I live for music and I want to help you achieve your goals as an artist, whether that be to help define that signature sound you can call your own or provide a class 'A' remix... Nothing drives me more than seeing others succeed, drop me a line and lets get to work! 👊
Ryan Mackay also known as RYZY, is a Scottish artist, musician, producer & DJ. RYZY originated from the live music scene and has established himself in the dance music industry, having worked alongside major labels, produced at Bryan Adams Warehouse Studio, released with Strange Fruits, Reverb Records, 418 Music and even placed in the billboard breakthrough chart with his alias RM4K. RYZY has supported huge artists such as Rudimental, Sigala and Felon.
Ibiza Clubs News hand-picked RYZY from thousands of talented to feature in their Breakthrough Programme. This was a game-changer for RYZY, he was featured in his regional newspaper, on STV news and performed at Eden (Ibiza) followed by a headline 2000 capacity show in his homeland of Scotland.
RYZY was then selected as a rising star of 2018 by Mixcloud for the performance of his viral RYZY Radio shows on the platform, soon followed by bookings for the likes of WE ARE FSTVL and Elrow.
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Loved working with Ryan. Incredibly talented, professional, communicative and very time efficient. He was very helpful with directions and very clear about what he needed which made my job much more time efficient. I highly recommend working with Ryan, I hope to work with him again on future projects. - Elle Vee
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Ryan was super nice and easy to work with. I hope I get the opportunity to work on another project with him and I definitely recommend him to anyone!
Ryan nailed it! He did a super professional job. cool sound, 100% reliable, 100% commendable! With this man, you´re save...
Interview with Ryan Mackay
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Brandon Chase and Mickey are great vocalists, highly recommended.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both! I run both types of equipment in my studio for that very reason. I love the versatility of digital equipment and how easy it is to produce electronic music nowadays. However I do love to get hands on and can't finish a track without adding a bit of analog warmth and sparkle!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends the job! Sometimes I have a band or artist in to record and will set them up with a click track to get a ghost track down then build up a multi-track recording from there. Mixing and Mastering would then follow. With remixes I tend to come up with either a lead line or bass and just let the creative flow take over. Structure is good, but theres something about allowing yourself to drift off while pulling together ideas that just makes things work! I would then make any changes to arrangement / mix if required prior to mix down / mastering.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I planned and arranged the audio set-up myself, we run all our mic lines into a patchbay that is full-normalled with an analog TOFT ATB 24 Mixing Console (that sounds insane!), this is then patched over to some MOTU interface modules that are running thunderbolt connections to keep latency at bay, data is transferred to the studio iMac via these interfaces. Individual track signals can also be sent back to the desk via the patchbay / monitor line-ins and this means I can mix down anything I have recorded previously using the TOFT console itself, making use of the awesome Trident EQ channels on the desk for doing so. I have 2 monitor lines set up with the Adam A7Xs and Avantone Mixcubes, allowing me to A-B work very easily with the Mackie Big Knob. I also have many in-house high quality instruments, microphones and VST Synths / plug-ins.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Definitely writing hooks / melodies!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm not happy until you are.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Check out what I've been doing previously! If you want to know more drop me a line, I will happily have a chat about your project. It's important you hire someone you feel you can work with and is also right for your project.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Have fun, don't make music with the intention of topping the charts. Ask yourself why you do it, your music is a reflection of you as a person and an artist.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Zedd's 'Clarity' album is a big one for me, the production quality is insane! Also a big fan of some bands such as Arctic Monkeys & Kasabian, my taste in music is quite varied.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Remixing, Ghost Producing, Recording, Mixing & Mastering.