The Thornbirds visited the Record Plant in L.A. to record and overdub songs for their next album and a single for MTV’s Made. From left: engineer Bryan Davis, producer Jim Ervin, assistant engineer Cole Williams and Mike Eleopoulos, Pro Tools engineer
At Glendale's Real Sound Studios, producer Jaeson Jarrett and engineer Vachek Aghaniantz completed re-editing and mixing of the six-disc compilation The PPL Records Story Volume III & IV…Jarrett also mastered guitarist Riki Hendrix's solo debut, featuring two original members from Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsies, at Metrosound Studios (Granada Hills) with engineer Tom Thomas…Henson Recording Studio (L.A.) welcomed Capitol Records' Chingy as he recorded an interview and his hit single “Balla Baby” for Sessions@AOL.
Nettleingham Audio (Vancouver, WA) engineer Kevin Nettleingham mastered releases for indie bands Eleven Minutes Away and Lord Gore. Producer Jeramy Bruchett mastered Todd Davidson's new album and releases for PDX artists Johnny Martin, Falling Closer, Liftoff, Martyr Reef and Step of Faith, and mixed tracks for hip hop artist Rama, among other projects…Congrats to Bay Records (Berkeley, CA), which just upgraded to a Pro Tools|HD2 Accel system and added an Apogee Rosetta 800.
Tommy Dorsey recently mastered two albums by the Blood Violets for alt-rock producer Michael Quinlan at Masterfonics (Nashville), another new Quinlan-produced album from Everyday Sunday and Cinderella's forthcoming live DVD. Benny Quinn mastered albums for country artists Craig Morgan, Tracy Byrd, Tim Wilson and the Atlanta Falcons' new theme song, “Falcons Fever,” by Travis Tritt and Billy Walker…Pat “Sleepy” Brown visited Doppler Studios (Atlanta) to record vocals for Tupac's latest posthumous release, Loyal to the Game. Red Spyda produced; Alec Newell engineered. Mario Winans produced and Phil Tan engineered the mix of “If I Hit” by 112 featuring T.I. (Island Def Jam). Other recent Doppler visitors include Teairra tracking for a new release produced by Dre & Vidal Ciara, and Kanye West working on his own project and producing tracks for Beanie Sigel.
Former 5th Dimension singer Joyce Pierce visited SugarHill Studios (Houston) to record her solo debut, 24/7 Intimate Praise, with producer/SugarHill president Dan Workman and staff engineer Steve Christensen. Blues trumpeter and former B.B. King band leader/arranger Calvin Owens worked with chief engineer Andy Bradley on three studio albums, a live DVD and a rap remix album…Maximedia (Dallas) welcomes Brown Bannister in producing Mercy Me, and Jay Joyce, who is producing and engineering Nicole Nordeman's upcoming EMI release.
Rick Derringer (left) and engineer Rob Wechsler raise a glass at WexTrax Mastering Labs (McKinney, TX) after mixing and mastering the forthcoming Live@theMax DVD/CD from the Rick Derringer Band, to be released later this year.
Bossa guitarist Carl Brueggen visited Engine Studios (Chicago) with producer Brian Deck and engineer Colin Studybaker. The team is also mixing an album for Minneapolis-based Robert Skoro, while Studybaker tracked and mixed an EP with local punk band The Pedestrians. Levi Fuller tracked with Deck as producer with Balthazar De Ley engineering…New age pianist Lorie Line mastered her latest CD with Greg Reierson at Rare Form Mastering (Minneapolis). Other recent RFM projects include hip hop artists T-Hud and J-Flo.
Ryan Adams and his band, The Cardinals, stopped by LoHo Studios (NYC) to track with co-producer JP and engineer Tom Schick for two upcoming albums. Ben Jelen started pre-production with engineer Joe Hogan, and Eric Andersen recorded songs for his forthcoming release with producer Robert Aaron and engineer Andy Grassi…Carly Simon visited the Cutting Room (NYC) with producers Richard Perry and Lauren Wylde to work on a new standards record. Dylan Margerum engineered. Engineer/producer Chris Griffin mixed tracks for UK band Vertigo out of the UK, and The Funk on Me wrapped up their new record with Margerum at the board.
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