SESSIONS & STUDIO NEWS

Jun 1, 2001 12:00 PM

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Mix Regional

The Mix Regional section for Mix's September 2014 issue focuses on Miami. Send us your studio news: updates, sessions, new rooms, plus club performances and installations. Let the Mix audience know what is going on! Send photos and descriptions to mixeditorial@nbmedia.com.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Seminal L.A. scene-hopping celeb Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction/Porno for Pyros) recently stepped into Bernie Grundman Mastering (Hollywood) to put the final touches on his latest solo album, Song Yet To be Sung, which will be released June 19 on Virgin Records. Brian Gardner was in to engineer along with mixing engineer Carmen Rizzo, programmer Brendan Hawkins and engineer Greg CollinsJanet Jackson and producer DJ Quick were hanging out at Skip Saylor Recording (Los Angeles) mixing and upcoming release for Virgin Records; engineer Chris Puram and assistant Paul Smith were behind the desk. Sony Music artist Gin-U-Wine also spent some time tracking and mixing some new material with producers Damon & Greg, engineer Ian Blanch and assistant Jaymz Hardy-Martin III. Dead and buried, but still moving units: The latest Tupac album Until the End of Time was also recently mixed at Skip Saylor by engineers Claudio Cueni and Keston Wright, with assistants Hardy-Martin III, Regula Merz, Jason Vescio and Smith. Long Beach Dub Allstars and producer Marshal Goodman mixed some new cuts for Dreamworks; Puram and Hardy-Martin III were in to assist… Deana Carter and mastering engineer Steve Hall put the final touches on her new album at Future Disc Systems (Hollywood)… The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart stepped into Tom Weir Recording Studio (North Hollywood) to record the song “My Eyes and My Heart Will Remain Forever” with producer/engineer/studio owner Tom Weir and assistant Greg Whiteside. The project was part of a commemoration for the 60th anniversary of the Sacred Heart Retreat House. Also at Tom Weir: Verve recording artist Mighty Jo Rodgers was in tracking with Weir and engineer Justin Bell… Jazz master David Benoit was in Studio B at Ocean Way (Hollywood) recording his 23rd album with engineer Clark St. GermainMariah Carey and producer Dana Chappelle tracked vocals for Carey's forthcoming album at Westlake Audio (Los Angeles). Guest artists on the album include Ludacris, Da Brat and Xhibit. Kevin Guarnieri assisted on the sessions. LL Cool J also tracked some new material at Westlake with engineer Claude Achille and assistant Cesar Ramirez… New band sub.bionic finished their new album You I Love at Extasy Recording Studios South (Hollywood). Ed Cherney mixed the project with additional engineering by David Byrnes.

NORTHEAST

Dave Matthews stopped in at Indre Studios (Philadelphia) for two radio broadcasts, which included a solo acoustic performance. House engineer Michael Comstock engineered the session. Shawn Colvin also cruised into Indre for some radio time, opting to bring her full band to promote her new release Whole New You. Guest musicians included drummer Shawn Pelton of the Saturday Night Live Band among others; Comstock again engineered the session… The Verve Pipe were in at Sound on Sound (NYC) recording and mixing a forthcoming project for RCA. Producer Adam Schlesinger was at the helm with engineer Chris Shaw and assistant Bojan Dugich… The band In Between Blue camped out at Jolly Rodger Recording (Hoboken, NJ) to work on their latest album, Heterogene, for Orchard Records. The effort was produced by Mike Mazerella and engineered by Dave DominsihScore Productions finished a full 5.1 orchestral suite based on the ABC World News Tonight theme at Kampo Studios (NYC). Cynthia Daniels engineered the piece originally at Ocean Way (Nashville), and then mixed the project on Kampo's SSL Axiom-MT.

SOUTHEAST

Kansas stopped in at East Iris Recording Studios (Nashville) to work on a forthcoming album for Sony with producer/engineer Jeff Glixman and engineer Kevin Szymanski.

NORTHWEST

Tom Waits was back at Prairie Sun Recording (Cotati, CA) cutting some new tracks for the new Debra Winger film Big Bad Love. Engineer Oz Fritz was in on the session with assistants Jeff Sloan and Gene Cornelius. Also at Prairie Sun, jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, drummer Steve Smith (formerly of Journey), alto sax player SteveThe CountMarcus and bassist Kai Eckhardt were cutting some new tracks for a forthcoming Magna Carta release. The effort was produced by Smith with MarkMookaRennick engineering; second engineers on the project included Cornelius, John Anaya, John Klose and Ralph Patlan… L.A.-based producer/engineer Chris Fuhrman was up north at Mushroom Studios (Vancouver, BC) working with the Tokyo punk outfit Foul. The band was cutting their new album for the Japanese label King Records.

STUDIO NEWS

Sunrise Sound (Houston) recently upgraded their Studio A with the installation of a 72-input SSL 4000 G+ console and an integrated 48 I/O Pro Tools system… Rainstorm Studios (Seattle) has moved into the former home of Jungle Studio in downtown Seattle. Studio Pacifica designed the five-year-old, 1,800-sqaure-foot facility.


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