September, 2009, Vienna, Austria – AKG has joined the METAlliance(r) Pro Partners, it was announced by Thomas Stubics, Product Marketing Manager for Recording and Broadcast at AKG. “It is very gratifying for AKG to become a member of this extremely vital organization. We have been producing superior audio equipment for over 60 years, and with METAlliance partnership, this group of fine engineers and producers has confirmed our position.”
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, Phil Ramone, Elliot Scheiner and Al Schmitt.
Founded in 1947, AKG has been an industry leader in audio engineering for over 60 years, specializing in microphones, headphones, and wireless audio systems. Its long history and reputation for excellence made AKG a natural fit as a METAlliance Pro Partners, as membership is limited to companies that have shown a capacity to manufacture and distribute products that meet the organization’s professional audio qualifications.
Elliot Scheiner stated, “I’ve been using AKG microphones since I started recording. I’ve never done a session without an AKG mic.” George Massenburg remarked, “I’d be hard pressed to remember a session that didn’t have an AKG microphone on an important voice or instrument source.” Al Schmitt added, “We’re very pleased that this renowned microphone company has become a Pro Partner in the METAlliance. Personally, I’m a big fan of AKG mics and use them on all my sessions.”
AKG is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com). Harman International designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, and maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, employing more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG(r), Audioaccess(r), Becker(r), BSS(r), Crown(r), dbx(r), DigiTech(r), Harman Kardon(r), Infinity(r), JBL(r), Lexicon(r), Mark Levinson(r), Revel(r), QNX(r), Soundcraft(r) and Studer(r). Harman International’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NYSE: HAR.”
About the METAlliance
The METAlliance founders are Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Phil Ramone, Elliot Scheiner and Al Schmitt. Recognizing the industry’s success in bringing products offering convenience and low cost, the 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.
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.