SESSIONS & STUDIO NEWS

Aug 1, 1999 12:00 PM, MIX STAFF

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NORTHEAST Pie Studios in Glen Cove, NY, has been busy with a variety of projects, including overdubbing and mixing for Doolittle Records artist Todd Thibaud's new album, Little Mystery. Jordan D'Alessio engineered the sessions for Thibaud and for another Doolittle act, Mount Pilot, whose self-titled album was produced by Dan Baird... Sessions at Superdupe Recording (NYC) included commercials for Alka-Seltzer, Arista Records, AT&T, barnesandnoble.com, British Airways, Burger King, Campbell's, Coca-Cola, Colgate, ESPN, HBO, Prudential, VISA and numerous others... Meanwhile, over at East Side Audio (NYC), mixers Tom Goldblatt, Todd Miller, Todd Hrinda and David Browning worked on spots for AT&T, Avon, Volvo, Clairol, Nicorette, Tropicana, Old Navy and others...At Mixed Nuts (NYC), Mark Schultz has been doing work on a pair of television shows, Student Bodies and Fox Files; mixer Peter Buccellato recorded sound effects for the children's program Mazy...Dream Theater tracked their new self-produced CD at BearTracks (Suffern, NY). Doug Oberkircher engineered, assisted by Bryan Quakenbush. The same engineering team worked on a new project by Jason Miles, as well...Congratulations are in order for Manhattan's The Magic Shop, celebrating its tenth anniversary. Among recent clients were Cibo Matto, Joan Osborne, Paula Cole, Sean Lennon, Lou Reed and Luscious Jackson. You gotta love a studio whose celebratory slogan is "Ten Years and Still Not Bankrupt!"...At Indre Studios in Philadelphia, the grind band Brutal Truth was in to finish mixing their latest release, Live From Planet Earth, for Relapse Records with engineer and studio owner Michael Comstock ...Mastering work at M Works in Cambridge, MA, included projects by Duke Robillard, the Gigolo Aunts, Paquito D'Rivera, Deborah Henson Conant, the White Heat Swing Orchestra and more...At the Weehawken, NJ, studio HarariVille, Rob Harari finished mixing Fred Jacobs' new album, Jacob's Ladder. The recording was produced by Randy Klein, with Matt Sietz assisting...

NORTHWEST At Different Fur (San Francisco), producer Lee Townsend, engineer Christian Jones and assistant Adam Munoz completed albums for Pothole, Bobby Hutcherson and the prolific guitarist Bill Frisell. And Howard Johnston engineered Tuck & Patti's latest, Paradise Found, with additional engineering by Justin Lieberman and Mark Slagle ...Xtreme New Media Studios (Bellevue, WA) has been keeping busy tracking original orchestral sessions for high-end video games and various theme parks. Composer Michael Giacchino was in cutting tracks for DreamWorks Interactive's Warpath: Jurassic Park, and composer Bill Kidd recorded some of his music for the new Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando, FL...At Studio D in Sausalito, CA, Third Eye Blind tracked a new single for a forthcoming film soundtrack. TEB leader Stephan Jenkins produced, with Jason Carmer engineering and Mike Cresswell assisting...

SOUTHWEST Doug Pennick was in at Houston Sound Studios producing the Canadian group Vertical After for Interscope. Also for that label, Ann Nesby was in with producer Herb Middleton...Tab Benoit was in Houston's SugarHill Studios working with co-producer/engineer Andy Bradley on a new CD for Vanguard Records, due in the fall...Glen Campbell overdubbed vocals at Chaton Studios in Phoenix for the upcoming Private I/Island-Mercury release Patsy Cline Duets with associate producer Jim Ervin and engineer Otto D'Agnolo...Arlyn Studios in Austin, TX, has been busy with a variety of sessions, including Kenny Wayne Shepherd in with producer Jerry Harrison and engineer Karl Derfler; Neil Young in with producer Ben Keith and engineer Larry Greenhill; and the Butthole Surfers cutting with producer Paul Leary and engineer Stuart Sullivan...

