Vinyl Mastering Legend Ron McMaster On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast
My guest on the Podcast this week is Ron McMaster, who recently retired from Capitol Records Mastering after 38 years with the company. During that time he specialized in cutting vinyl and mastered a wide variety of genres and artists that include everyone from Frank Sinatra to George Harrison, Radiohead, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones and many more.
That said, his vinyl work with the Blue Note catalog has become prized by both jazz and audiophile listeners and noted as “best of the best” by a notoriously tough audience.
Believe it or not, Ron also just signed a deal with Jack White’s Third Man Records for an album that he did as a drummer with his band Public Nuisance in 1968, proving that you’re never too old if the music is good.
During the interview Ron talked about the changes in mastering over the years, the resurgence of vinyl, and some of the very cool projects he’s mastered.
On the intro I’ll look at the label’s reaction to Spotify fake artists, and why musical instrument and pro audio imports are down and how it’s probably going to get worse in the future (which means higher prices on gear).
Remember that you can find the podcast at BobbyOInnerCircle.com, or either on iTunes, Stitcher, Mixcloud, Google Podcasts (for you Android users), and Google Play.
Enjoy the show!