As Avatar Studios transitions into Power Station BerkleeNYC, the storied facility will be closed for commercial sessions until 2019 for wide-ranging renovations. But there will be one more chance to record and mix there while these rooms retain their classic configuration: METAlliance Academy “In Session with The Guys” will be taking place there October 21 & 22nd.
Audio engineering luminaries Al Schmitt, Ed Cherney, Elliot Scheiner, Chuck Ainlay, Frank Filipetti and George Massenburg will be leading this edition of the METAlliance “In Session with The Guys,” with some equally impressive talent that they’ll be capturing.
Top jazz vocal group New York Voices will be tracked and mixed, as will the uniquely gifted and jazz singer/songwriter Kat Edmonson. New York Voices are renowned for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. Meanwhile, Edmonson is renowned as a genre-defying artist who recently performed in Woody Allen’s film set in the 1930s, “Café Society”, and is highlighted on the official soundtrack performing her version of “Mountain Greenery.” Edmonson’s most recent record The Big Picture debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, #1 on Contemporary Jazz Chart and #2 on the Total Jazz Chart — the album was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Mitchell Froom in his Los Angeles studio.
“In Session with The Guys” attendees—students, pros, educators and recording beginners—will participate and interact with the METAlliance founders in live recording and mixing sessions. The METAlliance offers a unique opportunity to experience living history while learning 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.
Attendance for all four sessions, including lunch and giveaways is $1950.00. Space is very limited – visit METAlliance to register.
Founded in 2005, the METAlliance is a 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.
Details: METAlliance Academy “In Session with The Guys” program
* Session One, Studio A:
Al Schmitt and Ed Cherney Tracking Kat Edmonson & Band
* Session Two, Studio G:
Elliot Scheiner Recording Group Vocals with New York Voices
* Session Three, Studio C: Chuck Ainlay tracking band TBA
* Session Four, Studio B: “In the Box” home studio set up,
recording and mixing with Frank Filipetti and George Massenburg