Ryan Hudson

Mixing, mastering, producing

3 Reviews
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Get your song finished and finished well. Nothing matters except how it SOUNDS at the end.

I'm a lifelong musician who eventually stumbled into the production side and wound up developing a passion for it. I've been gigging/performing for 20 years and recording/producing/mixing for 10. Most often on my own projects, as they are numerous, but increasingly helping others with theirs. I have had songs that I produced played on radio all over the world, and pride myself on a sound that toes the line of vintage and modern. No matter what stage you are at in your production, I can jump in and help get you to the next step... and eventually across the finish line.

Like many, I started out making demos for my band in the early days of digital recording and grew my knowledge and skills as the technology advanced. The first time I went and spent good money at a "professional" recording studio, only to realize that what I was doing myself had advanced to the point that it sounded better than what I was paying someone else to do, I knew there was no turning back. I have since taken over all production for my projects and grown my capacity, both equipment-wise and skill-wise, to a point where I can run a full scale recording project from its very inception until final delivery. Writing, demo-ing, live-band recording, editing, mixing, and mastering. All done in a low-stress, creatively welcoming environment.

Really I just love making music. Let me help you make yours.

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  • English

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Daniel McGuffey
    by Daniel McGuffey

    Ryan has an encyclopedic knowledge of the recording process from start to finish. Whether you’re bringing him a complete concept or a rudimentary melody, he’s able to navigate you towards the end result you have in mind while adding a special intangible magic you had not anticipated. I’ve worked with him on various projects for over a decade and he exceeds expectations every time, highly recommended.

  2. Review by Brandon Beckner
    by Brandon Beckner

    I've worked with Ryan for years and he's not only one of the most talented and hard working musicians I've come across, he's one of the nicest guys I've ever met! He most recently mixed and mastered about 16 songs for my rock-n-roll movie Parallel Worlds and he did an amazing job. Extremely professional. He elevated every single song and made them shine. I'd work with Ryan again in a heartbeat and hope to do so again soon!

  3. Review by Justin Emord
    by Justin Emord

    I've been working with Ryan for over 10 years. He's very knowledgeable, experienced and open minded. Would highly recommend

Interview with Ryan Hudson

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

  2. A: I am particularly proud of the most recent Love and a .38 song "Turn It Up. I wrote, recorded, mixed, and mastered it from start to finished. Using techniques I had not used before. I think it is my best sounding release to date.

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

  4. A: I have just wrapped the soundtrack for a rock musical called "Parallel Worlds: A Psychedelic Love Story" and am in pre-production for a full LP with "The Pride". I am also in the writing process for a 2nd solo album of my own.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both. To completely ignore the benefits that the digital revolution has brought to the recording industry is foolish. However, there are certain things that still work better when they exist outside "the box". So I always aim to use digital when it is helpful, and avoid when harmful.

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

  8. A: My promise is that the work is not done until they are happy. I love working on music, and there is no reason to ever stop working on it until it has reached it's full potential.

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

  10. A: I am absolutely, positively in LOVE with the act of putting something into the universe that did not previously exist. Creating music out of thin air is still black magic to me.

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

  12. A: Vox AC30, Gretsch White Falcon double cutaway, Suitcase kick drum, tambourine, harmonica. I just hope there would be electricity somewhere on that island....

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

  14. A: I started out playing in bands in Oklahoma when I was 15. Which led me all over the country and eventually to Los Angeles by the time I was 21. Pretty quickly my ability to create music outpaced my ability to pay for recording said music. So I got into the production side of things out of necessity, and found that I really enjoyed it.

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

  16. A: Close your eyes and trust your ears.

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

  18. A: Anything rock or rock adjacent. But really... it's all just the blues, isn't it?

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

  20. A: Professionalism.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: I work mostly in Logic, and occasionally in Harrison Mixbus (when something really needs that warm sound). I have a full studio in Downtown Los Angeles where I can track all live instruments and have plenty of drums, guitars, basses, and amps at my disposal. Fully equipped to track a full band live if need be. I also have a small home studio where I work on mixing and smaller sessions for guitar, vocals, etc...

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

  24. A: I am a big fan of Butch Walker, Eric Ratz, Machine, and Dave Cobb. Everything they produce comes out sounding stellar.

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

  26. A: I specialize in taking a full song from it's most simple elements and building it up into a professional rock mix that jumps off your speakers. Sometimes that requires just a good mix... sometimes it is editing, mixing, mastering, and even recording additional parts. Whatever the song needs to reach it's full potential. I can take care of it all.

Love and a .38 - Turn It Up

I was the composer, producer, performer, mixing engineer, and mastering engineer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro
  • Harrison Mixbus
  • Multiple Gibson
  • Fender
  • Gretsch guitars
  • Marshall
  • Fender
  • Ashdown
  • Ampeg
  • Bugera
  • and Panama guitar amps
  • Full live drum setup
  • Amplitube
  • Bias Amp
  • multiple drum modelers
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