METAlliance Academy in Nashville December 6 & 7

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Nashville engineer/producer Chuck Ainlay (pictured) will be joined by fellow METAlliance founders for The METAlliance Academy weekend.

The METAlliance Academy “Tracking In Session with The Guys” is coming for the first time to Music City USA. Attendees will participate in real recording sessions and interact with METAlliance founders: Frank Filipetti, Elliot Scheiner, Chuck Ainlay, Al Schmitt, Ed Cherney, and George Massenburg in Nashville’s newly remodeled Sound Stage Studios for the entire weekend of December 6 and 7.

“Concentrating on recording, this special weekend will be an opportunity to see and learn the art and craft like no other,” remarked 23-time Grammy Award-winner Al Schmitt. “We’ll be sharing our knowledge and will be joined by some of Nashville’s finest session players — and a surprise or two.”

When: December 6 & 7, 2014
Where: Sound Stage, 10 Music Circle S, Nashville, TN 37203

The 2010 and 2012 METAlliance events, in Hollywood at the historic studios in the Capitol Records tower, and in New York City at the famed Avatar Studios, were a resounding success. The upcoming Academy event in Nashville offers a unique opportunity to experience living history while learning invaluable techniques with the legendary master craftsmen who founded the METAlliance.

Every attendee will participate in three sessions, each designed to provide different experiences in the recording process and led by the founding members. Learn from the best in real recording sessions. Space is very limited.

* Session One: Ed Cherney and Al Schmitt
* Session Two: Elliot Scheiner and Chuck Ainlay
* Session Three: Frank Filipetti and George Massenburg

Each attendee group will participate by rotating through the facility on Saturday morning and afternoon; the following Sunday morning session will feature some of Nashvilles finest musicians. In the afternoon there will be a group gathering for review, questions, stories, laughs and an interaction with all in attendance.

Amenities include catered lunchs on both Saturday and Sunday. Space is extremely limited and only a small number of attendees will have this unique opportunity. Cost: $1,495.00 per person. AES or NARAS members qualify for a 20% discount to attend.

Watch this video about the great history of Sound Stage studios:

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