New York, NY (March 23, 2004)–Avatar Recording Studios has recently hosted “Sessions @ AOL” tapings, as well as various recording and mixing sessions for both TV and album projects. AOL Music filmed and recorded performances by Alanis Morissette and Blondie for “Sessions,” with engineers Gregg Thompson and Anthony Ruotolo handling the multitracking and live sound duties in the Neve 8068-equipped Studio A. Nathan Lane and the cast of The Producers also paid a visit to Avatar to do some recording and ADR for an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, with Avatar engineers Roy Hendrickson and Brian Montgomery.
Producer Nile Rogers recently worked at Avatar with Octone Records band Maroon 5 recording tracks for an upcoming Sly and the Family Stone Tribute. Rich Hilton engineered the sessions with help from Peter Doris. And, engineer Al Schmitt and producer Jorge Calandrelli recorded Rosa Passos for Sony Classical in Avatar’s Studio A. In the SSL 9000-equipped Studio B, engineer Chris Shaw recently mixed songs for an iTunes release of the MTV Dashboard Confessional show. Avatar engineer Ross Petersen recently recorded tracks in Studio B with producer Jay Levine for Island Def Jam artist Fefe Dobson.
AOL Music also recently filmed and recorded a performance by Norah Jones for “Sessions @ AOL,” in its Studio C on the Neve VRP72 with Thompson and Ruotolo engineering. Also in Studio C, James Farber recently mixed a project for the Dave Holland Big Band with Montgomery assisting. Meanwhile, producer Arif Mardin and Queen Latifah also worked in Studio C on her upcoming album, with engineering duties provided by Michael O’Reilley and assistant Aya Takemura. Production team Scrap 60 (Eddie Wohl / Rob Cagianno) recently booked Studio C to record songs with Dropbox for Atari video games.
Studio D’s SSL 9000 was used in sessions by R&B producer Knowbody and engineer Carlos Bess to work on a project with SRC/Universal artist Patricia Bernetti. And, engineer/mixer Hendrickson recently mixed a live album by Danilo Perez in his Yamaha DM2000-equipped Pro Tools HD suite at Avatar.