SESSIONS & STUDIO NEWS

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NORTHEAST

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Rock N Roll, Ryan Adams' newest release, was recently completed atStratosphere Sound (NYC) with James Barber producing and Jamie Candiloro engineering. Currently tracking their sophomore album in the studio's A room is alt-country artist Hem with Gary Maurer(engineer/producer) and Dan Messe (producer)…The Cutting Room (NYC) hosted Latino rapper Fat Joe in studio B; meanwhile, Mos Def worked with engineer Joe Nardone on recording his performance poetry for the Chance Films documentary JuviesAngel Mountain Productions (Bethlehem, PA) announced sessions with Ludacris, who were in remixing Chicken & Beerwith producer Jeff Glixman and engineer Carl Cadden-James, and Negative Space, who were in tracking their latest, courtesy of producer/engineer Kirk Kelsey, and engineers Phil Newlan and Julie MillerDae Bennett of Bennett Studios (Englewood, NJ) engineered Cyndi Lauper's At Last, while jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman tracked in the North Studio with engineers Bennett and Brian Dozoretz.

MIDWEST

Queens of the Stone Age lead vocalist/guitarist Josh Homme was at The Lodge (Indianapolis) doing a remix ofU.N.K.L.E.'s tune “Eye for an Eye” with Brody Armstrong (The Distillers) assisting on vocal overdubs. Alain Johanus produced and engineered the session; Corey Miller and Damian Souder assisted…The Studio M (St. Paul, MN) engineering team, Tom Mudge and Craig Thorson, led a tour through the studio's facilities for the region's Audio Engineering Society members. On hand to demonstrate the facilities' acoustics were the Baroque Trio (featuring flute, violin and cello).

NORTHWEST

It was a busy month at Nettleingham Studios' (Vancouver, WA): Engineer Kevin Nettleingham worked on the latest tracks for Portland-area artists Crack City Rockers (Paisley Pop), the Al Perez Band, Monn Tanno Mondo, Nonoy Alovera, THIRTY3 and Sumara. Also on the roster was a compilation for KTHX-FM (Reno, NV) that boasted rare performances by Los Lobos, Mumbo Gumbo, Howie Day, Robert Cray, Dishwalla, Robben Ford, Joe Craven, Jesse Colin Young, Pete Yorn and John HiattStudio 880 (Oakland, CA) announced fall sessions and upgrades including its latest addition to Studio B, which now features a 12-channel Neve Melbourne. Glass Jaw (Warner Bros. Records) was in-studio to track, with DJ Dan the Automator producing, Reto Peter engineering, and Hector Cerezo and Steve Beacham assisting.

SOUTHEAST

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Doppler Studios (Atlanta) had Grammy Award™-nominee india.arie in to track vocals with producer Jimmy Jam; Ralph Cacciurri engineered andRoger Moody assisted. Also in the studio, Whitney Houston recorded vocals for her upcoming Christmas release for Arista; sessions were engineered by Thom “TK” Kidd and assisted by Moody, and production was handled by Mervyn Warren…Engineer Ray Seay has been busy atCircle House Studios (North Miami) mixing Lil' John on his latest, “Get Low”; Jacky-O (Po Boy records) and Wyclef Jean for “Nuckie”; andJermaine Dupri's debut single “Dance Floor,” featuring Pastor Troy…Engineers Tom Solomon and Nathan Lawson wrapped up stereo and 5.1 mixes at Studio 288 (Albany, GA) for ProvidencePraiseMusic's first live praise and worship CD/DVD-A release for band Worship 288.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

New Jersey's Hit District studio owner Roy Hamilton was in at West Lake Audio Studios (Santa Monica) withBritney Spears, collaborating on and mixing her new single and recent release, In the ZoneThe Darkness was in at Scream Studios (Studio City) mixing a holiday track “Don't Let the Bells End” with producer Bob Ezrin and engineer Brian Virtue; rap-rock artists Chronic Future, Chris Shaw (engineer) and Sean Beavan (producer) mixed songs for their upcoming release on Interscope…DNA Mastering (Studio City) owner/engineer Dave Donnellytook to the board to mix Warner's Jazz Classic Album Series in addition to the soundtrack for the upcoming filmSomething's Got to Give with Jack Nicholson.

SOUTHWEST

SugarHill Recording (Houston) proudly hosted award-winning Houston-based artist John Evans, who was tracking a variety of projects in Studio A and B, including his fourth release. Senior staff engineer Steve Christensen and Evans share co-production credits for the yet-to-be-titled album.

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