METAlliance Records Lazer Cake in NYC

Intimate Sessions Limited to Eight Attendees Each

Pictured is Robby Sinclair, founder of Lazer Cake, which will record tracks for their new album with the METAlliance founders at Avatar Studios in NYC.

Pictured is Robby Sinclair, founder of Lazer Cake, which will record tracks for their new album with the METAlliance founders at Avatar Studios in NYC.

New York City, February, 2011 – Former Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. Robby Sinclair and his band Lazer Cake will be tracked and mixed by the METAlliance founding directors “In Session with The Guys,” February 19-20, 2011 in NYC at famed Avatar Studios. The quartet plays short, sexy, indie-pop songs with hints of The Cars, The White Stripes, Talking Heads, and Justin Timberlake.

Space is extremely limited and sessions will be limited to only eight attendees for each phase of the recording projects. All attendees are entered in a drawing for a free Nuendo 5 Education Edition provided by Steinberg, including the NEK (Nuendo Expansion KIt) which provides all the Cubase Music Tools. Other valuable products provided by the METAlliance Pro Partners will be used througout the sessions.

“In Session with The Guys” attendees will participate and interact with the METAlliance founders in live recording and mixing sessions with Lazer Cake, as well as sessions with jazz vocal sensation Kat Edmonson, who has been described as “equal parts Billie Holiday and Bjork” in All About Jazz.

As in the inaugural 2010 METAlliance event in Hollywood at Capitol Studios, participants get a close-up look at basic tracking and mic techniques. In separate mixing sessions they are presented with the detailed procedures in significant detail, plus experience in-depth critical listening workshops.

The METAlliance offers a unique opportunity to experience living history while learning invaluable 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. Space is very limited.


  • Session One: Phil Ramone and Al Schmitt
  • Session Two: Elliot Scheiner and Ed Cherney


  • Session Three: Chuck Ainlay
  • Session Four: “In the Box” home studio mixing with Frank Filipetti and George Massenburg in a home studio environment

Amenities include catered food and a special private gathering February 18th for those who register by January 18, 2011. Free premium gifts will be announced periodically.

Attendance to all four sessions is $2495.00 and is extremely limited to guaranty an intimate, personal setting.

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About Nuendo 5
Nuendo 5 empowers professionals working in audio, live and post production for the film, television and media industry to higher levels of productivity. Post-production editors, film mixers as well as live recording engineers around the world rely on the flexibility and industry openness that Nuendo provides.

The METAlliance is comprised of a group of globally-recognized, award-winning audio engineers and producers who have been deeply involved in establishing techniques and technical standards that are the foundation of modern music recording. The METAlliance founders are Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Phil Ramone, Elliot Scheiner and Al Schmitt.

The METAlliance is a collaborative community that allows producers, engineers and audio technology manufacturers to work together to ensure the highest standards of audio production. Recognizing the industry’s success in bringing products offering convenience and low cost, the METAlliance is dedicated to the passionate commitment of securing the art of music through recording technologies that best deliver the music in all its many modern forms. To accomplish this goal, quality requires recognition and support.

Alongside platforms for research and development, standardization and education, METAlliance also works closely with manufacturers to evaluate and certify products that offer the highest levels of quality in the recording chain. To date, only a handful of products have achieved this accolade.