Ryan Svendsen

Grammy Nominated Trumpet/Horns

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86 Reviews (83 Verified)
Ryan Svendsen on SoundBetter

Fast, Easy, Communicative. I layer myself w/ harmonies & mutes to build a full section. I can improv or you tell me what you want! Lets collab! Grammy Nominated Trumpet/Flugelhorn artist. Recorded for artists such as Shawn Mendes, Jon Bellion, Christina Aguilera, and more. I love creating horn lines that will suit your track. Socials: @Musicbefore

I am flexible and easy to work with! Heres how it works: send me the track you want horns on. I will send you back files with horns I recorded on it. If you have specific ideas, melodies, hooks, you can record them or play them, and I will translate them to horns. If not, I will create them on my own and layer them so you have plenty of options to choose from! I will work until you are happy with the horns for your track!!!

I DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR LAYERS. I am happy to do them for the overall quote price so if you want something to sound fuller, just ask! :)

I also play flugelhorn. I treat every track like it is my own- with love and care, and I look forward to working with you. I want you to win! Also love to support your track and post about it when you release it. I pride myself on being delicate with your music- I am not your typical loud trumpet player- I truly enjoy playing with the delicacy of a violin section mindset with my layering but if you want me to bring the energy... I will bring it.

Want to hear every song released I have played trumpet on? Check out my horn playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/76xhH7m1vilW1zwZCfEUCh?si=5rjZgvgzQEaSSlk5YNXBpw

Check out my reviews below and see why I am the TOP TRUMPET PROVIDER ON SOUNDBETTER! I aim to please and will bring the horns!!!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

86 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Rob S.
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    Good player-- time was a little loose and there was clipping in certain places in the recording, but tone and intonation were impeccable.

  2. Review by Kevin P.
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    Ryan is the best! Hire him for your project you will not be disappointed!

  3. Review by AJ Smith
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    Ryan was awesome - delivered on a short turnaround and with awesome parts!

  4. Review by Xavier S.
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    Ryan is a horns magician. What a great guy to work it! So easy to communicate with and he did the recording so fast. Looking forward to work with him again!

  5. Review by Christian L.
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    Ryan is brilliant. He put the magic touch that i was looking for my song. He also send me a lot of options . This guy is a real pro. 100% recommended

  6. Review by Emily J.
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    Ryan knew exactly what I was looking for and was a pleasure to work with! Would definitely love to work with Ryan again :)

  7. Review by Joel B.
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    Ryan is THE BEST. One of the most genuine, lovely guys I've met in the industry - and also so professional, so talented, so creative... and lightning quick!! I hope we continue working together because it always brings me joy and Ryan knows what I need before I even need to say anything. Here's to more great music *clinks glass*

  8. Review by Matteo R.
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    Great working with Ryan! Thank you!

  9. Review by Jari S.
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    Wow, what a pro! I approached Ryan with a jazz track that mainly needed mirroring of a guitar melody. Not only did he provide the melody, but he also recorded plenty of other tasteful playing for me to choose from that will lift my track. Truly overdelivering. All this within hours! Excellent communication and very quick turnaround.

    Don´t hesitate to hire Ryan for your next project; highly recommended!

  10. Review by Bailey S.
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    I’ve typically only worked with people I know or am connected with. I somehow believed the fallacy that only people I know can understand the heart and soul behind my music. It turns out I couldn’t have been more wrong. Ryan made the perfection additions to my track with his brass. He just gets it! I cannot stress enough that Ryan is as good as it gets, and I trust that he will be the perfect match for your artistic vision, whatever that may be.

  11. Review by Oh, J.
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    I had a vague idea of a horn part for a tune and Ryan turned it into a real-life part horn section. Couldn’t be happier. Quick, easy communication, and only needed one take!!

  12. Review by Conor S.
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    Ryan was super quick to reply, very helpful, professional, and easy to work with.

  13. Review by Lennon H.
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    Absolute legend. The highest degree of professionalism. Will be back for more very soon.

    Thank you Ryan

  14. Review by Kevin Perjurer
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    Another home run with Ryan! He continues to impress. Don't pass up the opportunity to have him on your project.

  15. Review by Thomas I.
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    In only a matter of hours, Ryan listened to what I want, delivered it and went above and beyond for me.

    This is exactly the type of person you want to work with!!

    An incredible talent and industry professional.

    Will definitely work with again again!

  16. Review by adam
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    Wow! Ryan knocked this song out of the park with his playing. He really brought the track to life. A 5 star experience. Total pro with great communication and really quick turn around. Excited to work with him on future jobs!!!

  17. Review by Greg W.
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    Ryan gave me more than I asked for. It was more than just a session. He is a great collaborator. Very fast turnaround and very well played.

