Ryan Svendsen

Grammy Nominated Trumpet/Horns

252 Reviews (247 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 :)

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

252 Reviews - 42 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Michael M.

    Ryan is a great horn player who is willing to work on your arrangement as long as it takes to get it right! He provides lots of tracks and layers to choose from and his recording quality is professional. Highly recommended!

  2. Review by Burkay D.

    Excellent work and very quick turn around. Ryan went beyond what was agreed and included a bonus track! Really enjoyed working with him on this project.

  3. Review by dB minor

    Quick, easy, professional, and talented : Ryan is all this and more. Very good communicator, constructive musical input and very precise in his interpretation of the score. To paraphrase Arnold : Ayle bie Bach !

  4. Review by John Thomasson

    Ryan was awesome! Super easy to work with and was lighting fast.

  5. Review by Kitt W.

    Ryan is awesome! He is exactly as advertised. Great at what he does. Very professional and a great friendly disposition! I’m eager to work with him again.

  6. Review by Billy S.

    I've worked with Ryan several times. He's always easy to work with and very capable technically. This time in particular, he was very understanding about the setbacks that occurred on my end during this part of the project. I highly recommend Ryan if you need horns for your project!

  7. Review by Chuc G.

    Simply put, Ryan is the best. I was amazed at how fast he responded to my messages and how fast the turnaround time was, especially when I considered the great quality of work he provided. I would absolutely work with Ryan again....No, I will absolutely work with Ryan again.

  8. Review by Will Carpenter

    Ryan was prompt, creative and delivered a clean, professional and polished result.

    Very much looking forward to our next opportunity to work together!

  9. Review by Mike M.

    Ryan was INCREDIBLY fast and very communicative throughout the process. Really enjoy his work and professionalism! Highly recommend him.

  10. Review by Alex D.

    Efficient and professional. I got what I needed in less than 24 hoursm with no revision.

  11. Review by Cyril
    by Cyril

    Ryan is a whole other level altogether, he got the vibe of my song perfectly and did an amazing horns/trumpet section which dances with emotion the song carries. Absolutely love it ! Thanks a lot Ryan !

  12. Review by zeke cherney

    Ryan completely killed this track. His playing was gentle, decisive, and with a lot of intent. It was perfect for the song he left plenty of space for the song to breathe while still providing exceptional value for the price. His communication and turnaround time were the best I have yet had. An absolute honor to work with you mate. looking forward to more:)

  13. Review by Yoni E.

    Great working with Ryan!

  14. Review by Michael Day

    Ryan is a very talented Trumpeter. This is the second time He has performed on one of our tracks and is always delightful to hear! He is a skilled musician.
    He has a really quick response time, is genuine, friendly and professional. I had to move house and He has worked with us through that challenge graciously.
    I couldn't recommend him more. I will be hearing more of Ryan in the future if He is willing :)

  15. Review by Richard S.

    Great working with Ryan again. He’s very professional, great sound, classy player and willing to go the extra mile & try out ideas .

  16. Review by Jarel
    by Jarel

    Again, did a great job on my track.

  17. Review by Christopher R.

    Great communication and speedy turnaround as we worked through the project! Appreciated the feeling of getting it right, vs just churning something out. Thanks!

  18. Review by Jarel
    by Jarel

    Ryan did a great job on my track! look forward to working again.

  19. Review by Richard K.

    Quick, easy to work with, and to the point. Will hire again for sure.

  20. Review by Nicole Simone

    Brilliant, fast, so good. You wont find better on here!

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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