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WCA #311 with Maria Rice – Quitting Architecture School, Following Your Gut, Interning, Being Resilient, Restoration, and the Florida Simulation

My guest today is Boston-based mastering and restoration engineer. Maria Rice, Maria works at Peerless mastering and has received three nominations for the Grammy award for Best Historical Album. Her remastering work also includes the 2018 reissue of Blondie’s Heart of Glass. Maria and I connected over LinkedIn, and I reached out to her, and she graciously accepted my invitation to come on the show. So I’m very much looking forward to bringing you Maria Rice here on the Working Class Audio podcast.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Dorm Room Studio
  • Live Recording
  • Audio Tough Love
  • Quitting Architecture School
  • Divided Focus
  • Jessica Thompson
  • Guilt
  • “Real Job” Pressure
  • Interning
  • Florida Simulation
  • Following Your Gut
  • Quitting Her Day Job
  • Transferable Skills
  • Mastering
  • Restoration
  • Being Resilient
  • Diversification

Matt’s Monologue: Knowing Yourself

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Maria Rice
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab