Maria Rice

Peerless Mastering

Maria Rice is a Boston-based mastering and restoration engineer. She has been a Recording Academy member since 2011 and serves as Chapter Governor on the New York Board. For 12+ years, she has been one of two engineers at Peerless Mastering, working with clientele ranging from indie-famous darlings Bon Iver, Andrew Bird, Superchunk, Magnetic Fields, and Stephen Malkmus to modern legends like the late Larry Coryell.

Specializing in audio restoration, Maria has received three nominations for the GRAMMY Award for Best Historical Album:

Various Artists Ork Records: New York, New York (59th GRAMMY Awards)
Various Artists Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque In Upper Volta (60th GRAMMY Awards)
Jackie Shane Any Other Way (61st GRAMMY Awards)

Her remastering work also includes the 2018 reissue of Blondie’s Heart of Glass, remastered from the original tapes, and the 2018 reissue of Washed Out’s High Times, originally released on cassette and known as “one of cornerstones of the then-nascent genre chillwave.”

Maria is a member of the Audio Engineer Society (AES) Boston Chapter and is co-chairing the Archival + Restoration track of the 2021 AES fall conference.