Ryan Svendsen

Grammy Nom Trumpet/Flugel/Horn

293 Reviews (288 Verified)
Ryan Svendsen on SoundBetter

Trumpeter for Lil Nas X "Industry Baby" I love creating horn lines that will compliment your track. Fast, Easy, Communicative. I layer myself w/ harmonies to build a full section.

Hey! Reach out to see why I am the Top Reviewed Trumpet player on Soundbetter! With over 20 years of experience, I am flexible and easy to work with! I am a trumpet, valve trombone and flugelhorn player.

HOW IT ALL WORKS... (all my work is one time fee/work for hire)
* Send me the track you want horns on and let me know the BPM with any notes you have.
* I will send you a quote
* If you have specific ideas, melodies, hooks, you can record them or play them on your track, and I will translate them to horns.
* If not, no worries, this is what I excel in!!! I will create my own horn parts and layer them so you have plenty of options to choose from!
* I will send you a link to the stems and a bounce of the track for reference after I record!

I DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR LAYERS. I am happy to do them for the overall quote price so if you want something to sound fuller, just ask! :)

I treat every track like it is my own- with love and care, and I look forward to working with you. I want you to win! Also love to support your track and post about it when you release it.

*PLEASE DO NOT CREDIT MY NAME ON SONGS YOU RELEASE without consulting with me first- thank you :)

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

293 Reviews - 50 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Rui Da Silva

    I had the pleasure of collaborating with Ryan on one of my recent productions, where he showcased his exceptional talent on the trumpet. Not only was Ryan's musical performance outstanding, but his communication and accommodation of our requests were also truly remarkable. His professionalism and willingness to ensure the project met our expectations were evident throughout the collaboration process. Working with Ryan was an absolute delight.

  2. Review by Comfort Within Noise

    This was my third time working with Ryan. He continues to provide me with nothing less than his greatest work. He has been very straightforward and no “beating around the bush”. If he cannot provide the necessary performance then he will humbly say just that and work out a solution that benefits the client. Highly anticipating our next project.

  3. Review by Max P.
    by Max P.

    This is my second time working with Ryan, and it's always a pleasure.
    Easy communication, quick turnaround with amazing results. Will work with again

  4. Review by Gavriel Music

    Amazing horn section for my track!!

  5. Review by Andrew F.

    Ryan was super fast to respond and took my notes easily! Very skillful and provided some great improv.

  6. Review by Toon H.

    Ryan delivered fast, has a great tone and played every part perfectly! I'm very happy with this.

  7. Review by Matt B.

    Ryan did an amazing job and knocked out the horns quickly!

  8. Review by Vee P.
    by Vee P.

    You Kidding me? This Guy is off The Chain "THE BEST HORNS GUY" Will use again! Love His heart Added to our Lil Project! Very Extremely Professional and Easy to work with! Added a lil Haunting to our Tune! Which was Needed! Give's Me Jesus Bumps! Man I still shaking my head in AWW! May God Bless his Talent!

  9. Review by Bav
    by Bav

    An excellent horn player who delivers high quality work that you can drop straight into your project. A great collaborator.

  10. Review by Bav
    by Bav

    Ryan delivered a multi-layered horn section that fit the brief perfectly and elevated the track to next level. Excellent quality stems and a really quick turn around, a true pro.

  11. Review by Jarel
    by Jarel

    great work

  12. Review by Jimmy Elliott

    Ryan was prompt and detailed with his communication. Amazing work on the horns and added a ton of flavor to the track. I would absolutely work with him again.

  13. Review by Chuc G.

    Once again Ryan has gone above and beyond what i was hoping for . His turn around is lightning fast with no sacrifice to quality.
    Love working with him, Shout out to Ryan. If anyone is looking to add horns in their project. Don't cheat yourself, Treat yourself... GET RYAN!!! :-)

  14. Review by Nathan Thomas

    Ryan has been great to work with! Even when I made mistakes in communication, he stepped up and continued to be professional and easy going and made sure the finished product was correct and great.

  15. Review by vsrujan

    Super professional, easy to work with, and overall a great collaborator to have. Ryan is awesome!

  16. Review by Comfort Within Noise

    After having such a great experience with Ryan for the first project I was natural to hire him again. Another great experience

  17. Review by 黃少雍

    It was nice to work with Ryan for the second time. He's fast, efficient, and an amazing Trumpet player.

  18. Review by Taka Perry

    Ryan was great to work with, fast on delivery and flexible with revisions as well. Looking forward to working together again in the future.

  19. Review by Comfort Within Noise

    It was a absolute pleasure working with Ryan. He delivered fast and with quality. Real clean performance, you can feel the human emotions. He is definitely the best choice for your next project that requires that brass. I’ll be coming back here for the rest of my projects that are in need of horns.

  20. Review by Amaury B.

    It was wonderful to work again with Ryan. He's fast, efficient, and an amazing Trumpet player overall. I will definitely reach him for the next job in priority!

Interview with Ryan Svendsen

  1. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  2. A: I dont like this question

  3. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  4. A: Was the sole trumpet player on Lil Nas X Industry Baby as well as Kanye West's Donda 2 song "We Did It Kid"

  5. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  6. A: I am music supervising 5 movies.

  7. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  8. A: I don't!

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Depends!

  11. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  12. A: To deliver a product that I myself would want on my album- I don't cut corners and my promise is my brand which is communication, speed, and quality.

  13. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  14. A: How many creatives I get to meet!

  15. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  16. A: They actually don't ask many questions- but sometimes give me a reference track of a feel they are going for. I always appreciate them and take it them into consideration.

  17. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  18. A: I have put more hours into the trumpet than anything else in my life. I make it look easy, but it was through years and years of practice and performing and leaning.

  19. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  20. A: Whats the BPM!

  21. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  22. A: Just reach out! Let's collab.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I am head of film music for a studio. Trumpet is my side passion and love.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Tasteful, smooth, strong, and flexible

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Dave Matthews Band because they are my favorite band ever.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: No tips from my end! Im always learning and listening.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Any and everything.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Communication and efficiency. Speed and response. Awareness and kindness.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: HORNS! haha and musicality. I'll add tasteful stuff to enhance the song- and I take creative risks that you might not typically hear. I am very fluid on the horn, and I hope that shows in my sound.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: I download the track, put a ton of layers, harmonies, improv, and send you back the track- that easy!

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a AT4040 Mic with a SE backing so all sounds wonderful! I send all my horns dry so you can put whatever effect you want on them.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Wynton Marsalis, Dave Matthews Band, and Miles Davis! Love all of their music.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Adding horns to songs- whatever you want or I can improv, I just love helping out

Ryan Svendsen "No Preservatives"

I was the Trumpet/Producer in this production

Terms Of Service

I will turn around in a day or less, I will get it right until you are happy (within reason- no starting over from scratch)! I DO NOT CHARGE extra for layers. Send BPM.

GenresSounds Like
  • Brasstracks
  • Miles Davis
  • Wynton Marsalis
Gear Highlights
  • Coles 4038 Ribbon microphone
  • Yamaha YTR-8310ZII Trumpet
  • Adams Flugelhorn
  • Jupiter JTB700V Series Bb Valve Trombone
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SoundBetter Deal

If you hire me 8 times, your 9th job will be free.

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