Dylan Ray

Mixing/Tracking/Collaboration

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100% Made in the USA Tracking, Mixing, Production, Collaboration, and Head Nodding to the beat.

Hi. I love this stuff. I love making sounds with other people, I love taking your sounds and gluing them together, I love adding sounds that I have in my back pocket when needed, and I love collaborating with people and making something better together than we could independently.

I work to serve the song, so I stay flexible and use both my taste and communication with the client to determine whether that means anything between a super clean production and leaving some grit in. I love the idiosyncrasies that we all have as musicians and try to leave them in if possible - I’m trying to explore your personal sonic signature, not put you through an assembly line with amp simulators and drum samples.

A mix isn’t finished until my head is bobbing and its stuck in my head when I go home at night. Lets make it bob!

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Brady Johnston
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    by Brady Johnston

    I had the pleasure of working with Dylan on a few occasions. He is an incredibly organized, meticulous, and collaborative dude. He has an impressive breadth of skills both in the technical and intuitive side of the recording process. He has an incredible ear for song structures/musical ideas and an amazing work ethic to get them laid out. I cannot recommend him enough for your next project.

  2. Review by James Poynter
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    by James Poynter

    Working with this man was hands down one of the best studio experiences I’ve have had in years. His work flow was complimentary to my own which made the whole process that much easier and enjoyable.

  3. Review by Jimmy Alexander
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    by Jimmy Alexander

    Easily one of the best engineers I've worked with. Dylan is extremely knowledgeable about his craft and knows how to unlock a sound you didn't know you needed. His quality is unmatched. And his production is only surpassed by his personality. He was able to turn the recording process, which is normally a stressful time for any group, into an enjoyable and growing experience for myself and my bandmates. I would not entrust anyone else with the music I've written. He was able to elevate our sound to another level. Highly recommend for anyone looking to create something special.

  4. Review by Austin Pflum
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    by Austin Pflum

    Dylan provided guidance during our album recording process that not only dramatically improved the quality of the album, but helped us grow as musicians as well. Our output wouldn't be nearly as good, or nearly as professional without his expertise. He's also very personable and capable of delivering honest feedback in a constructive way, which is a skill that all great producers must have. Highly recommend for anyone looking to create a professional project, and grow as a musician.

Interview with Dylan Ray

  1. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  2. A: Those moments when one person has a rough idea, another person expands upon it, I expand upon it further, and in the end when you push the fader up on it all eyebrows go up and heads nod in agreement. I like to make a good audio Goulash with people.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: Guiding people through decisions. Helping you find exactly what it is that you don't like about something and how to change it/what to change it to.

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

  6. A: High standards and room for exploration.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: Sony MXP-3036, Apogee Symphony MKII, Pro Tools HD 11, PMC TB-2s, a bunch of great guitars and amps.

  9. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  10. A: Jerry Finn, the Lord Alges, Brian McTernan, Eric Valentine, whoever did the last 2 Mac Miller albums

  11. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  12. A: Were you at least thinking fondly of a metronome while recording?

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

  14. A: There is parity at a certain level of production, so work with someone who isn't a dickhead.

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

  16. A: My AC30, an MD421, a coffee maker, an SSL 4000 series, and a tuner.

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

  18. A: Practice to a click track

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

  20. A: Tracking, Mixing, and Producing for people that want to be a part of the process.

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GenresSounds Like
  • New Found Glory
  • Senses Fail
  • Jimmy Eat World
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools HD 11
  • Apogee Symphony MKII
  • PMC Monitors
  • Those Good .5mm Pencils
  • Yamaha NS-10s
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