Oakland, CA (November 15, 2005)–Studio 880 has expanded with a new “project-size” tracking/mixing suite outfitted with a Digidesign ICON console in a 5.1 surround environment, as well as large screen projection system for video post production. According to Studio 880 general manager Doug Logan, the new year will bring an SSL 9000 J console to Studio B. Studio 880 owner John Lucasey has been producing an album for Maypole, the first signing to his new label, 880 Records. Brad Kobylczak and Marco Martin recorded the band through Neve, API, and Avalon preamps to Pro Tools HD on the ICON mixer. Mark Needham mixed the album, and Lucasey is currently in the studio completing the final mixes for a spring 2006 release.
Studio 880 engineer Marco Martin is currently in Rome, Italy where he has been for over two months as engineer for Morrissey’s new record. Marco is currently mixing the record with producer Tony Visconti. And, Lucasey will soon be producing a series of live in the studio music video exclusives for Walmart.com Music at Studio 880. Artists include Yellow Card, Reliant K, and Scott Stapp of Creed. Video production will be by Chad Wilson of Progressive Productions.
In other session news, producer/engineer Jeff Saltzman has produced several bands in Studio A, including Smashmouth, engineered by Martin and Kobylczak, and The Sounds, engineered by Kobylczak.
Studio 880 resident Amp Live has been producing a weekly radio show with Bay area DJ Hooman, as well as new material for Zion-I and a new artist, The Grouch. Amp Live is reportedly using Pro Logic 7.1 incorporated with Pro Tools and an Akai MPC 3000.