreed to come on the Podcast for an interview after the NAMM at the end of January. Here's a link to their site:

http://PSPAudioware.com

Big Al's Review Recommendation:
He gives PSP Vintage Warmer 5 our of 5 VU meters!


This Weeks Trivia Question:
What was the most played song on American radio in the twentieth century?

E-mail in your answer!

Hints: Although recorded by different artists, this song is the only one in history to be played over 8 million times on the radio. That amounts to about 45 years if the song was played back to back! There are 3 songs that were played 7 million times: Never My Love, Yesterday, and Stand By Me (in that order). And it's not something silly or a trick answer like Happy Birthday or White Christmas.

Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
The famous guitar player on the 1983 David Bowie cut, Let's Dance? Stevie Ray Vaughn!

See you next week!

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[Show #1] The Digital Studio Of Today Versus 20 Years Ago

2006-01-12
Length: 32s

This week's topic:

The Studio Of Today Versus 20 Years Ago.

Mike and Al also interview each other about their experiences and background leading up to where they are in the music business today. They also discuss how you can get involved with PSN and appear on the show.

The show format is outlined including Gear Reviews, Celebrity Interviews and even The Stupid Knob!

Lane Sumner is introduced as the talent behind the show's theme. Once again, it's brought up that he really ought to be on the show since he did the theme for free. Maybe some day.

This week's Trivia Question:

Who is the famous guitar player on the 1983 David Bowie hit, Let's Dance?

E-mail in your answer!

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Introduction To The Project Studio Network!

2006-01-09
Length: 2s

Learn what PSN is all about and subscribe today!

The PSN Podcast is dedicated to the both the amateur and professional recording musician. It features news, talk and reviews on all topics related to the performing and recording of audio and video.

Join us every week for interesting insights, tips and tricks from inside the music business. The show is highly interactive and we encourage you to e-mail us with what you'd like to see on the show or questions you'd like us to answer.

Would you like to be a guest? Would you like us to play a cut from your latest project? Drop us a line and let us know why our listeners would like to hear what you have to say or play!

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The Project Studio Network Podcast is dedicated to the both the amateur and professional recording musician. It features news, talk interviews and reviews on all topics related to the performing and recording of audio and video.

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