SESSIONS & STUDIO NEWS
Jan 1, 2001 12:00 PM, Dan Daley
SOUTHEAST Refusing to let the mullet die, Billy Ray Cyrus strutted those tight jeans of his into Emerald Studios (Nashville) with producer Dann Huff, engineer Jeff Balding and assistant Jed Kackett to mix some new material...Out at Doppler Studios Inc. (Atlanta), RCA Records artist Tyrese stepped in to track music and vocals for an upcoming release. Swiss Beatz produced the tracks with Ralph Cacciurri engineering and Steve Fisher assisting. The Indigo Girls were also hanging out at Doppler to work with producer John Reynolds and engineer Tim Oliver on material for a forthcoming Sony Music release; Cacciurri was again tapped to assist...Flip/Interscope artist Sinisstar visited Southern Tracks Recording (Atlanta, GA) with producer Brendan O'Brien to mix their debut effort with engineers Ryan Williams and Karl Egsieker. O'Brien also recently mixed Dave Navarro's (formerly of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane's Addiction) new solo album, which is slated for release on Clean Slate Records. Also at Southern Tracks, Zack de la Rocha (formerly of Rage Against the Machine) produced a remixed version of "B.O.B." by OutKast. The session was engineered by Nick DiDia, Williams and assistant engineer Egsieker...Over at Nickel and Dime Recording Studios (Avondale Estates, GA), Shawn Mullins was in to co-produce local artist Cornbread with producer/engineer Don McCollister. Bad Boy/Arista Records artist 112 were in working with producer Arnold Henning; McCollister was tapped again to engineer...Jeff Russo (Tonic) and engineer Jeff Powell were in working on a few tracks with solo artist Dan Dyer at Roxie Studios (Miami).
MIDWEST Out at SR Audio (Des Moines, IA), Slipknot's #8, or Corey Taylor as he is known to his mother, is currently working with producer Sean McMahon and longtime collaborator, Josh "The Mute" Rand on a new side project. The album is tentatively titled SUPEREGO: Click Here to Enter and is set for release this month...Pogo Studios (Champaign, IL) recently hosted up-and-coming diva Ashlee Hollis and producer Mark Rubel. Shiner was also in working on an upcoming release with engineer Paul Malinowshy...Michigan rocker Jim Davenport stopped in at Perfect World Studios (Traverse City, MI) to work on his new CD with engineer Jack Conners...Moby was in at the Chicago Recording Company (Chicago) to remix the No Doubt track "Bath Water" with engineer Ron Lowe. Styx were also in at CRC to mix some live tracks for a forthcoming DVD release with engineer Gay Loizzo; Sean Sutton mastered the 5.1 mixes for the project.
NORTHEAST Guitarist Warren Haynes, engineer Ray Martin and mastering engineer Emily Lazar were in at The Lodge (New York City) to handle mastering forWintertime Blues: The Charity Concert, which features live performances by Haynes' Government Mule, Edwin McCain and Susan Tedeschi...Out at Trutone Inc. (Hackensack, NJ), engineer Kurt Upper mastered a greatest hits album for Warlock Records artist Lisette Melendez. Also at Trutone, engineer Phil Austin put the final touches on the new Beastie Boys single "Buddy." Austin also lent his talents to the new DJ Disciple release "You Mixes," set for release on Catch 22 Records...Engineer Elliot Scheiner was in at Presence Studios (Westport, CT) mixing for the film All Access. In addition to mixing in 5.1, the film will feature live performances by Sting, B.B. King, Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock, among others.