Welcome to Tracks, our monthly look at the recording process behind 10 new releases by artists across the musical spectrum, running down who’s using what gear where. Click on the photo gallery below to see what’s new. De’anza “Cosmic Dream” Artist: De’anza Album: Cosmic Dream Label: Fusion Beats Produced by: Andre De Santanna, De’Anza Paredes Engineered by: Andre De Santanna Studios: De Santanna Studios, artist’s home studio (both North Hollywood, CA) Mastered by: Dave Locke, JP Masters (Seattle, WA) Equipment Notes: Trident console, Avid Artist Mix surface. Yamaha NS-10, Pelonis 4288 MKII, ATC SCM25A monitors. Avid Pro Tools Grant “In Bloom” Artist: Grant Album: In Bloom Label: Sony Music Sweden Engineered by: Peter Kvint Mix Engineer: Johan T. Karlsson Studios: Studio Brun, Karlssons Musikkontor (both Stockholm, Sweden) Mastered by: Henke Johansson, Masters of Audio (Stockholm) Equipment Notes: SSL AWS 900+ console, API 3124+ mic pre, Avid S3 control surface. Dynaudio BM6A, PSI Audio A17-M, Focal SM9 monitors. Avid Pro Tools Tom Bailey “Science Fiction” Artist: Tom Bailey Album: Science Fiction Label: Mikrokosmos/BFD Produced by: Tom Bailey Engineered by: Robbie Bronnimann, Wez Clarke (tracks 1-2) Studio: The Old Hit Factory (London) Equipment Notes: Neve 1073 (DPX), Chandler REDD.47 and TG2, SSL E Series, Klein & Hummel 310 studio monitors, Apple Logic Taleen Kali “Soul Songs” Artist: Taleen Kali Album: Soul Songs Label: Lollipop Records Produced by: Kristin Kontrol Engineered by: Sarah Tudzin Mix Engineer: Brad Laner Studio: Sunset Sound Studios (Hollywood, CA) Mastered by: Carl Saff Equipment Notes: API 312, Neve 1066, Sunset Sound 1960s-era pre’s. PMC twotwo.8 studio monitors, Avid Pro Tools Sun June “Years” Artist: Sun June Album: Years Label: Keeled Scales Produced by: Sun June, Evan Kaspar Engineered by: Evan Kaspar Studios: Estuary Recording, Evan Kaspar’s studio (both Austin, TX) Mastered by: Carl Saff, Saff Mastering (Chicago, IL) Equipment Notes: Quad Eight Coronado, Yamaha PM2000 consoles. Focal Twin6 Be monitors. Otari MTR90 mkII recorder, Avid Pro Tools Sam Llanas “Return of the Goya—Part 1” Artist: Sam Llanas Album: Return of the Goya—Part 1 Label: Llanas Records Produced by: Sean Williamson Engineered by: Sean Williamson Studios: Subsidized Housing Records, Crow’s Nest (both Milwaukee, WI) Mastered by: Gary Tanin at Daystorm Music (Milwaukee, WI) Equipment Notes: Monitors: KRK ROKIT 6, IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors, Yamaha NS-10M with JBL SB-1 subwoofer, Klipsch Heresy speakers, Auratone speakers. Avid Pro Tools Donald Lawrence and the Tri City Singers “Goshen” Artist: Donald Lawrence and the Tri City Singers Album: Goshen Label: Sony Records Produced by: Donald Lawrence Engineered by: Mark Williams, Eddie Z. Equipment Notes: Sytek Audio Neotek Élite II console, AudioKinesis monitors, Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Nuendo Brian Bromberg “Thicker Than Water” Artist: Brian Bromberg Album: Thicker Than Water Label: Artistry Music Produced by: Brian Bromberg Engineered by: Tom McCauley, Brian Bromberg, Tomi, Deiske Ono (assistant) Studios: Be Squared Studios (Los Angeles, CA), Slice of Heaven Studios (CA), Sound Ninja Recording Studios (Tokyo, Japan) Mastered by: Tom McCauley, Be Squared Studios (Los Angeles, CA) Equipment Notes: Avid Pro Tools 24/96 Rue Snider “City Living” Artist: Rue Snider Album: City Living Label: Self-Released Produced by: Andrija Tokic, Jon Estes (co-producer) Engineered by: Andrija Tokic, Jon Estes Mix Engineer: Andrija Tokic Studio: The Bomb Shelter (Nashville, TN) Mastered by: TW Walsh Equipment Notes: MCI JH600 console. Monitors included Altec Lansing 9842-8A, Yamaha NS-10, Optimus ProAv, Pioneer CS-G301WA, B&W 602 S3. MCI JH16 recorder, Apple Logic, Avid Pro Tools Duo Elevation “Omar’s Lament” Artist: Duo Elevation Album: Omar’s Lament Label: Blue Canoe Records Produced by: Chris Burroughs, David Ellington, Spencer Garn Engineered by: Spencer Garn Mix Engineers: Spencer Garn, David Ellington Studio: Diamond Street Studios (Atlanta, GA) Mastered by: Aria automated mastering (www.ariamastering.com) Equipment Notes: 16-channel TOFT console, Yamaha NS-10 monitors, PMC monitors, Avid Pro Tools via UAD Apollo 16 SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.