Sterling Sound

Sterling Sound

Perfil:
Sterling Sound is a US-based mastering firm that has, to date, been responsible for the mastering of more than 28,000 vinyl records, CDs, and cassettes since 1968. It was originally based in New York. However, in 2018, the company decided to split up into two different locations: one in Nashville, Tennessee ,and the other in Edgewater, New Jersey. The former location is currently expected to open sometime in early 2019.

Also appears as
- Sterling Sound Studios
- Sterling Sound, NY
- Sterling Sound, N.Y.C.
- Sterling Sound, NYC
- Sterling Sound, New York
- Sterling Sound New York
- Sterling Sounds
- Sterling Sounds, N.Y.C.
- Sterling Sounds (NY)

Regarding vinyl runouts, "STERLING" may be found either stamped or hand etched.
The studio is also identified as "SS", sometimes quite small and the 'SS's' at Sterling Sound appear only at the end of 1969, followed by the first appearance of the small stamped 'STERLING'.
For the company, please consider using Sterling Sound Inc.

Sterling was founded by Lee Hulko & Joachim "Joe" Paschek in October 1968, with the studio at 56 W. 45th St. Manhattan. Bob Ludwig joined in 1969 and the facility then moved in 1970 to larger premises, offering two mastering suites, in the Screen Actors Guild building at 110 West 57th Street.
George Marino joined the Company in 1972, after which Ludwig departed in 1975 to join Masterdisk - being replaced in the same year by Greg Calbi (from Master Cutting Room) and Ted Jensen (from Mark Levinson's MLAC), the latter taking over much of Hulko's mastering, whose tasks had turned to technical & management duties. In 1977 the Company again moved to 1790 Broadway, offering 5 suites with the latest state-of-the-art acoustics, where they were joined by José Rodriguez.
In 1980 the facility was updated to digital and, in 1990, Paschek departed and sold his shares to Hulko. Four years later, Calbi departed to join Masterdisk and was replaced by Tom Coyne (from Hit Factory Mastering). In 1995 Joe Palmaccio joined (from Polygram Studios). In 1998 Murat Aktar, of Absolute Audio, joined forces with Jensen, Calbi & Coyne to purchase the facility from Hulko - in partnership with Metropolis Studios; Palmaccio leaves. Following Hulko's retirement the Studio began its move to Chelsea district of Manhattan in February 1999, being joined by Chris Gehringer (from Hit Factory) at the 1790 Broadway suite, along with Chris Athens in March. Calbi then moved to the Chelsea suite and, in January 2002, the move to Chelsea was completed followed by closure of Broadway.
Fast forward to 2018. After spending a total 50 years living in New York City, and near the end of their 20-year lease with the Chelsea Market, Sterling Sound decided to split up into two different locations: one in Nashville, Tennessee (with two mastering studios) and the other in Edgewater, New Jersey (with six). The Nashville location is expected to open sometime during late 2018-early 2019.

The following mastering engineers have worked at SS (with their runout identification):
Chris Athens > STERLING CA
Greg Calbi > STERLING GC or STERLING ⚾ or Ⓗ or ☆STERLING
Greg Fulginiti > STERLING GF
José Rodriguez > STERLING JR
Jack Skinner > STERLING JS, or Jack
Lee Hulko > STERLING LH
Ray Janos > STERLING RJ
Ryan Smith (2) STERLING RKS
Bob Ludwig > STERLING RL
Tom Coyne > STERLING TC
Ted Jensen > STERLING TJ
Chris Gehringer > cg
George Marino (none)
Joe Nino-Hernes > STERLING JN-H
Will Quinnell (none)
UE Nastasi
Jay Franco
Steve Fallone
Joe LaPorta
Seth Foster
Kevin Reeves
Justin Shturtz
Joe Palmaccio aka Joseph M. Palmaccio
Dave McNair
Randy Merrill
Aya Merill
Idania Valencia
Información de contacto:
Sterling Sound Edgewater
33 Hilliard Avenue
Edgewater, NJ 07020
USA

