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Al Schmitt at Ocean Way for New Yumi Matsutoya Album

Joined by Guitar Ace Dean Parks and Engineer Steve Genewick
 
Pictured (L-R) are engineer/mixer Al Schmitt, assistant engineer Wesley Seidman, recording engineer Steve Genewick, producer Masataka "Manta" Matsutoya, project coordinator Norio Yamamoto, and guitar virtuoso Dean Parks. Photo by David Goggin.
 
 Multiple Grammy-winning engineer/producer Al Schmitt recently dropped in at Ocean Way to work on the new album from Japanese superstar Yumi Matsutoya.  Schmitt, who is tracking and mixing her 37th album, was joined by fellow engineer Steve Genewick for the recording of guitar overdubs by the virtuoso Dean Parks in the renowned Studio B.

Yumi Matsutoya is a hugely popular Japanese singer, composer, lyricist and pianist, with more than 42 million records sold and twenty-one #1 albums in her career.  She is the only artist to have at least one number-one album every year on the charts for 18 consecutive years.

Her husband, producer Masataka "Manta" Matsutoya writes arrangements that often involve classical strings and woodwinds, and was one of the first composers to use these instruments in J-pop music. He also frequently uses choruses in his arrangements, and many popular Japanese artists have made their debuts in the background choruses of Yumi Matsutoya's songs.

For information about Ocean Way, visit:
http://www.oceanwayrecording.com
Contact Robin Goodchild for all booking requests.
Email: rob@oceanwayrecording.com or call 323-467-9375.