Old Lyme, CT, August, 2008 – Neumann’s Robb Blumenreder has announced that the company has joined the METAlliance Pro Partners. “Neumann takes great pride in being recognized as a founding METAlliance partner,” he remarked.
“Historically speaking, there has always been a very symbiotic relationship between industry professionals and the manufacturers of the tools they have come to know, trust and rely upon to create their art. While this common bond has not always been publicized, the vision and passion that drives our Neumann global team is the same that can be found in each of the individuals that make up the foundation of this organization. The continual quest for the utmost quality and perfection of their trade is something that can be seen in each of their works. Neumann is proud to be a part of this success.”
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 Board of Directors is Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Phil Ramone, Elliot Scheiner and Al Schmitt.
Pro Partner membership is limited to companies which have shown a capacity and proclivity to manufacture and distribute products that meet the organization’s professional audio qualifications.
Neumann’s award winning line of microphones has set the standard in the industry since 1928. In 1999, Neumann received the prestigious Technical Grammy(r) for its 70 years of innovation in microphone design and contribution to the music industry. A continuing commitment to provide innovative, technically refined products and engineering solutions of proven quality ensures that Neumann’s stature remains sound.
As Industry Team Manager of Sennheiser Music Industry Products, Neumann USA & Klein + Hummel Studio Systems, it is Blumenreder’s responsibility to look after the short and long term strategic growth of the Neumann brand within the company’s Music Industry division, identifying markets needs and realizing potential areas of growth within the MI market. Christopher Currier, Associate Product Manager of Neumann, is a crucial component in the development of the brand with key areas of responsibility encompassing inventory planning, promotions, advertising and marketing.
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 do this, quality needs to be recognized and supported.