About Ryan


My sound could be described as:

  • Punchy and warm – I love silky top end…but not brittle.
  • Deep and three dimensional – I love to capture the room tracks in case we need them later.
  • Dynamic – You could say I apply compression more than Wilco, but less than Son Volt.

Engineering Aesthetic Influences:

  • Rock – The Black Keys, The Duke Spirit, Bat for Lashes, Autolux, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ early stuff
  • Pop/Electronic – Lykke Li, Phantogram, Mutemath, Austra, Metric, Little Scream
  • Softer Stuff – Bon Iver, Sigur Ros, Great Lake Swimmers
  • Other Stuff – Tom Waits, Radiohead, Black Dub, Peter Gabriel

Favorite Producers:

  • T-Bone Burnett (His work with Robert Plant, Autolux, Sam Phillips, Ryan Bingham)
  • Danger Mouse (His work with The Black Keys)
  • Daniel Lanois (His work with Emmylou Harris)
  • Bj√∂rn Yttling (His work on both of Lykke Li’s albums)
  • Chris Goss (His work with The Duke Spirit)
  • Richard Parry (His work with Little Scream)

Personal Life:

  • Married, with a son.
  • Mostly Vegan, and love to cook.
  • Dry, deadpan sense of humor.
  • I’ve been told I have a “Zen-like quality” to my voice.