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Avatar Studios in New York City Reports on February 2012 Sessions

In the month of February, the following notable sessions took place at Avatar Studios.

Pat Metheny took over Studio A for four days of tracking with his full Orchestrion. The session was produced by Pat Methany and Steve Rodby, with engineer James Farber assisted by Bob Mallory.

Lyle Lovett tracked in Studio C with his band while in town with producer/engineer Nathanel Kunkel assisted by Tim Marchiafava.

Lenny Kravitz recorded in Studio B with engineer Tom “T-Bone” Edmunds assisted by Charlie Kramsky.

The New York City–based band The NowhereNauts tracked in Studio A with producer Kevin March, producer/engineer Carl Glanville, and assistant Tim Marchiafava.

The four-piece band The Rubens from Australia tracked in Studio A with producer David Kahne, engineer Roy Hendrickson assisted by Charlie Kramsky.

The film score to A Late Quartet, composed by Angelo Badalamenti, was recorded in Studio A. The session was produced by Badalamenti and Jim Bruening, and engineered by Todd Whitelock, assisted by Charlie Kramsky and Tyler Hartman. The film is directed by Yaron Zilberman and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, and Christopher Walken.

Finally, Chris Lord-Alge held a mixing event for the students of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, sponsored by SSL. Lord-Alge demonstrated his mixing techniques in Studio G using Sony’s 3348 digital tape machine. SSL’s Don Wershba and NYU Steinhardt’s Tom Beyer joined Lord-Alge. Charlie Kramsky assisted the session.

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