Who’s In The Studio: Avatar, NYC

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Avatar Studios has been plenty busy this Fall, once again hosting sessions for all manner of media — radio tapings, music for television and video games, and album production. Here’s a rundown of recent sessions:

Prince Royce and Ben E. King recorded “Stand By Me” in Studio C and mixed it in Studio G for the Latin Grammy Awards. The session was produced by Sergio George and engineered by Roy Hendrickson, assisted by Aki Nishimura.

Elvis Costello treated an intimate audience of WFUV members to a performance at Avatar Studios.

Elvis Costello performed live in Studio A for the top donors of [our favorite local radio station!] WFUV. The performance was recorded and produced by Dave Einstein, engineered by Brian Montgomery assisted by Aki Nishimura. Click to listen to the performance on NPR.

Josh Groban’s live performance was videotaped for “Walmart Soundcheck” in Studio A. Charles Gant produced the session and Allen Sides engineered, assisted by Fernendo Lodeiro and Aki Nishimura.

Lenny Kravitz recorded in Studio C with engineer Tom Edmunds assisted by Bob Mallory.

Ricky Martin recorded in Studio G with producer Desmond Child and Hendrickson engineering, also assisted by Mallory.

Imelda May recorded with Lou Reed and mixed in Studio C. The session was produced by Tony Visconti with engineer Mario McNulty, assisted by Charlie Kramsky.

Trans Siberian Orchestra recorded and mixed in Studio B with producer Paul O’Neil and engineer Dave Wittman. And Esperanza Spalding mixed in Studio C with engineer Joe Ferla assisted by Rick Kwan.

Avatar also hosted projects for ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox within a span of a few weeks — first with Glee‘s Darren Criss into record and mix “Teenage Dream” in Studio B and G with producer Tommy Faragher and engineers Robert Smith and Bryan Smith. The episode aired on November 9 and the single hit #1 on iTunes.

ABC’s Nightline did a story called “The World on Autotune” in Studio G with reporter Jeremy Hubbard, and engineer Roy Hendrickson. The show was produced by Dan Przygoda and engineered by Hendrickson. The “Sign of the Times” segment aired on October 22.

Mike Tompkins, an a capella artist who became famous for his YouTube viral videos covering popular songs, assisted Today Show anchors Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry and Al Roker with the singing and beat boxing to make a “Dynamite” viral video. The process was recorded and taped in Studio B and the resulting video was aired on November 15. It was produced by Robin Sindler and engineered by Rick Kwan. Check it out here!

Bill Cosby recorded the winning giggle for a press event by Kraft for Jell-O’s “Give It A Giggle” tour in a session produced by Greg Lederer and engineered by Bob Mallory.

Finally, THQ recorded music for an upcoming video game Homefront in Studio A with producer Frank Di Minno and engineer Gary Chester.