New York City-based Sterling Sound has hired Leon Zervos as seniormastering engineer; Zervos was recently a senior mastering engineer atNew York City’s Masterdisk.
Zervos began his career in 1982 at EMI Studios in Sydney. By thelate 1980s, he had established himself as a top engineer in Australia,mastering hits for artists such as INXS, Crowded House and MidnightOil. In 1993, Zervos moved to New York City, where worked on suchrecords as Aerosmith’s Nine Lives, Avril Lavigne’s LetGo, Maroon 5’s Songs About Jane and N’Sync’s self-titledalbum. He also mastered numerous surround projects, including AlanisMorissette’s Feast on Scraps, Santana’s Supernatural andShaman, and Willie Nelson’s Live in Amsterdam.
“Leon has that unique gift of great mastering engineers—theability to intuit what a client wants to achieve sonically—andthe talent and technical expertise to deliver it,” said SterlingSound’s president Murat Aktar. “He is also extremely versatile, withPlatinum-selling credits in rock, R&B, hip hop, dance, pop,orchestral and Latin.”
“The name Sterling Sound is synonymous with mastering excellence,”commented Zervos. “When it comes to studios, innovative audiodevelopments and work philosophies, Sterling Sound is not onlystate-of-the-art, but state-of-the-future.”
Zervos will be available for mastering sessions beginning January15, 2004. For booking info, contact Caryl McGowan at 212/604-9433 ore-mail [email protected].
For more information on Sterling Sound, visit www.sterling-sound.com.