Jarvis Studios (NYC) welcomed guitarist Bill Frisell and producer Hal Willner in to track with Don Alias, Steve Bernstein, Briggan Krauss and Curtis Fowlkes; sessions were engineered by Noah Simon. Also in session were The Mavericks and the group Nine Days, who stopped by to mix their latest album…Loho Studios (NYC) hosted punk poet Patti Smith and engineer Emery Dobyns for Smith's forthcoming album on Columbia Records; also in to record were Sony artist Sweetback (engineered by Bob Brockman) and artist Amy Bartle (produced/engineered by Neil Dorfsman; Pro Tools engineering by John Kaplan)…Sound on Sound's (NYC) Studio B found Capone-N-Noreaga (Def Jam) mixing with producer Just Blaze and Dave Hyman. Petey Pablo and Nick Cannon (Jive Records) worked with engineer Brian Stanley…Eric Schilling mixed and produced new artist Anthem's debut (Sly Dog Records) at Bennett Studios (Englewood, NJ)…Tony Visconti produced David Bowie's latest, Reality, at Allaire (Shokan, NY) and Looking Glass Studios (NYC); the latter was also his chosen location for mixing Hugh Cornwell's (The Stranglers) solo release.
Hollcraft Studios (Pleasant Hill, CA) completed two new classical efforts from Bay Area musicians: Three Sonatas for Solo Violin (Bach) by James Greening-Valenzuela, and San Francisco Symphony's assistant concertmaster Mark Volkert, violinist Geraldine Walther and cellist Jan Volkert recorded their CD, Delectable Pieces…Numerick Lab (Seattle) mixed and produced the theme song for the CBS drama Navy NCIS…Nettleingham Audio (Vancouver, WA) mastered releases for bands Ruby Red, Chec Stadium, Diggabone and Triclops (PDX). North Carolina-based Deep Elm Records brought two of their bands, Lock and Key and Burns Out Bright, in for mastering…Elliott Bay Recording Company (Seattle) finished their latest recording with the Seattle String Quartet; owner Scott Ross produced and engineered the sessions. Also in with Ross was San Francisco rock quartet Finding Stella, who worked on tracks for their first full-length CD.
Masterfonics' (Nashville) engineer Benny Quinn finished the Rascal Flatts single “I Melt,” adding mastering touches to their live bonus CD. Also in the studio with Quinn was Kenny Rogers, who recorded Back to the Well (Dreamcatcher Records); the effort was produced and mastered by John Guess and Joe Chemay…Fullersound (Miami) installed a Cube-Tec AudioCube 5 system, networked with their existing AudioCube 4-II system; the AC 5 is configured with 32 Cube-Tec VPIs, the 24-bit/192kHz mastering and restoration tools exclusive to the AudioCube platform…Bogart Studios (North Miami) announced the launch of their new site, www.bogartrecording.com; the studio's client list includes Dashboard Confessional and Hootie and the Blowfish.
Ed Cherney was at the Record Plant (Hollywood) to complete audio mixes for the Stones' four-DVD boxed set…Robin Pitigliano worked on her new album at Studio C & C (West Hills) with owner/drummer Chet McCraken engineering the effort…Hollywood Sound Recorders (Hollywood) hosted the first session since their remodel, tracking and overdubbing artist Chronic Future (Interscope). Sean Beavan produced and engineered; Aleks Tamulis assisted…The Village (L.A.) has hosted a range of talent lately, including Dido, Guster, Café Tacuba, Usher, R.E.M. and Rickie Lee Jones.
Houston-based rock quartet Pale completed two songs at SugarHill Recording Studios (Houston); Dan Workman produced and Steve Christensen engineered…WexTrax Mastering Labs (McKinney, TX) recently premastered tracks for artist Edgewater's (Wind-Up Records) new release; Eric Delegard produced/engineered and Rob Wechsler premastered. Wechsler and Andy Timmons produced Christian musician Susan Gray's debut CD: Rhythm tracks were recorded at Luminous Sound (Dallas) with drummer Dan Wojeciechowski (LeAnne Rimes, Backstreet Boys) and bassist Mike Daane.
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