Originally Posted by masteringhouse
Both Phil and Pete (Masterworks) are very cool guys. Heck, we're from Philly, we're all cool!
Haven't had the pleasure of working with Tom yet on mastering but have heard only great things.
Phil is a top-shelf producer and engineer. He may not specialize in mastering but he certainly does a solid job. (And so does his tech Jeremy!)
Pete Humphries at Masterworks is the most accomplished mastering engineer in Philly and also a heck of a nice guy. I don't know what he might have done that wasn't to someone's liking, but he's mastered over a dozen of our projects over the years, and I can't think of a single time when we had something to complain about.
I can vouch personally for John Baker and Maja, a great shop with a bunch of great guys. They mostly do post work and scoring over there, but John has a pretty nice mastering resume as well. They are right down the street from us (from Locust to Race on 3rd St.), and we worked with John on a half-dozen projects since January 07. Great ears, great attitude, and I really value that he's been referencing that same room for eight years running. We expect to send him another half-dozen projects this year.
Our guy Jeff Hiatt has done some great mastering work in the past year or two, but we don't yet have the kind of setup most folks expect from a high-end mastering service.
And it's not just mastering, we got a ton of great bass players in this town, too.