Recording

SESSIONS & STUDIO NEWS

NORTHEAST Suzanne Vega tracked with producer Rupert Hine at Sear Sound (NYC). Engineer Michael Tudor and assistant Todd Parker also helped. Max Weinberg 8/01/2000 8:00 AM Eastern

NORTHEASTSuzanne Vega tracked with producer Rupert Hine at Sear Sound (NYC). Engineer Michael Tudor and assistant Todd Parker also helped. Max Weinberg of the E Street Band and the Conan o'Brien show did the final mixes for his new album with engineer Dave Fisher. Tom Wopat, star of Annie Get Your Gun on Broadway, was also in, recording with producer Russ Titelman for an Angel release. Dave o'Donnell engineered; Parker was the second... Philly jazz/funk/hip hop band Princes of Babylon slid into Indre Studios (Philadelphia) to finish their upcoming Philadelphonic recording. Barb Adams and Bogdan Hernik engineered... Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY) recently broke in its renovated main control room with a recording of the Eastman Jazz Ensemble. A Euphonix CS2000 console was installed in the refurbished space...Mixer James Krieger mixed the Mission: Impossible 2-Movie Special for MTV at Image Group Post in NYC ...New York engineer Christos Tsantilis recently completed the Cuban Link album for Atlantic...The Pet Shop Boys tracked new material at City Sound Productions (NYC) with producer Peter Rauhofer and assistant engineer Bill Bowen...

SOUTHEASTDMX darted into Doppler Studios (Atlanta) to work on a new Def Jam song with producer Nokio, engineer Ralph Cacciurri and assistant Steve Fisher. Prodigy also snuck in to write music and edit a track with engineer Cacciurri and assistant Fisher. Kandi Burris worked on vocals with producer Poke, engineer Cacciurri and assistant Jerome James...Gloria Estefan recently returned to her Latin roots and recorded a mostly acoustic album at Crescent Moon in Miami. Engineers Sebastian Krys, Mauricio Guerrero and Javier Garza used a Sony DRE-S777 Sampling Digital Reverberator to add a natural sound to the acoustic instruments...East Iris (Nashville) has been on fire of late: Matchbox Twenty mixed their latest, Mad Season, on Studio A's SSL 9000 J. Matt Serletic produced. David Thoener, Noel Golden and Mark Dobson engineered. Kevin Szymanski assisted. Bob Seger was also in Studio A, working on a self-produced release with engineer David Cole and assistant Szymanski...Producer Dallas Austin recorded overdubs for Mercury artists Texas at Stankonia Recording in Atlanta. Carlton Lynn engineered, and Vincent Alexander and Warren Bletcher assisted. Sevendust were also in, tracking a remake of LL Cool J's "Goin Back to Cali" with engineer Sean Johnson, Pro Tools wiz Matt Still and second engineers John Frye and Bletcher...The Thunderhawks flew into Record Camp Studios (Nashville) to track and mix their first album. George Tutko engineered; Tony Sarno produced. Additional recording was done at Purple Dragon Studios in Atlanta...

NORTH CENTRALEngine Music Studios in Chicago revved up and celebrated its grand opening with more than 300 stalwarts from the music community. Rupert Neve, designer of Engine's Amek 9098i console, partied with producer Brad Wood, studio manager John Humphrey and facility owner Jep Thornton...Producer Ben obi completed a CD for R&B artist G.C. Cameron at Savannah Street Music in the Twin Cities, MN. He also started developing Full Body, a new R&B ensemble, and remixed releases by Maxi Priest, Grenique and Alexander o'Neal ...NineDollarMelonBaller tracked their third alt-rock CD at Catamount Recording in Cedar Falls, IA. Tom Tatman produced, engineered and mixed. Catamount also retained Carl Yanchar of Wave:Space Inc. in L.A. to design its new 4,000-square-foot facility. Groundbreaking happens in August ...At Streeterville Studios (Chicago), Ray Seay and Brian Jensen mixed the upcoming Big Tymers album for Juvenile and Cash Money Records. Mannie Fresh of Cash Money produced. Chris Tucker assisted...

SOUTHWESTIt's destiny: Destiny's Child came home to Houston to take a break from touring and popped into SugarHill (Houston) to record "Independent Women" with engineer Ramon Morales for the Charlie's Angels movie...Guru tracked a song for his next CD, Jazzmatazz, at Palmyra Studios (Palmer, TX) with Erykah Badu. Chris Bell engineered the Badu-produced track. Michael Verdes assisted...Edmond, oK, punk band Charlie Car Tragedy tracked and mixed their first full-length disc at AKS Recording (oklahoma City, oK) with producer/ engineer Wes Sharon...At Colorado Sound Studios (Westminster, Co), Mollie o'Brien tracked and mixed her latest Sugar Hill project, Things I Gave Away, with producer Nina Gerber and engineer Kevin Clock...

