Linkin Park, producer Don Gilmore and engineer John Ewing Jr. returned to Studio A at NRG Recording (Los Angeles) to work on the forthcoming Linkin Park album, slated for release this spring. Staind are also recording their next release at NRG. With the help of producer Josh Abraham, the band have locked out Studio B with hopes of hitting a mid-year release date.
Iggy Pop dropped in Studio A at Studio 880 (Oakland, CA) last fall to collaborate with Green Day on a couple of songs for his upcoming album. Chris Dugan engineered with Reto Peter assisting. Moonshine Bandits also mixed four songs at Studio 880 with Marco Martin engineering and Brian Barnes as the assistant engineer…Nettleingham Audio's (Vancouver, WA) owner/engineer Kevin Nettleingham recently mastered releases by Diggabone, Smooch Knob, Secret Squirrel, The Yanks and Ray Ottoboni. Other notable mastering sessions at Nettleingham Audio included engineer/producer Sean Norton with band Coldsmoke, engineer Ed Rei with Mindstain, and metal band Stonecreep with engineer Jim Sanders.
Essential Records recording artists Caedmon's Call recently finished mixing the first single and mastering their new project Back Home with engineer Bob Boyd at Ambient Digital (Houston).
Engineer Mark Rubel recorded and mixed new material with Toby Twining at Pogo Studio (Champaign, IL); Travis Grimes assisted the sessions. Also at Pogo, Accidental Sirens artist Massivivid mixed their self-titled album with Rubel and Grimes.
Rapper Nas stopped in at Indre Studios (Philadelphia) to record a 103.9 WPHI “Behind the Beat” session hosted by Colby Cole. The session was recorded in front of a live studio audience and coincided with the release of his new album, God's Son. Engineer Mike Richelle tracked the session.
Gospel group Day3 was in at Ajalon Studios (Greenville, SC) doing finishing touches on vocals for their upcoming Makkedah Records release. The Ruppes also finished up their latest release for Spring-hill Records with producer/engineer Eddie Howard at Ajalon Studios.
Studio 880 expanded its facility with the opening of Studio C. The new room features a Neve BCM-10 and a Sony DMX-R100…LiveWire Remote Recorders (Toronto) has recently upgraded its mobile unit with the installation of a 48-track Pro Tools|HD.
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