Production Features Host of Studio Pros
Pictured in Brooklyn’s 825 Records studio is Katie Lee and TELEFUNKEN’S AK-47 MkII large diaphragm condenser microphone.
Prolific producer, songwriter and studio owner Matty Amendola assembled a diverse collection of TELEFUNKEN microphones for the debut album from Katie Lee. “The AK-47 tube mic and the M80 dynamic were the only vocal mics on the record,” commented Amendola. “I used the DD5 drum package on my kit, and I also used the AK-47 as a room mic for drums and piano, and on acoustic guitars.”
Besides handling all of the production, co-writing, and core instrumentation, Amendola brought in Grammy Award-winning engineer Butch Jones to assist in the mixing of the album; special guest Jody Porter (Fountains of Wayne) to bring some power pop guitar; and Grammy Award-winning producer/singer Mark Hudson, for his classic, lush background vocals on the ballad “Same Mistakes.”
“Every day, I learned something new from Matty,” says Katie Lee. “He knows how to challenge me and push me to go where I didn’t even think I could go with a song. We’re a great team — I’m very lucky.”
Additionally, Amendola brought in Vinnie Zummo (session legend/Joe Jackson Band) and longtime friend and well-known Brooklyn musician, Andy Attanasio (Slim Kings). Amendola says, “It’s a true testament to Katie Lee’s talent and potential for these legends to want to work with an unknown artist on a debut album.”
Available now on 825 Records, “Don’t Go Away” features eight tracks written and recorded with producer Matty Amendola.
See Katie Lee and Matty Amendola in the studio: http://www.theofficialkatielee.com/#!media/c196b
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