Michael S. Ryan

Let's bring your songs to life

11 Reviews (6 Verified)
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Mixing Engineer/Songwriter/Vocalist/Guitar player/Producer/

Hello buds! My name is Mike Ryan and I'm here to bring your songs to life. I’ve been a professional musician and studio owner for the past 12 years. Whether you’re looking to get a song mixed and mastered, need someone to write lyrics, music or a melody, or need someone to perform vocals or guitar — I can do it!

I’ve released 5 albums under my band The Town Heroes, and just finished an album under my solo project Michael S. Ryan (all the music from both artists is on Spotify). I write all the songs, play everything (except drums), and record and mix all the music at my home studio "Hot Jupiter Sounds"


MIXING and MASTERING: I love bringing a song to life and letting it shine in the way it deserves to. I get into the finest details of a song and make sure every part is given the attention it requires.

SINGER: My vocals are a little bit Bon Iver, Neil Young, and Thom Yorke. If you want it to sound pretty, I’ll do that and more

GUITAR: I can play rock electric, pretty ambient stuff, or just straight ahead acoustic

MELODY, MUSIC, LYRICS: I've written A LOT of songs over the last 12 years. I'm comfortable in any style and would love to help make your song the best it can be.

*To hear examples of what I do, listen to any The Town Heroes or Michael S. Ryan to hear my vocals, guitar, and songwriting chops

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.


  • English

11 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Quinn
    by Quinn

    Michael is an absolute joy to work with! He is beyond talented at what he does and he made sure to help me bring my song to life until it was exactly how I envisioned it. He is so kind, hard working and my experience was just fantastic !

  2. Review by Kimberly C.

    Michael has a lovely voice! Was wonderful to work with. Very quick to respond and delivered amazing results. Will definitely want to work with him again. He's also really friendly and kind. <3

  3. Review by Aidan H.

    This was my second song with Michael and he was a pleasure to work with again!
    Love the final product and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great engineer/songwriter!
    -Aidan H.

  4. Review by mariano s.

    Wonderful singer who interpreted the song exactly how we wanted it. We're very pleased and would like to work with him again in the future.

  5. Review by Jane S.

    We had Michael do a project and the entire process worked beautifully. We appreciated his promptness of replies, the ease of telephone conversations that guided our decisions and the overall pleasant demeanour. I would recommend Michael for his professionalism.

  6. Review by Aidan H.

    Michael was a pleasure to work with!
    Very accommodating and he really cares about your song and what you think is best for it.
    Fast responses, very patience with corrections, GREAT product in the end. I would highly recommend and I will be sure to contact him for future mixing/mastering needs!

  7. Review by Nicolas Essig

    Michael is a pleasure to work with! Real great production, awesome songs! very professional, looking forward to hearing more of his music!

  8. Review by Tony R.

    I have worked with Michael on several recordings and each time it has been flawless. Although I have yet to visit Hot Jupiter to work in his actual studio. I have had the pleasure of releasing several songs that Michael has produced, performed, and/or collaborated on remotely. I currently live in Australia and Michael and I still manage to work over the international dateline and have a lot of fun doing so. If it is a professional that provides amazing results you have found one of the best. He is amazing at taking ideas and bringing them to life. A+ in my books.

  9. Review by Danny MacNeil
    by Danny MacNeil

    By setting a relaxed atmosphere, Michael Ryan uses his experience as a recording artist himself to get your songs sounding the way you want them to sound

  10. Review by Tall Poppy
    by Tall Poppy

    Recording at Hot Jupiter with Mike was the best decision that I made for my project. Mike took such precious care in engineering a track that we were both really excited about, the whole time making me feel like family. Home-cooked meals, break time spent in a deep woods courtyard, and an appropriate amount of goofing around - the whole experience was really special.come!

  11. Review by Burry
    by Burry

    Working with Mike is like working with family. Not only does he work incredibly hard on making sure every single project detail is absolutely perfect, he makes sure you feel comfortable and at home. Tea, fizzy water, the occasional home cooked meal, kittens, or a drink on the back deck; recording could not be more fun. I am eternally grateful for the mentorship and producing I've received from Mike and I can't wait for more projects to come! - Burry

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GenresSounds Like
  • Bon Iver
  • Neil Young
  • Thom Yorke
Gear Highlights
  • Pro-Tools
  • Apollo 8 Interface
  • UAD Plugins
  • Miktek CV-4 Tube Mic
  • Great River ME-1NV Preamp
  • Soundtoys Plugins
  • Various electric and acoustic guitars
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