Recording

SESSIONS & STUDIO NEWS

NORTHEAST A variety of performers recently dropped in at Indre Studios in Philadelphia: Rykodisc country vocalist Kelly Willis tracked at the studio after 10/01/1999 8:00 AM Eastern

NORTHEASTA variety of performers recently dropped in at Indre Studios in Philadelphia: Rykodisc country vocalist Kelly Willis tracked at the studio after an appearance at WXPN's Independence Blue Cross/Blue Shield Singer Songwriter Weekend. Producer Dave McNair and engineer Bogdan Hernik joined her. The rockers in Fuel also stopped by for a WYSP Rock Session, a live acoustic performance for an intimate group of fans. Nancy Falkow, a winner in the 1998 Lilith Fair Talent Search, also began her first full-length recording project at Indre with Shane McMartin, Steve Margulis and Joanne Schmidt producing and Michael Comstock engineering...At Oz Recording Studio (Baltimore), 45 King tracked and mixed for an upcoming album with producer Steve Janis and engineer Jake Mossman...At BearTracks (Suffern, NY), Gov't Mule mixed tracks for a Capricorn Records release with producer Warren Haynes, engineer Michael Barbiero and assistant Steve Regina. Kaylan was also in mixing a Warner Australia CD with producer Bryon Jones, engineer Earl Cohen and assistant Regina...

SOUTHEAST'N Sync mixed self-produced tracks at Emerald (Nashville) with engineer A. Gurzen and assistant J. Piske...Mya was in at Doppler Studios (Atlanta), recording a song for Interscope Records with producer Anthony Dent, engineer Rambo and assistant Ralph Cacciurri. Da Brat was also at Doppler, recording vocals on a So So Def song featuring Kelly Price. Aaron Pittman produced, Blake Eiseman engineered and Kenny Stallworth assisted...The Dixie Chicks cut a version of the Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love" for the Runaway Bride soundtrack at Melody Hill outside of Louisville, KY ...Anita Baker mixed tracks with G. Smerek at Seventeen Grand in Nashville. Amy Grant was also mixing at the studio with producer Michael Omartian, engineer T. Christian and assistant B. Morse ...At Starstruck (Nashville), Michael Crawford overdubbed songs with producer Greg Nelson, engineer Bill Deaton and assistant Alex Chan...Engineer Billy Wolf worked on the next CD by bluegrass band The Seldom Scene at Bias Recording in Springfield, VA...Isaac Hayes produced his own tracks at House of Blues (Memphis, TN) with engineer R. Jackson and assistant D. Uptigrove...Steve Forbert tracked at Ardent Studio with producer Jim Dickinson, engineer B. Krusen and assistant J. Latshaw...At Sound Kitchen (Nashville), Diamond Rio overdubbed with producer/engineer Mike Clute ...Stereo Deluxx tracked at Whistler's Music in Nashville with producer Jeremy Bose and engineer S. McCaskey ...Meat Loaf was in at Bates Brothers Recording in Birmingham, AL. Producer Kasim Sulton and engineer Eric Bates worked on the Loaf's new Storytellers release. The big guy was also shooting a film in town...

SOUTHWESTDoug Pennick of King's X mixed Canadian band Vertical After's upcoming album with the help of engineer Randy Miller at Houston Sound Studio...At Planet Dallas Recording Studio (Dallas), Lutricia McNeal recorded with producer Josef Larossi and engineer Rick Rooney. Aftermath/Interscope rapper 6-2 was also in with producer D.O.C. and engineer Rooney. Rooney also produced and engineered a Rough Tongue CD by Boa Drape...

NORTH CENTRALEngineer Tom Mudge has been mixing it up at Minnesota Public Radio's Studio M (St. Paul, MN). Mudge engineered Governor Jesse Ventura's audio book, Mary Beth Carlson's latest release, Peacegiver, and recordings by Lake Wobegon Brass, Bavarian Musikmeisters, Two Rivers Choral, the Dick King Classic Swing Orchestra with Prudence Johnson, Steve March Torme (for an MPR broadcast) and Rich Dworsky. Craig Thorson also finished an album by Zeitgeist...At Refraze Recording Studios (Dayton, OH), Parker Ben Parker tracked with producer Freddie Hall and engineer Jeff Koval. Melba Moore also tracked vocals with producer Dale DeGroat. Phyllis Turner recorded and mixed a self-produced project with head engineer Gary King. Craig Houston also was in with producer King and Tod Weidener...Slipknot recorded a track for their Roadrunner Records debut at SR Audio & Cinemedia Productions in Des Moines, IA...

