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PETER MONTESSI -- L.A. studio musician and pro audio developer
BEN LILLY Hi-end monitor manufacturer based in the U.K.
DAVID BOCK -- One of the brightest minds in handmade microphones
of our day
GEOFF DAKING - Blues Magoos drummer/engineer/pro audio designer
CHRIS ESTES -The new bridge between tape machines and DAWs
GEORGE MASSENBURG Inventor/Producer (Lyle Lovett, Aaron Neville,
JESPER B. NIELSEN -Legendary all-tube recording equipment from Denmark
Of Top Secret
(James Bond) and producer Barbara Broccoli have been spotted in
the trendy eatery Primola in New York City's upper east side. Sources
say Bond23 (the 23rd Bond film) is due for summer 2011 release from
Sony. Producer Michael G. Wilson is taking a breather after work
on "Quantum of Solace." Regular writers Neal Purvis and
Robert Wade have been hired alongside Frost/Nixon scribe Peter Morgan
to craft a suitably incendiary, continent-hopping action adventure.
No director is attached. Used to be, theyd return for repeat
business, but in the last two decades only Martin Campbell has sat
in the Big Chair twice. John Glen holds the record, with five Bond
films. Who will record the soundtrack? Uber-producer du jour, Mark
Ronson - who was rumoured to be recording a track with Amy Winehouse
for the spy franchise's last movie, 'Quantum of Solace' but aborted
sessions as the troubled singer wasn't up to working - insists he
has never been approached to pen the coveted song, but would love
the chance to do so for the next film. Mark is working with Rumble
Strips on their new album "Welcome to the Walk Alone."
Mark himself will re-enter the studio to work on his third untitled
album after winning the Best British Male Solo Artist Brit Award
for his second album "Version." "Version," overall,
spent 45 weeks in the UK Top 75, with 10 weeks in the top 10 and
was certified double platinum in the UK for sales of over 600,000
copies. Allido Records label boss, amongst many other things, Mark
walked away with three statues, including the coveted Producer Of
the Year Award (nominees included super-producer Timbaland) at the
2008 Grammy Awards.
Welcome to the Walk Alone
takes their name from Rumble
Strips, which are small, continuous lines of bumps along the
edge of a road. We found out that bumpy road may just get you dancing
in your car! They sound like U2 for the new generation. Though the
lead's accemt may sound too British for American audiences, his
charm may just win them over. After Charlie sang lead vocals on
"Back to Black" for producer Mark Ronson at The Electric
Proms in 2007 the band began working with him on their second record
at London rehearsal space The Joint. Recorded off the back of their
first US tour the band lay down the bulk of the tracks at Avatar
Studios, New York, leaving vocals to be completed in London,
England whilst orchestration was composed and over seen by Owen
Pallett (Final Fantasy, Arcade Fire) and completed in Prague. The
new album "Welcome to the Walk Alone" will be released
in the UK July 2009 The first single is "Not the Only Person"
produced by Ronson. Strips are touring in UK and Germany through
Sobule raised the money for her seventh full-length album through
fan donations. That she managed to meet her projected target of
$75,000 (recording, manufacturing, distribution, and promotion)
in fewer than three months. A $10 contribution earned you a free
digital download of the album; $50 got you an advanced copy and
a 'Thank You' in the liner notes; $200 earned you free admission
to all of Sobule's shows for the year; and $1,000 got you your own
personal Sobule-penned "theme song." Three people who
donated $5,000 got Sobule to come play at their house, which she
loves to do ("They always have really good spreads"),
and the one fan who donated $10,000 got to sing on the album (listen
for her on "Mexican Pharmacy").
From mid-January to March 08 Sobule had reached her target through
donations from more than 500 fans and even a few non-fans. "I
got a message from this one guy saying, 'I don't really like your
music, but I'm donating because I like this idea,'" Sobule
recalls with a laugh.
"The album is really about searching and yearning for something,"
says Sobule Her songs are rooted to a simple and effective melody.
California Years finds the Denver-born, transplanted New Yorker
celebrating her adopted West Coast with typical wit, grace, irony,
sweetness, and satire, simultaneously extolling the state's penchant
for free-spirited idealism ("San Francisco," "Palm
Springs") and ripping it a new one for its shallow, self-absorbed
celebrity culture ("Nothing to Prove," "Spiderman").
In between, it's the usual semi-biographical cast of characters
who inhabit every Sobule album: death ("Empty Glass"),
amiable hedonists ("A Good Life"), first loves ("Wendell
Lee"), and quirky adventurers ("Mexican Pharmacy").
To help her capture the intimate quality that her new songs clearly
called for, Sobule turned to her friend Don
Was, a legendary producer and musician who's worked with everyone
from Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones to Randy Newman and Brian
Wilson. "We were on the same page in terms of letting the story
and the lyrics dictate what we did sound-wise," she says. "I
was shocked at first when Don put the vocals so upfront. The first
time I heard the tracks back, I almost blushed because I felt very
exposed, but he really wanted the lyric and the story to come out."
The band, which included guitarist Mark Goldenberg, bassist Dave
Carpenter, pedal-steel guitarist Greg Leisz, and legendary session
drummer Jim Keltner, played nearly everything live, "like in
the old days," Sobule says, lending the proceedings an organic,
earthy vibe. In 2007, Sobule's song "San Francisco" became
the first single to be released in conjunction with Don Was' Wasmopolitan
Cavalcade of Recorded Music, part of the producer's new-music website
She was also a frequent guest on National Public Radio's "The
Bryant Park Project," entertaining visitors to NPR.org with
such musical ditties as "Ode to Super Tuesday" and "Lucy
at the Gym."
