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Gavin Lurssen - Lurssen Mastering

Gavin Lurssen operates a full-service mastering studio in Burbank, California. He is a four-time Grammy award winner, winning twice for Album of The Year. Gavin and engineer Reuben Cohen each won a Latin Grammy in 2010 for "Best Engineered Album" for mastering Diego Torres's album "Distinto".


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Derek Smalls Solo Album

Derek Smalls, formerly of the band, Spinal Tap, is back! Derek announces his return with the release of his first full length solo album, Smalls Change, Meditations on Ageing. The album will be released April 13 on Twanky Records / BMG on Digital, CD and Vinyl.

What a great thrill it was to have this album through our studio with Cj Vanston. We worked on the last Spinal Tap album with these guys a few years ago. There is something about this album that the world just needs right now. Hilariously funny and just a great balls-out, no-holds-barred rock and roll record. Sounds big as a house, and you have Steve Lukather, Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, Joe Satriani...and on...and on. Your face will smile when you hear it. I guarantee. 

Read all about it on Guitar World



Monday, August 14, 2017

Queens of The Stone Age - Villains

Villains is the seventh album from Queens of the Stone Age, scheduled for release on August 25 via Matador Records. It was a thrill having the band at the studio together with producer Mark Ronson, co-producer Mark Rankin and mixer Alan Moulder for the mastering of this album.

Frontman Josh Homme talked about the meaning behind the title, Villainsin a press release stating that it had nothing to do with our current political situation."The title Villains isn’t a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against—their villain—same as it ever was. You can’t control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go"

Checkout a sampling of "The Way You Used To Do" and "The Evil Has Landed" and to pre-order on iTunes.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

George Harrison's Newly Expanded Memoir

We are proud to have been entrusted with the Harrison family legacy. Reuben Cohen and I spent a great deal of time in the studio with Paul Hicks who did a brilliant job overseeing all of George's albums along with Dhani and Olivia Harrison. Together we all shaped this music from the original masters for todays formats and I swear, I felt George was with us too...somehow. Ron McMaster did an amazing job on the vinyl. Just a massive honor for all of us to be called on for this all around. 

"Olivia Harrison's ongoing mission to excavate, catalog and share the long musical history of her husband is never-ending, and has already led to her co-producing the acclaimed 2011 documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World, directed by Martin Scorsese. Now comes the expanded reissue of his 1980 book, I Me Mine, a casually intimate memoir and collection of lyrics. The book and a meticulously crafted vinyl box set. . ." (excerpt from Rolling Stone)

Checkout the full story at Rolling Stone magazine.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

William Bell

This-Is-Where-I-LiveThe man who co-wrote one of the most covered songs in blues/rock music history, “Born Under a Bad Sign” with Booker T. Jones, a tune first recorded by Albert King and made legend by Eric Clapton and Cream, returned to Stax Records last year and teamed up with Grammy-winning producer John Leventhal to record his first major label album in over 30 years, This Is where I Live, which won him his first Grammy award this year. 

Bell has enjoyed a distinguished career as a singer, songwriter and producer. He has produced many albums, and his songs have been recorded by such diverse stars as Linda Rondstadt, Rod Stewart and Etta James, among many others. Additionally, his recordings have been sampled by an impressive list of hip-hop and R&B artists including Kanye West, Ludacris, Jaheim and more.

Bell has received the R&B Pioneer Award from Rhythm & Blues Foundation, the W.C. Handy Heritage Award from the Memphis Music Foundation, and the BMI Songwriter’s Award. He is a member of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.

 For upcoming tour dates and venues visit William's web site.