top studios, producers/engineers...
by Soluna, Jim
Dog hosts Soluna, among other artists, and reports recent
to studio owner/producer, Dusty Wakeman, a large multipurpose
booth has been added to "the Stage' and a Vintage Neve
8088 console installed in studio A.
manager, Brian Kohl at 818-557-0100 to visit and/or take an
Atlantis manager, Michelle Moore reports the following sessions...
Mariah Carey's new album, due out in December on Def Jam Records
is very near completion. The first single, "You Got Me",
featuring Jay-Z was recently mixed at Studio Atlantis in anticipation
of an early release. Producer Just Blaze, Engineer Ken Lewis,
and Assistant Colin Miller worked on the SSL9080J and ProTools
MixPlus in Atlantis' Studio A.
Other recent projects at Atlantis include new Dreamworks Records
artist Boomkat, Produced by Boomkat & Martin Pradler, Engineered
by Neal Pogue, Assisted by Tyler Archer and Zech Algood. Boomkat
features singer/actress Taryn Manning, who recently starred
along side Brittney Spears in the film "Crossroads".
The new Susanna Hoffs single "Alfie" for the Austin
Powers "Goldmember" soundtrack, Engineered by Brad
Wood and Assisted by Tyler Archer was recorded in Atlantis'
Shorty 101 featuring Ja Rule & Eve, remixed the single "Sweet
Baby" for Def Jam by Engineer Neal Pogue and Tyler Archer.
Engineer Ethan Mates was in mixing Aimee Osborne (Daughter of
Ozzy and Sharon) for Devine Recordings. Assisted By John Czornyj.
news at Atlantis, completion of construction on a new ProTools
700 square foot lounge is slated for October. The new lounge
will feature a pool table, Playstation2, bigscreen TV and
entertainment center, kitchen, and office. Oh, and let's not
forget the 42 car underground gated garage which opened this
For further information, contact Michelle
Moore at 323.462.7761
Tezz, Writer/Arranger/Vox Producer
Anthony Dent, The Co-Stars, One-Eye
Sugar Ray, Goldmember, Stoned Immaculate - The Music of
Forger, Producer/Mixer/Engineer/Sound Designer
Michael Jackson, Yuming, George Duke
AZ, Faith Evans, Babyface
out the studioexpresso online event calendar
Friday, September 27th 8pm
CD RELEASE PARTY/PERFORMANCE
Fall Salon Series at TuttoMedia,
A rare L. A. appearance with Chic
accompanied by Giovanna Imbesi on keyboards!
For the child in all of us, this collection of original songs
by Chic Street Man is designed for "adults" whose
lives are inspired and nurtured by the blues. At a time when
the world is looking for comfort Chic offers up this bluesy
entree with a gentle mix of rhythmic toe-tapping and easy
310-399-2800 or e-mail
312 Fifth Avenue (at Rose) Venice, Ca. 90291
$10. limited seating for 40 - please arrive early!
studioexpresso is proud to sponsor
Songsalive! Expo 2002. The first 20 who respond to this
e-mail will receive free passes to the event.
Sept 28th 9am - 6pm
Young Hall, Westwood Village, CA
THE ART & BUSINESS OF SONGWRITING TOGETHER IN ONE POWER
46 local artists, hundreds of songwriters, performers, and
over 60 music industry experts will gather to participate
in informative panels, songwriter showcases (with artists
on six stages), and a Song Camp on Sunday 29.
Forger and Producer/songwriter, Marvin
Etzioni will be panalists at the "In The Studio 1
on 1" from 1:30pm-3pm located at Talk Room 1THE ARTCS
General registration is $45, music organization members are
$25, and walk-ups on the day of the event at 9:00 a.m. are
$50. Register for the SONGSALIVE! EXPO 2002 online (select
"Register"), or call 1-866-462-2838. For additional
questions about the expo, call 310-238-0359.
5 - 8,
AES 113th Convention, LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
passes are available to studioexpresso members and friends.
The Audio Engineering Society is proud to present the 113th
Join us for the largest exhibition of professional audio equipment
in the world, and comprehensive showcase of audio technology.
spectacular lineup of technical sessions and special events
calendar, registration and hotel info:
Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles, CA
annual TEC Awards
Besides honoring 2002 nominees for best audio products and
projects (as voted by Mix readers), special awards will be
given to Geoff Emerick and Robbie Robertson, to recognize
their extraordinary lifetime achievements.
the Mix Foundation, who presents the TEC Awards, is accepting
donations to help the House Ear Institute and H.E.A.R. (Hearing
Education and Awareness for Rockers) in their efforts to support
safe hearing practices, by both musicians and listeners.
Tickets for the event are now available online at the TEC
Awards Website above or e-mail Karen
Dunn or call at (925) 939-6149.
October 6 from 7-10PM
elcielo...and thank heaven...for a little party'n!
Studio owner, Francisco Lobo and his posse will be in LA during
the AES week and would like to invite studioexpresso members
and friends to celebrate the special occasion, birth of Monterrey
Mexico's newest recording facility!
