Usher, Timbaland Visit Cherry Beach Sound

Sep 18, 2007 12:37 PM


Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

photo of Lewis, Usher, Muhammad

From left: Ezekiel Lewis, Usher and Balewa Muhammad

Recording artist Usher recorded tracks at Cherry Beach Sound in Toronto, Ontario, for his upcoming record, slated for release in late 2007 from the Zomba Label Group. Timbaland is producing.

Also in attendance were producers King Logan and Jerome; songwriter/producer Sean Garret; songwriting team Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis and Balewa Muhammad of The Clutch; and engineers Jimmy Douglass and Miles Walker. Mark Pitts, president of urban music for the Zomba Label Group, oversaw the session, which coincided with Timbaland’s presence in the city as part of the Toronto dates on the Justin Timberlake tour.

The team took over the entire studio, breaking out into multiple rooms to work on different tasks simultaneously. It was the first time that any of these songwriters, engineers or producers had ever recorded in Toronto. Pitts commented that he very pleased “with how accommodating everyone was.” Studio staff Inaam Haq, Ron Allen and Jordan Valeriote worked hard to make sure to make sure that everyone was happy.

“It was a pleasure hosting Usher, Timbaland and the whole Zomba crew. They are extremely talented and we are looking forward to seeing them again in the near future,” says Cherry Beach Sound studio manager Chris Guerrieri.

For more information, visit,,, and

Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

Mix Books

Modern Recording and Mixing

This 2-DVD set will show you how the best in the music industry set up a studio to make world-class records. Regardless of what gear you are using, the information you'll find here will allow you to take advantage of decades of expert knowledge. Order now $39.95

Mastering Cubase 4

Electronic Musician magazine and Thomson Course Technology PTR have joined forces again to create the second volume in their Personal Studio Series, Mastering Steinberg's Cubase(tm). Edited and produced by the staff of Electronic Musician, this special issue is not only a must-read for users of Cubase(tm) software, but it also delivers essential information for anyone recording/producing music in a personal-studio. Order now $12.95



Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine takes you straight into the studio, with new product announcements, industry news, upcoming events, recent recording/post projects and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

MixLine Live

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine Live takes you on the road with today's hottest tours, new sound reinforcement professional products, recent installs, industry news and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Wire, a virtual press conference offering postings of the latest gear and music news, direct from the source. Visit the The Wire for the latest press postings.