Standing, from left: guitarist John Moulder, assistant engineer Maya Kuper and drummer Charles Heath IV. Seated are producer/engineer Nick Eipers (left) and Larry Gray.
Chicago-based engineer/producer Nick Eipers launched a new subscription-only jazz label, Chicago Sessions (www.chicagosessions
.com), which is designed to release one album per month each year. The first release, Larry Gray's 1,2,3, was engineered and produced by Eipers at Studiomedia Recording (Evanston, IL)…Sam Berkow of SIA Acoustics tuned producer/mixer Bruce Botnick's studio, UnitEye (Ojai, CA). While Botnick worked on sound design for the film Eragon at Skywalker Sound, Berkow made acoustical improvements before Botnick returned to work on additions to The Doors' catalog and a Broadway Cast recording of Disney's The Little Mermaid…Hilary Gilbert & The Kentucky Horse Thieves recorded their recent single, “Tall Sudsy Longneck,” at NRG Studios (North Hollywood) with producer Sammy Oriti and engineer/mixer Jay Baumgardner. Oriti and Baumgardner also worked at NRG with artist Ricky Harlow, recording and mixing the song “Unstoppable,” which is currently available on iTunes…At The Laboratory Recording Studio (Milwaukee, WI), Kevin Sucher completed the 5.1 mix for an Eric Benet DVD due later this year on Friday/Reprise…In his Blue Seven Audio (Fremont, CA), engineer/producer Chris Scott Cooper has been working with artists from prog-rockers New Sun to the Tom Povse Jazz Trio.
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