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The PSN Podcast is dedicated to 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.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!http://ProjectStudioNetwork.comE-mail: hosts@ProjectStudioNetwork.comPhone: (928) 395-1343

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The PSN Podcast is dedicated to 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.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!http://ProjectStudioNetwork.comE-mail: hosts@ProjectStudioNetwork.comPhone: (928) 395-1343

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PSN is sadly missed.

By stonerfluid - Sep 15 2009
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Great show. Too bad they burned out.

A really really good show.

By itunebuyer - Sep 19 2006
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Listen here for for good laughs and great info.

iTunes Ratings

21 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
2
0
2
1

PSN is sadly missed.

By stonerfluid - Sep 15 2009
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Great show. Too bad they burned out.

A really really good show.

By itunebuyer - Sep 19 2006
Read more
Listen here for for good laughs and great info.
Cover image of Project Studio Network Recording Podcast

Project Studio Network Recording Podcast

Updated 4 days ago

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The PSN Podcast is dedicated to 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.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!http://ProjectStudioNetwork.comE-mail: hosts@ProjectStudioNetwork.comPhone: (928) 395-1343

Rank #1: [Show #99] Compression Primer & Behind The Glass With Slau

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On this week's podcast we've got News, Crosstalk, A Spotlight segment, Sessions With Slau and we tweak The Stupid Knob!
News: 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 whileAndy Kowal and George Hrab
look on in amazement.

Andy and George can hear the difference whenSlau 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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Mar 18 2008

57mins

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Rank #2: [Show #72] Pete Townshend's Sage Advice & Addictive Drums

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

    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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May 23 2007

28mins

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Rank #3: [Show #95] Simple Drum Miking & ARC From IK Multimedia

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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: 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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Dec 17 2007

1hr 16mins

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Rank #4: [Show #78] Gear Review: Amplitube Jimi Hendrix Edition

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[Show #78] Gear Review: Amplitube Jimi Hendrix Edition
News, Crosstalk, a Gear Review and we tweak The Stupid Knob!
News: Crosstalk: 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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Jul 09 2007

49mins

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Rank #5: [Show #39] Slau, Affordable Acoustic Treatments & The Cat Box

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

The Cat Box:

Shane Hendricks submits Feline Demise.

Viewer Mail: 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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Oct 02 2006

1hr 6mins

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Rank #6: [Show #51] Charles Dye Part #3: Everything You Know Is Wrong

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News, a Celebrity Interview with Charles Dye and we tweak The Stupid Knob!
News: Crosstalk: 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: 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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Dec 26 2006

51mins

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Rank #7: [Show #41] Recording & Mixing Drums, The New AlphaTrack Mini Control Surface

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News, a Celebrity Interview regarding recording and mixing drums, Crosstalk, we tweak The Stupid Knob and we sift through some Viewer Mail!
News: 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: 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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Oct 17 2006

46mins

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Rank #8: [Show #42] Mastering Your Tracks & The Zoom H4

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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.

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:

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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Oct 23 2006

44mins

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Rank #9: [Show #96] TruePianos Review & When Will Amy Winehouse Die?

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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: 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
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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Dec 27 2007

1hr 13mins

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Rank #10: [Show #85] TWO Gear Reviews - T-Racks and Shure VS Shure

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

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!

SM57 VS PG57!Viewer Mail: 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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Sep 18 2007

1hr 6mins

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Rank #11: [Show #9] The Cabo Project Trumpet -- Out of phase? Huh?

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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:

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:

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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Mar 06 2006

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Rank #12: [Show #53] Charles Dye Part #5: Only He Had The Courage

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News, some Crosstalk, another installment in our 45 Days Of Dye and some Viewer Mail!
News: 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: 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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Jan 08 2007

1hr

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Rank #13: [Show #54] Charles Dye Part #6: They Had Questions...He Had The Answers

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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: 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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Jan 15 2007

1hr 3mins

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Rank #14: [Show #73] The Recorderman Overhead Drum Mic Technique

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News, Crosstalk, a Spotlight feature on recording drums and Viewer Mail!
News: 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: 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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May 31 2007

35mins

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Rank #15: [Show #87] Logic 8 Overview With Andy Diekroger From Sweetwater

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News, Crosstalk, a Celebrity Interview and we tweak the Stupid Knob until it cries for mercy!
News: 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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Oct 05 2007

1hr 4mins

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Rank #16: [Show #45] 5-time Emmy Winner John Davidson & Using Drum Loops

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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: 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

Featured Performance 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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Nov 13 2006

1hr 1min

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Rank #17: [Show #90] IK Multimedia's CSR (Classik Studio Reverb)

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News, a Gear Review, Viewer Mail, Crosstalk and we tweak the Stupid Knob!
News: Crosstalk: 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.
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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Nov 02 2007

42mins

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Rank #18: [Show #55] Charles Dye Part #7, Leo Laporte and NAMM News!

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NAMM news, Leo Laporte drops by and Part #7 of our 45 Days Of Dye!
NAMM News: 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: 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: 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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Jan 23 2007

1hr 10mins

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Rank #19: [Show #92] Feedback & Mics & Slash Oh My!

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

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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Nov 23 2007

38mins

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Rank #20: [Show #61] John Phillips - Student Of The Art Of Mixing

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News, a Featured Performance and a Super Stupid Knob!
News:

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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Mar 05 2007

33mins

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