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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.
Virtually All Formats Supported for Superlative Restoration - United Recording has launched its new archiving division, it was announced by Studio Manager Robin Goodchild. United was founded in 1957 by recording engineer, Studio Designer and Electronics Inventor Bill Putnam and expert archiving is a key element of the studio’s heritage. United’s new suite is perhaps the most complete, purpose-built archiving studio today, a secure, climate-controlled suite that features such attention to detail as a specially built anti-static floor to prevent any electrical mishaps. A full-time dedicated maintenance staff means the gear is well cared for and running correctly at all times.
Hollywood, CA, September 2016 – Popular indie rock band Local Natives recorded the enchanting “Sea of Years” for their third album, “Sunlit Youth,” at United Recording. Based in the Silverlake arts community, the band created the new album while touring and traveling, and stopped in at United’s venerable Studio B for the track.
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