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METAlliance Announces at AES Sennheiser is Newest Pro Partner

Leading Manufacturer Joins Preeminent Pro Audio Organization

Pictured at AES 2013 in New York City are (L-R) Al Schmitt, Chuck Ainlay, Sennheiser's Joe Ciaudelli, and George Massenburg. Photo by David Goggin.

The METAlliance (Music Engineering & Technology Alliance) has announced that Sennheiser has become the newest Pro Partner of the organization. Pro Partner membership is limited to companies that have shown a capacity and proclivity to manufacture and distribute products that meet the organization’s professional audio qualifications.

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, Elliot Scheiner, Al Schmitt, and the late Phil Ramone.

The METAlliance’s Chuck Ainlay commented, “Sennheiser has always been a must see brand when I’m looking over a studio’s inventory of microphones and headphones before deciding to work there.”

“I’ve been using Sennheiser mics since my days at A&R Recording,” added METAlliance’s Elliot Scheiner. “Always reliable and in some cases — the go-to mic.”

Joe Ciaudelli, Sennheiser’s Director, Advanced Projects & Engineering, commented, “Sennheiser is proud to be associated with this preeminent group of engineers and producers. Through their creative and innovative use of our products the METAlliance members push the boundaries, create art, provide feedback, and thus inspire us to constantly improve. We are committed to continue to earn their respect, again and again.”

METAlliance Pro Partnership is a group of companies that share the founders’ belief that a call for quality is important. It is limited, by invitation, to those companies that provide products and services deemed worthy of consideration by professionals. Avid joins other METAlliance Pro Partners: AKG, Audio-Technica, Cakewalk, DPA Microphones, JBL Pro, Lexicon, Manley Laboratories, GML, Millennia Music & Media Systems, Neumann USA, Prism Sound, Royer MIcrophones, Sanken Microphones, Solid State Logic, Sonnox, Steinberg, tc electronic, Universal Audio, and Yamaha.

About Sennheiser
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless trans-mission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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About the METAlliance
The METAlliance founders are Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Elliot Scheiner, Al Schmitt, and the late Phil Ramone. 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.
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Interested companies should contact:
Jim Pace, Dir. of Business Affairs: [email protected]
The Alliance is a Tennessee registered LLC.

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.