Celebrating the new Cube-Tec Audio Cube and secure FTP server installs are (L to R) mastering engineer Gene Grimaldi, Cube-Tec’s Rob Porretti and Oasis Mastering (Studio City, Calif.) studio owner/engineer Eddy Schreyer
Producer Jaeson Jarrett and engineer Vachek Aghaniantz re-edited and mixed the six-disc series, The PPL Records Story, Volume III & IV at Real Sound Studios (Glendale). Jarrett mastered guitarist Riki Hendrix's debut with engineer Tom Thomas…Don Henley's guitarist and keyboardist, Frank Simes and Will Hollis, respectively, and Cher's drummer Mark Shulman backed Jeff Kossack on a recent tracking project at Other Hand (Tarzana)…At Abbey Normal Studio (Burbank), Byrds co-founder Chris Hillman tracked and mixed his release with producer Herb Pedersen and engineer Scott MacPherson…The Village Studios (L.A.) welcomed Limp Bizkit to Studio D, where they tracked and mixed a new album with producer Ross Robinson and engineer Steve Evetts. Producer/engineer Greg Fidelman was in Studio A to work on Life of Agony's latest, and singer/songwriter Jack Bielan recorded vocals and mixed his new album with engineer David Reitzas. Talk show royalty Larry King recorded voice-overs in Studio F with producer Jason Deere and engineer Brian Scheuble…Donny Baker was at Elephant Symphony Studios (North Hollywood) mixing singer Amanda's debut, set for Japan release. Baker also recorded and mixed songs for artist “L” and Timothy Christian Riley (Tony Toni Toné) for Sony/BMG. Locals Wall of Tom finished mixing and mastering their debut.
Nettleingham Audio (Vancouver, WA) engineer Kevin Nettleingham mastered a Deep Elm Records compilation and recorded tracks for SmirK, Bend, Matt Molnar and fusion artist Jake Kot…Studio 880 (Oakland, CA) installed a Digidesign ICON in Studio A. Bay Area local Goapele christened the new board with producers Jeff Saltzman and Michael Urbano and engineers Brad Kobykczak and Marco Martin. Mark Needham stopped by to track a choir session for one of The Killers' new singles…Singer/songwriter Jenny Hlawatsch wrapped up her new album at Raven Recording (Lafayette, CO). Debbie Lobis Schmitt produced; Bill Thomas and Sue Shea engineered. Thomas also produced and engineered Denver hard rock band Semifreak's sophomore release.
VP Records artist Lady Saw mixed a new single with Niko Marzouca at Circle House Studios (Miami); Marzouca later mixed Sony France artist NAJMA, produced by Philippe, at Audio Vision (Miami)…Loverboy guitarist Paul Dean visited Maximedia Recording Studios (Dallas) to complete overdubs from the Musician's for Disaster Relief concert held February 5 at Universal Studios Florida. Rob Wechsler mixed the project for CD and DVD. Meanwhile, engineer Hal Fitzgerald worked with Vanilla Ice and Fat Albert co-star J Mack Slaughter…Techno-tribal sextet A>S>H>S tracked their new release at SugarHill Recording Studios (Houston) with engineer John Griffin, while songwriter/producer David Munday collaborated with producer/drummer Robbie Parrish on three separate projects…Engineer Steve Chadie recorded tracks for Los Lonely Boys' sophomore release with producer John Porter at Pedernales Recording Studio (Austin)…Atlanta's G&G Studios hosted mastering projects for hip hop group Shane and rap act Cydonia; Noel Goff engineered.
Alice Peacock was filmed recording at Chicago Recording Company's (Chicago) Studio 4 for an ESPN feature. Rich Gentile produced; Mathieu Lejeune engineered. Ron Lowe recorded and mixed a Gatorade commercial with singer Opal Staples, and Jeff Lane mixed tracks for a new Twista project…Indie rockers Fitzgerald mastered their new album, Raised By Wolves, with Greg Reierson at Rare Form Mastering (Minneapolis). Recording artist Victoria Acosta and soundtrack composer Matthew Smith also mastered at RFM…Quarter to Nine is tracking and mixing a new album at Aberdeen Recording Studios (Aberdeen, SD). Studio owner Tim Andersen produced; Vachik Aghaniantz and Gordy Zens engineered.
Dubway Studios (NYC) welcomed Green Day for the VH1/Original Media show Live At VH1.com. According to studio manager Steven Alvarado, the band was so loud, they got complaints from three flights up! A quieter Ghostly Records act, The Mobius Band, tracked 12 songs in five days with engineer Emery Dobyns…Incubus' Michael Einziger tracked at Threshold Music (NYC) with engineer Kato Khandwala; Eulogy recorded a demo with producer Tobias Miller and engineer John D'uva; and Alex Halpern did the same with engineer Khandwala…Sound on Sound (NYC) was packed with sessions from David Banner mixing with producer Knobody and engineer Pat Viala; Governor (Atlantic) cutting vocals with Just Blaze and Kris Lewis; Stacy Foster and Josiah Gluck pre-recorded tracks for Saturday Night Live; and Nelly mixed a song for The Longest Yard with Kevin Law and Rich Travali.Send your session news to