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. Artist: The National Album: I Am Easy to Find Label: 4AD Produced by: The National, Mike Mills Engineered by: Jonathan Low Mix Engineer: Peter Katis Studio: Long Pond (Hudson Valley, NY) Mastered by: Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound (Edgewater, NJ) Equipment Notes: Neve 1064, Chandler Germanium, TAB Funkenwerk V78M, ATC SCM45, Avid Pro Tools Artist: Freekbass Album: All the Way This. All the Way That. Label: Color Red Produced by: Itaal Shur, Eddie Roberts Engineered by: Eddie Roberts Mix Engineers: Eddie Roberts, Eber Pinheiro, Itaal Shur, Freekbass Studios: Color Red (Denver, CO), Bassland (Cincinnati, OH), Analog Man (Brooklyn, NY) Mastered by: Doug Krebs at Doug Krebs Mastering (Fort Collins, CO) Equipment Notes: TASCAM 388, Focal Alpha 65 6.5-inch powered studio monitors, TASCAM 388, Apple Logic Pro, Avid ProTools Artist: Texas Hippie Coalition Album: High in the Saddle Label: Entertainment One Produced by: Bob Marlette Engineered by: Bob Marlene, with Chris Marlette Mix Engineer: Bob Marlette Studio: The Blue Room (Woodland Hills, CA) Mastered by: Paul Logus at PLX Mastering (New York, NY) Equipment Notes: Avid Pro Tools Artist: Diego De Album: Cada Segundo Label: DDP Music Produced by: Diego DE, Martin Buon Engineered by: Diego DE, Larry Goldman Mix Engineer: Martin Buon, Diego DE Studio: DDP Music (Atwater Village, CA) Mastered by: Martin Buon Equipment Notes: TASCAM DM-48000 console, Steinberg Cubase Pro, Avid Pro Tools, Equator Q12, Yamaha NS-10 monitors Artist: Smooth Hound Smith Album: Dog in a Manger Label: Tone Tree Produced by: Smooth Hound Smith, Steve Daly Engineered by: Jesse Thompson Mix Engineer: Chad Brown Studio: Ten Four Recording Company, Studio B (East Nashville, TN) Mastered by: Jim DeMain at Yes Master Studios (Nashville, TN) Equipment Notes: Yamaha 1516, Lynx Aurora 16, Digidesign 003, ProAc Studio SM100, Yamaha NS-10, Emotiva ASM5S, Quested F11, Avid Pro Tools Artist: Jay Som Album: Anak Ko Label: Polyvinyl Record Co. Produced by: Melina Duterte Engineered by: Melina Duterte Studio: EMA Studios (Los Angeles, CA) Mastered by: Heba Kadry at Timeless Mastering (Brooklyn, NY) Equipment Notes: Yamaha HS7, Apple Logic Pro X, Universal Audio Apollo 8 Artist: Despyre Album: Rise Up Label: Pavement Produced by: DESPYRE, Joey Z Engineered by: Joey Z Studios: The Nest Studios (Long Island, NY), VuDu Studios (Port Jefferson, NY) Mastered by: Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters (Memphis, TN) Equipment Notes: Neve 1073, Aurora and API pre-amps, Neve 8816, Neumann KH120, Avid Pro Tools HD Artist: Jack West Album: For the Record Label: Self-Released Produced by: Barrett Jones Engineered by: Barrett Jones Studio: Laundry Room Studio (Seattle, WA) Mastered by: Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering (Seattle, WA) Equipment Notes: MCI JH 600, Digidesign Command 8, Yamaha NS-10, Truth B2031, JBL 4110, Avid Pro Tools Artist: Gold Child Album: Gold Child Label: Self-Released Produced by: Garrett Eaten, John Fredericks Engineered by: Jake Beal Mix Engineer: Justin Gerrish Studios: Hook and Fade Studio (Brooklyn, NY) Mastered by: Jake Beal Equipment Notes: Otari Concept Elite Plus Console, Yamaha HS5, Genelec 1031A, Apple Logic Pro, Avid Pro Tools Artist: From Carbon Album: Existence Label: Carbon Recordings Produced by: Chris Oliver Engineered by: Chris Oliver Studio: The Carbon Rooms in Manchester (Bury, England) Mastered by: Phil Green at Blue Room Media (Bury, England) Equipment Notes: Mackie 1640i, Mackie HR624, Spirit Absolute 4P, Avid Pro Tools 10.3.10 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.