Recorded, mixed and produced 2 albums. Self taught studio engineer for 5 years. Musician for 10 years and counting! Session musician: Electric/Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Bass.
I'm Ryan, I am a studio engineer and producer (of my own material) and hopefully yours too!
I love working with music and working to get the best out of the tracks I mix.
I believe every track has it's own unique strengths that can be found with mixing and I aim to give you the best possible sound from what you give me.
Example of my Metal mixing:
Example of my Acoustic mixing:
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Interview with Ryan Davey
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My specialty is in Metal music, but have experience in other genres ranging from Rock to Hip-Hop and anything in between!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My biggest influence in music has to be Corey Taylor (Slipknot and Stone Sour)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My Studio set up is fairly standard, 4 channel mixer, KRK Rokit 6 monitors, DAW: Logic Pro 9, SM57/58, many plugins are also used!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually stick with the pretty standard of track building, Drums>Bass>Guitars/strings> Vocals/percussion. Then to mix them as sets, e.g mix drums and bass together to really get the low end to shine through.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the ability to find what really pops in a mix, or even what is subtle yet effective! I work to find the best potential in a track.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: It's tough to say, I like to think I have an all round strength instead of putting one before the rest!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Metal and Acoustic
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: A great tip I have used would be to put a slight reverb on a snare drum and mix it to cut through everything for a really defined hit.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Corey Taylor, because he is hands down one of the strongest male vocalists I've ever heard.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am currently an indepedant musician and studio engineer/producer. I have been in music for 10 years now and in the studio for 5.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mixer, Logic pro 9, Electric guitar, SM58 and headphones. Why not record a whole a album while you're there?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Passion! Pick someone who has the passion to really get the most out of your song, who would want to hire someone to bring your creation to life without passion!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long does it take? My response to this question is usually: "That is dependant of what you are wanting me to do, each track is different and my need more work than another.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love hearing what ideas people are creating, and having the honour of helping bring their creation to life
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is to work to the best of my ability to ensure a great final track. Taking into account your requests and questions along the way!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog without question. I find digital sucks the life out of the sound! I prefer Analog because it really captures the raw sound you want to keep to make a song sound genuine and not over produced!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on an album for my band "My Disorder" that was released in June 2016. I was performing on each of the 8 tracks, guitar, bass and vocals. I programmed the drums, mixed and produced the whole 38 minute album