Precision Sound Studios

Precision Sound Studios Precision Sound Studios is the NYC recording studio of Audio Engineer/Music Producer Alex Sterling. We offer Recording, Mixing, and Mastering services.
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Precision Sound Studios is the recording studio of Music Producer & Audio Engineer Alex Sterling.

CHNNLL
03/08/2019

CHNNLL

Finishing up mixing the newest single with the man himself, @precisionsoundnyc. More info on the release coming soon. Keep your eyes and ears open. 👀👂🏻

New friends at the studio.
09/18/2018

New friends at the studio.

Really good drum samples:
10/20/2017
That Sound

Really good drum samples:

When we first sit down to build a track, most of us start with the drums. You wouldn't build your house on a lousy foundation, so you shouldn't build your tracks on a one either. Elements is the perfect set of building blocks to create chart-topping hits in today's music. With over 500 samples, over...

09/22/2017

Just had a great time doing a vocal session with Carlos Vives at Precision Sound. Great music, great singer.

07/01/2017

K London was in the studio today doing mixes for two songs. A classic house dub and a soul EDM track for a new single coming soon.

06/13/2017
Loved Ones (Saudades)

It brings me great pleasure to share the sublime sonic and visual tapestry that is the song and video for Armando Young's new song "Loved Ones - (Saudades)". Mastered by Alex Sterling here at Precision Sound Studios

https://youtu.be/3BNYwDEWVhs

Featuring Malia Scharf Directed by Santiago Carrasquilla of Art Camp Produced by Jos Diaz Contreras of Art Camp Cinematography by Axel Lanzenberg Asst Camera...

05/25/2017
Signal

Check out the scifi music video for Signal's new song "F****** in a Spaceship". Produced, Mixed, and Mastered here at Precision Sound Studios.

Watch the new scifi epic music video for our new single "F****** in a Spaceship" out now on Personal Best.

05/18/2017

Big thanks to Solid State Logic (SSL) for fixing my Duality console literally 3 hours after I discovered there was a problem. You really provide incredibly responsive and helpful technical support and service. I'm so glad to have such a professional and capable team standing behind the tool I use every day and is the principal centerpiece of my whole studio. Thank you so much!

05/16/2017

Precision Sound Studios is now on the official Mastered For iTunes approved providers list.

We are now authorized to provide MFiT masters to our clients and they can promote their project through iTunes as Mastered For iTunes with the corresponding Apple badge.

Please contact us for any Mixing or Mastering needs and we will be happy to assist you.

So excited to see this song see the light of day.
05/15/2017
Personal Best

So excited to see this song see the light of day.

Is this the best original vintage space sex soundtrack song ever written? Here’s a little secret, an invitation to experience a seriously insanely great track from Signal, a musical duo based in Brooklyn, NYC.

Signal are Krychek and Alex Sterling.

They sound to us like the Blade Runner soundtrack was accidentally fused with some Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis outtakes …..slick, melodic, happysad, synthtastic orchestrations with otherworldly yet insanely addictive vocal laments….it's sophisticated pop music for our modern age. Pink Floyd meets Human League perhaps….but let’s not reduce them to soundbite simplicities.

Sure we’re slightly biased - but the slower, cinematic tour de force “F**king In A Spaceship” is simply in our opinion one of the tracks of the year, replete with widescreen depth and existential beauty. Very few musical pieces can claim to inhabit the philosophical miasmas of Stanley Kubrick or Philip K Dick, somehow evoking the complicated dialectal possibilities of otherworldly and interstellar love/sex….the mind boggles, but there’s no denying the incredible beauty of this track. It asks many questions of our human possibilities, but the ultimate message is one of sublime love.

If you give this track any serious attention, your mind will be blown. If Signal do nothing else, they have created 4 minutes of transcendent existential musical genius that PB are proud to make available to the universe.
Watch the beautiful clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx_aOv8jcOc

Or Buy/Stream Here
https://personalbestrecords.lnk.to/Signal

I'm pleased to share that I contributed to this article on Sonic Scoop about music references for speaker system calibra...
04/25/2017
Reference Tracks - The Next Generation - SonicScoop

I'm pleased to share that I contributed to this article on Sonic Scoop about music references for speaker system calibration and stylistic reference. Check it out:
https://www.sonicscoop.com/2017/04/24/reference-tracks-next-generation/2/?singlepage=1

As music evolves, reference tracks do too. Everybody in music production knows that reference tracks are an essential tool for getting ears oriented within a critical listening environment. While some songs will never go out of style, new ones must constantly enter the canon to account for changing…

04/01/2017

I did something fun on a project today. I did a mix without using any plugins at all except the couple delays the client had left in the session.

