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METAlliance Academy Coming To Nashville’s Sound Stage In December For Recording Event (Video)

Close-up look at basic tracking and mic techniques with some of today's top talents at Nashville's Sound Stage Studios

The METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technical Alliance) Academy is coming to Nashville’s famed Sound Stage Studios in December for “Tracking in Session with The Guys,” an immersive recording event where attendees will participate and interact with METAlliance founders Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Elliot Scheiner, and Al Schmitt in live recording sessions.

“Concentrating on recording, this special weekend will be an opportunity to see and learn the art and craft like no other,” states 23-time Grammy Award-winner Al Schmitt. “We’ll be sharing our knowledge and will be joined by some of Nashville’s finest session players—and a surprise or two.”

The 2010 and 2012 METAlliance events, in Hollywood at the historic studios in the Capitol Records tower and in New York City at the famed Avatar Studios, were a resounding success. The upcoming event in Nashville 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 three sessions, each designed to provide different experiences in the recording process and led by the founding members.

* Session One: Ed Cherney and Al Schmitt
* Session Two: Elliot Scheiner and Chuck Ainlay
* Session Three: Frank Filipetti and George Massenburg

Each attendee group will participate by rotating through the facility on Saturday morning and afternoon; the following Sunday morning session will feature some of Nashvilles finest musicians. In the afternoon there will be a group gathering for review, questions, stories, laughs and an interaction with all in attendance.

Amenities include catered lunch on both Saturday and Sunday. Space is extremely limited and only a small number of attendees will have this unique opportunity. Cost is $1,495 per person. AES or NARAS members qualify for a 20 percent discount to attend. Go to for more information and registration forms.

Here’s a video providing a look at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville.



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