Indianapolis, IN (February 22, 2007)–The Pop Machine has been busy this winter with several recording projects, according to co-owner and producer/engineer Marc Johnson. John Waite, former front man for The Babys and Bad English, recorded the song “Universal Solider” at The Pop Machine, with overdubs cut at Henson Recording in Los Angeles. John Waite at Pop Machine’s SoundcraftThe Pop Machine principals Marc Johnson and brother Eric Klee Johnson produced and mixed the track, which features Matchbox Twenty’s Kyle Cook on guitar, session ace Kenny Aronoff on drums, and Adam Whilte on loops.
Pictured at Pop Machine are (l-r) John Waite, Marc Johnson and Debbie Valentine cutting vocalsWaite’s “Universal Soldier” was recorded and mixed at The Pop Machine for an iTunes-exclusive release on Rounder Records; John ‘Squirrel’ Searle was assistant engineer on this session.
The Johnson brothers are now putting the finishing touches on a new release for Jane Jensen; one song from the project Saturday Night appears in the new film Slither. Eric Klee Johnson mixed the new release for Xero Sum, and Marc produced. In other recent sessions, Tony Buechler and Marc Johnson co-produced the debut release for country music singer Chad Harvey; Marc tracked and mixed the latest from western swing sensations, The Round-ups; and producer Joe Cheesman and engineer Mike Petrow worked at The Pop Machine with The Born Again Floozies, tracking a song for a Paste magazine sampler.
The Pop Machine also recently added more gear to its inventory, including a vintage AKG C414EB condenser microphone, an Amek Neve Pure Path, a pair of Sennheiser E609s (silver dynamic guitar mics), a pair of Uncle Alberts’ passive DIs, and Monster power. The Pop Machine’s main studio features a Soundcraft Series 1600 mixing console, which includes 24 of the 2011 Preamp/EQ Modules; Pro Tools HD3 Accel system; Otari MX-80 2 Analog 24-track machine; API, Focusrite, Neve, Fairchild and Universal Audio mic pre/EQs; lots of guitars, basses, effects pedals, vintage and modern amps; Ludwig, Slingerland, and Sonor Cocktail drum kits; Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3 and M3, Minimoog, Wurlitzers, and synths.
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