Mix Regional Sessions: New England


From left: Tucker Martine, Bob Ludwig, Jim James at Gateway Mastering

Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine

Mastering engineer Adam Ayan recently worked on the following projects: Carrie Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1, produced by Mark Bright, engineered by Derek Bason; Bruce Springsteen’s The Agora, Cleveland 1978; and Boyhood Original Soundtrack (for the Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated film Boyhood). Mastering engineer Bob Ludwig recently worked on the following projects: Alabama Shakes’ 2015 release, produced by Blake Mills, engineered by Shawn Everett; James Bay’s 2014 EP, and 2015 debut album Chaos and The Calm, produced by Jacquire King, engineered by Michael Brauer; and My Morning Jacket’s The Waterfall (Erase Traces), produced by Jim James, engineered by Tucker Martine.

Guilford Sound, Guilford, Vermont

Guilford Sound is hosting an analog tape recording workshop with Larry Crane and Speedy Ortiz June 25-29, 2015. Workshop applications are due April 9. Visit guilfordsound.com for more info…The studio is also nearing completion on its year-round housing facility, designed by Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects to meet LEED Gold certification. The artists’ residence has a living roof, a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge and porch, and five suites (each with a private bath) that sleep 5-10. Doors open May 1…In session news, Josh Quillen (of So Percussion) recorded and mixed a solo steel drum album, with Dave Snyder engineering…Joan Wasser (of Joan as Police Woman) and Benjamin Lazar Davis worked on new material, with Snyder engineering.

Carriage House Studios, Stamford, Conn.

Bill Laurance and Michael League (both of Snarky Puppy) tracked a full rhythm section and a large string and horn section for a new album, with Ruddy Cullers engineering, and Laurance and League producing…Elise Testone worked on an upcoming release, with Ian Callahan engineering and mixing…Michael Franti worked on a project with Sonna Rele, with Callahan engineering…Johnny Winter was in the studio working on Step Back, with Brendan Muldowney, Mikhail Pivovarov, Callahan, and Nick Wells engineering…Rachael Sage worked on Blue Roses, with John Shyloski engineering…FORQ worked on new material…Joe Scarborough worked on an upcoming release with engineers Angelo Vasquez, Callahan, Pivovarov, and Nick Wells…Upcoming projects include those from John Scoffield (with producer Jay Newland) and Sammy Figueroa (with engineer Richie Corsello).

Trod Nossel Studios, Wallingford, Conn.

Andrew Loog Oldham worked with Trod Nossel artist Beau Badrick and producer Darlene Cavalier on The Rolling Stones Songbook Volume II (Oldham also produced)…Phil Perry worked on Better Man, Chris “Big Dog” Davis producing and Sunny Kelley engineering…Mike DelGuidice worked on new material (DelGuidice also produced)… Jane Zhang did rehearsal sessions for her tour…R. Kelly worked on an upcoming untitled LP, with Ian Mereness engineering…Halley Rose worked on a new EP, with Cavalier producing and Paul Mocadlo engineering…Brian Smith, voiceover talent for PBS, worked on the documentary Last Days of the Coliseum, which is the story of the New Haven Coliseum and its impact on the music industry. Rich Hanley produced and Chris Sellas engineered.

The Halo, Portland, Maine

The Halo is the studio of writer/artist/producer Darren Elder and producer/mixer/engineer Jonathan Wyman, located inside a restored 5,000-square-foot post-and-beam barn from the early 1800s. The following artists have recently visited The Halo: The Pretty Reckless, with Wyman recording and mixing; Jubilee Riots, with Wyman producing, recording and mixing; Joni Fatora, with Wyman mixing; Crusoe, with Elder co-writing; The Mallett Brothers, with Wyman producing, recording and mixing; Guster, with Wyman mixing; and When Particles Collide, with Wyman and Elder producing, and Wyman recording and mixing.

Q Division Studios, Somerville, Mass.

Jon Butcher worked on his latest album, Two Roads East, which features famed bassist Lee Sklar and Jon Butcher Axis bandmates Chris Martin and John Anthony. The project was produced by Butcher and engineered by Pat DiCenso…Phil Ayoub was in the studio recording overdubs with keyboard player Ben Zecker, with Ed Valauskas producing and DiCenso engineering.