Metalliance book is finalist for NAMM Technical & Creativity (TEC) Awards

The METalliance book "Recording and Mixing Drums" is a finalist for the 39th Annual NAMM(r) Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in the category of Audio Education Technology. The book is authored by award-winning audio engineers/producers Al Schmitt, Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Elliot Scheiner, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, and Niko Bolas. 

Presented at The NAMM Show, The NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually in celebration of the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind today's sound recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media.

Click here to vote: https://www.tecawards.org/2024/voting 

Don Was, in the foreword, says, "METalliance Drums is the holy grail of a century's worth of drum recording knowledge."

"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. For more information and where to buy the Recording And Mixing Drums eBook & Paperback click: 


All finalists will be celebrated at The 2024 NAMM Show at the TEC Awards, a special, communal reception designed to gather the crossroads of the industry to applaud the achievements of the researchers and developers, product designers, marketers, and innovators behind the innovations. The event will be held on the campus of the Anaheim Convention Center on the evening of Saturday, January 27. Learn more about the TEC Awards at www.tecawards.org


Established in 2005, The METalliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance) is composed of top award-winning audio engineers/producers Chuck Ainlay, Niko Bolas, Jimmy Douglass, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg , Sylvia Massy and Elliot Scheiner. The METalliance works with producers, engineers, educators and manufacturers to further the best practices and technology developed in modern recording and to help insure the skills and techniques that have developed through the history of recording are carried forward. 

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.


Presented annually by NAMM during The NAMM Show, The NAMM TEC Awards recognize the individuals, companies, and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media in Technical and Creative Achievement Categories. The Innovation Award is given at the event in tribute to musical artists and others whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology. Through its Hall of Fame, The TEC Awards also honors the pioneers of audio technology and the music industry's most accomplished producers and audio technicians. The NAMM Foundation's TECnology Hall of Fame celebrates innovations and groundbreaking technical achievements of the past. For more information, visit www.tecawards.org or follow TEC on Instagram and YouTube. For photos from last year's event, visit https://namm.pixieset.com/ns23_texc/

About NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is a not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 15,000 member companies and professional members located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music and advance active participation in music-making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and LinkedIn.