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METAlliance Announces Grammy®-winner Eventide as Newest Pro Partner

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

BULLETIN: The 2018 METAlliance Academy is taking place March 10 & 11 at Capitol Studios in Hollywood. Al Schmitt will be tracking jazz sensation Tierney Sutton and Blue Note recording artist José James and producer Don Was will be in session with Ed Cherney. For more information and registration forms visit:

Eventide’s Tony Agnello, commented, “Eventide is very gratified to be associated with this legendary group of engineers and producers. The METAlliance Pro Partnership recognition substantiates the great amount of effort we put into all of our products.”

Founded in 1971 in the basement of Sound Exchange studio on West 54th St. in New York City, Eventide invented the first tape machine autolocator for the Ampex MM1000 multitrack recorder, allowing the operator to precisely and automatically rewind the tape to a specific location at the press of a button—a feature soon standard equipment on every professional machine. Tony Agnello, who joined Eventide’s engineering staff in the early ’70s, began working on what would become the famous H910 Harmonizer®. This was the first of Eventide products to achieve almost instant, lucrative, and widespread popularity.

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Tony Agnello and Richard Factor, through their company Eventide, have influenced the way records are made for nearly 50 years, inventing and producing a wide variety of original audio effects devices, creating the first rack-mounted special effect processors for studio use, and making sophisticated studio processors available to musicians.
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The METAlliance’s Ed Cherney commented, “Eventide is one of the most respected names in Pro Audio and we welcome them wholeheartedly as our newest Pro Partner.”

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 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. Eventide joins other METAlliance Pro Partners: AKG, Audio-Technica, Avid, Cakewalk, DPA Microphones, JBL Pro, Lexicon, Manley Laboratories, GML, Millennia Music & Media Systems, Neumann USA, Prism Sound, Royer Microphones, Sanken Microphones, Solid State Logic, Sommer Cable, Sonnox, Steinberg, tc electronic, Universal Audio, and Yamaha.

About the METAlliance

Established in 2005, the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance) was founded by globally-recognized, award-winning audio engineers and producers Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Elliot Scheiner, Al Schmitt, and the late Phil Ramone. The METAlliance works with educators to help insure the skills and techniques that have developed through the history of recording are carried forward.

The METAlliance ProPartner program rewards those manufacturers truly deserving recognition as advocates for better quality in audio recording and reproduction. Through the ProPartner program, the organization works closely with manufacturers to evaluate, recognize, and certify products that meet the best standards for quality in the recording arts and science.

METAlliance: strategic union of music producers and engineers dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of audio recording.