Sterling Sound

Sterling Sound

Profile:
NYC mastering firm that has to date been responsible for the mastering of more than 15,000 vinyl records, CDs, and cassettes since 1968.

Regarding vinyl runouts, "STERLING" can either be stamped or hand etched. The studio is also identified as "SS", sometimes quite small and the 'SS's' at
Sterling Sound were only to the end of '69, after which there first appeared the small stamped 'STERLING'.

The studios may also appear under the names:
-Sterling Sound
-Sterling Sound, N.Y.C.
-Sterling Sound, NYC
-Sterling Sound, N.Y.
-Sterling Sounds
-Sterling Sounds, N.Y.C.
-Sterling Sound Studios

For its company, please 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.

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)
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
Contact Info:
Sterling Sound
88 10th Ave., 6th Floor
New York, NY 10011
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
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
# Fastway (2) So Far From Home(10", S/Sided, Single) Sterling Sound # US 1983 Sell This Version
- It It Anita Agaaiin(LP, Album, Red) Luik Records, A Tant Rêver Du Roi, Simone Records (2), Miel De Moscas, Friend Of Mine Records, Antena Krzyku - Belgium 2016 Sell This Version
Asobi Seksu Asobi Seksu(CD) Not On Label (Asobi Seksu Self-released) US 2002 Sell This Version
Tefla & Jaleel Bounce Mit Uns(12") Phlatline Records Germany 2002 Sell This Version
The Cardigans You're The Storm(CD, Single, Promo) Stockholm Records Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Dream Theater Live Scenes From New York(Box, Ltd + 3xCD + CD, Enh + Album, Fat) Elektra South Korea 2001 Sell This Version
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop(File, MP3, WAV, Single, 256) Macklemore/RyanLewis Studios Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2013
Editors The Weight Of Your Love (Songs & Instrumentals)(2xCD, Album, Promo) Play It Again Sam Europe 2013 Sell This Version
Alter Bridge Fortress(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records Malaysia 2013 Sell This Version
David Gray Mutineers(LP, TP, Sig) Iht Records Ltd US 2014 Sell This Version
The Weeknd Beauty Behind The Madness (Photo Book Bundle)(CD, Album, Ltd + File, MP3 + Boo) Republic Records US 2015 Sell This Version
- Little India Up All Night(CD, EP) Blue Box Records - Canada 2013 Sell This Version
Down Unda Make That Change(CD, Promo) Bellmark / Life Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Enolas Secret Only We Can Save Us(CD, EP) AmpHead Australia 2009 Sell This Version
Awesome City Club Awesome City Tracks(CD, MiniAlbum) Victor Entertainment, Inc. Japan 2015 Sell This Version
Awesome City Club Awesome City Tracks 4(CD, MiniAlbum, Ltd) Victor Entertainment, Inc. Japan 2017 Sell This Version
0 The Claypool Lennon Delirium Monolith Of Phobos(CD, Album, Promo, Adv) ATO Records 0 UK 2016 Sell This Version
0000 Karma Atchykah Diasporama(CD, Album) Silence D'Or, Abusive Musik 0000 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
00AP 3136~40 Bob Dylan Biograph(5xLP, Comp + Box) CBS/Sony 00AP 3136~40 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
0C 064-61 016 The Rolling Stones Some Girls(LP) EMI, Rolling Stones Records 0C 064-61 016 Barbados 1978 Sell This Version
00DP 401~3 Bob Dylan Biograph(3xCD, Comp + Box, Comp, RE) CBS/Sony 00DP 401~3 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
0FMP-6006 The Rosenbergs Department Store Girl(CD, Album, Enh, Promo) Force MP 0FMP-6006 US 2004 Sell This Version
001 Billy Frazier And Friends* Billy Who? 001 US 1980 Sell This Version
001 Absynthe Minded Absynthe Minded(CD, Album) Absynthe Minded Records 001 Belgium 2009 Sell This Version
001 Pere Ubu The Modern Dance (Album) 001 US 1978 Sell This Version
001 The Galacticos Paint The Town Rad(CD, Album) The Galacticos, The Galacticos, [PIAS] Belgium 001 Belgium 2011 Sell This Version
001 Dream Weaver MythReal(LP, Album, Num) Dream Weaver Recordings 001 Greece 2013 Sell This Version
001 Ben Abraham Speak(CD, Single) Not On Label 001 Australia 2014 Sell This Version
1A 062-63774 The Rolling Stones Emotional Rescue (Album) 1A 062-63774 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-64328 Roger Taylor Roger Taylor's Fun In Space(LP, Album) EMI 1A 062-64328 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 062-86024 April Wine Harder.....Faster (Album) 1A 062-86024 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-86 131 The Fools Sold Out(LP, Album) EMI America 1A 062-86 131 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-86296 April Wine The Nature Of The Beast(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 062-86296 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 064-64773 Queen Hot Space(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 1A 064-64773 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 064-86441 Diana Ross Why Do Fools Fall In Love(LP, Album, Gat) Capitol Records, EMI 1A 064-86441 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-1655327 Queen Radio Ga Ga(7", Single) EMI 1A 006-1655327 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
