~ Non-Stop Recording and Mixing in Studio A~
LAS VEGAS, NVâ€“ Since opening its doors earlier this year, the Solid State Logic Duality room (Studio A) at Odds On Records & Studios has been busy with a multitude of high-profile projects. Studio A was conceived as a creative haven for everything from orchestras to rock bands, providing a fully-professional and welcoming environment for the artistic process. Current projects include the recording of a complete string section with the Las Vegas Philharmonic for legendary soft rock duo Air Supply for its latest album, recording several tracks for the upcoming club/pop group Ultraviolet Sound, a duet project with legendary jazz vocalist â€˜Littleâ€™ Jimmy Scott, mixing for the grassroots Cali-reggae band Rebelution and recording with pop/R&B singer-songwriter Paula DeAnda.
â€œSince we opened our doors, the studioâ€™s SSL Duality room, with resident classic outboard gear and microphones, has been slammed with great projects and weâ€™ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the top artists, engineers and producers who have worked in this space,â€? says Bobby Ferrari, head of audio production at Odds On Records & Studios. â€œThe room offers artists of all music genres the very best creative environment.â€?
Studio Aâ€™s control room features a 96-channel SSL Duality console, one of the largest in the United States, with an adjoining isolation booth and lounge. The studio also features a wide array of top gear, including Pro ToolsÂ® HD 40i x 80O and an Oceanway Monitoring System. Outboard support focuses on a range of tube- and solid state-based vintage and classic high-end analog audio with mic pre brands including but not limited to Manley, Boulder and Millenia, and with EQâ€™s from Pultec, API and GML. To further supplement the great sound of the SSL Duality, Odds On Records & Studios features classic dynamics gear including vintage UREI LA-3Aâ€™s and Universal Audioâ€™s new A-D converters, to name a few.
As one of Odds On Records & Studiosâ€™ label artists, legendary group Air Supply recently recorded multiple songs for its upcoming full-length album, scheduled for release early next year. The band wanted to include an 18-piece string section from the Las Vegas Philharmonic to round out one of the tracks; Studio Aâ€™s adjoining live room was capable of housing this large group. Air Supply used 26 all-tube microphones including vintage models from Neumann, Schoeps and AKG for the recording, along with the extensive amount of other high-end equipment available at the studio. The band is expected to return to the studio later this summer to mix these tracks in Odds Onâ€™s SSL 9080K room.
Another Odds On Records & Studios label band, Ultraviolet Sound, was also recently in the Duality room where the band, joined by noted producer/engineer Steve Greenwell, cut guitars and vocals for two tracks. The group worked on “Dead on the Dancefloor,” which was co-written by Greenwall, and a new single, co-written with noted rock songwriter Desmond Child, which will be going to national radio this fall. Ultraviolet Sound is known for its â€˜club popâ€™ style and is currently working on its sophomore album while also finishing up its 20-date U.K. tour, which began this past March.
Jazz vocalist â€˜Littleâ€™ Jimmy Scott has embarked on a duet album/documentary project, which began with the recording of himself and longtime friend and actor Joe Pesci at Odds On Records & Studios. Several tracks were recorded in Odds Onâ€™s Studio A SSL Duality room. Dee Dee Bridgewater also joined the session to record a duet with Little â€œJimmyâ€? Scott for the project. Produced by Kemper-Music Germany, Ralf Kemper has created a stellar line-up of jazz legends to participate including Kenny Barron (piano),Joey de Francesco (organ) Oscar Castro Neves (acoustic guitar), John Pisano (electric guitar), James Moody (saxophone), Michael Valerio (bass), Peter Erskine (drums) Bob Mintzer (tenor sax) plus the czech philarmonic orchestra and recorded already selected duet partners as Diane Schuur, ReneÃ© Olstead, Joe Pesci , Dee Dee Bridgewater and David Sanborn. During the recording sessions, the entire production crew was filmed and photographed to preserve these historic recording sessions.
Rebelution was recently in-studio working on mixes for its upcoming album. Rebelution has developed into the front runner for grassroots, independent and tour-driven music groups representing the Cali-Reggae scene. Originally formed in 2004, Rebelution is comprised of Eric Rachmany (vocals/guitar,) Rory Carey (keyboards) Wesley Finley (drums,) and Marley D. Williams (bass). Rebelution released its first full-length album â€œCourage to Growâ€? in June 2007, which went on to become the breakthrough album for the band. Now, two years later, Rebelution is ready to give its fans a long-awaited, second full-length album â€œBright Side of Lifeâ€? on August 4, 2009. â€œBright Side of Lifeâ€? features 12 new signature tracks blending the bandâ€™s cohesive mix of reggae, rock, and hip-hop influences.
Paula DeAndaâ€™s major breakthrough came when she auditioned for Clive Davis and Kenneth Brown Sr.; she was signed to Arista Records on the spot. Her debut album was released in August 2006 and featured guest appearances by Baby Bash, The D.E.Y., Bow Wow, Lil Wayne, V Nice, Akâ€™Sent and P.B. While in Las Vegas, Paula DeAnda came into Odds On Records & Studios to record a track for her latest follow-up album, due to be released in 2009. Her upcoming album is being produced by Jimmy â€˜Klevâ€™ Juarez.
About Odds On Records & Studios
Located an armâ€™s length from the Las Vegas strip, Odds On Records & Studios is a $7 million multi-faceted recording facility that combines vintage flair with state-of-the-art technology. The recording studio houses the largest duality console in North America, a 96-input SSL Duality, as well as such classic industry gear as restored AKG, Gefell and Neumann tube microphones. Providing exceptional customer service, Odds On Records & Studios offers the expertise of such leading recording industry professionals as three-time Grammy award-winning James â€œBonzaiâ€? Caruso and multi-platinum Engineer Sean Oâ€™Dwyer. Odds On Records & Studios delivers an array of recording services under one umbrella, including its own record label. Among the artists who have signed with the Odds On Records & Studios label include the iconic group Air Supply, the up-and-coming band, Ultraviolet Sound, and such new adult contemporary artists as Adam Lopez and Greg Modoro. For more information about the Odds On Records & Studios label, visit www.oddsonrecords.com.
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