Sterling Sound

Sterling Sound

Profile:
Sterling Sound are a US mastering firm that has, to date, been responsible for the mastering of more than 28,000 vinyl records, CDs, and cassettes since 1968. They were originally based in New York, however, in 2018, they 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, N.Y.
- Sterling Sound, N.Y.C.
- Sterling Sound, NYC
- Sterling Sound, New York
- Sterling Sound Studios
- Sterling Sounds
- Sterling Sounds, N.Y.C.
- Sterling Sounds (NY)

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'.

For its 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
Contact Info:
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
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
All Glows  album cover Fakear All Glows(2xLP, Ltd, Whi) Universal Music France, Pantheon Musique, Mercury Music Group France 2018 Sell This Version
Back When Tigers Smoked  album cover NST & The Soul Sauce Back When Tigers Smoked(CD, Album) Eastern Standard Sounds South Korea 2017 Sell This Version
Whipped & Glazed  album cover Thumpers Whipped & Glazed(12", Album, Ltd, Whi) True Say! Recordings UK 2017 Sell This Version
Love Metal  album cover HIM (2) Love Metal(Cass, Album) BMG Finland Oy Russia 2003 Sell This Version
` Ten Years After The Essential Ten Years After Collection(CD, Comp) Chrysalis ` Canada 1991 Sell This Version
Thrift Shop  album cover Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop(File, MP3, WAV, Single, 256) Macklemore/RyanLewis Studios Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2013
The Weight Of Your Love (Songs & Instrumentals)  album cover Editors The Weight Of Your Love (Songs & Instrumentals)(2xCD, Album, Promo) Play It Again Sam Europe 2013 Sell This Version
Jala, Jala Boogaloo Volume II  album cover Ricardo Ray Jala, Jala Boogaloo Volume II(LP, Album, Mono, Hi-) Alegre Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Alter Bridge Fortress(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records Malaysia 2013 Sell This Version
Master Of Puppets  album cover Metallica Master Of Puppets(CD, Album, RE) Blackened Recordings Canada 2013 Sell This Version
/ An Excuse To Go Mad  album cover Last Night Render An Excuse To Go Mad(CDr, Album) Not On Label / Norway 2013 Sell This Version
Vitruvius  album cover Vitruvius Vitruvius(CD, Album) Dust On The Tracks Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Make That Change  album cover Down Unda Make That Change(CD, Promo) Bellmark / Life Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Only We Can Save Us  album cover Enolas Secret Only We Can Save Us(CD, EP) AmpHead Australia 2009 Sell This Version
Awesome City Tracks  album cover Awesome City Club Awesome City Tracks(CD, MiniAlbum) Victor Entertainment, Inc. Japan 2015 Sell This Version
Awesome City Tracks 4  album cover Awesome City Club Awesome City Tracks 4(CD, MiniAlbum, Ltd) Victor Entertainment, Inc. Japan 2017 Sell This Version
00AP 3136~40 Biograph  album cover Bob Dylan Biograph(5xLP, Comp + Box) CBS/Sony 00AP 3136~40 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
00DP 401~3 Biograph  album cover Bob Dylan Biograph(3xCD + Box, Comp, RE) CBS/Sony 00DP 401~3 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
0FMP-6006 Department Store Girl  album cover The Rosenbergs Department Store Girl(CD, Album, Enh, Promo) Force MP, Force MP 0FMP-6006 US 2004 Sell This Version
001 Billy Who?  album cover Billy Frazier And Friends* Billy Who? 001 US 1980 Sell This Version
001 Absynthe Minded  album cover Absynthe Minded Absynthe Minded(CD, Album) Absynthe Minded Records 001 Belgium 2009 Sell This Version
001 The Modern Dance  album cover Pere Ubu The Modern Dance (Album) 001 US 1978 Sell This Version
001 Living Again  album cover Ronald Bengamin* Living Again(12", Single, Promo, TP, W/Lbl) Tune Wizard 001 US 1980 Sell This Version
001 Paint The Town Rad  album cover The Galacticos Paint The Town Rad(CD, Album) The Galacticos, The Galacticos, [PIAS] Belgium 001 Belgium 2011 Sell This Version
001 MythReal  album cover Dream Weaver MythReal(LP, Album, Num) Dream Weaver Recordings 001 Greece 2013 Sell This Version
1A 006 20 0566 7 Doppelganger Communication Breakdown(7", Single) Manhattan Records 1A 006 20 0566 7 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 1597 7 How Many Times  album cover Brother Beyond How Many Times(7", Single) EMI, EMI 1A 006-20 1597 7 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1A 062-63774 Emotional Rescue  album cover The Rolling Stones Emotional Rescue (Album) 1A 062-63774 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-64328 Roger Taylor's Fun In Space  album cover Roger Taylor Roger Taylor's Fun In Space(LP, Album) EMI 1A 062-64328 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 062-86024 Harder.....Faster  album cover April Wine Harder.....Faster (Album) 1A 062-86024 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-86 131 Sold Out  album cover The Fools Sold Out(LP, Album) EMI America 1A 062-86 