Music Connection September 2015

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Amendola and Lee Don’t Go Away from the Studio Producer, songwriter and studio owner Matty Amendola assembled a diverse collection of Telefunken microphones in his Brooklyn, NY 825 Records studio for the debut album, Don’t Go Away, from Katie Lee. Amendola also brought in Grammy Award-winning engineer Butch Jones to assist in the mixing of the album, special guest Jody Porter (Fountains of Wayne) to bring power pop guitar and Grammy Award-winning producer/singer Mark Hudson for his classic, lush background vocals. For more information, visit

OHRCA Takes Center Stage CenterStaging in Burbank, CA has taken delivery of the new M-5000 OHRCA (Open, High Resolution, Configurable Architecture) Live Mixing Console from the Roland Professional A/V Division, which will be implemented both on-site in their state-of-the-art rehearsal studios and in the field as part of their backline rental arsenal. Pictured (l-r): Will Kerlick, CenterStaging Business Manager, and Doug Dubin, CenterStaging Audio Manager. For more information, visit

Brothers Track In Washington My Brothers and I follow up their debut, digital-only EP, Live Sessions, with a debut full-length LP, Don’t Dream Alone. Recorded at Miracle Lake Studios in Camas, WA with engineer and producer Skyler Norwood (Blind Pilot, Priory, Horsefeathers), this 11-track collection is set for release on Sept. 18 on Portland indie label Expunged Records. Pictured in the recording booth is guitarist Jordan Roach. For more information, visit

Saying Goodbye to a Fellow Mate Conway Recording Studios owners Susan and Buddy Brundo, along with musician/composer/ record producer Matthew Wilder, held a private, impromptu service honoring noted producer/engineer/ mixer Csaba Petocz (pictured), who passed away on July 17 after a long battle with cancer. Petocz was a three-time Grammy nominee with 37 No. 1 record credits and 32 Platinum or Multiplatinum albums. The service was attended by a group of industry notables who were close personal friends of Petocz and his wife Lisa Roy.

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