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Avatar Studios Reports on April 2007 Sessions

Pictured in Avatar’s Studio E Pro Tools Suite, from L to R: Zak Alister, assistant engineer Eric Pfeifer, producer Rob Arthur and engineer Niko Bolas.

Avatar Studios in New York City hosted several noteworthy sessions during April 2007. Engineer Neil Dorfsman worked in Studio G mixing the Rolling Stones’ upcoming live DVD release in 5.1 surround sound with producer Joshua Zeman and assistant Chad Lupo. Also in Studio G, the New Pornographers mixed their new album with engineer Phil Palazzolo, assisted by Lupo.

Filming for Concert to End Slavery, featuring Moby, Cold War Kids and Emmanuel Jal, was done in Studio A. Joe Blaney engineered the session with Bryan Pugh and David Tolomei assisting. Meat Loaf was in Studio A tracking with producer Kasim Sultan, Avatar engineer Anthony Ruotolo and assistant Rick Kwan.

Russ Elevado mixed in Studio B for artist/producer Common, assisted by Justin Gerrish. Producer Barry Eastmond was in Studio B recording tracks for Peabo Bryson, engineered by Ruotolo and assisted by Gerrish. Also, Gary Chester mixed in 5.1 Surround in Studio B for the film Married Life with composer Dickon Hinchliffe, assisted by Lupo.

In Studio G, Chris Shaw did mixes for the Motion City Soundtrack with producer Brendan O’Brien, assisted by Gerrish. David Byrne recorded in Studio C for an HBO show; Pat Dillet engineered the session, assisted by Brian Montgomery and Kwan.

James Farber mixed Chris Potter’s Tentet in Studio C with producer Dave Holland, assisted by Montgomery and Gerrish. John Scofield recorded in Studio C with engineer Farber, assisted by Montgomery. George Duke produced a vocal recording session with Larissa Dolina in Studio C; Erik Zobler engineered that session and was assisted by Bryan Pugh.

Artist Zak Alister mixed in Studio E with engineer Niko Bolas, producer Rob Arthur and assistant Eric Pfeifer. Professor and Maryann recorded in Studio B with producer Ken Rockwood, engineered by Avatar’s Ruotolo and assisted by Gerrish. Artist/producer Tim Ries recorded in Studio A with engineer Jim Anderson, assisted by Pugh.

Lastly, Fred Kevorkian mastered Maroon 5’s radio single “Makes Me Wonder” in his mastering suite.

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