Master Cutting Room

Master Cutting Room

Profile:
Defunct New York Mastering studio that started in 1971 as the mastering arm of the Record Plant, N.Y.C.. For the more recent New York studio founded in 2006, see The Cutting Room.

Name variations as found on this profile:
- Master Cutting Room
- Master Cutting Room, NYC
- The Cutting Room
- The Master Cutting Room

The Master Cutting Room was initially the mastering arm of the Record Plant New York (and located on the same grounds, on West 44th Street in Midtown), with a Neumann VMS-66 lathe and SX-68 cutterhead. Besides Tom Rabstenek, other MCR mastering engineers over the years included George Marino (in-between his service to Capitol's New York studios and his going on to Sterling Sound), Greg Calbi, and Joe Brescio (ex Bell Sound Studios recording and mastering engineer). Around 1988 or 1989 MCR became an independent business. By the 1990's MCR (which had long become independent of the Plant) had moved to West 49th Street, north of Times Square.

Former Engineers and identifiable marks on vinyl:
Kevin Hodge KH + MCR (can look like KIT + MCR)
Duncan Stanbury DS + MCR
Rick Essig RCE + MCR
Tom Rabstenek (unknown)
Joe Brescio JOE + MCR (note: JOE looks like "SRE" in script. See profile page for image)
Greg Calbi (unknown)
George Marino (unknown)
Phil Klum (unknown)
Contact Info:
[Previously]
250 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019
Sites:
[l270810]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
You  album cover Jasper Wrath You(Acetate, S/Sided) Master Cutting Room US 1976 Sell This Version
001 Walkin' The Night  album cover Rusty Cloud Walkin' The Night(CD, Album) Moon Street Records 001 US 1994 Sell This Version
1A 064-400064 Freeze-Frame  album cover The J. Geils Band Freeze-Frame (Album) 1A 064-400064 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 064-400103 Battle Hymns  album cover Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album) Liberty 1A 064-400103 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1C 006-05 880 Stand By Me   album cover John Lennon Stand By Me (7", Single) Apple Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-05 880 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C 062-05 834 Rock 'N' Roll  album cover John Lennon Rock 'N' Roll(LP, Album) Apple Records 1 C 062-05 834 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 062-93 880 Talking Book  album cover Stevie Wonder Talking Book(LP, Album, Gat) Tamla Motown 1C 062-93 880 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1C 062-94 665 Innervisions  album cover Stevie Wonder Innervisions (Album) 1C 062-94 665 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1C 062-95 359 Hard Labor  album cover Three Dog Night Hard Labor(LP, Album) Probe 1C 062-95 359 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 062-98 284 Rock And Roll Heart  album cover Lou Reed Rock And Roll Heart(LP, Album) Arista, EMI Electrola 1C 062-98 284 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 064-86071 Love Stinks  album cover The J. Geils Band Love Stinks (Album) 1C 064-86071 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-86316 Eve Moon  album cover Eve Moon Eve Moon(LP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1C 064-86316 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
1R1 517062 Freeze-Frame  album cover The J. Geils Band Freeze-Frame(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel) EMI America 1R1 517062 US 1981 Sell This Version
01SVG5 Version 7.0 (The Street Scriptures)  album cover Guru Version 7.0 (The Street Scriptures)(2xLP, Album) 7 Grand Records 01SVG5 US 2005 Sell This Version
2C 066-93880 Talking Book  album cover Stevie Wonder Talking Book(LP, Album, Gat) Motown Record Corporation 2C 066-93880 France 1978 Sell This Version
2C 068 - 400.103 Battle Hymns  album cover Manowar Battle Hymns (Album) 2C 068 - 400.103 France 1982 Sell This Version
2 THS 12/13 This Is The Moody Blues  album cover The Moody Blues This Is The Moody Blues (Comp) 2 THS 12/13 US 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064-85737 Sanctuary.  album cover The J. Geils Band Sanctuary.(LP, Album) EMI America 3C 064-85737 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
3C 064-86071 Love Stinks  album cover The J. Geils Band Love Stinks(LP, Album) EMI America 3C 064-86071 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
