Congratulations to Chris on his two Grammy nominations for the 2012 Album of the Year — Rihanna’s “Loud” and Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”.
Chris Gehringer’s journey towards mastering superstardom began in 1984 after his graduation from the Institute of Audio Research. His first job was as a cutting assistant at Trutone Records (NJ).
In 1985 he joined Frankford-Wayne Mastering and became part of the Coyne-Powers-Gehringer triumvirate that dominated the mastering of Dance and R&B records throughout the 1980’s.
The trio’s move to the Hit Factory in 1988 coincided with the explosion in popularity of Rap and Hip-Hop. There, Chris virtually defined mastering for the genre, working on landmark releases by Naughty By Nature, Mobb Deep, Wu Tang Clan and PM Dawn.
In 2000 Chris joined Sterling Sound and continued to expand his discography with projects by Madonna, Rihanna, T.I., Nelly, Nas, Joss Stone, Nelly Furtado and Wyclef Jean. Although highly technical in his approach, Chris downplays this with a relaxed manner and a personal connection to his clients that helps him truly understand where his clients want to take their projects.
Chris lives in New Jersey with his wife Debbie and their three children.