DMX tracked his new album for Def Jam/Ruff Ryders at Saltmine Studio (Mesa, AZ) with producers P. Killa, Swiss Beats and Grease, among others, and engineers Sammy D’Ambruoso, John Bilberry and Justin Salter. From left: P. Killa, D’Ambruoso, studio owner/manager Don Salter, DMX
Brian Deck mixed V2 artist Josh Ritter's latest at Engine Studios (Chicago) and finished guitar/vocal overdubs for The Safes. Colin Studybaker tracked projects for locals Almost Rosario and Pet Lover, and mixed for groups Alla and Midstates.
Singer/songwriter Victoria George wrapped up her debut with producer/mixer Joey Muller. Tracks were engineered by Aaron Prellwitz at Tiny Telephone (San Francisco) and Muller mixed at The Visceroy (San Anselmo, CA)…Nettleingham Audio (Vancouver, WA) engineer Kevin Nettleingham mastered releases for Portland-area artists Evan Earwicker, Hal Wolverton, Sleeping Nations, Portland Taiko, Daniel Parker,Novum Chamber Singers With Michael Allen Harrison, Living Yoga,Ogden, Utah artists CART! and local artist Cory Siebe.
Artist/producer Tim Coffman and engineer Micajah Ryan mixed Coffman's latest at Rolltop Studio (San Diego)…Producer Jim Ervin and engineer Bryan Davis were at Hollywood Sound Recorders (Hollywood) mixing NYC hip hop artist Little Vic's debut single, “Into the Night,” with guest vocals OD'd by Benny Mardones…So-Cal punk rockers Pennywise self-produced their eighth full-length, The Fuse, which was recorded at Stall #2 studio (Redondo Beach)…Co-producers Ryan Hewitt and blink-182's Mark Hoppus recorded the band Motion City Soundtrack's Commit This to Memory at Conway Recording (L.A.)…Ross Hogarth produced and mixed Stephen Bruton's From the Five (New West) at Mad Dog (Burbank) and Boogey Motel studios…Westlake (L.A.) welcomed Alanis Morissette to Studio D, where she worked on acoustic tracks for the 10th anniversary of Jagged Little Pill with producer Glen Ballard and engineer Bill Malina. Patti LaBelle locked out Studio B to track vocals for an upcoming release and a Tsunami benefit song with producer Sami McKinney and engineers Dan Naim and John Adams. Producer Mark Batson and engineer Aaron Fessel mixed songs for Dave Matthews Band's new album, Stand Up, in Studio E.
Neal Schon teamed with engineer John Ellis at Prism Sound Studios (Acton, MA) to mix a record for Soul Sirkus, which features Schon on guitar…The Discovery Channel returned to Dubway Studios (NYC) to track voice-overs with engineer Keith Rigling for American Chopper and The Deadliest Catch. The B-52's frontman Fred Schneider and Richard Barone produced tracks for Polydor UK artist Sophie Ellis-Bextor; Mike Presta engineered. Producer/keyboardist Jason Miles stopped in Bennett Studios (Englewood, NJ) to continue sessions with Suzy Bogguss; Brian Dozretz engineered. Dozretz then joined Bob Mould, who produced a remix for Interpol…Producer Jason Corsaro visited the newly opened Barbershop Studios (Lake Hoptacong, NJ) to track drums for a new project. He told owners Mark Salamone and Scott Barber that it's the “best-sounding room he's ever heard.”
Indie/pop trio Last Surprise tracked and mixed their new EP at SugarHill Studios (Houston) with senior staff engineer Steve Christensen. From left: Christensen, Scott Johnson, Aaron Denton and Ken Mosley
Track Boyz have been camped in Zac Recording's (Atlanta) Stonehenge room cooking up beats for Arista artist J-Kwon and newcomer SonNY (Virgin); Kelly “Dread” Liebelt engineered. OutKast's Big Boi produced a Carlos Santana track with Morgan Garcia at the board; Atlanta's Sleepy Brown added verses. Producer Rico Wade and engineer Phil Tan worked on a track for new rap artist Bubba Sparxxx, and engineer Liebelt recorded the Dekalb Drumline's rhythms for an upcoming Missy Elliott release…Jazze Pha produced tracks for Too Short and Ginuwine at Patchwerk Recording (Atlanta) with engineer Nico Solis at the board, and a song for Playaz Circle with engineer Leslie Brathwaite. Nelly came in to work with Pha on “Every Time” for the upcoming Triple X soundtrack. Producer Mannie Fresh worked on projects for Bone Crusher, Rich Boy, Smitty and The YoungBloodZ, who also teamed with producers Proverb and DJ Toomp. Warren G came in with Chingy to oversee the mix of “Lookin 4 You,” which was engineered by Brathwaite…Allen Morgan of A&R Studios (Nashville) handled programming for Jerry D's “Sax in the Country” dance remix, engineered by Eric Bettingfield and later mixed songs for world music artist Thania Sanz.
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