Rap artist Mobb Deep was in New York City at BatteryStudios and Chung King Studios, working on his upcomingrelease (Jive Records) with artist/producer/Lil Jon, engineersSteve Sola and Mike Berman, and at the latter withproducer The Alchemist, engineers Sola and AriRaskin…Engineer Tony Visconti's latest sessions havetaken place at Looking Glass Studios (NYC) producing theManic Street Preachers' CD to be released via SonyUK…Angel Mountain (Bethlehem, PA) announced a wrap forproduction sessions on two of its 5.1 library's latest mixes, includingMarvin Gaye's Let's Get It On and the AllmanBrothers' Live at the Fillmore East…Woody Allenshot a scene for his yet-to-be-titled film at New York's Sound onSound Studios in Studio A, which will feature an ensemble castincluding Will Ferrell, Amanda Peet, Chloë Sevigny and RadhaMitchell. Meanwhile, in Studio D, rapper Method Man (Def Jam)tracked with producers Rockwilder and RZA, and engineersJaime Gudewicz and Cortez Farris…Award-winningmixer Lawrence Manchester and producer David Sanciousworked with the Darren Lyons Band at Woodstock Recording andMixing (Woodstock, NY).
Former Bad English singer John Waite was in at The PopMachine (Indianapolis) writing and tracking his upcoming releasewith producer/brothers Marc and Eric Klee Johnson, JeffWhorley and Joey Fingers. Also in recording with MarcJohnson and Joe Cheesman were The Fuglees, workingthrough their new CD Indiana, and country band ChevyDowns, who were tracking and mixing their debut release with theJohnson brothers…CRC's (Chicago) mobile team (engineersChris Shepard, Steve Weeder, Stuart Holverson and RonLowe) was at The Metro recording The Rapture, the TwilightSingers and The Ataris, while engineers John Jaszczand Grant Greene tracked gospel artist New Direction; JeralGray and Percy Bady were on hand to produce.
Sister Hazel has a live DVD in 5.1 and a CD of new materialforthcoming, produced and engineered by Skid Mills at the newlyopened 747 Recording (Memphis)…Omni Studios'(Nashville) engineer Chris Mara worked with Pennsylvania-basedrock group Paper Street on their sophomore release.
The Record Plant (Hollywood) hosted a slew of projects,including dance/pop recording artist Anastacia, who was inrecording her third album (Rick Wake and Glen Ballardproducing, Tom Yezzi and Bill Malina engineering); hiphop diva Missy Elliott, working with longtime co-producerTimbaland and engineers Mike Butler and MikeEleopulos; alt/rap artists Black Eyed Peas, tracking withproducer Ron Fair and engineer Tal Herzberg; and theartist formerly known as J-Lo — Jennifer Lopez —came in to record with producer/engineer team Corey Rooney, BruceSwedien and Peter Wade…Margarita Mix de Santa Monica(Santa Monica) just wrapped 5.1 DVD sound design and mixing duties forthe Stone Temple Pilots' anthology entitled Thank You,which includes bootleg concert footage provided by fans…And atFuture Disc (Hollywood), engineers Steve Hall and MarkLinett put the finishing touches on the surround and stereomastering sessions for the Brian Wilson: Live at the Roxy DVD-Arelease (Rhino).
Paul Stubblebine Mastering & DVD (San Francisco) movedfrom its Hyde Street location to a new two-room, 5.1-capable facilityon Mission Street…Livinghead Recording Studios (Phoenix)celebrated its 15th anniversary with the purchase and installation of anew Pro Tools|HD2 system…After a long search for the perfectreference monitors, Ambient Digital (Houston) upgraded itsmastering studio with Egglestonworks' Andra II.
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