I’ve been receiving kind emails from around the world regarding the recording and mixing of Snakes & Arrows. Thanks so much ….
First week out, S&A has entered at #1 on the Rock and Alt charts on Billboard, #2 on the internet chart and #3 on the venerable Billboard Top 200 chart.
Producer Nick Raskulinecz came up to my studio to oversee the finals of the 5.1 mix of Snakes & Arrows, which I understand is due for release in June. Aside from the obvious benefits of hearing the album in surround, audiophiles will enjoy the 96k PCM audio for the stereo portion, taken from the one inch analog stereo mix masters.
Some studio expansion news is in the making as well as a number of new projects, details of which to follow soon.
Since the late fall, I’ve been in the studio recording and mixing a new CD for Rush with Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Stone Sour) producing. Recording was completed at Allaire Studios in Shokan, New York during November/December 2006. I mixed the CD in the Neve 88R room (Studio D) at Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles.
Experiencing their immense musical talent and personal integrity over the course of an entire CD was truly inspirational. And Nick is such an enthusiastic, focused talent as well — a rocker through and through! A small snippet of the first single ‘Far Cry’ is posted at rush.com …. enjoy the ‘hemispheres chord’ … heh heh heh.
As a side note, Rush’s R30 DVD has been nominated for a Juno Award for DVD of the Year.
Dolores O’Riordan (ex- singer/songwriter for The Cranberries) is scheduled to release her first solo effort, titled ‘Are You Listening?’ on Sanctuary Records. The first single ‘Ordinary Day’ was produced by Dolores and me with some additional production and recording from UK’s Youth.
I mixed the CD in its entirety at Mixland – Music & DVD and recorded a number of tracks at studios in Canada and Ireland. Along with Dolores, my good friend Dan Brodbeck produced most of the CD and did a chunk of recording as well.
Many, many more things up and coming. Stay tuned for more …