NORTH CENTRAL Big doin's at Chicago Trax: In mid-June Limp Bizkit played one of their infamous "guerrilla shows" on the roof of the studio as an adoring throng of several thousand thrashed in the parking lot below. In the studio itself, R. Kelly was producing the band Diamonds in the Ruff for his Rockland imprint. Stan Wood and Ian Mereness engineered. And Tranquility Blue worked on their new project with engineer Tom Carlisle. TB's Mike Kendall produced that one...A Mary Chapin Carpenter track recorded live by engineers Buzz Kemper and Steve Gotcher of Audio for the Arts (Madison, WI), has turned up on Carpenter's new CD, Party Doll and Other Favorites. The song, "I Take My Chances," was originally part of a concert broadcast for AFA's weekly radio program, Mad City Live...The venerable Midwest titans Styx did a considerable amount of tracking and mixing for their new CRC album at Hinge in Chicago. Styx leader Dennis DeYoung produced, while Hinge engineer Craig Bauer handled the technical end. Bauer also engineered the new Atlantic Records CD by jazz keyboard ace Brian Culbertson ...Echo Park Studios in Bloomington, IN, had John Mellencamp in for a pair of live-in-the-studio broadcasts, engineered by Paul Mahern. Studio co-owners Mark Hood and Mike Wanchic engineered for singer Sue Medley's latest, and Hood was in the control room helping the Midcoast Jazz Project get its new big band music to tape...

SOUTHEAST Angie Aparo finished overdubs for his new Melisma Records release at Elysian Fields Studios (Boca Raton, FL) with producer Matt Serletic and engineers Keith Rose and Mark Dobson...LaFace recording artists Outkast were in at Doppler Studios in Atlanta tracking material for a new disc on their own Earthtone Records label. Ralph Cacciuri engineered, assisted by Jason Rome and Steve Fisher. Also at Doppler, Rico Lumpkins and Dallas Austin were in cutting strings for a new artist named Vega. Caram Costanzo engineered...Hank Williams Jr. mixed his latest project at Starstruck Studios in Nashville. Chuck Howard produced, Jeff Watkins and Daniel Kresco engineered. Reba McEntire was also in with co-producer Keith Stegall, tracking and overdubbing with engineers John Kelton, Mark Nevers and Daniel Kresco...At Tree Sound Studios in Norcross, GA, Edwin McCain finished tracking his sophomore record in Studio A with Matt Serletic producing, Noel Golden engineering and producing some tracks, and Shawn Grove assisting. And producer Brendan O'Brien was in at Tree doing overdubs and mixes for Michael Penn's upcoming Fifty Seven Records release. Nick DiDia engineered, with Grove, Karl Egsieker and Robert Hannon assisting...

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Mix engineer Rob Chiarelli was in Larrabee North (Universal City, CA) mixing tracks for Red Ant artists Himalayaz and Skinny Bones Jones, and the Interscope act Neutral. The Neutral track was produced by Cisco and Dru Hill...Grandmaster Recorders in Hollywood had producer Steve Lindsey tracking the new Fishbone release for Hollywood Records. Brad Cook engineered with Andrew Alekel assisting. Also Pat Smear was in producing a new power trio, with Brian Kehew engineering and Alekel assisting... Recent work at CMS Mastering in Pasadena included Ron Boustead handling a new single release for chart-toppers Sixpence None the Richer and a live album by Latina superstar Vikki Carr...Engineer Tommy Vicari mixed the song "Obvious" (produced by Rob Hoffman and written by Heather Holley) for RCA artist Christina Aguilera at O'Henry Studios in Burbank...At Record Plant in L.A., producers David Foster and Mervyn Warren were in SSL-4 with mixer Humberto Gatica working on Barbra Streisand's latest project. Adam Olmsted assisted. In the same Record Plant room-presumably not at the same time-Aerosmith cut tracks with producer Pat Leonard and engineer Ross Hogarth. And Toni Braxton was in SSL-2 with producer R. Kelly and engineer Joey Donatello, assisted by Andrew Hasegawa...

STUDIO NEWS Adrian Carr Music Designs Mastering (NYC) has been refurbished and updated to accommodate 5.1 mixing and other new services. Joining the studio's complement of top-notch equipment (Sonic Solutions custom USP digital editing system with No Noise, Sony Super Bit Mapping, etc.) is a CEDAR sonic restoration and remastering system...Catalyst Recording (Charlotte, NC) purchased a new Soundcraft mixing console...Bernie Grundman Mastering (L.A. and Tokyo) has installed Pacific Microsonics' Model One HDCD processors in all their stereo mastering rooms. Additionally, Grundman is putting Model Two HDCD processors for the DVD-Audio and surround mastering rooms in each location, and for new studios currently under development in Europe...The Toy Specialists (NYC) has added a Sony 3348HR digital recorder, Pro Tools MIXplus 24 and and Otari RADAR II 24-track to its already impressive arsenal. The new gear is slated for the TransferMAT Room...Studio Atlantis in Hollywood, CA, is building a new state-of-the-art mix room. Designed by studio bau:ton, the room will feature a John Musgrave-modified Neve VR60 with Flying faders, two Studer A-800 recorders, Pro Tools|24, lock-to-picture capability, and an Augspurger 5.1 surround monitoring system. Studio Atlantis was known as Music Box Studios before it was purchased earlier this year by Jon Newkirk. Target date for the grand opening is September.






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