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METAlliance Academy Records The Nectars Following AES

The Nectars, one of pop music's most striking and talked about new bands, will record tracks for their new EP, produced by Tony McAnany with METAlliance member Chuck Ainlay.

Tickets Extremely Limited for Historic Power Station BerkleeNYC Weekend

Pictured are punk-pop New Jersey band The Nectars who will record tracks for their new EP with the METAlliance founders at Power Station BerkleeNYC.

The Nectars, one of pop music’s most striking and talked about new bands, will record tracks for their new EP, produced by Tony McAnany with METAlliance member Chuck Ainlay. Sessions are during the post-AES weekend “In Session With The Guys,” October 21 & 22 in New York City at famed Power Station BerkleeNYC.

“Producers are always balancing context and identity. So we are going to approach the session like we are under the gun to deliver music to a director who wants a new sound for an upcoming film and to a label president who needs the single ASAP for radio,” remarked producer Tony McAnany. “Real life intensity with a truly special new band.”

Chuck Ainlay added, “We’re thrilled to be working with a great, creative producer like Tony McAnany and this edgy band in session for a Nectars’ hit in the making.”

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The Nectars’ Studio C Sessions will define how to record pop singles for a major motion picture while addressing the needs of a record label, and most importantly capturing the unique music and narrative identity of the band. The Nectars’ punk-inflamed guitars, inventive harmonic motion, trashy beats, and raw vocals will lay the foundation for this recording exploration. Driven by their D.I.Y. attitude, the band will create distinctive new sounds influenced by EDM, funk, and scorching live performance, captured by Ainlay’s renown mic technique and METAlliance studio wizardry.

“We’re incredibly excited to work with these legendary producers and engineers. We’re looking forward to not only recording, but also playing our role in supporting this great event as well!” –The Nectars.

Nectars’ sessions will include special guest appearances by Philippe Saisse (Chic, David Bowie, Madame Secretary), Doubtless Tommy (EDM/Headbob), Phil Nicolo (Sting, Lauryn Hill), and other musical innovators.

Producer Tony McAnany’s innovative ideas and recording skills have earned wins and nominations for multiple the Oscars, Grammys, and Tony, Dove, Emmy, W3, Golden Globe, Billboard Music, Latin Grammy, American Music, and TEC Awards. “There’s nothing like the adrenaline that flows when you are cutting tracks in a serious studio, live, with a band who’s mercilessly dedicated to their music,” commented McAnany.

“In Session with The Guys” attendees will participate and interact with the METAlliance founders in live recording and mixing sessions. The METAlliance offers a unique opportunity to experience living history while learning techniques with the legendary master craftsmen who founded the METAlliance. Every attendee will participate in four sessions, each designed to provide different experiences in the recording process and led by the founding members. Space is very limited.

Details: METAlliance Academy “In Session with The Guys” program

    * Session One, Studio A:
             Al Schmitt and Ed Cherney Tracking Kat Edmonson & Band

      * Session Two, Studio G:
          Elliot Scheiner Recording Group Vocals with New York Voices

    * Session Three, Studio C: Chuck Ainlay tracking The Nectars

      * Session Four, Studio B: “In the Box” home studio set up, recording and
             mixing with Frank Filipetti and George Massenburg

“The METAlliance Academy is simply a great experience for all of us,” commented co-founder George Massenburg. “Working hard with a very diverse group of students, pros, educators and recording beginners.”

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. Attendance for all four sessions, including lunch and giveaways: $1950.00 For more information and registration forms visit: