Ryan Casey

Guitar | R&B, Gospel, Funk

83 Reviews (75 Verified)
Ryan Casey on SoundBetter

Delivering high-quality, professional, ready-to-mix guitars for you! Whether you want to funkify your song or add soulful tasty licks for that cherry on top, I can't wait to work with you and take your song to the next level!

I offer a wide variety of guitars as well as Kemper Amplifiers to achieve exactly the vibe/tone your imagining, and will always communicate with you thoroughly before recording to understand all your needs. I provide ready-to-mix tracks, dry guitar stems, and am also able to send DI guitar tracks (no amp, no effects) at any time if requested in advance.

My expertise and passion lies in writing and creating unique guitar tracks for R&B, soul, and funk music. Since graduating from Belmont University's School of Music, I’ve become completely integrated in the Nashville music scene as a full-time guitarist and have gained over a decade of experience in these genres. Whether immersed in the gospel church scene in Nashville, playing and recoding with some of Tennessee’s most talented artist and musicians, or recording in and out of the studio, I’m 100% equipped to bring your next project to life - let’s get started today!

- PRS Silver Sky
- Reverend Telecaster,
- PRS Standard 22
- D'Angelico Premier SS Semi-Hollow
- Antonio Hermosa electric nylon string
- Martin OMC-1E,
- Yamaha FG-300,
- Ibanez 5 string bass.

- UAD Apollo Twin
- Kemper Profilers
- Line 6 HX Stomp
- Strymon, exotic effects, boss, and Ibanez pedals.
- Microphones: AKG perception 220, sE8 pencil condenser mic, SM7, SM8

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

83 Reviews - 16 Repeat Clients

Endorse Ryan Casey
  1. Review by Isabella D.

    Ryan was wonderful to work with, he transformed the temporary parts I gave him to fit my track perfectly! Very clear communication, fantastic guitarist. I'd definitely work with Ryan again!!

  2. Review by Eli F.
    by Eli F.

    Ryan comes through every time, I can't say how important it is to have someone who is as dependable as Ryan, makes every song turn out dope.

  3. Review by Eli F.
    by Eli F.

    Ryan know exactly what the track needs to make it sound right, he always comes through, he's a bad ass guitar man.

  4. Review by Eli F.
    by Eli F.

    Awesome funk guitar, Ryan has got a lotta soul and funk! I highly recommend!!!

  5. Review by Dan C.
    by Dan C.

    This is my third time using Ryan and I couldn't be more pleased! Ryan is easy to work with, and gets a great sound on both acoustic and electric guitar. The parts fit well in my mix, the project was on time, and communication was great.

  6. Review by Ewan K.

    Ryan is now my go to guitarist. He gets it right first time every time and works very quickly.

  7. Review by Anthony R.

    Ryan did an excellent job. It was a quick turn-around, and with little prompting from me, laid down exactly what the track needed.
    His professional standards are high and he always responds to requests politely and with integrity.
    No doubt I will be using Ryan on further projects, it was a pleasure to work with him.

  8. Review by Hoperart V.

    Amazing and fruitful collaboration! Very easy to work with, highly skilled and remarkable musicality.

  9. Review by Ewan K
    by Ewan K

    Ryan is very easy to work with, and really understands what I need. This is the second time we've worked together and I haven't yet had to ask for any changes and have not had to edit his parts in any way.
    I look forward to working with him again in the future.

  10. Review by Arjan S.

    Ryan is a very, very dope bassist indeed! Literally got what I needed quick and was down to do revisions! Can't wait to work with him again!

  11. Review by ashleyimusic1

    Ryan did an excellent job on my guitar track. He was very easy to work with and I definitely am looking plan on working with him on other songs in the future, very talented guitar player!

  12. Review by Ewan K
    by Ewan K

    Ryan understood exactly what I needed, delivered a flawless take in a pretty quick time. He's friendly and communicates well. All in all a joy to work with.

  13. Review by Dan C.
    by Dan C.

    Second time around for me, and again, great results! It is a pleasure working with Ryan. The finished tracks are fresh, creative, expressive, and fit just right in my mix.

  14. Review by Dan C.
    by Dan C.

    I had a great feeling after getting my tracks back from Ryan. They were just the right guitar parts to bring my song alive. I didn't have to give much direction, and he just got it. Quick turnaround as well. I'm very pleased!

