Master Cutting Room


Defunct mastering and cutting studio in New York (USA), founded in 1971. For the more recent NY studio founded in 2006, please see The Cutting Room.

The Master Cutting Room was initially the mastering arm of Record Plant, N.Y.C. (and located on the same grounds, on West 44th Street in Midtown), with a Neumann VMS-66 lathe and SX-68 cutterhead. Around 1988-1989 MCR became an independent business. By the 1990's MCR (long since independent from the Plant) had moved to West 49th Street, north of Times Square.

Also appears printed on releases as:
- Master Cutting Room
- Master Cutting Room, NYC
- Master Cuttingroom, NYC
- The Cutting Room
- The Cutting Room, Record Plant, New York
- The Master Cutting Room

The studio's work can be recognized by MCR etched in the runouts.

Engineers known to have worked here (and their scribes):
Duncan Stanbury (DS),
Kevin Hodge (KH, can look like KIT),
Jeff Ader (JA),
Joe Brescio (Joe, can look like gre),
Tony Bridge
George Marino (M.B.G.),
Greg Calbi (gC),
Phil Klum,
Rick Essig (RCE),
Tom Rabstenek (TR or tom),
Tony Stevens (3).

When these identifiers appear, please credit with Lacquer Cut At / By.

Contact Info:

Master Cutting Room Inc.
250 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019

321 West 44th Street
New York, N.Y. 10036


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