SESSIONS & STUDIO NEWS

Sep 1, 1999 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 Capitol Mastering (Hollywood), Robert Vosgien mastered Bush's new Trauma Records release and completed Bauhaus' new album.Mark Chalecki mastered new tracks for Priority Records artist Ras Kass and Escape From Death Row, a Private I Records compilation including Kurupt, Daz Dillenger and Soopa Fly. Also toiling at Capitol: Ron McMaster,who worked on new CDs for Luis Miguel, Al Martino, Keely Smith and Doc Severensen...Liz Phair recorded new songs at Grandmaster Recorders (Hollywood) with engineer Doug Boehm and assistant Andrew Alekel...Ice Cube tracked for Priority Records with engineer Daniel Romero at the Record Plant (Hollywood)...Flip Records band Cold was in at Music Box Studios (Hollywood) with producer Ross Robinson and engineer Grant Conway. Also at Music Box: Polish native and jazz trumpet player BAL-last heard on Ricky Martin's "Livin' la Vida Loca"-completed a new L.A.B. Records release, Sometime Soon. Music Box owner Jon Newkirk engineered, and Clark Germain mixed...Paul Westerberg mixed his new Capitol Records single "WhateverMakesYou Happy," with engineer Tim Palmer at Scream Studios in Studio City...Mixer Chris Puram and producer Mark Feist worked on "I Love You" with Universal Records artists Chante Moore and Keith Washington at The Enterprise in Burbank...

SOUTHEAST Garth Brooks worked on his new album, In the Life of Chris Gaines, at Sound Stage in Nashville. Engineer jb and assistant engineer Doug DeLong joined him in the studio...Shane Theriot, guitarist for the Neville Brothers, laid down basic tracks for his upcoming CD at Poppi Studios (Nashville) with engineer Neal Cappellino and assistant Daniel Summer...At Starstruck Studios (Nashville), Reba McEntire overdubbed and mixed songs for her next MCA release with co-producer David Malloy, engineers Derek Bason, J.R. Rodriguez and Kevin Beamish and assistant Daniel Kresco. Goody Mob was also at Starstruck, mixing tracks for a new La Face recording with producer ONP, engineer Neal Pogue and assistant Kresco...Ardent Studios (Memphis, TN) has been hopping: The Bottle Rockets shot in to overdub and mix songs for their next Doolittle CD with producer Eric "Roscoe" Ambel and mix engineer Paul Ebersold. Anthony Bautovich and Darryl Mather of the Australian pop/rock band Orange Humble also tracked at Ardent, joined by guest artists Ken Stringfellow, Jody Stephens and Mitch Easter. Producer John Snyder was also in at Ardent, working on the tribute album Blues Power: Songs of Eric Clapton on House of Blues Records. Jason Latshaw engineered and mixed...At Ultrasonic Studios (New Orleans), the Dirty Dozen Brass Band overdubbed tracks for the upcoming Widespread Panic CD with producer John Keane and engineer David Farrell. The Billygoats recently re-recorded tunes from their debut CD and tracked new songs with legendary producer Brian Ahern at The Sound Kitchen in Nashville. Rocky Schnaars engineered, and Melissa Mattey assisted...At Treasure Island (Nashville), Marty Brown overdubbed tracks with producer Clyde Brooks and engineer P. Coleman...The Tams finished their latest project at BradleyHouse Studios (Quinby, SC) with engineer Fred Shaw...

NORTHEAST The Violent Femmes mixed tracks at EastSide Sound (NYC) with producer Warren Bruleigh, engineer Bil Emmons and assistant Fran Cathcart...At Trutone (Hackensack, NJ), engineer Phil Austin worked with Aldo Marin, mastering volume three of the Cutting Records compilation Latin House Party. Austin also mastered a vinyl Destiny Music Group EP by hip hop artist Kym Rae. McGruff, Brand Nubians, Grand Puba & Sadat X, and Father MC put in guest appearances on the production handled by Ty Phiff Sugarless/Def Squad, Redhead Kingpin, Mate Boogie and K-Def. Also at Trutone, engineer Joe Yannece mastered Cyndi Lauper's new version of "Disco Inferno," which will be released on Jellybean Recordings...Remote Recording Services (Lahaska, PA) recently recorded the Gershwin musical, Crazy for You, for WNET's Great Performances series. BearTracks Recording Studio (Suffern, NY), Strangefolk laid down tracks for a Mammoth Records CD with producer Nile Rogers, engineer Gary Tole and assistants Steve Regina and Michael Bates...Deirdre Flint recorded, mixed and mastered her humorous folk debut, The Shuffleboard Queens, at Indre Studios in Philadelphia. Greg Horne produced the effort with engineer and drummer Michael Comstock...

