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Mix Regional Sessions: Nashville

The Tip at Blackbird Studios.

BLACKBIRD STUDIOS

Amos Lee was in Studios D and F with engineer Vance Powell (Lee self-produced)…Tucker Beathart worked on his latest album in Studio D with producer Angelo Petraglia and Ernesto Olivera…Styx worked on its current album in Studio A with producer Will Evankovich and engineer Alan Hertz…Electra Mustaine worked on new material in Studio D with engineer Ben Fowler…James Bay’s most recent Grammy Award-nominated album was tracked and mixed in Studios D, E, and G with Jacquire King producing and Lowell Reynolds engineering…The Tip worked on new material in Studios A, B, C, and I with engineer Mills Logan (as well as some Blackbird Academy students). The Tip self produced…Union Sound Treaty was in Studios A, B, C and I, with Blackbird Academy students engineering. Union Sound Treaty also self-produced…The Wans were in Studio A with engineer Toby Wright for The Blackbird Academy Spring Workshop. The Wans self-produced.

 

 
Luke Bryan in Studio A at Ocean Way Nashville. Photo: Ed Rode

 

OCEAN WAY NASHVILLE

Cam was working with producer Tyler Johnson (Ed Sheeran, OneRepublic, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Mikky Ekko) on tracks for her latest album Cam Untamed, with Melissa Mattey engineering and Josh Ditty assisting. They used the Neve 8078 console…Keith Urban was in Studios A and B with producer Dan Huff and engineers Joe Baldrige and Ditty (Urban also produced)…Composer Jack Wall conducted an orchestra for the score to Call Of Duty Black Ops 3 (Electronic Arts), with Nick Spezia engineering and Jasper LeMaster assisting…Luke Bryan was in Studio A with producers Jeff and Jody Stevens and engineer Derek Bason…Blake Shelton worked on new material (Warner Bros.) in Studio A with producer Scott Hendricks and engineer Justin Niebank…Composer Bear McCreary and engineer Steve Kaplan worked on the score for the film The Forest…Composer Steve Jablonski, engineer Spezia and assistant engineer LeMaster worked on the score for the film The Last Witch Hunter… Composer John Debney and engineer Spezia worked on the score for the TV show Texas Rising…Florida Georgia Line worked with producer/engineer Joey Moi…Dierks Bentley worked on the album Black with producer Ross Copperman and engineer Allen Parker…Brett Eldridge worked on the album Illinois in Studio A with producer Copperman engineer Reid Shippen…Kaleo was with producer Jacquire King and engineer Lowell Reynolds.

 

Pictured with the new ADAM S3X-H monitors, with (L to R) Adam Sheppard (ADAM regional sales manager), Collin Pastore (The Record Shop producer/engineer), and engineer Sean Giovanni.

 

THE RECORD SHOP

The studio recently switched over to ADAM Audio S3X-H monitors in its A room…Big & Rich worked on the single “Loving Lately” featuring Tim McGraw, with Sean Giovanni engineering and Big & Rich self-producing at Last Dollar Studio…The Country Fried Mix syndicated country mix show worked on material with DJ Sinister and Charlie Pennachio producing and Giovanni engineering…Muddy Magnolias Live Recording took place at The Basement East venue, with Giovanni producing and John Constable engineering… Clint Black and Big & Rich worked on the album On Purpose, with James Stroud producing and Giovanni engineering at Last Dollar Studio…AC Thomas worked on his debut album, with Giovanni producing and engineering at The Record Shop and Sony Tree…Rick Monroe worked on the single “Here’s to Us,” with Giovanni engineering and producing…Dylan McDonald worked on a live recording at Mercy Lounge, with Make It Pop producing and Giovanni engineering.

 

St Paul & The Broken Bones gang in Sound Emporium’s A room.