The SSL 9000J studio can accommodate mixing and tracking a
60 piece orchestra and is suitable for both music, film and
Call this number 877-645-9777 to get your invite!
Rainbow Bar & Grill
tel 310 278 4232
9015 Sunset Blvd.
(back patio area)
an express tour of el cielo in studioexpresso's International
Mastering & DVD Adds AudioCube 5 System
With 4 nominations for the 2002 TEC Awards, world renowned
mastering facility Gateway Mastering in Portland, ME has purchased
a Cube-Tec AudioCube 5 multi-channel workstation for immediate
installation. The Gateway AudioCube is configured to support
multiple applications, including DVD-A Authoring (CubeDVD-A),
CD Mastering, Restoration, and multi-channel DSD Mastering.
In addition to a variety of Cube-Tec 24/192 Restoration tools,
both Stereo and 8 Channel 24/192 Mastering tools (VPI's) and
CubeDVD-A, the system is equipped with Steinberg Wavelab 4
and Nuendo editors.
The system also includes the Cube I/O-D530-24 - a 24-channel
audio and sync I/O interface housed in a 3U x 19" rackmount
"When choosing our new audio workstations, the importance
of providing clients with a comprehensive range of services
at the highest possible level of quality led us to the Cube-Tec
AudioCube 5. With CubeDVD-A and both CD and DSD mastering
capabilities, combined with one of the most powerful arrays
of 24/192 restoration and mastering tools we've seen,"
says mastering engineer, Bob Ludwig.
recent projects include: Current Bruce Springsteen Release
and classic Rolling Stone catalog for hybrid SACD/CD release
and Nine Inch Nails DVD.
For Additional Information Contact:Siegfried Acker + 1
49-(0) 7435 - 910 - 942 // Curt Smith +1 - (905)469-8080
Ludwig of Gateway
George Martin and rapper LL
Cool J took the stage, and in separate testimonials, both
briefly talked about how and why (for them) WM 9 Series will
facilitate the ways consumers will enjoy media and entertainment.
Media9, a new digital content-delivery platform that allows
high-speed online streaming, along with home-theater-quality
audio and video-starting with Peter
Gabriel's new album "Up."
The new Hollywood Highlands Media Complex in downtown Hollywood
was "the place to be" this past week for the launch
of the public beta version of Microsoft's windows Media 9
(WM 9) Series platform.
Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates hosted the
evening's festive soiree attended by more than 1,000 media,
entertainment executives, technology pros and about 60 third-party
kicked off with Academy Award-winning film director and digital
image/film maven James Cameron (Titanic, The Terminator) describing
his use of Windows Media for a recent webcast of his underwater
Titanic 3D film. Gates followed with his vision of the rest
of this decade he calls the "digital decade," a
concept he supports with four pillars:
content in flexible form for use in honest markets (read that
as users will pay for it);
dialogs with young people, making sure they understand that
content providers need and want to be paid like any other
hard worker in the world;
implementation to enforce DRM (that's Digital Rights Management);
technology that protects DRM by way of a digital "envelope"
that surrounds and encrypts all WM9 Series content.
the rest of Barry Rudolph's report at Pro Sound Web here...
Announces Pro Tools 5.3.3. for Pro Tools|HD on Windows XP
and SCSI|128 - Host Adapter for Pro Tools|HD
is pleased to announce the SCSI|128 kit, the SCSI solution
for Pro Tools|HD. SCSI|128 accomplishes two significant tasks.
First, it offers 128 tracks of record and playback with Pro
Tools|HD on both Mac and Windows when used with LVD drives.
Second, its built-in LVD support results in improved data
integrity, and allows for longer cable lengths - up to 12.5
meters (41 feet) per bus - to accommodate effective placement
of your LVD-supported SCSI drives.
kit, which ships with the ATTO UL3D Dual Channel Ultra3 SCSI
Host Adapter and two cables, comes pre-tuned for optimal performance
with Pro Tools|HD. The UL3D's two external channels handle
throughput up to 160 MB/second per channel. The SCSI|128 kit
also supports up to 64 audio tracks on Pro Tools|24 MIX and
d24 systems on both Mac and Windows.
information, please e-mail Chandra
Lynn, press & artist relations manager, or call 650-731-6688.
Upgrades to Pro Tools|HD
Santa Monica-based Todd/Soundelux
has upgraded 22 Digidesign Pro Tools|24 MIX systems to Pro
Tools|HD workstations and will be installing the new systems
Todd/Soundelux is an "end-to-end" service provider
with client-friendly facilities and is a leader in audio production
and post production for feature films, television series,
commercials, and new media. Todd/Soudelux supports two major
music studios, Todd AO Scoring and Signet Sound, which specialize
in scoring and score mixing. "These facilities have many
clients who are beginning to insist on using Pro Tools|HD,"
states Bill Johnston, Todd/Soundelux vice president, engineering.
