Avatar Studio A live room
Folk-rock singer-songwriter Jack Johnson was in Studio A for promo recording, including live ISDN radio interviews and a live acoustic performance (produced by Johnson and engineered by Anthony Ruotolo)…DJ Cassidy with Kool & The Gang recorded new material in Studio A with engineer Elliot Scheiner (produced by Cassidy)…All strings on hip-hop artist/producer/songwriter J. Cole’s new album were recorded in Studio A, with Ken Lewis producing and engineering…Indie-rockers Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand (separately) were in for promo recording, including live ISDN radio interviews with stations across the U.S. and live performances, all multitracked and mixed at Avatar…Recording for the hit HBO show Boardwalk Empire is ongoing at Avatar, engineered and produced by Stewart Lerman, with music supervisor Randall Poster.
Owner Scott Jacoby at Eusonia
Photo: Matt Dine
At Eusonia, owner/producer/engineer Scott Jacoby has been writing, producing and mixing multiple songs for grit-pop band The Kin, and writing for a cappella group Straight No Chaser. Jacoby also mixed Vampire Weekend’s single “Unbelievers,” wrote a single for jazz/hip-hop vocalist Jose James, produced and mixed an album for pop singer Olympe, and produced and mixed a new song from adult alt-pop group Wakey!Wakey!
Chris Shaw mixed Bob Dylan’s Live at the Isle of Wight 1969 (part of the most recent bootleg series release). The original tapes had been archived in Pro Tools, but the session was mixed through the studio’s 48-channel API 1608 onto a Studer A820 half-inch machine…Daniel Schlett mixed pop-folk singer-songwriter Luke Temple’s album Good Mood Fool…Schlett also mixed the Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, the latest project from TV On The Radio frontman Tunde Adebimpe, tracked with Bill Laswell.
The Cutting Room
Dirty Projectors at The Cutting Room
Electro-funk duo Chromeo worked on new material using the SSL Duality in Studio A, with the band self-producing and Tom Gardner engineering…Turntablist A-Trak was in Studio B working on and producing forthcoming tracks with engineer Matt Craig…Nick Jonas was in Studio A with engineer Gardner…Animal Collective was in Studio A with engineers Rusty Santos and Gardener, assisted by Craig…Dirty Projectors was also in Studio A, with Gardner engineering and Jake Subin assisting.
Photo: Karen Gonzalez
Flux Studios just installed a one-of-a-kind 1974 fully discrete NBC custom Neve Console in the Dangerous Room. The board received several modifications by Joe Russo from Russo Audio Design, including a built-in Dangerous Monitor ST remote and SSL style tracking and mixing modes…Singer-songwriter Lenka worked in the Dangerous Room with producer/engineer Dan Romer…Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée recorded her album It’s a Good Day in the Fabulous Room, with Fab Dupont producing and mixing…Alt-folk artist Will Knox tracked his new album in the Dangerous Room, with producer Dupont (who co-engineered) and engineer Meredith McCandless…Cinematic Music Group (Joey Bada$$, Smoke DZA, Pro Era) worked on new material in the Revolution Room.