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Special Pressing Includes Three Mono Sides, One Stereo, and Two 45′s
Pictured during the vinyl remastering of the Beach Boys' "The Smile Sessions" are (L-R) recording engineer/mixer and co-producer Mark Linett, co-producer Alan Boyd, and mastering engineer Chris Bellman. Photo by David Goggin.
As part of the official edition of “The Smile Sessions,” Capitol Records is issuing vinyl pressings comprised of three mono LPs, one stereo, and two 45rpm singles. Longtime Brian Wilson recording engineer Mark Linett, who also served as co-producer on the project, was on hand in the cutting room at Bernie Grundman Mastering with co-producer Alan Boyd and mastering engineer Chris Bellman.
A comprehensive reissue project containing out-takes, original takes, and an extensive historical booklet, the album is available as a five-CD box set and as a less expensive two-CD version. After remastering the official vinyl version, which is the way it would have been released in 1967, engineer and co-producer Mark Linett quipped, “We’ve waited 44 years to cut this album — now just don’t drop it!”
During the years “Smile” remained unavailable, it had come to be regarded as the most famous unreleased album of all time.
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New York â€“ October 4, 2011 â€“ With a heavy international touring schedule and a new album gaining praise from fans and music critics all around the world, singer/songwriter Jon Regen is very discriminating on the tools of his trade â€“ on the stage and in the studio. Whether performing in a classical European concert hall or recording vocals at a top international studio facility, Regen depends on Neumann microphones to make sure his performances as good as they can possibly be.
Regen began his career as a jazz pianist before recently extending his repertoire to include vocals. In 2004, he released Almost Home — his first singer/songwriter album. But the more he sang live, the more he noticed a â€˜lack of shineâ€™ when using typical microphones. When he noticed top artists using Neumann condenser mics on stage, he more
Producer Justin Meldel-Johnsen Helms Follow-up to Smash Debut: “Habits”
Pictured in Ocean Way’s renowned Studio B are (L-R) Justin Meldal-Johnsen, producer; Christopher Allen, guitar; Branden Campbell, bass; Elaine Bradley (holding “Caramel”), drums; Tyler Glenn, vocals; Wesley Seidman, assistant engineer; Greg Collins, engineer. Photo by David Goggin.
Neon Trees is recording their sophomore album at Ocean Way Recording, following the smash success of their debut CD, “Habits.” The new as-yet-untitled album is being helmed by producer and bass player Justin Meldel-Johnsen, known for his work with Beck, Nine Inch Nails, and Garbage. Recorded by Greg Collins, the band is comprised of Christopher Allen, guitar; Branden Campbell, bass; Elaine Bradley, drums; and Tyler Glenn, vocals.
Neon Trees received nationwide exposure in late 2008 when they opened several North American tour dates for the rock band The Killers. Not long after, the band was signed by Mercury Records and released more
Streamlined Studio Based Around Dangerous Music Equipment Offers Artistic Freedom & Quality Sound
Duncan Sheik at his Sneaky Studios in Upstate New York
EDMESTON, NY – September 30, 2011 - Renowned recording artist and composer Duncan Sheik has outfitted his Upstate NY studio with Dangerous Music’s analog summing, monitor control and DAC, installing the Dangerous 2-Bus, Monitor ST and DAC ST. Sheik and his long-time engineer Michael Tudor now get all the key ingredients of an exceptional analog signal path, but without the constant console maintenance, thrills of surprise downtime, unknown noises and creativity-ending problems often associated with older analog console-based studios. Now it’s all about clean, clear signal where they can control the sonic flavors with choices of mics and outboard gear. Through careful design and the ease of use of Dangerous Music equipment, Sheik’s studio is always, and instantly, ready to record a new song, or music for a Broadway-bound musical, and always at the highest quality. more
Ronnie Vannucci turns in Big Talk with Earthworks SR40V
LAS VEGAS, NVâ€”In the winter of 2010, following a tour of Australia and New Zealand, the Killers decided the time was right to give it a rest. Not a bad move, according to Ronnie Vannucci, the bandâ€™s 35 year-old drummer, especially when you consider that the Las Vegas-based rockers had spent just about the entire last decade in constant company.