  18. Review by Riley B.
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    Professional, wickedly fast turn around time, and great sound. Definitely recommend!

  19. Review by Kevin P.
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    Ryan was the first person I hired on SoundBetter, and he completely blew me away. Fast, efficient, communicative, flexible. He's the real deal, and I can't wait to work with him again.

  20. Review by Labronn C.
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    Ryan amazed me in more ways than just his awesome performance. The turnaround time was phenomenal, and not only does he get it done quickly, but he also gets it done efficiently. I recommend working with Ryan for your trumpet needs.

  21. Review by Julie L.
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    Excellent to work with, really quick turnaround and great job - would highly recommend!

  22. Review by Lorenzo V.
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    Always an immense pleasure to work with Ryan. I sent in two songs and the touch of him added infinite colors to the song, with a truly unique interpretative intelligence. His horns tooks the song to the next level and his creativity is wonderful. A wonderful artist.

  23. Review by Christian
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    Good work, nice improvisation and Ryan delivered his files within 24 hours.

  24. Review by billypeake
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    Once again, Ryan was awesome to work with. He put a full horn arrangement together to lift a fuzzy rock song up. He is so full and easy to work with. His playing has a ton of character and really lifts the song. He turned around this most project in < 2 hours. WHAT?!

  25. Review by billypeake
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    Ryan is a genius and a sweetheart. I have goosebumps from what he recorded for me. Now I have to figure out how to record vocals that match his wizardry, which will be a daunting task. Thank you, Ryan!

  26. Review by Artist With Side Effects
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    Ryan's a great improviser! My only direction to him was to have fun, and boy, did he! Great guy, mad skills on trumpets, precise arrangements and an absolute pleasure to work with! Highly recommend him :)
    Thanks,
    Kushal :)

  27. Review by Lorenzo V.
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    Ryan is an amazing musician. He recorded some wonderful trumpets on the same day, the sound is gorgeous and his creativity and interpretation of the song impressed me. Simply fantastic!

  28. Review by Alex Mauillon
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    Ryan is very professional and responsive. Amazing recording technique and knowledge of instruments!

  29. Review by Brent
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    Incredibly quick (like within hours, quick) and a ton of creative talent. I really appreciate Ryan's contributions and hope we can work together again!

  30. Review by Yu H.
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    Fast, professional, and really creative! We made it on the very first try, no revisions needed. Loved to work with him!

  31. Review by Alex D.
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    Pro. Incredibly fast. A real pleasure to work with.

  32. Review by Tanner A.
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    Wow! Ryan was so amazing to work with! He nailed it first try. Cant even get over how good my track is sounding after he added incredible layers of horns! 10/10 ill def be working with him again :)

  33. Review by Jon M.
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    Ryan is an incredible trumpet player who played the parts perfectly and also added his own personality and touches in a way that completely complemented the song.
    He was also a great guy to deal with and super professional/quick at getting the stems over, couldn't recommend highly enough! A*

  34. Review by michael s.
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    Excellent arrangements and voicing. Ryan will take your project to the next level!

  35. Review by michael s.
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    Tasteful and well placed arrangement, Well worth your time.

  36. Review by kev
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    Ryan was great to work with...I submitted a track to him and received it back literally in minutes. He came up with great riffs in blazing time. I would recommend him if you need a dedicated professional.

  37. Review by Sigurdur S.
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    I sent Ryan a track and some references to what I was looking for melody and sound wise and he nailed it straight away, understood the vibe 100% and gave me plenty of options to work with. I´m super happy and look forward working with Ryan again.

  38. Review by Mark Siegel
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    Excellent playing and engineering. Ryan's horns are by far some of the best horns I've ever gotten. He has his tones and arrangement concepts dialed in. Will be back for sure.

  39. Review by Rachel C.
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    Super fast turnaround and clear communication! I had a good experience working with Ryan.

  40. Review by Agasthya S.
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    Ryan was quick and delivered a great performance. really elevated my track and I'm looking forward to tapping him for any other horn needs in the future!

  41. Review by walkerdunnvisuals
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    Great trumpet player, and provided artwork which could be animated beautifully

  42. Review by Michael Charles
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    Super dope, quick responses & great work!! Job was done in the same day!! Definitely looking forward to working with Ryan again. Highly recommended!!

  43. Review by Donata Greco
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    Great musician to work with. Really fast in communication and very nice guy!! Highly recommended

  44. Review by Anton K.
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    Ryan over-delivered. Lightning fast performance and brought the song to life. 5/5 and highly recommend working with him!

  45. Review by Taylor Q.
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    All around a pleasure to work with. Made the revisions I requested, and provided excellent recordings. Also a great collaborator who was able to think for himself and provide his own flavor to the project.