Sterling Sound Nashville
805 Meridian Street
Nashville, TN 37207
USA

Phone: (212) 604-9433
Email: inquiries@sterling-sound.com

Previous Addresses (Contact info now obsolete):
1968 to 1970: Sterling Sound Inc., 56 W. 45th St., New York, NY 10036 USA
1970 to 1977: Sterling Sound Inc., 110 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 USA
1977 to 1999-2000: Sterling Sound, Inc.,1790 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 USA
1999-2000 to 2018: Sterling Sound, Inc., 88 10th Ave., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10011 USA
Sítios:
Cat. nº  Artista Título (Formato) Sello Cat. nº  País Año
XLCD548J Sigur Rós Inni(2xCD, Album + DVD-V, Album, NTS) XL Recordings, XL Recordings XLCD548J Japan 2014 Vender esta versión
XL CD 570 Valtari Portada Sigur Rós Valtari (Album) XL CD 570 US 2012 Vender esta versión
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XLCD606 Kveikur Portada Sigur Rós Kveikur (Album) XLCD606 UK & Europe 2013 Vender esta versión
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XLCD740 25 Portada Adele (3) 25 (Album) XLCD740 Europe 2015 Vender esta versión
XLCD754 Long Way Home Portada Låpsley Long Way Home(CD, Album) XL Recordings XLCD754 Europe 2016 Vender esta versión
XLDVD559 Live At The Royal Albert Hall Portada Adele (3) Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Album) XLDVD559 UK & Europe 2011 Vender esta versión
XL LP 338 Walk It Off Portada Tapes 'n Tapes Walk It Off (Album) XL LP 338 UK, Europe & US 2008 Vender esta versión
xllp 418 Primary Colours Portada The Horrors Primary Colours (Album) xllp 418 Europe 2009 Vender esta versión
XLLP488 Tango 3.0 Portada Gotan Project Tango 3.0(2xLP, Album, Gat) XL Recordings XLLP488 US 2010 Vender esta versión
XLLP 520 21 Portada Adele (3) 21(LP, Album) XL Recordings XLLP 520 Europe 2011 Vender esta versión
XLLP539 Skying Portada The Horrors Skying(2xLP, Album, S/Edition) XL Recordings XLLP539 UK 2011 Vender esta versión
XL LP 548 Inni Portada Sigur Rós Inni (Album) XL LP 548 US 2011 Vender esta versión
XL LP 570 Valtari Portada Sigur Rós Valtari(2xLP, Album) XL Recordings XL LP 570 US 2012 Vender esta versión
XLLP576 Local Business Portada Titus Andronicus Local Business (Album) XLLP576 US 2012 Vender esta versión
XLLP606 Kveikur Portada Sigur Rós Kveikur (Album) XLLP606 UK & Europe 2013 Vender esta versión
XLLP606X Kveikur Portada Sigur Rós Kveikur XLLP606X US 2013 Vender esta versión
XLLP640 Luminous Portada The Horrors Luminous (Album) XLLP640 UK & US 2014 Vender esta versión
XLLP640X Luminous Portada The Horrors Luminous(2xLP, Album, Dlx) XL Recordings XLLP640X UK & US 2014 Vender esta versión
XLLP740 25 Portada Adele (3) 25 (Album) XLLP740 Europe 2015 Vender esta versión
XLLP754VMP Long Way Home Portada Låpsley Long Way Home(LP, Album, Club, Whi) XL Recordings XLLP754VMP US 2016 Vender esta versión
XLLP755 Wildflower Portada The Avalanches Wildflower(2xLP, Album + CD, Album) Modular Recordings, XL Recordings XLLP755 UK & Europe 2016 Vender esta versión
XLS521CD Rolling In The Deep Portada Adele (3) Rolling In The Deep(CD, Single) XL Recordings XLS521CD UK & Europe 2010 Vender esta versión
XLS593 Skyfall Portada Adele (3) Skyfall(7", Single) XL Recordings XLS593 UK & Europe 2012 Vender esta versión
XLT 600 Record Store Day Portada Titus Andronicus Record Store Day(12", Ltd) XL Recordings XLT 600 US 2013 Vender esta versión
XM5S-6095 Remain In Light Portada Talking Heads Remain In Light (Album) XM5S-6095 Canada 1980 Vender esta versión
XM-1013 Dead Meadow Portada Dead Meadow Dead Meadow (Album) XM-1013 US 2006 Vender esta versión
