The METAlliance Report – The METAlliance on Miking
It’s the Chat of the Titans as legendary Grammy-winning engineers Al Schmitt and Frank Filipetti compare opinions and practices on making the most of your mics.
The METAlliance Report: The Recording of Steely Dan’s ‘Aja’
Widely considered a pinnacle of recording excellence, Steely Dan’s 1977 album 'Aja' had an occasionally tortured gestation—but it won the Grammy for Best Engineered Album. Now METAlliance members Al Schmitt and Elliot Scheiner share the inside scoop on how...
Recording All-Stars Welcome Niko Bolas to METAlliance
Chuck Ainlay, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Elliot Scheiner and Al Schmitt have named producer/engineer Niko Bolas as a new member of the METAlliance.
The METAlliance Report: How to Choose Your Next Studio Monitors
The legendary pros of the METAlliance—Ed Cherney, Chuck Ainlay, Al Schmitt, George Massenburg, Elliot Scheiner and Frank Filipetti—share their wide-ranging views about how to choose the right reference speakers for your recording space.
The METAlliance Report: Staying Healthy in the Studio
By The METAlliance. The pros of the METAlliance—including legendary Grammy-winning engineers Al Schmitt, Chuck Ainlay and Elliot Scheiner—share how to take care of yourself and still get the job done.
Book Review: Al Schmitt On the Record—The Magic Behind the Music
Arguably the most successful engineer ever, Al Schmitt has worked with everyone from Duke Ellington to Dr. Dre—and now he's written an autobiography to tell the tale and share what he's learned along the way.
The METAlliance Report: Al Schmitt on ‘Emotions in the Mix’
By Al Schmitt. Twenty-time Grammy-winning engineer Al Schmitt discusses the emotional relationship he has with a mix and shares more on the process with an excerpt from his new memoir.