Pete Maher is the UK’s No1 independent mastering engineer working with the worlds leading artists, producers and labels. Established in Camden Town, London in 2004. Recent projects include U2, Peaky Blinders, The Pixies, Nick Cave, BBC Introducing, MTV, The Rolling Stones and Eurovision. 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 on CD, vinyl and radio and will be fully optimized for digital release. All work is PQ encoded and iTunes/Spotify approved. From hip hop to heavy rock, Pete will optimize your tracks to their FULL potential. As a huge supporter of new music Pete offers lower rates to unsigned artists and independent labels.
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.
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 !!
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.
Thanks for all your amazing work. Brilliant and dynamic!
(Coldplay, Doves, Charlie Simpson)
Pete did a really great job and was extremely user friendly!
(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!
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.
(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).
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.
CEO / Ikonic Artists
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 – £30 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!
“Of all the tracks we receive from new artists your masters are by far the most polished and professional sounding” – BBC Introducing
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.