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. Arctic Monkeys “Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino” Artist: Arctic Monkeys Album: Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino Label: Domino Records Produced by: James Ford and Alex Turner Engineered by: Jimmy Robertson, Nico Quéré, Antony Cazade and Jonathan Ratovoarisoa (La Frette Studios, Paris), James Ford (London), Michael Harris, Loren Humphrey and Alex Turner (Los Angeles) Mix Engineer: James Ford Studio: La Frette Studios (Paris) Mastered by: Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering (London) Equipment Notes: Neve A646 36 channels 1081, 32 returns split console at La Frette. ATC SCM25A studio monitors. Recorded to 24-track tape and to Pro Tools. Alex Turner recorded demos onto his Tascam 388 at his studio in L.A. Matt Maher “Echoes” Artist: Matt Maher Album: Echoes Label: Provident Produced by: Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Mitch Parks, David Garcia, Ed Cash and Matt Maher Engineered by: Buckley Miller Mix Engineer: Sean Moffit Studios: Echo House and Glovebox (Nashville, TN), 1971 Sounds (Atlanta, GA) Mastered by: Dave McNair at Sterling Sound (Nashville, TN) Equipment Notes: Mostly done with no console; used outboard pre’s, compression and EQ. Barefoot and Yamaha studio monitors. Apple Logic and Avid Pro Tools Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets “Lean” Artist: Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets Album: Lean Label: Independent Produced by: Jake Johnson Engineered by: Jake Johnson, Shawndell Marks and Beth Kille Mix Engineer: Jake Johnson Studios: Paradyme Productions (Madison, WI), Studio Gusto (Verona, WI) and Blue Piano Studio (Reedsburg, WI) Mastered by: Chris Mittlesteadt at Journeyman Mastering (Reedsburg, WI) Equipment Notes: PreSonus AudioBox 1818 VSL and DigiMax D8. Mackie HR824 and Yamaha NS-10M studio monitors. Steinberg Nuendo; Apple Logic Pro X and GarageBand The Mouse Outfit “Jagged Tooth Crook” Artist: The Mouse Outfit Album: Jagged Tooth Crook Label: CD/Digital: TMO Records, Vinyl: HHV Records Produced by: Chini (aka Paul Hooley), Metrodome (aka Ruud Whiting) and Defty (aka James Defty) Engineered by: Chini and Metrodome Mix Engineer: Chini and Metrodome Studio: The Mouse Outfit Studio (Manchester, UK) Mastered by: Sappo at Advisory Studios Equipment Notes: Apollo Twin Duo USB console, Mackie 624 studio monitors, Ableton 9. Keyboards used include Fender Rhodes Mark II, Nord Electro 5, Moog Sub Phatty, Korg MS2000 and other synths Charlie Looker “Simple Answers” Artist: Charlie Looker Album: Simple Answers Label: Last Things Records Personnel: Produced by: Engineered by: Alexis Berthelot and Garrett De Block (second engineer) Mix Engineer: Alexis Berthelot Studio: Strange Weather (Brooklyn, NY) Mastered by: Alex DeTurk at Strange Weather (Brooklyn, NY) Equipment Notes: API Legacy AXS console; Dynaudio M3A, Bryston 4B SST and Yamaha NS-10 monitors; Avid Pro Tools; BURL Audio Mothership Tami Neilson “Sassafrass!” Artist: Tami Neilson Album: Sassafrass! Label: Neilson Records/Outside Music Personnel: Produced by: Ben Edwards and Tami Neilson Engineered by: Ben Edwards Mix Engineer: Ben Edwards Studio: The Sitting Room (Lyttelton, New Zealand) Mastered by: Chris Chetland at KOG Studio (Auckland, New Zealand) Equipment Notes: Avid Pro Tools; Black Lion modded RME UFX converters, White Sparrow AD, Micro Clock Mk2; Chris Pelonis Model 4288 monitors Midge Ure “Orchestrated” Artist: Midge Ure Album: Orchestrated Label: BMG Personnel: Produced by: Ty Unwin Engineered by: Ty Unwin and Midge Ure Mix Engineer: Ty Unwin Studios: BooBoo Studio (Oxfordshire, UK), Environment Studio (Bath, UK). Orchestral sessions at Sofia Session Studio (Sofia, Bulgaria) Mastered by: Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering (Taunton, UK) Equipment Notes: Yamaha Nuage and Euphonix MC Pro consoles; Barefoot MM27 and K&H O300D monitors; recorded and mixed on Steinberg Nuendo; orchestral sessions recorded with Avid Pro Tools Jessica Meuse “Halfhearted” Artist: Jessica Meuse Album: Halfhearted Label: Warrior Records Personnel: Produced by: Jim Ervin Engineered by: Dave Dominguez Mix Engineer: Dave Dominguez and Jim Ervin Studios: Capitol Records Studio B (Hollywood, CA), Warrior Records (Hollywood, CA) Mastered by: Mike Bozzi at Bernie Grundman Mastering (Hollywood, CA) Equipment Notes: Neve 8068 56 input console, API mic pre’s, Slate Fox QuadTone pre, Avid Pro Tools HDX. Mics: AKG C12, Neumann U47, Neumann U67, Peluso 22 251, Peluso P12. UA LA-2A, Summit Audio TLA-100A, Urei 1176, Slate Digital plug-ins. Monitors: PMC QB1-A, Tannoy Ellipse iDP 10, Yamaha NS-10, Roland DS-90A and Avantone. AKG 240 headphones Peggy James “Nothing In Between” Artist: Peggy James Album: Nothing In Between Label: Happy Growl Records Personnel: Produced by: Jim Eannelli Engineered by: Jim Eannelli Mix Engineer: Jim Eannelli Studio: Happy Growl Studio (Milwaukee, WI) Mastered by: Gary Tanin at Daystorm Music (Milwaukee, WI) Equipment Notes: At Happy Growl: Alesis HD24XR recorder, PreSonus 24.4.2 mixer, Eventide 2016 reverb, JBL LSR 308 studio monitors, Yamaha NS10M monitor. At Daystorm Music: Avid ProTools, custom Yamaha NS-10M with JBL SB-1 subwoofer, Klipsch Heresy, Auratones Ginkgoa “One Time” Artist: Ginkgoa Album: One Time Label: Independent Personnel: Produced by: Antoine Chatenet Engineered by: Antoine Chatenet Mix Engineer: Yonatan Goldstein Studio: Studios 16-18 (Paris, France) Mastered by: Benjamin Weber at Studios 16-18 (Paris, France) Equipment Notes: Synths: MiniMoog, Prophet, Serum (Xfer), Massive (Native Instruments), Kontakt (Native Instruments), Diva, Monarq (Native Instruments). Neumann U87 mic, Neve 1093 preamp, Focal Trio monitors, Ableton Live, Avid Pro Tools 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.