SESSIONS & STUDIO NEWS

May 1, 2001 12:00 PM

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Mix Regional

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

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

In an attempt to prove just how much cooler they are than the rest of us, singer/songwriter Marianne Faithfull and ex-Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan were recently in at The Village (West Los Angeles) conjuring dead spirits, sipping absinthe and co-writing songs for Faithfull's follow-up to the 1999 release Vagabond Ways. The Village also recently hosted a session with Harry Connick Jr., who was in working on the soundtrack for the film Life Without Dick… Producer/engineer Don Gilmore (Eve 6, Linkin Park, Sugar Ray) was at NRG Studios (Los Angeles) cutting tracks for new Dreamworks act the Apex Theory… Weezer was busy putting the final touches on a long-awaited new album for Interscope Records at Music Grinder Studios (Los Angeles); Ken Allardyce was there to engineer with Peter DiRado assisting… Graham Nash cruised into Conway Studios (Hollywood) to work on a solo project with the father-and-son production team of Russ and Nathaniel Kunkel. Mariah Carey was also hanging out at Conway with engineer Dana Chappell; the two were working on the soundtrack to Carey's new movie All That Glitters… Ocean Way Recording (Hollywood) hosted Buena Vista Social Club alumni Eliades Ochoa. Ochoa was in working on a new album with his group Record One. John Wooler was given the nod to produce the effort with engineer Sally Browder… Out at Bernie Grundman Mastering (Hollywood), mix engineer Alan Meyerson and mastering engineer Pat Sullivan added the final tweaks to Gladiator II, the second CD from the Hans Zimmer film score… Future Disc Systems (West Hollywood) put the final coat of gloss on Kina's (Dreamworks) current remix single “Me”; the cut was remixed by Barry Harris and Chris Cox. In on the mastering session were Future Disc engineers Kris Solem and vinyl specialist Kevin Gray. Solem also mastered the new album by artist Rome entitled To the Highest, set for release on JTJ Empire Records.

NORTHEAST

Out promoting his latest album, Eat at Whitey's, Everlast treated a lucky few at Indre Studios (Philadelphia) to an acoustic set hosted by local radio station Y100; studio owner Michael Comstock recorded the session… Sound on Sound Recording (NYC) saw a number of high-profile artists pass though in recent weeks: Jennifer Lopez got the remix treatment from producers Puff Daddy and Mario Winans; Jim Janick and assistant Bojan Dugich were in to engineer. Arista's Faith Evans cut some vocals with producer Mario Williams, engineer Janick and assistant Alison Lauth. 112 also camped out at Sound on Sound with producer Saint, engineer Wayne Allison and assistant Stennett Cyril working on some vocal takes… It's been a busy spring at Shelter Sound (NYC): Bob Power produced the new Citizen Cope CD for Dreamworks. Joe Ferla mixed the new Chris Cheek album for Fresh Sound records. Producer Gary Katz and engineer Dave Dill worked with artist Sarah Buras on an upcoming release for Dreamworks. Steve Addabbo produced a new effort with Love Seed Mama Jump for Plump/Artemis; Matt Kane was in to engineer.

NORTHWEST

A moody ’80s synth pop classic gets a facelift at Toast! (San Francisco). Studio owner/producer Philip Steir recently remixed New Order's “True Faith”; Steir created entirely new music for the song, keeping only the original vocal tracks. Also at Toast!, Butterfly Jones, which includes Michael Gurley (formerly of Dada), were in Studio B with Steir working on their debut effort for Vanguard Records. And, as always, SF locals Third Eye Blind spent some of their label's money working on a new song for an upcoming film… Studio 880 (Oakland, CA) hosted the shooting of VH-1's Behind the Music for Green Day. Members of the band returned to Studio 880, where they tracked their Platinum record Warning, to talk about their musical career. Also, Castro Sinatra, the new project of the rhythm section of Faith No More, tracked drums for 12 songs. Tone engineered the session, and Reto Peter assisted. Artist Shane Kelly also cruised out to Studio 880 with producer Jeffrey Chin and engineer Mark Needham to work on her new record; Tone was in to assist… Full Spectrum Jazz recently stepped into Annex Digital (Menlo Park, CA), formerly Music Annex, to work on their second album. The effort was tracked and mixed by senior engineer Tom Carr… Rainstorm Studio (Bellevue, WA) hosted hardcore industrialists Contingence. They were tracking a new album with staff engineers Paul Speer and Steve Carter. Additionally at Rainstorm, punk rock outfit Bound by Fate were in working with Carter on their debut single, and Speer finished mixes for Room XIII's latest EP… Chris Bingham stopped in at Audio Logic Inc. (Seattle) to begin work on his fourth CD. Jay Kenney got the nod to engineer the effort, and Chris Bingham and Sue Tinney shared production duties. Jim Evans put three more songs in the can for his upcoming release Boundless; Kenney was again in to engineer, and the production was handled by Jim Evans and Bingham. A cappella sensation m-pact tracked vocals for their contribution to an all-vocal tribute to The Beatles. Britt Quentin's arrangement of “8 Days a Week” was engineered by Kenney and Guy Staley and produced by Quentin.

SOUTHEAST

New England's Staind finished up their new album at Southern Tracks Recording (Atlanta). Nü metal-god Josh Abraham was in to produce the effort with Brendan O'Brien mixing. Ryan Williams was the second mix engineer, and Karl Egsieker was tapped to assist… Ruby Red Productions (Atlanta) recently hosted Island/Def Jam recording artists Injected. Butch Walker of the Marvelous 3 switched gears to produce and co-engineer the forthcoming project… Union Station stepped into the Neve room at Seventeen Grand (Nashville) with producer Alison Krauss, engineer Gary Paczosa and assistant Chris Scherbak to work on a new project for Rounder Records. Artist Chris Thile was also hanging around mixing and making some final tweaks to a new self-produced release; the sessions were engineered by Paczosa and assistant Bobby Morse.

MIDWEST

Sunsinger Recording artist Edwin Ray recently completed tracking at Pogo Studios (Champaign, IL) with producer Mark Rubel. The upcoming release features Starcastle guitarist Matt Stewart. Also recording at Pogo was Tibanna, of Portland, Ore, with Paul Malinowsky engineering… Grammy-nominated artist Billy Branch recently finished his latest blues album Super Harps at Paragon Studios (Chicago) with engineer Jack LeTourneau.

STUDIO NEWS

Allen Sides of Ocean Way and Akira Taguchi of JVC have teamed up to open the new Ocean Way/JVC Mastering Studio (Hollywood). The new room boasts a dizzying array of both digital and analog mastering solutions… Soundcastle (Los Angeles) recently installed a Solid State Logic SL 4000 G Plus console. The 80-input board will reside in Soundcastle's Studio 2… Soundtrack Boston, a seven-room recording and post facility, upgraded its Studio E with the installation of a Sony DMX-R100 digital console… Gold Sound (Southfield, MI) an audio post facility, recently installed a 16-fader Logic 3 mixing console and AudioFile audio editing system in its new room, Audio Post 3.


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