Lifetime Achievement Award – Ron McMaster

Ron McMaster recently retired from Capitol Studios after working for 38 years as a vinyl mastering specialist and received from Making Vinyl in Detroit a Lifetime Achievement Award.

McMaster mastered or remastered legendary titles such as The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds and Frank Sinatra’s Only The Lonely. A favorite of producers like Don Was and T-Bone Burnett, McMaster has cut LPs for The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, Radiohead, and virtually the entire vintage Blue Note catalog.

His retirement party in July was held in the Capitol Tower.

Ron is currently working with Third Man Records for reissuing an album on vinyl that he did as a drummer with his band Public Nuisance in 1968.