In town for the inaugural San Jose Drum Pro Live, Dennis Chambers stopped by Studio Hibiki (Mountain View, Calif.) to track drums for Scott Woods’ new CD. Myron Dove produced, Hibiki’s Peter Thomas engineered. Pictured from left: Dennis Chambers, Scott Woods, Peter Thomas and Myron Dove.
Engineer James Harley stopped by Rax Trax (Chicago) to mix the upcoming release from KFAN's Chris Hawkey…Chicago artist/producer Wil Diaz worked on his new reggaeton project at Up on the Roof Recording (Lombard, IL) with engineer Mark Blas and co-producer Carlos Claudio.
The Raconteurs recorded their debut, Broken Boy Soldiers, at Ardent Studios (Memphis), which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year…Doppler Studios (Atlanta) has been slammin' with work: Stacie Orrico worked on her next album with producers Novel and Toy Reyes, and engineer Carlton Lynn; Andre 3000 produced sessions for OutKast with engineer Ralph Cacciurri; Bobby Valentino recorded vocals for his next album, produced by Polow, 1500 and D-Lite, and engineered by Cacciurri and Nico; Ludacris tracked some verses for his next release with producer L.T. Moe. Monica recorded vocals with producer Sean Garrett and engineer Scott Naughton for her next CD; and Ruben Studdard continued work on his upcoming release.
Levels Audio Post (Hollywood) mixed and provided audio post for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony that aired on VH1 in March…Guitar whiz Jonny Lang mastered his new album at Bernie Grundman Mastering (Hollywood). Drew Ramsey co-produced with Lang, and Brian “Big Bass” Gardner engineered. Mixer James Hartley also stopped by to work on Chris Hawkey's upcoming release with engineer Chris Bellman…Ozomatli recorded basic tracks for their forthcoming album in Ocean Way's (Los Angeles) Studio B. K.C. Porter co-produced the album with the band, with longtime Ozomatli engineer Robert Carranza at the board…Matt Dusk and his co-producer Terry Sawchuk visited Capitol Studios (Hollywood) to record and mix portions of Dusk's new album with Al Schmidt.
Nettleingham Audio (Vancouver, WA) engineer Kevin Nettleingham mastered releases for Portland area artists Seven Year Tango, Tim Jensen, Professor Gall, Filthy White Trash, Blood Freak and Tapas Musica. He also began tracking a new solo piano release by Vancouver's Colleen Adent; Copenhagen, Denmark's Gorilla Angred; and a new lullaby CD from Emile Pandolfi. Producer Terry Robb also came in to master new CDs from Aric Riley and Renee Hill…Dave Matthews recently recorded new material at Robert Lang Studios (Seattle) with producer John Alagia and engineer Justin Armstrong. He was followed by rock band Drop Six, who was in mixing with producer/engineer Toby Wright. At Michael Cooper Recording (Sisters, OR), Mix contributing editor Michael Cooper engineered Academy Award — winning actor William Hurt's narration of Ernest Hemingway's novel The Sun Also Rises for Simon & Schuster Audio. Simon & Schuster senior producer Elisa Shokoff produced the sessions.
Ron Carter came to Bedford Studio (NYC) to record album tracks with Andy Tommasi…Avatar (NYC) welcomed David Kahne, in producing Astra Heights with engineer Rob Brill; Paula Cole came in with producer Bobby Columby and engineer James Farber; They Might Be Giants stopped by with producers the Dust Brothers and engineer Pat Dillet; The Cringe recorded with producer John Cusimano and engineer Steve Hardy; Roberta Flack recorded with producer Jerry Barnes and engineer Roy Hendrickson; Dave McNair mixed a new album for Icarus Line, produced by Mike Mussmano; James Farber recorded and mixed projects for Dave Holland and Joe Lovano; John Mayer came in to overdub for his next release, produced by Steve Jordan and engineered by Dave O'Donnell; and Fred Kevorkian mastered new releases by Spider Rockets, Joan as Police Woman, Papercranes, Don Byron and Sonny Rollins.
SugarHill Recording Studios (Houston) has partnered with Pacfica Radio Network to launch The SugarHill Sessions music radio show on 90.1FM KPFT. Local funk/rock group ASHS recorded and mixed their debut at SugarHill with engineer John Griffin, available now at www.ashs.us…Michael Stevens Productions (Houston) finished production on an upcoming Classic Fairy Tales DVD set for Alpha DVD. The set features the voices of local broadcast personalities Kelly Ryan and Heather Walters.
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