Versatile instrumentalist and arranger, graduate of Berklee College of Music.
Ryan can remotely lay down saxophone, bass, flute, and guitar for your track, arrange for all sizes of ensembles, and create full instrumental arrangements.
Ryan has performed and given clinics both nationally and internationally, including performances at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Blue Note NY, Teatro Sucre (Ecuador), and Monterey Jazz Festival. Ryan has worked with Jamie Cullum, Ledisi, G Love & Special Sauce, Jon Secada, and Cody Simpson, to name a few.
Ryan graduated Berklee College of Music with a dual degree in Performance and Contemporary Writing/Production.
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Interview with Ryan Linvill
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I will warm up your track and bring it to life with the addition of expertly crafted and performed live instrumental arrangements that help frame and enhance a track or song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process starts with a thorough listen of any project I am taking on, plus a series of questions for the producer/artist to make sure I fully understand his/her artistic vision. Next, I get to work arranging and recording my instrumental parts. Once all the recording is done, I consolidate and export WAV files such that my client has to do little more than copy and paste. For songs where a there is a solo, I include 2-3 options so that the client can pick which style he/she wants for the track.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a few different mics and a versatile UA preamp to dial in the necessary tone for any project. Additionally, I have Focal monitors so that I can clearly hear how everything I'm recording sounds from a mix perspective. I record and edit everything in Pro Tools.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I write, arrange, and record horn parts, guitar parts, and/or basslines on top of existing tracks for my clients.