4XJ-73296 I Was A Teenage Zombie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various I Was A Teenage Zombie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Cass, Album, Comp, Dol) Enigma Records (3) 4XJ-73296 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XOO-17016 Love Stinks  album cover The J. Geils Band Love Stinks(Cass, Album) EMI America 4XOO-17016 US 1980 Sell This Version
4XT11220 Side 3  album cover Raspberries Side 3(Cass) Capitol Records 4XT11220 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
5C 184-50371/72 Milestones - Talking Book / Music Of My Mind  album cover Stevie Wonder Milestones - Talking Book / Music Of My Mind (Album, Comp) 5C 184-50371/72 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
6E-133 Adventure  album cover Television Adventure (Album) 6E-133 US 1978 Sell This Version
6E-147 Bloodbrothers  album cover The Dictators Bloodbrothers(LP, Album) Asylum Records 6E-147 US 1978 Sell This Version
8F 5536 Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy  album cover Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy(8-Trk) Polydor 8F 5536 US 1973 Sell This Version
8XOO 17062 Freeze-Frame  album cover The J. Geils Band Freeze-Frame(8-Trk, Album) EMI America 8XOO 17062 US 1981 Sell This Version
8X-STMA 8011 Innervisions  album cover Stevie Wonder Innervisions(8-Trk, Album) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown 8X-STMA 8011 UK 1973 Sell This Version
10C 264-98284 Rock And Roll Heart  album cover Lou Reed Rock And Roll Heart(Cass) Arista 10C 264-98284 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
10C 064-086071 Love Stinks  album cover The J. Geils Band Love Stinks(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 10C 064-086071 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
10suSU4 Backfired (Joey Negro Club & Dubfired Mixes)  album cover Masters At Work Featuring India Masters At Work Featuring India - Backfired (Joey Negro Club & Dubfired Mixes)(10", Ltd) suSU 10suSU4 UK 2002 Sell This Version
11C 074 86071 Love Stinks  album cover The J. Geils Band Love Stinks(LP, Album) EMI America 11C 074 86071 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
12D-FHR-1-DJ Art Deco  album cover New York City Rhythm Orchestra Art Deco(12", Promo) Full House Records (3) 12D-FHR-1-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
12 KUT 102 Defender  album cover Manowar Defender(12", Single) Music For Nations, Music For Nations 12 KUT 102 UK 1983 Sell This Version
12.TVT.8717-0 Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.3A)  album cover Autechre Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.3A)(12", EP) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records 12.TVT.8717-0 US 1994 Sell This Version
18MJ 9006 No Mystery  album cover Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - No Mystery(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 18MJ 9006 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
18P2-2985 Made In America  album cover Blues Brothers* Made In America(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 18P2-2985 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-3033 The Blues Brothers (Original Soundtrack Recording)  album cover The Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers (Original Soundtrack Recording) (Album) 18P2-3033 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25AP 75 Together  album cover Johnny* & Edgar Winter Johnny* & Edgar Winter - Together(LP, Album) Blue Sky 25AP 75 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
25MJ 3223 Where Have I Known You Before  album cover Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - Where Have I Known You Before(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 25MJ 3223 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
25MJ 3224 No Mystery  album cover Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - No Mystery(LP, Album) Polydor 25MJ 3224 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
31C 066 05733D Walls And Bridges  album cover John Lennon Walls And Bridges(LP, Album, RE) Apple Records, Apple Records 31C 066 05733D Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
31C 064 400103 Battle Hymns  album cover Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album, RE) Liberty 31C 064 400103 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
