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.
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.
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
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!
Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.
29 Reviews - 6 Repeat ClientsEndorse Ryan Waczek
I've used Ryan's composing skills for a couple of projects now, and he always delivers a great product on time. Highly recommend.
Ryan did an excellent job with my song and really went the extra mile to help me make it all I wanted it to be. Will definitely be working with him in the future, and it’s also a bonus getting to accomplish a music goal with such a genuinely nice person. Thanks Ryan!!!
Such a great experience working with Ryan! He is incredibly efficient, and he made sure I was 100% happy with how my song came out! He really listened to my vision that described how I wanted my song to sound, and he nailed it! Spot on! I highly recommend him!
Thanks for bringing my song to life Ryan!
Ryan is talented, knowledgeable and excellent to work with! Looking forward to making more songs soon!
Ryan is a talented producer and super easy to work with! He is enthusiastic, professional and goes the extra mile so that you love your song. Thanks Ryan!
Ryan did a fantastic job on getting my song ready for release. The overall sound is awesome. I found him easy to work with and responsive to making changes when necessary. I will definitely use him again.
Ryan was a big help with my project. Great production work and attention to detail. Fast and professional. I'm going to work with him again soon.
Ryan is professional, responds quickly, and delivers excellence in all he does. Ryan’s ability to work with artists and tune their songs to their needs while meeting industry standard is bar none. Highly recommend.
Ryan really came through and delivered. He takes his work very seriously and was a huge help. I'm definitely working with him again soon.
Ryan did a great job with my song. Very professional and great quality. Thank you again Ryan
Great job! super responsive and quick to make changes
Another great project with Ryan. Very professional and responsive. He really cares about the work and takes extra time to get things right. I look forward to working with him again.
Ryan is a great guy. Professional and does an excellent job!
My first day working with Ryan was exactly what I hoped for. All expectations were met, and then some. From the start, I felt very relaxed and confident that my needs will be met. Ryan does a great job getting to know his clients and figuring out what visions they have for their projects. Very clean/ comfortable environment with high end impressive gear. I’m looking forward to the next 2 days working with Ryan. He has many specialties up his sleeves and song writing is a natural talent!
Excellent work! Fast and Professional!
Awesome final cut, really crispy guitar, creative production choices, and fat sub
Another great job from Ryan. He really comes through. Fast high quality work and great communication. I'm going to work with him again soon.
Ryan really understood my vision for my song! He made sure that we worked together, and that is something that other music producers have not done for me. Working with him made the whole production process so easy. I find myself having fun whenever I work with him, and if you are looking for a great experience with a great final product, Ryan is definitely the right person for you!
Ryan did it again. Really on point with his production and studio work. Very professional and thorough. He's also an incredibly skilled vocal producer and really helped guide the singer through a high level vocal performance.
Ryan killed it again. This guy really knows what he's doing. Very thorough, fast, professional and effective. Highly recommended.
Ryan is the most dedicated music producer I have ever worked with! The quality of his work exceeds my expectations every time. His service is amazing, and he really brings my songs to life. He is very efficient and wonderful to work with all the way around!
Ryan is an amazing producer. Very professional and talented. Highly recommended.
Ryan was absolutely incredible and honestly one of the best people I have worked with in this industry yet. He is so talented and knowledgeable about his craft. He is patient and truly cares about your project. He also made me feel so comfortable and was very encouraging through out the process. I would HIGHLY recommend to everyone.
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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.
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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.
I got to know Ryan first as a friend more than 12+ years ago and I recently had the privilege of working with him on a very personal single song project. Working with him was hands down one of the best decisions I could've made and we had a blast every minute of the process. He is a true professional, has a natural gift to change gears when it's needed and the only negative I can say is that I was disappointed we weren't able to work on more than one song, would definitely love to team up again in the future. Thanks for everything my friend, you rock!!!
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.
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. =]
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
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do music producing, write catchy vocal melodies, mix, and master.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
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.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Pop, Electronic, Singer-songwriter, and Electro-pop, genres.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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 :)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is definitely a combination of top-40 pop, mixed with singer-songwriter, and retro-indie sounds.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been recording and producing since 2009 and went to music school and got my BA in music performance.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
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.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
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.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
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.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
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!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am familiar with Pro Tools, Logic, and Ableton Live. I run my sessions on a fully-upgraded iMac Pro and use a combination of plugins and outboard gear to achieve my ideal sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually take a demo recording or voice memo and start producing on top of your original idea.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I usually ask all my new clients to explain their bigger vision beyond their song so that I know what their long-term goals are and I can help them work towards those goals sonically.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love that I get to meet new people and work with talented artists that inspire my creativity as well!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to always work with you to find your sound and your vibe for your tracks. It's your music and I want to make sure that you shine through everything I work on.