I didn't look at the DAW at all except to route tracks to the console initially and to loop sections as I mixed.

I made a couple minor fader adjustments to sub mixed stems ITB but everything else was completely processed on the console and with a tiny bit of outboard here and there:

1 stereo parallel compression and EQ chain, 2 mono parallel compression chains, 1 chorus send, 1 hall verb send, 1 room verb send, and 1 plate verb send.

Mixbus was the Bax EQ doing a tiny smiley face and hipass filter and the Pendulum PL2 analog peak limiter.

And I gotta say, limiting the tool set to just the basics made a really big difference in my approach. I really had to get the EQ right on every track because I couldn't lean on multiband or dynamic EQ surgery, I really leaned on the channel comps a lot more than usual, and I didn't use too much reverb like I often am known to do...

All in all I really had a lot of fun and learned a lot about getting the most out of a fixed tool set without infinite choices. I recommend all my mixer friends try something like this.

Also the mix came out great.

03/24/2017
Rupert Wates

https://www.facebook.com/rwatesmusic/videos/1371011376276153/

Here are Rupert Wates, Kirsten Maxwell, and Stacey Lorin Merkl performing Rupert's song, 'The Day The Great Ship Went Down', live at Alex Sterling's Precision Sound Studios on New York's Upper West Side, March 20 2017. Video by Greg Blank. The song was written during inauguration week, and is a powerful testament to America's immigrants and all those who have ever believed in the American dream. Best to all, Leo

Check out this article on Loudness Normalization and Music Mastering for Streaming services like Spotify, Tidal, Apple M...
03/21/2017
Music Streaming Platforms & Mastering - 3 Guiding Concepts – TuneCore

Check out this article on Loudness Normalization and Music Mastering for Streaming services like Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, YouTube, etc. that I wrote for Tunecore.

https://www.facebook.com/TuneCore/posts/10154510646357607

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Alex Sterling, an audio engineer and music producer based in New York City. He runs a commercial studio in Manhattan called Precision Sound where he provides recording, mixing, and mastering services.] Background: As an audio engineer and music producer I am c...

The eloquent and skillful #songwriter and #guitarist #RupertWates came by the studio to track a bunch of songs for a new...
03/21/2017

The eloquent and skillful #songwriter and #guitarist #RupertWates came by the studio to track a bunch of songs for a new album as well as a live in the studio video.

I'm getting nerdy with some calculations for the next big renovation here at Precision Sound. Calculating SBIR interfere...
01/29/2017

I'm getting nerdy with some calculations for the next big renovation here at Precision Sound. Calculating SBIR interference comb filtering to optimize speaker placement and acoustic treatment. This is all in pursuit of the most accurate and clear monitoring so we can deliver the best possible sound quality to our clients.

Loving my new TC Clarity M external meter for hitting target levels and dynamic range standards. Especially useful for p...
01/13/2017

Loving my new TC Clarity M external meter for hitting target levels and dynamic range standards. Especially useful for post production and mastering.

12/12/2016
UPROXX

It was a pleasure to host writer, musician, and arranger Ahamefule J. Oluo at the studio for a portion of this video interview where he talks about his life experience and the path towards musical and theatrical success.

WHAT IF THE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS WAS TURNING PAIN INTO ART?… This is what happens when you turn tragedy into comedy.

Toyota USA

It was a lot of fun to work on this awesome project from Audio From Space and RighteousGIRLS. Check it out if you want t...
12/08/2016
Episode 5 - The Slow Burn (Feat. RighteousGIRLS)

It was a lot of fun to work on this awesome project from Audio From Space and RighteousGIRLS. Check it out if you want to hear prepared piano, flute, and the sound of FIRE...seriously samples of FIRE!

https://www.facebook.com/ginaizzoflute/posts/588845388571

Join @RighteousGIRLS and Matt as they blaze through fire sounds in Episode 5 - The Slow Burn. Matt captures fire in its many forms, while RighteousGIRLS create captivating musical soundscapes to stoke

12/03/2016

CHNNLL having fun with the Nord 3P drum synth.

