Pete Maher – Independent Mastering Engineer 2017-11-26T11:17:25+00:00

Pete Maher is a successful mastering engineer working with the worlds leading artists, producers and labels. Recent projects include U2, The Pixies, Jack White, The Rolling Stones and Newton Faulkner. He uses valve multiband compression and all the best digital plugins to give your mixes more height, depth and volume. Your masters will sound perfect for radio and will be fully optimized for release. All work complies with strict red book standards and all text/ISRC codes will be embedded. From hip hop to heavy rock, Pete will optimize your tracks to their FULL potential. As a supporter of new music Pete offers lower rates to unsigned artists and independent labels. All Pete Maher masters are MFiT approved.

I honestly believe that the best music in the world today is either independent or still unsigned. There’s a huge amount of talent out there being overlooked by major labels and that needs to change. It’s time for the industry to dig a lot deeper!’

Pete Maher at the S.A.E. London (Music Producers Forum).

Pete Maher – Selected Discography

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U2 – Invisible (Superbowl Edit 2014)
BEADY EYE – Live In Blackpool DVD (Upmixed to 7.1)
PIXIES – Baal’s Back (2016 Album)
KATY PERRY – The One That Got Away
LA LA LAND – City Of Stars
GOLDFRAPP – Thea (Sa Dingding, Universal China Release)
PAUL WELLER – The Poacher
DAMIEN RICE – One
LANA DEL REY – Westcoast (Favela Remix – Polydor Official)
MAXIMO PARK – The National Health
NEWTON FAULKNER – Live from Somewhere in Europe EP
DEPECHE MODE – So Cruel
BOWIESONGS1 – David Bowie Piano Project By Clifford Slapper (Endorsed By Harry Maslin, Mike Garson)
JACK WHITE – Love Is Blindness
THE ROLLING STONES – Archive Music And Testimonials from Johnny Depp, Martin Scorsese, Iggy Pop etc..
THE KILLERS – Ultraviolet
U2 – U22 – Live Double Album (360 World Tour)
U2 – From The Ground Up – Album (360 World Tour)
U2 – Breathe (Acoustic Version For Nelson Mandela ‘Miracle Rising’ Documentary)
ONEREPUBLIC – Love Runs Out
LINKIN PARK – Lost In The Echo
TOPLOADER – Seeing Stars (2017 Album)
THE 1975 – Heart Out (MFiT Radio Edit/Conversion Polydor)
THUNDER – Wonder Days (Top 10 Album)
SNOW PATROL – Mysterious Ways
THE ALARM – Back Catalogue Album Remastering
MARCELLA DETROIT (Shakespears Sister) – Gray Matterz
THE FRAY – Tryin’ To Throw Your Arms Around The World
PATTI SMITH – Until The End Of The World
NINE INCH NAILS – Zoo Station
NICOLE SCHERZINGER – Try With Me
NOEL GALLAGHER – Here Come The Nice
CRAIG CHARLES – Funk And Soul Club Vol 1, 2, 3
BRIAN AUGER – Anthology (featuring ROD STEWART and JIMMY PAGE)
OVERTONES – TV Themes 2017
SCISSOR SISTERS – Invisible Light
STORNOWAY – Bonxie
ALESHA DIXON / DAME VERA LYNN – We’ll Meet Again

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Testimonials

Pete did a great job mastering ‘(AHK-toong BAY-bi) Covered’, not an easy task with 12 completely different sound sources from 12 different studios, he managed to make it sound as cohesive as the original, no mean feat indeed.

Dave Henderson
Project Manager – Q magazine

I’ve listened on my monitors, headphones, and laptop speakers and you’ve really captured the vibe perfectly, the balance of frequencies sounds great; bass sounds awesome, no snare harshness at all, vocals cut through and sit nicely, guitar sounds great, and the top end frequencies sound really nice. They sound absolutely incredible !!

Matt Basnett
Independent Producer

I just had a chance to hear your magic on our ‘London Loves You’ track! I really must say.. We are knocked out by the amazing difference you have made to the work. Nothing short of EXCELLENT. We are proclaiming you ‘THE MAN WHO DOES IT BEST! Based on the three mastered versions we now have.. Ding Ding.. Yours is infact SUPERIOR.. AND THE ONE WE WILL BE USING.

Scobie Ryder
Killersongs.com

Thanks for all your amazing work. Brilliant and dynamic!

Danton Supple
(Coldplay, Doves, Charlie Simpson)

Pete did a really great job and was extremely user friendly!

