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Southeast Frampton comes alive! In the studio, that is. Peter Frampton appeared at Sound Stage Surround Sound in Nashville to work with producer/engineer 1/01/2000 7:00 AM Eastern

SoutheastFrampton comes alive! In the studio, that is. Peter Frampton appeared at Sound Stage Surround Sound in Nashville to work with producer/engineer Chuck Ainlay and engineer Tony Green...At Emerald (Nashville), The Judds tracked their latest Mercury CD with producer Gary Nicholson, engineer Ronnie Brookshire and assistant John Saylor...Those power ballad babes the Goo Goo Dolls were caught mixing songs for their next release at Doppler Studios in Atlanta. Tim Merk engineered, with assistance from Ralph Cacciurri. Speech also had his say, mixing songs for an overseas release with engineer Blake Eiseman and Cacciurri...George Strait was in at Seventeen Grand (Nashville), doing a 5.1 mix for DVD with engineer Steve Tillisch and assistant engineer Bobby Morse...He's in love-what's that song? Rock legend Alex Chilton mixed his latest for Last Call Records at Ardent Studios (Memphis) with engineers Don Bell, Pete Matthews and Brad Blackwood...orchestral alt-country ensemble Lambchop overdubbed at Sound Emporium (Nashville) with producer/engineer Mark Nevers...Merle Haggard edited tracks at Soundshop (Nashville) with producer/engineer Lou Bradley and assistant J. Dickson...At Starstruck Studios (Nashville), Atlantic artist Tim Rushlow mixed it up with producer David Malloy and engineers J.R. Rodriguez, Kevin Beamish and Daniel Kresco...Bob Dawson produced and engineered Cathy Jean's follow-up to her critically acclaimed CD, I Want, at Bias Recording (Springfield, VA)...At Tree Sound Studios (Norcross, GA), Stone Temple Pilots engineer Nick DiDia produced Sony/550 Records artist Nine Days with assistance from Shawn Grove and Karl Egsieker ...Curb Records country artist David Kersh tracked his new album at ocean Way Nashville's Neve Room with producer Csaba Petocz, engineer Joe Chiccarelli and assistant engineers Aaron Swihart and Greg Fogie...

NortheastAll the world comes through World Cafe at Indre Studios in Philly: Bruce Hornsby played the studios' new Baldwin concert grand piano at a recent taping of the nationally syndicated radio show. The Indigo Girls also were sociable, playing songs off their new Epic album, Come on Now Social. The studio did remote recordings of performances by Ben Folds Five and Macy Gray. Managing editor of Rockpile Eric Caplan tracked his rock band Cottonmouth DN with engineer Bogdan Hernik...At BearTracks (Suffern, NY), Jack Scarangella recorded a self-produced release with engineer Kevin Halpin and assistant Michael Bates ...Adrian Carr Music Designs Mastering (NYC) handled two albums by composer Chen Yi as well as an SB Productions/Motown CD of instrumentals by Ben Love...

North CentralMichigan pop/rock combo The Burdons weren't a burden at Aurora Studios in Belmont, MI. They finished mixing their live CD on World Records with engineer Jack Conners...At Catamount Recording (Cedar Falls, IA), owner Tom Tatman mixed a World Library CD, Lenten Journey, for Joe Mattingly and the Newman Singers...Colossal Mastering (Chicago) projects include a live album by Premonition jazz artist Patricia Barber (Michael Friedman produced)...

SouthwestRamon Morales of SugarHill Studios (Houston) took off to tour nationally with local-girls-made-good Destiny's Child, who opened for TLC. Earlier this year Morales tracked the group's latest CD, The Writing Is on the Wall...Picki Music Productions (Las Vegas) produced Shattered Lives, a documentary CD featuring the families of victims who lost their lives to drunk drivers. The recording will be broadcast on u.S., Canadian and uK radio...Gospel groups The Jackson Southernaires, Willie Neal Johnson and the Gospel Keynotes, the Mississippi Mass Choir and the Williams Brothers were recently inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Detroit. And those artists had another thing in common: They all recorded at omega Productions in Dallas...Pimpadelics tracked and mixed their upcoming release, produced by Tommy Boy Productions, engineered by Rick Rooney and assisted by Mical Caterina at Planet Dallas Recording Studios (Dallas)...Mark May and the Agitators recorded their Icehouse Records CD with producer/mix engineer Jeff Wells at Sound Arts Recording Studio (Houston)...

