Britain's PITCHSHIFTER have tapped Steve Duda to edit and mix their upcoming live record.
Duda, a longtime friend of the band and Pro-Tools operator on PITCHSHIFTER's MCA Records debut with producer Dave Jerden (ALICE IN CHAINS, JANE'S ADDICTION, THE OFFSPRING), has been working in Los Angeles with singer J.S. Clayden for some time now. The pair are holed up in the hills putting the finishing touches to the disc, which is set to be completed and back from mastering by the end of January 2003.
Commented J.S.: "Things are still rolling along great. This record sounds so live and 'un-produced'. Totally raw. It's refreshing to just let things sound as they do live, without having to spend a million hours butchering up drum loops and adding samples. This record does exactly what it says on the tin, we pointed some mics at ourselves during a gig and recorded the show. It's a great introduction to the band for anyone who hasn't been able to catch us live and a great slice of 'SHIFTER for those who are already familiar with us live. I'm gonna take a little break to see my family, but when I get back we'll nail this sucker and hopefully be able to get it out in time for the tour."
"I can't tell you what it is right now, but there's a killer twist on this record," the singer added. "You'll have to wait and see what it is but you're gonna love it!"
In other news, PITCHSHIFTER have once again teamed up with graphic design gurus Dose Productions for the artwork on the new live CD. The Dose boys artwork will also feature on a T-shirt to be sold on the upcoming March tour.
Dose Productions were the team who worked exclusively on the "PSI" album, including all single releases and multi-media components. Dose also created the "Hidden Agenda" digital movie and PITCHSHIFTER's stage projection films.
"It's a great pleasure to work with PITCHSHIFTER again," Dose said in a statement. They are very experimental and forward facing with their design ideas and it's great to be given the chance to work on such a cool project. We're having a lot of fun designing in the trademark PITCHSHIFTER style on all the graphic design work. The new stuff has many burnt out layers and textures, like the 'PSI' record, but it uses a lot of live imagery. Something to really show off the band's stage energy."