Ryan Kelly

Recording, Edit & Mix Engineer

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Ryan Kelly on SoundBetter

If you're looking for someone who'll take the time to understand your music and how you envision it sounding, send a message! I hate working on things I don't like, so I won't waste either of our time if it's not a good match.

I moved to New York City in 2007 to work at the renowned Legacy Recording Studios in Manhattan. After a few years working my way up and assisting some fantastic engineers & producers there I went freelance in 2011. I've since opened a private, tuned mixing room designed by Frank Comentale and equipped with Pro Tools HDx system. In addition to mixing, I'm proud to be a partner at Garden Sound Studio in Hoboken NJ. This is a full service recording studio with a large live room and a vintage Neotek analog mixing console handling everything from vocal overdubs to live band tracking.

I offer remote and attended mixing sessions, editing and recording services. I've traveled Europe, South America and the United States recording bands and even further abroad mixing and recording live concerts. I've worked with bands across a wide variety of musical genres, from producing NY metal bands such as IKILLYA to mixing salsa albums with groups like Casa de Alabanza there aren't many instruments or styles that I haven't worked on and I love finding elements of various ones that work well in different settings (my metal vocal production is heavily influenced from the pop sessions I've worked on as one example).

My experience working with live performances has given me a great understanding of preparing sessions and audio tracks for live playback and synchronized playback rigs.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

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  • Celtic Thunder
  • San Francisco Girls Chorus
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  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
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  • Allison Williams
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  • Jeremy Denk
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  • Chris Brown
  • Jamaaladeen Tacuma
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5 Reviews

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  1. Review by Dylan Wissing
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    Great session with Ryan - excellent production and engineering, very clear direction. Welcome to SoundBetter!

  2. Review by Brian
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    I have been extremely fortunate to work with Ryan on a wide variety of projects
    -- pop, rock, metal, orchestral, ambient (to only name a few) -- both live and in the studio. His attentiveness, expertise, and overall demeanor is unrivaled in this industry. Ryan is my first call for any engineering, mixing, editing, and/or live sound projects and is the person I refer my music colleagues to most.
    Absurdly fast turnaround (without being sloppy), takes notes well (without being a pushover -- offering well-thought critiques), and the hardest worker I know. Can't recommend enough.

  3. Review by Paul L Muller
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    Ryan mixed multiple songs for us. Not only did he provide suggestions for techniques that would improve the quality of the songs, he exhibited creativity and flexibility above and beyond what I expected for a small, independent band. He has a keen ear for music and delivers outstanding results - and he's a friendly, nice guy too! Highly recommend Ryan for your engineering, production, and mixing needs.

  4. Review by Jason Lekberg
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    I first started working with Ryan nearly 15 years ago. He's not only a skilled engineer and producer, but he's also a trusted partner in the creative process. His calm personality is highly effective in helping to focus and lower the stress of the process of recording on a budget. Even in the face of unprofessional environments I've never seen him be anything less than professional. I know that I can always trust him with my budget and timeline. I look forward to making many more albums with him in the future.

  5. Review by Sam Roon
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    Hands down one of the best producers, engineers and mixing people I've worked with. Ryan is able to get an amazing performance out of people in the studio, and he has an ear for details that make your music better. I highly recommend him here and to anyone who asks who they should work with.

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Terms Of Service

Mixes can either be live streamed or will include at least two revisions along with Instrumental and Acapella stems. Vocal Comping, Tuning and Drum Editing usually has a 24 hour turnaround.

GenresSounds Like
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Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools HDx
  • D-Command
  • Rupert Neve Designs Master Buss Processor
  • EVE SC307 Monitors
  • Avid Conversion
  • Elektron Analog Heat
  • Eventide H9's
  • Acme Tube Spring Reverb
  • Avid D-Command
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SoundBetter Deal

25% off for these Covid-19 Days. Happy to work out project rates for multiple songs