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iZotope Donates Big Prize for METAlliance NYC Event

“In Session with the Guys” is Limited to 32 Attendees

Audio processing leader iZotope is donating a $897 Ozone/RX/Nectar plug-in bundle for a drawing at “In Session with The Guys,” February 19-20, 2011 in NYC at the historic Avatar Studios. The valuable prize features advanced audio repair, mastering, and vocal processing software.

“I recently was on a mix deadline when I discovered I had a bad drum track with no level and lots of noise,” recalls METAlliance director Frank Filipetti. “I immediately went to my iZotope plug and let their Denoiser do the heavy lifting. The noise was completely eliminated.”

The iZotope bundle includes Ozone 4 (seven mastering processors), Nectar (11 vocal production effects), and RX(tm) 2 (complete audio repair toolkit).

“It’s great to have iZotope as a Pro Partner,” remarked fellow director Phil

Ramone. “They make some very smart recording tools that make the life of today’s engineer a lot more creative and productive.”

“The METAlliance directors are among some of the most-respected figures in the history of audio recording,” noted Mark Ethier, CEO of iZotope, Inc. “We’re delighted to further promote audio technology and education through this partnership.”

“In Session with the Guys” space is limited to 32 attendees to ensure a very personal learning experience. All attendees are entered in a drawing for the free iZotope bundle. Other valuable prizes include a Nuendo system ($2,789.98 value), Native Sonnox Essential ($900 value), and a Lexicon PCM Native/Reverb bundle ($1899 value).

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“In Session with The Guys” attendees will participate and interact with the METAlliance founders in live recording and mixing sessions with Lazer Cake, as well as sessions with jazz vocal sensation Kat Edmonson, who has been described as “equal parts Billie Holiday and Bjork” in All About Jazz.

* Session One: Phil Ramone and Al Schmitt
* Session Two: Elliot Scheiner and Ed Cherney

* Session Three: Chuck Ainlay
* Session Four: “In the Box” home studio mixing with Frank Filipetti and George Massenburg in a home studio environment

Attendees get a close-up look at basic tracking and mic techniques. In separate mixing sessions they are presented with the detailed procedures in significant detail, plus experience in-depth critical listening workshops.

The METAlliance is comprised of a group of globally-recognized, award-winning audio engineers and producers who have been deeply involved in establishing techniques and technical standards that are the foundation of modern music recording. The METAlliance founders are Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Phil Ramone, Elliot Scheiner and Al Schmitt.

METAlliance : strategic union of music producers and engineers dedicated to the highest standards of audio and delivery of music, securing the art through recording technology in all its evolving modern forms.