Artist/actor Mos Def (left) mastered his new Geffen album, The New Danger, with Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
Hillary Duff recorded new tracks at The Village (West L.A.) with producer Julian Bunetta and engineer Eric Sarafin; PJ Harvey stopped in for a KRCW Morning Becomes Electric performance; and, recording in both Studio D and the Auditorium, were 50-plus-member daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra, with producer Double G and engineer Craig Burbidge…Mark Endert mixed songs for Sony Music International artists Delta Goodrem and Anastacia at Scream Studios (Studio City). Tom Morello and Serj Tankian mixed Axis of Justice's record with engineer David Bianco; Rob Brill mixed an album for indie band Oceanic; and Tim O'Heir mixed the 5.1 soundtrack for the Universal film, Synergy…Threshold Sound + Vision (West L.A.) handled editorial for a companion DVD for Kanye West's Platinum-selling album, College Dropout, and music videos for Josh Groban's “Gira Con Me Questa Notte” and Trapt's “Headstrong.” They welcome Adam Ohl as their new director of operations…Westbeach Recorders (Hollywood) owner/engineer Donnell Cameron finished mixing Fallen Angel Records artist Cacti Widders, while the “first punk mariachi band ever,” Carne Asada, teamed with staff engineer Ben Meyer to record their full-length debut.
The Souvenirs started a new record at Elliott Bay Recording Company (Seattle) with studio owner Scott Ross co-producing and engineering… Singer/songwriter Keith Varon completed his debut with producer/engineer Joey Muller at Totally Cool Productions (San Anselmo, CA) and Schacht Studios (Oakland, CA). The project was mastered by John Greenham at Paul Stubblebine Mastering (San Francisco)…Bay Records (Oakland, CA) hosted 12-year-old Chloe Pang, who was in with engineer Michael Cogan, while the Hot Club of San Francisco recorded their latest with producer Adam Levy and engineer Mark Orton.
Destiny's Child Kelly Rowland (center) came to Luminous Sound (Dallas) to track vocals for her upcoming release with engineer Chris Bell (right). Also pictured is Dallas Cowboy Roy Williams.
ATO Records' My Morning Jacket prepared for their role in Cameron Crowe's upcoming feature, Elizabethtown, at Downtown Recording (Louisville, KY)…JamSync (Nashville) chief engineer K.K. Proffitt created menu music loops, remixed dialog and music tracks for the 5.1 soundtrack, and handled DVD authoring for The Royal Academy, a documentary from Tony Cane-Honey-sett's Vox Box Productions…Masterfonics (Nashville) engineer Benny Quinn recently teamed with producer Billy Joe Walker to finish Travis Tritt's single, “What Say You,” albums for metal band Jackyl and electronic pop act Venus Hum. Tommy Dorsey produced and mastered Wynonna's UK pop/dance remix for “I Want to Know What Love Is,” and mastered Ryan Holladay's album, New Kid In Town…Producer Butch Walker and engineer Russ T. Cobb mixed two singles for Yuji Oda and tracked songs for Island/Def Jam's Injected at ZAC Recording (Atlanta). Goodfella tracked with producer Neezy and engineer Kelly Liebel and then mixed a single with producer St. Nick…Producer/engineer Rob Wechsler mixed and mastered four tracks for Jack Ingram at WexTrax Mastering (McKinney, TX). Also in were the Vocal Majority and Bobby Pulido, who mastered their new releases with Wechsler.
Alanis Morissette and Sarah McLachlan visited Winterland Studios (Minneapolis) to record acoustic performances for Cities 97 radio's CD sampler with engineer Brian Johnson. Gavin Degraw tracked a Christmas song with engineers Zac Bates and Todd Fitzgerald.
The L Word's music composer, Elizabeth Ziff, along with creator/writer/executive producer Ilene Chaiken and actress Alyson Palmer, were in Dubway Studios (NYC) tracking underscore with engineer Julian McBrowne…American Idol finalist Jennifer Hudson tracked vocals at the Cutting Room (NYC) with Kay Slay and engineer Steve Schopp; singer/songwriter Cheryl Engelhardt mixed her debut with Dylan Margerum, Joe Nardone and Chris Griffen; Nardone also engineered material for Talib Kweli and De La Soul…Lauryn Hill visited Sound on Sound (NYC) to track with engineer Eric Butler; Nas mixed with Chucky Thompson and Kevin Crouse…The 5 Browns, a brother/sister classical piano quintet, have finished their BMG Classics/RCA Red Seal debut at Right Track (NYC) with producer Jay David Saks…studio.metronome (Brookline, NH) hosted Krumm Snatcha and Mysta DL, who mixed their upcoming album with engineer Pete Peloquin. Also in: June Babies with producer/engineer David Leonard…Lastly, happy birthday to Retromedia Sound Studios (Red Bank, NJ), which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.