New artist and Outkast protegé Killer Mike is finishing pre-production for his debut album Monster at LevelHeads Studio (Atlanta). Scheduled for release on Aquemini Records, the project was handled by the production team The Beat Bullies and studio owner/engineer/guitarist Dan Marshall. Marshall and The Beat Bullies are also continuing work on tracks for Hot Tub Tony (the solo project of Outkast's Big Boi).
Engineer Ryan Hadlock has been busy working with The Geoff Tate Band at Bear Creek Studio (Woodinville,WA)…Mudhoney locked out some time at Gravelvoice (Seattle, WA). Scott Colburn and Julian Martlew engineered the sessions for their latest record for SubPop…Queens-ryche drummer Scott Rockenfield was in at Reel Music (Bothell, WA), working on a solo release. The effort is being co-produced and engineered by longtime Queensryche knob twister Tom Hall.
Out at Acme Recording (Chicago), Ben Weasel recorded his solo record for Lookout! Records. Mass Giorgini produced with Phillip Hill engineering.
Jamiroquai got the remix treatment from Japanese producer Shin Osawa and engineer Dave Darlington inside Studio C at Kampo (NYC). The two-day remix session was for the band's song “Love Foolosophy” …Alien Ant Farm were in at Indre Studios (Philadelphia) taping a Y100 Radio broadcast. Currently touring in support of their release Anthology, the band laid down an acoustic performance and a Q&A session. Rufus Wainright, feeling a bit “Excalibur” as he often does, returned to Indre for a “Live from the World Café” session with host and co-producer David Dye. Indre's Michael Comstock engineered both sessions.
Skip Saylor Recording acquired the historic Devonshire Studios (North Hollywood, CA). The three-room studio was the site of such recordings as Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever, Roger Waters' Amused to Death, Ozzy Osbourne's No More Tears and Nirvana's Nevermind. Devonshire Studio 3 features an 80-input SSL G Plus console and a Neve 1604… The Headway Music Complex (Westminster, Calif.), a recording, rehearsal and production facility, is celebrating 20 years at its present location. Originally opened as a small home-recording studio by Michael Mikulka and Steven McClintock, the complex now boasts five professional-quality recording studios, fully isolated rehearsal studios, mastering facility, a full-service graphic design, CD duplicating service and a sound, lighting and staging company.
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