Ron Skinner (left) and Nick Bonin at Heading North Mastering
Heading North Mastering (Toronto, Ontario) completed a redesign/expansion of its mastering rooms, doubling the size of the previous control room.
Designed by studio owner and engineer Ron Skinner and Technature's Matt Schaefer, the redesign was done with client comfort in mind…The Oscar-nominated theme from the film Crazy Heart, “The Weary Kind,” was co-written by Ryan Bingham and producer T Bone Burnett and performed by Bingham. Mike Piersante and Jason Wormer engineered original music for the film at Electro Magnetic Studios (L.A.), Stepbridge Studios (Santa Fe, NM) and The Village (West L.A.)…Actor Josh Duhamel visited Doppler Studios (Atlanta) to record ADR for the upcoming film version of Beverly Cleary's children's novel Ramona and Beezus. Staff engineers John St. Denis and Fay Salvaras recorded Duhamel, who plays Uncle Hobart in the 20th Century Fox film…Producer/engineer Jay Newland worked in Sear Sound (NYC) with jazz greats Hank Jones Jr. and Charlie Haden…Paula Cole was in Avatar Studios (NYC) tracking with producer/engineer Kevin Killen…Thom Cadley was in The Barn (Katonah, NY) mixing audio for First Act, Microsoft and Rock Band games.
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