SESSIONS & STUDIO NEWS

Nov 1, 1999 12:00 PM, MIX STAFF

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

NORTH CENTRAL Brian Deck, drummer of Red Red Meat, recently set up shop in Chicago: The plaster was still wet on the walls of Deck's Clava Studio when buzz-besieged, very un-mousy indie-rock trio Modest Mouse hunkered down to record their first major-label CD for Epic...At The Tempermill (Ferndale, MI), Stewart Francke recorded Swimming in Mercury, his fifth Blue Boundary release of contemporary Americana, co-produced with studio owner/producer/engineer David Feeny. Matador band Demolition Doll Rods also zoomed in to record their latest self-produced CD with Feeny engineering...Detroit saxophonist/producer Dave McMurray recorded his recent CD, Peace of Mind, with pianist Bob James at Remidi Studio in New York. Another track, "Chow Main Street," reunited Was (Not Was) alumni David and Don Was, Randy Jacobs, Sweet Pea Atkinson and McMurray at Ocean Way in L.A....Moline, IL, band Einstein's Sister (which includes former members of Tripmaster Monkey) recorded a track for a tribute to The Byrds at Catamount Recording in key) recorded a track for a tribute to The Byrds at Catamount Recording in Cedar Falls, IA. Douglas and Tucker and owner Tom Tatman produced with Tatman engineering and mixing. The Bob Washut Trio also recorded their first jazz album on Sea Breeze. The pianist/composer produced with engineer/mixer Tatman...Daryl Stuermer, Milwaukee native and guitarist for Phil Collins and Genesis, completed co-producing duties, with Don Murray, on the Phil Collins Big Band's debut CD, A Hot Night in Paris. Stuermer also played lead guitar...

NORTHEAST Lots of searing sessions at Sear Sound in NYC, including an appearance by Lou Reed (see photo). After mixing her last Grammy Award-winning release at Sear, Shawn Colvin began her new Columbia/Sony record there with producer John Leventhal and Sear engineer Tom Schick. Systems of a Down worked with producer Dave Sardy and engineer Greg Gordon on a Sony American CD. Medeski Martin & Wood and Ron Carter recorded songs for a new Red, Hot benefit/compilation CD. Andreas Levine produced; Sear's own Fred Kevorkian engineered...Wynton Marsalis was at Sony Music Studios in NYC for post-session work on Mr. Jelly Lord, which will be included in Columbia Records' multi-CD jazz project Swinging Into the 21st Century...RSM Studio (NYC), the original Stones mobile recording studio, was hired to record Matador's 10th anniversary celebration at Irving Plaza. Scheduled artists included Pavement, Cornelius, Yo La Tengo, Mogwai, Cat Power, Come, Solex, and Guitar Wolf...At Indre Studios (Philadelphia), Beth Orton performed songs from her latest Arista album, Central Reservation, with guitar player Ted Barnes for a select few at an 88.5 WXPN Members Only event...

SOUTHEAST At Tree Sound Studios (Norcross, GA), Matchbox 20 has been striking while they're hot. The band worked on their next release for several months with producer Matt Serletic. Noel Golden engineered, and Shawn Grove assisted. Dean Deleo from the Stone Temple Pilots was also in, producing Laughter Train...Faith Hill overdubbed at Emerald Sound (Nashville) with producer Byron Gallimore, engineer J. King and assistant J. Piske... ZZ Top mixed two songs at Ardent Studios (Memphis) with producer/engineer Joe Hardy and assistant Pete Matthews. Blues guitarist/vocalist Coco Montoya mixed his new Alligator album with Jim Gaines producing, Jay Newland engineering and Jason Latshaw assisting...At Bias Recording Company (Springfield, VA), Jim Robeson mixed a recording by Al Petteway and Amy White, a Blix Street project by Celtic vocalist Grace Griffith, and a Rounder record, Pillow Full of Wishes, by Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer...JamSync in Hendersonville, TN, turned the audio of Tim McGraw's "Something Like That" from his CD A Place in the Sun into a live concert performance soundtrack for a new video...At The Warehouse (North Miami), Latin rap/metal band Molotov lit a fire under their next Universal CD, tracking and mixing with producer Cachorro Lopez, engineers John Thomas and Cesar Sogbe and assistant Norman Smith. Comedian Jamie Foxx also tracked and mixed for the upcoming Warner Bros. film Any Given Sunday. Thomas and Smith lent a hand...Synchronized Sound in Atlanta hosted WNNX 99.7's series of intimate live performances featuring Cake, Dido, Joydrop, Remy Zero, Better Than Ezra, Train and Ben Folds Five. Tom Race engineered the shows with help from assistant Karl Gentner and producer James Klotz. Race also mastered and edited the upcoming anthology CD of the shows...Ty Herndon recorded his next Sony release at Ocean Way Nashville's Neve Room. Producers Joe Scaife and Jim Cotton and engineers Steve Marcantonio and Greg Fogie were on hand...At House of Blues Recording Studio in Memphis, SkaFace Al Kapone tracked for a fall Sik Wit It/Jive release in Studio B with producers E-40, Nil Jones and DJ Squeeky and engineer Jeff Willbanks...At Catalyst Recording (Charlotte, NC), power pop threesome Slo tracked with producer/engineer Rob Tavaglione and mastered with Dr. Strangelove...Band legend/producer Robbie Robertson tracked and mixed a song for DreamWorks artist Nicky Love at Patchwerk Studio in Atlanta. Mike Wilson contributed guitar tracks as well as engineering and mixing assistance...

