Pete began his pro audio career at the world famous CTS studios in London
where he trained as an engineer, eventually working alongside legendary producers such as Steve Lillywhite, Tony Visconti and Frank Fillipetti. For those of you who remember that far back, Pete was the engineer responsible for the Flying Pickets biggest hit Only You, which spent six weeks at No. 1 in the UK charts in 1983.
In 1984, Pete joined console manufacturer Solid State Logic as sales manager and used his engineering expertise to help establish SSL as the world-wide success it is today. The 1980s were SSL’s decade and Pete was at the forefront of their widespread installation in top UK recording studios. He left SSL in 1987 and worked as sales manager for a diverse range of companies including Syco Systems, acoustic consultancy Neil Grant Associates, Focusrite, hire company Hilton Sound, and Fairlight. His traditional engineering skills and experience of hard disk audio editing systems made him an invaluable source of knowledge to his many recording studio and broadcast contacts.
In 1994, Pete cemented his long-standing friendship with Ralph Dunlop when they launched Sound Network. The two have known each other for years – and even after all this time they’re still on good speaking terms!