Norcross, GA (October 18, 2005)–Atlanta rockers, Sevendust, set up camp in Studio A at Tree Sound Studios to mix tracks for their new record, produced by band mates John Connoly and Morgan Rose and engineer/producer Shawn Grove, with co production by remaining members of Sevendust. Engineering duties in the SSL 4064 G+ equipped Studio A were handled by Shawn Grove with assistance provided by Travis Daniels. The album was recorded at J. Stanley’s Production House in Florida and released on October 11 on 7 Bros. Records/Winedark/Fontana Universal.
In other Tree Sound sessions, producer/engineer Matt Still (Elton John, Outkast, Nelly) came in to polish up tracks for a Christmas duet featuring Sir Elton John and his country mate Joss Stone. The track, “Calling it Christmas,” is slated for holiday release on a sweet compilation offered up by Starbucks. And, new Island/Def Jam artists, The Bravery, came into Studio A to track with engineer Nic Hard (The Church, Jesse Malin). Pictured with The Bravery at Tree Sound is (far left) assistant engineer Kenneth Mount and (far right) producer/engineer Nic Hard.Producer B-Sides handled production on the track and Tree’s Kenneth Mount assisted the session. Andre 3000 also worked in Studio A recently, producing a new tune for Outkast to be featured on the soundtrack of a yet-to-be named feature film starring Outkast. The movie is set for national release at the top of 2006. Still engineered the session, assisted by Tree lead engineer John Holmes.
Kenny Rogers also put his money on Tree’s Studio A when he came in to work his vocal magic on several new tracks produced by Dan Huff (Faith Hill, Dixie Chicks) and engineered by Mark Hagen (LeAnn Rimes, Brooks & Dunn). Tree’s Daniels assisted on the session.
Atlanta-based producer Polow da Don hit Tree’s Studio A to mix the track “Luxurious” for Gwen Stefani. Daniels was at the desk, assisted by Mack Woodward and Wyatt Oates. Pink and Atlanta’s Indigo Girls added a splash of color to Studio A while working on a track entitled “A Letter to the President” for a Starbucks Christmas compilation CD. Engineer Glenn Matullo (John Mayer, Christina Milian) working his magic was happily assisted by Holmes.
Polow da Don was back in Studio A producing a track for Academy-award winning actor Jamie Foxx’s upcoming release. Jimmy Douglas (Jay-Z, Missy Elliot, Destiny’s Child) engineered the session with assistance from Tree’s Kenneth Mount and Woodward. Also in for Jamie Foxx’s new record was Atlanta’s own Grammy winner, Ludacris, laying his own special vibe to another cut on the record. Tree’s Kenneth Mount handling the engineering duties.
Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell also worked in Studio A on his upcoming solo release for Provident Records. Dan Muckala (Aaron Neville, Mandy Moore) worked as producer while Michael Head engineered and Kenneth Mount assisted. Toni Braxton has also been putting in her fair share of time at Tree, in addition to rehearsals in the Cave for her tour. Braxton’s been teaming up with super-songster/producer Richard Marx and jazzman Chris Botti (Columbia Records) to track a tune for his Columbia debut. Chip Mathews (Hank Williams Jr., Brooks & Dunn) engineered and was assisted by Travis Daniels.
Virgin Recording artist Bubba Sparxxx lit up Tree’s Studio M while working on several new cuts for his upcoming release. Tree engineer Travis Daniels handled the engineering. Metal-Core band, Norma Jean, thrashed in Studio A while recording a track for Masters of Horror, an upcoming Showtime Television series. Matt Bayles (Mastadon, Isis, Botch) engineered and produced the track while Tree’s resident hard-core enthusiast Ryan McDonald assisted.
Pictured at Tree are (l-r) Cartel’s Joseph, Nick, Kevin and Ryan, producer/engineer Zack Odom, Cartel’s Will, and producer/engineer Kenneth Mount.And another Atlanta rock band, Cartel, released their debut album Chroma on September 20th. Chroma was created in its entirety here at Tree Sound Studios and was released by L.A. inde label The Militia Group. Chroma was produced, recorded, and mixed by Tree’s dynamic production duo, Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount.
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