In Studio B, L-R: bassist Cone McCaslin, guitar tech Andrew Buscher, engineer Doug McKean, guitarist/singer Deryck Whibley, drummer Steve Jocs, drum tech Mike Fasana, assistant engineer Wesley Seidman
Photo: David Goggin
OCEAN WAY HOSTS SUM 41, LAVIGNE
Ocean Way Recording Studios hosted sessions with Canadian rock band Sum 41. Lead singer Deryck Whibley produced the tracks in the custom API-equipped Studio B while his wife, Avril Lavigne, mixed tracks for a new release in Studio D.
At Blue Jay Recording (Carlisle, MA), producer Sean Garrett worked on a collaboration between Nicole Scherzinger (of the Pussycat Dolls) and Rihanna. Rich Mendelson engineered and Giles Christensen assisted…StarCity Recording (Bethlehem, PA) reports the acquisition of an ATR 104 ½-inch recorder. The new machine was recently put to use on sessions with the Tyrone Vaughan Band, produced and engineered by Jeff Glixman…In Avatar (NYC) Studio A, Nicole C. Mullen recorded a new album for Word Records with producer Tony McAnany and engineer Roy Hendrickson; and Delfeayo Marsalis and Wynton Marsalis recorded music for the film King Bolden with engineer Jeff Jones and assistants Anthony Ruotolo and Bryan Pugh. Overdub sessions in Studio B included Mullen and her crew; Ralph MacDonald with engineer Brian Montgomery and assistant Justin Gerrish; and D'Angelo with engineer/mixer Russ Elevado, assisted by Gerrish.
Grammy-winning artist John Legend wrote and recorded a song for an as-yet-untitled Lions Gate film at Trans Continental Studios (Orlando, FL). Staffers Mike Sroka and Doug Johnson engineered…Producer/engineer Matt Ranck recorded David Childers at The BackShop Studio (Spartanburg, SC) for a solo album to be released in early '07…At OMG Studios (Greenville, SC), Steve Williams worked on a new CD with producer Noel Golden and engineer Marcus Suarez…At Studio B Mastering (Charlotte, NC), chief engineer Dave Harris worked on a self-produced release by The Rosebuds and the James Mathis-produced album Black Wing Yalobusha by The Moaners.
The Fort Worth Guitar Guild tracked, edited and mixed its first CD, Mission Statement, at Bear Cabin Recording (Fort Worth, TX). Guild boardmember Mitch Weverka produced and Bear Cabin owner Michael Sibley engineered…Rapper Koziel tracked and mixed a new EP at Linder Avenue Recording (Roselle, IL) with engineer Dom Palmisano; also in was the band Bellevue Suite, laying down promotional tracks, and acoustic guitarist Antonio Soriano mastering a new CD called Champagne Money.
John Lucasey, owner of Studio 880 (Oakland, CA), has been busy mixing name artists such as Norah Jones, Sugarland and Switchfoot. Doug Logan mastered the tracks, as well as the latest Incubus release. All of these projects were for Walmart's Soundcheck series. Also at 880, producer/new age artist Will Ackerman tracked guitars in Studio A…Kevin Nettleingham of Nettleingham Audio (Vancouver, WA) reports mastering releases for Portland's Bad Backs, Mark Martin and Norm Ault, Craqzy Dumbsaint, Tim Smith and more. He also tracked, mixed and mastered a new CD for Yoga instructor Hope Fyfield and continued editing for the New Mexico-based radio show Gilbert and Friends.
Army of Anyone — a supergroup of sorts featuring Dean and Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots, Filter frontman Robert Patrick and drummer Ray Luzier — completed their self-titled debut album with producer Bob Ezrin and engineer Brian Virtue at Village Recorder (L.A.). Second engineers were Ghian Wright and Jeff Robinette. Also in: Papa Roach recorded a song for iTunes in Studio B with engineer Brian Scheuble and assistant Noel Zancanella. The band then mixed the track on the Digidesign ICON in Studio F with engineer Alan Meyerson and Wright assisting.
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