  15. Review by Alick
    by Alick

    Super efficient in a very short time, he knows and understand what his client is asking.
    Everything felt so easy and simple 👍🏽

  16. Review by Daniel A.

    I absolutely love working with Ryan!

  17. Review by Taylor Franklyn

    Ryan Absolutely killed it! Awesome guitar work, highly recommended.

  18. Review by Zefan G.

    Ryan is an amazing professional guitarist, fast response and get things done fast!

  19. Review by adam
    by adam

    Ryan played some great sounding guitars with a really quick turn-around. 5 stars!

  20. Review by David G.

    Great job by a true professional guitarist.

Interview with Ryan Casey

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I recently recorded all the guitars for Netflix's hit show "Tiger King" the greatest hits album.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I am currently working on my private teaching studio and working as much as I can as a session musician.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Arianna Hume - female demo vocalist

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Specifically for recordings guitars I would have to go with Analog. There is just a warmness and a response that you get that I think is really hard to replicate digitally.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: My promise is that I will not end our proposal until they are 100% satisfied.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: They most commonly ask me what equipment I use which is easy to answer because I will just send them my equipment list.

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: The biggest misconception about what I do as a musician is that I want to be famous one day or success will only be if I'm famous.

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: Be as specific as you can with the direction you want the provider to go in. Provide reference tracks and or examples. It will save a lot of time in the process.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: I would take my American Strat, my Supro amp, my pedal board, my computer and a midi keyboard.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I've been working as a freelance musician full-time in Nashville for 2 years.

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: I would love to work with John P Kee. I love Gospel music and he is one of my ultimate favorite gospel artists.

  23. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  24. A: I often time add a super fast tape delay to my guitars to just give them a bit of a wider feel.

  25. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  26. A: I love to work on all type of music but mainly I've been working on funk, R&B, gospel, and jazz.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: I think my strongest skill is being able to interpret the vision a client has.

  29. Q: What's your typical work process?

  30. A: I usually listen through the song and chart it out so I can see and understand the form. I upload the guide track in logic and fix it to the grid and add in arrangement markers. I then make sure I fully understand the client's directions and ideas and record until I feel like they have come to life. Once I'm happy with it, I edit the tracks where necessary and send a bounced version to the client for consideration.

  31. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  32. A: The most common type of work for me is in the funk, R&B range. I love playing over beats and adding my own flavor to enhance the vision and direction of the songwriter/producer.

  33. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  34. A: I love the collaboration with other people, I love taking an idea and creating something meaning full and something that will bring happiness to others.

  35. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  36. A: What is the message of the song? What is the vibe you are going for, and what artist/records inspired you for this project? What is the purpose for this project?

  37. Q: How would you describe your style?

  38. A: I would describe my style as soulful, well informed, groovy, and jazzy with a bit of boldness.

  39. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  40. A: I aim to serve the song and to serve the client. First and foremost I bring the best parts I can bring for the song and for the project. I also bring a wealth of experience and styles to any project or track. Because of my versatile back-round I can add new and creative ways to help bring your track to life. I have an eclectic voice and when given creative leniency I can really make my work shine and standout.

  41. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  42. A: I am currently running Logic Pro X on my Apple Mac 2017. I play through a Supro Coronado and use many pedals to create the sound I am going for. I use pedals from Strymon, JHS, Exoitc, Boss and many boutique companies. I am using a Scarlet 6i6 interface and I mic my acoustic guitar with an AKG Perception 220. I use many guitar including a Reverend Telecaster, Fender Stratocaster, Les Paul, Martin OMC-1E, Fender Baritone, Fender Bass, and a Joe Pass Series Archtop guitar

  43. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  44. A: I am really inspired by a lot of Nashville session guitar players including Guthrie Trapp, Jack Pearson, Derek Wells, and Tom Buckovak.

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Terms Of Service

My typical turnaround time is 1-3 days. I offer one free revision and then 25% of the total project after.

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Gear Highlights
  • UAD Apollo Twin
  • Kemper Amplifiers
  • Yamaha FG-300 Martin OMC-1E
  • Alvarez Nylon
  • Supro Coronado
  • UAD Ox Box
  • Strymon
  • Logic Pro X
  • Scarlett 6i6
  • Native Instruments
  • Overload Plugins
  • Guitar Rig 5
  • AKG
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