Tue, 17 April 2007
News, Crosstalk, a Celebrity Interview, we tweak The Stupid Knob and a Feature Story!
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
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.
Derek K. Miller from Inside Home Recording sent us this Nickelback comparison: Click here to listen
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.
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. Itâ��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!