Tori Amos visited Dubway Studios to record a piece for Live@VH1.com, produced by VH1/Original Media. From left: engineer Jason Marcucci, Tori Amos and assistant engineer Patrick McLemore
Michael Bard mixed indie documentary Cowboy Del Amor in surround with sound designer Matt Meyer at StudioBar (Portland, OR)…Hyde Street Studios (San Francisco) opened its doors to artist/songwriter Joanna Newsom, who teamed with producer Hal Willner and engineer Gabriel Shepard. S.F. jam band New Monsoon tracked with engineer Paul Kimball and producer/Santana drummer Michael Shrieve, while Government Mule tracked with engineer Michael Barbiero…At SF Soundworks (S.F.), owner Tony Espinoza mixed albums for Oranger, I AM SPOONBENDER and Why? Also at the studio, Joe Chicarrelli mixed The Bedroom Walls' forthcoming release, and Russell Elevato mixed albums for Bay Area acts Goapele and Blackalicious…Producer Adam Rossi wrapped up the new Luce CD, tracked at Prairie Sun (Cotati, CA), ARA (Palo Alto, CA) and Hyde Street Studios with Oz Fritz engineering. Fritz also engineered a project for Eric McFadden and Wally Ingram at Prairie Sun, while John Vanderslice joined engineer Steve Solter for a Mountain Goats tracking session…Producer Tom Hambridge brought Transylvania-Romanian singer/songwriter Attila Weinberger to Acoustic Chambers (Kent, WA) to track with engineer William Reedy…Nettleingham Audio's (Vancouver, WA) Kevin Nettleingham mastered releases for PDX artists Eric Messler, Stop Watch Trauma, Missing Jimmy and Joshua Fire. Engineer/producer Mark Bosnian mastered CDs for Robin Tudor, Blood Ritual and Seattle's Three Legged Dogs.
Engineer Steve Chadie continues tracking Los Lonely Boys' sophomore record at Pedernales (Austin). Chadie also recorded Willie Nelson and band for a live set for iTunes. Chadie then moved to Casa Studio (Austin) to record tracks with artist/producer Jesse Dayton.
At Paradigm Park (New Orleans), owner Danny Kadar is producing an album for Ryan Edwards…Cartee Day Studios (Nashville) saw Willie Nelson, George Jones and Jerry Lee Lewis tracking with the American Studio Group; Chips Moman produced and Steve Crowder engineered. Chicago tracked with producer Jay Demarcus and engineer Ben Fowler, and Mike Clute mixed Diamond Rio tracks in Studio B…“Reality rap” group the Round Up Click tracked and mixed their new album at SugarHill Studios (Houston), which was produced by bandmember 6 Figga and engineered by Steve Christensen…Mix contributor (and new dad!) Strother Bullins produced two songs for his band, The Verses, at Catalyst Recording (Charlotte, NC). Rob Tavaglione also produced and engineered singer/songwriter Jay Mathey's latest there, and a new album from punk band Drat…Bass Propulsion Laboratories (Dallas) welcomed production team the Pipes Bros.' return when they recorded tracks for Texas group Fallen From the Nest…Producers Bob Wright and Paul Whitehead chose Spectrum Recording Studios (Pompano Beach, FL) to record vocals for the Four Tops' 50th anniversary video…Despite the sad fate of Hit Factory NYC, Criteria/Hit Factory in Miami is running strong as ever, with recent projects from Twista, Izzy Stradlin, Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey (remixes), Black Eyed Peas, Sean Paul and Stocklan, a Boston-based indie rock band produced by Matt Knobel.
Sean Lennon returned to the Magic Shop (NYC) to work on his latest with David Kahne, while Sony/DMZ group Ollabelle tracked and mixed a song with studio owner/producer Steve Rosenthal and engineer Matt Boynton…Avatar (NYC) hosted Eric Clapton with producer Simon Climie and engineer Alan Douglas; Fefe Dobson was in with producer Jay Levine and engineers Ross Petersen and Kyle Kelso; Bill Frisell and trio with producer Lee Townsend and engineer James Farber; Bebel Gilberto with producer/engineer Jason Corsaro; and Rich Costey, who mixed the new Rick Rubin — produced Weezer album in Studio G…Producer Fanatic mixed a track for Deborah Cox with engineer Ryan West at the Cutting Room (NYC)…Six-month-old Mixopolis (NYC) kept busy with audio post projects for Macy's, Pathmark, Saab, a promo for VH-1 and the Wayans Brothers, who recorded voice-overs for an upcoming cartoon…The O'Jays tracked at Sound on Sound (NYC) with producer Bojan Dugich; Remy Martin recorded vocals with producer Sean C and engineer Tats; producer Kevin Law and engineer Rich Traveli mixed The Longest Yard soundtrack; and Slick Rick recorded vocals with engineer Isaiah Abolin‥Andy Vandette spent time at Masterdisk (NYC) mastering Lava Records debuts for Blackout Effect, Click Five and Breaking Benjamin…East Coast Mastering (NYC) has aligned itself with B&G Entertainment to handle all of B&G's recording/mixing needs, while concentrating its remaining resources on outside clients. They've finished projects for Sony artist Sinopoli, pop group Blondsense and industrial band Walter Ego.
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