Brit pop sensation Stereophonics laid down three new songs in Studio A at Kampo Studios (NYC) for a live taping for Spinner.com. The session was engineered by Greg Thompson and assistant engineer Alan Ford. Also at Kampo, They Might Be Giants were in Studio C with engineer Pat Dillet, mixing a live show for an upcoming documentary film release.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers paid a month-long visit to Studio 2 at Cello Studios (Hollywood), tracking some new material for a forthcoming Warner Bros. release. Rick Rubin was in to produce. Jim Scott and assistant Ryan Hewitt engineered. Island/Def Jam band Rusted Root also tracked and mixed in Studio 3. Bill Bottrell produced and engineered the sessions with assistant Alan Sanderson. New band Headspace and producer Neil Avron took over Studio 1. Dave Schiffman engineered and Robert Read assisted. Cello also hosted sessions with Drag Pipe and producer Dave Sardy, Tom Petty and producer George Drakoulious and Weezer, who are self-producing their forthcoming Geffen release… Engineer Dave Donnelly has mastered a number of projects at DNA Mastering (Studio City), including Ultrapull for Gold Circle Records, Bandits Soundtrack for Sony, Nelly Furtado for Dreamworks, The Shipping News Original Score Album for Miramax and JimmyEatWorld for Dreamworks, among others.
Two-time Grammy-nominated engineer/mixer Bob Rosa and producer Marcello were busy at Bogart Recording Studios (Miami) tracking vocals and mixing a forthcoming Universal LP with artist Paulina Rubio. Rosa also compiled and mastered Maverick Musica's latest Latin compilation LP, and mixed several tracks with producer Hal Batt for Latino artist Freddie Colloca…Bob Weston stopped in at Chase Park Transduction (Athens, GA) to engineer Jet By Day for Moodswing Records. Eric Bachmann and David Barbe mixed the forthcoming second album from Azure Ray for Warm Electronic Recordings. And producer/engineer Andy LeMaster worked on a remix for R.E.M.
Hyde St. Studios (San Francisco) welcomed the BaAka pygmies from the Ituri Forest of Africa to record compositions for a performance by the Lines Ballet. The sessions were a collaboration between Alonzo King's Lines Ballet of San Francisco and Nzamba Lela, a 16-member ensemble of musicians and dancers from the Aka clan of the Mbuti. The project, entitled The People of the Forest, was produced by Michael Ward and engineered by John Vigran and assistant Erik Dyba. Others sessions of note at Hyde included Me'Shell N'degeocello, Insane Clown Posse, Mary J. Blige and Boy George.
Track Record Studios (Hollywood) recently installed an 80-channel Solid State Logic SL 9000 J Series SuperAnalogue console in its North Studio…Conway Recording Studios (Hollywood) hosted an all-day open house to celebrate the installation of a new 72-channel Neve console.
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