Recording

SESSIONS & STUDIO NEWS

NORTHEAST The folks at Bearsville Sound Studios (Bearsville, NY) haven't had much down time to hibernate: Those rascals in Ween tracked their new Elektra 3/01/2000 7:00 AM Eastern

NORTHEASTThe folks at Bearsville Sound Studios (Bearsville, NY) haven't had much down time to hibernate: Those rascals in Ween tracked their new Elektra CD at the facility's Turtle Creek Barn with producer/ engineer Chris Shaw. Branford Marsalis worked on an upcoming Columbia release with producer/brother Delfaeyo Marsalis and engineer Rob Hunter, and Donovan Leitch's band Nancy Boy recorded a Mammoth Records CD in the barn with producer Steven Trask and engineer Tim O'Heir... Folk legend Odetta was recently nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Traditional Blues Album for Blues Everywhere I Go, a CD she recorded at Tiki Recording Studios (Glen Cove, NY)...In other Grammy news, Adrian Carr of Adrian Carr Music Designs Mastering (NYC) is celebrating two Grammy nominations for best engineered classical album and best classical album (both for Chen Yi's Sparkle). Producer Stanley Brown was in, working on two Motown albums, Ben Love's Meditations and a tribute to Henry Mancini. The studio also acquired a new set of custom-built Dunlavy speakers...ABC's Spin City spun into Howard Schwartz Recording in NYC for full audio post-production...Back Pocket (NYC) recently had their fill of Bacon: The Bacon Brothers, that is, who recorded their new CD at the full-service studio in the Chelsea area...Indre Studios (Philadelphia) recently hosted rock band Static X for a WVSP Rock Session. The band's engineer Bruce and Indre's Bogdan Hernik recorded it all. Greg Allman also recently rehearsed at the studio for his tour...Chen tracked and mixed her new Rasa CD at EastSide Sound (NYC) with producers Adam Plack and Yaron Fuchs, who also engineered...Engineer Curt Wittig of Off Planet Digital in Washington, D.C., recently did a surround recording session on the studio's Yamaha O3D digital console for The 20th Century Consort, the group-in-residence at the Smithsonian. Wittig has also worked on the out-of-sight sounds of George Crumb...Urban Sprawl, a benefit recording for DuPont Children's Hospital in Wilmington, DE, was recently completed at Side Door Studio (Newark, DE) and Morningstar Recording Studios (Spring House, PA). Artists such as Ike Willis, Roye Albrighton and John Young participated in the two-year project...Sabella Recording Studios (Roslyn Heights, NY) recently hosted Nine Days (who were signed to Sony 550 with the demo produced there), Step Lively and Radio 4...At BearTracks (Suffern, NY), Jay Beckenstein recorded and mixed his upcoming solo CD for Windham Hill. Doug Oberkircher and Phil Magnotti engineered...AudioMaster (Bethesda, MD) captured former NFL star Jim Brown for Intersport and World's Funniest Home Videos...

SOUTHEASTBon Jovi mixed it up at Seventeen Grand Recording (Nashville) with producer Luke Ebbin, engineer Dave Thoener and assistant engineer Bobby Morse. The crown princes of King Crimson, Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew, oversaw the mixing and overdubbing of the band's new album with engineer K. Latchney. (Fripp also held forth at a question-and-answer session at Antarctica Studio in Nashville. Audience members from as far away as Ohio and Alabama attended the event, which was recorded by Mike Griffith)...Kelly Price recorded songs for her next Def Jam release at Doppler Studios (Atlanta) with various producers. Ralph Cacciurri and Brian Smith engineered with assistance by Steve Fisher. Sasha also tracked material for her Elektra debut with producer Anthony Dent, engineer Blake Eiseman and assistant Cacciurri...At Starstruck Studios (Nashville), Lee Ann Womack mixed an MCA project with producer Frank Liddell and engineers Mike McCarthy and Daniel Kresco...Down at Stankonia Recording (Atlanta), Brandy's brother Ray J. recorded new music with engineer Blake Eiseman and assistant Jason Stokes...John Hiatt had his eye on Studio A at East Iris (Nashville) for the mix of an upcoming TV spot. David Leonard engineered with assistance from Kevin Szymanski. Arista's Rustic Overtones were also mixing their upcoming release with engineer Ed Cherney and assistant Szymanski...JamSync (Nashville) recently completed a state-of-the-art presentation for Zenith's consumer electronics show display. The music was composed by Scott May and Appleseed Productions' Darren Stucker and HD Vision also participated...At SoundMixers Recording Studios (Pembroke Park, FL), engineer W. Damian Mazur tracked Frank Cornelius of Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose fame...New frontiers: Artists Carolyn Faulkner, Erica May and Nicollete recorded vocals at Digitrax Multi-Media, a studio in a log cabin tucked into the southeast Kentucky hills. Bernie Faulkner, songwriter and former member of Exile, oversees the rustic space...

