The METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technical Alliance) is debuting its new book, “Recording & Mixing Drums — Contrasting Techniques from Seven Lifetimes of Recording Experience,” at the ongoing 2022 AES Convention at the Javits Center in New York City.
The first in a series, the book can be ordered here for $69.95 and picked up at the AES Show at the Blackbird Academy booth 243 (on level 3) and it can be taken to several book-signing events at the show. The book will also be made available online later this years. (Find out more here.)
“Recording and Mixing Drums” features specific in-depth sections with photos and diagrams from each of the METAlliance members and their detailed takes on the art of recording drummers, including:
• Tracking drums, both technically and getting the best performance
• Favorite drum tracks
Noted producer Don Was states in the book’s forward: “METAlliance Drums is the holy grail of a century’s worth of drum recording knowledge.” Pictured (L-R) are METAlliance members George Massenburg, Niko Bolas, Chuck Ainlay, Elliot Scheiner and Frank Filipetti
METAlliance member book-signing events:
Wednesday, October 19
• 1 pm, AES Education and Career area
• 3 pm, Avid booth 155
• 4:30 pm, Audio-Technica b236
Thursday, October 20
• 10:30 am, Sanken Chromatic/NTP DAD booths 536/537
• 3 pm, SSL booth 119
The METAlliance is composed of top audio engineers/producers Chuck Ainlay, Niko Bolas, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, and Elliot Scheiner, who will also be bringing their combined knowledge and experience to AES with a unique panel on recording and mixing drums as part of their ongoing efforts to share their recording skills and experiences.