Kirk Franklin mixed his new album at Luminous Sound (Dallas). From left: engineer Chris Godbey, mix engineer John Jaszcz, Kirk Franklin, assistant engineer Eric Hartman and producer Sean Martin
At Sunset Sound (Hollywood), Rick Rubin produced a new Dixie Chicks album with engineer Jim Scott and then oversaw Audioslave overdubs with engineer Brian Virtue. My Morning Jacket came in with producer/engineer John Leckie to mix, Bob Rock tracked a new Nina Gordon album with engineer Eric Helmkamp and producer/engineer Tony Hoffer mixed the new Belle & Sebastian album…Anne E. Dechant recorded her debut with producer Andy Ackland at Rolling Thunder Studios (San Diego)…At Laurel Canyon Studios (Hollywood), Ryan Hewitt engineered the new Red Hot Chili Peppers' record…Ross Hogarth recorded Val Emmich (Epic) and Mandy Moore (with producer John Fields) at Track Record (North Hollywood)…Josiah Gluck mixed Erin Boheme's Concord debut at G Digital Studios (Burbank).
Jazz pianist/arranger Bill Bell worked on tracks at Bay Records (Berkeley, CA) for his own trio and for vocalist Robin Gregory with engineer/studio owner Michael Cogan; Victor Krummenacher, David Immerglück, Bruce Kaphan and drummer John Hanes cut tracks for a John Fahey tribute album; and jazz faves Eddie and Madeline Duran worked on tracks with engineer Phil Edwards…One Union Recording (San Francisco) engineers Andy Greenberg and Joaby Deal mixed four spots for Fox Sports' NFL Sunday Football.
At Up on the Roof Recording (Lombard, IL), Irish tenor Gavin Coyle and violinist Roddy Chiong recorded for studio owner Mark Blas' publishing company…Aberdeen Recording (Aberdeen, SD) recent projects: Quarter to Nine, Sierra Dawn and Justin Haigh, all produced/engineered by Tim Anderson…J of The J Project recorded her new album at ImagiVision Studios (Minneapolis); LaSalle Gabriel produced and Travis Wilhelmi engineered…Balthazar de Ley produced Bang Bang at Engine Music Studios (Chicago). Brian Deck and Colin Studybaker mixed a project for The Safes and tracked/mixed a new album for Blood Shot Records band Dollar Store…Ex-Flying Burrito Brothers John Beland produced tracks for Kristine Seeley at Frontier Studios (Copemish, MI) with Scott Zylstra at the board.
YKP dropped by Patchwerk Recording (Atlanta) with producer Rocko to mix three songs with engineer Mike Wilson. Wilson also mixed songs for Lil B. Producer Slick B also enlisted Wilson's mixing talents. Westcoastanostra enlisted Josh Butler to mix two songs of theirs at the studio, while Leslie Brathwaite mixed projects for T Pain, Swerv, Juvenile, Floetry and Bun B…Noel Goff produced/engineered a demo for rapper Phoenix Jones at G&G Studios (Atlanta)…At Sound of Music Studios (Richmond, VA), producer John Morand (Cracker, Gibb Droll, Sparklehorse) wrapped up a new album for Belgian band Mint; Alan Weatherhead mixed.
Local talent show winner J.J. Worthen wrapped up a couple of songs at SugarHill Studios (Houston) with producer/engineer Dan Workman. Chief engineer Andy Bradley tracked and mixed three songs for J.R. Commentary.
David Gray, Bob Mould, Liz Phair, Missy Higgins and Hootie & The Blowfish have all tracked on the Live At VH1.com set at Dubway Studios (NYC); Jason Marcucci engineered. Dubway engineer Emery Dobyns mixed the new Patti Smith album — a live version of her landmark debut, Horses — with guidance from bassist Tony Shanahan. Julia Joseph began tracking her debut with producer Bruce Brody and owner/engineer Mike Crehore…At Avatar (NYC), artist Megan McCauley overdubbed with producer Will Baker and Avatar engineer Ross Petersen. Jane Monheit recorded a Christmas record with producer/engineer Al Schmitt. Producer John Alagia cut tracks with Liz Phair with engineer Brian Scheuble…Producer Tony Visconti handled 5.1 album mixes for Trapt and FeFe Dobson at Looking Glass Studios (NYC).
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