Ryan Maier

Recording & Mixing Engineer

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Freelance engineer in the greater Chicago area

Hi, I'm Ryan. I'm a recording & mix engineer based in Chicago, IL. I am a freelancer, which allows me to work with a wide variety of artists and musicians from MPLS, MN to Nashville, TN. I've been privileged to work with some of the most talented musicians in the business and I don't take that for granted.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Ryan Maier
  • Jonathan Butler
  • Temple Veil
  • Whale and the Wolf
  • Whale and the Wolf
  • Whale and the Wolf

1 Reviews

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  1. Review by Jeff Boone / The Cavalier Crooks
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    Ryan has mixed several projects for us. Here's why we keep going back to him -
    1) Client focused. He's concerned about the project sounding the way we want it to.
    2) Good communicator. Keeps us in the loop.
    3) More than once we have approved a mix, only to have him tweak a couple of things he was unhappy with, resulting in improvements.

Interview with Ryan Maier

  1. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  2. A: I want to help you get your song/project to a point where you love it.

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

  4. A: Don't "fix it" in the mix. Get it recorded/performed right the first time. Before you record, practice.

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

  6. A: When mixing a song I've never heard before I get to have a third person perspective that can be beneficial to the project. A fresh set of ears can do wonders for a song.

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

  8. A: Luke Buishas, Brandon Ray, and Ryan Michael Tant

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Both. Digital for the quick recall and analog for the sound.

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

  12. A: I get work with a wide variety of people and get to mix different genres of song.

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

  14. A: Be clear about what you want and what your end goal is. Also, send a reference mix.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: I think I mix songs pretty organically and natural sounding.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: I use Pro Tools to mix. That gets sent out to an analog summer with various analog gear, then that gets printed back into Pro Tools.

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

  20. A: Mixing

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Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio plugins
  • Waves
  • Lindell Audio 7x-500 compressor & PEX-500 EQs
  • Great River
  • Alta Moda
  • Inward Connections Vogad compressors
  • Focal Trio6b monitors
  • SPL MixDream
  • Crane Song Avocet
  • IGS S-Type
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