Recording Academy to Honor Ed Cherney, Daniel Weiss, Others
The Recording Academy Special Merit Awards will recognize a variety of pros and artists with its Trustee Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards and Technical GRAMMY Award.
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: Sound Aesthetics – It’s Written in Stone
Multiple GRAMMY winner Frank Filipetti uses a rock-solid analogy to look at the different approaches to sound design.
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...
The METAlliance Report: Immersive—Embracing Another New Format
Niko Bolas, the newest member of the METAlliance, shares a deep dive on the uphill climb of learning to mix in Dolby Atmos—and why it’s worth it.
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.
LEWITT’s LCT 640 TS studio mic becomes METAlliance certified
LEWITT’s LCT 640 TS can be configured as a multi-pattern microphone, a stereo microphone, and a mic that can change the polar pattern after the fact
The METAlliance Report: Ed Cherney (1950-2019)—Someone Truly Special
METAlliance co-founder Elliot Scheiner pays tribute to his friend, recording legend Ed Cherney, who passed away in October.
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.
The METAlliance Report: Make the Most of Your Room
By Frank Filipetti. These days, any space can suddenly become a recording studio. If you’re working in an up-and-coming facility also known as the Guest Bedroom, Grammy-winning producer/engineer Frank Filipetti has smart, inexpensive and easy-to-implement ideas that will improve...
The METAlliance Report: Let’s Not Lose the Art in Engineering
By Chuck Ainlay. METAlliance co-founder and multiple Grammy-winning producer/engineer Chuck Ainlay discusses what the art in engineering is and can be, offering suggestions on how to develop one’s engineering chops while finding inspiration along the way.
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.
Massenburg, Ainlay Set METAlliance Masterclass at Ball State
Recording legends to hold In Session masterclass/workshop in Indiana
The METAlliance Report: Where We Are
By Ed Cherney. Legendary producer/engineer and METAlliance member Ed Cherney (Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan) explores the struggle to bring album credits back into the limelight in the age of streaming—and how that effort...
The METAlliance Report: Critical Listening and Critical Evaluation
Industry legend—and METAlliance co-founder—George Massenburg examines the differences between hearing and listening, and discusses how they shape and affect our efforts to evaluate music and technology.
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.
The METAlliance Report: How to Choose the Right Microphone
Recording legends Frank Filipetti and George Massenburg explain how to accurately test for and choose the right microphone.
The METAlliance Report: JBL 7 Series Studio Monitors
Producer/engineer Chuck Ainlay weighs in on how JBL LSR-708p monitors became the go-to speaker for his home studio.