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Projects in 2013
We had an amazing year here at Studio X, working with many incredible and eclectic artists.
Here are a few highlights from the year:
Pearl Jam finished tracking, and mixed their album Lightning Bolt with producer Brendan O'Brien!
The Head and the Heart came in with producer Shawn Simmons to do tracking for their sophomore album Let's Be Still.
Bungie and composer Marty O'Donnell recorded a trailer for their new game Destiny.
Pop Cap Games and composer Stan Lepard recorded the scores for Plans Vs Zombies Adventures, and Peggle 2.
Neon Trees came in and recorded a song for the Iron Man 3 soundtrack!
Steve Treseler and Ingrid Jensen tracked and mixed a new record with our own Reed Ruddy at the helm.
Composer and visionary Glenna Burmer brought in a slew of composers to record her Celebrate World Music project, and also worked on the recording of the score for her ballet version of Dante's Inferno.
We had the honor to be a part of the reformation of Soundgarden, and recorded their new album King Animal here at X with producer Adam Kasper.
Earlier this year we had PopCap come in and record the music for their new game Solitaire Blitz!
Updates 2011 pt. 2
The second half of 2011 brought many amazing projects into our walls.
We worked on a new album with Seattle rockers Vendetta Red, and Producer Terry Date.
We also worked on the soundtrack to the film Ira Finkelstein's Christmas.
Producer, and Death Cab for Cutie guitarist Chris Walla brought in The Lonely Forest to work on some tracks.
Producer Adam Kasper came in to work with Atlanta band Asherel.
Filmed, produced and edited here in Washington, with post production work done next door at Bad Animals, we scored the soundtrack to the adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's (A Wrinkle in Time) Camilla Dickinson.
Updates 2011 pt. 1
We've been busy working on all kinds of projects this year. A couple selections:
Eddie Vedder's Ukulele Songs, with producer Adam Kasper
The X Ray-Dog crew were in to track some amazing strings and choir.
Duff McKagan's Loaded finished and put out their record "The Taking" with producer Terry Date
The recording session for the musical production of "A Christmas Story"!
Rock legend Duff McKagan and his band Loaded were in to record their new record with the great Terry Date producing.
November turned into an epic music video shoot!
Jazz guitarist Jaiman Crunk was in to track for a new record.
Composer extraordinaire Marty O'Donnell was in with the Seattle Symphony to score the soundtrack to the new Halo Reach videogame.
Seattle legends Soundgarden were in with producer Adam Kasper to mix tracks for their new box set/record Telephantasm!
Our friend Eddie Vedder was in to record the track "Better Days" for the Eat Pray Love Soundtrack
The XRay Dog crew was in recording with some strings and a choir for a couple of eventful weekends!
Northwest jazz musician Dave Peck was in to mix a live record.
Jazz Legend Hadley Caliman was in the studio to record a new record!
Bungie/Microsoft Game Studios and Marty O'Donnell were in the studio to record some music for the Halo:Reach world premier
The Blind Side soundtrack was scored here at X over an extended weekend
We got to kick off August by doing the movie score for " The Men Who Stare at Goats"
Dave Anderson has been in Tracking and Mixing his new record.
Bungie/Microsoft Game Studios came to X to record Strings for the new Halo Reach Trailer.
Seattle's own Black Swedes came to X for the weekend with Producer/Engineer Josh Evans
photos by Black Swedes
Kelly Kunz has been in for few days with the Farwest Jazz Choir from Pierce College.
End of April 2009
Terry Date is back at X working with local boys The Fall of Troy. Keep an eye out for their new album.
Early April 2009
We had the pleasure of having Seymour, Indiana's own The Elms in Mixing with Adam Kasper for the first part of April. We had a great time with Adam and Owen and wish them well with their new record.( Left - Right) Adam, Owen and Sam
Happy New Year! We kicked it off by jumping right into an album project with an eclectic rock group all the way from Skagway, Alaska (population 600!) The session features producer Josh Evans, engineer Sam Hofstedt, and Ben Smith on drums.
Josh, Sam, and bassist Cody
We were pleased to host Dave Matthews with producer Rob Cavallo and engineer Doug McKean, who continued work on the next DMB record, expected to be completed in 2009. We were also blessed with a visit from the rest of the DMB guys for one week of the two-month session. (Photos coming soon!)
Seattle-based Fall From Grace entered the studio in the beginning of February with producer Terry Date to begin the band's first record for Bodog Music. Mixing should be completed by the end of March, with an expected release later this year.
Scoring engineer and mixer Tim Boyle spent the day at Studio X recording strings and brass for an upcoming film.