Mix Magazine, June 2013
Soundscape Studios recently installed Carl Tatz’s PhantomFocus PFS3 monitoring system in Studio A, and also added a Pro Tools HDX system. Studio owner and chief engineer Michael Kolar has been busy working on a number of projects, including two songs with Platinum-selling artist Wyclef Jean. The first track, “Bang Bang Bang,” is about Chicago’s status as murder capital of the U.S. The second track, “Hope N Pray,” is produced by Young Chop, a Warner Chappell composer/producer who also has produced for Chief Keef & Rick Ross. Both songs ap- pear on Jean’s latest, April Showers. Kolar also engineered a three-song EP with Warner Bros. art- ist Curren$y, entitled 3 Piece Set; new material from rappers Action Bronson (Warner Bros/VICE Records) and Lil Durk (Island/Def Jam); and a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” with Warner Bros. hip-hop artist Outasight, on the studio’s vintage Wurlitzer.