Recording

SESSIONS & STUDIO NEWS

NORTHEAST Dreamworks recording artists Ours recorded in Studio A and the Turtle Creek Barn at Bears-ville Studios (Bearsville, NY) with producer Steve 3/01/1999 7:00 AM Eastern

NORTHEASTDreamworks recording artists Ours recorded in Studio A and the Turtle Creek Barn at Bears-ville Studios (Bearsville, NY) with producer Steve Lillywhite and engineer John Siket. The band overdubbed and edited using the Otari Radar II hard disk recorder...At Sony Music Studios (NYC), Atlantic artist Malik Pendleton mixed for his debut with engineer Angela Piva...Guitarist Ben Monder tracked for his new Arabesque Records release at New York City's East Side Sound with engineer Leonardo Bella and assistant Gary Townsley...

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAIn Studio B at The Complex (West L.A.), Joni Mitchell and David Sanborn taped an interview and performance for "Good Morning America"...At Larrabee West (West Hollywood), producers Trackmasters and engineer Rob Chiarelli mixed the song "Why Oh Why" for Red Ant Entertainment artist Bobby C...Time Bomb recording artists Chlorine tracked on the custom Neve 8028 in Studio A at Sound City (Van Nuys) with producer/engineer Matt Hyde and assistant Mike Terry...At Tom Weir Recording (North Hollywood), Geffen artists Phantom Planet recorded with producer/engineer Tom Weir...

NOERTHWESTRyan Hadlock has been producing a CD with Black Heart Procession at Bear Creek in Seattle...At Avast Studios, also in Seattle, Maktub and Easy Big recorded with engineer Kevin Suggs, and 90 lb Wuss worked with producer Steve Kravac. The studio recently added automation to its API Legacy console...Power popsters 100 Percent worked on a new release at Found Sound Studios in San Francisco...Seattle's Hanzsek Audio hosted sessions for Marygold, then handled a massive amount of Muzak recording with engineer Scott Ross...In Studio D at Music Annex (Menlo Park, CA), Natalie Merchant and her band performed a show that was broadcast the following day on San Francisco radio station KLLC ("Alice"). Tickets were sold by auction to a small in-studio audience, with all proceeds benefiting a local health organization. Tom Carr engineered the session, with Christopher Scott assisting...Producer/engineer Scott Crane of Soundhouse (Seattle) was solidly booked with Bicycle, who recorded direct to hard disk using the Pro Tools 24-bit system...Tom Waits tracked for his next Epitaph release in Studio A at San Francisco studio Toast with engineer Jacquire King. Also in was Mary Chapin Carpenter, tracking and mixing a new song with engineer Nathaniel Kunkel and assistant Alex Osbourne...At Gravelvoice (Seattle), Solar Federation, First Hand and Climax Golden Twins were all in, working on their respective CDs with producer Scott Colburn...Crow Recordings in Seattle recently purchased a 11/42-inch mixdown recorder for work on a jazz accordion CD by Merle Sanders, recorded by owner John Nelson...

NORTH CENTRALBig Fish Records artist Silver worked on his second sample and loop disc, Titanium Rhythms II, at Immortal Productions (Canal Fulton, OH). In tracking for their new album were Nancy Boy Records artists MoJo Honey. Cal Moore engineered on both projects...

SOUTHEASTNew LaFace recording artists Pink tracked vocals for their debut at Doppler Studios in Atlanta with producers Raphael and Ralph Stacy, engineer John Frye and assistant Ralph Cacciurri...At Emerald Sound (Nashville), Matt King tracked for Atlantic with producer Billy Joe Walker and engineer Dave Thoener, and Susan Ashton tracked for Capitol with producer Emory Gordy and engineers Russ Martin and Rob MacMillan. After recently acquiring Masterfonics, Emerald announced some personnel changes: Graham Lewis was hired as director of studio operations, Milan Bogdan was promoted to sales manager for Emerald Entertainment Group, and Bob Guerra was promoted to VP of marketing...The Jungle Brothers recorded for Gee Street Records with producer Alex Gifford and engineer Andi Carr at Criteria Studios (Miami). Christine Tramontano assisted...Dolly's sister Stella Parton mixed a forthcoming album of new songs at Henderson Entertainment (Spartanburg, SC) with engineer/owner Barry B. Henderson...Recently in at Catalyst Recording (Charlotte, NC): Pavlov's Dog, Tucker's Fault and The Vox Pops...

STUDIO NEWSBates Brothers Recording (Birmingham, AL) installed an SSL 6048 E/G (with G Plus center-section upgrade and Total Recall) in Studio A...Composer/producer Stephen Bray added an Otari Radar II hard disk multitrack to his Saturn Sound Studios (Studio City, CA)...Wateree Studio in Atlanta recently added an Ensoniq PARIS 24-bit digital workstation...The Sound Kitchen (Franklin, TN) recently opened its sixth and largest studio, the Big Boy. The 5,000-square-foot space (acoustically designed by Chris Huston) has 22-foot ceilings, seven iso booths and, in the control room, a 60-input Neve V3. The first master tracking session in the room was for Warner Bros. artist Michael Peterson, in with producer Josh Leo and engineers Ben Fowler and Allen Ditto.