Back in September last year we posted a story about an educational event presented by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technical Alliance) just after the AES show in New York.
This session included an all-star cast of tutors with some of the biggest name American recording engineers from the last 50 years Including Al Schmitt, George Massenburg, Ed Cherney, Elliot Scheiner, Frank Fillipetti and Chuck Ainlay.
“In Session with The Guys” attendees got the chance to participate and interact with the METAlliance founders in live recording and mixing sessions. By special arrangement, The METAlliance occupied the historic studios formerly known as Avatar and Power Station for the entire weekend.
Schedule of Sessions
Every Attendee had the opportunity to attend four 3-4 hour sessions over the two days:
- Session One: Ed Cherney and Al Schmitt – Recording a Band
- Session Two: Elliot Scheiner – Recording a Vocal group
- Session Three: Chuck Ainlay – Recording a Band
- Session Four: In the Box home studio recording and mixing with Frank Filipetti and George Massenburg in a home studio environment
AX32 Video At The Power Station
Our friends at DAD have released a promotional video for their AX32, which featured heavily in these sessions. It's very much a video aimed at product promotion but it does feature some testimony from some of the most respected industry veterans and lots of footage of this historic studio.
It's not news to me (or to many, many other people) that the AX32 is an amazing piece of hardware. If you aren't familiar with it check out my 4 part review.
Power Station Today
The Power Station, famous for some of the biggest releases of the 1980s was under threat of redevelopment into residential use but with help from benefactors it has been taken under the control of Berklee College of Music and remains in use as a commercial recording studio. An encouraging story in the light of so many large studios being lost to decreasing revenues and increasing property values.