The METAlliance (Music Engineering & Technology Alliance) has announced new members, Sylvia Massy and Jimmy Douglass, joining their ranks, with Chuck Ainlay, Niko Bolas, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, and Elliot Scheiner.
Founding member Chuck Ainlay says, "It's such an honor to welcome Sylvia and Jimmy. Their exceptional work covers genres of music that greatly expands the scope of The METAlliance and their passion for making great recordings cannot be overstated." Niko Bolas adds, "Jimmy and Sylvia are two of my favorite record makers, from the practice of art in engineering to the coolness of a good hang."
Sylvia Massy is an award-winning music producer and recording engineer for groundbreaking rock artists such as Tool and System Of A Down, but has also worked with Prince, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Taylor Hawkins, Jason Isbell and many other legendary and upcoming musicians. From indie rock to dance to pop to country to R&B to metal, Massy's career has spanned nearly every aspect of the music industry from composing to festival development. Sylvia is also an accomplished fine artist of extremely detailed illustrations often containing vignettes drawn from experiences of studio life. Currently she is working out of her Pacific NorthWest "OddioShop," an Atmos 9.1.4 equipped mixing and art studio where she owns the world's largest collection of vintage microphones.
Jimmy Douglass is a four-time Grammy-winning recording engineer/producer. He was trained by and has worked with some of the greatest engineers, producers and record moguls ever, including Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler and Ahmet Ertegun. He went on to work with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Hall & Oates, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Foreigner, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC. Douglass has engineered and mixed many celebrated artists, including The Rolling Stones, Roxy Music, Genesis and Gang of Four, John Legend & The Roots, Ludacris, Al Green, and Duran Duran.