Ryan Waczek

Producer, Engineer, Vocalist

5 Reviews
Ryan Waczek on SoundBetter

I can make a full production from just a bare-bones song that you have. I am a multi-instrumentalist: singer, guitarist, drummer, with a degree in music. I know popular music inside and out. Take a listen to my samples, each one began as just a voice memo. I turn your ideas into radio-ready hits.

Latest News:

Artur Nelson's new single "Nobody Else" is on Spotify's Fresh Finds Playlist and has over 122,000 streams. Check it out and support this song I worked on!

Daniel Jay Woods' new single "Just Let Go" is on Spotify's Discover Weekly and has over 70,000 streams!

Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs (Film) is now airing on PBS. Check it out and support my original soundtrack.

About Me:

I work with major labels, established artists, all the way to brand new independent artists. As a producer, songwriter, and artist manager, I am known within the music industry for working with my artists beyond their music and strategizing their music release plan, artist brand & image, as well as marketing tactics:

"Ryan understands the latest cutting-edge technology and marketing techniques to run a successful music business."

- Steve Leslie (Grammy Award-Winning Songwriter) Nashville, TN

My Process:

I usually, artists record a demo of them playing/singing on their laptop or cell phone voice memo (w/ a click track). Then I build the production around your voice and playing!

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

5 Reviews

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  1. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Ryan is such a pleasure to work with. He's a very talented artist with clear ideas. Also a fantastic singer! I love the song we did together and hope we can work again soon.

  2. Review by Killian Cruiser
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    Ryan is amazing to work with! Excellent songwriter and vocalist! Gave me the time and freedom to create something epic that i am really proud of!! Also seems like a super nice person! Cannot wait for the final vocals! 5+++ stars all around.

  3. Review by Hank Ferendo

    Recorded a couple tracks with Ryan while I was in California and my expectations were far exceeded. He has a great vibe and does a good job of making you feel comfortable. The mood I wanted to deliver with the songs was recognized and I cant wait to travel back out and make more music.

  4. Review by Will Akana

    Ryan is simply MAGIC. He's super talented, creative, and easy going. I took my song to him and he turned a bedroom idea in a full-fledged piece that I shared with anyone who would listen. It was my first song produced, ever--and I'm so proud of it! Truly, it was a privilege to work with such a dedicated master in his craft. Thank you so much Ryan. =]

  5. Review by Daniel W.

    Ryan is incredible to work with. Since he's an artist himself, he understands the language of people who aren't as production savvy(myself included), which makes him a great communicator. I love the projects we worked on together and I highly recommend his services!

Interview with Ryan Waczek

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

  2. A: I'm working on an Original Soundtrack for a feature film, an Electro-Pop song for a talented female artist, as well as my own original songs.

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

  4. A: I've become great pals with Killian Cruiser and Arthur Pingrey who are excellent providers on SoundBetter. Check them out and send some love!

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: I can safely say that I have my feet planted firmly in both camps :) With my RND MBP, LA2A, 1176, and Pultec outboard pieces that I absolutely love, I truly believe that there are sounds that can only be satisfied with analog gear. But at the same time, if you are creative, you can achieve 99% of the same results. At the end of the day does it matter? Nope! I believe that the song is what matters most.

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

  8. A: My advice is to ask questions, do your own research (I always google peoples names) and be absolutely sure that the producer you pick on SoundBetter will be a perfect match for your songs and music career.

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

  10. A: A lot of people call themselves mastering engineers...but I don't throw that term around loosely. I don't think I'd be able to qualify if I didn't have my RND Portico II Master Buss Processor, my IGS Pultech Stereo EQ, Focal Solo6 Be studio monitors, Antelope Orion 32 converters, and my Dangerous D-Box monitoring system. These pieces of gear I absolutely trust to bring me the best results possible for my music production and mastering clients.

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

  12. A: I've been recording and producing since 2009 and went to music school and got my BA in music performance.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: My style is definitely a combination of top-40 pop, mixed with singer-songwriter, and retro-indie sounds.

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

  16. A: I would love to work with either Ed Sheeran or Dean Lewis. The way they tell stories in their songwriting is so effortless and is something I'm constantly trying to perfect with my lyric writing.

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

  18. A: It's not about the gear you have, or how well you play. Just look at Charlie Puth for example. He doesn't know how to play guitar but in his song "Attention," he still wrote that killer guitar intro (and recorded it one note at a time on his iPhone!!!). Don't let any restrictions get in the way of your creativity! I'm here to help you with that :)

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

  20. A: I usually work on Pop, Electronic, Singer-songwriter, and Electro-pop, genres.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Keeping up on the cutting-edge of new music releases and today's hits is my secret weapon. My strength is knowing what sounds will make a song sound modern and compete with today's greatest artists so that you can sound competitive in today's industry.

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

  24. A: I perform live music every single week, am a vocalist, guitarist, and drummer, and produce a wide range of music from movie soundtracks, to electro-pop hits. The most valuable thing I bring to a song is a complete understanding of today's music and the skills to completely produce a finished product from beginning to end.

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

  26. A: I do music producing, write catchy vocal melodies, mix, and master.

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Terms Of Service

Work needs to be properly credited (no work for hire agreements). Deposits are non-refundable. 5-10 revisions on a track depending on the scope of work. Turn around time varies per project.

GenresSounds Like
  • Dean Lewis
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • James TW
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • Logic Pro X
  • Ableton Live
  • Neve Master Bus Processor
  • Neve 1073
  • Neumann
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I am currently available as a mentor for songwriters, artists, and producers. Limited availability, contact for details.