SESSIONS & STUDIO NEWS

Mar 1, 2001 12:00 PM, Robert Hanson

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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.

NORTHWEST

Way up north at Rainstorm Studios (Bellevue, WA), the Tacoma-based band Room XIII began tracking their latest album with producer/engineer/studio owner Paul Speer. Edmonton, Alberta's Painting Daisies were also in mixing a forthcoming release with Speer. Queensryche drummer Scott Rockenfield and Speer worked on a bonus track for the European release of their latest album, Hell's Canyon, which is set for release on the Dutch imprint Bee Bee Records…At Jackpot! Recording (Portland, OR), the Pinehurst Kids and producer Larry Crane finished the bulk of the band's third album. King Black Acid were also in at Jackpot! working on a new album with engineer Jeff Saltzman…Out at Master Works (Seattle), producer R. Chris Murphy tapped engineer Barry Corliss to master the latest release by the Swedish band Yellow Fever in Stockholm…The Degenerate Art Ensemble finished mixing their latest recordings, Rinko and Razor Stitch, at Gravelvoice (Seattle). Black Cat Orchestra were also in mixing their soundtrack contribution to the Fritz Lang film Spies. Scott Colburn was in to engineer both sessions…Out on the island, producer/engineer Jonathan Fluevog finished up the latest release for Shack Records artist Jet 3 at Vogville Recording (Vancouver, BC)…New band Monovox took a jaunt across the Golden Gate to Studio D (Sausalito, CA) to lay down some basic tracks for Garageband.com. Jerry Harrison produced the effort with Karl Derfler engineering, and Steve Pierson was in to assist. Bay Area natives Huey Lewis and the News also spent some time at Studio D mixing some live tracks for an upcoming release with Joel Jaffe at the console.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

A band named Goo: The Goo Goo Dolls saw no reason not to continue with a winning formula — the band recently returned to Ocean Way Recording (Hollywood) to work on their forthcoming Hollywood Records release with engineer/studio owner Allen Sides, producer Rob Cavallo and programmer Tal Herzberg…Quiet Riot stepped into Rumbo Recorders (Canoga Park, CA) to track some new material with producer/engineer John Rollo and assistant Posie Muliadi…A busy fall at Skip Saylor Recording (Los Angeles): Sony Music artist Ginuwine and producer Raphael Saadiq were in tracking new material; Daniel Romero and Claudio Cueni engineered with Paul Smith and Regula Merz assisting. Artist Eric Benet and producer Ali Shaheed were tracking and mixing an upcoming Warner Bros. Records release; Cueni and Romero were again tapped to engineer with Smith, Merz and Ian Blanch assisting. Cueni and Merz also added some sheen to the forthcoming Tupac Shakur album for Interscope Records…Sound Image (Van Nuys, CA) saw producers/engineers Paul Q. Kolderie and Sean Slade stopping in at Studio A to work on the forthcoming The Go-Go's record for Beyond Records; Matt Lavella was in to assist. New band Anyone were working with producer Andrew “Mudrock” Murdock and assistant Aidan Flax-Clark on their debut effort for Roadrunner Records. Studio B saw Goodvibe Recordings artist Mystic and engineer Matt Lavella adding the finishing touches to her debut effort…MCA Records band Fenix TX has been in at Ocean Studios (Burbank) with producer Jerry Finn and engineer Sean O'Dwyer; Josh Lynch and Stacey Dodds were in to assist.

NORTHEAST

To the extreme he rocks a mic like a vandal: Vanilla Ice cruised into Avatar Recording (NYC) to mix some fresh cuts from his forthcoming album, Skabz, with mix engineer Jason Corsaro (Madonna, Moby, Ozzy Osborne)…New Jersey natives Bouncing Souls recently bopped into Big Blue Meenie Studios (Jersey City, NJ) to work on the follow-up to the group's ’99 release Hopeless Romantic. The band enlisted the help of engineer/producer John Seymour to track and mix the new project…Vocalist Joe Henry was camped out at Sear Sound's (NYC) Studio C to work on an upcoming Hollywood Records release. Craig Street was in to produce the effort with engineer Husk Hoskolds; Todd Parker and Aaron Franz assisted…Producer Neil McLellan (Erasure, The Prodigy) and engineer Dave Bascombe (Depeche Mode) stopped by The Lodge (NYC) to master an upcoming release from Papillon/Chrysalis Records artist Terrorvision. Mastering engineer Emily Lazar hosted the boys from the UK at her studio for two days. Lazar also recently re-mastered two albums from the Get Up Kids for Doghouse Records…Angels in the Architecture are working on their full-length debut for Law of Inertia Records at Austin 7 Studios (Buffalo, NY); Tom Robinson was picked to produce and engineer…53 Days are working on their new LP at Audio Magic (Buffalo, NY). Gary Mallaber was in to produce with Dave St. Onge engineering and Tom Robinson assisting. Also at Audio Magic, In From the Cold finished work on their debut with producers Mallaber and Jack Sherman with St. Onge engineering…Out at Boo Studios (Wakefield, RI), the band Roomful of Blues were in to work on a new album with engineer David Prout…Indre Studios (Philadelphia) saw none other than the legendary Patti LaBelle stop in for some pre-production work on an upcoming release. LaBelle brought a full band, which included musical directors Budd Ellison and Nathaniel “Crockett” Wilkie…Some recent mastering work at Trutone Inc. (Hackensack, NJ): Engineer Phil Austin put the final coat of gloss on the new Beastie Boys 7-inch single called “Buddy.” Austin also mastered a full-length Beastie Boys side project entitled BS-2000, which is set for release on the group's Grand Royal imprint. A busy man, Austin also made some final tweaks to the new Gloria Gaynor track “Just Keep Thinking About You,” a CD single for Logic Records…Producer/artist Puff Daddy stopped in at Sound On Sound Recording (NYC) to do some quick remix work for Jennifer Lopez. A number of artists on Puffy's Bad Boy Entertainment label were also camped out at Sound On Sound: Artists Shyne, Faith Evans, G-Dep, Carl Thomas, 112 and Sheri Dennis were all in mixing and tweaking forthcoming projects.

