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Legendary recording artist Brian Wilson completed a new song, "Run, James, Run," at United Recording. The song is included in his new "Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology" compilation album.
"Brian is at the top of his game," said Wesley Seidman, a United staff engineer who has worked with Wilson for the past 10 years. "Brian is the consummate artist. His passion and artistic genius shine through in this up-beat track, which is reminiscent of the good times in his past. Brian's trademark flair for great harmony works magically in this song."
The captivating trio, I’m With Her, recently recorded and filmed their first original song, “Little Lies,” in United Recording’s renowned Studio B. The group is comprised of three singers: Sara Watkins, violin; Sarah Jarosz, banjo, mandolin and guitar; and Aoife O’Donovan, guitar.
The Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra recently completed their new album, “See Without Looking,” at United Recording, featuring Chinese traditional instruments and music in context with contemporary classical compositions. Multiple Grammy-winning producer/engineer Brian Vibberts helmed the project alongside producer/composer Daniel Walker and orchestra conductor Liu Shun.
It’s been four years since Queens of the Stone Age released “...Like Clockwork,” which featured Elton John, Alex Turner, Trent Reznor, Mark Lanegan, and Dave Grohl in the band’s most star-studded record to date. In this new album, “Villains,” the band returned to their stripped-down roots and camped out at United Recording in Hollywood for nearly two months.
Cavalcade of Stars Performing Their Hits with Producer Gregg Field. Stevie Wonder joined trumpet legend Arturo Sandoval for a new track at United Recording for Sandoval’s upcoming duets album. At the helm of the project is multi-Grammy winner and 2010 “Producer of the Year” Gregg Field, who says, “The genesis of the album is that after having worked with Arturo on two very successful previous albums, we were searching for something to take it even further.”
The soundtrack album for “Logan,” the new hit film finale of the Marvel Comics Wolverine franchise, was recently mastered at United Recording’s new mastering studio in Hollywood. On hand for the sessions was Academy Award® nominee Marco Beltrami (Scream, World War Z, Hellboy), who also composed the music for director James Mangold’s previous Wolverine film. Joining in the sessions were music producer and longtime Beltrami collaborator Buck Sanders, music mixer John Kurlander, and Grammy®-winning United mastering engineer Erick Labson.
Vintage Tape Recordings Are Coming Back in Hit Films and TV Shows - Bonnie Silver, President of Tru-Gems Music Group, LLC and daughter of legendary record producer, singer, songwriter and music publisher Lee Silver, is currently working with United Recording’s new archiving division to transfer a multitude of priceless analog tape masters produced and recorded by Lee Silver at United.
John Beasley‘s MONK’estra Vol. 2 was recently in session at United Recording in Hollywood with conductor/arranger Beasley and co-producers Gavin Lurssen and Ran Pink. Vol.1, which was released in August 2016, has been nominated for two 2017 Grammys: Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album and Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella on “Ask Me Now”.
Jazz recording artist Kari Kirkland has teamed up with four-time Grammy nominee Shelly Berg and multi-Grammy winner and 2010 “Producer of the Year” Gregg Field to cut a new EP at the iconic United Recording in Hollywood. Kirkland, Field and Berg were joined by guitarist Dean Parks and bassist Kevin Axt for the new album, which will be released early summer.
"When you've produced your masterpiece in the studio, and recorded it impeccably, sweetened it with overdubs and mixed it to perfection, there is only one final step before manufacturing and distribution: mastering. This is when your work is finalized so that it sounds the very best to the listener. Mastering needs the latest technology and a gifted engineer to deliver the best music possible," explained Steven Miller, United's Executive Consultant on the new mastering studio.
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