L-R: Burt Bacharach enjoys a little refreshment with keyboardist/arranger Rob Shrock and Ocean Way owner/engineer Allen Sides.
BACHARACH VISITS OCEAN WAY
Burt Bacharach and longtime keyboardist/arranger Rob Shrock visited Ocean Way (Hollywood) to mix live recordings that were made at the Sydney Opera House in Australia this past February. Shrock did a Logic/Pro Tools edit and premix, and studio owner/engineer Allen Sides did the final mix.
Jeff Powell mixed a new release for Susan Marshall and Paul Mark in Studio A at Ardent Studios (Memphis)…At Catalyst Recording (Charlotte, NC), Jeff Hahne, music editor of Creative Loafing magazine, is producing a series of CDs featuring local music that’s thematically connected to the four seasons. Artists on the first CD include Erika Blatnik, Holster, Blue Static and Gigi Dover. The collection is being mastered by studio owner Rob Tavaglione.
Former Sony Music mastering engineer Dave Kutch has opened his own New York City mastering studio, The Mastering Palace. The new facility is equipped with Pro Tools, TC Electronic System 6000 digital processing, Magix Sequoia DAW, Prism Sound AD-2 and DA-2 stereo converters, and more…Joe Sample and Randy Crawford tracked in Avatar (NYC) Studio A with producer Tommy LiPuma, engineer Elliot Scheiner and assistant Rick Kwan…Rob Harari recorded a new album for Mark Barkan at Harariville Studio (Weehawken, NJ). Also at Harariville, Spyro Gyra recorded a Christmas song with Broadway singer/actress Christina Ebersole…At Range Recording Studios (NYC), the band Refurb recorded with engineers/co-producers Michael McCarthy and Brian Ritrovato; the band also co-produced.
Bruce Brown mastered an EP for Miles From Home at Puget Sound Studios (Seattle)…Kevin Nettleingham recorded a gospel CD featuring Carl Wirkkala and Lucas Holmgren at Nettleingham Audio (Vancouver, WA).
Epitaph artists Escape the Fate recorded an album with producer/songwriter John Feldman at Feldman’s Foxy Studios (Las Vegas). The engineers are Matt Appleton and Kyle Moorman…Rick Montoya mastered a live CD by the Williams Brothers Band at SoundandEntertainment (Grand Junction, CO).
Indie singer Angela Luna recorded some of the basic tracks for her CD Hope Nation at Mad Dog Studio (Burbank) with producer Derek Nakamoto and engineer Eric Corne. The release was mixed by Ryan Freeland at Origin Stampede (Venice)…Producer/songwriter Kenny Nolan has set up shop in the former Westworld Studios (L.A.). The studio, renamed SoundQuest Recording, is equipped with a Neve 8248 console and UREI Time-Align monitors. Ocean Way Recording’s Allen Sides assisted with the gear and studio acquisition/refurbishment…Rob Chiarelli remixed tracks by Mary Mary for a “best-of” album in Final Mix Studios (L.A.).
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