Sessions & Studio News

Aug 1, 2003 12:00 PM, By Sarah Benzuly


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Elvis Costello and co-producer/engineer Kevin Killen have taken residence in Avatar's (New York City) Studio A since early April to record Costello's new record; Peter Doris assisted…Mos Def returned with his band Black Jack Johnson to The Cutting Room (New York City) to continue work on his new album. Dylan Margerum was behind the boards…Mixer/producer Philip Pagano booked time at Pulse Studio's (Staten Island, NY) Studio A to mix the latest album for the Average White Band; the release was produced/engineered by Matt Noble at The Loft Studios (Bronxville, NY)…New York City-based Studio 900 has seen: James Blood Ulmer working on overdubs and mixing with producer Vernon Reid and engineer Joe Johnson; and Joan Jett recording and mixing a track with Kenny Laguna handling production chores alongside engineer Frank Garfi.


Tim Nitz flew in to Pensacola, Fla., to record some touchups to boxing champ Roy Jones Jr.'s tracks with producer L.T. Hutton at Jones' Left Hook Studios…Jim Combs completed editing and mastering on debut releases for ambient synth duo TouchXtone at Common Sound Studio (Decatur, GA) with Michael Thomas Roe…At Patchwerks Recording Studios, Platinum-selling artist Scarface tracked a cameo spot on the upcoming third album by Ludacris for Def Jam Records. Scarface, who also serves as president of Def Jam Records' Atlanta-based operations, worked with engineer Dale “Rambro” Ramsey (Jay-Z & U.G.K., Justin Timberlake, The Temptations), along with Joey P. (Fabolous, P. Diddy, Jagged Edge), Steve Fisher and Corey Williams. Vocals were tracked in the studio's A Room using the 96-input SSL 9000 J console to a Pro Tools TDM MIXPlus system.


Martiza has just finished tracking and mixing their latest CD, Fires on the Shore, at Augustudios/Aphasia Productions (Decorah, Iowa). The album was engineered by studio owner Jody Koenig…Producer/engineer Ed Rose has been tracking the Get Up Kids' new release, as well as recording Long Since Forgotten (Syracuse) at Blacklodge Recording (Lawrence, KS)…Numerous sessions at Chicago Recording Co (Chicago): KMFDM in Studio 5 mixing their upcoming release with studio manager/engineer Chris Shepard; engineer Chris Sablod mixing a new album for local jazz singer Libby York; and engineer Manny Sanchez and producer Bjorn Thorsrud mixing Zwan's live show from the Aragon Ballroom with Todd Brodie assisting.


Country legend Charley Pride mastered his latest release, Comfort of Her Wings, at WexTrax (Dallas) with mastering engineer Rob Wechsler…SugarHill Recording Studios (Houston) donated five hours of studio time to the winners of this year's Kids' Way songwriting contest. All of the winning songwriters recorded their songs with engineer John Griffin, who was assisted by Leigh Crain and Alicia Perez.


Producer/engineer Bill Thomas is currently recording popular Denver band Rubber Planet at Rav'en Recording in Lafayette, CO. The band is working on their third disc with Thomas and studio owner/engineers Mike and Sue Shea, and assistant Monica Tromp…Former Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud and current Kronos violist Hank Dutt were working at Different Fur Recording Studio (San Francisco) recording and mixing their duet piece. Howard Johnston manned the console with Justin Lieberman on Pro Tools…Sylvia Massy Shivy produced the Fighting Jacks at her Radiostar Studios (Weed, CA). Rich Veltrop engineered alongside assistant Michael Riach…The Plant Recording Studios recently hosted Detroit rock band the Van Bondies for tracking (Studio A) and mixing (Studio B). The band's first major-label debut album, Pawn Shoppe Heart (Warner Bros.) had Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads, the Modern Lovers) handling production duties. The Von Bondies' last independent release, Lack of Communication, (Sweet Nothing Records) was produced by Jack White (the White Stripes).


An eclectic group of musicians have been booking time at the Record Plant: Limp Bizkit with engineer Elvis Baskette (engineer), Pro Tools op Dave Holdridge and assistants Jun Ishizeki and JD Andrew; Mariah Carey with executive producer Randy Jackson and engineer Dana Chappelle; Earth, Wind & Fire with production team, Tim & Bob, engineer Andy Haller and assistant Jason Carson; and Britney Spears with Swedish production team Bloodshy and Avant, producer Brian Higgins and engineer Pablo Munguia.

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