Monday, October 10, 2011

Ron McMaster on Mastering for Vinyl

The video below is especially interesting to me as I've actually met Ron McMaster and got the chance to tour his studio while attending SAE in Los Angeles. 

I was standing in his room thinking about all of the creative musical works his hands had touched, and will touch for that matter.  This all of course ran through my head after I had the time to scoop my jaw up off the floor.  If you think about it, Ron McMaster has been influencing the sound of some of the greatest records ever released for the past 30 years.  That is something that few people can say, Ron represents a dying sonic art, big ups to Capitol for producing and sharing this excellent video.

In this video Ron takes you through his studio following the signal flow and gives us a nice little run down of the equipment and techniques he puts to work when cutting lacquer for it's eventual transformation to a vinyl record.  If you don't know what a vinyl record is please never read my blog again... ever.  Oh yeah, keep your ears open for the part where Ron talks about the direct to disk recording they used to do... Very cool.

I hope you all enjoy this little bit as much as I do.  Make sure you watch the video all the way through, at the end Ron gives you a bit of history behind his custom mastering console.

If you'd like to know more about Ron and his work at Capitol check out his Bio at the Capitol website. As always, thanks for reading and happy geeking!

All the best,


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