NORTH CENTRALThe Chicago Trax stars have been enjoying a new Amek 9098i analog console designed by Rupert Neve. Recent sessions included R. Kelly, Koko Taylor, Billy Corgan and Legit Ballin'...She could tell Britney a tale or two: Former teen idol Debbie Gibson also wasn't so idle at Hinge (Chicago). She worked on new tracks with engineer Steve Weeder. Flytetyme producer Big Jim Wright mixed a song for the newly signed Alisha Lavern. R&B combo 112 also labored on a project with engineer Matt Prock and producer Kern Brantly ...Brian Lucey produced and mixed California Guitar Trio's Rocks the West at his project studio, Magic Garden, in Columbus, OH...At Chicago Recording Company, Veruca Salt's Louise Post mixed with producer Brian Liesegang and mixer Joe Barrisi...Modern Celtic band Lia Fail finished a self-titled debut at Immortal Productions (Canal Fulton, OH). Swing/ska/funk combo Turnstyle Jumpers also finished their latest. Jeremiah Isley assisted on all productions...

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIACrosby, Stills, Nash & Young kept looking forward, the name of their latest album, at Conway Studios (L.A.) as well as Neil Young's Redwood Digital Studio. Mix engineer Bill Halverson captured the classic combination on Quantegy's GP9 Grand Master(tm) Platinum analog audio tape. Crosby could also be found recently at Santa Barbara's Sound Design Recording and Production and Santa Monica's Groove Masters tracking a new CD with his band CPR and engineer/co-producer Dan Garcia...At Larrabee North (Universal City), mix engineer Rob Chiarelli was in working on A Teen's "Dancing Queen" with producers Steven and Peter Nicholas and assistant Steve B....Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur recorded his latest Real World/Virgin CD, Come to Where I'm From, at Sound City (Van Nuys) and Sunset Sound (L.A.) with producer T-Bone Burnett and Joseph and Rick Will. Rick Will and Tchad Blake mixed...Sunset Beach soap star Sarah Buxton has been taking time out from villainy and crossing over to Europop. She recently contributed French and English vocals to a tune at Studio Atlantis (Hollywood) with help from producer Lewis Adams, engineer Jon Newkirk and assistant engineer Zeb May...At Signet Soundelux Studios (L.A.), Randy Nicklaus worked on Blondie tracks for Beatnik.com, and engineer John Kurlander mixed the score to Scream 3...Fantasy Records producer Eric Miller worked with Angel Balestier at ALB Productions (Burbank) on projects such as an Ella Fitzgerald performance in Budapest...She's every woman in the rainbow: Chaka Khan mixed a theme for Reading Rainbow at Skip Saylor Recording (L.A.) with engineer Steve Anderson and assistant Regula Merz. Eddie Griffin was also in with Dogg Pounder Nate Dogg, mixing a CD with engineer Anderson and assistant Ian Blanch...

NORTHWESTJackpot! (Portland, OR) hosted indie-rock icons Sleater-Kinney with John Goodmanson producing and Larry Crane engineering. Crane also found time to record Pete Krebs, Dickel Brothers, Braille Stars and Sugarboom...Engineer Jack Endino put his inimitably rockin' touch on the new Monkeywrench CD featuring Tim Kerr and members of Mudhoney and Gas Huffer at Private Radio (Seattle) for Estrus Records. Endino was also blasting out Studio Litho with Zen Guerrilla...Live performances by former Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Bonnie Raitt were captured by Paul Stubblebine of Paul Stubblebine Mastering (San Francisco) for the new benefit CD Sing Out for Seva...Al Pacino and legendary film music composer Elmer Bernstein worked at Xtreme Studios (Seattle) to record the score for Chinese Coffee, a new film directed by and starring Pacino. Bernstein had previously visited Xtreme to conduct the score for A Storm in Summer, a Showtime release directed by Robert Wise...Former Posie Rick Roberts was at Egg Studios (Seattle) with producer/engineer Johnny Sangster. Sangster also worked with the Band That Made Milwaukee Famous, RC5 and The Vaccines...Ray Woods and Petrified Productions (Wilsonville, OR) mixed a Baghouse live recording from NXNW '99...At Laughing Tiger (San Rafael, CA), Talking, and producing, Head Jerry Harrison was in producing the Pat McGee Band for Warner Bros. Karl Derfler and Doug McKean engineered. Soul diva E.C. Scott was also there tracking her upcoming Blind Pig CD with producer Larry Batiste and engineer Steve Savage...Kellee Bradley recently finished her debut album with producer R. Chris Murphy at Cherub Way (Medina, WA) and Paradise Sound (Index, WA) ...Starter Kit worked with Rob Bartleson at Haywire Recording (Portland, OR)...At Gray Rain (Bonney Lake, WA), Nathan Smurthwaite and Michael Gray were swamped with projects by The Christensons, Abadox, Pleiades Records artist Haley, Chris Czichas and Kid Sensation (which was produced by Xola Malik)...At ADR Studios (Bremerton, WA), Cliff Jordan engineered sessions with Brandon Thompson, Electric Music Theory and The Journeymen ...James LaBrecht of Berkeley Sound Artists designed sound effects, and a logo, for The Skulls, a Universal Pictures release...Chris Collins and Greg Forsberg of Youth Engine Records plan to release four break-beat singles this month. It was all produced at their Pro Tools|24 project studio in San Francisco...

