METAlliance Academy Announces Musical Artists


Pictured (L-R) are Frank Filipetti, Phil Ramone, Al Schmitt, Elliot Scheiner, Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, and George Massenburg. Photo by Leah Lee.

Lalah Hathaway & Trev Lukather in Capitol Studios Hollywood
The METAlliance is presenting the first METAlliance Academy event on March 20 & 21 in Hollywood at the historic studios in the Capitol Records tower. "In Session with The Guys," attendees will record and mix Lalah Hathaway and Trev Lukather with their bands and the METAlliance founders in live sessions. By special arrangement, The METAlliance Academy will occupy Capitol Studios for the entire weekend.

Lalah Hathaway is the daughter of Donny Hathaway, one of the most influential soul artists of the 80s. Signed to Stax Records, her latest album, 2008's "Self-Portrait," was a Grammy nominee for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. She is recognized worldwide

for her mastery of soul, gospel, jazz and contemporary urban balladry.

The son of legendary guitarist Steve Lukather, songwriter/guitarist Trev Lukather formed the new LA-based heavy pop/funk trio Intelligent Design. With Berklee grad Jake Hayden (Missing Persons) on drums, Trev and bassist Kris Martin gained early recognition for their work on Lindsey Lohan's debut album. ID is packing popular LA clubs such as the House of Blues and has built a passionate and rapidly growing fan base.

METAlliance co-founders Phil Ramone and Al Schmitt will be recording in Capitol Studio A, where such artists as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole recorded. Chuck Ainlay and Ed Cherney will be in Studio B demonstrating the fine art of the tracking session. Elliot Scheiner will be in Studio C mixing analog from his legendary multitrack masters on a large format Neve console. George Massenburg and Frank Filipetti will explore home studio mixing "in the box" in the spacious Capitol lounge.

Amenities include catered lunches, a special dinner provided by renowned Marino Ristorante.

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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.

The METAlliance is a collaborative community that allows producers, engineers and audio technology manufacturers to work together to ensure the highest standards of audio production. Recognizing the industry's success in bringing products offering convenience and low cost, the METAlliance is dedicated to the passionate commitment of securing the art of music through recording technologies that best deliver the music in all its many modern forms. To accomplish this goal, quality requires recognition and support.

Alongside platforms for research and development, standardization and education, METAlliance also works closely with manufacturers to evaluate and certify products that offer the highest levels of quality in the recording chain. To date, only a handful of products have achieved this accolade.

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.

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