Ryan Sanders

✪ Rock/Pop/Indie Mix Engineer

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Well seasoned mixing engineer with decades of experience and studio ownership. Open minded approach to all projects and willing to give an outside opinion to help deliver a quality final product. Lover of harmonic distortion!!!!!

As every artist will have a different vision, each project will be approached differently but will still have the same professional quality result. I am flexible with multiple song discounts to cater to bigger projects. Feel free to inquire.

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Languages

  • English

Interview with Ryan Sanders

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Digital. Recall-ability and control. I like the romance and art of having analog gear and controls in front of me, but end of the day I get better results in the digital domain, and have a faster/more creative workflow because of it.

  3. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  4. A: There tend to be people who think that mixing will change the song. In an ideal world, mixing is enhancing/bringing out the heart of the song, but not changing production.

  5. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  6. A: Make sure your songs/production are good. No amount of mixing can make a bad song a good one.

  7. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  8. A: Honestly a bit of everything. My clients tend to largely come for my pop, rock and indie credits, but I love mixing more acoustic music as well; especially roots rock.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: I'd like to think my ears, and attention to detail.

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. A: I like to think I bring the song to the song. I try to find the core of the music and make sure it's presented in the best light. Often it's the vocal, sometimes it's the beat, but I think my strongest asset is my ability to do what the song needs. Whether it's a bright polished pop mix, a lo-fi indie mix, or a clean acoustic song. If the song is there, production is good, then we can get a great mix every time. I of course am not a magician if the production has issues, or the song is lacking, I may be able to improve the mix, but it won't create something that's not there.

  13. Q: What's your typical work process?

  14. A: After I receive files and funding, I will prep the session and get it on my calendar, or let the client know if there's something missing or that needs to be fixed. I get a first pass to clients typically about a week later, and then if they have notes I recall and address as needed. Turnaround depends on my calendar, and the scope of project but is usually around 2 weeks start to finish.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: I mix entirely in the box and use Logic Pro. I employ plugins from FabFilter, Sound Toys, Waves, among many others.

  17. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  18. A: I'm primarily a mixing and live engineer. I have clients country to jazz but most of my more recent credits are in indie and rock.

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  • Arson Whales Release Debut Album - Mixed by Ryan SandersAug 17, 2023

    Arson Whales' debut album, Galactopus (released July 7, 2023 and mixed by Ryan Sanders at Discovery Way) follows their first two singles, New Isolation & Scene Four from 2021. Currently available at all online platforms, including Spotify, Apple, Deezer, You Tube Music, Bandcamp, Soundcloud and all major social media platforms.