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Scottish rock sensation Biffy Clyro recorded strings with conductor David Campbell and a choir at United Recording for their their forthcoming sixth studio album, “Opposites,” with Canadian producer Gggarth Richardson. Sessions included 10 violins, 2 viola, 3 cello, and one upright bass.

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Crosby, Stills, and Nash convened in Studio B to mix the audio of a recent concert for a forthcoming HDNet release. Recorded live in concert, March 22, at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, the program includes CSN favorites such as “Long Time Gone,”“Wooden Ships”,“Teach Your Children,” and a rarely performed “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"

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The legendary Paul Anka has recorded “Songs of December,” his first Christmas record in decades. Produced by Anka, with a 50-piece orchestra and vocals recorded in Studio A by the most Grammy-honored engineer Al Schmitt, the album includes lush romantic versions of popular Christmas songs sung by a master croonsmith.

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Banjoist Noam Pikelny invited comedian/banjoist Steve Martin to make a guest appearance on his second solo album, recording in Studio A. Pikelny, a member of the Bluegrass band Punch Brothers, was the recipient of the 2010 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass.

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British actor/musician Hugh Laurie is recording an album of New Orleans Blues in Studio A. The star of the TV series “House,” is teaming up with producer Joe Henry, known for his fine work with artists such as Elvis Costello, Solomon Burke, Aimee Mann, Ani DiFranco and Loudon Wainwright III. Audio engineer Ryan Freeland is tracking the album.

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Semi Precious Weapons have recorded their new self-titled EP in Studio B with producer/engineer Jack Joseph Puig. The EP was released January 19th on iTunes, including the first three songs from their highly anticipated Interscope debut “You Love You” album, out this Spring.

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Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson is recording the music of George Gershwin in Studio B. Wilson has been authorized by Gershwin’s estate to complete unfinished songs Gershwin left incomplete when he died in 1937. Initially, two songs are being recorded for a proposed album due out in 2010.

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Pictured (L-R) in the renowned Studio B are Zack de la Rocha, recording engineer Robert Carranza, drummer Jon Theodore (seated) and assistant engineer Scott Gutierrez.

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Popular indie band Darker My Love, explorers of the 60s-style psychedelic rock frontier, have mixed their sophomore album, “2”, in the Neve 88R equipped Studio D. Producer Dave Cooley helmed the project with Tony Hoffer at the mixing desk.

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Herbie Hancock has completed tracks at United Recording for his forthcoming album, “River: The Joni Letters.” Working with producer Larry Klein, the album features Wayne Shorter on sax, Dave Holland on bass, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Lionel Loueke on guitar, and a variety of vocalists.

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