Welcome to 1979
Margaret Luthar is the head mastering engineer at Welcome to 1979. She joined the team in September 2019 after spending a little over 2 years as a mastering engineer at Chicago Mastering Service.
After studying the music industry at Syracuse University, she went to NYU for her master’s degree in Music Technology. This led to a string of music festival/institution jobs (Aspen, Banff) and Margaret moved abroad to Norway in 2010 to study for a year at the University of Stavanger, where she started interning at a mastering studio in town. In 2011 she moved back to Norway and ended up staying there for 5 years. In Norway, she was working predominantly as a mastering engineer as well as a recording engineer (mostly acoustic/classical) as well as the occasional location sound (for film) project. When she returned to the USA in 2016, Margaret wanted to focus on building her mastering career, which led to the years in Chicago, and now, Nashville.
She’s active in the Recording Academy, the Audio Engineering Society, and loves teaching students about audio. If she’s not doing any of those things - she’s probably running.