Mix Regional Sessions: Florida

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J. Dash and Paul Lapinski


My Platinum Sound is the mixing room for engineer Paul Lapinski, who has streamlined to working entirely in the box on his Pro Tools|HD Native system because, as he says, “I need to work fast to keep up with the demand, and the sound is great.” Some recent projects at the studio include mastering Platinum-selling rapper J. Dash’s single “The Wop”; mixing pop-punk band Inspection 12’s album Redefine, engineered by Tommy Harrison and produced by Peter Mosely; and engineering recent extended release of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Pat Carroll (voice of Ursula).

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The Freecoasters


Reggae and soul group The Freecoasters were in the studio adding some final touches to an upcoming CD project, with producer Jesse Wagner (The Aggrolites) and engineers Bo Davis and Chris Presnell. The band recorded live to 2-inch tape and was mixed in Pro Tools.

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Country artist Angela Heart was in the studio with producer Howard “Howie” Lindeman and engineer Wil Alexandre…Pop artist Sarajane Sullivan was with producers Daryl DeLange and Graham Gillot and engineer Alexandre…Country artist Lynn Easterly (featuring Jeremy Thomas) was with engineer Alexandre…Rap/hip-hop artist EbGb was in the studio with engineer Alexandre…Latin crossover artist Gio was with producer Lindeman and engineer Alexandre…Dance/club artist Le Twist was with producer Jean Beauvoir and engineer Alexandre (Beauvoir also engineered).

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John Lodge of the Moody Blues was in the studio with engineers Doug Tracy and Ray Newsbit…Bad Company former lead singer Brian Howe worked with in-house session musicians Darrell Nutt and Nesbit on new material. The project was engineered by Tracy in collaboration with producer Brooks Paschal…Tim McGeary was with engineers Nesbit and Tracy…Casey Weston, a finalist on season 1 of The Voice, was with engineers Nesbit and Tracy.

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The Control Room of Studio F


The studio recently hosted some vocal sessions with Andrea Bocelli, produced by David Foster and Humberto Gatica, and engineered by Jorge Vivo and assisted by Femio Hernandez…Producer Timbaland continued work on music for the TV series Empire, collaborating with Epic artist Tink. Engineer Chris Godbey and assistant Perry Jiminez held down the fort as additional Timbaland productions included work on an upcoming project for singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor, as well as Chinese pop vocalist Jane Zhang.

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John Blackwell in Studio A


All of the following projects were recorded in Studio A: Guitarist Aleks Sever worked on an upcoming instrumental guitar project with engineer Mike Johnson. John Blackwell, former drummer for Prince, played drums for the project…Modern rock band Save The Radio worked with producer Jason Bieler and engineer Spencer Bradham. Johnson mixed the new material…Marcelo Machado Fernandes and Omar Fontes worked on Sul das Gerais, with Bradham producing and engineering…Drummer Natalie Depergola worked on material, with Bradham engineering.

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Gavin DeGraw and Velvet Basement CEO Robert Dante


DJ/producer Armin van Buuren, producer Supa Dups (aka Black Chiney [Collie Buddz, Eminem, Nina Sky and John Legend]), and singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw were all at Velvet Basement working on new material. Van Buuren produced his own project, as well as DeGraw’s, and Supa Dups produced his own project. Velvet Basement CEO Robert Dante engineered all of the projects.

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Chief production engineer Jerry Gaskins in the Control Room


Rockers Eli have just finished initial tracking for their latest release, with producer John Kurzweg (who also engineered) and engineer Jerry Gaskins…Recent projects have kept chief production engineer Gaskins at the desk as producer, mixer and engineer: Folk-rock/blues artists Sarah Mac Band, completing a live CD; Reggae-rockers Sway Jah Vu, finishing a new single; and country artist Roger Goram, wrapping up two singles for an upcoming EP.