  46. Review by walkerdunnvisuals
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    Great communicator and quick to respond

  47. Review by Coskun
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    This guy is super Quick!! I sent the order and he completed it the same day :) Couldn't recommend him more to anyone with a tight schedule. Easy to communicate with and understands what you require.

  48. Review by Ric Y.
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    Really easy to work with, really quick working and nailed it really well. Top job!

  49. Review by Eli F.
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    Unbelievable, Ryan´s horn chorus and trumpet solos are out of this world!!!!

  50. Review by Eli F.
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    Trompeta caliente!!! All the trumpet solos Ryan sent me were on fire!!!

  51. Review by Dawson F.
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    Ryan is great! He is super professional, super open to changes while delivering quickly. My producer and I decided to go in a different direction, but Ryan gave us a ton to work with so hopefully, we can incorporate some of the stuff he gave us:)

  52. Review by Billy S.
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    This was my first time working with Ryan. He was very pleasant to work with, the turnaround was super quick, he went above and beyond with his performance, and his price didn't break the bank. Very well worth it, highly recommended!

  53. Review by Kiat G.
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    Thanks so much Ryan for your patience. Appreciate the good work =))

  54. Review by Jake F.
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    Ryan is absolutely amazing! Great to work with and very friendly. He totally transformed my whole song and did it all same day! He will be my go to trumpet player on all my future projects.

  55. Review by Rikardo W.
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    excellent work and is very quick with final product

  56. Review by Eli F.
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    Ryan is highly talented and creative, awesome horns!

  57. Review by Eli F.
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    Ryan brings the serious funk to the table, he took my song to the next level!!!

  58. Review by Eli F.
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    Ryan is the best horn player I´ve ever worked with. He would sound great on any record, he´s got the talent to do whatever you need done. I am glad to have found him!

  59. Review by Luigi
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    Ryan has done the horns on some awesome pop songs so I was super stoked he wanted to help me out with my track. He is so talented and the work is just great. The trumpets make it sound just like I wanted, really just brightening and bringing that edge to a track. Thank you again Ryan for being so kind and professional. Will work again soon i hope! :)

  60. Review by Theo H.
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    Ryan recorded some horns for the outro of a track. He gave me exactly what I asked for, plus an alternative version of his own that sounded even better than the idea I asked him to record. He was very quick and responsive, I would recommend him to anyone.

  61. Review by Oly
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    Ryan did an amazing job!! He came up with fantastic melodies and the horns sounded incredible. He took a good song and made it great. I will definitely hire again soon!

  62. Review by Chris S.
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    Really quick turnaround, easy to communicate with and would highly recommend!

  63. Review by Samantha N.
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    Ryan is incredibly talented ! He added an incredible touch to my tune and I will for sure work with him again! Highly recommended!

  64. Review by Marcus S.
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    Ryan was great! An incredibly quick turnaround time, and plenty of parts to pick and choose from.
    Quality was fantastic, communication was stellar. Can't wait for the next one!

  65. Review by DeAndre F.
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    What can I say? This guy is fast, professional and sounds great on top of everything. I think the thing that won me over was his willing attitude to get it done the right way! 10 out of 5 stars!

  66. Review by Ruth G.
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    Ryan delivered incredible tracks faster than I could have imagined!!! He really went so far beyond what I expected, five stars I feel isn't enough. I wish I could give Ryan a thousand stars. He is outstanding both technically and creatively. Thank you, Ryan!!!!!

  67. Review by Charlie W.
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    Ryan was awesome! Communicative, quick, and a great trumpet player

  68. Review by Jacob W.
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    Ryan offered on Twitter, a day of laying down trumpet for free on any producer's track. We had previously played a 1-off show in Los Angeles together. he laid down horn on a song of mine and & was completely professional / great to work with remotely. i'll hope to collaborate again with him sometime down the road

  69. Review by Kwun P.
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    It’s always a pleasure to work with Ryan and this is the 2nd time in 2 consecutive months! Ryan has a great sense of melody and always delivers inventive lines and hooks which elevate the track to a new level. Also with a very quick turnaround and excellent communication. Thank you once again Ryan!

  70. Review by Danielle C.
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    Ryan was really easy to work with and got the job done quickly. Such a great musician!

  71. Review by Joshua M.
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    Ryan is an excellent musician. He delivered quality trumpets that worked great for my project.

  72. Review by Carlos Ceroni
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    Ryan is great! One of the bests in the game. Easy to work with, with amazing delivery makes it even better! Don’t think twice on hiring him!

