Ron Skinner began his career as a musician in Southwest Ontario. Growing up a stones throw from one of the world's greatest music cities, Detroit, had a major impact on his musical tastes and sensibilities. By the time he was in high school Skinner had committed himself to the art of audio and became the go-to live sound person in his local music scene. After High School Skinner attended the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. Studying under legendary music producer Jack Richardson, Skinner spent three years honing the craft of recording and music production.

After graduating from the Music Industry Arts program Ron began working as a freelance recording engineer and producer in Toronto and when time permits he continues in this capacity today. Building on his experience as a recording engineer and producer, Ron opened Heading North Mastering in 1999. Since then, he has mastered projects for a wide range of musicians, including indie artists Dan Mangan and Elliott Brood, African Guitar Summit member Donné Roberts, the Juno nominated Dave Young, Blues great Jimmy Bowskill and the Grammy-nominated jazz artist Jane Bunnett, to name just a few.

Heading North Mastering in many ways is a reflection of the changing music industry. It is a home based mastering suite and this "work at home" ethos has provided a relaxed and cost effective environment for music mastering. Ron has developed a strong reputation as a calm and caring engineer with a great ear and fine attention to detail. He would love to master your next project.