So after I figured out where that mic shootout came from, I 'enrolled' in Produce Like A Pro to see what was going on. I was particularly interested in how the Warren Huart 'personalized critique' system worked. And given the quality of that last multi-track session, I wanted as many other sessions as I could get.
So here's what's going on. He uploads a monthly multitrack, everyone submits mixes of that track, then he bashes those. Whats cool is that Warren does it as a video feed. Whats not cool (though perfectly understandable) is its the same damn song.
What is very interesting to note is his forum activity. The first column is the number of threads, the second column is the total responses to all threads.
That entire forum is almost entirely riding on his 'bash' category. This is partly because Warren is a fairly credentialed engineer, but regardless I still think this tells us something about what people are interested in these days. Another thing to note, is that every single one of those people pays monthly to be there.
Just an interesting to see how other sites do the 'bash' thing.
Does anyone else happen to have a subscription to Warrens website?