SESSIONS & STUDIO NEWS

Oct 1, 2000 12:00 PM, MIX STAFF

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The Mix Regional section for Mix's July 2014 issue focuses on Atlanta. 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 At Extasy Recording Studios North (Hollywood) Lisa Loeb was working on an upcoming Interscope release with engineer Dave Reitzas. Loeb is co-producing the effort with Dweezil Zappa. At Extasy South, engineer Joe Barresi and producers Sylvia Massey and George Drakoulias worked on a mixing session for American Records artist Loudermilk...Recent sessions at The Village (West Los Angeles): Musician Nancy Wilson (formerly of Heart) and her husband, writer/director Cameron Crowe, were working on the score for Crowe's new film, which is titled Almost Famous. Wilson also wrote several songs to be featured on the soundtrack. Sam Philips was working on her new album with husband/producer T-Bone Burnett. L.A. Lakers' guard Kobe Bryant took over Studio A for work on a forthcoming release on his label, Kobe Family Entertainment, and Jason Wormer of The Village engineered the vocal overdubs and tracking...At Image Recording Inc. (Hollywood) Hollywood Records recording artists Fastball were busy mixing their new album with producer Julian Raymond, engineer Chris Lord-Alge and Steve Kaplan assisting. Shawn Mullins also teamed up with Lord-Alge for his new album on Columbia Records, Matt Silva assisted. Artist Chante' Moore and producer/songwriter Jamey Jaz were putting the finishing touches on a new MCA Records release with engineer John Van Nest. Van Nest and Silva also worked on bass overdubs for the Brian Setzer Orchestra with producer Glen Ballard...Queen Latifah, and producers BuD'Da and Kendu, strolled into Skip Saylor Recording (Los Angeles) to begin tracking and mixing a forthcoming album release on Flava Unit Records; Daniel Romero and Chris Puram were tapped to engineer the project with Paul Smith and Regula Merz assisting. Also at Skip Saylor: DJ Quick turned out some remixes for his new album Balance and Options on Arista Records. Priority Records artist Rass Kass and producer Stu B-Doo mixed an upcoming album release. Ninety Nine finished mixing a European album release for V-2 Records, Romero mixed and Ian Blanch assisted...Swing House Recording and Rehearsal (Los Angeles) hosted Green Day, who were preparing to go out on the Vans Warped Tour 2000. Other rehearsal sessions of note include Iggy Pop and Rage Against the Machine (who were busy getting ready for an upcoming live album)...Megadeth were in mixing a new album at Scream Studios (Studio City). The mixing was done by producer/engineer Bill Kennedy and Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, who also co-produced the project. Also at Scream, Universal recording artist Fenix Tx finished mixing their new single "Flight 610" with producer/engineer Matt Wallace; producer/engineer John Travis pushed the faders for the new Buckcherry album, which is set for release on Dreamworks Records...

NORTHEAST The Thin White Duke himself, David Bowie, booked Sear Sound's (New York City) Studio C to begin work on his next album for Virgin Records. Mark Platti was in producing, and the sessions are being engineered by Todd Parker. Ben Gross was also in Studio C with Sony Music group Fuel producing and engineering an upcoming release...Earlier this year, Masterdisk (NYC) mastering engineer Leon Zervos mastered the Tito Puente & Eddie Palmieri Masterpiece album. The session was on the May 16 and, unfortunately, Puente passed away less than two weeks later; Masterpeice was released last July...Massachusetts-based band Chillbone recently completed their debut effort What Cha' Want at Pilot Recording Studios (NYC). The album was produced, recorded and mixed by Will Schillinger and executive producer Kevin Dougherty. The album features guest appearances by Marshall Crenshaw, Steely Dan guitarist John Herrington, Amy Fairchild, Adam Widoff and studio regular Steve Holley. Also working at Pilot: Joey Ramone, Ian Hunter and Ryan Adams, engineered by Merle Chornuk. In addition, Schillinger is producing John Lennon's 60th birthday celebration recording of "Imagine" at Abbey Road Studios (London), which will be mixed at Pilot...Indre Studios (Philadelphia) played host to a number of lucky radio winners when 94 WYSP brought the Foo Fighters in to perform a rare acoustic set. The session was engineered by Micheal Comstock. Singer/songwriter Diane Devlin was also in laying down tracks with Indre engineer Bogdan Hernik...Ska/punk band Catch 22 made some noise at Big Blue Meenie's (Jersey City, NJ) Studio A. The band was working on a new album entitled Alone in a Crowd, which is slated for release on Victory Records. The producer and engineer for the session was Eric Rachel...

