At ZAC (Atlanta), OutKast mixed their latest single “Mighty O” with producers Rico Wade and Ray “Yoda” Murray. Mark “Exit” Goodchild engineered, assisted by Tony Terrebonne. Interscope artists Flipsyde, Keyshia Cole and Hayes were also in, tracking with producer Akon, engineer Terrebonne and assistant Clay Anderson…Saint Claire Recording (Lexington, KY) hosted producer/engineer Neil Dorfsman, mixing a new album by Toronto-based Celtic rockers Enter the Haggis. Dorfsman was assisted by Zach McNees and Rosco Weber…Marc Broussard and his live band booked two weeks at Platinum Lab (Nashville). He's being produced by Drew Ramsey and Shannon Sanders; Matt Hyde is engineering, with Erik Jahner assisting…At Catalyst Recording (Charlotte, NC), gospel keyboardist Samuel Obie recorded a six-song demo of original tunes. Obie produced; Rob Tavaglione engineered…Rappers Dem Franchize Boyz were in Doppler (Atlanta) Studio E to record “clean” lyrics for the album On Top of Our Game. Aaron Holton engineered, and Alex Lafer assisted.
At press time, Pedernales (Austin) reports that studio owner/artist Willie Nelson will be in with engineer Rich Loud to record an album at the studio during the first two weeks of June…Producer/Congress House (Austin) owner Mark Hallman and engineer Ned Stewart are in the studio finishing overdubs with the Alice Rose for their upcoming album, Phonographic Memory, and Malcolm “Papa Mali” Welbourne is in producing the new disc from Ruthie Foster. Also in the works: a new solo record from Elana James, formerly of Hot Club of Cowtown, and tracks for Meat Purveyors, We Are Scientists and Jason Weems.
Chicago-based musical comedy troupe The Cupid Players recorded their second album at Chicago Recording Company with engineer Mathieu LeJeune and assistant Todd Fitch. Lejeune also engineered vocals by Saint Louis native Phil Jones; Dusty Robenaldt assisted. CRC also reports that Chris Shepard's remote studio captured Taking Back Sunday at the House of Blues in Chicago for a future DVD release…At E Labs Multimedia (Madison, WI), Seven Day Run recorded the single “True Love Rise” for their third CD, What Drives, with producer/engineer Jack Letourneau. The Midwesterners were also in, laying tracks for their new release Ridin' With Chuck for Darlington Records. Richard Wiegel produced, and Mark Haines engineered.
Identical twin singer/songwriters Helena (left) and Maria Mehalis recorded their debut album at StarCity Recording (Bethlehem, PA). Production and tracking duties were shared by StarCity’s VP of engineering, Carl Cadden-James, and producer Steve Carman.
At Bennett Studios (Englewood, NJ), Tony Bennett tracked songs for an upcoming CD in celebration of his 80th birthday next month. The album, which will be released in September, features a 56-piece orchestra arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli, and guest vocalists including Elvis Costello, Diana Krall and Billy Joel. Phil Ramone produced, and Dae Bennett engineered…Recent sessions at Avatar (NYC) include producer David Foster in Studio A recording Peter Cincotti for Warner Bros. Engineer Humberto Gatica was assisted by Pro Tools operator Peter Doris. In Studio B, the Goo Goo Dolls mixed a VH1 Live performance with engineer Paul Hager, assisted by Anthony Ruotolo…Engineer/musician George Petit recorded and produced Ryan's Octet in Right Track/Sound on Sound (NYC) Studio A…At The Cutting Room (NYC), Art Garfunkel spent more than a week in Studio B tracking for a new album with producers Lauren Wylde and Richard Perry, and engineer Dylan Margerum.
Nettleingham Audio (Vancouver, WA) engineer Kevin Nettleingham mastered releases for Portland-area artists The Aught-Threes, Mark Bosnian's band Voodoo BBQ and Ray Ottoboni; and Salem, OR — based metal band Saint.
Ben Harper was in Studio D at The Village (West L.A.) taping a live performance for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. Jason Wormer engineered, and KCRW's Ariana Morgenstern produced. The same crew also tracked a KCRW performance by V2 artist Isobel Campbell. Other projects in Studio D included Switchfoot with producer Steve Lillywhite and engineer Todd Parker and the Flying Other Brothers with T Bone Burnett producing and Mike Piersante engineering. In Studio B, jazz artists Al Jarreau and George Benson were writing new material together…Eric Sarafin was in Total Access (Redondo Beach) mixing an album for View From Everest with assistants Mike McMullen and Wyn Davis. Paul Leary finished tracking for an album by Pepper; Wyn Davis engineered.
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