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Track Sheet, February 2008

NORTHEAST At Avatar Studios (NYC), My Morning Jacket spent a month in Studio A recording their upcoming album with producers Jim James and Joe Chiccarelli

Jay Baumgartner at the SSL 9000 console



Engineer Jay Baumgartner has been busy in Studio C at NRG Recording (North Hollywood). Recently completed projects include albums for P.O.D. and Walls of Jericho. Studio C is centered around an SSL 9000 console, Pro Tools HD and Dynaudio C4 monitors. Also key to Baumgartner’s setup is LavryBlue A/D conversion.


At Avatar Studios (NYC), My Morning Jacket spent a month in Studio A recording their upcoming album with producers Jim James and Joe Chiccarelli (who also engineered). Rick Kwan assisted. Mick Guzauski was in Studio B mixing a project by Griffith Frank with producer David Frank and assistant Brian Montgomery. Also in Studio B, engineer Gary Chester spent a week remixing the score of Sony Pictures’ The Other Boleyn Girl for 5.1…Allaire Studios (Shokan, NY) took delivery of a Neve Air Montserrat console — one of only three ever built, and the only one currently installed in the U.S. Watch for David Weiss’ in-depth story about the new board in next month’s “New York Metro”…Rocky Gallo mixed music and voice tracks for a new Sandra Bernhard album on the SSL 9000J at The Cutting Room (NYC). Other projects at the studio include members of Good Charlotte writing in Studio B with engineer Jeff Swart, and Australian group Scarlet Belle working on their debut album with writer/producer Heather Bright…Trombonist Fred Wesley was in Twain Recording (West Milford, NJ) to record a new album for Columbia Music Japan. Twain owner Bob Both produced and engineered the sessions.


The Lights Fluorescent were in Catalyst Recording (Charlotte, NC) recording their debut album, which was produced and engineered by Rob Tavaglione. The release was then mastered by Dave Harris at Studio B (also in Charlotte)…Recent sessions at Audio Matters (Kodak, TN) include artist Robin Patrick and John Thomas co-producing mixing and mastering sessions for Patrick’s material with engineers Trevor Reddick and Greg Huffman; and Lakieta Bagwell tracking vocals for a contemporary Christian project with engineer Reddick…


At Elabs Multimedia (Madison, WI), rockers Nonpoint mixed their live acoustic show for WJJO radio program The Craft, which was recorded by Elab’s remote truck. Randy Hawk and Jack LeTourneau produced.


Producer/engineer Steve Fisk (Nirvana, Screaming Trees, Wedding Present) worked on the new album from Mark Pickerel,
Cody’s Dream, in Philosophy of the World Studios (Seattle, WA). The album is scheduled for a March release on Bloodshot Records…Kevin Nettleingham mastered releases for Debra Huddleston, Ashen Relic, Vida Meets the Van and others at Nettleingham Audio (Vancouver, WA).


Kirk Franklin finished recording and mixing a new album at Luminous Sound (Dallas) with engineers Tre Nagella and John Jazcsz, and assistant Grant Greene…Five Times August‘s new album, Brighter Side (out next month), was recorded at Bass Propulsion Laboratories (Dallas). The Pipes Brothers produced the release, which was mixed by Andy Zulla and later mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway (Portland, ME).


At Ollywood Studios (Hollywood), Rob Chiarelli mixed the single “Desert Nights” for artist Shaun LaBelle and a new album for Salvador Santana. Both projects were produced by Oliver Leiber…Christine Wu recorded strings for Jessie James‘ forthcoming album at A Family Affair Productions (Calabasas). The tracks were produced and mixed by Julian Bunetta…Solange Knowles was in Studios A and B at The Village (L.A.) for a couple of days with producer Chester French. Greg Morgenstein engineered with assistance from Brad Conrad. Also in Studio A, The Pogues‘ frontman Shane MacGowan worked with producer Hal Willner and engineer David Rideau. Brad Conrad and Jared Nugent assisted. Nick Lachey was in Studio F with producer David Eriksen at the controls of the Digidesign ICON, assisted by Nugent.

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