SOUTHWEST

At the Congress House Studio (Austin, TX), Maceo Parker stopped by to contribute to Ani DiFranco's new release for her Righteous Babe label. Andrew Gilchrist engineered and DiFranco produced the effort.

SOUTHEAST

The Faults (formerly The V-Roys) recorded their debut album at Stealth Studios (Knoxville, TN), which is owned by the group Superdrag. Kevin G. Crothers was in to engineer, and the band co-produced the project with Don Coffey Jr (Superdrag). John Davis and Sam Powers (also of Superdrag) contributed vocals and guitar to the sessions…Artist Eric Knight recently spent some time at Elysian Fields (Boca Raton, FL) working on his sophmore release for 28 Records entitled Fractured Fairytales. Knight tapped Eric Rose to co-produce, Keith Rose to engineer and Chad Milosevich to assist…The good people at Oasis Recording (Atlanta) finished up an audio post project for the new Michael Valverde film Losing Grace. Engineers Bob Gillespie and Brent Busby handled the sound design, which included editing, mixing, Foleyand ADR…Porch/Virgin recording artist Over the Rhine spent some time at East Iris Studios (Nashville) mixing their new release, Films for Radio, with engineer David Thoener…Tree Sound Studios (Norcorss, GA) recently hosted a number of projects of note: Destiny's Child came in to work with producers KB and Spec on a new release for Columbia Records; Mark Rains engineered the sessions with Adam Vincent assisting. UGK stopped in with producer Pimp C to work on an upcoming release for Jive Records with Brad Todd assisting. Elektra Records' Devyne were cutting some new material with producer Akon and assistant engineer Todd…Producer/engineer Jeff Powell recently produced, engineered and mixed tracks at Ardent Studios and Humongous Studios (Memphis, TN) for folk/rock artist and Brooklyn native Lizzie West. Powell also spent some time tracking a new album by Rob Jungklas and a solo effort from Susan Marshall at Humongous.

MIDWEST

We're all stars now at SR Audio (Des Moines, IA): Joey Jordison (Slipknot) spent the month of February working on an extended remix of the current Marilyn Manson single “The Fight Song,” which appears as a B-side on the single release…Out at Hinge Studios (Chicago), Def Jam artist Jazz (also of Dru Hill) was in cutting tracks with producer Mechalie Jaminson for his upcoming solo release; Mat Prock and Steve Johnson engineered the sessions. Atlantic artist Brian Culbertson stopped in to track and mix his sixth release with producer Craig Bauer. Singer/songwriter extraordinaire Jackie Allen also found her way to Hinge to track and mix her new CD with a cast of numerous local session gurus. Steve Weeder was brought in to engineer the sessions…The Heatersons were camped out tracking and mixing their latest effort at Pogo Studios (Champaign, IL). The band is sharing production responsibilities with chief engineer Mark Rubel…Transmatic, who were recently picked up by Immortal/Virgin Records, have been tracking material for their debut at The Pop Machine (Indianapolis). The production was handled by twin bothers Eric Klee and Marc Johnson.

STUDIO NEWS

Sonic Arts (Cincinnati) has reopened following a complete remodel. The new 3000-square-foot, Russ Berger-designed audio post facility boasts two Pro Tools-equipped control rooms, including a voice booth and a live room, 5.1 mixing and monitoring, extensive acoustic treatments, offices, conference rooms and a lounge…Mirror Image Recorders (NYC) have recently upgraded Studio D of their Times Square facility with the installation of a 64-channel SSL SL 9000 J…Extasy Recording (Hollywood) recently upgraded their mastering suite to accommodate 5.1 mastering for DVD releases. The upgrade included the installation of a Sonic Solutions Studio HD, db Technology converters, Manley EQs and compressors, TC Electronics System 6000 and a Genelec monitor array.


Send your Sessions and Studio News to robert_hanson@intertec.com.






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