131 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-86296 The Nature Of The Beast  album cover April Wine The Nature Of The Beast(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 062-86296 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 064-64773 Hot Space  album cover Queen Hot Space(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 1A 064-64773 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 064-86441 Why Do Fools Fall In Love  album cover 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 Radio Ga Ga  album cover Queen Radio Ga Ga(7", Single) EMI 1A 006-1655327 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1A 062-24 0408 1 Eaten Alive  album cover Diana Ross Eaten Alive(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 062-24 0408 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 062-24 0612 1 True Stories  album cover Talking Heads True Stories(LP, Album, Club, DMM) EMI 1A 062-24 0612 1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
1A 062-24 0643 1 Inside Story  album cover 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 Solid  album cover Ashford & Simpson Solid(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 064-24 0250 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064 24 0309 1 Magic Touch  album cover Stanley Jordan Magic Touch (Album) 1A 064 24 0309 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0312 1 Ready To Strike  album cover King Kobra (4) Ready To Strike(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 064-24 0312 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064 24 0313 1 Togethering  album cover Kenny Burrell & Grover Washington, Jr. Kenny Burrell & Grover Washington, Jr. - Togethering(LP, Album) Blue Note 1A 064 24 0313 1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0338 1 Barking At Airplanes  album cover 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 Music For The Knee Plays  album cover 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 Eaten Alive  album cover 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 Do Me Baby  album cover 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 A Lot Of Love  album cover Melba Moore A Lot Of Love(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 064-24 0595 1 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0648 1 Inside The Electric Circus  album cover WASP* Inside The Electric Circus(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 064-24 0648 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0658 Menlove Ave.  album cover John Lennon Menlove Ave.(LP, Album) Parlophone 1A 064-24 0658 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
1A 064-400130 Silk Electric  album cover Diana Ross Silk Electric (Album) 1A 064-400130 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 064-400135 Men Without Women  album cover 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 Live Killers  album cover 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 Signs Of Life  album cover Billy Squier Signs Of Life(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 064-2401921 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1A 064-7122851 Six Million Times  album cover The B.B. & Q. Band* Six Million Times (Album) 1A 064-7122851 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 064-7122871 Make Up Your Mind  album cover High Fashion Make Up Your Mind (Album) 1A 064-7122871 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A K062 20 0391 6 Wotupski!?!  album cover Jellybean* Wotupski!?!(LP, Album) EMI America 1A K062 20 0391 6 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1 C 006-61 201 Miss You  album cover 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 Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls  album cover 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 Mirror Mirror  album cover Diana Ross Mirror Mirror(7", Single) Capitol Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-86 479 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
1 C 038-81 269 Phoenix  album cover Grand Funk* Phoenix (Album) 1 C 038-81 269 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 006-20 0566 7 Communication Breakdown  album cover Doppelganger Communication Breakdown(7", Single) Manhattan Records 1C 006-20 0566 7 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1 C 062-81 269 Phoenix  album cover Grand Funk* Phoenix(LP, Album, Gat) Capitol Records 1 C 062-81 269 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1 C 062-81 539 Moondog Matinee  album cover The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1 C 062-81 539 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1 C 062-97 279 Tryin' To Get The Feeling  album cover Barry Manilow Tryin' To Get The Feeling(LP, Album, RE) Arista 1 C 062-97 279 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 062-98 177 Dedication  album cover Bay City Rollers Dedication(LP, Album, Gat) Bell Records 1C 062-98 177 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 