Apr 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Heather Johnson
Cotton Hill Studios (Albany, NY) recently completed an ADR session with actress Grace Park for the SciFi Channel original series Battlestar Galactica. Cotton Hill engineer Ray Rettig connected with Oracle Post in Santa Monica, CA, to digitally transfer Park's recording via ISDN…Ryan Adams continued producing the new Willie Nelson record at Loho Studios (NYC), and then took a couple of weeks to work on a new Ryan Adams and The Cardinals record. Tom Gloady engineered both. The Klezmatics worked on a new record at Loho with Gus Oberg at the board…Threshold Music (NYC) launched Major Who Media, a production company and Pro Tools suite focusing on artist development and resourcing. Session activity at Threshold includes Collective Soul shooting audio and video for AT&T's Blue Room Series; Ellie Lawson recording with producers Sheldon Steiger and James Walsh; and Alexa Joel (Billy Joel's daughter) recording with producer Gordon Gropheus and engineer John D'uva…A-Pawling Studio (NYC) reports that Ian Hunter recorded and mixed a new release with co-producer Andy York and engineer Peter Moshay, and San Francisco band Persephone's Bees and producer Eric Valentine traveled north to mix tracks with Moshay for their forthcoming Columbia release.
Tradeskin completed their first CD at Catalyst Recording (Charlotte, NC) with producer/engineer Rob Tavaglione. Tavaglione also mixed four songs for Black Ritual's self-produced nu-metal album, with release expected later this year…Congratulations to 615 Music (Nashville) president/CEO Randy Wachtler, who earned a National Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Song for the 615-produced tune “Live for Today,” the theme for an NBC Today Show series. Phil and Juli Vassar co-wrote the song; NBC East Coast senior VP of marketing Frank Radice received credit as executive producer…ZAC Recording (Atlanta) hosted Island/Def Jam artist TruLife, tracking with producer Polow and engineered by Tony Terrebonne. Usher then filled up the studio with writing sessions with artists on his new US Records label, with engineers Mark “Exit” Goodchild, Corey Stocker, T. Cash and Chris Kraus manning the consoles. Jamie Foxx returned to ZAC to sing on a few more tracks produced by Polow and engineered by Terrebonne. Rapper 8Ball dropped by to mix a new release on his artist Devious & Gutta. The sessions were produced by Montana and engineered by Kevin Parker.
Recent E-Squared signees Marah came to SugarHill Recording Studios (Houston) to perform an in-studio special to be broadcast on Houston's Pacifica KPFT/90.1 FM. The Riff Tiffs completed six songs in Studio A with senior staff engineer John Griffin. The group cashed in their winnings from the Bellaire MENS club's Battle of the Bands contest in late 2005; they received studio time as part of the grand prize…Austin-band Loss/Rayne entered A-Valve Studios (Austin) to record their debut with producer/engineer Rob Hinton. The new studio also recently wrapped up projects for locals Dave's Not Here, Velvet Brick and Quartershackle.
Nettleingham Audio (Vancouver, WA) engineer Kevin Nettleingham mastered releases for Portland-area artists Vineyard Christian Fellowship, PDXV, Charles Patton and Hope Fyfield's Yoga for Beginners release. Seattle band The Starlings sent their new CD to Nettleingham Audio for mastering, as did Deep Elm Records bands Free Diamonds and Burns Out Bright, and guitarist Adam Scramstad.
The Village Recording Studios in West L.A. kept busy with a mix of music and audio post projects. Roger and Scott Wojahn of the Santa Monica, Calif. — based Wojahn Bros. Music worked on a variety of advertising spots with engineer Francis Buckley, including a Ford commercial featuring Kermit the Frog, and spots for Sherman Williams and Comp USA. Mix sessions for Down in the Valley, a film produced by and starring Edward Norton, took place in Studio F, and Jessica Simpson recorded a song for a Pizza Hut commercial for the BBDO agency, engineered by Ian Cross. The Village continues to host KCRW's popular Morning Becomes Eclectic show, produced by Ariana Morgenstern; they recently welcomed new band She Wants Revenge, who recorded a live session with engineer Jason Wormer…Conway Studios (L.A.) kicked off the year with a boom. Alicia Keys recorded tracks with engineer Ann Mincieli in Studio C for the movie Glory Road; Paris Hilton continued work on her debut album in Studio B with production team Dr. Luke & Max Martin; Ashley Parker Angel stopped in to record new tracks and shoot scenes for his MTV reality show, There and Back; jazz legend Nancy Wilson graced Studio A to record with Conway engineer Seth Waldmann; Black Thought of The Roots was in Studio B writing and recording tracks; and composer James Newton Howard, engineer Jim Hill and Pro Tools engineer Vinnie Cirilli recorded and mixed the film score for RV.
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