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAMix engineer Rob Chiarelli mixed Will Smith's "Fresh" at Larrabee North Studios in Universal City. Jazzy Jeff produced the track...No Doubt mixed their new Interscope album at Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood with producer Glen Ballard and mix engineer Jack Joseph Puig. Ballard also worked on saxophonist Dave Koz's Capitol Records CD at Westlake Audio in L.A. Brian Carrigan engineered...At Signet Soundelux Studios (L.A.), Lisa Marie Presley tracked with producer/engineer Clif Magness. Maxwell mixed a track for an upcoming album with engineer Bill Esse and assistant Brian Dixon. Wynton Marsalis completed his fifth project this year called Reel Time with producer Delfeayo Marsalis, engineer Patrick Smith and assistants Dixon and Jesse Eaton. Music director Silvio Barbato mixed a score about the life of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos with mix engineer Joel Moss and assistant Dixon...All kinds of artists have been breezing through Oceanview Digital Mastering in L.A. Freedy Johnston, Gaelic Storm (the Celtic combo in Titanic) and Swingin' Utters worked on new albums. The former vocalist of The Jayhawks, Mark Olson, teamed up with Victoria Williams on a new bluegrass recording. Producer Bob Kulick came in for a new Triage tribute to Aerosmith including Ted Nugent, Edgar Winter and Tommy Shaw. Los Straitjackets wrapped up a project with producer Ben Vaughn and engineer Mark Linnet. Dave Alvin and Paul Dugre worked on a new CD by country singer Katy Moffatt. The Brood brought in their new Atlantic release produced by Jeff Baxter and Ron St. Germain ...Swing House in L.A. has been in full swing: The Street Walking Cheetahs recorded tracks with MC5 legend and producer Wayne Kramer and engineer C.J. Buscaglia. Buscaglia also engineered a new set of tunes that mix French pop and surf music by The Migs. Lauri Krantz recorded demos with musicians from Matthew Sweet and Liz Phair's bands. The Jason Kirk Band also recorded demos with former L.A. Guns bassist Kelly Nickels. Jack Off Jill were immersed in pre-production rehearsals for a Risk Records project...At Mad Dog Studios (Burbank), producer/engineer Dusty Wakeman produced Scott Sax's "Summertime" for the American Pie soundtrack...

NORTHWESTSeattle engineer Tucker Martine mixed recordings by Up artist Land of the Loops, and engineered and mixed two new discs by Seattle's Zony Mash ...Portland producer Fran Ashcroft was off to Belgium to record four songs with Darling Nikkie of Lords of Acid... Conrad Uno of Egg Studios (Seattle) celebrated the first ball thrown out at Safeco field by recording the "Unofficial Mariners Fight Song," written by Lance Morgan...James LeBrecht of Berkeley Sound Artists (Berkeley, CA) finished producing storyteller Awele Makeba's new CD, Tell That Tale Again...Rainstorm Studios' (Bellevue, WA) Paul Speer collaborated with Queensryche drummer Scott Rockenfield on a new album, Hells Canyon. Rockenfield and Speer produced, and Steve Carter engineered...Ota-Prota, Leatherboy and the Nuns of Chester tracked with Gravelvoice Studio's engineer, Scott Colburn, in Seattle...Atahualpa, The Shed and Aggressive Nature recently recorded at the songwriters' studio Acoustic Chamber (Kent, WA), which is collectively operated by William Reedy and Aimee Marmon...Jay Kenney and Guy Staley produced a cappella groups M-Pact and Kickshaw at Audio Logic (Seattle)...At Boptech Studios (Spokane, WA), Patrick Parr recorded a rash of punk rock bands including Juggernaut, HFC, Out of Order, Buddy Ruckus and Suffice for an upcoming Hardfire Records compilation. Rockabilly pioneer Bobby Wayne worked on a new album, tentatively titled Hot Rod Boogie Woogie Days...Deal Studios (Redmond, WA) hosted John Diliberto's NPR/PRI radio show Echoes and recorded artists participating in the Womad Festival. Performers included Sheila Chandra, Djivan Gasparyan, Joji Hirota and Richard Evans. Diliberto and Jeff Towne produced, and Chuck Strouss and Willow Jorgenson engineered...Rick Ruskin produced projects by Marsha Reeves, Sherry Flanigan and Dan Kieneker at Lion Dog in Seattle...At Haywire (Portland, OR), Robert Bartleson and George Verongos worked with Brunette, Suplex, Mike Toski, Slackjaw, Lielythe, The Prude Boys, Intifada, The Reports and The Miss...Chris Sleight was busy with The Paradise Vendors, Adelaide, The Stone Throwers, Brat, Illegal Substance, The Turnoffs and The Messenger at Megasound Studio in Seattle...At Gray Rain (Bonney Lake, WA), Michael Gray captured Christian rap artist Elbert Montgomery Jr....

STUDIO NEWSCountry singer/songwriter-turned-engineer Clint Black has gone digital with his forthcoming acoustic album. Black used two Yamaha 02R digital consoles and Pro Tools for overdubbing and effects processing at his project studio ...Japanese producer and artist Tetsuya Komuro's True Kiss Disc Studios was recently completed by studio bau:ton. The company and its affiliated company, TEC:ton engineering, planned the architectural, acoustic and interior design of the two-story, 11,000-square-foot space in Honolulu and completed the construction. True Kiss includes two SSL 9000J consoles with 112 and 96 fader inputs, analog and digital tape machines, and full-fledged custom TEC:ton TTH1 stereo and 5.1 surround monitoring systems...Paul Stubblebine Mastering in San Francisco recently acquired an ATR-102 1-inch, 2-track recorder. The machine is one of the first of its kind at a West Coast mastering facility...Studio D in Sausalito, CA, has completed a major upgrade. Improvements include the installation of an Amek 9098i console, a JBL 5.1 surround system and an editing suite with the latest 24-bit Pro Tools; a redesign of the control room acoustics; and reinforcement of the isolation booths...Malibu Recording in High Point, NC, has acquired its second Otari Status console. The 40-input desk is outfitted with an Otari Eagle automation system.