At A-Valve Studios (Austin), Quartershackle recorded a new song for submission to the upcoming compilation CD from Edge magazine. Pictured (L-R): Chris Farrell, Blaine Matte (seated) and Aaron Wright, engineer Rob Hinton, second engineer Paul Zanetti and Joe Schlaudraff.
At Doppler Studios (Atlanta), Juanita Bynum recorded a Christmas album with engineers Rick de Varona, Aaron Holton and Trent Privat. Jive artist Money Over Sex finished his debut album with engineer Mark “Exit” Goodchild…Jeff Carroll of Bluefield Mastering (Raleigh, NC) mastered a new release by Canadian band Hidden Cameras. The album, AWOO, was recorded by Don Kerr…Local group Death Becomes Even the Maiden recorded two new songs at The Jam Room (Columbia, SC). Steve Slavich engineered…Kristina Hess and Ted Kynard are recording and producing the Bill Noonan Band at Lazy Ridge Music (Concord, NC).
Chicago's Wax on Radio were in Chicago Recording Company's Studio Five working on a new album for Downtown Records. Mathieu Lejeune engineered and Sean Geyer assisted. Also at CRC, Atlantic artists Skillet worked for several months on their new Brian Howes — produced album; JVP engineered, and Dave Rieley and Geyer assisted…Epic recording artist Howie Day was in Echo Park Studios (Bloomington, IN) recording with producer Mike Flynn and engineer Warren Huart.
Dubway Studios (NYC) had Debbie Harry in to sing guest vocals on Moby's greatest hits album, and Cat Power was in to track songs for a promotional project. Dubway staff engineers Mike Crehore, Jason Marcucci and Eric Spring handled the sessions…StarCity Recording (Bethlehem, PA) handled post-production for an upcoming segment of MusicLab at World Café Live that will feature country stars Big & Rich. Producer/engineer Jeff Glixman and staff engineer Zak Rizvi worked on the project…In Avatar Recording's (NYC) Studio A, Anthony Ruotolo engineered a live performance by The Roots for MTV-U's Live Leak program. In Studio B, Nile Rodgers produced Interscope artist Lanz. Engineering was by staffer Ruotolo and Brian Montgomery; Justin Gerrish assisted. In Studio C, Kevin Killen mixed Elvis Costello's contribution to an upcoming Joni Mitchell tribute album; Ruotolo assisted. And in Avatar's G room, Sheryl Crow sang a duet with Willie Nelson for a June Carter Cash tribute. The track was produced by John Carter Cash and engineered by Ruotolo with Eddie Jackson assisting.
Keith Urban was in Studio 880 (Oakland, CA) doing a video shoot for Walmart's Soundcheck series. Also for Soundcheck, John Lucasey mixed songs from Clay Aiken's upcoming album, A Thousand Different Ways, and from Five for Fighting's album Two Lights…Ixxion overdubbed guitars for their latest record at Wormwood Sound (Idaho Falls, ID) with studio owner/engineer Joel Keyes…At The Banquet Studios' (Sebastopol, CA) new digital facility, poet Darryl Read recorded an album project featuring The Doors' Ray Manzarek on piano…Kevin Nettleingham of Nettleingham Audio (Vancouver, WA) mastered releases by Portland-area artists Graxxus, John Sherwood and Ouroborus.
Engineer/producer Clarke Rigsby finished mixing Floyd Dixon: A Celebration at Tempest Recording (Tempe, AZ). The release features performances by blues greats Pinetop Perkins and Henry Gray, and Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds…A Penny for Lane recorded their debut album at Tierra Studios (Houston); Aaron Morris engineered. Tierra also did some location work: Engineer Glenn Wheeler and assistants Matt Krocak and Larry Murphy recorded Trial by Jury and HMS Pinafore at the Wortham Center for the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston…Pop rock band Lemmon Avenue are tracking for an upcoming CD at County Guitars & Recording (Grandview, TX) with producer/engineer Joe Brooklyn.
40 Cycle Hum mixed their self-produced debut album Secret Skin (NSF 5 Records) with engineer Michael Schlesinger at Sound Asylum (Canoga Park). The album was mastered by Kevin Bartley at Capitol Records Mastering (Hollywood)…The Melvins' new album was tracked at Westbeach Recorders (Hollywood) by engineer Toshi Kasai and assistant engineer Ian Petersen…Morning becomes really eclectic: Gotan Project, a collaboration of Parisian tango and electronica artists, were in The Village (West Los Angeles) for a live broadcast for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic program. Ariana Morgenstern produced, Jason Wormer engineered and Ghian Wright assisted…Sage Sound (Hollywood) is under new management. Owners Marc and Steffan Fantini constructed a new Studio A earlier this year — designed by George Augspurger and equipped with a vintage Neve 8048 — and hired veteran studio manager Michelle Moore.
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