Mixerman is a recording engineer working with a famous producer on the debut album of an unknown band with a giant recording budget. Mixerman is supposed to be writing about recording techniques, but somehow, through that prism, he has hit upon a gripping story. Like all great narratives, Mixerman’s diary has many anti-heroes for whom we, the readers, can have nothing but contempt. The band consists of the four most dislikable human beings you can imagine. The singer is vain and pretentious. The guitarist is a serious depressive. The drummer is as “dumb as cotton,” and the bassist is merely mean and petty, making him the only one that Mixerman can stand. All four of them hate each other’s guts, and they haven’t even been on tour yet. Mixerman takes you through the recording process of a bidding war band in over their heads with a famous record producer (also in over his head). Many find Mixerman’s diary entries side-splittingly funny. Some find them maddening. And a select few feel they are the most despicable accountings of record-making ever documented.
Downloading your .zip file and playing it on your device
A Zip file is sometimes called an “archive” file. The Zip file itself is a container for The Daily Adventures of Mixerman audiobook file. We put the book into a zip file to load quicker onto your computer and to be sure the file isn’t changed or corrupted when it’s downloaded.
STEPS TO ADDING AND PLAYING YOUR AUDIOBOOK
Downloading your “zip” audio book
When you click on the link within your purchase email, your computer will open a browser (eg. Safari, Internet Explorer) and begin your download. (REMEMBER: You are only allowed to download the file 2 times.) Some computers will prompt you where you want to save the audio book, others select a standard place for downloads. For Windows, the standard place for downloads to be saved is C:\users\your name\downloads and on an Apple computer this is typically the downloads directory in Macintosh HD/Users/your name/Downloads (or Dock).
Tips for Download
Remember that this book is a very large file. It will take several minutes to download select somewhere memorable on your computer to save your download so that you can find it to extract the audio book later your download zip file will have the name TheDailyAdventuresofMixerman-Audiobook.zip
Extracting The Daily Adventures of Mixerman Audiobook from the zip file
Your .zip file cannot be played as it is – you need to extract the contents first. Make sure the download file has completely finished before attempting to extract the audio book. Your browser has a viewable download page that is either under the “View” tab or the “Window” tab. You should be able to see how far the download has progressed in that window.
Navigate to the directory where you saved your .zip download
If you are using Windows, right click the file and select Extract All
If you are using a Mac, double click the file and it will automatically begin the extraction.
After extraction, you will have an un-zipped file of the audio book in the same place where you saved the .zip file. This file will be called TheDailyAdventuresOfMixerman-Audiobook.m4b and contains the entire audiobook.
Listening to your Audio Book
Right click on the TheDailyAdventuresofMixerman-Audiobook.m4b file (the unzipped file). Then click on “Open With” and select the media player you normally use (iPod, Windows Media Player, iTunes etc)
After the file is opened with your standard media player on your computer, you can add it to your phone or other device.
If you want to add the audiobook to your phone or tablet. Just sync iTunes or your audioplayer to your phone or tablet and it will then show up and play.
Here is a sample of the first chapter of the Audiobook.