Keith Urban band guitarist Brad Rice
ROCKIN' AT 5 A.M.
Guitarist Brad Rice, who plays in Keith Urban's band, visited 5am studios (Austin) to lay down tracks for a new album by Austin's own Amy Cook. The sessions were produced by Jamie Myerson and engineered by Les Brooks.
Neil Dorfsman mixed the Rolling Stones' upcoming live DVD release in Avatar Studios' (NYC) Studio G with producer Joshua Zeman and assistant Chad Lupo. Also in Studio G, the New Pornographers mixed their new album with engineer Phil Palazzolo and assistant Lupo. Producer Barry Eastmond was in Studio B recording tracks for Peabo Bryson with staff engineer Anthony Ruotolo and assistant Justin Gerrish…At Hobo Audio Company (NYC), engineer Chris Strangroom mixed radio and TV spots for Aetna and Grey Worldwide, and Joe Gauci mixed a documentary about the Iraq War called Meeting Resistance…Cure-esque rock band New London Fire was in Retromedia Sound Studios (Redbank, N.J.) tracking a follow-up to their 2006 album, I Sing the Body Holographic. The new album is being produced by Jack Ponti and engineered by Adam Vaccarelli, and will be released on Eyeball Records.
Former Elvis Presley backing singers The Jordanaires and drummer D.J. Fontana visited Merit Recording Studios (Nashville) to record new songs with producer Henry Golis. Tom Pick engineered…At Studio B Mastering (Charlotte, NC), engineer Dave Harris mastered new releases by artists GB Leighton, Derek Daisey and Jim Hurst. Hurst's project featured performances by bassist Viktor Krauss and “newgrass” mandolin player Sam Bush…Whitewater Recording Studios is celebrating the opening of new facilities in the Averys Creek area of Asheville, N.C. The new, relocated studio was built from the ground up and features expanded duplication/packaging capabilities, as well as a range of audio and video recording/editing services. Visit the new studio online at www.whitewaterrecording.com.
Producer Timbaland and his production team booked all three rooms at Maximedia Studios (Dallas, TX) to work on Missy Elliott's next release and, separately but simultaneously, with Zomba recording artist Samantha Jade. Also at Maximedia, Forever the Sickest Kids recorded with engineer Matt Aslanian, and chief engineer Hal Fitzgerald mixed producers Play-N-Skillz' remix of Hillary Duff song “With Love.”…Maritime's new release for Flameshovel Records was tracked and mixed in Studio A at The Burst Collective (Milwaukee, WI). Stuart Sikes engineered and roduced, assisted by Daniel Holter, Kyle White and Matt Smith…Fear City tracked and mixed their new CD with engineer Brad McGrath at Brick City Sound (Chicago)…At sound design/audio post studio Vagabond Audio (Chicago), engineer Drew Weir and producer Rise Sanders created the audio track for an Allstate TV commercial…The Recording Conservatory of Austin reports a number of sessions taking place for its Stinson Studios facilities and music production students: rock band NVANE with Zach Hillyard, punk rockers The Sweethearts with Joseph Radtke and Emersom Biggins Band with Rusty Kotzur.
Prairie Sun Recording Studio (Cotati, CA) hosted Paris-based artist Phoebe Killdeer, who mixed her new album in Studio A with engineer Oz Fritz. In Studio C, Howlin' Rain tracked their next release with engineer Tim Green…Engineers Don Budd and Steven Glaze have opened a new studio, Tone Freq Recording Studios, in downtown San Jose, Calif. The facility features Pro Tools HD3 and a large collection of modern and vintage pre's and mics, and will cater to local artists, as well as major and indie labels…The June issue featured Drew Youngs' Earthwire studio, but listed an old address. The studio is now located at 69 Green Street in San Francisco.
Full Well Recording Studio (Phoenix) hosted tracking and mixing sessions for a new album by Spanish alt-rockers 21 Wattz. The release was produced and engineered by Mike Bolenbach, and was mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering (Phoenix).
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