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Mix Regional Sessions: Southwest U.S.


Elton John was in Studio X with engineer Matt Still…Nico Vega was in Studio X with engineer Rob Katz…Snoop Dogg was in Studio Y with engineer Jason “JayBull” Patterson (Snoop also produced)…Marie Osmond was in Studio X, with Jason Deere producing and Patterson engineering… Bianca Bananas & the Scoundrels were in Studio X, with Pat Thrall and Mark Everton Gray both producing and engineering.


In-house producer Daniel Majic was signed to Artist Publishers Group in the fourth quarter of 2014, getting right to work on a few David Guetta’s tracks for his latest release, and also co-producing the newest single from K-pop superstars 2PM…Side 3 opened Studio B, which features a large acoustically designed control room and vocal booth and an SSL XDesk. The Studio also records most of the voice-overs for Comedy Central’s animation series TripTank…Skrip recorded his debut EP Renegades Never Die, with Mario Romero producing and Andy Flebbe recording, mixing, and mastering the entire project…David Murphy (formerly of STS9) worked on an EP in Studio A for his new band Seven Arrows, with Murphy producing and Flebbe engineering…Young The Giant worked on new material in Studio A, with Young The Giant producing and Flebbe and Chris Scott engineering…Christina Perri was in Studio A, with Matt Morris producing and Jon Bonus engineering.


EDM artist Kaskade is mixing his forthcoming album with producer/engineer Finn Bjarnson…Alt-rock band The Moth & The Flame is recording and mixing for its forthcoming debut album on Electra Records with engineer Scott Wiley…Alt/slacker punk band Sego is working with producer Nate Pyfer and engineer Wiley…Indie/folk band The National Parks is recording and mixing its second album with producer Wiley and engineer Ryan Shengren King…Alt-rock band Fictionist is working on a new single with engineers Wiley and King…Indie/electronic band The Brocks is working with bass player Branden Campbell of Neon Trees, producer Pyfer and engineers Wiley and King…June Audio is also building a second studio this year to handle its increasing workload.


Singer-songwriter Madilyn Paige, a season six contestant on The Voice, worked with producer Stephen Nelson and engineer Dave Zimmerman recording vocals, electric guitars and drums…Cinematic pop trio Gentri worked with producer Nelson and engineer Zimmerman on new material…Indie-rock band DateNight worked with engineer Zimmerman…The studio is also in the middle of building another home studio from the ground up, to be completed by May 2015. It will feature a medium-size vocal booth, a larger room of approximately 400 square feet and a 500-square-foot control room. Ceilings for the tracking room will be around 14.5 feet.


Macy Gray was in Studio A with engineer/producer Jesse O’Brien working on new material. O’Brien used a Neumann tube U 48 through a Manley Voxbox to get some great vocal tones…Colorado Sound Studios Mobile partnered with Immersive Records to capture two once-in-a-lifetime performances with Medeski Martin & Wood and New York chamber orchestra, Alarm Will Sound. The performances were held at The Newman Center for the Performing Arts in Denver and at Macky Auditorium in Boulder. The studio’s crew captured the events through fiber into the truck’s Studer Vista 5 console…Mixing engineer Kevin Clock and mastering engineer Tom Capek recently finished the double CD Live at the Oasis Vol. 11 for an independent, public radio station, KUVO Jazz. Disc 1 features traditional jazz sounds by renowned artists, and disc 2 features the new sound of jazz with the help of young, up-and-coming musicians.


Black Eagle recorded tracks for the album Forever More, with Blane Sloan producing and engineering (Black Eagle also produced)…Siyeric worked on White Sands Lady in Studio A, with the band self-producing and Roger Baker engineering…Richard Martin worked on Fall Roundup in Studio A, with Martin and Sloan producing, and Sloan also engineering…Emerson Susan Corely worked on Things Are Looking Up in Studio A, with Corley and Baker producing and Baker also engineering. They recorded an all-rhythm section (including live grand piano) and six horns live in one room for traditional swing effect.


Studio A recently went through a large computer and converter upgrade. The room now features a 32-in/32-out Apogee Symphony conversion system mated to a new 12-core 2013 Mac Pro with Thunderbolt display. The studio also acquired a new matched pair of Bock 251s to add to its mic collection.…Wovenwar worked on new material with Bill Stevenson producing…Tiesto featuring Icona Pop worked on the single “Let’s Go,” with Christian Cummings and Pat Heaney engineering…Nico & Vinz worked on new material…Matthew Lien was in the studio with engineer Mike Harris…Reik  was in the studio with producer Kiko Cibrian.


Engineer Vinnie Castaldo recently finished producing, engineering and mixing Eddie Levert’s new solo record, Make Ya Go Ohh. Levert is an original member of The O’Jays. Dennis “Doc” Williams—the The O’Jays musical arranger since the early ’70s—was in the studio with Levert conducting a string section.