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
1A 064-400064 The J. Geils Band Freeze-Frame (Album) 1A 064-400064 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 064-400103 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album) Liberty 1A 064-400103 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1C 006-05 880 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 John Lennon Rock 'N' Roll(LP, Album) Apple Records 1 C 062-05 834 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 062-93 880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book(LP, Album) Tamla Motown 1C 062-93 880 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1C 062-94 665 Stevie Wonder Innervisions (Album) 1C 062-94 665 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1C 062-95 359 Three Dog Night Hard Labor(LP, Album) Probe 1C 062-95 359 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 062-98 284 Lou Reed Rock And Roll Heart(LP, Album) Arista, EMI Electrola 1C 062-98 284 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1 C 064-86 071 The J. Geils Band Love Stinks(LP, Album, RE) EMI America 1 C 064-86 071 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
1C 064-86316 Eve Moon Eve Moon(LP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1C 064-86316 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
1R1 517062 The J. Geils Band Freeze-Frame(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel) EMI America 1R1 517062 US 1981 Sell This Version
01SVG5 Guru Version 7.0 (The Street Scriptures)(2xLP, Album) 7 Grand Records 01SVG5 US 2005 Sell This Version
2C 066-93880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book(LP, Album, Gat) Motown Record Corporation 2C 066-93880 France 1978 Sell This Version
2C 068 - 400.103 Manowar Battle Hymns (Album) 2C 068 - 400.103 France 1982 Sell This Version
2 THS 12/13 The Moody Blues This Is The Moody Blues (Comp) 2 THS 12/13 US 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064-85737 The J. Geils Band Sanctuary.(LP, Album) EMI America 3C 064-85737 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
3C 064-86071 The J. Geils Band Love Stinks(LP, Album) EMI America 3C 064-86071 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
4XJ-73296 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 The J. Geils Band Love Stinks(Cass, Album) EMI America 4XOO-17016 US 1980 Sell This Version
5C 184-50371/72 Stevie Wonder Milestones - Talking Book/Music Of My Mind(2xLP, Album, Comp) Tamla Motown 5C 184-50371/72 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
6E-133 Television Adventure (Album) 6E-133 US 1978 Sell This Version
6E-147 The Dictators Bloodbrothers(LP, Album) Asylum Records 6E-147 US 1978 Sell This Version
8F 5536 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 The J. Geils Band Freeze-Frame(8-Trk, Album) EMI America 8XOO 17062 US 1981 Sell This Version
8X-STMA 8011 Stevie Wonder Innervisions(8-Trk, Album) Tamla 8X-STMA 8011 UK 1973 Sell This Version
10C 264-98284 Lou Reed Rock And Roll Heart(Cass) Arista 10C 264-98284 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
10C 064-086071 The J. Geils Band Love Stinks(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 10C 064-086071 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
11C 074 86071 The J. Geils Band Love Stinks(LP, Album) EMI America 11C 074 86071 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
12D-FHR-1-DJ 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 Manowar Defender(12", Single) Music For Nations, Music For Nations 12 KUT 102 UK 1983 Sell This Version
12.TVT.8717-0 Autechre Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.3A)(12", EP) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records 12.TVT.8717-0 US 1994 Sell This Version
18MJ 9006 Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - No Mystery(LP, Album) Polydor 18MJ 9006 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
18P2-2985 Blues Brothers* Made In America(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 18P2-2985 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-3033 The Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers (Original Soundtrack Recording) (Album) 18P2-3033 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25AP 75 Johnny* & Edgar Winter Johnny* & Edgar Winter - Together(LP, Album) Blue Sky 25AP 75 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
25MJ 3223 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 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 064 400103 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album, RE) Liberty 31C 064 400103 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
100 Edgar Rose In Total Control(12") Rosebud Production 100 US 1984 Sell This Version
101 Jennifer Trynin Everything's Different Now(7", Red) Squint Records 101 US 1993 Sell This Version
102 Jennifer Trynin Everything's Different Now(7", Cle) Squint Records 102 US 1994 Sell This Version
01.34.U.1249.026 Tarkan Karma (Album) 01.34.U.1249.026 Turkey 2001 Sell This Version
161 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 Slick Romance Lubricated(LP, Album, Promo) Hot Masters Productions, Hot Masters Productions 00397 US 1982 Sell This Version
623 Various The King Biscuit Flower Hour - Reason To Rock(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting 623 US 1986 Sell This Version
#649 Big Country The King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour #649 US 1986 Sell This Version
