I am a Mixing and Mastering Engineer who focuses on enhancing the emotion and impact of the music I work on. I believe that music is an emotional language and that when music communicates with the listener on an emotional and physical level it is more profound and impactful as a creative expression. I have a high attention to detail in my work.

I run a full service recording studio called Precision Sound in New York City. I specialize in Mixing and Mastering but I have many years of experience with recording as well. My studio is equipped with a 48 channel SSL Duality analog console as well as a full range of exceptional analog outboard equipment, digital effects, and the latest in software tools as well. I pride myself on my attention to detail, professionalism, and courtesy to all my clients. I endeavor to serve each client with a respect for their art and bring a true sense of artistic collaboration.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Alex Sterling:

  • Samer Fanek
  • Samer Fanek
  • Jamey Haddad
  • Lenny White
  • Mark Sherman
  • David Hazeltine Trio
  • David Hazeltine
  • David Hazeltine Trio
  • David Hazeltine
  • David Chesky
  • David Chesky
  • David Chesky
  • David Chesky
  • Amber Rubarth
  • David Chesky
  • Bryan Baker
  • The Urbanicity Orchestra of New York
  • David Chesky
  • Bryan Baker
  • The Urbanicity Orchestra of New York
  • David Chesky
  • Bryan Baker
  • The Urbanicity Orchestra of New York
  • David Chesky
  • Bryan Baker
  • The Urbanicity Orchestra of New York
  • Louise Rogers
  • Beat Kaestli
  • Xiomara Laugart
  • Jen Chapin
  • John Hammond, Jr.
  • Tony LeRoy
  • Tony LeRoy
  • Joyce Cooling
  • Desoto Reds
  • Desoto Reds
  • Desoto Reds
  • Desoto Reds
  • Desoto Reds
  • Desoto Reds
  • Desoto Reds
  • Desoto Reds
  • Desoto Reds
  • Rogue Wave
  • Rogue Wave
  • Rogue Wave
  • Rogue Wave
  • Rogue Wave
  • Jennifer Harper
  • CC Coletti
  • CC Coletti
  • Orchestra Area31
  • Dr Chesky
  • Dr Chesky
  • The Chris Davidson Trio
  • RighteousGirls
  • Xiomara Laugart
  • 1032k
  • Curtis King, Jr.
  • Bucky Pizzarelli Trio
  • Grace Kelly
  • Leslie Uggams

Gear highlights

  • SSL Duality 48ch analog console
  • ATC Speakers
  • Outboard gear from Neve
  • API
  • Chandler
  • Manley
  • Bricasti
  • Dangerous Music
  • and more...

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Hourly and Day Rates available. Every project is unique so let's discuss your needs in more detail. Mixing usually takes about 1 day per song. Turn around time depends on schedule and project needs.

Reviews of Alex Sterling

  • Default-avatar7 months agoby Verified Review

    Alex has done a phenomenal mixing and mastering job on my upcoming album. He quickly developed an understanding of my required direction and detailed sonic requirements and performed sound enhancements/corrections with great proficiency and taste.
    He is very detail-oriented, communicative throughout the whole process, and easy to work with. 5/5!

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Interview with Alex Sterling

What are you working on at the moment?
A lot of projects.
Analog or digital and why?
Both because they both offer necessary and useful tools.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise to approach every job with professionalism and to work with the client in a collaborative and open way. I understand that the project is the client's music and I don't try to assert my own creative agenda on to it unless that is desired. I want to help translate the client's vision into a finished product.
What do you like most about your job?
I like that I get to be creative and also use my technical aptitudes at the same time. This work contains an appealing blend of both sides of my personality.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q: How did you make it sound so amazing? A: I just clarified what was there to begin with.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Audio Engineering uses technology in many ways, but it isn't a science experiment. It is an art form in itself.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
I always ask about the client's artistic objectives and goals for the project. In my opinion it is essential to get to know the client's perspective and aesthetic in order to deliver the results they are looking for. Every project is unique and requires a fresh approach. Music is an art form and so is engineering. When you hire me you are hiring another artist to collaborate with. I mold my approach to suit the artist's needs.
How would you describe your style?
I adapt my sonic style to serve the creative needs of the client. My working style is what sets me apart. I have a strong attention to detail. I make sure that all the elements of a mix are working together. I try to get to the essence of the song.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't be afraid to make something weird sounding. Commit to sounds early on in the production process. Music isn't about right and wrong, it isn't about about fitting into a style or genre, its about creative and emotional expression. Express yourself freely.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I work on many genres but I seem to have a lot of clients in the electronic, pop, hip hop, and jazz/classical worlds.
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is being able to find the essence of a song and somehow present that to the listener in a way that feels natural, seamless, and musical.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I finish the record after the production is done. I take completed or mostly completed productions and I turn them into the finished mix/master.