Scott Peets (left) of Design FX Remote with music supervisor Jonathan Karp
Scott Peets’ Design FX Remote truck was used to record live performances by James Taylor and band for the soundtrack to Judd Apatow’s current film, Funny People. “We spent a couple of days recording James Taylor at the Skirball Center [L.A.],” says Peets. “He and his band performed many of his hits. The song ‘Carolina on My Mind’ is featured in the movie. We also recorded the ‘jam segment’ for the film at Sony Studios.”…More live recording: Venezuelan funk-rock band Los Amigos Invisibles performed at the iTunes store in Downtown Manhattan as part of the Latin Alternative Music Conference. The Grammy-nominated group are currently touring to promote their new album, Commercial, on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label. Soviet-American singer/songwriter Regina Spektor also performed. Dubway Studios (NYC) engineers Jason Marcucci and Mike Judeh recorded both performances and mixed them at Dubway…At ZAC Recording (Atlanta), Simon Illa set up shop in the Front Room. Producer Illa is currently working with Vonnegutt, D. Woods (of Danity Kane), Ben Grant (of The Status) and several other artists…Newly discovered Andy Warhol recordings of the opening-night performance of the off-Broadway musical Man on the Moon (music composed by John Phillips), which were captured from Warhol’s front-row seat, were recently transferred at The Warhol Museum in (Pittsburgh), and digital files were then sent to The Magic Shop (NYC). Engineers Steve Rosenthal and Warren Russell-Smith restored them with the help of restorer/software developers Plangent Processes…Odds on Recording (Las Vegas) reports recent sessions with the Las Vegas Philharmonic for an Air Supply album, as well as jazz vocalist Little Jimmy Scott.
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