Sit at the Console “In Session with The Guys”
Los Angeles, CA, January 2018 – The METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technical Alliance) is presenting its 2018 immersive recording workshop March 10 & 11 at Capitol Studios in Hollywood. This exclusive event follows on the heels of a sold-out weekend at Avatar studios in NYC after AES 2017. “In Session with The Guys” attendees will participate and interact with the METAlliance founders in live recording and mixing sessions. By special arrangement, The METAlliance is taking over the historic Capitol Studios for the entire weekend.
One of the featured artists at the March event is jazz singer and 8-time Grammy nominee Tierney Sutton. For over 20 years, she has fronted The Tierney Sutton Band, featuring pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt, and drummer Ray Brinker. They tour throughout the world and have headlined at Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Sutton commented, “All of the members of the band have had the pleasure of recording with Al Schmitt on various projects over the years, but this will be the first time, after 25 years together and 11 studio albums, that the band will get to work with Al and his fantastic team. We are beyond thrilled at the prospect. No one in the recording industry is held in higher regard and his body of work stands alone. “And what an opportunity for engineers and producers to record with this group of masters!”
In 2016 Tierney and The Tierney Sutton Band composed and performed the score of Clint Eastwood’s Box Office hit “Sully”. The score features orchestrations and compositions by TSB pianist Christian Jacob as well as the end title song “Flying Home” with music by Eastwood and lyrics by Sutton and JB Eckl.
Previous METAlliance Academy® events in Hollywood and New York City have been intense weekends covering every aspect of recording from mic technique and recording basic tracks to critical listening and advanced mixing. “These are real sessions and we are making real records,” commented co-founder Al Schmitt. “We love working very closely with a diverse group of students, pros, educators and recording beginners.”
The METAlliance offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience living history while learning invaluable techniques with the legendary master craftsmen who founded the METAlliance. Every attendee will participate in four sessions, each designed to provide different experiences in the recording process and led by the founding members. Space is very limited.
Price is $1950.
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.
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.