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Jun 1, 2000 12:00 PM, MIX STAFF

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Southern California Scott Weiland could be found, feeling right at home at The Village (West L.A.) recently. Stone Temple Pilots recorded their latest release, No. 4, there last year, and Weiland was behind the console this time, producing up-and-coming rap group The Underdogs with engineer Doug Ryder ...Star power at Signet Soundelux Studios (L.A.): Stevie Nicks cut a track in Studio A with guitarist Waddy Wachtel. Sheryl Crow produced, Ed Cherney engineered, and Marnie Lehmann-Riely and Wade Childers assisted. Destiny's Child were in, recording vocals with Pink, engineer Bill Malina and assistant Childers. The Royal Crown Revue also swung in and tracked a song for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Armin Steiner engineered, and Brian Dixon assisted... Crow and Nicks were also in at Studio D at Westlake Audio (L.A.), working on tracks with engineer Brian Schuble and assistants Cesar Ramirez and Donna Gay. In Studio A, Limp Bizkit got busy, writing songs for their upcoming Interscope release with engineers Jesse Gorman and Kevin Guarnieri. Run DMC also joined LB to collaborate on a track for their next disc. Makus Ulibarri engineered, and Kevin Guarnieri assisted. Lenny Kravitz dropped by to lay down guitar tracks for Ultra Nate's Strickly Rhythm release. Brian Morgan produced...Eve 6 recorded their next RCA CD at NRG Recording Services in North Hollywood. Producer Don Gilmore oversaw the session with help from assistant engineer Matt Griffin...Queens of the Stoneage tracked and mixed their first Interscope CD at Sound City (Van Nuys) with producer Chris Goss, engineer Trina Shoemaker and assistant Marek...Mix engineer Rob Chiarelli mixed "2 Glok 9's" for artist Beanie Sigal and producer C Tram Tip for the La Face soundtrack for the Shaft remake...k.d. lang had her latest CD, Invincible Summer, mixed on the SSL SL 9000 J at O'Henry Sound Studios in Burbank. Damian le Gassick produced... Bon Jovi slipped into the Record Plant (L.A.) and toiled on their upcoming PolyGram CD with engineer Mike Shipley...At Skip Saylor Recording (L.A.), Suicidal Tendencies mixed their upcoming BHG Musick CD with engineer Paul Northfield and assistants Paul Smith and Regula Merz...Bill and Bonnie Hearne worked on an Americana album for Virgin/Backporch at Ocean Way in Hollywood. Former Flying Burrito Brother Chris Hillman contributed mandolin and vocals. Guitarist Randy Jacobs produced, and Sally Browder engineered...Less Than Jake raced through their latest Capitol CD at Grandmaster Recorders (Hollywood) with producer/engineer Steve Kravac...

Northwest At Studio Litho (Seattle), Jim Sangster recorded a Sub Pop disc for The Makers, and Jack Endino worked on a Sub Pop CD for Zen Guerrilla with help from Dave Fisher...Speaking of Endino, he also mixed some old "live" Gits tapes at Private Radio (Seattle), and recorded with Tad's new band Hog Molly...Green Day tracked a new disc at Studio 880 (Oakland, CA)...Xtreme/Music Works' (Bellevue, WA) truck recorded the music for Battlefield Earth, a sci-fi epic based on the book by the Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard with John Travolta in the starring role. Contractor David Sabee assembled 92 musicians in the St. Thomas Chapel of Bastyr University in Seattle. John Whynot engineered with assistance from Steve Smith...At Gravelvoice (Seattle), Scott Colburn engineered sessions by John Fahey and Land of the Loops...At Rainstorm (Bellevue, WA), Aaron Lewis tracked a work about the Columbine shootings. Singer/songwriter Bridget St. John began production on an album. Paul Speer produced both projects, with engineering by Steve Carter...Jeff Saltzman engineered sessions with Mothball and Old Joe Clarks at Jackpot! (Portland)...Myles Boisen, Electronic Musician reviewer and engineer, tracked and mixed upcoming pop projects by Baby Snufkin and Mumble & Peg at his Guerrilla Recording (Oakland, CA). He also mastered Live Human's Matador CD...

Southwest Al Jarreau got jazzed at Sunrise Sound Studios (Houston), doing a live interview and performance, which was recorded by Skip Burrows. Jarreau's bass player Chris Walker also returned; he recorded his upcoming solo album at Sunrise...Erykah Badu tracked her upcoming disc with engineer Chris Bell at Palmyra Studios, which recently opened in Palmer, TX. Geff Grimes and Fred Neutz assisted...Feeling psyched at Sound Arts Recording in Houston: Dope recorded a cover of "You Spin Me Round" for the American Psycho soundtrack...Arlyn Studios (Austin, TX) drummed up work with jazz legend Buddy Miles, who played with Stevie Ray Vaughan's old backing band, Double Trouble. Double Trouble also worked on their new album...Chaton Studios (Phoenix) recently opened and has already tracked Luis Gonzalas of the Arizona Diamondbacks for Capitol's Big League Rocks...