XM-1016 Howls From The Hills Portada Dead Meadow Howls From The Hills(CD, Album, Enh, RE) XEMU Records XM-1016 US 2007 Vender esta versión
XM-1016LP Howls From The Hills Portada Dead Meadow Howls From The Hills (Album) XM-1016LP US 2015 Vender esta versión
XM5-2009 All Of A Sudden Portada John Hiatt All Of A Sudden(Cass, Album) Geffen Records XM5-2009 Canada 1982 Vender esta versión
XM5 9745 Charlélie Couture Crocodile(Cass, Album, Dol) Island Records XM5 9745 Canada 1983 Vender esta versión
XM5-9750 Joe Cocker Sheffield Steel(Cass, Album) Island Records XM5-9750 Canada 1982 Vender esta versión
XMR084CD Transgender Dysphoria Blues Portada Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues(CD, Album) Total Treble, Xtra Mile Recordings XMR084CD Europe Unknown Vender esta versión
XMR084LP Transgender Dysphoria Blues Portada Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues(LP, Album, Ltd, Blu) Total Treble, Xtra Mile Recordings XMR084LP Europe 2014 Vender esta versión
XMR784 Unconditional Love Portada Against Me! Unconditional Love(7", Single, Pic, Num, Ltd) Xtra Mile Recordings XMR784 UK 2014 Vender esta versión
XNMR-66600 天声ジングル Portada 相対性理論* 天声ジングル(CD, Album) Mirai Records XNMR-66600 Japan 2016 Vender esta versión
XNMR-66601 天声ジングル Portada 相対性理論* 天声ジングル(LP, Album, 180) Mirai Records XNMR-66601 Japan 2016 Vender esta versión
XNMR-66602 天声ジングル Portada 相対性理論* 天声ジングル(Cass, Album) Mirai Records XNMR-66602 Japan 2016 Vender esta versión
XOR 40313 True Colors Portada Cyndi Lauper True Colors(LP, Album) Portrait, Portrait XOR 40313 Canada 1986 Vender esta versión
XPAS 71063 The Original Monster Mash Portada Bobby (Boris) Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers The Original Monster Mash (Album) XPAS 71063 US 1973 Vender esta versión
XPC 34165 Rocks Portada Aerosmith Rocks(LP, Album) Columbia, CBS Inc. XPC 34165 1976 Vender esta versión
XPC 39278 Mirror Moves Portada The Psychedelic Furs Mirror Moves(LP, Album) Columbia XPC 39278 Canada 1984 Vender esta versión
XPCD491 Twelve Deadly Cyns... And Then Some Portada Cyndi Lauper Twelve Deadly Cyns... And Then Some(CD, Comp, Promo) Epic, Epic Records Group XPCD491 UK 1995 Vender esta versión
XPCD1137 Livin' La Vida Loca Portada Ricky Martin Livin' La Vida Loca(Minimax, Single, Promo) Columbia XPCD1137 UK 1999 Vender esta versión
XPCD2615 That's The Kind Of Man I Am Portada Heist (3) That's The Kind Of Man I Am(CD, Single, Promo, Car) Sony Soho Square XPCD2615 UK 2002 Vender esta versión
XPCD2716 October Road Portada James Taylor (2) October Road(CD, Album, Car) Columbia XPCD2716 US 2002 Vender esta versión
XPR2544 Supreme Clientele Portada Ghostface Killah Supreme Clientele(2xLP, Album, Promo) Epic XPR2544 Europe 2000 Vender esta versión
XPR 3033 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough / Beat It (The Classic Remix Series - Part 3) Portada Michael Jackson Don't Stop Til You Get Enough / Beat It (The Classic Remix Series - Part 3)(12", Promo) Epic, Epic, Epic XPR 3033 UK 1996 Vender esta versión
XPR3528 That's The Kind Of Man I Am Portada Heist (3) That's The Kind Of Man I Am(12", Promo) Sony Soho Square XPR3528 UK 2002 Vender esta versión
XPS 631 Tres Hombres Portada ZZ Top Tres Hombres(LP, Album, Aud) London Records XPS 631 US 1973 Vender esta versión
XPS 636 Vagabonds Of The Western World Portada Thin Lizzy Vagabonds Of The Western World(LP, Album, RP) London Records XPS 636 US 1974 Vender esta versión
XPS 637 For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night Portada Caravan For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night(LP, Album, Ter) London Records XPS 637 US 1973 Vender esta versión
