Sessions & Studio News

SOUTHEAST Kirk Whalum recently tracked songs at Young Avenue Sound (Nashville) for a Warner Bros. project. Production crew included: producers David Porter


Kirk Whalum recently tracked songs at Young Avenue Sound (Nashville) for a Warner Bros. project. Production crew included: producers David Porter and Whalum, assistant producer Gary Goin, engineers Hal Sacks and Willie Pevear, and assistant engineer Jennifer Lee.


Vocalist Chandi Clark finished up her demo at Houston-based SugarHill Recording Studios. Chief engineer Andy Bradley produced the project. Also in at SugarHill, country artist Clay Walker laid down vocals for the “I Don't Wanna Know” track on his debut RCA release. His producer, Jimmy Ritchey, worked with engineer Dan Workman.


Sweet home, Chicago: At United Technique Recording, Atlantic Records recording artist Twista busted a groove recording and mixing tracks for his upcoming release Adrenaline with engineer Larry Sturm. Def Jam recording artist K-Fox was in with producer No ID and engineers Rae Nimeh and Sturm working on an upcoming project. Grammy-nominated remixer Maurice Joshua worked on remixes for Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Whitney Houston…Producer Jeff Taylor of Madjef Productions Inc. (Minneapolis) recorded and mixed for hip hop artist Kardel; he was assisted by Chris Langer.


If you open it, they will come: Recently opened Studio D at Sound on Sound (New York City) has seen a flurry of activity, including a recording session for Kenji with mixer Steve Hardy and numerous commercial work. Plugging away in Studio A, Bounty Killers (Full Surface) were tracking and mixing with producer Swizz Beatz, and engineers Cortez Farris and Larry Phillabaum…Tony Bennett brought his band into Bennett Studios' (Engelwood, N.J.) North Room to track and mix a song for the upcoming Jim Carrey film, Bruce Almighty. Dae Bennett engineered and mixed.


The Village Studios (L.A.) recently hosted The Randies, who recorded new tracks for their upcoming, untitled debut album. At the helm of the sessions were producer/engineer Rob Hoffman (Christina Aguilera) and assistant Ok Hee Kim. The Village also heard the R&B stylings of Mya, who was recording vocal tracks for her follow-up to Fear of Flying. Producer Terry Lewis manned the sessions, with engineer Ian Cross and assistant Matt Marrin.


Wabejon Entertainment, the production and record company owned by producer and label executive Eric Miller, has added two more Blue Sky 2.1 monitoring systems…Home-based mastering suite Heading North Mastering (Toronto) recently installed a SADiE Series 5…Complementing the highly modified Neve 8058 console, Le Mobile added a Yamaha DM2000 Digital Production Console to the truck's arsenal…Luminous Sound (Dallas) installed an SSL 9000 J.

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