Atlanta, GA (March 5, 2007)–Tree Sound Studios has committed to offsetting 100 percent of its electricity-related CO2 emissions from 2006 forward. That means that any album produced at Tree will be made with renewable energy.
50 percent of Tree Sound’s power comes from Atlanta’s methane gas producing landfill and 50 percent is offset by purchasing renewable (wind, solar and biomass) energy credits from Green Mountain Energy. By purchasing renewable energy credits in 2006, Tree Sound helped avoid over 196,000 pounds of CO2, a harmful greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. That feat has the equivalent environmental impact of recycling over 484,000 aluminum cans or over 78,000 pounds of newspaper, according to the studio.
Tree Sound is taking further steps to be green by using LED and compact fluorescents where possible in the studio. According to the company newsletter: “We are using Seventh Generation cleaning products, which are biodegradable and also recycled office supplies. Our newest planned endeavor is planting an organic herb, spice and vegetable garden on site to help educate and feed our staff and clients and enjoy the peace of nature. In 2007 we hope to get the roof lined with solar panels and be making bio-diesel for bands on the road. Last but not least, Tree now plants a tree everyday and one for every ticket sold to our live events.”
Now, in recent sessions news: producer/recording artist James “Groove” Chambers is reportedly “brewing something for everyone’s thirsty ears in 2007.” Groove debuted on the scene with Platinum album, Watermelon Chicken & Grits, for Nappy Roots. He produced 10 out of the 12 songs including the smash hit “Aw Naw.” He is currently working in The Kitchen, his private studio at Tree Sound, on several projects including newly signed Jive recording artist Lil Mama. Groove is in the studio with Dr. Luke recording new songs for Lil Mama and is also in the midst of producing tracks for the debut album for Malissa “Mali” Hunter.
Producer Bryan Michael Cox (Mary J. Blige, Usher) has been frequenting Tree Sound over the last few months, tracking in Studio A with Def Jam artist Candace Jones and Exit engineering, assisted by Tree’s Mack Woodward, returning to Studio A to write for Interscope artist Claudette Ortiz, with Sam Thomas and Exit engineering (assisted by Woodward), and tracking in Studio A with Universal songstress Melissa Jimenez.
And, some recent equipment upgrades: Studio A is in the process of adding another 192 and additional Accel cards to its HD rig, to provide clients with more outputs and more power. Tree is also adding to its collection of choice outboard gear, and recently acquired more compressors including the Universal Audio LA2A, Neve 33609, Tube Tech CL-1B, a pair of 1176’s. And, Studio M is
now the home to a new pair of Augsburger monitors.
Other artists recently in session at Tree Sound are: Maroon 5, tracking with producer/engineer Mark Endert; Ciara in Studio A with Calvo and Al Jamaal, engineered by Tree’s Wyatt Oates; producer Jazze Pha laying down tracks for various Island Def Jam projects with engineer Nico Solis; producer Polow da Don tracking with Young Buck and engineer Travis Daniels; Jimmy Douglas mixing Young Buck in Studio A; Andre 3000 laying down some sax, keys and drum tracks for his show on the Cartoon Network Class of 3000, with John Holmes engineering; and Atlantic artist Trey Songz in Studio M with producer L.T. Moe laying down tracks for his upcoming album Trey Day.
For more information on Tree Sound Studios, visit www.treesoundstudios.com.