Studio Mix: February 2022


Miles Davis IN Dolby Atmos

Maurice Patist, president of PMC USA, along with Steve Genewick and David Rideau, are pictured at Capitol Studios working on the Dolby Atmos Music mix of the biggest-selling jazz album of all time, Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue. The certified quadruple platinum album is available on Apple Music, streaming in an immersive audio format.


Calistar Can't Sleep

The daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, L.A.-based Calista Wu (CaliStar) is breaking barriers for Asian American artists and championing various causes close to her heart, such as anti-bullying and mental health awareness. She has also founded Cali Star Entertainment, LLC. Wu and her producer, Enik Lin, worked on “Can't Sleep” in November 2020, written and recorded at Calista’s barebones home studio in Orange County, and Enik brought his Townsend mic and Apollo interface to record her vocals.


Navarro, Hawkins and Chaney are NHC

Supergroup NHC is comprised of beloved musicians Dave Navarro (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), and Chris Chaney. For Hawkins, who had played alongside Chaney in the mid-90s in Alanis Morissette’s band, it was a chance to play with “the one and only Dave Navarro,” whom Hawkins calls “the best lead guitarist in alternative rock.”

Wajatta's John Tejada

John Tejada, one-half of duo Wajatta (with comedian/musician Reggie Watts), has been at the vanguard of West Coast techno since 1994. He returned with a brand new Wajatta EP, Do You Even Care Anymore?, released in December via Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label. On the EP, “Somethin’ More Than This” and “So You Know” playfully channel vintage 12-bit sampler grooves, chock full of musical meditations.


Prelude for Lauren Jaugeri

“Scattered” featuring Vic Mensa is yet another cut off Lauren Jaugeri’s solo project, PRELUDE, released via her own label, Attunement Records, under exclusive license to AWAL Recordings. Jaugeri kicked off her new era with a special livestream performance presented by the premium social live media platform Moment House.



The Hideout Recording Studios

From Kendrick Lamar and Carlos Santana to Five Finger Death Punch and everyone in between, The Hideout Recording Studio has catered to some of the biggest names in the music business. Pictured (l-r): Producer-Engineer Joe Barresi, The Hideout staff engineer Tristan Hardin, and Producer-Engineer (and The Hideout owner) Kevin Churko. 


Paul Natural's Creative Space

Paul Natural is all about collaboration. He is currently releasing a series of singles that each feature a different N.Y.C. artist accompanied by an animated visual guide. He is seen here working out of his Brooklyn studio in front of Focal Shape Twin  monitors. “I love a creative space that has windows, and ever since I discovered monitors with passive radiators, I’ve been mixing in the sun.”