7 years of professional industry experience in all aspects of Audio. I hold an audio degree from Los Angeles film school. All around nice guy and very easy going. I love audio mixing, concerts, motorcycles, and deep sea fishing.

Seven years of industry experience in recording, mixing, editing, vocal tuning, live sound ect. I currently own two recording studios in Southern California. I have been mixing concerts for 7 years. Contact me for a rate quote, and lets make your next project a gem. Cheers!

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My credits include

Gear highlights

  • ICON D-Command
  • Chandler EQ's
  • Empirical Labs EQ's
  • Neve Consoles
  • Universal Audio Compressors
  • Avalon Mic Pre's
  • Joe Meek

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

My work comes with a full satisfaction guarantee. If you are not happy, I do not want your money.

Reviews of Ryan Merida

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Hey my Name is Beyonce what must I say about Ryan.hmmm. nothing less then Amazing he mastered my Single called "Love On Top" thank you Ryan.and to everyone if you want to perform at your best contact Mr. Ryan. The Best Producer in Life!!

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    My Name is Jason I am a Recording Artist by the name of High Degree, I have done a complete Album with Ryan and Im working on another one with him as well.I have to say Ryan is the Best in the music Industry,his skill level is far greater then most. He is a wizard as a producer hands down his sound quality is past Excellent.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    My Name is Jason I am a Recording Artist by the name of High Degree, I have done a complete Album with Ryan and Im working on another one with him as well.I have to say Ryan is the Best in the music Industry his skill live is far great then most he is a wizard as a producer hands done is sound quality is past Excellent.

  • Default-avataralmost 4 years agoby

    Ryan is intuitive and know how to handle delicate situations in the Recording Studio Atmosphere. I recommend his work because he always meets or exceeds the clients expectation. It's always a pleasure doing business with you..

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Interview with Ryan Merida

Analog or digital and why?
Both, because both tools when used properly can create a big well toned sound.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been working with audio equipment since I was 14 years old. I have been making a full time living mixing music since I was 18 years old. From concerts to studio I never stop mixing sound.
How would you describe your style?
Very aggressive mix style, I can hear in my head the way I think this song should sound if it was on the radio and I work the sound board to achieve the goal in my head.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't constantly add more, decide what you want to achieve and know when you have achieved that. Its best to keep it simple and stop adding when the song is as it should be.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Mostly american pop but I also do a lot of reggael hip hop, rock, and latin jazz.
What's your strongest skill?
Vocal harmony mixing, comping, tuning. And guitar mixing, I love to give guitar tracks very fat and warm tone.
What do you bring to a song?
Most of my clients become regulars for one reason. Crystal clear, and very "in your face" mix. I make the vocal shine and instrumentation warm and smooth.
What's your typical work process?
First I listen. Then I ask the artist/writer/producer what is emotional context of the song. If its dark or upbeat that makes a difference in the way i approach the mix process.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have two setups, my analog setup uses a Yamaha 2404 analog mixer from the 80's for a nice fat tone. I also use some universal audio outboard stuff to achieve the polished sound im looking for for whatever im working on that day. My second setup is all in the box with a Digidesign 002 mixer/interface and I use that with Pro Tools and all my wonderful Waves plug-ins.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Singer songwriters of every genre inspire me because they are the heart and soul of music itself.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I mix an average of 3 live music concerts per week. The second most common situation I deal with is clients from all over the world sending me songs via dropbox, box, dropkloud, or any file hosting site for me to mix and/or master. When my work is complete I send the finishished product back. I also occasionally do post production mixing for short film and documentaries.