1013 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 John Lennon Mind Games (Single) 1868 US 1973 Sell This Version
1874 John Lennon Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (Single) 1874 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
1878 John Lennon #9 Dream(7", Single) Apple Records 1878 US 1974 Sell This Version
1881 John Lennon Stand By Me(7", Single) Apple Records 1881 US 1975 Sell This Version
2005 Dynamic Sound Can't Stop Dancing(2xLP) T.E.J. Records, T.E.J. Records 2005 US 1977 Sell This Version
2007 Dynamic Sound Saturday Night Disco(2xLP, Album) T.E.J. Records 2007 US 1978 Sell This Version
3411 Geils* You're The Only One(7", Mono, Promo) Atlantic 3411 US 1977 Sell This Version
3552 Marc Black Band Pretty One(7") Suma (3) 3552 US 1983 Sell This Version
3758 The Blues Brothers Jailhouse Rock / Sweet Home Chicago(7", Single) Atlantic 3758 US 1980 Sell This Version
3785 Blues Brothers* Who's Making Love (Single) 3785 US 1980 Sell This Version
3884 Blues Brothers* Expressway To Your Heart(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Atlantic 3884 US 1981 Sell This Version
3946 Raspberries Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)(7", Single) Capitol Records 3946 US 1974 Sell This Version
4002 Grand Funk* Some Kind Of Wonderful(7", Single) Capitol Records 4002 US 1974 Sell This Version
4046 Grand Funk* Bad Time (Single) 4046 US 1974 Sell This Version
4100 Lou Reed Rock And Roll Heart(LP, Album) Arista, Arista 4100 US 1976 Sell This Version
4100 H Lou Reed Rock And Roll Heart(Cass, Album) Arista 4100 H US 1976 Sell This Version
5006-2 Baby Jane Dexter I Got Thunder(CD) Elba 5006-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
5006-4 Baby Jane Dexter I Got Thunder(Cass, Album) Elba 5006-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
5050 Foxy Hot Number(7", Single) Dash 5050 US 1979 Sell This Version
5681 Horizontal Vertical Band Direct Disc(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Other Media 5681 US 1981 Sell This Version
6398-2 Joi Cardwell Clubland's Greatest Hits(2xCD, Comp) Cold Front 6398-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
7493 The Rolling Stones Got Live If You Want It!(LP, Album, RE, RM, TP) ABKCO 7493 USA & Canada 1986 Sell This Version
7810-2 Only Living Witness Innocents(CD, Album) Century Media 7810-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
8007 The J. Geils Band One Last Kiss (Single) 8007 US 1978 Sell This Version
8022 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 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 The J. Geils Band Love Stinks(7", Single, M/Print) EMI America 8039 US 1980 Sell This Version
9051MD Stevie Wonder Talking Book(CD, Album) Tamla, Tamla 9051MD US 1988 Sell This Version
13002 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 The Blues Brothers (Original Soundtrack Recording) (Album) 16017-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
16025-2 The Blues Brothers Made In America(CD, Album) Atlantic 16025-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
19001 Eh Dee* Total Satisfaction / Lovely Day(CD, Single) JBR Records 19001 US 1994 Sell This Version
0022432CIN Various Se7en (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Comp) Cinerama 0022432CIN Europe 1995 Sell This Version
32143 Pat Martino Comin' & Goin'(2xCD, Comp) 32 Jazz 32143 US 1999 Sell This Version
32144 Kenny Burrell 12-15-78(2xCD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) 32 Jazz 32144 US 1999 Sell This Version
37715 Randy and The Rainbows* C'mon Let's Go!(LP, Album) Ambient Sound 37715 US 1982 Sell This Version
39947-1 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 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 The Blues Brothers (Original Soundtrack Recording)(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 50715 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
54216-0 Victor Calderone Beat Me Harder(12") Empire State Records 54216-0 US 1997 Sell This Version
54217-1 Joi Cardwell Run To You(12") Eightball Records, Eightball Records 54217-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
56 013 Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Warner Bros. Records 56 013 France Unknown Sell This Version
62380-1 Various Grammy Rap Nominees 1999(2xLP, Comp) Elektra, Grammy Recordings 62380-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
006601-2 BLA Bounty Killer Next Millennium(CD, Album) Black Tools 006601-2 BLA Europe 1998 Sell This Version
71123 Raspberries Fresh(LP, Album) Capitol Records 71123 US 1972 Sell This Version
75042 The Executive Lounge Big Tyme / Bring The Heat(12") 75 Ark 75042 US 2001 Sell This Version
79850-0 The Magnetic Fields I Thought You Were My Boyfriend(12") Nonesuch 79850-0 US 2004 Sell This Version
80586 Johnny Winter John Dawson Winter III(LP, Album) CBS 80586 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
80784 Blood, Sweat & Tears* Featuring David Clayton-Thomas Blood, Sweat & Tears* Featuring David Clayton-Thomas - New City(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 80784 UK 1975 Sell This Version
81338 Johnny* & Edgar Winter Johnny* & Edgar Winter - Together(LP, Album) CBS 81338 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
81385 Blue Öyster Cult Agents Of Fortune(LP, Album, Gat) CBS, CBS 81385 UK 1976 Sell This Version
81530-1 JS-16* Stomping System(12") Not On Label 81530-1 Unknown Sell This Version