Wyclef Jean at Setai Recording’s SSL C-200
WYCLEF IN SOUTH BEACH
Producers Wyclef Jean and Jerry Wonda visited the recently opened Setai Recording (profiled in June Mix, “The Class of 2008”) to record Abishek Bachchan’s vocals for a track called “Hollywood Meets Bollywood.” Dave Clauss engineered. Setai Recording is situated in the penthouse of The Setai Hotel (South Beach, Fla.). Since the facility opened for business this past spring, high-profile artists such as Timbaland, Chris Cornell, Mary J. Blige, Jay Z and Cat Power have also recorded there.
Montgomery Gentry recorded their new album, Back When I Knew It All, at Ardent Studios (Memphis) with producer Blake Chancey, engineer Tony Castle, and assistants Brandon Perdue and Adam Hill. Also at Ardent, Mikey Jukebox mixed Hello Dreamer with engineer John Hampton and assistant Hill…Audio Matters (Kodak, TN) owner Trevor Reddick has upgraded Studio A with several new pieces of gear (True Systems Precision 8 pre, ADL 1500 stereo limiter, Waves SSL 4000 collection, etc.). Recent sessions at Audio Matters have included the Triumphant Quartet tracking with producer Jeff Stice and engineer Greg Huffman and John Thomas Oaks self-producing tracks with engineers Reddick and Huffman.
At Electric Lady (NYC), David Bowie self-produced tracks for an upcoming EMI compilation; Mario McNulty engineered. Bob Dylan was also in, mixing basement tapes and bootlegs for an upcoming release with engineer Chris Shaw…John Mayer self-produced tracks in Avatar Studio‘s (NYC) A, where he worked with engineer Chad Franscoviak and assistant Justin Gerrish. Also at Avatar, The Academy Is tracked in Studio C with producers Sam Hollander and Dave Katz, engineer Claudius Mittendorfer and assistant Gerrish; and Allen Toussaint mixed in Studio B with producer Joe Henry, engineer Kevin Killen and assistant Rick Kwan…Mick Guzauski mixed several Il Divo tracks in his Barking Doctor Recording (Mt. Kisco, NY)…Jay Newland produced three Lucky Peterson albums at Sear Sound (NYC) and mixed them at River Music (Norwalk, CT)…Brandon Mason recorded the score for the film Public Enemies at Log Cabin (NYC)…Rock trio The Subways released a new album that was mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge (NYC)…Singer/songwriter Christian Cuff mixed a new release called Silo at Rocking Horse Studio (Pittsfield, NH). Cuff co-produced his release with producer/engineer Brian Combes…Jeff Glixman, Zak Rizvi and John Andreas mixed 11 unreleased Kansas tracks as part of their work on the remastered reissue of the band’s live Two for the Show LP…Doo-wop group Kenny Vance & The Planotones worked on their new CD, Countdown to Love, in The Music Lab (Elmont, NY) with engineer Lou Gimenez and producer Johnny Gale.
At Red Bull Studio (Santa Monica), Lovedrug tracked and mixed an album for The Militia Group with producer Michael Beinhorn and engineer Eric Stenman; and Valencia mixed their album for Columbia with engineer Dave Schiffman…Producer/guitarist Jerry Stucker was in Capitol Mastering (Hollywood) with mastering engineer Ron McMaster to finish up a new release for Professor R J Ross & The University of Soul…Christine Wu of L.A. Strings recorded and engineered violin parts for the soundtrack to Columbus Day (starring Val Kilmer) at Final Mix Studios (L.A.)…Hans DeKline mastered online releases for Tim Finn and an iTunes exclusive for Morcheeba at Sound Bites Dog Recording (L.A.).
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