Venture, home to renown composer Hans Zimmer, is
a state-of-the-art studios with Euphonix
consoles offering services to the film/music community in
the heart of Santa Monica, California.
We spoke to manager Tom Broderick who talks about the
facility and reports recent sessions and goings on.
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Soul Decision, Bran Van 3000, Daze
contest winner: The fab gear doctor at Cello
Studios, Gary Myerberg!
Yes, it's Niko
Bolas (Keith Richards and Neil Young) who's moving back to Southern
California this Fall. Niko thanks everyone who responded to the 5th
Annual Revlon Run/Walk drive back in April. We're happy to report
that his wife Cheryl continues to kick cancer's butt.
He uncovered the identity of the mystery producer racing on the
Harley Davidson in July's
OK, so you want to know what Gary won? A $200 gift certif towards
a Zeeta purchase anywhere in US including on-line, courtesy
of Maven Amp. Go Niko, Go
Birthday wishes go to Shannon O'Shea!
click Leo above for your horoscope!
She proudly reports that Uncle Kracker's single "In
A Little While" scored 54 adds two days ago, making it
the Most Added belle of the ball at Pop and CHR. And the video
was Added at VH1. That means you will soon see Uncle Kracker
on Letterman, Regis & Kelly, Carson Daly, Jay Leno and Top
Of The Pops. The presence of the beastly bass brilliance that
Bradford will be prowling the stage for these performances
and keep your eyes peeled for him in the video too.
Productions presents The Section with Eric
Gorfain, Daphne Chen, Leah Katz and Richard Dodd.
rock & roll string quartet live at LARGO
Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 9pm $10
For dinner reservations (recommended): 323-852-1073
Special guests include Grant Lee Phillips and Jon
Brion, with more surprises in store!
VP Benjamin Osgood, Founders: Al Schmitt, Elliot
Scheiner, Steven Saston and Ed Cherney
Artist centeric jazz label, Bop
City Records is a collaboration of three friends
and legendary producer/engineers, Ed Cherney, Elliot Scheiner,
Look for Fall releases by new and established artists Les
Brown, Taylor Eigsti, LM Pagano and Steve Lukather.
The trio who have won 17 Grammys, collectively have teamed
up as Co-music Directors of DH1 studios which is a wholly
owned music subsidiary along with Doc Hollywood Records, both
founded by veteran film financier Steven Saxton. The
dream team will produce up to six albums over the next twelve
aspects of Bop City Records include a royalty structure more
favorable to the artist, and a scholarship fund for young
artists. Look for releases in a variety of established and
new artists, introducing the listener to familiar straight-ahead
jazz sounds with a modern marketing and packaging approach.
look for the release of Session #55, the long-anticipated
album from the great Les Brown & His Band of Renown,
produced by Al Schmitt and Les Brown Jr., featuring vocals
by Jane Monheit and Lou Rawls.
Schmitt's first signing is 17-year-old virtuoso pianist Taylor
Eigsti. His debut album, "Resonance," already
garnering overwhelming response at jazz radio. "Hopefully
we can help some budding young jazz artists...and even some
budding old jazz artists!" says Schmitt.
Lukather Christmas album, "Santamental" produced
by Scheiner features guest performances by Eddie Van Halen,
Edgar Winter, drummer Greg Bissonette, Steve Vai and Slash,
among others. According to A&R, the album cover alone
should make this a sizzling experience (that's all we can
tell for now)!
Pagano is the latest addition to the Bop City Records
family, and her new album, "Azalea," will also be
released this fall.
also plan to put Bop City artists' music on soundtracks of
Doc Hollywood films. And Bop City artists can share in a special
fund being created by co-owner Steven Saxton. "Each of
the film and music properties will contribute a small percentage
of their earnings into this fund for later distribution,"
says Doc Hollywood Vice President Benjamin Osgood.
Scheiner, who just returned from Europe where he engineered
Lenny Kravitiz's live concert sessions, states, "Four
or five years ago, we got the idea to start an artist-friendly
jazz label. We wanted to treat the artists more fairly than
they've been treated before, like the original concept of
United Artists, where artists share in the profits,"
and trust are crucial to this partnership. We're all old buddies.
Aside from loving each other, we respect each other,"
Scheiner won 5 Grammies and has been nominated another 16
times. Scheiner has also garnered 2 Emmy Nominations and 3
TEC Award nominations. Scheiner has worked with world renown
artists such as Steely Dan, The Eagles, Fleetwood
Mac, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crowe, Macy
Gray, Moby, Al Green, and Van Morrison.
He is also one of the world's leading authorities on 5.1 Surround
Sound mixing and DVD audio.
Ed Cherney, who just finished recording the Rolling
Stones in Paris, states, "It's important not to have
to worry about radio and the whims of an aloof promotion department,"
Ed says. "We won't have a large infrastructure to support,
so we can move fast and efficiently and be able to
be successful without having blockbusters."
