METAlliance Welcomes Sylvia Massy & Jimmy Douglass
Music Engineering and Technology Alliance Moves Forward
Sylvia Massy and Jimmy Douglass.
The METAlliance (Music Engineering & Technology Alliance) welcomes new members, Sylvia Massy and Jimmy Douglass to their ranks, joining Chuck Ainlay, Niko Bolas, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, and Elliot Scheiner.
Founding member Chuck Ainlay says, “It’s such an honor to welcome Sylvia and Jimmy. Their exceptional work covers genres of music that greatly expands the scope of The METAlliance and their passion for making great recordings cannot be overstated.” Niko Bolas adds, “Jimmy and Sylvia are two of my favorite record makers, from the practice of art in engineering to the coolness of a good hang.”
Sylvia Massy is an award-winning music producer and recording engineer for groundbreaking rock artists such as Tool and System Of A Down, but has also worked with Prince, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Taylor Hawkins, Jason Isbell and many other legendary and upcoming musicians. From indie rock to dance to pop to country to R&B to metal, Massy’s career has spanned nearly every aspect of the music industry from composing to festival development. Sylvia is also an accomplished fine artist of extremely detailed illustrations often containing vignettes drawn from experiences of studio life. Currently she is working out of her Pacific NorthWest “OddioShop,” an Atmos 9.1.4 equipped mixing and art studio where she owns the world’s largest collection of vintage microphones.
Jimmy Douglass is a four-time Grammy-winning recording engineer/producer. He was trained by and has worked with some of the greatest engineers, producers and record moguls ever, including Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler and Ahmet Ertegun. He went on to work with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Hall & Oates, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Foreigner, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC. Douglass has engineered and mixed many celebrated artists, including The Rolling Stones, Roxy Music, Genesis and Gang of Four, John Legend & The Roots, Ludacris, Al Green, and Duran Duran.
Elliot Scheiner says, “I’ve been a long time fan of both Jimmy and Sylvia. All of the members feel we’ve broadened the METAlliance enormously with their remarkable production and engineering history.” Frank Filipetti added, “For years Sylvia had been on my mind for the METAlliance. She’s smart and creative, and we feel incredibly honored that she has joined us. She’s a wild thing that makes my heart sing! And I’ve been a fan of Jimmy since my early days. As a person he is the best, and as an engineer/mixer he has the emotion thing down pat. He puts the groove in everything he touches. In fact, he makes everything groovy!”
METAlliance managing member Jim Pace stated, “The METAlliance strives to represent the recording community in all its many forms. Sylvia and Jimmy bring us a wealth of experience and across-the-board production know-how.”
ABOUT THE METALLIANCE
Established in 2005, The METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance) is composed of top award-winning audio engineers/producers Chuck Ainlay, Niko Bolas, Jimmy Douglass, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Sylvia Massy, and Elliot Scheiner. The METAlliance works with producers, engineers, educators and manufacturers to further the best practices and technology developed in modern recording and to ensure those skills and techniques are carried forward. https://www.metalliance.com
METAlliance: strategic union of music producers and engineers dedicated to the highest standards of audio and music delivery, securing the art through recording technology in all its evolving modern forms.