XQCY-1003 Hey Venus! Portada Super Furry Animals Hey Venus!(CD, Album) Rough Trade Japan, Fiveman Army XQCY-1003 Japan 2007 Vender esta versión
XQFN-1176 Aureate Gloom Portada Of Montreal Aureate Gloom(CD, Album) Moorworks, Polyvinyl Record Company XQFN-1176 Japan 2015 Vender esta versión
XQKZ-1002 Jun Sky Walker(s) Lost & Found(CD, Album) Ivy Records (5) XQKZ-1002 Japan 2012 Vender esta versión
XRCN-1037 Bed Of Nails = ベッド・オブ・ネイルズ  Portada Randy Jackson's China Rain = チャイナ・レイン* Randy Jackson's China Rain = チャイナ・レイン* - Bed Of Nails = ベッド・オブ・ネイルズ (CD, Album, RE) Zero Corporation, Master Volume Project XRCN-1037 Japan 1993 Vender esta versión
XRCN-1220 Mute = ミュート Portada Mute (29) Mute = ミュート(CD, Album) Zero Corporation, Master Volume Project XRCN-1220 Japan 1995 Vender esta versión
XRCN-1238 Believe Portada Without Warning (3) Believe(CD, Album) Zero Corporation, Master Volume Project XRCN-1238 Japan 1995 Vender esta versión
XRCN-2005 Inishmore = イニッシュモア Portada Riot (4) = ライオット* Riot (4) = ライオット* - Inishmore = イニッシュモア(CD, Album) Zero Corporation, Master Volume Project XRCN-2005 Japan 1997 Vender esta versión
XRCN-2018 Angel Eyes = エンジェル・アイズ Portada Riot (4) = ライオット* Riot (4) = ライオット* - Angel Eyes = エンジェル・アイズ(CD, EP) Zero Corporation, Master Volume Project XRCN-2018 Japan 1997 Vender esta versión
XRCN-2025 Shine On = シャイン・オン Portada Riot (4) = ライオット* Riot (4) = ライオット* - Shine On = シャイン・オン(CD, Album) Zero Corporation, Master Volume Project XRCN-2025 Japan 1998 Vender esta versión
XSB 7110 3WC* Portada Ian Lloyd 3WC*(LP, Album) Scotti Bros. Records XSB 7110 Canada 1980 Vender esta versión
XSD 16024 Clouds Across The Sun Portada Firefall Clouds Across The Sun(LP, Album) Atlantic XSD 16024 Canada 1980 Vender esta versión
XSD 16029 Face Value Portada Phil Collins Face Value (Album) XSD 16029 Canada 1981 Vender esta versión
XSD 16999 4 Portada Foreigner 4 (Album) XSD 16999 Canada 1981 Vender esta versión
XSD 19273 Feel The Heat Portada Henry Paul Band Feel The Heat(LP, Album) Atlantic XSD 19273 Canada 1980 Vender esta versión
XSD 19318 Can't Shake This Feelin' Portada Spinners Can't Shake This Feelin'(LP, Album) Atlantic XSD 19318 Canada 1981 Vender esta versión
XSD 32-100 Empty Glass Portada Pete Townshend Empty Glass(LP, Album) ATCO Records XSD 32-100 Canada 1980 Vender esta versión
XSEC 011 Floating Me Portada Floating Me Floating Me(CD, Album, Dig) Cross Section XSEC 011 Australia & New Zealand 2011 Vender esta versión
XSLP # 00477 Live At Yankee Stadium -  Vol. 2 Portada Fania All Stars Live At Yankee Stadium - Vol. 2(LP, Album, Clo) Fania Records, Fania Records XSLP # 00477 US 1975 Vender esta versión
XSLP #00484 The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Portada Willie Colon* The Good, The Bad, The Ugly(LP, Album, Gat) Fania Records, Fania Records XSLP #00484 US 1975 Vender esta versión
XSLP-1043 La Candela Portada Tipica 73 La Candela(LP, Album) Inca Records, Inca Records, Inca Records XSLP-1043 US 1975 Vender esta versión
XSLP 1044 Otra Vez Portada Willie Rosario Otra Vez(LP, Album) Inca Records, Inca Records XSLP 1044 US 1975 Vender esta versión
XSM-169961 Working For The Weekend Portada Loverboy Working For The Weekend(12", Single, Pic, Promo) CBS XSM-169961 Canada 1981 Vender esta versión
xsm-169962 Get Lucky Portada Loverboy Get Lucky(LP, Album, Pic) Columbia xsm-169962 US 1981 Vender esta versión
XSP 0223-98 Remasters Portada Led Zeppelin Remasters(Cass, Comp, RM, Unofficial) X-Sound Production, Music Box (14) XSP 0223-98 Russia 1998 Vender esta versión