"We are upgrading now in order to insure that our facilities
are offering the most current, best-sounding and technically
Todd/Soundelux attributes its main reasons for moving to Pro
Tools|HD to the increased power and audio track count that
the system affords. Currently, it has four TV post-production
rooms that use five Pro Tools systems with custom ProControl
and Control24 console configurations. Todd/Soundelux was also
attracted to the excellent sound quality of Pro Tools|HD.
McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, Tom Waits, Guster to appear on
'For The Kids' CD!
Productions (Canada) has joined forces with The Sarah McLachlan
Music Outreach and will subsequently release an album of children's
music titled For The Kids, featuring artists such as Sarah
McLachlan, Darius Rucker (x-singer of Hootie and the Blowfish),
Barenaked Ladies, Five for Fighting, Guster, Billy Bragg with
Wilco, Tom Waits, Glen Phillips (x-singer for Toad The Wet
Sprocket), Sixpence None the Richer, Dan Wilson (singer of
Semisonic) and Remy Zero on November 5th, 2002 in North America.
McLachlan Music Outreach - An Arts Umbrella Project is a unique
school that offers free music education to inner city youth
in Vancouver, British Columbia. This new program represents
a partnership between Sarah McLachlan and Arts Umbrella, Canada's
largest visual and performing arts institute for young people
ages 2 to 19.
25,000 albums will come with a Colorific Crayon in the spine
of each disc for the U.S. release.
For further info contact: Armand
Sebris at Nettwerk Productions
Vancouver, BC CANADA
to the Stars
Lamont Dozier with Disc Marketing CEO
Tena Clark at Firehouse
Recording Studios, site of one of his latest projects
Tena Clark has penned hits for Patti Labelle, written jingles
for McDonald's ("Have you had your break today"),
and produces enhanced CDs for United Airlines and Air Force
One. But Clark says her latest project that has given her the
most satisfaction is NASA who hired her to come up with a theme
song for the space program. Fittingly, Clark wrote the tune,
"Way Up There," at 30,000 feet somewhere between New
York and Los Angeles. The Song proved so popular that it has
also been adopted as theme song for next year's "Centenial
of Flight," national celebration being sponsored by NASA
and several corporations. She's keeping mum on names, but Clark
said that four well-known musicians would record the song in
collaboration during the next couple of months. "This has
been very personal for me. It's much more than just another
song," Clark said. "If you think of how many places
this song will be played - from the Kennedy Center to Kitty
Hawk - it's very special."
to Ramone and a Mancini Musicale
"I want to talk to you as a singer," Academy Award-winning
actor Kevin Spacey told the crowd gathered to honor Phil
Ramone, legendary record producer/engineer, at the Mancini
Musicale at UCLA's Royce Hall. "Phil and I have been
quietly working for the past year on my preparation to play
Bobby Darin" in a film, Spacey said. "And I've got
to tell you what it's like to be in a studio with Phil Ramone
- it's like having a great chef, a rich interpreter, your
daddy, a psychiatrist
this is what he's probably done
for every artist he has worked with in his extraordinary career."
Then Spacey, head cocked and fingers snapping, broke into
an a capella version of "I found a New Baby," a
la '50's pop idol, Darin. "Without Dr. Phil - the real
Dr Phil - I wouldn't have had the guts to do that," Spacey
said. The Actor's appearance at the Aug 17 benefit that raised
$220,000 for the Henry Mancini Institute was a surprise to
Ramone, who was there to receive the Hank Award. The award
- given annually to an artist who, besides having a successful
musical career, regularly mentors aspiring musicians - is
named for Mancini, composer of such pop standards as "Moon
River." "I'm choked up," said Ramone, an impresario
who has worked with Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Billy
Joel and Paul McCartney. "This honor is one of the greatest
thrills I've ever had." About 350 guests paid $275 each
to dine on the Ahmanson Terrace before enjoying the musicale
featuring the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra under the
baton of artistic director Patrick Williams. Included on the
program: a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald by singer Patti Austin
and a performance by jazz pianist Gerald Clayton. Each year,
the institute presents scholarships to emerging professional
musicians who, for four weeks, train with Williams on the
UCLA campus, said Ginny Mancini, president. "We must
nurture the next generation of musicians or we won't have
any good music at all."
congrats go to our friend, producer/engineer, Greg
Landanyi (Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Warren Zevon) for
celebrating 30 Sound Years in the biz! (Setp 7th Billoboard
Mortality With Mischief Rather Than Tears (read
the entire Times article here)
Warren Zevon has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
And, of course, his irresistible humor is still much alive:
"Really, the thing I want is to last through the winter
so I don't miss the new
James Bond movie (watch MGM Teaser)" Warren said.
Actually, we believe he's the real-life Bond! You may send
a message to Warren
c/o Artemis Records. Our love, prayers and thoughts go out
to him and his family.
to the lives lost and touched on 9/11
glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we
is the price that life exacts for granting peace
Saddam Hussein's and his regime's good faith is to bet the
lives of millions and the peace of the world in a reckless
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together
--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.