L to R: Chris Squire, Alan White, and Geoff Downes of Yes in Studio A.
The Saltmine Studio Oasis, Mesa, Ariz.
Prog-rock band Yes recorded four new songs in Studio A—using a vintage discrete Neve desk with Pro Tools HDX—for their upcoming release, with engineer Phil Schlemmer IX, assisted by Don Salter…Rapper Riff Raff was in Studio A working on Neon Icon with producers Trapzillas, Dolfz and Harry Fraud. Schlemmer engineered the project and tracked a lot of Riff Raff’s vocals…Engineer Daniel Micheletti recorded vocals in Studio B for Bret Kaiser, singer for glam-metal band Madam X. The material will be used in a new project for the band’s 30-year reunion…Songwriter/rapper Knoc-Turn’Al recorded vocals for an upcoming project in Studio D, with Micheletti engineering…Rapper Los recorded songs in Studio D for his upcoming album Bad Boy, with JIGG engineering and Tyler Nervig assisting.
Jimmy Eat World
Uranus Recording, Tempe, Ariz.
Uranus Recording studio, owned by Gin Blossoms vocalist Robin Wilson, regularly plays host to Hot 97.5/103.9’s Live and Rare sessions. Recent sessions include Fitz & the Tantrums, recorded and mixed by Jon Weil, assisted by Abrahn Gloria; and the following bands, all recorded and mixed by Weil and assisted by Mike Fearless: American Authors, Barenaked Ladies, Gone by Daylight, Philip Phillips, Jimmy Eat World, Parachute, One Republic, and Gavin Degraw.
Joe Bonamassa at Studio at the Palms.
Studio at the Palms, Las Vegas, Nev.
Swedish DJ duo Icona Pop worked in Studio Y with producer Miles Beard and engineer Jason Patterson…Blues rock musician/singer/songwriter Joe Bonamassa worked with producer Kevin Shirley and engineer Mark Everton Gray in Studio X…R&B/pop producer/singer/songwriter The-Dream worked with producer Tricky Stewart and engineer Andrew Wuepper in Studio Y…Producer Bryan McAdams and engineer Rob Katz worked on material for the Rock of Ages Broadway show in Studio Y.
SonicPhish owner Kevin Mary in the Control Room.
SonicPhish Productions, Mesa, Ariz.
Northern Light Orchestra—a Christmas super group featuring members and former members of Kiss, Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Survivor, Steely Dan, Firehouse, Megadeth, Sister Sledge, Quiet Riot, Vanilla Fudge, Winger, Guns N’ Roses, Grand Funk Railroad, House of Lords and Whitesnake—recorded the Ring Out the Bells EP, with Ken Mary producing and Joe Rusinek and Mary engineering…Gospel artist Daniel Winans worked on new material, with Mary engineering and Winans producing…Mary mixed the soundtrack for the movie Under the Bridge, with Boat Angel Family Films producing…Mary engineered and directed the music for the TV series Hollywood Makeover, produced by Boat Angel Family Films, with additional engineering by Connor Hurley.
Brick Road Studios, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Country rocker Blair Mathews worked on new material, with Scott Leader producing and engineering…Jazz pianist Beth Lederman worked on Las Sombras, with Mark DeCozio producing and engineering…Pop singer Yasmeen worked on No More Waiting Vol. 1, with Rashied Arekat and Charles Dorman producing and Arekat engineering…Contemporary Jewish rock group Sababa worked on their latest album, Shalosh, with Leader producing and engineering…Jazz group Area 25 worked on new material, with DeCozio producing and engineering.
SoundVision Recording, Mesa, Ariz.
Ambient indie band Lydia was in the studio with producer Kolby Wedgeworth and engineer Michael Beck…Rock band Red Dragon Cartel worked on new material, with Beck engineering and Paul Williams assisting…Andrew W.K. was in the studio doing editing for his upcoming release…Classic rock band Deep Black Led worked on new material, with Greg Chiasson and Beck producing, and Beck and Williams engineering…Beck engineered Alice Cooper’s A Taste of Christmas Pudding 2013 album, with Williams assisting.