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Mix Regional Sessions: Southeast U.S.


Brandy was in Studio A with producer Oak and engineer Ralph Cacciurri working on production and tracking vocals for an upcoming release…De La Soul was in Studio A with engineer Morgan Garcia (De La Soul produced) working on production and tracking vocals for an upcoming release funded by Kickstarter…Indigo Girls were in Studio A with producer Jordan Brooke Hamlin and engineer Brian Joseph mixing the One Lost Day album (Indigo Girls also produced)…Parhelion has also opened its B room with an iMac i7 with a UAD Apollo 16 and Pro Tools 10. The room is about 400 square feet with the vocal booth, and also has a Soundelux U99 mic with API 512c pre, API 550a EQ and API 525 compressor.


Studio co-owner/producer/engineer Rick Nelson just finished up two weeks of sessions with the Afghan Whigs for their new album. Nelson engineered and Greg Dulli (of the Afghan Whigs) was the producer. During the sessions, they also collaborated with singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten. One interesting piece of gear they used was Pete Seeger’s custom-made baritone 12-string guitar. Nelson has the guitar at the studio on loan from Seeger’s grandson, Tao Seeger.


Casting Crowns tracked several songs in Studio E with producer Mark A. Miller (Sawyer Brown) and engineers Steve Lowery and Will Thrift… Rick Ross worked on writing and recording in Studio E with Island Def Jam Music Group producing and Leo Sibily and Brandon Oliver engineering…Mary J. Blige did some writing and vocal recording sessions in Studio E with Jerry Wonda/Capitol Records/Matriarch Entertainment producing and Jacob Curtis engineering…Recording, composing, sound design, and creating audio mixes took place in Studio G for the Adult Swim TV show Squidbillies (season 9), with Adult Swim producing and Shawn Coleman (on staff at Doppler) engineering. Singer-songwriter Neko Case stopped by the studio in the midst of her tour to record a version of the Squidbillies theme song, and singer-songwriter Kelly Hogan added her vocals to the project, as well.


Trombone Shorty has been in the studio writing and tracking song ideas for a new record. He was in the studio for five days, primarily writing and tracking song ideas. Misha Kachkachishvili is the recording engineer…Joe Jackson was in the studio working on his record Fast Forward. Kachkachishvili was the recording engineer…Snarky Puppy recorded and videotaped Family Dinner 2. David Crosby contributed vocals to the album. It was produced by Michael League and engineered by the late Erick Hartman…Crosby and Snarky Puppy then collaborated on Crosby’s solo record. The project was produced by League and engineered by Hartman…Rickie Lee Jones tracked and mixed the second half of The Other Side of Desire, which was produced and engineered by Mark Haward….Kachkachishvili was also the scoring/recording engineer for music for the Warner Brothers Our Brand Is Crisis, which included a 52-piece string and brass orchestra.


Studio owner/engineer Gebre Waddell recently mastered the following projects: The Blues Music Awards (an annual show hosted by the Blues Foundation) CD project, which features artists such as Keb’ Mo’, Charlie Musselwhite, Elvin Bishop, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and others. The project was mixed by Mike Wilson at Ardent Studios…Singer Tina Harris’ album Free to Love (engineered by Kerry Kernan)…Indie-rock band Boyscott’s album Goosebumps (mixed by Scott Hermo)…Metal band Roses Unread’s album The Silver Lining…Blues band The Bushleague’s album Didn’t See This Coming (mixed by Ari Morris)…Country artist RT Scott’s album Life and Death (mixed by Kevin Houston).