 

SOUND EMPORIUM

Jacob & Fanny were in Studio A with producer Dave Cobb, engineer Matt Ross-Spang and assistant Mike Stankiewicz. They used an array of vintage tube and ribbon mics Cobb brought in, as well as vintage preamps and EMI style compressors…Drive By Truckers were in Studio A with producer David Barbe, engineer Ross-Spang and assistant engineer Stankiewicz. The band cut almost entirely live in the room, with some overdubs added after the basic track was cut. It was recorded almost exclusively analog on 2-inch tape using a Studer A827. They also used Ross-Spang’s Spectra Sonics Sidecar…St. Paul & The Broken Bones were in Studio A with producer Paul Butler, engineer Jeff Powell and assistant Stankiewicz. The project was recorded almost entirely live as a band, with Paul occasionally in a booth of his own. Also, this project was recorded almost exclusively analog on 2-inch tape using a Studer A827. They also used the Spectra Sonics Sidecar, and Powell’s RCA 44 as an ambient mic and occasionally on Butler’s vocal. The main vocal chain was a Flea 47 through a vintage Neve 1272 preamp. The studio’s two Echo Chambers were used on almost every song, as well as the EMT 140 Plate reverb in studio A…Jes-Seh Wells was in Studio A with producer Cobb, engineer Eddie Spear and assistant engineer Zack Pancoast…The Mae Trio was in Studio B with Erick Jaskowiak producing and engineering, and Rachael Moore assisting…Jeff Ross project was in Studio B with Rob Stokes producing and engineering and Panacoast assisting (Ross also produced)…Yellowcard was in Studio A with Neal Avron producing, Stankiewicz engineering and Zaq Reynolds assisting…Producers Buddy Miller and Tim Lauer worked in Studios A and B on the TV show Nashville, with Mike Poole engineering and Stankieiwcz assisting.

 

 

Michael Jacobs and Daniel Dennis at Prime Cut with their Native American Music Awards.

 

PRIME CUT STUDIO

Native American artist Michael Jacobs and Prime Cut Studio owner/producer Daniel Dennis won three awards at the Native American Music Awards for Best Pop, Spiritual and Folk recordings off his 2015 release Resisting Shadows…Country artist Katie Kendall worked on her self-titled EP, with Daniel Dennis producing and engineering…Rock band Jeremiah Freed was in the studio with Nick Goodale and Dennis producing, and Dennis also engineering…Country artist Alecia Aichelle worked on her album Golden, with Dennis producing and engineering…Folk/rock duo Paper Trials worked on an EP, with Dennis producing and engineering…Country artist Britt Daniels worked on his album Livin’ It Up, with Dennis producing and engineering.

 

 

Music Band at Bomb Shelter

 

THE BOMB SHELTER

The Deslondes with guest Twain Tres worked on the 7-inch “Serpent/Heaven” (New West Records), engineered by Eduardo Duquesne (aka Special ED) and mixed by Andrija Tokic…Music Band worked on Wake Up Laughing (Infinity Cat), produced, engineered and mixed by Tokic…Bill Scorzari worked on the album Through These Waves, with Jonah Tolchin producing and Billy Bennett engineering, mixing and mastering…The Animen worked on the album Are We There Yet? (Noisolution), with Tokic producing, engineering and mixing…The studio also added the following gear: MCI JH16 24-track tape machine, Kush Audio Fatso, and a 1970s Univox SR-55 drum machine.

 

 

OmniSound’s Studio A

 

OMNISOUND

Kristian Bush was in the studio with engineer Tom Tapley…Parmalee was in the studio with engineer Jim Cooley…Larry Gatlin was in with engineer Jeff Thomas…Randy Houser with engineer Casey Wood…Brooke Eden with engineer Rory Rositas…Chase Bryant with engineers Wood and Lee Unfried…Thompson Square with engineer Wood…Blake Shelton with engineer Scott Hendricks…Jana Kramer with engineer Scott Hendricks…Engineers Mike Poole, Gordon Hammond, and Howard Willing worked on the TV show Nashville…Engineers Sara Emily Parrish and Steve Gibson worked on the CMAs…OmniSound has also been a host studio for Melodyne for their software music capture for the past three years.

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