Former Pixies frontman Frank Black recorded two new tracks at SugarHill Studios (Houston) with engineer Ben Mumphrey, who was assisted by Heba Kadry and SugarHill’s senior staff engineer Steve Christensen. Above, Black faces drummer Billy Block in Sugarhill Studio A.
At Doppler Studios (Atlanta), Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland recorded vocals for an upcoming CD on Sony/BMG. Jazze Pha produced, Nico Solis engineered and Rick DeVarona assisted. Pha also took some time in the studio to work on his own material for Sho' Nuff Records and track with Island Def Jam artist Nas. Jimmy Buffett was also in to record ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro for Buffett's latest RCA release. Mac McAnally produced, Alan Schulman engineered and Aaron Holton assisted…The new Bobby Bare Jr. album (Bloodshot Records) was recorded in one marathon 11-hour session at Ocean Way Nashville. Brad Jones co-produced and mixed the tracks with Bare Jr.…Saint Claire Recording Company (Lexington, KY) hosted rockers Raposo. The band, producer Erik Steinert and engineer Zach McNees stayed at the studio while they tracked and mixed…Paragon Studios (Franklin, TN) hosted sound production sessions for a VeggieTales PlayStation 2 game called Larryboy and the Bad Apple. Studio owner Fred Paragano served as engineer/dialog editor and Eric Elwell was production coordinator.
Sensational '60s singer Darlene Love, who's currently appearing on Broadway in Hairspray, was in John Kilgore Sound & Recording (NYC) in October to record “It's All About Tonight,” which was played during her appearance at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Kilgore engineered, and Patrick Ford assisted…At Loho Studios (NYC), They Might Be Giants worked on their upcoming album with producers The Dust Brothers. Pat Dillet engineered and Patrick Billard assisted. Also at Loho, Gov't Mule recorded a song for an upcoming tribute to The Band. Gordie Johnson produced, Gus Oberg engineered and Ari Halbert assisted…Engineer/producer George Petit completed a mix for the band ok1ok at The Cutting Room (NYC)…In Avatar Studios (NYC), Chris Potter Tentet tracked with producer Dave Holland, engineer James Farber and assistant Brian Montgomery in Studio A. Avatar's Studio B hosted overdub sessions for Roberta Flack. Montgomery engineered, Ricky Jordan produced and Chad Lupo assisted…CSP Mobile Productions (Saco, ME) supplied audio and video remote services to Yahoo! Music to record live performances by Fergie and the Pussycat Dolls at the Cumberland County Civic Center (Portland, ME).
Engineer/producer Brad McGrath worked on the debut albums of Chicago band Lunchtime and punk band Long Shot in his Brick City Sound (Highland Park, IL)…At E Labs Multimedia (Madison, WI), Milwaukee group Fever Marlene tracked, mixed and mastered their upcoming CD, Civil War, with producer Jack LeTourneau and engineer Perry Blanchard; and the Eugene Smile Project finished their debut CD, Welcome to the New World, also recorded, mixed and mastered by Blanchard and LeTourneau.
Wayne Wallace recorded a new jazz album at Bay Records Recording Studios (Berkeley, CA) with engineer Gary Mankin. Also at Bay, Tin Hat spent five days tracking their album with engineers Mark Orton and James Frazier…Brad Keeler completed a solo CD, Wildflower of the Palouse, with Steve Izzi engineering and mixing at Sound Solutions (Spirit Lake, ID).
Synth pop band Maypops finished tracking and mixing a full-length release at Full Well Recording (Phoenix) with engineer Mike Bolenbach. The project was then mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering (Phoenix)…At Maximedia Recording Studios (Dallas), chief engineer Hal Fitzgerald mixed tracks for Columbia Records artist Frankie J and Universal's Baby Bash.
My Chemical Romance finished mixing a new album for Warner Bros. in Studio A at Resonate Music (Burbank) with producer Rob Cavallo and engineer Chris Lord-Alge; Keith Armstrong assisted. Also in Studio A, Lord-Alge mixed a release for American Idol rocker Chris Daughtry with producer Howard Benson; Armstrong and Nik Karpen served as assistants.
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