A native New Yorker, Jay Franco began his mastering career at the top, Sterling Sound.
Jay has lent his technical expertise to a variety of top-selling releases from such varied artists as Coldplay, Pharrell Williams, Michael Jackson, Athlete, Erykah Badu, Johnny Cash, Stephen and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Art Brut, Rick Ross, CéU, The Beastie Boys, Ben Folds, Chris Brown, Ash, The Brazilian Girls, Diddy and Usher. Universal Records, Capitol, Warner Music, and Sony BMG have all hired Jay to master some of their most successful releases.
Franco began his career at Sterling Sound in 2001, mastering records for independent Rock and Hip Hop artists and labels in the NYC area. At the time, the digital age in music was just beginning and Jay provided that “big label sound” to so many independent clients looking to take their projects to the next level.
Over the years Jay has built an impressive discography, filled with hit records and independent releases, in all genres of music, from around the World. Jay works on a specially designed mastering console, filled with a unique blend of vintage, analog gear and some more modern, digital tools he has chosen to compliment them. Franco continues to cater to both big and small clients by using the same simple philosophy he started with, “make each part of every song that I work on, sound the very best it can be.”