Having spent 20+ years in NY City as a music and audio producer for top clients like CBS, Sony, Motown and many national advertisers. I am inclined to very strong, often critical opinions about studios and engineers: But finding Rik Stirling and his glorious studio, embedded in this gorgeous Minnesota countryside, is like wading into a cool, clear mountain stream and finding a 5 karat diamond underfoot. This place is the best of both worlds: A peaceful, gorgeous, relaxing atmosphere, married to state-of-the-minute technology, and the most musical, creative engineer imaginable. If you need tracking, mixing, mastering, arranging, production, song collaboration, or even if you are a engineer looking for a World Class getaway where you can bring your own clients, you simply cannot beat Stirling Sound.
"A True Gem" -
Rik Stirling has created a facility that truly brings me back to days at the RECORD PLANT, SOUND CITY and others in the LA area. The fact that you can track with a full band with all the bells and whistles ie: isolation booths that are
hard wired, and has enough room for everyone to get the visual in
the big room. Everything I would want is there, tube peamps and
all the plug-ins one could imagine. Rik is a very capable
producer/engineer and has credentials to prove it. If you want to
track a band the old way and have all the new stuff, this is your
place. The studio can accommodate up to 13 people for overnight
and extended stays - not too many of these places out there now that
can say that. I strongly recommend STIRLING SOUND to everyone.
~Fergie Frederiksen, former lead vocalist for TOTO
"Best I have worked with..." - Ian
I have done a few sessions at Stirling Sound and the outcome has always been above my expectations. Their commitment to excellence and producing the highest quality projects is beyond any recording experiences I have had before. All the latest equipment is available in the new studio facility but more importantly - they know how to use it to bring out the very best in the artist. If you are looking to do a recording project of any size, don't waste your time or money anywhere else!
"A super partner" -
When I was looking for someone to record my first two Christian meditation CDs I truly believe that God guided me to Rik! I had never done this before and wanted someone who would understand where I was coming from with these CDs and also where I was going. Rik was that person. He understood the message in them and helped produce the background music that would help draw the listener even closer to God. At first I was overwhelmed with all the equipment and gadgets, not to mention what I thought it would cost! But Rik put me at ease, made me very comfortable with everything, and the cost was very affordable for me. We are now in the process of doing more together and I am very excited about our combined efforts for this unique and special ministry!
Rik's professionalism and attitude to detail makes him probably the best sound engineer in Minnesota, if not the whole upper midwest! He will spend the time to make sure his tracks are exactly right! We got GREAT recording for a real, real, honest price! dw
And From Us at Stirling Sound: Psalm 150:1-6 - Praise the LORD.
I Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens. Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness. Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise Him with the harp and lyre, praise Him with tambourine and dancing, praise Him with the strings and flute, Praise Him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.