  73. Review by Sam L.
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    Ryan is super responsive, professional, and an awesome musician. I sent him a proposal and he responded within minutes and got me the stems later that day. I was super pleased with his work and would highly recommend him for any trumpetiering!

  74. Review by Markos M
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    This is my second time collaborating with Ryan. After he initially "knocked my socks off" the first time, I once again had the burning desire to work with him again and so I sent him 3 additional songs. There was no need to tell him what what I needed, or what was missing from each song. He just knew... He filled in the missing gaps and added his touch of magic.
    He's a very well rounded musician with a great imagination, and his performance, every time, exceeded my expectations!
    Awesome!!!

  75. Review by Richard S.
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    It was an absolute pleasure to work with Ryan on a trumpet topline for a track. He was quick to respond, and quick to deliver the takes, all of which were recorded and played well. He also offered up some alternative improvised takes, which were fantastic. Thanks so much!

  76. Review by Markos M
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    Ryan is absolutely awesome! He delivered just what the song needed which brought it to the next level. All of his stems were clean and very well played. A very gifted and professional musician who definitely knows his stuff! I can't wait to work with him again! Thank you Ryan!!!

  77. Review by Nhan Nguyen
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    Great sounds. Cheers!

  78. Review by Hamish M.
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    Second time working with Ryan - he did another brilliant job and got it all turned around in an extremely timely manner. Can't recommend him enough!

  79. Review by Marco F.
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    It was pleasure to work with Ryan, very fast and high quality work and creativity.

  80. Review by Kwun P.
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    The tracks that Ryan delivered where phenomenal! A true professional, exercising incredible creativity. He took my song to a whole new level, with parts that I could never have envisioned myself! Ryan was also very accommodating with playing a few parts I had written myself and together with his own inventiveness created a rich tapestry of sound.
    Excellent communication and very speedy delivery too. I would absolutely work with Ryan again and highly recommend him.

  81. Review by Charlie W.
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    ryan was very quick and did a great job at a great price

  82. Review by Elliott Lanam
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    Just used Ryan again and he was fantastic. His understanding of the song and musicality as an artist makes him the perfect horn player. Highly highly recommend to all!!!

  83. Review by ELLIOTT LANAM
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    Ryan is everything you want in a horn player. Great tone, timing, vibe, and he gave me multiple different styles to choose from. Highly recommend Ryan and will be using him again in the future, thanks Ryan!

  84. Review by Hamish M.
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    Brilliant, creative parts with a quick turnaround. Unbelievable!

  85. Review by Patrick H.
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    Very responsive and easy to work with. Horns sound great - I'd highly recommend Ryan if you need melodic, tight and professional horn parts.

  86. Review by Alex F.
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    Gran trabajo, toda la disposición para que te quede como tú quieres, creativo y sin limitaciones para hacer lo mejor. Además de eso es rápido le escribes, pagas y el mismo día tienes los tracks.

    Great work, he has all the disposition so that it fits you as you want, creative and without limitations to do the best. Besides that it is fast you write to him, you pay and the same day you have the tracks.

Interview with Ryan Svendsen

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I am the music supervisor for The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard with Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson and Selma Hayek.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I am working on my debut Jazz album. So exited about it and cannot wait for you to hear!

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

  6. A: I don't!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Depends!

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

  10. A: To deliver a product that I myself would want on my album- I don't cut corners and my promise is my brand which is communication, speed, and quality.

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

  12. A: How many creatives I get to meet!

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: They actually don't ask many questions- but sometimes give me a reference track of a feel they are going for. I always appreciate them and take it them into consideration.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: I have put more hours into the trumpet than anything else in my life. I make it look easy, but it was through years and years of practice and performing and leaning.

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

  18. A: Whats the BPM!

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

  20. A: Just reach out! Let's collab.

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: I am head of film music for a studio. Trumpet is my side passion and love.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Tasteful, smooth, strong, and flexible

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: Dave Matthews Band because they are my favorite band ever.

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

  28. A: No tips from my end! Im always learning and listening.

  29. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  30. A: Any and everything.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Communication and efficiency. Speed and response. Awareness and kindness.

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

  34. A: HORNS! haha and musicality. I'll add tasteful stuff to enhance the song- and I take creative risks that you might not typically hear. I am very fluid on the horn, and I hope that shows in my sound.

  35. Q: What's your typical work process?

  36. A: I download the track, put a ton of layers, harmonies, improv, and send you back the track- that easy!

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: I have a AT4040 Mic with a SE backing so all sounds wonderful! I send all my horns dry so you can put whatever effect you want on them.

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

  40. A: Wynton Marsalis, Dave Matthews Band, and Miles Davis! Love all of their music.

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

  42. A: Adding horns to songs- whatever you want or I can improv, I just love helping out

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