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Track Sheet, March 2008

NORTHEAST Emily Lazar, chief engineer of The Lodge (NYC), is celebrating 10 years in the mastering business with several Grammy-nominated clients, including

During a recent session at Nightsky Studios (L-R) are owner/engineer Ron Vento, engineer Matt Mckinnley, artist Saw Grow.

New Program Benefits Local Students

Nightsky Studios (Waldorf, Md.), in association with the College of Southern Maryland, has begun offering a paid audio internship. The place has been filled for 2008, and engineers at the 10-year-old studio will give one student per year a hands-on education in using the studio’s equipment, including Pro Tools 7.2 and a Focusrite Control|24 console. Nightsky offers recording, mixing and mastering services to clients such as Deangelo Redman, Devin the Dude and Rumplestiltskingrinder.


Emily Lazar, chief engineer of The Lodge (NYC), is celebrating 10 years in the mastering business with several Grammy-nominated clients, including The Shins, Tiësto and Shiny Toy Guns…My Morning Jacket were in Avatar Studios (NYC) recording a new album in Studio A with producers Jim James and Joe Chiccarelli. Chiccarelli engineered, and Rick Kwan assisted. Also in Studio A: Peter Wolf with producer Kenny White, engineer Kevin Killen and assistant Kwan…The Grip Weeds’ studio, House of Vibes Productions (Highland Park, NJ), took delivery of a Sound Workshop analog console once owned by Jan Hammer. At press time, upcoming sessions on the new board include Gary Lucas and The Smithereens…Cellist Derek Layes and violinist Gillian Rivers tracked strings at Retromedia Sound Studios (Redbank, NJ) for Natalie Walker‘s upcoming release. Dan Chen and Nate Greenberg produced, and Adam Vaccarelli engineered.


The Explorers Club were in Los Continent Productions (Charleston, SC) recording vocal overdubs for their forthcoming Dead Oceans label release. Jason Brewer produced and Kevin Crothers engineered…At Studio B Mastering (Charlotte, NC), engineer Dave Harris worked on recordings by Brian Vander Ark, Red Limo and Bombadil…Jeff Carroll mastered projects for Boxbomb, Mark Lawrence and The Vision of a Dying World at Bluefield Mastering (Raleigh, NC)…Recent sessions at Crescendo Sound Studios (Gainesville, FL) include The Draft, the Classic Struggle and The AKAs produced by Alex Newport.


Lenny Williams visited Laughing Tiger Studios (San Rafael, CA) to track vocals for Prince Damon’s new album, Atmospheric SoulRyan Foster of Freq Mastering (Portland, OR) mastered two funk/soul projects for Terrestrial Records: Finger Five and Anthony Smith’s Trunk Fulla Funk.


Sugarhill Recording Studios (Houston) president Dan Workman is now teaching an audio engineering course at Houston Community College‘s Town Country campus. Sugarhill also reports that the facility started 2008 with a live concert recording of Radio Birdman, captured at Emo’s and The Meridian (both in Houston) by the studio’s chief engineer, Andy “Mort” Bradley…Recent recording and mixing clients at The Saltmine Studios (Mesa, AZ) include Ice-T, Jonas Brothers, Joni Sledge, Mario Winans and G-Unit.


Recent sessions at The Pass (L.A.) include Smashing Pumpkins working on an EP with engineer Bjorn Thorsrud and assistant Zeph Sowers. Also at The Pass, We Are Scientists tracked with engineer Ryan Hewitt and producer Ariel Rechtshaie; and Sheryl Crow recorded tracks for her latest album, Detours, with producer Bill Bottrell and engineer Mimi Parker…Oasis Mastering (Burbank) announced that numerous projects mastered at the studio were nominated for Grammys. Artists whose work was recognized with nominations include Bettye Lavette, Machine Head, Prince and Jill Scott…Producer/guitarist Jerry Stucker was in Redstar Studios (L.A.) tracking with drummer Steve Gadd and artist Professor RJ Ross…Hans DeKline mastered a release for the Diamond Platinum Rings and a new compilation for Raw Poetix Records at Sound Bites Dog (L.A.).

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