NORTHWEST BMG recording artists Copyright were at Mushroom Studios (Vancouver, BC) with producer/engineer Dave "Rave" Ogilvie and Jamie Koch. Bill Leeb (Front Line Assembly) and Greg Reely were also there to record vocals for French artist Aude...At Jackpot! (Portland, OR) Joe Davis (leader of the Pinehurst Kids) continued work on a solo album with Larry Crane engineering, co-producing and playing some bass. Mel Brown (drummer for Diana Ross, Temptations and George Harrison) completed a solo record with help from producer Luther Russell and engineer John Fishbach ...Egg Studios (Seattle) hosted the Model Rockets, who have begun work on a new album with producer Kurt Bloch. Tracking for a new album was also started by the Giraffes with Conrad Uno producing...Gravelvoice (Seattle) was visited by Firebrat with engineer Scott Colburn. Colburn also finished albums with Ota Prota and Black Cat Orchestra...Vogville Recording (Vancouver, BC) had Jet 3 mixing their new album with engineer/producer Jonathan Fluevog...At Rainstorm Studio (Bellevue, WA) artist Anthony Ciarochi finished tracking his debut album with Paul Speer and Steve Carter engineering and producing. Singer/songwriter Jim Farrand was in mixing his second release. Carter is also continuing his work with hardcore rockers In Memorium and Contingent, both of whom have new releases planned. Artist Paul Sims completed his new EP with Speer and Carter engineering...Vagrant Records Studio (Seattle, WA) was visited by Dirge Palace, the continuing presence of the Boss Martians, and the Long Faces engineered by producer Erik 4-A, with tracking help from David Miller...

SOUTHWEST At the Congress House Studio (Austin, TX) Dexter Freebish finished recording final overdubs for their first Capitol Records release with Mark Hallman engineering. Junior Brown cut a new track for his forthcoming release; Richard Mullen and Hallman engineered... Viewpoint Records artist the Joe Richardson Express mixed their debut release at Coves Studio (Austin, TX)...

NORTH CENTRAL Rykodisc artist Andrew Bird and his band Bowl of Fire camped out at Engine Music Studios' (Chicago) Studio B to record the follow-up to Oh! The Grandeur. Mike Napolitano, who has worked with Blind Melon and Squirrel Nut Zippers, engineered the sessions. Rick Sims (formerly of The Didjits) has also been in at Engine with his new band the Gaza Strippers. The group was working on material for a fall release on Lookout! Records. Jason Ward and Chris Brickley were there to engineer...

SOUTHEAST Things have been busy at Doppler Studios (Atlanta, GA): E-40 tracked music and vocals for an upcoming Jive Records release; Outkast and Jazzy Pha produced the tracks with Kevin Parker engineering. Savoy Records gospel artist Lou Rawls stopped in to track vocals with engineer Kendall Stubbs. The Christian rock band According to John tracked drums, guitars and vocals for a new album. Alex Lowe engineered the sessions with Ralph Cacciurri and Steve Fisher assisting. Take 5, a new boy band on Elektra Records, worked on vocals for their song "Shake It Off." The group worked with producer Brian Kinkaid, and Jason Rome engineered... New artist Meredith Edwards was in at Emerald Recording (Nashville) to work on her forthcoming Mercury Records debut. Richard Marx, Keith Stegall and Robin Wiley are all sharing in the production of the project; David Cole, whose credits include work with N'Sync, is engineering...

STUDIO NEWS Broadcast Video Inc. (Miami) has added a second 24-bit Pro Tools audio suite to its facility. The room also features sound effect and music libaries, ISDN, MP3 and .AIFF conversion, a Kurzweil E-5000 sampler and Korg Triton Keyboard sampler...Frankie's Hideaway Recording Studio (North Hollywood, CA) celebrated its grand opening last August. The new room was christened by Dave Weckl's band, who recorded and mixed their third studio album, Transition, which will be released on the Stretch/Concord imprint...Also celebrating a grand opening, "Brill Street" Canton Studios (Paradise Valley, AZ) officially opened its doors last August. The new Pro Tools-equipped studio is owned by the former manager of Chanton Recording (which was retired last year), Otto D'Agnolo, who purchased the equipment and licensed the name; D'Agnolo's production credits include work with Kenny Rogers, Billy Preston and Sepultura.






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