LISTEN: BEFORE AND AFTER MASTERING SAMPLES
LISTEN TO THESE SAMPLES, ALL MASTERED BY THE UK’s No1 INDEPENDENT MASTERING ENGINEER: PETE MAHER.
Rock – Pop – Indie
Electronic Dance Music
Urban – Hip Hop
Funk – Jazz – Soul
Piano – Acoustic – Classical
Listen – Before And After Mastering Samples:
Listen to these samples, all mastered by the UK’s No1 independent mastering engineer: Pete Maher. Pete’s approach is to keep it tight, retain the dynamics of the mix and to increase the perceived volume of the track. The unmastered sections are exactly as they were mixed by the producers involved (N0 manipulation!). Good producers know that headroom is king! All mixes submitted to Pete Maher will be mastered by Pete Maher (no assistants or outsourcing).
Mike Puskas, CEO / Ikonic Artists says: Having spent 30 years in the industry working with various mastering engineers from Bernie Grundman to Sterling Sound to 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.
James C Hughes (Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, Stevie Wonder) says: After I had written, produced and arranged my debut album I had to consider it being mastered. This was to be the first time that I had to hand the songs over to someone else, and work with them to bring the album home. It quickly became apparent that during the process of deliberating on who was going to master it, the planets lined up, the stars aligned and I was sent into the orbit of Pete Maher. From the start we had a simpatico, we understood each other’s passion for music, and we worked intensely to get it right. And until that moment arrived, nothing less would do. They say there are not many people on the extra mile. That is where you will find Pete Maher.
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.
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!
Pete did a really great job and was extremely user friendly!
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.
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).
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.
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.