31C 064 400144 Showtime!  album cover The J. Geils Band Showtime!(LP, Album) EMI America 31C 064 400144 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
100 In Total Control  album cover Edgar Rose In Total Control(12") Rosebud Production 100 US 1984 Sell This Version
101 Everything's Different Now  album cover Jennifer Trynin Everything's Different Now(7", Red) Squint Records 101 US 1993 Sell This Version
102 Everything's Different Now  album cover Jennifer Trynin Everything's Different Now(7", Cle) Squint Records 102 US 1994 Sell This Version
115 Sal Mosca In Antwerp - Trickle  album cover Sal Mosca Sal Mosca In Antwerp - Trickle(CD, Album) Zinnia Records 115 US Unknown Sell This Version
01.34.U.1249.026 Karma  album cover Tarkan Karma (Album) 01.34.U.1249.026 Turkey 2001 Sell This Version
138 The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio  album cover The Nat King Cole Trio The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio(18xCD, Comp, Mono, RM + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num) Mosaic Records (2) 138 US 1991 Sell This Version
161 The Hampton Hawes Memorial Album - Original 1952-1956 Recordings  album cover Hampton Hawes The Hampton Hawes Memorial Album - Original 1952-1956 Recordings(2xAcetate, LP, S/Sided, Comp, Mono) Xanadu Records 161 US 1982 Sell This Version
00397 Lubricated  album cover Slick Romance Lubricated(LP, Album, Promo) Hot Masters Productions, Hot Masters Productions 00397 US 1982 Sell This Version
623 The King Biscuit Flower Hour - Reason To Rock  album cover Various The King Biscuit Flower Hour - Reason To Rock(LP, Promo, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Promo, Tra) DIR Broadcasting 623 US 1986 Sell This Version
#649 The King Biscuit Flower Hour  album cover Big Country The King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour #649 US 1986 Sell This Version
1013 Welcome Home  album cover Dirt McGirt, Ol' Dirty Bastard Feat. Nicole Wray Dirt McGirt, Ol' Dirty Bastard Feat. Nicole Wray - Welcome Home(12") Roc-A-Fella Records 1013 US 2003 Sell This Version
1868 Mind Games  album cover John Lennon Mind Games (Single) 1868 US 1973 Sell This Version
1874 Whatever Gets You Thru The Night  album cover John Lennon Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (Single) 1874 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
1878 #9 Dream  album cover John Lennon #9 Dream (Single) 1878 US 1974 Sell This Version
1881 Stand By Me  album cover John Lennon Stand By Me(7", Single) Apple Records 1881 US 1975 Sell This Version
2005 Can't Stop Dancing  album cover Dynamic Sound Can't Stop Dancing(2xLP) T.E.J. Records, T.E.J. Records 2005 US 1977 Sell This Version
2007 Saturday Night Disco  album cover Dynamic Sound Saturday Night Disco(2xLP, Album) T.E.J. Records 2007 US 1978 Sell This Version
2685-2 Billion Dollar Babies  album cover Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 2685-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
3411 You're The Only One  album cover Geils* You're The Only One(7", Mono, Promo) Atlantic 3411 US 1977 Sell This Version
3552 Pretty One  album cover Marc Black Band Pretty One(7") Suma (3) 3552 US 1983 Sell This Version
3758 Jailhouse Rock / Sweet Home Chicago  album cover The Blues Brothers Jailhouse Rock / Sweet Home Chicago(7", Single) Atlantic 3758 US 1980 Sell This Version
3785 Who's Making Love  album cover Blues Brothers* Who's Making Love (Single) 3785 US 1980 Sell This Version
3884 Expressway To Your Heart  album cover Blues Brothers* Expressway To Your Heart(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Atlantic 3884 US 1981 Sell This Version
3946 Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)  album cover Raspberries Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)(7", Single) Capitol Records 3946 US 1974 Sell This Version
4002 Some Kind Of Wonderful  album cover Grand Funk* Some Kind Of Wonderful (Single) 4002 US 1974 Sell This Version
4046 Bad Time  album cover Grand Funk* Bad Time (Single) 4046 US 1975 Sell This Version
4063 H T Shirt  album cover Loudon Wainwright III T Shirt(8-Trk, Album) Arista 4063 H US 1976 Sell This Version
4100 Rock And Roll Heart  album cover Lou Reed Rock And Roll Heart(LP, Album) Arista, Arista 4100 US 1976 Sell This Version
4100 H Rock And Roll Heart  album cover Lou Reed Rock And Roll Heart(Cass, Album) Arista 4100 H US 1976 Sell This Version
