Margaret Luthar

Mastering Engineer from Nashville, United States
Maggie is the Head Mastering Engineer at Welcome to 1979. She is a 2005 graduate of Syracuse's Music Industry program, and holds a Master’s in Music Technology (2007) from New York University. After completing her Master's, she was an Audio Engineer in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts (2009), then later that year a Recording Engineer at the Aspen Music Festival (the latter of which she repeated in summers 2010 and 2016). In 2009 Maggie moved to Norway to attend the year-long post graduate program in Music Production and Recording at the University of Stavanger. After a brief assistantship in 2010 at Galaxy Studios (Belgium), she moved back to Norway, where she worked as a Mastering Engineer at Sonovo Mastering and an Audio Archivist at the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound until 2016. In addition, during her time in Europe she was involved in acoustic recording projects throughout Western Norway, participated in 9.1 immersive audio research, and was a location recordist for a handful of independent films throughout Europe. In January 2017 she accepted a full-time position at Chicago Mastering Service, where she worked with all genres of music and also cut the lacquer masters used in vinyl record pressing. In September of 2019 she accepted the position as Head Mastering Engineer at Welcome to 1979, where she currently runs the mastering department. Labels she’s worked with include Merge, Bloodshot, Fat Possum Records, and Super Secret Records. In addition, Maggie continues to work as a freelance recording engineer, predominantly in the classical/jazz realm. She is an active member of the Audio Engineering Society and the Prod./Eng. Wing of the Recording Academy, enjoys giving workshops on critical listening and mastering to students, and spends a lot of her free time running.
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Margaret Luthar
Mastering Engineer from Nashville, United States
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