Southern CaliforniaJoni Mitchell went the ocean Way in Hollywood when she worked on sides for her new Warner Reprise album, Both Sides Now, in Studio B. Producer Larry Klein and engineer Allen Sides toiled beside her, and the CD is slated for February release...Godsmack recently landed smack in Signet Soundelux Studios (L.A.) to mix a live concert for the SFX radio network with engineer Andrew Murdock and assistant Brian Dixon. Phil Collins planned to make music for the Super Bowl halftime show with engineer Frank Wolf...Columbia's Cypress Hill dropped in to Track Record (North Hollywood) to write and collaborate with Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk. DJ Muggs produced the sessions with engineer Sergio Garcia and assistants Ai Fujisaki and Eric Williams. Producer Lanny Cordola produced the Beach Boys' cover of "Hungry Heart" for an upcoming Bruce Springsteen tribute with engineer Kevin Smith and assistant Garcia...At Sony Music Studios' Mastering Room, engineer David Mitson worked on a project for Save Ferris as well as a debut album for LEN, which includes the Gold single, "Steal My Sunshine"...Priority Records artist Bad Azz tracked and mixed at Skip Saylor Recording (L.A.) with producers Jelly Roll, Blacktoven and Lil Beau, engineers Chris Puram and Daniel Romero and assistants Ian Blanch, Paul Smith and Regula Merz...At the Village (West L.A.), Counting Crows recently mixed their critically acclaimed third album, This Desert Life (with time out for table tennis). David Lowery and Dennis Herring produced...At Larrabee North (universal City), the ever-busy Rob Chiarelli mixed tracks for Priority artist Aaliyah with producer Donnie Skance and assistant Steve B and Interscope artist Tre Knocks with a variety of producers and assistant Steve B...The Messenger's Milla Jovovich worked on demos for her Virgin sophomore effort at Swing House (L.A.) with engineer C.J. Buscaglia...At Bernie Grundman Mastering (Hollywood), 2nd II None was in the studio to work on their second CD, Classic 220, with producer DJ Quik and mastering engineer Brian "Big Bass" Gardner...

NorthwestSierra Sonics Recording Mansion (Reno, NV) recently got chronic with Dr. Dre, who was tracking Dr. Dre 2001 with engineer Richard Huraeia. A bevy of would-be heartthrobs also descended on the manse to record four songs for Together, an MTV television movie/boy band spoof that airs this spring. Hula Hand Film Music oversaw the production engineered by Robert Kancro, and the four lead actors (picked from 1,200) went on to film in Vancouver...Larry Crane of Jackpot! (Portland, oR) worked with Cadallaca (with Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney), as well as Braille Stars and Sugarboom...At Egg Studios (Seattle), engineer Conrad uno and producer Rob Morgan got cracking, mixing the new Squirrels album for Netherlands label Fan Mael. uno also worked with Supernot and the legendary Henry Boy. Fireballs of Freedom tracked and mixed a new Estrus release with producer Tim Kerr and engineer Johnny Sangster...At DEAL (Redmond, WA), Strange Parade mixed their latest CD with producer Joe Benson and engineer Chuck Strouss...Peak Studios (Seattle) recorded Smashmouth live for broadcast on KNDD and KISS radio in Seattle...At Gravelvoice (Seattle), Scott Colburn edited projects by Land of the Loops and Aiko Shimata. Tucker Martine engineered both recordings...Vancouver pop/rock combo GLIMMER was in at Seventh Heaven Studios in Everson, WA, with producer/engineer David Lee Caron...Engineer Robert Bartleson worked at Haywire Recording in Portland with Lielythe, Intifada, Veneer, and Starter Kit...At Disc Makers (Seattle), engineer Max Rose mastered CDs by Zeke and Ponticello...

Studio NewsProducer/drummer Mark Hill plans to take pop clients such as 34 Below to the top of the charts with Hafler monitoring systems. Hafler TRM6 active monitor speakers and a TRM10s Transoana powered subwoofer were recently installed at his N'Focus Studios in orange County, CA...Smashing Pumpkins and Liz Phair producer Brad Wood acquired a complete equipment package from Professional Audio Design for his new downtown Chicago facility, Idful Music. It included an SSL 4064 console system and refurbished Studer A800 and A820 2-inch, 24-track machines...studio bau:ton recently completed Luminous Sound Studios in Dallas for producer/songwriter/director Paul Loomis. The $3 million, 6,500-square-foot facility was designed by architect Peter Grueneisen ...Soundtracs DPC II digital consoles were purchased by Howard Schwartz Recording (NYC), East Side Audio (NYC), the 5.1 Entertainment Group (L.A.) and the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins university (Baltimore).

Armoury Studios (Vancouver) has kept busy, in spite of the death last May of its owner/producer, Bruce Fairbairn. Fairbairn's last recording, Yes' The Ladder, recently came out; Motley Crue prepared their new live album at the studio; and Garbage worked on their theme to the latest James Bond film. other recent clients include Monster Magnet, Seal, Fear Factory and Tom Cochrane. Fairbairn's wife, Julie Glover, and manager Sheryl Preston continue to keep the Armoury active...Raffish children's artist Raffi found a room in Mushroom Studios in Vancouver. Michael Creber produced, and Rolf Hennemann engineered. Local boys ocean 3 were also in to record new songs with engineer Blair Calibaba...Satellite Records artist Chicklet recorded their new self-produced CD, Wanderlust, at Audiolab Recording Studio (Toronto) with engineer Chris Hegge...Manta Sound (Toronto) recently acquired five SADiE Artemis digital audio workstations, one for each of its studios. The facility specializes in post-production for film and television, and its orchestral scoring credits include The Ice Storm and Free Willy 3...Bryston Ltd. of Peterborough, ontario, recently installed PMC's BB-5 active monitoring system at Vlado Mellor's mastering suite at Sony Music in New York City.