New York City, January, 2011 - Jazz vocal sensation Kat
Edmonson (pictured below) will be tracked and mixed by the METAlliance founding directors
"In Session with The Guys," February 19-20, 2011 in NYC at famed Avatar
Studios. Edmonson has been described as "equal parts Billie Holiday
and Bjork" in All About Jazz.
Amenities at the historic Avatar Studios include catered food, free JBL
RMC(tm) Room Mode Correction Calibration Kits, and a special private
gathering February 18th for those who register by the newly extended
deadline of January 23, 2011.
"Kat is a tremendous talent -- the best new jazz singer I've heard in
years." says Grammy-winning engineer Al Schmitt, who mixed Edmonson's
first album. "Kat is definitely a rising star in jazz, with a style and
charm that reaches fans in the worlds of blues, rock, pop, and beyond.
We'll be recording tracks for her new album, so this is a unique chance
to see a true artist making great music in the studio."
"In Session with The Guys" attendees will participate and interact with
the METAlliance founders in live recording and mixing sessions with
Edmonson. From Austin, Texas, she been called, "memorable and
contagious" by NPR and "the most promising American jazz singer to come
along since Cassandra Wilson" by The Boston Globe. Other artists to be
recorded during the Avatar weekend are TBA.
As in the inaugural 2010 METAlliance event in Hollywood at Capitol
Studios, participants get a close-up look at basic tracking and mic
techniques. In separate mixing sessions they are presented with the
detailed procedures in significant detail, plus experience in-depth
critical listening workshops.
The METAlliance offers a unique opportunity to experience living history
while learning invaluable techniques with the legendary master
craftsmen who founded the METAlliance. Every attendee will participate
in four sessions, each designed to provide different experiences in the
recording process and led by the founding members. Space is very
* Session One: Phil Ramone and Al Schmitt
* Session Two: Elliot Scheiner and Ed Cherney
* Session Three: Chuck Ainlay
* Session Four: "In the Box" home studio mixing with Frank Filipetti and George Massenburg in a home studio environment
For more information and registration forms visit: http://www.metalliance.com
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.
The METAlliance is a collaborative community that allows producers,
engineers and audio technology manufacturers to work together to ensure
the highest standards of audio production. 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.
Alongside platforms for research and development, standardization and
education, METAlliance also works closely with manufacturers to evaluate
and certify products that offer the highest levels of quality in the
recording chain. To date, only a handful of products have achieved this
METAlliance : strategic union of music producers and engineers dedicated
to the highest standards of audio and delivery of music, securing the
art through recording technology in all its evolving modern forms.