54 episodes

Mixerman is a Los Angeles recording engineer who in the summer of 2002, on nothing more than a hunch, began to chronicle the daily events of his Major Label recording session with a bidding-war band, an infamous producer, and a limitless budget. And he did it in real-time—each night posting his entries on the Internet, withholding only the true identities of those he writes about. As Gina Arnold from Metro Newspapers reported at the time: "Mixerman is supposed to be writing about recording techniques, but somehow, through that prism, he has hit upon a gripping story. In this podcast, you will hear an audio dramatization of the story, as narrated by Mixerman, complete with music, foley, sound fx, and character performances by some of the most famous engineers and producers in the music business.

The Daily Adventures of Mixerman Mixerman

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Mixerman is a Los Angeles recording engineer who in the summer of 2002, on nothing more than a hunch, began to chronicle the daily events of his Major Label recording session with a bidding-war band, an infamous producer, and a limitless budget. And he did it in real-time—each night posting his entries on the Internet, withholding only the true identities of those he writes about. As Gina Arnold from Metro Newspapers reported at the time: "Mixerman is supposed to be writing about recording techniques, but somehow, through that prism, he has hit upon a gripping story. In this podcast, you will hear an audio dramatization of the story, as narrated by Mixerman, complete with music, foley, sound fx, and character performances by some of the most famous engineers and producers in the music business.

    The Supreme Negotiators

    The Supreme Negotiators

    The Daily Adventures of MixermanA recording engineer known only as "Mixerman" discusses his plan to surreptitiously post an online diary about his upcoming LA recording session with a Major Label bidding war band and an infamous producer. Madness abounds.This story was read by well over 150,000 music professionals at the time of its posting 20 years ago. It was published as a hard cover book by Hal Leonard in 2008. Then made an audiobook in 2012 complete with music, leitmotifs, sound fx...

    • 8 min
    Day 1 Uh Oh...

    Day 1 Uh Oh...

    Mixerman meets his assistant Lance, and attempts to pull tones with the drummer of the band, which proves to be a far more difficult task than usual. The producer calls in with some distressing information. Episode Credits:CharactersGeeves played by Aardvark (Ioan Harea, Byron)Lance played by William Wittman (Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, The Fixx)Producer played by Ken Scott (Beatles, Supertramp, David Bowie)Drummer played by Kenny Gioia (Marcy Playground, Hall & Oates)LeitmotifsLance Leit...

    • 24 min
    Day 2 Dandy Day

    Day 2 Dandy Day

    Mixerman loses it when his drum mics are inexplicably torn down by the PA delivery man. He must once again pull tones with the drummer, who Mixerman has taken to calling Dumb Ass given his constant intellectually challenged act. Mixerman is hopeful that the Producer will make an appearance. Episode Credits:CharactersProducer played by Ken Scott (Beatles, Supertramp, David Bowie)Mountain Man played by Wyn Davis (Great White, Dokken, Foreigner)Magnolia played by Candace Stewart (Manager of East...

    • 20 min
    Day 3 Operation Control

    Day 3 Operation Control

    With the Producer still absent, an insubordinate assistant, and a disinterested band, Mixerman decides he needs take control over his session. Mixerman also explains how some basic recording tools work. Episode Credits:CharactersProducer played by Ken Scott (Beatles, Supertramp, David Bowie)MusicDumb Ass' atrocious drumming performed by Jon StuartGuitar part written and performed by Chase McGuckinBass part written and performed by Chase McGuckinNarrated by MixermanProduced by Aardvark and Mix...

    • 16 min
    Day 4 Paulie Yore

    Day 4 Paulie Yore

    The Producer provides Mixerman with a somewhat perplexing explanation as to why he hasn't shown up to their session yet. Mixerman provides us with some background information on the band. Episode Credits:LeitmotifsYore leitmotif by William WittmanNarrated by MixermanProduced by Aardvark and Mixerman

    • 12 min
    Day 5 The Question

    Day 5 The Question

    After Mixerman musters up the courage to ask Willy Show a very important question, he takes a moment to explain his strategies for getting Lance to the session on time, and Dumb Ass to the session late. We get more background information on the band and their marked disdain for one another.Episode Credits: CharactersWilly Show played by Ken Scott (Beatles, Supertramp, David Bowie)Dumb Ass played by Kenny Gioia (Marcy's Playground, Hall & Oates)Yore played by Dylan Dresdow (Usher, Black Ey...

    • 13 min

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