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George Marino R.I.P.

George Marino R.I.P. June 4, 2012

Legendary mastering engineer George Marino has passed away yesterday, June 4. He has lost a year long battle with the lung cancer.

George was a resident mastering engineer at New York’s Sterling Sound and over the course of his career worked with just about every recording artist out there. To put the things into prospective, his discography credits amount to 2,267 albums. Among them: The Battle Rages On, Come Hell or High Water, Whitesnake’s Live in the Still of the Night DVD and Greatest Hits compilation, Blackmore’s Night Under a Violet Moon, Dixie Dregs’ Industry Standard and Unsung Heroes, and Black Country Communion’s second album, to name a few.

Thanks to Glen Miller for the heads up.



8 Comments to “George Marino R.I.P.”:

  1. 1
    Marcelo Soares says:

    Many great-sounding albums in his CV, but I particularly don’t like the sound of TBRO. Of course, 1) I’m not a specialist and 2) maybe a less-skilled mastering engineer would make it worse for my unskilled ears.

  2. 2
    dubbleagle says:

    Man! George’s name attached to any music Ive listened to,gave it credibility. RIP!,George

  3. 3
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I first thought :

    Hell, not the man of the Magohaney Rush!!!

    Was he related?

  4. 4
    Randy says:

    Come Hell or High Water was always a favorite of mine for “sterling sound.”

  5. 5
    Damiano says:

    George Marino era un fenomeno. Excelente Ingeniero de sonido. Hay tantos discos donde el participo que son incontables. RIP.

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    Dirk Gentz says:

    I think most people don’t know what the job of a Mastering engineer is. The resulting “sound” is a combination of the mixing work with the fine tuning of the mastering. You can have a great mix, if the mastering is bad – the overall sound will be awful. The real experts know how to make a record sound good on every amp-speaker combination, even the cheapest radio can bring over the most important elements of the music if the mastering is done good.
    George Marino was THE Master of this kind of work. His name can not only be found on the records above. Nearly every major pop/rock album was mastered by him. Musicians knew what they have of him.
    RIP poor George.

  7. 7
    Roberto says:

    George, not Frank…

  8. 8
    Headroom Mastering says:

    A pity..he was def one of the greats.. And a major inspiration.

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