Hollywood, CA (February 18, 2010)--The METAlliance is presenting "In Session with The Guys," an opportunity to work with the organization's founders at the historic Capitol Records studios.
By special arrangement, The METAlliance Academy will occupy Capitol Studios in Hollywood for the entire weekend of March 20 and 21. Attendees will record and mix with the METAlliance founders in live sessions (musicians TBA). The recording program comprises Phil Ramone and Al Schmitt in Studio A, with Chuck Ainlay and Ed Cherney in Studio B. The mixing program includes Elliot Scheiner in Studio C and "In the Box" home studio mixing with Frank Filipetti and George Massenburg in the Studio A lounge.
"Phil Ramone and I will be in Studio A, where Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole recorded," commented Schmitt. "It's such an exciting place to be and always has such an impact on the players."
Ramone added, "The attendees will be intimately involved over the weekend as an essential part of our record making process."
"Chuck Ainlay and I will be in Studio B," said Cherney. "We're going to show you how to get a great tracking session going, how to get a drum sound; you'll learn about microphone technique and how to get a great headphone balance."
"I'll be in Studio C mixing analog on a great large format Neve console," added Scheiner.
"Each of the METAlliance founders has mentored in recording workshops, but this is the first time we have all been together for an immersive two-day event," remarked co-founder Massenburg. "Space is limited because we want each attendee to be able to work and interact closely with each of the founders in four different types of sessions."
Amenities include catered lunches, a special dinner provided by renowned Marino Ristorante, and a special private party (for those who register by February 19).
Video commentaries are now available on the METAlliance website.