062-98 283 Radio Ethiopia  album cover Patti Smith Group Radio Ethiopia(LP, Album) Arista 1C 062-98 283 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 062-98 485 A Day At The Races  album cover Queen A Day At The Races (Album) 1C 062-98 485 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 064-60 075 Robert Gordon With Link Wray  album cover 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 Fresh Fish Special  album cover 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 064-60 561 Easter  album cover Patti Smith Group Easter(LP, Album) Arista, EMI Electrola 1C 064-60 561 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-60 599 Atlanta's Burning Down  album cover Dickey Betts & Great Southern Atlanta's Burning Down(LP, Album) Arista, EMI Electrola 1C 064-60 599 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-61 016 Some Girls  album cover The Rolling Stones Some Girls (Album) 1C 064-61 016 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-61 820 Jazz  album cover Queen Jazz (Album) 1C 064-61 820 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-62 528 Tycoon  album cover Tycoon (3) Tycoon(LP, Album) Arista 1C 064-62 528 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-62 630 The Bells  album cover Lou Reed The Bells(LP, Album) Arista, EMI Electrola 1C 064-62 630 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-62 656 Everybody Up  album cover 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 Perfect Stranger  album cover Robert Fleischman Perfect Stranger(LP, Album) Arista 1C 064-62 787 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-63 774 Emotional Rescue  album cover The Rolling Stones Emotional Rescue (Album) 1C 064-63 774 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-85 659 First Glance  album cover April Wine First Glance(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1C 064-85 659 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1 C 064-85 760 Rogue Waves  album cover Terry Reid Rogue Waves(LP, Album) Capitol Records, EMI Electrola GmbH 1 C 064-85 760 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-85 843 One Night Stands  album cover Teaze One Night Stands(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1C 064-85 843 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-86 024 Harder.....Faster  album cover April Wine Harder.....Faster (Album) 1C 064-86 024 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-86 110 Sold Out  album cover The Fools Sold Out(LP, Album) EMI America, EMI Electrola 1C 064-86 110 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-86 131 Sold Out  album cover The Fools Sold Out(LP, Album) EMI America, EMI Electrola 1C 064-86 131 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-86 296 The Nature Of The Beast  album cover April Wine The Nature Of The Beast (Album) 1C 064-86 296 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
1C 064-98 283 Radio Ethiopia  album cover Patti Smith Group Radio Ethiopia (Album) 1C 064-98 283 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 064-98 485 A Day At The Races  album cover 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  album cover Blondie Blondie(LP, Album) Private Stock 1C 064-99 050 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 264-60561 Easter  album cover Patti Smith Group Easter(Cass, Album) Arista 1C 264-60561 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 038-15 7654 1 Silk Electric  album cover Diana Ross Silk Electric(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records 1C 038-15 7654 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21398 1 Miami  album cover The Gun Club Miami (Album) 1C 038-3 21398 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 006 1655327 Radio Ga Ga  album cover Queen Radio Ga Ga (Single) 1C 006 1655327 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
1C 006 1867327 Ticket To The Tropics / Kriminal Tango  album cover 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 Powerslave  album cover Iron Maiden Powerslave (Album) 1C 064 24 0200 1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064 24 0200 4 Powerslave  album cover Iron Maiden Powerslave (Album) 1C 064 24 0200 4 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064 24 0225 1 Swept Away  album cover 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 Stop Making Sense  album cover Talking Heads Stop Making Sense(LP, Album) EMI, EMI, EMI 1C 064-24 0243 1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064-24 0250 1 Solid  album cover Ashford & Simpson Solid(LP, Album) Capitol Records, EMI 1C 064-24 0250 1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064 24 0352 1 Little Creatures  album cover Talking Heads Little Creatures (Album) 1C 064 24 0352 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version

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udelude

udelude

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

Marten020

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