Declan Gaffney
(U2 Producer and Engineer)

Pete is quick, attentive and very professional. His ability is worth it’s weight in gold. Anyone thinking of doing the mastering process themselves, think again. Pete may hold the key for arriving in style. High class!

Arthur May
Producer

Pete Maher is just amazing. Though his pedigree with major labels and artists speaks for itself, it’s his massive passion for music that obviously inspires such great results, where his attention to detail, quality and an endless positive approach has been nothing short of inspiring. What a great guy and professional. I will be working with him on many projects to come. Thanks mate.

Steve Belgrave
(Rolling Stones, Beady Eye)

Superb results every time. Pete will bend over backwards until the client is happy. Very easy to work with, listens to everything you say to him and executes wishes well. I highly recommend him. Charlie Hoskyns-Abrahall, produced Shane McGowan and The Popes with Chris Brown (Radiohead, Beatles).

Charlie Hoskyns-Abrahall
Produced Shane McGowan and The Popes with Chris Brown (Radiohead, Beatles).

I met Pete whilst networking and looking for mastering services. His track record of the work he has done for major labels and established artists says it all. Yet when he engages in a project for an independent musician his work ethic is second to none with the same attention to detail putting the artist’s and songs needs first. A true professional with the music at heart. The industry needs more people like him.

Al Goodwin Music

Having spent 30 years in the industry working with various mastering engineers from Bernie Grundman to Sterling Sound to the The Townhouse etc I have not come across a more consistent mastering engineer than Pete Maher. Pete’s work is first class every time bar none. He delivers precision masters in a timely manner and on budget every time. I think he sets the standard of what modern day mastering is all about. You seriously can’t go wrong working with him.

Mike Puskas
CEO / Ikonic Artists

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Here’s what Pete’s clients say … ‘I met Pete whilst networking and looking for mastering services. His track record of the work he has done for major labels and established artists says it all. Yet when he engages in a project for an independent musician his work ethic is second to none with the same attention to detail putting the artist’s and songs needs first. A true professional with the music at heart. The industry needs more people like him.’ Al Goodwin Music (London, UK).

UNSIGNED ARTIST RATE – £28 per master.

INDEPENDENT LABEL RATE – From £38 per master.

MAJOR LABEL RATE – From £75 per master.

Message from Pete: All projects will be given my FULL attention. Rates are based on the artists financial background. I can’t offer lower rates to major labels and I wouldn’t feel good about charging full rates to unsigned artists. As a supporter of new music I believe that everyone deserves top quality professional mastering at a rate they can afford. Improving the quality of new music is a win win for everyone!

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“Of all the tracks we receive from new artists your masters are by far the most polished and professional sounding” – BBC Introducing

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All Pete Maher masters are iTunes – MFiT approved.

Pete Maher was one of the first mastering engineers approached by Apple. His first MFiT project was a No.1 hit album for Turboweekend (EMI) in 2012.

Testimonial

Pete Maher, you are truly a WORLD CLASS mastering GOD! Thanks for giving your whole heart to Shakila and this ‘11:11 City of Love’ Album. Your touch gave a whole new dimension and I learned tons from you. You are a great human, friend, and professional. Love & Peace, Art Tawanghar, Billboard Award Winning Producer (San Diego, California, USA)

‘I don’t think there’s one engineer working at the same level as Pete who still supports and looks after the small guys (like us). I mean, he works with the greatest bands in the world yet still takes on unsigned and small label projects – at ridiculously affordable rates! Pete, we salute you! Thank you!’ Tom McAvoy, Hampstead Media (London).

‘We’re so pleased to have you on board Pete. Having tried and tested an algorithm based mastering tool it’s obvious that your touch is exactly what’s required. The depth and detail of your work on our tracks is by far superior! Fantastic work Pete.’  S.B. Productions (Berlin, Germany)

‘Having spent 30 years in the industry working with various mastering engineers from Bernie Grundman to Sterling Sound to the The Townhouse I have not come across a more consistent mastering engineer than Pete Maher. Pete’s work is first class every time bar none. He delivers precision masters in a timely manner and on budget every time. I think he sets the standard of what modern day mastering is all about. You seriously can’t go wrong working with him.’ Mike Puskas, CEO / Ikonik Artists (Australia) ..

Message from Pete

I’m receiving a lot of emails from unsigned artists asking to pay more to get a ‘major label’ service, so let me be clear about this. All projects that I take on are given the exact same level of attention. My unsigned rates are in place to support self financed artists and small labels. Unlike other engineers, I do not give priority to major label artists. For me, it’s all about the music and ONLY the music !! Pete Maher ..

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