- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 929 KB
- Print Length: 452 pages
- Publisher: Backbeat Books (1 May 2009)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BFUNZ9C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #434,731 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Daily Adventures of Mixerman Kindle Edition
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But that quickly fell away and I started to marvel at how great this audio production was. It's full of fantastically funny bits of music, "motifs" introducing each character, great voices and acting.
But, oh yeah, the story! That's truly wonderful too. It's the tale of a group of spoiled young musicians who have been given several million dollars and told to make a record - and two years later, they're only just getting started. Mixerman is the recording engineer, the guy who's responsible for capturing the sound that the band performs and the producer shapes. Mixerman describes the stupidity, the selfishness, the egos - he paints an amazing picture. It doesn't matter if you know a lot or a little about music making, this is utterly absorbing. Mixerman narrates the story himself, and it's a joy to listen to.
On top of that, he doesn't try to make out that he's the world's greatest guy. He's full of his own hangups which he doesn't try to hide. A flawed but excellent audio engineer, permanently shaking his head as he describes the appalling idiocy all around him.It's a really, really great story.
The 'production' is like nothing I've ever heard in an audiobook. Clearly Mixerman loved working with his friends on this production.Read more ›
You really need to have experience of musicians, bands, record industry types and the recording process to get the most from this, but even if you don't it will give some idea of the farcical nature of so much that goes on. The engineer come mixer is the most under appreciated person in the music business and this book certainly proves that - he is actually the key person, the calm at the centre of the storm.
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If you're into recording studio business you may find it entertainingPublished on 14 Dec. 2014 by Jari Pietilä
This is a must read if you're in the music world, or have any sort of interest in it. The dry wit of this is pure joy!Published on 9 Feb. 2014 by Simon Hermansen
bought as present and not had any feedback from the person i bought it for as they have not opened it yetPublished on 31 Jan. 2013 by Susan Doughty
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