Sat, 14 January 2006
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.
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!)
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
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:
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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