I am Protools User Certified, Fluent in Ableton Live 9. Am currently at SAE Institute in Vancouver. I have two years of engineering experience so I charge less than the top dogs, But I'm good at what I do. Let me help you take your music to the next level, while you help me get my foot in the door of the engineering industry.
I have been playing music since I was about 5, and have been in multiple bands over the years playing in bars all over the Canadian Prairies, The last two years I have switched over to the engineering and production side of the stage and would love to help your get your music sounding the way you want it. I work in Protools and Ableton Live 9. I also have Logic and Cubase but I rarely work in them. My main instrument is drums/percussion, I have some piano experience and I dabble in electric guitar, electric bass and harmonica.
I have some experience with dialog, foley and post editing.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Reviews (2)Endorse Ryan
worked on a track with Ryan and his inspiration was incredible, he was great at playing piano and laying down riffs to get me inspired. Exceptional musician and someone i was happy to have apart of the team.
I have been working on a project for the better part of 2 mo this now with Ryan. He is knowledgable not only in engineering bit has a creative ear for production which helps translates the sound you have in your head into the music you want to here in your ears. I highly recommend
Interview with Ryan
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked as a beat maker and engineer for a rapper. The finished product turned out really well.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now I'm working on a couple songs as a producer, engineer and a participating musician for a few clients, A well as a Solo project.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don't know anyone else on SoundBetter.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because everything feeds into a computer, so even analog gear is digital in the end. why not cut out the middle man.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to get your sounds and music to the way you hear them in your head.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love helping people get their music to a professional standard.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What can you do for my music? I can make it stand out above the rest by using the same tools that the pro's work with.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: You can't take a bad recording and make it sound like a hit track.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What Genre and what artists sound are you looking to achieve when your product is complete?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My work ethic and musical ear will help take your music to the next level
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: a guitar, keyboard, drumset, computer and a mic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been playing music for as long as I can remember, and have played in band for most of my life. but for the last two years I have switched over to the engineering side of things and love it.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Steely Dan. I love their music, and i think could bring a new side of things to their older classic sound
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Cut the Low Frequency's where there not needed will cut the mud out your low end
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly Rock and Hip hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Having a very musical Ear
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring warmth, but through a clean sound. making your mixes or music stand out above the ever rising sea of new music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on what I'm doing, When I'm Mixing I usually start by getting levels set without any processing, leaving lots of headroom, then I start processing, then panning, then adding delays and reverbs. When I'm creating I usually start with a rhythm instrument,(Piano, Guitars) then drums, then bass, then Leads.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Home Studio, iMac,Presonus Monitors and sub, M Audio Interface, Slate Plugins, Advance 49, Push 2, Mapex Acoustic Drums, Alesis Nitro Electronic Drums, Gretsch Electric Guitar, Protools, Ableton Suite, Cubase, Logic
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Santana,Chris Cornell,Dre,ZZ Ward, and Ariana Grande
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, mastering, producing, and adding instrumets where the need them.