Big Time Rush at the Village

Big time rush series logo

Big time rush series logo

“Big Time Rush” is the highest rated live action series in youth cable network Nickelodeon’s running history. After sparking a mass curiosity amongst viewers with an hour long pilot in 2009, the debut episode aired to huge success and it continues to be, now 2 years later. The boy band on the show records and performs the songs featured on each episode, bringing them to The Village’s very own Studio F. On their visit this month, Noel Zancanella engineered with Ravel Boynton assisting.

Image: Big time rush series logo, taken from wikimedia commons 2012.

John Mayer’s Album Debut on May

John Mayer

John Mayer

From the halls of his high school to the control room of Studio A, John Mayer has been navigating the waters of success since he was a teenager. After leaving Berklee College early to start his career, John burst onto the music scene with “Room for Squares”, instantly earning him multi platinum album status. Since 2003, he has been nominated for a Grammy 18 times and won 7, not to mention awards from MTV, VH1, Les Paul and Gibson guitars and the People’s Choice Awards. Recently, John announced the cancellation of his upcoming tour due to the return of a granuloma on his vocal chords. We are all deeply saddened by the gravity of this situation, but in typical John Mayer fashion, he continued to forge ahead and put the finishing touches on his new album, which is still set to debut this May. Born and Raised is produced by Don Was, engineered by Chad Franscoviak and assisted by Jared Nugent.

Emmy Rossum Sings for a New Album

emmy rossum

Emmy Rossum

Whether you’ve seen her in The Phantom of the Opera, The Day After Tomorrow, or as Fiona Gallagher on Showtimes’s Shameless, there is no doubt that Emmy Rossum is a force to be reckoned with. Not only was she invited to sing with the Met’s famous Children’s Chorus at a very young age but she graduated from Stanford’s gifted program at age 15, attended Columbia University and trained in The New Actor’s Workshop all before she turned 25. She has also sung the National Anthem at a number of famous sporting events most notably The Nascar Nextel Cup Series in 2007. This month, she was in Studio A laying down vocals for an upcoming album. Stuart Brawley produced and engineered and Steve Bone assisted.

Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound

Phil Spector was one of the most prolific musician/songwriter/producers of his time and over the years, he has had an extremely memorable career. From The Ronettes and Ben E. King to The Beatles and Bob Dylan, Spector has worked with the best in the biz and all the while, pioneered the way music was created and heard. His signature technique, the “Wall of Sound”, is based on the idea of doubling and tripling the amount of players on a melody line to amplify fullness, and it had never been done before Spector innovated it. HBO Films has been in production for an original movie starring Al Pacino about the infamous Spector murder trials, and their team was in Studio A this March working on the soundtrack. The session was built around a source connect to Bratislava (the capitol of Slovakia) where an orchestra was waiting, ready to sync with the picture. Chris Fogel engineered on the project with assistant Vanessa Parr.