MilkBoy the Studio — Philadelphia
Owner/composer Jamie Lokoff has been writing commercial scores for NBC Sports, Century 21, Planet Fitness, Thomson Reuters and Stetson in Studios B and C, with co-owner Tommy Joyner producing…Pegi Young and the Survivors worked on new material in Studio A with Joyner engineering and Niko Bolas producing in Studio A at an SSL 4048 E/G Console onto a Studer A-827…String arranger Larry Gold recorded strings for Pink, R. Kelly, Daughtry, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West in Studio A…Pop star Miley Cyrus cut vocals in Studio B with engineers Joe Gallagher and Karl Petersen…R&B/soul artist and Missy Elliott protégée Jazmine Sullivan has been working on her follow-up album with engineer Joe Gallagher.
Guilford Sound — Guilford, VT
Eugene Uman, Sebastian Cruz and Satoshi Takeishi
Photo: Matt Hall
Jazz pianist/composer Eugene Uman worked on The Convergence Project, with Uman also producing and Dave Snyder engineering…Indie-pop band North Highlands was in the studio working on new material with producer Matt Marinelli, engineered by Marinelli and Snyder…Reggie Wilson and the Fist and Heel Performance Group worked on Moses(es) as part of a Vermont Performance Lab Artist Residency. The project was produced by Wilson and engineered by Snyder.
Q Division Studios — Somerville, Mass.
Engineer Pat DiCenso and J. Geils Band keyboardist Seth Justman
Singer-songwriter Eli “Paperboy” Reed recorded new material in Studio A, with producers Ryan Spraker and Pat DiCenso (Reed also produced, DiCenso also engineered)...Roots/rock/pop artist Will Dailey recorded National Throat in Studio A, with engineer DiCenso (Dailey also produced)…Porcelain worked on new tracks (and also produced) in Studio B with engineer Steve Flynn…J. Geils Band mixed the video for the Boston Strong Live Concert in Studio A, with Peter Wolf and Seth Justman producing and DiCenso engineering.
Sine Studios — Philadelphia
Singer-songwriter Katie Barbato recorded Revolution with producer Obie O’Brien and engineers Matt Teacher and Mike Lawson…Producer Harry Weinger and engineers O’Brien, Teacher and Lawson worked on the Martha Reeves & The Vandellas 50th Anniversary Singles Collection…Buried Beds tracked (and produced) In Spirit with engineers Teacher and Lawson…O’Brien produced the Bon Jovi 12-12-12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy, with Teacher and Lawson editing the upcoming documentary.
The Wild Arctic — Portsmouth, N.H.
Producer/engineer Dean Baltulonis worked on several projects, including tracking a full-length album for grunge/alt-rockers Those Mockingbirds, mixing a new EP for The Connection, tracking full-length for New York hardcore band Supertouch, mixing an album for rockers Goddamn Draculas, recording and mixing an album for hardcore metal band Death Threat, and work on the score for the movie American Muscle.
Gateway Mastering Studios — Portland, Maine
Adam Ayan in his room at Gateway Mastering Studios.
Mastering engineer Adam Ayan has been busy at Gateway working on a number of projects, including Carrie Underwood’s Sunday Night Football theme for the NFL (produced by Mark Bright, mixed by Derek Bason), Rush’s Clockwork Angels Tour DVD/BluRay/CD (stereo and 5.1 surround; mixed by Mike Fraser), Cassadee Pope’s Frame by Frame album (produced by Dann Huff, Max Martin, Nathan Chapman and Shellback; mixed by Justin Niebank), Sammy Hagar’s Sammy Hagar & Friends (produced by Hagar, John Cuniberti and Fraser; mixed by Cuniberti and Fraser), The Animals’ The Mickie Most Years & More remasters five-CD set (remastered from hi-res digital transfers of the original mono analog tapes), Danielle Bradbery’s self-titled album (produced by Huff; mixed by Niebank), Sarah McLachlan’s The Essentials, and Def Leppard’s Viva Hysteria: Live at the Joint, Las Vegas.
The following projects were mastered by Gateway owner Bob Ludwig: John Mayer’s Paradise Valley (produced by Don Was; mixed by Michael Brauer and Manny Marroquin), Nirvana’s In Utero Box Set Live and Loud DVD stereo & 5.1 (mixed by Nate Kunkel), Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013, Disney’s Frozen soundtrack (produced by Andrew Page; engineered by Dave Boucher and Christophe Beck), Bastille’s Bad Blood (produced by Mark Crew and Dan Smith; engineered by Mark “Spike” Stent and Crew), The Civil Wars’ self-titled album (produced by Rick Rubin).
Chillhouse Studios — Charlestown, Mass.
Will Holland and Nathan Sabanayagam
Guitarist/songwriter Van Gordon Martin tracked his latest album (he also produced) with engineer Will Holland…Ska band The Toasters tracked and mixed two songs with producer Rob Hingley and engineer Holland…Naya Sound System worked on material with producers Nathan Sabanayagam and Nate Edgar, with Sabanayagam and Holland engineering…Lloyd Robinson worked with Sabanayagam (producing and engineering) and Holland (engineering) on transfers and mixes of 2-inch reels from Channel One Jamaica sessions from the mid ’80s.
Carriage House Studios — Stamford, Conn.
Southern rock jam band Gov’t Mule recorded its latest release, Shout!, with engineer Brendan Muldowney, assisted by Ian Callanan…Bill Laurance and Michael League from instrumental fusion band Snarky Puppy worked on Laurance’s upcoming record, with Ruddy engineering, assisted by Callanan. Laurance and League also produced…Blues guitarist/singer/producer Johnny Winter worked on his upcoming record with engineer Muldowney, assisted by Callanan. Paul Nelson is producing…Jazz guitarist Oz Noy has been tracking his upcoming album with engineer Ted Spencer, assisted by Callanan…Jazz/Latin/classical pianist Michel Camilo worked on his album What’s Up, with engineers Phil Magnotti and Callanan.
Mike Davidson Recording — Allston, Mass.
Mike Davidson in the Control Room
Studio owner Mike Davidson has been producing and engineering new material for a number of projects, including folk-rockers The Ballroom Thieves, songwriter Pablo Picker, folk-rocker Leftover Dynamite, dance-party band Bella’s Bartok, and singer/songwriter Peck Sounds, which was produced by both Davidson and Peck.