I'm very happy to announce that Sonic Scoop has done another in depth profile of Precision Sound Studios which really di...
10/10/2016
Large Format Progress: Precision Sound Studios Upgrades the Upper West Side - SonicScoop

I'm very happy to announce that Sonic Scoop has done another in depth profile of Precision Sound Studios which really dives deep into some of the issues facing studios and the recording industry at large. You can read the article and see some great photos of the space here:

http://www.sonicscoop.com/2016/10/10/large-format-progress-precision-sound-studios-upgrades-the-upper-west-side/

Sometimes all there is to rebrand is just a name change – some new words, and nothing bigger. That’s not the case with Precision Sound Studios, the Upper West Side audio facility that once simply went by the name of its founder, Alex Sterling. But this busy room just keeps raising its game, and with...

Take a look at the new studio website www.precisionsoundstudios.comYou can see some great photos of the studio, learn ab...
09/16/2016
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Take a look at the new studio website www.precisionsoundstudios.com
You can see some great photos of the studio, learn about our services, and listen to some examples of our work. Check it out!

Precision Sound Studios is the recording studio of Music Producer and Audio Engineer Alex Sterling. We are located in New York City's Upper West Side.

I'm very happy to share the press release from SSL about the installation of their flagship Duality Delta analog console...
08/28/2016
Duality In Manhattan - A New Level for Precision Sound | Solid State Logic

I'm very happy to share the press release from SSL about the installation of their flagship Duality Delta analog console into my studio control room. The Duality is a truly spectacular console and has dramatically enhanced my work. My clients are loving it too which is what I care most about. If you want to experience what large format analog console mixing can bring to your sound please get in touch with me about your project.

http://www2.solidstatelogic.com/news/duality-in-manhattan-a-new-level--for-precision-sound

Duality In Manhattan - A New Level for Precision Sound "This console really has set the professional standard for this decade." July 25, 2016 Alex Sterling's Precision Sound Control Room, featuring an SSL Duality console.New York, USA - For those that crave a comfortable, personal space for recordin...

I recently finished putting together a custom rolling MIDI controller and Nord Drum sidecar. The setup also includes a H...
08/24/2016

I recently finished putting together a custom rolling MIDI controller and Nord Drum sidecar. The setup also includes a Hot Key Matrix for esoteric ProTools commands. This allows me or guest producers the ability to control soft synths and play the drum pads right from the console sweetspot, but it can be rolled out of the way when working on the console itself. I'm always very focused on equipment ergonomics because I believe that when things are easy and comfortable to use, you use them more, and you use them with greater results.

08/16/2016
Malvicino Design Wires Precision Sound With Sommer Cable | Mixonline

I'm pleased to bring your attention to this article about the very special installation of Sommer Mistral cable in my studio. The entire studio was wired with AES/EBU spec cable both to simplify patching/running digital AES/EBU signals but also for its extremely wide bandwidth sound quality which preserves high frequency detail even with complex long run patching to outboard gear.

http://www.mixonline.com/thewire/malvicino-design-wires-precision-sound-sommer-cable/428142

This section of Mixonline, "The Wire", contains original press releases issued by various companies and industry organizations. The releases are not reviewed or edited by the editorial staff of Mixonline. For information and access, forward your name and email address to Aug 16 2016 Malvicino Design...

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08/02/2016

Precision Sound Studios's cover photo

01/28/2016

Mix it loud and proud! Don't worry about the meters until you need to. Took me a long time to get my head ok with seeing things light up like a Christmas tree.

01/27/2016

Starting the mixing for the new album from Lynx. Ten seconds in and I'm already jumping around the studio.

I'm pleased to announce that I am now using a Solid State Logic Duality analog console as the heart of the studio setup....
12/29/2015

I'm pleased to announce that I am now using a Solid State Logic Duality analog console as the heart of the studio setup. This thing sounds amazing.

It is a great honor and privilege to have been able to work with Susan Campos and Julián de la Chica on their new concep...
12/28/2015
2015, un año para potentes álbumes de música clásica

It is a great honor and privilege to have been able to work with Susan Campos and Julián de la Chica on their new conceptual album "Minimal Aggression". The album recently was included on a list of the most important releases of 2015 by Costa Rican newspaper "Nacion". I had the pleasure of recording, mixing, and mastering the project here in NYC at my studio, Precision Sound.

Lea más sobre este tema en La Nación

It's a funny coincidence that I'm actually in this photo.
11/01/2015

It's a funny coincidence that I'm actually in this photo.

This SSL desk on the floor of #AES139 is going into a NYC studio shortly after the convention. -Clive

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