Sessions & Studio News

May 1, 2004 12:00 PM, By Breean Lingle

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NORTHEAST


Get ready for the release of Anthrax's greatest hits! The band was in at Avatar Studios (NYC) working on the collection, and used an audience of their fans during one new performance. Anthony Ruotolo engineered and was assisted by Peter Doris; Anthrax's Rob Caggiano produced alongside Scrap 60. Meanwhile, French artist Bernard Lavilliers was in recording with producer/percussionist Mino Cinelu, engineer Neil Dorfsman and assistant Aya TakemuraSound on Sound Studios (NYC) hosted sessions for Wonderful Town (with producer Hugh Fordin and engineer Cynthia Daniels), Lake Effect Mud (with engineer Eric Enjem) and Casablanca recording artists Ryan Leslie and Ali Vegas, who were in with engineer Paul Logus. Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett was at Sear Sound (NYC) working on the soundtrack to the recently released Coen brothers' film, The Ladykillers. The session was engineered by Mike Piersante; T.J. Doherty and Steve Mazur assisted.

SOUTHEAST


Nashville's Cartee Day Studios featured a variety of sessions, including country artists Jamie O'Neal, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban and Trace Adkins — all working with producer Scott Hendricks and engineer Ben Fowler. Guitarist Zakk Wylde of Ozzy Osbourne fame came in to track for Black Label Society; his session was engineered by Steve Crowder…Rappers Disturbing tha Peace were in at Doppler Studios (Atlanta); they brought in The Neptunes and Icedrake to produce tracks for southern rapper Chingy. Engineers Exit and Mike “Hitman” Wilson were also on hand; Mac Attkisson assisted…The North Mississippi Allstars hit Memphis' Ardent Studios to mix tracks for their new DVD (ATO Records). Brian Newbauer engineered and Curry Weber assisted…Masterfonics mastering engineer Benny Quinn added the final polish to Diamond Rio's new single, “We All Fall Down” on Arista, which was produced by Mike Clute and the band.

NORTHWEST


Paul Revere & The Raiders

' former frontman Mark Lindsay was at Doctor Digital (Portland, OR) mixing the fruits of his 2004 New Year's concert for CD/DVD release with studio owner/engineer Mark FrethemNettleingham Audio's (Vancouver, WA) Kevin Nettleingham tracked country artist Carl Wirkkala, artist Tim Current and The MartindalesFrequency Mastering (Portland, OR) reported an eclectic group of sessions, including Tin Hat Trio's latest for Ropeadope Records (engineered by Mike Coykendall and mastered by Ryan Foster) and soulful rocker A.C. Cotton, whose newest, Notes for the Conversation, was also produced by Coykendall and mastered by Foster.

SOUTHWEST


Eagle Audio

(Ft. Worth, TX) hosted the Cooper-Hall Project for mastering sessions; studio owner Jeff Ward was onboard as engineer, and Dave Cooper produced alongside Shelley Hall…Houston-based rock band J.W. Americana was in tracking at SugarHill Recording Studios (Houston) for their first full-length release. Sessions were engineered by SugarHill staffer Tim WehrleWextrax Mastering Labs (McKinney, TX) was the location of choice for mixing Creede Williams' CD, produced by Rob Wechsler and Cary Pierce, and engineered by Wechsler.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA


The Backstreet Boys

were in at SoundMoves Recording & Mastering Studios (Burbank) to track demo material with producer Beau Dozier and studio owner/engineer Michael Woodrum…Producer/engineer Rob Brill was in mixing Poltrana's debut CD for Maverick Records at Scream Studios (Studio City).


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