1A 062-24 0408 1 Diana Ross Eaten Alive(LP, Album) Capitol Records, EMI 1A 062-24 0408 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 062-24 0612 1 Talking Heads True Stories(LP, Album, Club, DMM) EMI 1A 062-24 0612 1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
1A 062-24 0643 1 Grace Jones Inside Story(LP, Album) Manhattan Records, Manhattan Records 1A 062-24 0643 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0250 1 Ashford & Simpson Solid(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 064-24 0250 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0338 1 Kim Carnes Barking At Airplanes(LP, Album) EMI America, EMI America, EMI America 1A 064-24 0338 1 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0381 1 David Byrne Music For The Knee Plays(LP, Album) Zonophone, Zonophone 1A 064-24 0381 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0408 1 Diana Ross Eaten Alive(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 064-24 0408 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0487 1 Meli'sa Morgan Do Me Baby(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 064-24 0487 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0595 1 Melba Moore A Lot Of Love(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 064-24 0595 1 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0658 John Lennon Menlove Ave.(LP, Album) Parlophone 1A 064-24 0658 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
1A 064-400130 Diana Ross Silk Electric(LP, Album, Gat) Capitol Records 1A 064-400130 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 064-400135 Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul Men Without Women(LP, Album) EMI America 1A 064-400135 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 154-62792/3 Queen Live Killers(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) EMI 1A 154-62792/3 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1A 264 24 0381 4 David Byrne Music For The Knee Plays(Cass, Album) Regal Zonophone 1A 264 24 0381 4 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-2401921 Billy Squier Signs Of Life(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 064-2401921 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1A 064-7122851 The B.B. & Q. Band* Six Million Times (Album) 1A 064-7122851 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 064-7122871 High Fashion Make Up Your Mind (Album) 1A 064-7122871 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A K062 20 0391 6 Jellybean* Wotupski!?!(LP, Album) EMI America 1A K062 20 0391 6 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1 C 006-61 201 The Rolling Stones Miss You(7", Single) Rolling Stones Records, EMI Electrola 1 C 006-61 201 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 006-61 846 Queen Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls(7", Single) EMI, EMI Electrola, EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 006-61 846 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 006-86 479 Diana Ross Mirror Mirror(7", Single) Capitol Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-86 479 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
1 C 038-81 269 Grand Funk* Phoenix(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Capitol Records, EMI Electrola GmbH 1 C 038-81 269 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1 C 062-81 269 Grand Funk* Phoenix(LP, Album, Gat) Capitol Records 1 C 062-81 269 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1 C 062-81 539 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1 C 062-81 539 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1C 062-98 177 Bay City Rollers Dedication(LP, Album, Gat) Bell Records 1C 062-98 177 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 062-98 283 Patti Smith Group Radio Ethiopia(LP, Album) Arista 1C 062-98 283 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 062-98 485 Queen A Day At The Races(LP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 062-98 485 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 064-60 075 Robert Gordon (2) With Link Wray Robert Gordon (2) With Link Wray - Robert Gordon With Link Wray(LP, Album) Private Stock 1C 064-60 075 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 064-60 560 Robert Gordon (2) With Link Wray Robert Gordon (2) With Link Wray - Fresh Fish Special(LP, Album) Private Stock, EMI Electrola 1C 064-60 560 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-61 