Everyone's favorite coffeehouse diva, Lisa Loeb, cruised into Studio A at Ocean Way Recording Studios (Hollywood) to work on her latest album. Loeb, who recently signed to A&M Records, co-produced the effort with Peter Collins; engineer/producer Jack Joseph Puig was tapped to mix… Mariah Carey was in at the Record Plant (Los Angeles) working on vocals and mixes with engineer Dana Chappelle and assistant Jay Goin. Carey also worked with remixer M.J. Cole and assistant Tim Le Blanc. No Doubt were in tracking with producer Nellee Hooper, engineer Greg Collins and assistant Anthony Kilhoffer. Macy Gray camped out in every room at the Record Plant, working on her upcoming album with executive producer Rick Rubin. Gray, who is producing the effort herself, tracked with producer/engineer Darryl Swann. Thom Russo and Dave Way were tapped to engineer and mix, while Goin, Le Blanc, Adam Olmsted and Kilhoffer were brought in to assist. Engineer Elliott Scheiner recently finished the 5.1 surround sound mixes for latest R.E.M. project with producer Pat McCarthy and Pro Tools engineer Jamie Candiloro; Goin was in to assist.
Bela Lugosi is still dead: Pop music's answer to Christopher Walken, Peter Murphy recently put the finishing touches on his forthcoming two-disc album, a Live Just for Love, at Absolute Audio Inc. (NYC). Tom Brink was picked to engineer the effort. The album was produced by Murphy and is set for release on Metropolis Records… Modern Irish Folk group Solas spent two months at Bearsville Studios (Bearsville, NY) utilizing all three rooms of the facilty for rehearsal, tracking, overdubbing and mixing with producer/engineer Neil Dorfsman. Sugar alumni Bob Mould handled some overdubing and mixing chores for his forthcoming, self-produced solo album. Latin jazz saxophonist David Sanchez tracked in Bearville Studio A, fronting an all-star sextet. Grammy winner Rob Hunter engineered and co-produced the project with Sanchez.
Movie producer Ismail Merchant stopped in at Studio 880 (Oakland, CA) to track and mix his film score for the movie The Mystic Masseur. A full orchestra was brought in, and major contributors to the score included world-renowned tabla player Zakir Hussain and Santana percussionist Karl Perazzo. Reto Peter engineered the project, and Marco Martin assisted. Engineer Michael Denten handled the 5.1 mix… Rainstorm Studios (Seattle, WA) kicked off the summer with punk rock outfit Youth at Risk. Steve Carter produced and engineered the sessions. Euro pop group Epigene was in tracking drums and doing final mixes on their debut album with studio owner Paul Speer at the console. Hard rock band Counterfist wrapped up the month mixing and mastering their debut album. Speer handled the mixing chores with Carter assisting on Pro Tools… Soundtracks (Battle Ground, WA) owner/producer, Burke Harris, recently finished tracking and mastering the new Jonathan Jackson/Scarlet River CD This I Know…Gravelvoice (Seattle, WA) was taken over by Deborah Bartley, who was in recording her second album with a full band. Yam stopped by to track additional songs for their first CD. Everything was recorded and mixed by Scott Colburn… Glenn Sound (Seattle) has been working on some exciting projects: Everclear, Tantric, UK band The Doves and Guttermouth performed for numerous KNDD-sponsored End Sessions with Glenn Sound engineers Glenn Lorbiecki and Eric Oz… Gropius Mastering (Seattle, WA) spent most of the first half of 2001 tracking and mixing the soundtrack to the independent feature The Trouble With Boys and Girls. Also in with owner/engineer Don Gunn was local guitarist Antony De Gennaro mixing his third CD. Other mastering projects included a CD/video package featuring ‘N Sync drummer Billy Ashbaugh for Warner Bros.
Multi-Platinum artist Juvenile spent most of June camped out at Love Shack (Nashville). Juvenile has been producing artists Young Buck, Wacko, Billy Cook and Corey Cee, all of whom recently signed with the rapper's new label UTP Records. John “J.P.” Pegram and Karl Heilbron engineered… Singer/songwriter Shana Morrison, daughter of Van Morrison, was in the Neve Room at Seventeen Grand Recording (Nashville) laying down tracks for her upcoming album on Vanguard Records. Steve Buckingham produced. Gary Paczosa engineered with assistant Thomas Johnson.