I treat mixing like an art form. My purpose is to get the maximum amount of emotion to come forth from your song. I can elevate mediocre tracks. Tracking IS important, but if you're tracking is less than ideal; I can get it to sound as good as it possibly can. I specialize in Indie, Pop, Alternative, Singer/Songwriter and Rock but can do all genres
I am an artist first who has learned how to mix, engineer, and produce gradually over the years. I have been mixing, producing, and engineering and releasing my own music for the last several years under the artist name "Trenton." I have had several songs appear on ABC, MTV, and UPtv network series; and have write-up's on several well known music blogs such as Atwood Magazine, The 405, Pop Dust, and many more.
I understand that a lot of songs these days are recorded by artists, in their bedrooms. I will treat your song and mix like a major budget project and bring the maximum amount of emotion to your song. I can ensure a vast improvement from the original ref mix that you send me.
I can also add very tasteful tenor male BGV's to your recording if you need it.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
4 ReviewsEndorse Ryan Courtney
I asked Ryan to mix a song for me that I had been trying to get right for weeks. He came back with a mix in one day that was exactly what the song needed. Ryan brought out energy in the song I didn't know was there. I highly recommend Ryan to any artist regardless of genre. He's go great ears and even better taste.
Ryan and I go back a few years and have worked together in different capacities. I’ve played drums for him and we also recently wrote/produced a song together! He is an extremely talented writer, programmer and mixer and has a great ear! He’s a joy to work with and is able to take musical ideas and creativity to the next level.
Ryan and I have co-written and worked on production together. Whether there’s a lot of layers to the session or it’s a a few instruments, Ryan knows how to make the mix come alive! The best part about Ryan is he is passionate about his work, AND he sets his ego aside to make something great for YOU. That makes the best kind of mix engineer.
First off, Ryan is an incredible dude. No joke! As far as music goes, his work ethic and talent is off the charts. He’s got great intuition and instincts behind many instruments as well as the console. His mixes are clear and full of life. He’s creative and can really take a song to the next level. Definitely give him a call! I always love working with him.
Interview with Ryan Courtney
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To give it my 100%. It's hard for me to not get emotionally invested once I start working on mixing a good song.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your vision for your music?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure it's a good song with a good vocal performance. A good song that's poorly tracked, is still better than a bad song perfectly recorded with the best gear.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm an artist first. I've been in and out of studios and worked with numerous producers my whole life.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Alt-Pop, Indie-pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Soul, Dynamics (if called for), Emotion.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a secret.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Brian eno, Michael Brauer
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I bring life to their songs.