I am truly passionate about music. If you have good songs, and you want someone to help take it to the next level, I am your guy. I will put in the time, effort, and pay attention to all the small details that make you, YOU as an artist.
I'm Ryan and I am addicted to music. I have been since I was 14 years old when my parents bought me a bass guitar for my birthday. Since then I have played in rock bands and gathered a lot of experience as a bassist, singer and guitarist, having played many shows in Australia as well as Canada. I have been a bedroom producer for the past 6 or so years and have produced my own music (unreleased) and honing my skills to reach a professional level. In the past year or so, my passion has shifted into wanting to work with other artists, whether its producing their music, mixing their music or writing with/for them. Until now, I did not have the means to do so, but fast forward to today, and I have built a dedicated professional home studio where I have pro gear and what I believe to be great ears for what will set you apart from other artists out there. I believe my attention to detail is second to none, whether it be in editing, recording, mixing etc. Let's make some music!
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Interview with Ryan Cramp
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am in the process of working with a couple of rock bands and a good friends lofi/vibey electronic music.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not currently, but I am sure there are many incredibly talented professionals on this site.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, because both offer great results.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: A professional service with attention to detail, and a great finished product.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Every project is different. Every artist is different, and meeting new and exciting musicians.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you do it for free.. No, but I will make sure that you love the service that I provide and that you will find it to be worthwhile.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it is a hobby.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want to do with your music? (vision) etc Have you prepared for a session correctly? Have all members practiced their parts, and to click tracks? What do you expect from me as a service provider?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: It is about WHO you work with, not where or what gear you get to use. Look for someone hungry for wins. If they aren't as passionate as you, walk away. The amount of times I have paid good money to people who I thought would help me grow, and they had not even heard my pre-pro prior to walking into the room is crazy.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My LP Gold Top, iMac, Audio interface, headphones and a microphone. Enough to write music!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have worked for the Government for over a decade, but always knew that I wanted to pursue a career in music, whether it was playing music or helping others create music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern, clean, and punchy!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Foo Fighters, because Dave Grohl is a huge inspiration to me as a singer and song writer.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do not over cook it!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock music, but lately I have been working with a close friend on some vibey electronic chill music (I cannot put it in a genre) and it is super exciting stuff!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Making the artist feel comfortable when performing. If they do the ground work, I don't really need to do the heavy lifting.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: An open mind. A fresh approach to each song individually. I believe I have the ability to push artists creatively to give a strong performance.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I find out the vision of the band/artist. I analyze pre-production from the band and take notes on what could make the song stronger. I give feedback on the pre-pro and guide the artist into what they can turn the song into. I then work with the artist to make their vision become a reality whilst putting my signature on their music.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a purposely built home studio that I built in my garage. I run a Universal Audio x6 into my Apple iMac. I also use Audient ASP880 preamps for drum recording,Tech21 Sansamp RBI as my bass preamp and a Kemper Profiler for guitars and bass guitar. I use a range of microphones on vocals such as a Shure SM7b and Neumann TLM 103. I also use high end plugins from UAD, Slate, Fabfilter, Celemony, Plugin Alliance and many more.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bands like Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, Rise Against, Biffy Clyro, Alkaline Trio, Vulf Peck, The Milk Carton Kids, and many more.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording, mixing, editing, tuning, arranging, producing.