North Central Paragon of blues: Billy Branch and the Sons of the Blues recorded and mixed a new CD at Paragon Studios (Chicago) with engineer/producer Jack Letourneau. Uniform, Get Christy Love, Rev. Terry House and $ee Money were also in...Vince Lawrence at Slang Musicgroup (Chicago) completed dance remixes of Donell Jones' "Where I Wanna Be" for LaFace Records...Composer/producer Jeffrey Fisher completed mastering Melomania, a two-CD music library, at his Inner Circle Studio near Chicago...

Northeast Prepare to rock when The Unband comes to town. The Northampton, MA, trio tracked their new TVT CD, Retarder, at Slaughterhouse Studios in Hadley, MA. "It's actually an old slaughterhouse, with cables hanging from old meat hooks. It's got a vibe," bassist/keyboardist Mike Ruffino recalls, adding that the eight-day recording session seems a little hazy now. Must be the lifestyle that goes along with writing songs like "Crack Soundtrack" and "Drink and Rock." "We write what we know," he says. "At 5 in the morning, we were in, shall we say, quite a state, and things like that tend to come out." Kevin Shirley ended up mixing it all down at Avatar in NYC...Also at Avatar, Dan Gellert recently mixed Joe Jackson's live rock trio album, Summer in the City, at the studio with assistant Charlie Post...Plenty of happening sounds were coming out of Sound On Sound (NYC): Whitney Houston tracked vocals with producer Joe Mardin and engineer Michael O'Reilly. Capone and Noreaga tracked and mixed with producer Nokio and engineer Tom Soars. Prodigy were tracking a self-produced Loud project with engineer Steve Sola. X-Ecutioners mixed with Sean C and Doug Wilson...Primus time at Indre Studios (Philadelphia): Michael Comstock engineered the 94 WYSP Rock Session with the art rockers, and Matthew Milner assisted...C'est chic at BearTracks in Suffern, NY: Nile Rodgers returned to the studio to produce Adam Cohen's upcoming Sony release. Gary Tole and Rich Hilton engineered with Michael Bates assisting. Jason Miles was also in, putting together a collection of music by Ivan Lins with engineers Doug Oberkircher and Bates...The Sounds of music-making from Art Garfunkel at Loho Studios in NYC: He was in producing and recording his latest with engineer Dan Geller and assistant Joe Hogan...Hip hop band Fathead tracked their latest album with producer David Ivory at Ivory Productions (located in Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia)...Life was a cabaret and more at Sear Sound (NYC): Liza Minnelli worked on a new project with producer/composer John Bucchino and engineer Tom Schick. Paul McCartney was also in, tracking a new Warner/Sire album that will pay tribute to Elvis Presley and Sun Records. Ahmet Ertegun produced, and Frank Filipetti engineered...

Southeast "Smooth" moves down South: Matchbox Twenty cruised through their upcoming release, Mad Season, and finished tracking at Tree Sound (Norcross, GA) with producer Matt Serletic and engineers Noel Golden and Mark Dobson. Ginuwine was also in with producer Rapture to mix a medley for the Soul Train Music Awards. Robert Hannon and Matt Lohman engineered...Jamming times at Southern Tracks (Atlanta): Pearl Jam returned to the studio they mixed Vitology and No Code to complete their latest, Binaural, with producer Tchad Blake and mix engineer Brendan O'Brien. Matt Bayles and Ryan Williams also engineered, with assistance by Karl Egsieker. O'Brien also produced and mixed Train's forthcoming Aware/Columbia disc. Nick DiDia and Ryan Williams engineered, and Egsieker assisted. O'Brien also mixed the Family Values Tour live recordings of Korn, Limp Bizkit, Primus, Crystal Method, Staind and Filter with help from Williams and Egsieker...The Dixie Chicks, Joan Osbourne and John Fogerty dropped into Skaggs Place (Nashville) to track for Big Mon, an upcoming release on Skaggs Family Records. Ricky Skaggs produced, Brent King engineered, and Alex Anders assisted...No blues at House of Blues Studios in Memphis: Producer Malcolm Springer and engineer Charlie Brocco recorded and mixed Mile for Columbia/Aware. Rap A Lot artist Tela was in at Studio B with engineers Nil Jones and Jeff Willbanks ...Guitar-slinger Junior Brown tracked self-produced songs at Seventeen Grand (Nashville) with engineer R. Nichols and assistant T. Johnson, then moved over to Woodland (Nashville) for mixing... Droves of ADR projects at Doppler Studios (Atlanta): Actor Jeremy Irons read a D.H. Lawrence poem via ISDN from London for Turner Classic Movies. Producer Chris Merrifield and engineer Mike Hill worked on the project, and Hill also recorded Stacy Keach for Quokka.com ...The Statler Brothers stood tall at The SoundShop recently: The group were in recording their 39th album in three decades with their long-time producer Jerry Kennedy...

Studio News studio bau:ton recently finished a new state-of-the-art control room for LAUNCH Media's headquarters in Santa Monica, CA, which includes a Euphonix CS3000 console and a custom 5.1 surround sound monitoring system...Mastering facility Northeastern Digital Recording (Southborough, MA) celebrates its 15th year in June with live entertainment and other offerings... Dreamhire Professional Audio Rentals (NYC) launched two new programs: The "Virtual" rack program keeps a database of engineers' and producers' requirements so that they can be easily assembled and sent out to a session. The "Real" rack program provides cartage, storage and maintenance for engineers' and producers' own racks.






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