Crossroads Draft 2

As difficult as it is to admit, I have come to the crossroads of my career. No, I am not in a hurry to retire. And I haven’t made a deal with the devil. Not yet, anyway. But I am at a stage where I need to think about what’s next. The past…

Crossroads

As difficult as it is to admit, I have come to the crossroads of my career. No, I am not in a hurry to retire. And I haven’t made a deal with the devil. Not yet, anyway. But I am at a stage where I need to think about what’s next. The past…

Fran Manzella

We are all reeling from the news that Fran Manzella died unexpectedly last Friday. Fran was so liked and respected by all of us at Sterling and he played a huge role in the success of our Chelsea facility. Below are some thoughts those of us…

COVID-19

Like everyone else, we have experienced the COVID-19 outbreak as a series of shocking developments and each day brings a new glimpse into the depth of uncertainty about how this ends. Never in our lifetimes has a crisis been so deeply personal…

The Future of Vinyl?

By now, most people in the music production business have heard about the devastating fire last Thursday at Apollo Masters in Banning, California. Thankfully, there were no reports of injuries either to the staff or firefighters, but the plant…

The Cost of the "Package Deal"

I am writing to shine a light on a compromise some of our mastering clients are unwittingly making. They order a vinyl cutting master from Sterling (EQ’d .WAV file), upload it to the record pressing plant for cutting and are shocked when their…

What Makes Spotify Different

Our lodestone as mastering engineers is the listening public hearing music as the artist intended. That’s why we are surprised to be struggling to get our clients to take seriously an issue that has a dramatic impact on how their music…

Booking Information

Rates EQ Main Mix - Unattended Session - $225 Per Mix EQ Alternate Mix (TV Track, Instrumental) - Unattended Session - $100 Per Mix   Sources (tracks to be mastered) should be provided to Sterling as final Stereo mixes at their…