Studio Mix: October 2020

Webster Recruits Legends for A Woman Like Me

Contemporary jazz leader Lindsey Webster recorded her new album A Woman Like Me at United Recording shortly before the Safer at Home order was issued. For her sessions at United, Webster assembled a cast of legendary sidemen to realize her vision: Luis Conte on percussion, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Nathan East on bass, and Keith Slattery on keys, who also shares producer and composer credits. Mark Gray engineered alongside United’s Wesley Sideman.

Speelburg Readies the Porsche

Rising electro-pop artist Speelburg is releasing his debut studio album Porsche on Oct. 2 via Sophomore Slump in partnership with Kartel Music Group. The 11-song album was written and produced by Speelburg aka Noah Sacré and was recorded at his home studio in Brighton, Eng- land. Porsche was mixed by Grammy Award-winning producer Ben H. Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Kaiser Chiefs).

Cut Worms Puts a Close On New Album

Brooklyn based singer-songwriter Max Clarke, known by his stage name Cut Worms, has spent the better part of the lockdown chipping away at his upcoming album Nobody Lives Here Anymore, which will be released on Oct. 9 via Jagjaguwar. Pictured here, Clarke tracks keys during a session at Sam Phillips Studio in Nashville, TN.

Pooh Shiesty Preps for So Icy Gang Compilation

Rapper Pooh Shiesty recently hit the studio in Atlanta, GA to record a track that will be included on the upcoming So Icy Gang compilation due for release in October and released via Gucci Mane’s new label venture, The New 1017. Shiesty broke into the hip-hop scene in 2018 and was brought onto Gucci’s label earlier this year.

Kev Kelly Takes on Sound Emporium

Pop artist Kev Kelly recently spent a day at the historic Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville, TN for a long studio session. He sat down at the keys to record an acoustic version of the single “Everything’s On Fire” off his debut EP Saint KDK V. “We recorded it in Studio A,” Kelly said. “We also filmed the video for the acoustic version in the same space.”

Abbey Road Institute Gets Some New Digs

The Abbey Road Institute has outfitted its new production and sound engineering school, held at Julio Reyes Copello’s Art House Studios in Miami, FL, with an SSL ORIGIN analog in-line mixing console. “It is part of our mission to provide students with access to the best audio solutions available,” said Copello. “Our new ORIGIN will play an integral role in helping students understand key workflow concepts in a modern production environment while providing real-world experience working on a world-class mixing console.”

Color Fields’ Torres Ponders “Ships in the Dark”

John Torres, lead singer and guitarist of the band Color Fields, looks on
as indie production legend Peter Katis (The National, Death Cab for Cutie, Frightened Rabbit) hones in on a mix for the track “Ships in the Dark” from their debut EP. The band worked with Katis on two tracks at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT. The band has a foot in both the indie and pop worlds, also working with famed pop/R&B/hip-hop producer Jerry Wonda on the EP.