Mix Regional Sessions: New York City

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THE BUNKER STUDIO

Jazz double-bass/jazz fusion electric bass player John Patitucci worked with engineer Joe Barbaria in Studio A…Guitarist Jim Campilongo and country jazz and western swing band Honeyfingers did live tracking to a Studer A80 2-inch, 24-track of a six-piece band in Studio A with engineer Aaron Nevezie…Jazz trumpeter/composer Dave Douglas did live tracking in Studio A with engineer Geoff Countryman…Drummer/composer Mark Guiliana tracked (Studio A) and mixed (Studio B) with engineer John Davis…Drummer Jojo Mayer and his electronica band Nerve tracked (Studio B) and mixed (Studio A) their latest EP with engineers Davis and Jacob Bergson.

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Keith Richards at Germano Studios being interviewed by Matt Lauer for The Today Show for the release of the book Gus & Me.

GERMANO STUDIOS

Singer/songwriter Rob Thomas recorded vocals in Studio 1 for a new solo album, with Matt Serletic producing and James Brown engineering (Atlantic Records)…Pop boy band One Direction recorded vocals in Studio 1 for their new album, with Ben Chang engineering (Sony Music UK)…The soundtrack for the movie Into the Woods was stereo mixed for director Rob Marshall in Studio 1, with Mike Higham producing and Andrew Dudman mixing (Disney Pictures)…Singer/songwriter John Legend wrote and recorded in Studio 1 for Meghan Trainor and Kelly Clarkson, with Jason Agel engineering (RCA & Columbia Records)…Rolling Stones guitarist/singer-songwriter Keith Richards recorded and mixed in Studio 1, with Steve Jordan and Richards producing, and Dave O’Donnell engineering…DJ/producer/rapper Diplo  and hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd wrote and recorded in Studio 1 with Kenta Yonesaka engineering…R&B/soul singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin did background vocal recording sessions in studios 1 & 2, with Harvey Mason, Jr. producing and Dave Rowland engineering (RCA Records)…Indie-pop group Haerts recorded in studios 1 & 2 their debut album with Andy Baldwin/Ben Gebert producing and engineering (Columbia Records)…Musician/singer-songwriter St. Vincent recorded tracks in Studio 1 with Boots Asher producing and engineering.

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Ghostface Killah (left) with producer Fame

STRANGE WEATHER

Guitarist/singer-songwriter Bombino recorded with his four-piece band in the live room (in addition to Bombino’s lead vocal), with engineer Daniel Schlett…Indie-rock band Modest Mouse worked with producer Andrew Weiss and engineer Chris Shaw on new material…Rapper Ghostface Killah worked with producers Andrew Kelley, Schlett, and Fame (of M.O.P.), recording a variety of instruments and voices for the new Ghostface album using the Sony C-37A mic. Schlett also engineered the sessions…Black-metal band Liturgy recorded primarily live together in the main room, with Jonny Schenke and Hunter Hunt-Hendrix producing, and Schenke also engineering…Producer Frank London and engineer Marc Alan Goodman worked on the score for a yet-unnamed film, featuring Uri Caine, Greg Cohen, Kenny Wollesen, Mark Helias, London, Mark Feldman and Jennifer Charles, among others. The session was tracked live to Pro Tools, and no compression was used during tracking, and almost no EQ—they focused on getting the right sound at the mics.

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Live room

THRESHOLD RECORDING STUDIOS NYC

All of the following sessions were produced and/or engineered by Threshold staff, and owner James Walsh executive produces and oversees every session: Engineer Jeremy Sklarsky worked with producer/songwriter Chris Phillips to mix Season 1 of actor/musician Denis Leary’s new FX show, Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll…Engineer Mike Wuerth worked with producer Matt Serletic recording vocals for Rob Thomas’ next release in Studio A…New Music Seminar “Artists oxn the Verge” winners Van Lady Love were in Studio A to record for their forthcoming release, with Wuerth engineering…Working with participants in Threshold’s partner non-profit organization “Road Recovery,” engineer Sklarsky mixed two songs with lead guitar contributions from legends Peter Frampton and Tom Morello…Threshold has also expanded its voice-over portfolio, including recording recent spots with actor Michael Douglas for the Global Zero non-proliferation initiative and chef Anne Burrell for the Food Network.

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L to R: Artist Jhené Aiko, producer Dot Da Genius, studio owner Andrew Krivonos, and fashion designer Jessica Yuen (of Bedford Street Laundry).

BREWERY STUDIO

Brewery Studio recently celebrated its fifth anniversary at its current studio location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn…MC/hip-hop artist Joey Badass worked over several weeks with engineer and Brewery owner Andrew Krivonos on mixing his debut album. Statik Selektah produced the sessions…Singer-songwriter Jhené Aiko worked with producers Dot Da Genius and Woodro Skillson on two tracks for her newly released album Souled Out. Krivonos engineered the sessions…Chicago-based DJ duo Flosstradamus worked with engineer Nick D’Alessandro on recording vocals. Flosstradamus produced the sessions…Electronic music producer/DJ/singer-songwriter Skrillex stopped by to collaborate with producer Clams Casino (Skrillex and various assistants also engineered the sessions). Since then, Clams has been in the Brewery working on his own debut project.

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Chromeo (Dave 1 and P-Thugg) in Studio A with the Duality.

THE CUTTING ROOM

Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey and songwriter-producer Rick Nowels were in Studio A with engineer Kieron Menzies, assisted by John Gratton…Hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper was in Studio A with Gratton engineering…Rapper Bobby Shmurda was in Studio A with Gratton engineering…Hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan was in studios A and B with Gratton and Joseph Colmenero engineering…Electro-funk/disco duo Chromeo was in Studio A with engineer Tom Gardner...Indie-rock band Cold War Kids performed tracks from its latest release, Hold My Home, live to the radio for station KEXP. Gardner engineered the session, with Gratton assisting…Actor/rapper Jaden Smith was in Studio B with engineer Gratton.

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Jerry Wonda and Jennifer Hudson

PLATINUM SOUND

Rock singer-songwriter/guitarist Melissa Etheridge worked on her album This Is Me in studios K and J, with Jerry Wonda producing and Serge “Sergical” Tsai, Ralph Rhim, and Andrew Robertson engineering…Pop singer-songwriter Lady Gaga was in Studio J with producer DJ White Shadow and engineer Dave Russell…Artist/actress Jennifer Hudson worked on her album JHUD in Studio K, with Wonda producing and Tsai and Lance Powell engineering…South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker were in Studio J with engineer Lance Powell recording material for the episode “Stick of Truth” (as well as for the game of the same name)…DJ/producer DJ Mustard was in Studio K with engineer Tsai working on new material.