Richmond, VA (June 28, 2005)–According to producer/engineer Bryan Hoffa, Sound of Music Studios has been a South East hot spot, with bands like The Hackensaw Boys and DC natives Soft Complex in tracking new material for upcoming releases. The Hackensaw Boys were in tracking with producer/studio co-founder David Lowery and engineer/studio co-founder John Morand; the sessions were “fast and live, with much of it done all around the Neumann U 47.”
Soft Complex were recording an EP for Silverthree records with Hoffa behind the console (a Sony MXP 3000 36-channel console equips Studio A, and a Sony DMX R-100 holds it down in Studio B). The initial tracks were recorded on 2″ tape and transferred to Otari Radar II for overdubs and mixing. Chapel Hill, NC band Hotel Lights, featuring Darren Jesse from Ben Folds Five, were back at Sound of Music tracking some new material with Alan Weatherhead producing and engineering. Weatherhead and Sound of Music co-owner and drummer Miguel Urbiztondo have been contributing to the band’s live performances as well as recording recently.
And, this month, Morand has been busy producing for Sound of Music co-owner and musician/songwriter Craig Harmon on his “Hotel Americana” album, which features an impressive roster of musicians from Richmond to New York to Nashville. Meanwhile, Hoffa has been recording basic tracks for a collaboration between David Immergluck (Counting Crows, Camper van Beethoven) and Lowery (Cracker, Camper van Beethoven) in Studio B.
Next month will bring in some international flavor, as Mint travels to Richmond from Belgium mid-month to track and mix a record with Morand producing and engineering.
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The Hackensaw Boys Band