Mixing, Mastering & Music Marketing Strategies for the new generation of DIY artists. Hi, I'm Ryan Sullivan and I treat your music as it should be treated, like art.
My experience includes working with artists, labels & brands from around the world. Some completely new and some super famous.
Mixing and mastering are my technical specialties. I am passionate about taking artist's music careers to the next level through production, release strategies, marketing methods and touring. I'm fortunate and grateful to have seen hundreds of projects through to success.
I trained under legendary sound engineers Chris Palmer & Jasper Williams in the late 90s & early 2000s and have since held positions at various world-class studio facilities, global brands & major record labels.
Working with artists is my pleasure and I'm grateful to work with people who inspire me, working together to make your projects world-class.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
- Aero Manyelo
- Black Coffee
- Bruce Loko
- Charles Webster
- Cornelius SA
- Crystal Fighters
- Deep Aztec
- Derrick L. Carter
- Dirty Doering
- DJ Food
- DJ Krush
- Dj Lag
- Dj Maphorisa
- Egyptian Lover
- Enoo Napa
- Fka Mash
- Florian Kruse
- Floyd Lavine
- Four Tet
- Gabriel One
- Henrik Schwarz
- Jackie queens
- Jono Stephenson
- little dragon
- Mango Alley
- MOONCHİLD SANELLY
- Natura Viva
- Opposite The Other
- Para One
- Perfecto Records
- Red Bull Studios
- Ryan Murgatroyd
- Sian “Octopus”
- Sun-EL Musician
- The Hacker
- The Kiffness
- Thor Rixon
- Toolroom Records
- Twin atlantic
- Universal Music Group
- Viva Music
- ZEHN Records
- Zakes Bantwini
3 ReviewsEndorse Refine Audio | Ryan Sullivan
I had a really great experiences working with Ryan. Friendly, very professional and most importantly took my song to the next level.
Excellent and fast mastering. I would highly, highly recommend him for any of your mastering needs. 5 stars!
Super fast and professionell. Excellent sound for dance music!
The work with him was great. He made a great job and I will love to work with him again!
Interview with Refine Audio | Ryan Sullivan
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began working in audio post-production in Africa's only dedicated mastering studio at the time, in the year 2002. Since then, I've worked in some of the top studios in the world with some of the biggest artists and brands, ranging from major label artists and radio production right through to Hollywood film work and composition for global brands advertising. My heart is in the music more than anything else.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yes, make your reverbs sound much more controlled and "expensive" by eq'ing out the unwanted frequencies on the verb itself. This is best done when using reverb on a return bus.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My absolute favorite thing is to approach my mixes with an electronic feel and by that I mean applying the techniques used in electronic music to bands to really make a band's sound pop and stand out amongst others in their respective scenes.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work with a combination of digital and analog equipment and enjoy working with outboard gear as well as in the box (on the computer). Synths are my absolute favorite, I have an extensive collection of classic analog and modern digital synths along with plenty of guitar effects pedals besides my gear rack and instruments.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of my clients choose me to handle their entire post-production process which includes mixing and mastering. My mixing process goes deep when required, utilizing my outboard equipment to augment parts of you music, such as adding synth and instrument layers where need be before completing the mixing and mastering process. From there, my top clients like to discuss release and marketing strategies.