5006-2 I Got Thunder  album cover Baby Jane Dexter I Got Thunder(CD) Elba 5006-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
5006-4 I Got Thunder  album cover Baby Jane Dexter I Got Thunder(Cass, Album) Elba 5006-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
5050 Hot Number  album cover Foxy Hot Number(7", Single) Dash 5050 US 1979 Sell This Version
5681 Direct Disc  album cover Horizontal Vertical Band Direct Disc(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Other Media 5681 US 1981 Sell This Version
6398-2 Clubland's Greatest Hits  album cover Joi Cardwell Clubland's Greatest Hits(2xCD, Comp) Cold Front 6398-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
7810-2 Innocents  album cover Only Living Witness Innocents(CD, Album) Century Media 7810-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
8007 One Last Kiss  album cover The J. Geils Band One Last Kiss (Single) 8007 US 1978 Sell This Version
8022 Christine Lavin Presents Laugh Tracks: Volume 1 - Two Evenings Of Music & Madness, Live At The Bottom Line  album cover Various Christine Lavin Presents Laugh Tracks: Volume 1 - Two Evenings Of Music & Madness, Live At The Bottom Line(CD, Album) Shanachie 8022 USA & Canada 1996 Sell This Version
8023 Christine Lavin Presents Laugh Tracks: Volume 2 - Two Evenings Of Music & Madness, Live At The Bottom Line  album cover Various Christine Lavin Presents Laugh Tracks: Volume 2 - Two Evenings Of Music & Madness, Live At The Bottom Line(CD, Album) Shanachie 8023 USA & Canada 1996 Sell This Version
8039 Love Stinks  album cover The J. Geils Band Love Stinks(7", Single, M/Print) EMI America 8039 US 1980 Sell This Version
8-8-83 Live Cuts  album cover Various Live Cuts(LP, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting 8-8-83 US 1983 Sell This Version
9051MD Stevie Wonder Talking Book(CD, Album) Tamla, Tamla 9051MD US 1988 Sell This Version
13002 Spend A Lil Time (Just A Lil Bit)  album cover Cedell's Colors Spend A Lil Time (Just A Lil Bit)(CD, Single, Promo) JBR Records 13002 US 1994 Sell This Version
16017-2 The Blues Brothers (Original Soundtrack Recording)  album cover The Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers (Original Soundtrack Recording) (Album) 16017-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
16025-2 Made In America  album cover The Blues Brothers Made In America(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 16025-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
19001 Total Satisfaction / Lovely Day  album cover Eh Dee* Total Satisfaction / Lovely Day(CD, Single) JBR Records 19001 US 1994 Sell This Version
21361CD7 Black Coffee Blues  album cover Henry Rollins Black Coffee Blues(2xCD) 2.13.61 Records 21361CD7 US 2000 Sell This Version
0022432CIN Se7en (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various Se7en (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Comp) Cinerama 0022432CIN Europe 1995 Sell This Version
32091 Feelin' Red  album cover Red Garland Feelin' Red(CD, Album, RE) 32 Jazz 32091 US 1998 Sell This Version
32143 Comin' & Goin'  album cover Pat Martino Comin' & Goin'(2xCD, Comp) 32 Jazz 32143 US 1999 Sell This Version
32144 12-15-78  album cover Kenny Burrell 12-15-78(2xCD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) 32 Jazz 32144 US 1999 Sell This Version
37715 C'mon Let's Go!  album cover Randy And The Rainbows* C'mon Let's Go!(LP, Album) Ambient Sound 37715 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
39947-1 Silence (Tiësto's In Search Of Sunrise Remix)  album cover Delerium Featuring Sarah McLachlan Delerium Featuring Sarah McLachlan - Silence (Tiësto's In Search Of Sunrise Remix)(12", S/Sided, Promo, W/Lbl) Nettwerk America 39947-1 US 2000 Sell This Version
0047892ERE Mambo! Mambo! Mambo!  album cover Leo Acosta Mambo! Mambo! Mambo!(CD, Album) Edel, Edel Records, peermusic 0047892ERE Europe 1999 Sell This Version
50012-1 Digitribe Over(12", TP) Twisted America Records 50012-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
50715 The Blues Brothers (Original Soundtrack Recording)  album cover The Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers (Original Soundtrack Recording)(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 50715 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
54216-0 Beat Me Harder  album cover Victor Calderone Beat Me Harder(12") Empire State Records 54216-0 US 1997 Sell This Version