Record Producer and Session Musician from Scotland; Owner of Audify Technologies. I live for music and everything around it, looking to collaborate with other enthusiasts in the industry.
Scottish born and bred, I got involved in music at a very young age and picked up a guitar for the first time at the age of 10. Played guitar, drums and bass in a variety bands over the years.
I moved onto producing and built my first home studio in 2012. I then began experimenting further with various sounds in EDM, House and similar genres. I also worked with a number of live bands in the studio providing recording, mixing and mastering services.
I established my own Publishing and Record Company in 2016 known as RMX Music Group which is home to subsidiary record labels and a commercial studio known as The Slammer. I have also ran various events to showcase and support these platforms and released a compilation album of local talent from his surrounding area through RMX, where one track I worked on and co-wrote found its way to the iTunes digital downloads chart and peaked at #3 singer-songwriter.
I'm now actively collaborating with various artists on a number of projects, with RMX based labels, non-affiliated labels and independent artists.
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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!
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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 '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's your strongest skill?
A: Definitely writing hooks / melodies!
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 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.