Ryan is a mixer, fixer, and purveyor of fine songs. He has engineered and mixed records for Ben Rector, Blues Traveler, Owl City and Hanson.
Ryan can offer a fresh perspective to your music and give it a compelling mix that brings the listener's ears into your song. His experience is focused on the genres of Indie, Pop, R&B and Country.
He has developed techniques that allow you to have the modern workflow of Pro Tools but with the euphonic glow of a console.
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Ryan did an amazing job mixing my songs. His patience and cooperation is totally unmatched. Would love to work with Ryan again. You won't be disappointed!
It's always good to work Ryan. He doesn't stop untill he gets it perfect.
We really liked the mix and master he did to our song! He understands what the song needs and does an excellent job, very nice person!
Very persistent and good worker. No matter what it takes, he'll do it.
Excellent job! Ryan has a great ear and he is creative. Hire him!
Interview with Ryan d. Williamson
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Brian Lee & His Orchestra's records come to mind. I mixed 2 of his albums and felt the best about the marriage of songwriting and creative mixing.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both Work smarter. Not Harder. Use each to enhance the song.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Translate their song into sonic feelings.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How Much? Let's Make a Deal Do you pitch correct and edit while mixing? No. I believe in the Seperation of Church and State.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Do you really listen to that song over and over and over again? Yes
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are you a cake or pie person? Creative Direction Favorite Movie
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Let's Make a Record!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Sennheiser 600 Headphones. 2. 1176 3. Tape Echo 4. Macbook Pro 5. Homebrewing Rig
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started in 2003 working at studios in the Portland and Salem are in Oregon. I worked as Craig Alvin's mix assistant from 2004 to 2008. Learned a lot about music and worked on my studio tan. I've been freelance since 2007 and have been working for a variety of artists.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Brave & Musical
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Nick Cave would be someone I'd like to work with. I like music the pushes my creativity.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is More... Unless More Sounds Awesome
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing that suits the song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Musical sonic enhancements and bring a fresh approach to the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1. Listen to the Rough Mix and discuss the vision of the song with the band. 2. Mix! 4. Reference 5. Mix!! 6. Did I Beat the Rough? 7. Mix!!! 8. Send a Mix Reference
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Its a hybrid mix of analogue and digital. Hybrid Setup #1 is based around a Harrison Series 12 and a cocktail of Avalon, Alan Smart, Retro 176, Sta Level, and a pair of 1176. Pro Tools HD10 and UAD2. Hybrid Setup #2 is based around a Neve Genesys and too many analogue goodies to right down. Pro Tools HDX11 and UAD2.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: T.Rex, Raising Arizona, Harry Nilsson, and Serge Gainsbourg.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Tracking and Mixing are my bread and butter.