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Artist/producer Warren G brought G-Funk/Restless Records artist The 5 Footaz into Track Records in North Hollywood to work on their forthcoming album. While still at Track Records, Warren G also lent his production prowess to Sony artist T.Q. Charles Nasser and assistant Eric Williams engineered the session. Also in at Track Records, Bad Azz mixed a new song in the studio's SSL room with producer Devante and engineers Dave Young and Steve Lu...At Skip Saylor Recording (Los Angeles), producer Claudio Cueni was in working on an upcoming Tupac Shakur al-bum for Interscope Records. Chris Puram and assistant Ian Blanch helped with the mixing. Coolio and producer Vic Conception and Lew Laing also spent some time at Skip Saylor working on an upcoming release for Crystal Dragon Entertainment. Mixing and engineering responsibilities were handled by Lance Pierre and assistant Paul Smith...Producer/engineer Alan Parsons spent some time at Bernie Grundman Mastering (Hollywood) working with Al Stewart, remastering Stewarts's Year of the Cat and Time Passages for re-release...Bette Midler and producer Don Was were in at Signet Sounds' (Los Angeles) Studio A overdubbing and mixing for an upcoming release. Stephen Stills was in mixing tracks with engineer Stanley Johnston and assistant Brian Dixon. Producer Timberland also locked out Studio A to mix tracks by Snoop Doggie Dogg and Mack 10 with engineer Jimmy Douglass, and assistants Wade Childers and Jesse Eaton. In Studio C, producer/engineer Scott Ralston mixed a new release by Interscope artist Shuvel; Eaton was tapped to assist. Engineer Frank Wolf also mixed a track by Jennifer Warnes with Dixon assisting...Moving out to Studio City, DNA Mastering president/engineer Davis Donnely recently finished adding the final layer of gloss to the soundtrack for Almost Famous. Also hanging out at Donnely's digs, producer Jim "Jimbo" Barton was in mastering the Tattoo the Earth live album for 1500 records. Also gracing the illustrious monitors at DNA were recent projects by Hootie and the Blowfish, Jimmy Barnes, Communion of God and Simple Gifts...Heading down the "one" to Lionsong Recording Studio (Harbor City, CA), producer/artist Mark Mohr mastered the latest Eclectica Records offering by the reggae group Youth Exodus; engineer/producer Allen Kaufman was also in on the sessions.
NORTHWEST Tooth and Nail Records recording artist Blenderhead were in at Robert Lang Studios (Seattle, WA) with producer/engineer Kip Beelman working on their newest album. Also at Robert Lang Studios, Beelman co-produced and engineered a score to the film Our Burden is Light with artist/composer Nate Mendel of the Foo Fighters...At Mushroom Studios (Vancover, B.C.), the group Cadet were in tracking with producer Neil King. Chris Isaak also breezed into Mushroom with producer/engineer John Shanks and assistant Scott Ternan. French Canadian artist Oliver Haze was in to track with producer/engineer John Webster and assistant Scott Ternan. Local band Free Coke for Supermodels cut their album with engineer Blair Calibaba...At Studio 880 (Oakland, CA), Hollywood Records artist Simon Says stopped in to work on tracks for their forthcoming album with producer/engineer Mark Needham; Tone was in to assist. Needham and Tone also produced and engineered tracks for the Sacramento-based band The Willnots.
SOUTHWEST Colorado Sound Studios (Westminster, CO) recently hosted Jive Records recording artists 'N Sync when they stopped by the studio along with producer Hex Hector. The group recorded vocals for a club mix of the song, "This I Promise You." Hector was joined in the studio by programmer Desi Caruso and engineers Steve Avedis and Lorne Bregitzer...At Rube's Joint (Dallas) the hip hop collective known as Hydroponic Sound System finished their debut album for Sound Evolution Records. The effort was produced by Skinny Fresh and Rube.
Sony Music Studios (New York City) has added a second Sony Oxford console. The new 96-input desk will be housed in Studio G, a new suite that will cater to a plethora of multimedia projects...Planet 3 Productions (San Francisco) has purchased and installed a Trident MTA 980 in their main tracking room... Circa Music (Dublin, OH) has opened a new two-room surround production studio, which will house both Circa and Radio Midwives, a company that aids in sound production for commercials. The new Pilchner Schoustal-designed facility boasts two 64-track surround audio suites, six Foley pits and an 11-foot projection screen.
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