Cherney recorded at Guillaume Tell, some of which are
destined for an upcoming collection, are part of a blitz from
the storied band that includes a world tour and the Aug. 20
release of 22 remastered Stones albums on hybrid Super Audio
CD. Rough mixes are in Cherney's words, "stupendous."
Grammy Award winner Cherney is recognized as one of the most
reputable Producer/Engineers in the world, as well as a leading
authority on 5.1 Surround Sound mixing. Cherney has also won
three TEC Awards and garnered 9 nominations. Throughout his
career Cherney has recorded with some of the greatest musicians
of all time such as the B-52's, Jackson Browne,
Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, the Goo Goo Dolls,
Bonnie Raitt, to name just a few, and is currently
working on the new Hootie and The Blowfish album. He
most recently completed a 5.1 mix for Bonnie Raitt's album
"Nick of Time", and will soon begin producing and
mixing Juno winner and multi-platinum Canadian recording artist
Grammy Award Winner Al Schmitt concludes, "I look
forward to bringing together friends and new artists to this
special venture. Working with Ed, Elliot, and DH1 to establish
a label focused on the family of artists is one of the highlights
of my career." Players are old trusted friends like Radio
Promotion Team: Dick LaPalm & Freddie Mancuso and
Legal expert Kim Guggenheim. "No advances, no
producing and engineering fees," Schmitt adds. "We
don't have to sell as many records to break even. We don't
want our artists bitching and moaning they aren't getting
their royalty statements. We just want to be fair and honest."
There will also be lots of give-and-take between artist and
producer, Schmitt promises.
recently, Al Schmitt was awarded his 11th Grammy for "Best
Engineered Album, Non-Classical" for his work on Diana
Krall's new album, The Look of Love, which is currently
47 Weeks at #1 on Billboard's Jazz Chart. With Doc Hollywood,
Schmitt also produced and engineered Session #55, the final
recording of legendary big band leader Les Brown. Schmitt
was recently honored by Billboard Magazine (July 13th issue)
for his life and work in recording, producing, and sound engineering
Music Group and Sony
Music Entertainment have changed direction regarding
online subscription services: Both majors are now willing
to sell individual downloads that can then be burned into
CDs, UMG via Liquid Audio
for 99 cents, and SME through RioPort for $1.49. The shift
is significant: As RioPort
CEO Jim Long, foreseeing the inevitable growth of legal downloads,
notes, "Selling a download without burning capabilities
is like selling a car without tires. People will walk into
the display room and look at it, but they won't buy it."
Studios gets an XL!
Guests and clients alike enjoyed the reception held early
this month to celebrate the reopening of Pacifique Studio
West with the new 96 channel SSL
XL 9000K Series console.
We visited with mixer/producer Dexter Simmons (Brandy,
Backstreet Boys, Destinys's Child) who's mixing Monica's cd
for J Records on the
SSL 9K in Studio East at Pacifique. Tres chique!
the studioexpress tour!
contact: Joe Deranteriasian, studio owner/mgr.
818-761-8042 or visit the web
owner Joe DerAnderiassian and mixer/producer Dexter Simmons
in newly installed Studio West at Pacifique.
Looking for a cool spot to Record/Track, Show Case, Video
or Live Venue? Look no more...on 6 acre, private estate one
block from the ocean this may be the studio for you!
Sessions: Incubus credits their hit album "Morning
View", named after the studio, to their wonderful experiences.
Canadian Left Pencey debut album and From Zero's
second album both for Arista were recorded here. Producers/engineers
John Travis, Brad
Warren Riker, Scott Litt are but few names who
have brought projects.
Gear: Vintage Neve console with full automation, Studer
A-800 MK III 2, Apogees (AD-8000s), big Pro Tools rigs, Myteck
Private Qs, best vintage mikes, Neuman M-50 & U-67, AKG
C12 & C24, Closed circut TV, Massive PA systems for Drum
contact studio owner/mgr: Albert
(310) 457-9901 office (310) 457-5382 fax
Ask for the studioexpresso tour!
Up At Ocean in Burbank, California!
Manager Bob Breen reports a few fab sessions!
The band Endo is currently in the studio with engineer/producer
David Schiffman and Pro Tools engineer Andrew Scheps,
tracking and doing overdubs for their new Columbia release.
Atlantic Records artist Joe Firstman spent time at
Ocean this month doing basics on Ocean Studios' large 80 series
Neve. Rick Parker was producer Brad Cook was
engineer.Ocean also hosted a couple of
got a nice review in MIX
LA Grapevine this month by Maureen Droney.
sessions this month; producer James Saez and engineer
Eddie Delena tracked new artist Sean O'Malley.
Lava artists Porcupine Tree have camped out in Studio
B with engineer Paul Northfield and producer Steven
Wilson, doing overdubs
after tracking in Studio A. Brian Montgomery assisted as well,
producer Jeff Weber and engineer Clark Germain
tracked with new artist Melissa Peda featuring a crack
band including drummer Kenny Aronoff. Ocean's Dean
Nelson and Jason Cupp were assistant engineers on all sessions.
