• Welcome to CHR-Mastering

    CHR-Mastering is located in the Russellstown neighborhood of Mullingar, Westhmeath. The studio offers top-notch mastering for CD, vinyl and digital at affordable rates for independent musicians and record labels. If you're in the Westmeath area, I invite you to come take a look, listen to your mixes on my speakers and discuss your project. If you're out of town, send an email or call me any time +353894926271.

  • Studio

    • Vinyl Cutting.

    • Mastering Desk.

    Mastering Desk.

    Barry Porter Net EQ, Sontec 432C EQ (JLM99V Mod), Chiswick Reach Vari Mu Compressor, Thermionic Culture Vulture (Xfrm mod & switching mod), PMAudio Stereo Tube Pultec.

    Montoring, Bowers & Wilkins 802 matrix. SKA custom MonoBlocs

    CHR Custom Transfer/Mastering Console.

    - ANT W601D X 3. - NTP 177-800 Meter X 2. - RTW COR1260 Correlation Meter. - Ka Electronics MS Matrix. - Ka Electronics Stereo control. - Ka Electronics EEQ. - Neumann HT75 X 2.

    All tubes are stereo matched, NOS Mullard and NOS Telefunken.



  • Engineer

    Peter Montgomery

    I have a love for great sounding music and much more for working on great sounding records.

    I first became involved in Mastering and cutting records for Irish and International bands and DJ/Producers in late 2004 on a Presto 6N manual lathe which I brought in from Russia and loving restored to working standard, which now has a home in a youth center in The Hague teaching younger people to cut their records and keeping the art alive. After a number of years I have moved onto cutting on a world famous Neumann VMS70 stereo cutting lathe system. My studio is purpose built from the ground up for mastering and is designed for a neutral envoirment.

    I also have a keen interest in electronic systems. I have built many units for my studio using top industry components. The latest of which is the "Barry Porter NETEQ", which is used as a correctional EQ in my desk. I find a lot of zen in my solder iron and enjoy winding down with it and a cup of coffee.

    I enjoy been out in the field as well as been in my studio. From time to time you can find me teaching local courses and lecturing at local collages about audio mastering and the trip falls within the music industry.

    I have been involved in the music industry for over 12 years now, working as a mix engineer, a live engineer, mastering engineer and a session musician. I have also worked with many top 40 artist and have many top 10 albums and singles in Ireland and across Europe. I am also an avid supporter of Independent Labels, Bands and Collectives and try to help out as many of these however I can.

    Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. Fill out the contact form and I will get back in touch ASAP.

    Contact me:


  • Clients.

    At CHR we deal with a lot of major label artist and indie artist. We feel that both artist deserve the same level of respect with regards to details and time. Below is a listing of recent clients to use our service.

    ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Cursed Monk Records, Cian Finn, Damien Dempsey, Esse Egesse, Jinx Lennon, John Spillane, Liam O'Maonlaí, Paranoid Visions, Ronan O Snodaigh (Kila), State Lights, Travis Oaks, The Rebel Souls, Analog On, Acid Nab, Atomic Trains, Band 66, Barry Krishna, Birmingham NEC, Crafty Fuzz, Ceoster, Cult Called Man, Cronin, Colm, Chris Duignan Henry, Crazy Horse Records, Cruiser. Draxxis, DCU College Choir, Duck, Donal Finn, Ed Rooney(The Jung Turks), Francis Black, Fit For Kings, Fairplane, Guy Montag, Gary Coady, Hickory Wind, Hi5 Orchestra, Inishowen Gospel Choir, International Connection, Indica, Jack Of Dub, Jasper Rua, Jeffs ManCave, Keith Marshall, Lights In The Sky, Laetare Vocal Ensemble, Late City Edition, Lights Over Pheonix, Lee Barley, Midas, Marabou, Marvel Knight, Melia, Mogwai, Moog Sound Labs, Murdoc, Matt Purcell & The Silverminers, Nexgen, Nomadic rituals, Nautilus, New Gods, Nightstories, Pete Mullineux, Pillow Fort, Sky Wanderer, SMPTM, SleepingBears, Scaborous, RY65(Little Hours), Richard Duckworth, Ryan Mack, Rough Trade Recods, Hot Rod Hearse, Rasmas Faber, Remote Off, Ragged Record Company, RIP Records, Saint Agnes, Steven O Brien, The Oaks Studio, Trenches, Tujacques, The Deans, Tome, The Debutanes, Tye & Dye Records, Triptik Empire, Vnyl Frnt Recordings, Velvet Alibi, Vagabonds & Thieves, Vision Collector,Weed Priest, Yeallow, The Hobos, The Living Stream, The Road Warrior, Diarmuid Sutton, Roger Kelly, Polarlis and many more......

