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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:

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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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