Tree Sound Studios
R&B singer/songwriter/producer Ne-Yo has been in Tree Sound for past few months working on new material with engineer Moses Gallart…Pop and blues singer-songwriter Michael Tolcher is working on upcoming project with chief engineer Miguel Scott for Tree Leaf Music…Blues/soul/rock artist Citizen Cope is mixing and recording with mixer/engineer/producer Neal Pogue…Singer/producer Kevin Ross has been recording new material…T.I. is working with engineer Elliot Carter on finishing his first record for Columbia Records…Tree Sound’s own Mali Hunter is working on her first solo record with producer James “Groove” Chambers.
11th Street Studios
Def Jam recording artist August Alsina was in Studio C with production team The Exclusives and engineer Dan Cahill…Organized Noize was in Studio B producing a song for Epic Records artist Future. Andre 3000 was featured on the song, with studio owner Steve Fisher engineering the session…A1 Recordings’ Rocko has been in Studio A with producer TM88 of 808 Mafia, with Fisher handling recording and mixing…Young Money/Cash Money Records artist Shanell has been in Studio A with producers Cassius Jay, Zeytoven, and AK, as well as songwriters D. Woods, Draft, and a few collaborations with Young LA and Travis Porter member Quez. Fisher engineered the sessions…BMG Records artist Young Scooter spent a week in Studio B, with collaborators Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, Trinidad James, Offset of the Migos, Strap of Travis Porter, and Sean Kingston. E.J. Washington engineered the sessions.
Shawn Coleman, Francine Reed and Chuck Leavell at Doppler.
Pop boy band One Direction recorded “God Only Knows” in Studio A with Red Bee Media producing and Michael Hastie and Javier Mercedes engineering…Jennifer Lopez recorded several new tracks (guests included Asia Bryant, French Montana and Jack Mizraki) in Studio A and E with producer Cory Rooney and engineers Max Unruh and Brandon Oliver…Chuck Leavell and Francine Reed recorded the Squidbillies theme song (for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim series) in Studio E, with Adult Swim producing and Shawn Coleman engineering…Rapper French Montana and P. Diddy were in Studio A, with Interscope Records producing and Matthew Testa, Alex Eremin and Oliver engineering…Singer-songwriter Usher was in Studio E with producer DJ Cassidy and engineers Mark “Exit” Goodchild, Mercedes and Oliver…Jazz musician/producer Joey Sommerville and jazz fusion guitarist Earl Klugh were in Studio E with engineers Raheem Amlami and Mercedes.
[L-R]: Matt Still, Ben Holst and Jeremy Gilbertson recording The Narwhals.
The Narwhals tracked their single for the forthcoming Disney movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day with producer Matt Still (who also engineered) and engineer Ben Holst, assisted by Jon Trujillo…Folk rock/Americana/blues artist Alex Guthrie worked on his debut album Lessons Learned with producers Ben Holst and Vic Stafford (both of who also engineered), assisted by Trujillo and Kevin Turnbow…Producer Rhett Kearsley—along with engineers Holst, Stafford and Jeremy Gilbertson—worked on sound design and audio post for Baskin-Robbins TV spots…Composition, tracking and mixing of a single for the soundtrack to the movie Hits (directed by David Cross) took place. The single was written and performed by Jason Shannon and Tyson Farmer, with Shannon and the Tunewelders producing (Tunewelders also engineered)…Steve Dancz worked on “Declaration Anthem” (pre-Super Bowl feature soundtrack for Fox Sports), with Dancz producing and Shannon engineering (Holst assisting). The track was mixed by Leslie Ann Jones at Skywalker Sound.
Kenny Muto tracking drums with producer/Spotlight Sound Studio owner Jason Andrews, for Miles Arnell’s forthcoming EP.
Spotlight Sound Studio
The studio recently released a series of videos describing recording techniques, which can be found on the YouTube channel Spotlight Soundkilla…Studio owner Jason Andrews has been working on the following projects: reggae-infused punk-rock band The Bastard Suns’ latest album, Long Live Song (producing, engineering and mixing); alt-rock band Skyward’s EP Drift (producing, engineering, mixing and mastering); progressive/experimental group EQO’s album Ananta (engineering, mixing and mastering); Sofia A. Wellman’s audiobook If the Shoe Fits, Go Barefoot (engineering, mixing and mastering); and material for The Heather Hayes Experience (engineering, mixing).