STUDIO NEWSFreq out: Freq Mastering recently opened its doors in Portland, OR. The Russ Berger-designed facility includes a SADiE Artemis 24/96 mastering system, and chief engineer Ryan Foster was already hard at work on hip hop tracks by E-40 and Richie Rich... WETS 89.5 FM, a public radio station in Johnson City, TN, has acquired three Cedar noise reduction units for their studio at East Tennessee State University. The studio also uses a SADiE Classic DAW to restore tapes and discs in the Archives of Appalachia at the university. Materials in the collection include early 78 rpm records by Leadbelly and rare recordings by Bill Monroe, Doc Watson and Jean Ritchie...The World Wrestling Federation is grappling with a new desk: Titan Sports, the WWF's parent company, recently purchased a new AMS Neve 72-fader Capricorn digital console for its recording studio...Architect John Storyk has been working on Glen Tonche Recording, which Storyk describes as one of the largest studios he has tackled. Producer/photog Randall Wallace's Woodstock, NY, complex is located in a 1920s-era, 25-bedroom mansion and will be including an SSL 9000 desk...Roof Brothers recently moved into the same space as Dance Home Sound in Emeryville, CA. Additions include a Tascam DA38, a Pro Tools upgrade and new TDM plug-ins...Russian Hill Recording (San Francisco) recently closed its 1520 Pacific Ave. facility but will continue to operate its Crescendo! Studios location on 615 Battery St....Colossal Mastering in Chicago acquired an AudioCube system...Acoustic Arts (Fallbrook, CA) installed a Martinsound MultiMAX multichannel monitor controller in its Digital Barn...Picki Music Productions (Las Vegas) recently acquired a Night Technologies EQ3 mastering EQ with airband as well as a TC Electronic Finalizer for mastering...Visionary Media Laboratory, an audio recording and post-production facility in Louisville, KY, upgraded its SADiE system with Portia, a nonlinear video playback system...L.A. rehearsal facilities Swing House and Mates added 32-channel Soundcraft SM12 monitor consoles to their primary pre-production rooms. Swing House also upgraded its Room 1 with three Alesis XT20 ADAT recorders...Ron Rose Productions' Legends (Southfield, MI) added an AMS/Neve Logic 2 digital console...Bob Ludwig of Gateway Mastering (York, PA) recently bought a custom-modified, fully refurbished Ampex ATR-102 1-inch, 2-track analog mastering deck. Ampex ATR-102 recorders were also purchased by Design FX in L.A., Sterling Sound in NYC and Skywalker Sound, a Division of Lucas Digital Ltd. LLC. in Marin County, CA...Theater 99 (NYC), Novastar (Hollywood) and Cherokee Recording Studios (West Hollywood) installed Otari Advanta digital production systems...Immortal Productions (Canal Fulton, OH) upgraded its Studio A to 48 tracks and installed Pro Tools|24 and ADAT XT systems. The facility has also opened a Studio B with Pro Tools DAW, 16-channel console, a voice-over booth, a full complement of outboard gear, de-click and de-noise plug-ins, and vinyl album restoration...SSL's Axiom-MT digital multitrack consoles have been added to the remote recording truck at Sheffield Remote Recordings (Phoenix) and Studio C at Kampo Audio/Video (NYC)...Pacifique Studios (North Hollywood) installed its second Solid State Logic SL 9000 J Series console.

January

2015 NAMM Show

Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Avenue , Anaheim, CA, U.S.

February

Grammy Awards

The Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.

March