Hi, my name is Ryan. I am a passionate producer and qualified audio engineer with a keen ear for detail and strong project management skills. I am reliable, forthright and always strive to provide a high quality product on time. I specialise in the genre of rock music, influenced by producers such as Chris Lord Alge & David Bendeth.
Having completed by musical studies at the London Centre of Contemporary Music back in 2016, I embarked on a Masters in audio engineering at the University of Hertfordshire, graduating with a distinction.
You don't have to bust the bank in order to get a great sound! When establishing my music production company E&R Sounds, I had a clear goal in mind. To provide commercial quality music recording services for an affordable price. I may not have a Neve console and walls of analog outboard gear, but I pride myself on using high quality, industry standard equipment when it comes to recording your music.
- Pro Tools
- Logic Pro X
- Focusrite Scarlett 18i8
- Focusrite Scarlett Octo-pre
- Yamaha HS7 Monitors
- Shure SM7B
- Shure SM57
- Rode NT1-A
- Oktava MK-12 (Matched Pair)
- 1972 Deluxe Fender Telecaster
- 1996 Fender Jazz Master
- Fender F-65 Acoustic
- Modulus FU-4
- 1997 Fender Jazz Bass
- Warwick Thumb
- Yamaha BB414
- Boss DS-1
- Electro-Harmonix Big Muff
- Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Bass Big Muff
My production services include arranging, recording, mixing and mastering. So whatever you are looking to have done, get in contact!
For a full portfolio of my production work, visit www.eandrsounds.com
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2 ReviewsEndorse Ryan John Stephenson
Ryan knows his stuff when it comes to writing, playing, recording and mixing, especially in the alternative rock genre. He is also one of the few people who manage to find just the right balance between conscientiously planning ahead and creating enough space to be creative and flexible throughout the entire collaboration process. His polite yet direct way of communicating makes it easy to develop ideas together and you just know at the end of the day you’ll be listening to a quality production. I’ll gladly recommend working with Ryan.
Ryan is an excellent choice for contemporary Hard Rock material. His organized and friendly approach to our past collaboration presented a sum greater than just the parts of the production. Both technical and creative aspects of Instrumental and Vocal processing were top-notch and therefore his services are highly suggested!
Interview with Ryan John Stephenson
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Angelina DelCarmen (Vocalist). Chris Brush (Drummer). John Margaras (Mixing & Mastering Engineer)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Friendly, forthright and organised.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Heavy Rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Having worked on multiple productions that required the use of remote recording in New York, Nashville and Sao Paulo, I have developed my skills as a project manager, a feature that I see as my strongest asset.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to think that I bring my own "sound" to a song when producing a track. Big drums, wide powerful guitars, bright present vocals. However, the needs of the artist out-weight my own personal tastes, so it is critical that the song sounds the way the artist wants it to.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I don't have a purpose built studio, rather a "project studio", operating from a spare bedroom in a house. This limits the recording of certain instruments, primarily drums. However, the studio space is more than adequate when it comes to tracking elements such as guitar (electric and acoustic), bass and vocals. When a project requires live drums, I either hire a local recording studio or use remote recording.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by producers and engineers such as Chris Lord Alge, David Bendeth and Vance Powell. In terms of my musical influences, I like bands such as: - Three Days Grace - Paramore - Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown - Daughtry - Anberlin
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Song arrangement / structuring. I also act as project manager, finding musicians to play on clients tracks