Settling back into life at home with his wife in Vegas, Vannucci could easily have chilled by the pool, gone snowboarding in Park City, or simply wandered off into the desert to get some sun and commune with wild burros. There was none of that. Instead, while finishing work on his degree in music from UNLV, he went right back into the studio to produce Big Talk, a record of unusual merit that definitively exceeds most peopleâ€™s definition of more
Rising Pop/Operatic Star Shines in New Disney Pearl Album
Pictured is Nathan Pecheco with TELEFUNKEN’S new ELA M251T at EASTWEST Recording Studios in Hollywood. Photo by David Goggin.
Rising pop/operatic star Nathan Pacheco and producer/composer Leo-Z picked the new TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik ELA M 251T large diaphragm, vintage tube, condenser microphone for Pacheco’s debut on the Disney Pearl Series label. The album was recorded with full orchestra at Air Lyndhurst in London, at EASTWEST recording studios in Hollywood, and at Leo-Z’s private studio, and was mixed by the renowned Michael Brauer.
“We recorded vocals with the 251T and as an artist I couldn’t ask for anything more,” commented Pacheco, a native of Washington, D.C. “The songs have such a huge dynamic range – in the verse there is a breathy intimate sound more
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Rousing Celtic Rock band has production and drummer roots at McNally Smith
WILD COLONIAL BHOYSâ€™ NEW CD HEADS OR TAILS FEATURES ALUM GREG SCHUTTE AND PRODUCTION FACULTY MEMBER RICARDO EHRAMIJIAN; CD RELEASE PARTY SLATED FOR ANNUAL IRISH FAIR AUGUST 11 AT HARRIET ISLAND
ST. PAUL, MINN., â€” August 8, 2011 â€” Call it the luck of the Irish music â€” made in part by McNally Smith College of Music alum Greg Schutte and Faculty member Ricardo Ehramijian. But the Wild Colonial Bhoysâ€™ new Celtic Rock CD, Heads or Tails, touts great songs and spiraling sounds, ideal over a pint, on the dance floor, or both!
â€¢ â€œFriday Nightâ€? Single Sample: http://wildcolonialbhoys.com/
Earning his Professional Musicians Course Degree with a Major in Percussion at McNally Smith in 1997, Schutte produced more
Latin Superstar Celebrates 40 Years of Music & 90 Million Records
Pictured at Bernie Grundman Mastering are (L-R) recording engineer Dan Moore, assistant engineer Arturo Martinez-Caceres, producer Gustavo Farias, and mastering engineer Paul Grundman. Photo by David Goggin.
Producer Gustavo Farias has mastered the 40th Anniversary album of Latin superstar Juan Gabriel with engineer Paul Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. As one of the most famous living representatives of Mexican ranchera, ballad, mariachi and pop music, Gabriel has sold over 90 Million records in his 40-year career.
“There are a lot of surprises here for Juan’s fans — different styles, different rhythms,” commented producer Gustavo Farias, who has also helmed hit projects with such artists as Rocio Durcal, Akwid and Melissa Etheridge. “His writing and performance is very mature, yet very inventive, more
HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – JULY 2011: Producer and engineer Jay Ruston has been recording and mixing tracks for artists such as The Donnas, Jars of Clay, Steel Panther, and Meatloaf for going on twenty years. He has watched the technology that is championed by the industry shift and evolve, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. He hangs onto the better bits. For example, Ruston is an avid (ha!) user of Pro Tools, which he pairs with a Trident console for analog summing. Recently, while working with Anthrax on their forthcoming release, Worship Music, Ruston found Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip plug-in, which combines the classic frequency and dynamics tools found on the monster analog consoles of yore. Together with Anthrax producer and guitarist Rob Caggiano, Ruston recorded and mixed the album.
“I heard about Metric Halo and specifically, ChannelStrip, from Rob and from an article I was more
“America’s Got Talent” Winner Debuts at #13 on the Billboard 200
Pictured (L-R) in Ocean Way’s famed Studio B are, Greg Leisz, Kevin Hunter, Scott Moore, Ian McLagan, Bill Medley, Michael Grimm, Don Was, Howard Willing, Waddy Wachtel, Davey Faragher, and Kenny Aronoff. Photo by David Goggin.
Following his triumphant win on “America’s Got Talent,” singer/songwriter Michael Grimm chose Don Was to produce his debut album, which entered the Billboard 200 at #13. Raised in Waveland, Mississippi, the Southern Soul singer won a $1 million annuity and in addition to his recording career, he plans to use the money to build his grandparents a new house.
Joining Grimm and producer Don Was at Ocean Way were Greg Leisz, steel guitar; Kevin Hunter, guitar; Scott Moore, assistant engineer; Ian McLagan, keyboards; Bill more
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