XSR 3628 Tom Tom Club Portada Tom Tom Club Tom Tom Club(LP, Album) Sire XSR 3628 Canada 1981 Vender esta versión
XSR 6093 My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts Portada Brian Eno - David Byrne Brian Eno - David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts(LP, Album) Sire XSR 6093 Canada 1981 Vender esta versión
XSS 8512 Pictures At Eleven Portada Robert Plant Pictures At Eleven (Album) XSS 8512 Canada 1982 Vender esta versión
XtraWATT/2 Carla Portada Steve Swallow Carla (Album) XtraWATT/2 Germany 1987 Vender esta versión
XTRAWATT/3 My Cat Arnold Portada Karen Mantler My Cat Arnold (Album) XTRAWATT/3 Germany 1989 Vender esta versión
XtraWATT/4 Plays The Music Of Carla Bley Portada Orchestra Jazz Siciliana Plays The Music Of Carla Bley(CD, Album) XtraWATT, XtraWATT XtraWATT/4 Germany 1990 Vender esta versión
XtraWATT/5 Karen Mantler And Her Cat Arnold Get The Flu Portada Karen Mantler Karen Mantler And Her Cat Arnold Get The Flu (Album) XtraWATT/5 Germany 1990 Vender esta versión
XtraWATT/6 Swallow Portada Steve Swallow Swallow (Album) XtraWATT/6 Germany 1992 Vender esta versión
XtraWATT/7 Real Book Portada Steve Swallow Real Book (Album) XtraWATT/7 Germany 1994 Vender esta versión
XtraWATT/11 Damaged In Transit Portada Steve Swallow Damaged In Transit (Album) XtraWATT/11 US 2003 Vender esta versión
XVS-29 Cada Loco Con Su Tema - Different Strokes Portada La Conspiracion Cada Loco Con Su Tema - Different Strokes(LP, Album) Vaya Records, Vaya Records XVS-29 US 1974 Vender esta versión
XVS-31 Celia & Johnny Portada Celia* & Johnny* Celia* & Johnny* - Celia & Johnny(LP, Album, Gat) Vaya Records, Vaya Records, Vaya Records XVS-31 US 1974 Vender esta versión
XVS-39 El Campesino Portada Andy Harlow Canta: Edwin Natal Andy Harlow Canta: Edwin Natal - El Campesino(LP, Album, Gol) Vaya Records, Vaya Records XVS-39 US 1975 Vender esta versión
XVS-40 Gonzalo, Pacheco Y Pupi Portada Pupi Y Su Charanga Gonzalo, Pacheco Y Pupi(LP, Album) Vaya Records, Vaya Records XVS-40 US 1975 Vender esta versión
XW5-2001 John Lennon & Yoko Ono Double Fantasy(Cass, Album, Dol) Geffen Records XW5-2001 Canada Unknown Vender esta versión
XW5-3516 Face Dances Portada The Who Face Dances (Album) XW5-3516 Canada 1981 Vender esta versión
XX 501 446 I Robot Portada The Alan Parsons Project I Robot(Cass, Album, RE) Arista XX 501 446 Spain 1977 Vender esta versión
Y8I-9498 Exodus Portada Bob Marley & The Wailers Exodus(8-Trk, Album) Island Records Y8I-9498 US 1977 Vender esta versión
Y-19751 (Can You) Feel The Passion Portada Blue Pearl (Can You) Feel The Passion Y-19751 US 1992 Vender esta versión
Y-58094 Skip To My Lu Portada Lisa Lisa Skip To My Lu(12") Pendulum Records Y-58094 US 1993 Vender esta versión
Y-58159 9th Wonder (Blackitolism) Portada Digable Planets 9th Wonder (Blackitolism)(12") Pendulum Records Y-58159 US 1994 Vender esta versión
Y81-9312 Propaganda Portada Sparks Propaganda(8-Trk, Album) Island Records Y81-9312 US 1974 Vender esta versión

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WineOfTheVeins

WineOfTheVeins

1 de julio de 2019
editado 14 days ago
Fantastic job on Lady Gaga - Joanne
Keep it up. We need more albums that sound like this. Be gone, loudness war.
udelude

udelude

18 de marzo de 2018
Does anyone knows who was the tape engeneer early 1980's, who signed the tape box label sheets with RE
Marten020

Marten020

5 de noviembre de 2015
I just listened to Momentum by Joshua Redman.. And checked out the mastering.. Sterling.. You guys are AWESOME