016 The Rolling Stones Some Girls (Album) 1C 064-61 016 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-61 820 Queen Jazz (Album) 1C 064-61 820 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-62 528 Tycoon (3) Tycoon(LP, Album) Arista 1C 064-62 528 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-62 630 Lou Reed The Bells(LP, Album) Arista, EMI Electrola 1C 064-62 630 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-62 656 Ohio Players Everybody Up(LP, Album) Arista, EMI Electrola, Arista, EMI Electrola 1C 064-62 656 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-62 787 Robert Fleischman Perfect Stranger(LP, Album) Arista 1C 064-62 787 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-63 774 The Rolling Stones Emotional Rescue (Album) 1C 064-63 774 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-85 659 April Wine First Glance(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1C 064-85 659 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-86 024 April Wine Harder.....Faster (Album) 1C 064-86 024 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-86 110 The Fools Sold Out(LP, Album) EMI America, EMI Electrola 1C 064-86 110 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-86 131 The Fools Sold Out(LP, Album) EMI America, EMI Electrola 1C 064-86 131 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-86 296 April Wine The Nature Of The Beast (Album) 1C 064-86 296 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
1C 064-98 283 Patti Smith Group Radio Ethiopia(LP, Album, RP) Arista, EMI Electrola 1C 064-98 283 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 064-98 485 Queen A Day At The Races(LP, Album, RP, Gat) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 064-98 485 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 064-99 050 Blondie Blondie(LP, Album) Private Stock 1C 064-99 050 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 264-60561 Patti Smith Group Easter(Cass, Album) Arista 1C 264-60561 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21398 1 The Gun Club Miami (Album) 1C 038-3 21398 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 006 1655327 Queen Radio Ga Ga (Single) 1C 006 1655327 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
1C 006 1867327 The Coconuts Ticket To The Tropics / Kriminal Tango(7", Single) EMI America, EMI Electrola 1C 006 1867327 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1C 064 24 0200 1 Iron Maiden Powerslave (Album) 1C 064 24 0200 1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064 24 0200 4 Iron Maiden Powerslave (Album) 1C 064 24 0200 4 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064 24 0225 1 Diana Ross Swept Away(LP, Album, Gat) Capitol Records, EMI 1C 064 24 0225 1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064-24 0243 1 Talking Heads Stop Making Sense (Album) 1C 064-24 0243 1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064-24 0250 1 Ashford & Simpson Solid(LP, Album) Capitol Records, EMI 1C 064-24 0250 1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
1C 064 24 0352 1 Talking Heads Little Creatures (Album) 1C 064 24 0352 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1C 064-24 0668 1 Various Sounds From True Stories(LP) EMI, EMI, EMI 1C 064-24 0668 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1C 064 24 0802 1 Great White Once Bitten(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1C 064 24 0802 1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1C 064-400 002 Billy Squier Don't Say No(LP, Album) Capitol Records, EMI Electrola, EMI 1C 064-400 002 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
1C 064-400 105 April Wine Power Play(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1C 064-400 105 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
1C 064-400 119 ODW* Moving Windows(LP, Album) EMI America 1C 064-400 119 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1C 064-7 48053 1 W.A.S.P. Live... In The Raw(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1C 064-7 48053 1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1C 064-7 48059 1 Bobby McFerrin Simple Pleasures(LP, Album) EMI-Manhattan Records, EMI-Manhattan Records, EMI-Manhattan Records 1C 064-7 48059 1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
1C 068-7 96048 1 Roxette Joyride(LP, Album) EMI 1C 068-7 96048 1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 128 15 7677 3 Don McLean Solo(2xLP, Album, Gat) EMI America 1C 128 15 7677 3 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 264-2 40014 4 Queen The Works(Cass, Album) EMI 1C 264-2 40014 4 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version

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Marten020

Marten020

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