Breen, studio manager
Call Bob at (818) 955-9010 fn Take an Express
Tour here! or Visit Ocean's
Studios Nominated for a TEC-e!
where Diana Krall's The Look of Love was recorded, is nominated
for a 2002 TEC Award. Congrats!
Manager Tino sent us this update:
Gear: Avatar has a new Pro
Tools HD rig and 2 Steinway B Pianos available for sessions.
Also try the option of digitally recording to 2-track DSD
or 8-track DSD at the same time you are tracking to tape.
"By doing this, you have the option to be able to release
your recording in SACD format in the future. DSD, or
Anthony Ruotolo (Assistant Engineer), Kevin Killen, Ross Peterson
(Assistant Engineer), Elvis Costello, Kirk Imamura (President
Stream Digital, is a new and improved method of converting
music into the digital domain, sampling at 2.8224 MHz. This
results in a frequency response from 0 Hz to beyond 100 kHz,
and a dynamic range greater than 120 dB. It may just save
you a lot of time and give you more marketing options in the
future," says manager Tino Passante.
Sessions: Elvis Costello and producer/engineer Kevin
Killen recently recorded a song for TV. Ross Peterson
and Anthony Ruotolo assisted. Elliot Scheiner and Tommy
LiPuma recently in with Diana Krall recording a
track for MCA Nashville's Patsy Kline Tribute record
assisted by Aya Takemura. Also in for the tribute album was
Michelle Branch with producer Greg Wells to
record Patsy Kline's "Strange." Brian Montgomery
assisted.Engineer / mixer Axel Niehaus was recently
in doing remixes for Columbia artist AMERIE with producer
Rich Harrison. Producer Gregg Wattenberg has
been working with Sony Canada artist Chantal Kraviazuk.
Engineering duties were shared by Brian Scheuble and
Avatar's own Ross Peterson, assisted by Ricardo Fernandez.
Gregg also produced tracks that will be used on the "Stuart
Little 2" soundtrack with Kreviazuk and Mandy
Moore. Producer Swizz Beatz was in working on the
"Survivalist" project for Fo' Life Records. Engineering
is Avatar's own Anthony Ruotolo.
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Barry has 169 front panel recall sheets of most of the popular
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from the lost files department....
Guitar! sent by Aiyana Markling -- notice the date...!
Reported stolen to San Antonio, TX, Police Department --Bexar
County Sheriff's Report #84-21565. July 23, 1984
Gibson Super-V BJB/ASB Guitar (1980 Model) S/N: 81700067
Antique Sunburst finish, 1-"BJB" pickup neck-mounted,
2-faceplate-mounted knobs for volume & tone. Hard-shell
case & black canvas case-cover.
...we decided to put the word out there anyway. Hope this
beauty finds its way back after 18 years! Just call SE's lost
& found hotline 877-645-9777 :-)
Premiere Magazine calls "Miraculous", and Glamour
hails as "This year's coolest British movie." Set
in Manchester, 1976, it chronicles the times of Tony Wilson
(Steve Coogan) and his friends as they create the legendary
Factory Records label and the Hacienda Club, and bands
like Joy Division, New Order, and the Happy
Mondays emerge to change the music industry forever. Packed
with an incredible soundtrack and a famous cast of characters,
24 Hour Party People is a sprawling, energetic,
and humorous history of one of the most important periods
in modern music. Rated R for strong language, drug use and
sexuality. In Limited Release beginning August 9th!
Coming to theaters near your courtesy of the MGM's roraing
I was a kid and the first Guinness Book Of Records came out
it was the Pokemon of its day, it was the ultimate thing to
have. And I remember thinking 'Wouldn't it be great to get into
the Guinness Book Of Records?' It was one of those weird dreams
that I had when I was a kid, but then it faded away. But then
I was working on something else recently, and the tape jockey
said to me 'Didn't you do 'He's Going To Step On You Again'
by John Kongos?' And I said 'Yeah'. And I was driving home after
that, and I thought 'Wait a minute, that was 1971. That might
have been the first
use of a sample!', because the whole record is built on a loop,
and I mean an actual analogue tape loop, going round and round,
lifted from an African tribal dance recorded in some jungle
somewhere. And although they haven't printed it yet, the Guinness
Book Of Records have actually sent me a fax saying that they
recognise it as the first sample ever used on record, which
I was delighted about." Gus Dugeon
to two prominent names in pop music
Record producer legend, Gus Dudgeon, best known for
his collaborations with Elton John. Gus and his wife
Sheila were killed in a car accident early this month. Quote
above from 2001
Sound on Sound article.
Lomax, the legendary musicologist and folklorist whose
field recordings alone and with his father John A. Lomax gave
the world the first recordings of Leadbelly, Woody
Guthrie, and Mudy Waters, and documented virtually
the entire global music culture, died at 87. Since 1997, Rounder
Records has been reissuing the massive "The
Alan Lomax Collection" of world music, a treasure
trove that inspired generations of musicians and music fans-including
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