  • StudioServices

    At CHR we offer a range offfer a range of services to suit your needs. Below you will find a listing and explanation of what we offer.


    To commercially release your music to CD you need to create a master that follows the 'Red Book' CD standard. We can create that master for you. As well as dramatically improving the sound quality of your music and getting the level between the tracks to match perfectly, we will sequence your tracks in the right order and edit them to create a smooth and enjoyable musical experience. The master created can be delivered to you as a physical CD-DA master or as a DDP image file set. Either way your master will comply to the Red Book standard and be ready to use for duplication or replication.

    Stem Mastering.

    When mastering from stems you will submit multiple stereo tracks that have consolidated instruments. For example an artist might submit 4 stereo wav files ( One containing all guitars, one with lead vocals, one with drums, and one with background vocals, etc.. ). Our engineer would then work with each stem to set frequencies, adjust levels, and correct any imperfections. When finished the stems are combined and the final song is then mastered. Since we have access to separated groups of instruments there are more options for the engineer to make fine adjustments and correct problems.

    Vinyl Mastering.

    We can also prepare your music for cutting to Vinyl. We will master your songs to their best in order to get optimal performances and the best sound quality results once on vinyl. The master will be delivered to you as a High Definition file. We will usually supply one sequenced file per side to use for the vinyl cut.

    In house vinyl cutting will be available in the coming months.....


    Audio restoration is the process of improving the sound quality of a recording. We use EQ, phase optimization, clip restoration, channel and level re-balancing, noise removal, and other techniques. Generally, audio restoration is done for CD mastering, forensic purposes, or even personal reasons. The intended use will determine the extent and method of the restoration.

    Automatic Dialogue Replacement.

    Dubbing, mixing, or re-recording is a post-production process used in filmmaking and video production in which additional or supplementary recordings are "mixed" with original production sound to create the finished soundtrack.

  • contact info

    get in touch

    Contact: Peter Montgomery

    Phone: +353894926271

    Email: info(at)chrmastering.com

  • privacy policy

    What information do we collect?

    We collect information from you when you register on our site or fill out a form. When registering or requesting a quote on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, and project details. You may, however, visit our site anonymously. Like most websites, we use cookies and/or web beacons to enhance your experience, gather general visitor information, and track visits to our website.

    What do we use your information for?

    Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

    To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)

    To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)

    To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature

    To deliver to you a quote for work, tailored to the needs of your project

    To send periodic emails containing news, announcements, and special offers

    The email address you provide at registration or on the contact form may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, please send an email with your information to info at chrmastering.com.

    We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

    Best Regards

    Peter Montgomery

  • Mastering Rates.

    1 track: € 40,-

    2 tracks: € 80,

    3 tracks: € 120,

    4 tracks: € 160,

    5 tracks: € 200,

    Additional radio/instrumental edits € 25,- per version

    Additional MFiT (Mastered For iTunes) or Vinyl master € 25,- per track
    ** Additional versions must be the exact same mix of the original version. All additional versions have to be delivered at once; otherwise we will charge € 25,- per extra version.

    Delivery on fully error-checked PMCD + 1 ref CD € 40,- (excl shipping)

    Delivery as a DDP with MD5 checksum € 40,-

    Album/EP with more than 5 tracks
    If you have an album or more than 5 tracks to be mastered, please contact us first. We will offer you a fixed price or price quote based on our hour-rate of € 40,- per hour.

    Attended mastering:
    Attended mastering will be charged per hour starting at a rate of € 60,- per hour. After the first hour we will charge per 15 minutes. Attened sessions are at our discretion.

    Stem mastering:
    Stem mastering will be charged per hour starting at a rate of € 50,- per hour. After the first hour we will charge per 15 minutes.

    Restoration will be charged per hour starting at a rate of € 50,- per hour. After the first hour we will charge per 15 minutes.

    Please Note:
    MP3 are supplied for validation only. Wav files are released when account due is finialized.

    Payment options; Banktransfer, Paypal or cash.

  • Vinyl Rates.

    Contact for rates chrmastering@gmail.com -

  • Tape Transfers.

    Contact for rates info@chrmastering.com -