New York, NY (March 23, 2006)–Now in its 16th year of operation, Shelter Island Sound has re-opened in its new digs at 40 West 27th street, 7th floor in the Chelsea area of Manhattan. Shelter Island’s recently upgraded Pro Tools HD3 system had its maiden voyage tracking The New York Dolls with legendary producer Jack Douglas and engineers Jay Messina and Steve Addabbo.
This is the Dolls first studio album since 1974, and is scheduled for release this July by Roadrunner Records. Bo Diddley stopped by to play some guitar on a track.
Even before construction was complete the studio was busy finishing up Sonya Kitchell’s debut album for Starbucks/Velour. Producers Steve Addabbo and Jeff Krasno tracked and mixed some final tracks for the album, Words Came Back To Me, due for an April 4th release at all Starbucks stores and major retailers. Production on Words was split between Shelter Island and Spirithouse, in Northampton, MA. During the recording and mixing portions of the album done at Shelter, Addabbo worked on his Pro Tools HD3 system and API/MCI 636 console w/ Flying faders, employing Urei 813 and Yamaha NS-10M monitors, and EMT 140 plate and EMT 250 digital reverbs.
With its relocation, Shelter Island’s recording space has increased by 50 percent, and Addabbo reports a boost in tracking sessions. Action/Reaction tracked and mixed their new album for Equalvision records with Junior Sanchez producing and Ray Martin tracking and mixing. BMG/Japan is tracking an album for Osaka-based band Otto, with producers Toshikazu Yoshioka and Chris Feinstein, and producer David Seitz remixed a track for Columbia artist Aqualung as well as finishing albums for Boston-based Logan and Appleseed recording artist Lizzy West.
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