Studio Mix: January 2022


Ashford and Telefunken

Mix engineer Ricky Ashford has been touring with his Telefunken microphones for more than five years. "They have never failed me," he says. Ashford is well known for the flawless sound of his tours with artists such as Ashanti, Bow Wow, Kiana Lede', SchoolBoy Q, Jay Rock, Soulja boy, Lloyd, SZA, and Pretty Ricky, among many others.



Cloud Out Loud

Cloud aka Cloud Out Loud, is pictured during a Sunday jam in Eugene, OR home studio. "My setup is honestly pretty simple,” Cloud says. “Mostly just using a looping pedal with my guitar or Novation pad.”




Lena Scissorhands of Infected Rain   

Infected Rain have become one of the most exciting new acts in the heavy music world, with charismatic, multi-talented frontwoman Lena Scissorhands emerging as one of the fastest-rising leading ladies of the genre. The band will release their otherworldly fifth album, Ecdysis, on January 7, 2022 via Napalm Records.



Lil' Ronnie at Einnor

Producer and songwriter Ronnie Jackson (aka Lil’ Ronnie) has installed a Neve® Genesys Black G16 console in his new studio in Atlanta. “I wanted a Neve desk because I love the iconic analogue Neve sound,” he says. “The console delivers the traditional analogue look and feel while also offering digital control and easy integration with DAWs.” Lil’ Ronnie has worked with many artists including T.I., Bow Wow, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Scott McCreery.

Katelyn Tarver's Big Time Rush

Katelyn Tarver got her start playing Jo Taylor on Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush released  subject To Change is via Secretly Distribution.  The LA-via-Georgia singer/songwriter/actress. brother Drew Tarver is also on HBO Max's The Other Two. She continues to work in LA with regular collaborators Davis Naish, Annika Bennett, Justin Gammella and David Arkwright on new music to come in 2022 when she heads out on the road across the US in March-April with Johnnyswim.


Harbor Studios Malibu: A Room With A View

Harbor Studios hosted and Barefoot Audio sponsored a high powered happy hour for a who's who of audio's most talented engineers, producers and musicians. The Malibu studio has a Steven Klein designed tracking room and Delta H designed mixing room with a paradise view from Palos Verdes to Point Dume. L to R producer / engineer, Robert Caranza, producer / engineer Mark Needham, studio owner Zach Zimmerman and producer/composer CJ Vanston,  For more info go to HarborMusic.com

Kevin Flournoy at United Recording

Producer, songwriter, arranger and keyboardist Kevin Flournoy has been working on several projects at United Recording in Hollywood. In his star-studded career, Flournoy has recorded: Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, The Pointer Sisters, Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Mason, to name a few.

Pictured (l-r): Flournoy; engineer David Rideau; steel drummer/percussionist Leon Alexander, Jr.; and singer-songwriter Amanda Cole.