SOUTHWEST The folks at SAE Mastering in Phoenix have been hopping. Chief engineer Roger Seibel worked on a new Rounder CD by Merle Travis and cut vinyl for several Matador artists, including a 12-inch single, "Backdraft"/"Halloween," for The Arsonists and a release for Khan. Engineer Matt Murman mastered jazz trumpeter Malachi Thompson's Delmark release, Rising Day Star, as well as recordings by two Scooch Pooch bands-Syrup's Solid Gold Asstro Soul and The Hookers' Black Visions of Crimson Wisdom...

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Dwight Yoakam recently made tracks to Track Record in North Hollywood. It was something of a reunion for Yoakam and studio owner Tom Murphy-the hillbilly hep cat's first recording session was at Murphy's studio in Columbus, OH, in the early '70s. At Track, Yoakam recorded songs for his next Warner Bros. release with producer Pete Anderson, engineer Judy Clapp and assistants Sally Browder and Ai Fujisaki. Yoakam and Anderson also returned to track a song for the Daddy & Them soundtrack with Marty Stewart and Sheryl Crow. Also at Track, The Ink Spots, with Harold Jackson, Demetrius Greene, Jimmy Waters, Richard Mosely and guest vocalist Lou Rawls, recorded with producer Alan Abrahams, engineer Dean Burt and assistant Darrell Thorp ...At Signet Soundelux Studios (L.A.), engineer Joel Moss overdubbed and mixed Kenny Rankin's Christmas album with assistant Brian Dixon ...Give the guy a cookie: Garbage man/producer Butch Vig and engineer Billy Bush recently stopped by NRG Recording Services (North Hollywood) to remix Limp Bizkit's "Nookie"...

NORTHWEST ATR Music Group in San Francisco recently kicked off full Webcast performances. In a less virtual vein, Lenny Williams from Tower of Power was also in with producer/engineer Jay LaRue...Jack Endino mixed an album for Brazilian rockers Titas at Studio X in Seattle... Scott Ross was busy at Hanzsek Audio (Seattle) working with the Whole Bolivian Army and Lane Myer...Graig Markel of the Recovery Room (Seattle) was frantic with New Sweet Breath, Tagging Satellites and Bend Sinister...Josh White, former front man of Mercury band Man Ray, was at Paradise Sound (Index, WA) with producer/mixer R. Chris Murphy finishing tracks for his first solo release...Pat Kearns from Studio 13 (Portland, OR) worked with David Reeves (of the Goddamn Gentlemen), Land of Locusts and David Zwart's solo project called Hudson Carter's Clock (which includes members of Harvey Milk)...

STUDIO NEWS Ron Rose Productions Ltd., an audio post facility with 14 studios in three locations in Detroit, acquired an AMS Neve Logic 2 console and upgraded all three of its Logic 1s and nine of its AudioFile editors...Studio 2 at Future Disc Systems in Hollywood, CA, recently got a major facelift. Changes include a new acoustical treatment...Quad Teck Digital (L.A.) has added a second 4-channel surround sound mastering suite. Owner Hank Warning said another studio will be updated soon with a new mastering system...Two Crookwood mastering consoles, pre-wired for 5.1 work, have been sold to Mayfield Mastering in Nashville and South Design in Baltimore...Sweetwater Sound (Fort Wayne, IN) donated computers and monitors, assisted in the design and specification, and installed Kurzweil K2VP keyboards at a new nine-station MIDI lab in the music department at the Fort Wayne branch of Indiana University/Purdue University.






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