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Specializing in, Acoustic, Singer Songwriter, Americana, Rock and Country. I've never had a client / artist give more than 3 revisions so I'll clarify "I'll revise free of charge until you are 100% ecstatic".
For Mixing Clients: please advise as to timeframe, number of tracks and what deliverables you'll require, 2 Channel, Stems, Immersive (ATMOS), etc.
For Mastering Clients: Full Album (9+ Songs) discount.
Vocal Production Clients: Comping and pitch / timing correction services.
Private Consultation for Production, Mixing, Mastering: I really enjoy mentoring, teaching and collaboration. Please reach out to discuss further to see how I can help with fulfilling your vision as an artist.
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- The White Buffalo
- Ugly Kid Joe
- Shane McGowan
- Iron and Wine
- Michael Jackson
- Whitney Houston
- Dr Dre
- Celine Dion
- Mariah Carey
- Keith Richards
- Joe Perry
- Rodney Jerkins
- Adam Ant
- Phoebe Bridgers
- Herbie Hancock
- Warren Haynes
- The Neptunes
- Dr. John
- Leo Nocentelli (Songwriter/Guitar for The Neville Brothers/The Meters)
- Foo Fighters
- Amy Lee
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Interview with Ryan Dorn
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I'll give you three and I'm always available to help / consult via the Contact Me Button: - Use the Solo Button less than you currently are. Get sounds in context with the track - A/B constantly with other songs that you're familiar with, so you don't disappear down an unwanted path - Mix in Mono, or check frequently how things are sounding in mono. Oh, and less destructive autotune that's printed w/o a way of getting back to the original performance. Seeing a lot of that lately.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'd say the 3 most common are Rock, Pop and Country.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Highlighting what works in a track and minimizing what doesn't.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Everything should serve the song. That's my favorite quote and I strive to always find those elements that drive the narrative, bringing out what the artist wants to convey with their music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on the session. Work fast on instinct to get it sounding great!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a hybrid analog / "in the box" system that I can switch back & forth depending on the project. ProTools HDX into an SSL Matrix2 is the basic signal flow with some great vintage outboard for color and vibe. Monitoring is Focal, Dynaudio and ATC w/ REL Sub. Plugins: U/A, Waves, Kilohearts, SSL, Sound Toys, IK, iZotope, Melodyne, Antelope for clocking. Super accurate room +/- 3db, 25Hz. - 18kHz.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I seem to gravitate to "real" acoustic instruments played by musicians, Inspiration for me comes from hearing thought and passion that's present in the work. I grew up in the 70's / 80's so radio was THE form of music discovery for me. Luckily, radio programming was really diverse during that time so I have quite a long list of Engineers and Producers that inspired me. George Martin, Gus Dudgeon, Andy & Glyn Johns, Jack Douglas, Ken Scott, Hugh Padgham, Clear Bob, Jack Joseph Puig, Trevor Horn, Mutt, Brendan O'Brien and countless others that understand how to craft a great record.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing is what seems to be the most common type of work these days now that the new mix room is up and running. A lot of vocal prep work for mixing as well as immersive remixing.