SOUTHWEST At Muscle Shoals Sound (Sheffield, AL), Little Milton mixed his new CD, which featured guest artists Lucinda Williams, Keb' Mo' and Peter Wolf. Engineer Kent Bruce co-produced with Greg Preston. Johnny Taylor also laid down new blues tracks with producer and engineer Wols Stephenson. Toby Keith tracked with producer James Stroud and engineer Julian King. Country comedian Tim Wilson produced his own tracks with engineer Steve Nelton...Smash Mouth cut their teeth on "Lady is a Tramp" for a new Frank Sinatra tribute CD on Reprise at Stepbridge Studios (Santa Fe, NM). Tim Reynolds, guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band, also worked on his solo project at Stepbridge...At Encore Recording (Nacogdoches, TX), Willie Nelson returned to familiar ground: He tracked jazz standards for a new CD with head engineer Jim Taylor...

NORTHWEST Seattle producer Jack Endino engineered (and co-produced with Tim Kerr) an Estrus records project by Quadrajets at Private Radio (Seattle). Burning Heads also flew in from France to work with Endino at Ironwood (Seattle) for Epitaph Europe...Xtreme Studios' mobile recording truck has been on the move, capturing bands for Sub Pop records. The studio based in Bellevue, WA, recorded Sunny Day Real Estate in Vancouver, BC for a live concert CD, The Hellacopters in Seattle for an album of studio and live recordings, and Zen Gorilla in Eugene, OR, for a CD single. Owner and chief engineer Steve Smith produced, recorded and mixed the projects...Several bands have been hitting the jackpot recently-namely Jackpot! Recording in Portland, OR. The Maroons began work on a new album with Jeff Saltzman engineering and producing. Reclinerland was in with engineer and producer Sam Curtis. San Francisco's The Fade, which includes members of Pansy Division and The Snowmen, tracked songs with producer and engineer Larry Crane...Producer/engineer Tucker Martine recorded with Chris Eckman of The Walkabouts, who finished a solo project for Glitterhouse. Martine also worked with Bill Frisell, who was recording music for a theater piece...At Gravelvoice Studios (Seattle), producer, engineer and editor Scott Colburn finished editing Andrew Drury's debut CD, which was also engineered by Martine. Colburn also worked with Kyle Hansen of Black Cat Orchestra and recorded the soundtrack to John Gill, a short film by Laura Jean Cronin...Producer and mixer R. Chris Murphy and engineer Max Bacchin were at Paradise Sound (Index, WA) to overdub and mix a new album for Italian rock band, Hypnoise, with guest musician Trey Gunn of King Crimson...

STUDIO NEWS Butch Vig, producer and drummer of Garbage, recently acquired Summit Audio's MPE-200 Microphone Preamplifer and four-band Equalizer for his Smart Studios, which is co-owned by band mate Steve Marker...Big Blue Meenie (Jersey City, NJ) purchased the first Amek 9098i recording and mixing console in the U.S. The studio's three control rooms and two live rooms include Amek's 44-channel Langley Big and Mozart RN, as well as a 24-track, 2-inch MCI/Sony analog recorder, four ADATs, a large collection of mics and an variety of vintage outboard gear...Village Recording Studios (West L.A.) recently bought a Martin Sound ACX 24-channel console expander, which will be used with the studios' vintage Neve 8048 board and Neve VRL consoles...Digital audio pioneer Ken Kreisel purchased two RADAR II HDR Series Digital Multitrack Recorders and two UFC-24s. The RADAR systems at M&K Records' studios in Culver City, CA, will be used to produce and record 24-bit, 48-track audiophile recordings including releases in the 5.1 DVD-Audio format...Engineer Mick Guzauski bought a Sony Oxford digital console and a Sony PCM-3348HR DASH PLUS recorder for his Barking Doctor Studio in Westchester County, NY...Four Media Company has acquired two mSoft ServerSound systems for its Four Media Sound Services and Pacific Ocean Post facilities.






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