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METAlliance Academy Rocks Capitol Studios in Hollywood

March Program Details Set With Seven Top Producers & Engineers

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 with the METAlliance founders in live sessions. By special arrangement, The METAlliance Academy will occupy Capitol Studios for the entire weekend. Video commentaries are now available on the METAlliance website.

“Phil Ramone and I will be in Studio A, where Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole recorded,” commented Al Schmitt. “It’s such an exciting place to be and always has such an impact on the players.” Phil Ramone added, “The attendees will be intimately involved over the weekend as an essential part of our record making process.”

“Chuck Ainlay and I

will be in Studio B,” said Ed Cherney. “We’re going to show you how to get a great tracking session going, how to get a drum sound; you’ll learn about microphone technique and how to get a great headphone balance.”
“I’ll be in Studio C mixing analog on a great large format Neve console,” added Elliot Scheiner.

“Each of the METAlliance founders has mentored in recording workshops, but this is the first time we have all been together for an immersive two-day event,” remarked co-founder George Massenburg. “Space is limited because we want each attendee to be able to work and interact closely with each of the founders in four different types of sessions.”

• Phil Ramone and Al Schmitt in Studio A, Musicians TBA
• Chuck Ainlay and Ed Cherney in Studio B, Musicians TBA

• Elliot Scheiner in Studio C
• “In the Box” home studio mixing with Frank Filipetti and George Massenburg in the Studio A lounge.

Amenities include catered lunches, a special dinner provided by renowned Marino Ristorante, and a special private party (for those who register by February 19).

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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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