"Say I am wonderful," says the singer/songwriter, Gary
Baker, better knows as Gary
Go who has been under studioexpresso radar for some time (he
says he digs our interviews)! We met rooftop the W hotel in San
Diego while he and his guitarist played live for a promotion radio
broadcast with Sophie 103.1 Following the success of his single,
which debuted at No.25 in UK Singles Chart, he was personally invited
to warm up for Take That on their record-breaking stadium shows.
His self-titled debut album 'Gary Go' was released on May 25th 2009
in the UK. It entered the UK Albums Chart at No.22 the following
Sunday. The lead single 'Open Arms', together with a video, was
released in the UK on May 4th 2009. Expect uplifting choruses and
classic hooks with geeky charm embraced by young audiences.
showcases in London, he signed to Decca/Universal Records and supported
Amy MacDonald, the Script, and the Feeling on their U.K. tours.
Go is going places...like iTunes FREE Single of the Week.
Wilco with Feist recorded in Studio A at Avatar
WXPN World Café. The session was produced by Wilco and engineered
by Roy Hendrickson assisted by Rick Kwan & Aki Nishimura. Yeah
Yeah Yeahs recorded in Studio C for iTunes Originals. The session
was produced by Kelley Brogan with engineer Chris Coady assisted
by Justin Gerrish. Angelique Kidjo mixed in Studio B. The session
was produced by Angelique Kidjo & Jean Hebrail with engineer
Russ Elevado assisted by Aki Nishimura. Spanish band Fito &
Fitipaldis mixed in Studio G. The session was produced by Carlos
Raya & Joe Blaney and engineered by Joe Blaney assisted by Rick
Kwan.. Justyna Kelley recorded in Studio C with producers Kevin
Killen & Guy Eckstine, engineer Kevin Killen assisted by Rick
Kwan. Christian McBride mixed in Studio C. Christian McBride produced
with engineer Anthony Ruotolo assisted by Justin Gerrish. Dave Holland
mixed in Studio C. Dave Holland produced with engineer James Farber
assisted by Justin Gerrish
Studio Black Rock In Session
and manager Kostas Kalimeris sent us these breath-taking new photos
from this Greek Isles destination recording that offers lodging
accommodations where Kevin Shirley produced Joe Bonamassa's new
album (the entire album was recorder and mixed in Black
Rock). Tracks for Lauren Harris Band were also recorded at Black
A Royal Flush
At Recording Industry
Charity Poker Tournament Hosted by Odds On Records
Hosted by noted
Reitzas and joined by 120 of the industry's top producers, engineers,
musicians and manufacturers, the July event marked the first-ever
L.A. Recording Industry No Limit Texas Hold Em
Charity Poker Tournament. All proceeds raised benefited Sound Art
L.A., an organization that provides music education for children
of all ages, giving them access to the tools of popular music and
the guidance of professional musicians as instructors.
Mixes New Tyler Perry Film
Features Music by Mary J. Blige and Gladys Knight
In "I Can
Do Bad All By Myself," lead character Madea (Tyler Perry) catches
sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her
home and decides to take matters into her own hands. She delivers
the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt
April, played by Taraji P. Henson. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer
who lives off of Raymond, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing
to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino,
a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into April's
basement room. The film features Mary J. Blige and Gladys Knight
in supporting roles with stellar musical performances with supervising
music mixer, Joseph
Magee. "I Can Do Bad All By Myself" will be released
by Lion's Gate Films on September 11. Tyler Perry's other films
include "Madea Goes to Jail," "Meet the Browns,"
and "Diary of a Mad Black Woman."
Hit Woman with LeMobil
Le Mobile began
with an afternoon set up, preparing 96 channels in time
for soundcheck. There was quite a distance between the remote studio
and the stage (800 ft of cabling), making sure the crew got a work
out! "One crew member carrying a pedometer, noted walking a
whopping 5 miles during set up! Running cables was not easy labor
in this case," says Guy.
"Both rehearsal and the final performance were equally stunning.
it is a challenge to impress the Le Mobile crew, Beyonce proved
to be a true performer, leaving the audience, as well as the crew,
in awe," add Guy.
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Mark Ronson - will he provide music for Bond23?
Gary who just got back from a tour with Lady Gaga, began writing
songs at the age of eight and taught himself how to play several
instruments. After leaving school, he began working at Dave Stewart's
recording studio, but following some advice from Peter Gabriel at
a job interview, decided to concentrate on his own music. Setting
up his own indie label, Canvas Room, he recorded 'The So So' EP,
which attracted the attention of a New Jersey producer who invited
him to record material at his studio. Inspired by living in the
same house where Frank Sinatra grew up, he recorded a second EP,
entitled 'The Diary of Rodney Harvey', before moving back home.
session recorded in Studio A at Avatar
l-r: Aki Nishimura (assistant engineer), Nels Cline, Mikael Jorgensen,
Glenn Kotche, Roy Hendrickson (engineer), Jeff Tweedy, Leslie Feist,
Pat Sansone, John Stirratt and Rick Kwan (assistant engineer)
Ferrari, Head of Audio Production at Odds On Records & Studios
and Recording Industry Poker Tournament (RIPT) event sponsor with
Ben Grosse, renowned mixer and owner of The
Mix Room in Burbank, California
music mixer Joseph Magee with Mary J. Blige on the viewing monitor
at Record One. Photo by David Goggin.
Guy Charbonneau of LeMobil
has been nominated for a Technical Excellence and Creativity Award
in the category of Outstanding Creative Achievement, Remote Production/Recording
or Broadcast (Remote Engineer) for Hitman and responded laughing,
"What is Hitman? I don't even remember..." considering
all the various shows he has been involved in during the past few
years. With a little research he realized, "Oh that was when
we did David Foster in Las Vegas...cool."
Dave Reitzas also got noms in 2 categories for recording Hitman:
David Foster and Friends