Belmont audio engineering students recently had the opportunity to assist, observe and interact with top recording engineer and producer Chuck Ainlay, who chose to track RCA’s newly released Elvis Christmas Duets in RCA Studio B. The album features modern artists singing along with Elvis on his Christmas songs, including many originally recorded in 1956 at RCA-B. The process included re-recording the instruments for the songs that were originally recorded in mono, then blending the two recordings together. Belmont students were exposed to top recording talent including legends such as Pig Robbins and The Jordanaires as well as current country artists Wynonna Judd, Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood. Several Belmont students also had the opportunity to assist on a track for Bobby Bare Jr.’s upcoming Shel Silverstein tribute, which was recorded at RCA Studio B with the group My Morning Jacket and producer Gary Pazcosa. Proceeds from both of these projects will be donated to the Bob Mulloy scholarship fund in appreciation of using RCA-B.
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