My name is Jayvon Rymer, I am a freelance sound designer and sound editor in Los Angeles, CA. I do a lot of work on short films, animations and game audio. I'm always looking to work with new people and on interesting projects! Check me work out: https://www.jayvonrymer.com

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Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I was able to do temp sound design on a full feature length animation from Toei Animation in Japan called "Space Pirate Captain Harlock". It was an amazing experience, I learned a lot about the process of projects of that magnitude and working within a team setting.
What are you working on at the moment?
1 Short Animation Film, and 1 Beat 'em up Video Game
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Nope
Analog or digital and why?
Digital, gives me more room to destroy things (plus I love analog but, its way to expensive for me at the moment)
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
We'll make your project just the way you want it.
What do you like most about your job?
Theres always something to learn and discover. Its alot of fun figuring things out
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
"Can you do the music as well?" and I tend to always respond with a yes.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That every sound designer is also an equally talented composer :P
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is your vision for the project? Where do you want it to go?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Please feel free to hit me up at jsoundsaudio@gmail.com if you have any question!
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Assuming the island had power to keep this stuff going, Laptop (PT 10 & Logic), Zoom H5, Rode NTG 2, LPK24, and Beyerdynamics DT770.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Initially started doing music production (mainly doing tracks and beats for friends) and turned that into a profession in 2008. In 2010 I focused more on sound design work.
How would you describe your style?
If the current american EDM style and J-pop music had a baby, that would be my style
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I like working with a friend and Taiwanese Artist Sophie Chen, because shes always thinking outside the box and we always end up making cool stuff that I wouldn't normally make on my own.
Can you share one music production tip?
Listen to music that is being played everywhere. It's popular for a reason.
What type of music do you usually work on?
EDM and Pop
What's your strongest skill?
Sound Design
What do you bring to a song?
My own person style and sonic signature which stems from the type of music I like and listen to.
What's your typical work process?
Get to know the client, find out what they want from my side of the project. Do up a couple drafts, and let them decide which route we'll take and from there polish and perfect until client is satisfied/we run out of time.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Pro Tools 10, Peak Pro 6, Logic Pro 9, Zoom H5, MXL 990 Microphone, Mbox Pro 3 Audio Interface,
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Diplo, Porter Robinson, Zedd, Skrillex, Will-I-Am, Timbaland
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Sound Design and Sound Editing for animations, short films and video games