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Neumann to Support METAlliance Event at New York’s Avatar Studios, Featuring Interactive Sessions with Legendary Producers

NEW YORK – February 1, 2011: Neumann, the globally recognized pioneer in microphone technology, announced that it is supporting a METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technical Alliance) event at New York’s Avatar Studios on February 19th and 20th. “In Session with the Guys” provides a rare opportunity for attendees to interact with METAlliance founders — a ‘who’s who’ of top producers and engineers — in an interactive session that will include live recording and mixing sessions. Neumann, a METAlliance Pro Partner, will be loaning a pair of its M 149 Tube microphones in support of the event.

The second of METAlliance’s interactive events promises to be an intimate, rewarding experience for each participant. The organization’s highly successful inaugural event was held last year in Hollywood at the historic studios in the Capitol Records tower, where participants got a close-up look at basic tracking, mixing and critical listening techniques. Following are

the sessions that will be offered in New York:


* Session One: Phil Ramone and Al Schmitt
* Session Two: Elliot Scheiner and Ed Cherney


* Session Three: Chuck Ainlay
* Session Four: “In the Box” home studio mixing with Frank Filipetti and George Massenburg in a home studio environment

Attendance to all four sessions is $2495.00; space is extremely limited to ensure an intimate, personal setting. For more information and registration forms visit:

The KM D series and M 149 Tube: Modern Classics from Neumann
In 2009, the KM D series microphone received certification by the METAlliance. The KM D series — which allows engineers to incorporate digital technology closer to the sound source — incorporates a patented Neumann A/D converter with a dynamic range that exceeds the capsule, thus enabling the converter to provide the audio recording system with a pure reproduction of the acoustic capsule. The KM D microphones are a part of the Solution-D family and have been developed in accordance with the AES standard for digital microphones (AES 42).

The M 149 Tube microphone, which will be used during the METAlliance session later this month, is a variable dual-diaphragm microphone whose K 49 capsule derives from the legendary U 47 and M 49 microphones. The tube is complemented with a transformerless output circuit design; as a result, the M 149 Tube can feed long microphone cables without any coloration.