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAPlenty of powwows at Cherokee Studios (L.A.): Short Khop mixed his upcoming Heavyweight solo album with engineer David Henszey and assistant Anthony Gillespie. NBA MVP Shaquille o'Neal dropped in and will be featured on a track. Jonathan Davis of Korn, Richard Gibbs of oingo Boingo, Sam Rivers of Limp Bizkit and Monkey and Head of Korn tracked for the Queen of the Damned soundtrack. Vinnie Colaiuta and Terry Bozzio were the featured drummers. Nick DiDia engineered with help from Sander DeJong and Dan Scala. Jazz legend Ronnie Laws produced his new CD with engineer Henszey. Engineer Phil Griggs could also be spotted mixing Morrissey's live recording with assistance from Israel Hernandez...The Vertical Jazz label got up and going at ocean Way (Hollywood): A series of trio, quartet and quintet albums were recorded live to 2-track during a two-week period for a series of six CDs...Heavy metal thunder rolled into Record Plant in Hollywood: Producer Tom Werman and engineer Eddie Delena recorded and mixed original music for the upcoming film Metal God...Rock band Palo Alto were far from their Silicon Valley stomping ground, recording and mixing their American Recordings debut at The Village (Los Angeles) with producer Rick Rubin and mixer Rich Costey. Evan and Jaron holed up working on a new folk/pop CD produced by T-Bone Burnett and engineered by John Fields, Bradley Cook and Rick Will. Mick Fleetwood, Burt Bacharach and Dan Wilson of Semi Sonic got involved in the project...Mix engineer Rob Chiarelli mixed "Good Love" and other tracks by RCA artist Sygnature at Encore Studios in Burbank. Robin Thicke and Gass produced. Chiarelli also mixed songs such as "Sunshine" and "This Is How We Roll" for MCA artist Damozel at Enterprise Studios (Burbank)...At Track Record (North Hollywood) Motley Crue tracked and mixed their forthcoming Beyond Records CD produced by Crue crewmember Nikki Sixx. Matty Spindel engineered; Eric Williams assisted. Nouveau soul diva Angie Stone finished recording and overdubbing her next overbrook/Interscope release with engineer Williams and assistant Kip Smedly. Sen Dogg of Cypress Hill was also in, overdubbing and mixing the upcoming Cleopatra CD by his rock/rap side project, SX-10. Lanny Cordolla produced, and Kevin Smith engineered...Design FX Remote Recording (L.A.) rolled out to track Wango Tango 2000, a KIIS-FM event at Dodger Stadium. The ten-hour event included performances by Lenny Kravitz, Sugar Ray, The Goo Goo Dolls, Enrique Iglesias, 'N Sync and Hanson. Design FX manager Scott Peets, general manager Michael May and technician Jeff Keese were on hand...Producer/engineer R. Chris Murphy tracked a new Bozzio, Levin, Stevens album at Stagg Street Studios (Van Nuys) with group members Terry Bozzio, Tony Levin and Steve Stevens. Erich Gobel assisted...

NORTHWESTPaul Stubblebine ordered in and completed mastering on The Pizza Tapes, the bootlegged 1993 jam sessions of Jerry Garcia, David Grisman and Tony Rice, at his mastering facility in San Francisco...Studio D in Sausalito, CA, recently hosted the mix for Shana Morrison's new album. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was also in to track for an NBC TV program...

STUDIO NEWSAt Georgetown Masters in Nashville, Sony recently unveiled its new DMX-R100 digital mixing console. owner and lead mastering engineer Denny Purcell ran a series of A/B comparisons, running audio at an 88.2kHz sampling rate, to what he describes as "pretty fantastic" results... Kampo Audio/Video (NYC) recently installed a new Genelec surround monitoring system in Studio C...National Public Radio purchased three Studer D950 Digital Mixing Systems for its facilities in Washington, D.C. E! Entertainment Television also bought the D950 for its on-air studio in L.A...offPlanet Studios (San Francisco) is giving Studio B a post facelift: They will add another Pro Tools rig and video editing software...Turner Studios in Atlanta purchased an all-digital SSL Aysis Air Mobile for its 53-foot production truck ...Two Calrec consoles were bought by NBC Inc.: A 60-channel Q2 will be used for NBC olympics, and a 32-fader Alpha 100 digital desk will go to Station WTVJ Miami...Crawford Audio (Atlanta) integrated three SSL Avant digital consoles with an SSL Hub Router to form an audio network for television productions...Three otari Elite+ consoles were putchased by Pacifica Media Affiliates in L.A....Ekul Aquarium Studios (Dallas) recently purchased an Amek 9098i 56-channel console.