Ryan Royals

Remote Mixing/mobile Recording

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I can MIX your tracks and songs!! Or Record your projects with me here local in Hattiesburg, MS; or in recording studios located in Memphis, TN and Austin, TX. I can also record you solo, or your band, live on location, at your gigs, or in your own studio. Mastering is also available.

I’m a freelance recording / mixing engineer and music producer, graduated in December 2000 from Full Sail University in Orlando, FL with an Associate of Science Degree in Recording Arts, where I excelled in Pro Tools, Advanced Audio Engineering, Analog and Digital Recording, Entertainment Law, and Music History. I have owned a commercial recording studio and I have over 24 years of professional experience as an Audio Engineer and Music Producer. Live recordings at your gig or your location and Mixing in studio.

Working in conjunction with and freelancing at American Recording Studio, located in music mecca, Memphis, Tennessee. https://www.american-recording-studio.com/

One half (1/2) deposit ($$$) required upfront when booking sessions, and the other half is paid upon completion of the time scheduled.

**Two to three (2-3) revisions requests are included for final mixes.**

Please reach out to me for any questions or additional information or pricing questions. I’m glad to help any way I can. Thank you!


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

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  1. Review by Brad Clark
    by Brad Clark

    Ryan is the best! He recorded and mixed a music performance video series that my team and I shot in different locations every episode. We could always rely on him to be wherever we asked him to be and capture a studio quality recording of a different band each time. A video is only as good as its audio. Ryan’s mixes made our video series sound incredible and reach a new level of professionalism. I look forward to working with him again on future projects.

Interview with Ryan Royals

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

  2. A: Working in Memphis with Willie Hall from The Blues Brothers as a drummer and Producer with Judge Booker on bass, while I was Recording Engineer and Mixing Engineer.

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

  4. A: Numerous ongoing projects for Skeeter Hawk Records and other local bands and musicians.

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

  6. A: Prices. I can make it work for you!

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

  8. A: That it's easy and doesn’t take long. A 2 minute song can take half a day or longer to mix properly

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

  10. A: Do you have any demos or any other recorded work that I can listen to first? Or is this your first recording? Have you ever recorded in a studio before? If so, when and where? What are you planning to do with the songs once finished? Have you published your songs with a performing rights organization such as BMI or ASCAP? Have you registered with SoundExchange? Or The MLC? Don’t miss money that you can collect for streaming plays and for the live shows you play too.

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

  12. A: Let's talk! I’ll be glad to answer any questions and work with your budget to give you exactly what you want, within reason

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

  14. A: Laptop, Headphones, Microphone, Generator, Book about how to get off a desert island

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: Eclectic acoustic soul

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

  18. A: Dr. Dog because they are innovative and rad.

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

  20. A: Pre-production is your best friend. Work out all tempos, timing, and arrangements BEFORE coming in and burning studio time.

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

  22. A: Creativity when producing, the best possible capture when recording, and the most scrutinizing mix when mixing and after all together, exceptional mastering. Sonic quality.

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

  24. A: Stay busy! Short breaks. No distractions!

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: Equipment List Computer Recording / DAW ~Record up to 18 tracks simultaneously~ Pro Tools 2023.6 Black Lion Audio DIGI 002 R XB Mod Digidesign Command 8 Black Lion Audio Micro Clock MkIII XB Glyph StudioRAID mini 4TB HD Avid Pro Tools Custom Keyboard Kensington Slimblade Track Ball Samsung 27" video monitor iLok2 USB Apple Mac Pro Mid 2012: Dual 6-Core 2.4GHz HD: 480GB Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD RAM: 128.0GB OS X 10.14.6 Outboard Gear Black Lion Audio Auteur two channel preamp (x2) Black Lion Audio modified Focusrite OctoPre Platinum with ADAT option dbx 386 Dual Vacuum Tube preamp via S/PDIF Microphones **Michael Joly custom modified** **APEX 460 with MJE-K47 capsule** = ((Telefunken AK-47 clone)) **MXL 603 Ultimate SDC Mod ** = ((Neuman KM-184 clone)) **MXL 990 Hulk ** = ((Neuman U-87ai clone)) MJE-384 Matched Pair AKG C414 MXII (x2) Sennheiser 421-II (x3) Audix D-6 AKG D-112 AKG SE 300 B (x2) Shure Beta 52 A Shure Beta 58 A Shure SM-58 (x2) Shure SM-57 (x5) Audio Technica AT 3525 Audio Technica AT 4041 DPA 4099 CORE w/ guitar mounting clip PreSonus DM-7: BD-1 (x1), ST-4 (x4), OH-2 (x2) Realistic Omnidirectional Dynamic handheld Plug-ins Acon Digital: Remix – Stem separation Multiply – Vocal chorus AIR: AIR Chorus, AIR Distortion, AIR Dynamic Delay, AIR Enhancer, AIR Ensemble, AIR Filter Gate, AIR Flanger, AIR Frequency Shifter, AIR Fuzz-Wah, AIR Kill EQ, AIR Lo-Fi, AIR Multi-Chorus, AIR Multi-Delay, AIR Non-Linear Reverb, AIR Phaser, AIR Reverb, AIR Spring Reverb, AIR Stereo Width, AIR Talkbox, AIR Vintage Filter, Boom, DB-33, Mini Grand, Structure Free, Vacuum, Expand 2 Antares: AVOX DUO Avid: 304C, 304E, AutoPan, BBD Delay, BF-2A, BF-3A, BF-76, Black Op Distortion, Black Spring, Black/Shiny Wah, C1 Chorus/Vibrato, Channel Strip, Click II, D-Verb, DC Distortion, Dither, Dyn3 Compressor/Limiter, Dyn3 De-Esser, Dyn3 Expander/Gate, Eleven Lite, Eleven MK II, Eleven MK II Cab, EQ3 1-Band, EQ3 7-Band, Fairchild 660, ff d2 1-2 Band, ff d2 4-Band, ff d2 6-Band, ff d3 Compressor+Limiter, ff d3 Compressor/Limiter, Flanger, Graphic EQ, Gray Compressor, Green JRC Overdrive, Impact, InTune, Lo-Fi, MasterMeter, Maxim, Mod Delay III, moogerfooger Analog Delay, moogerfooger Lowpass, moogerfooger Phaser, moogerfooger Ring Modulator, Orange Phaser, Pitch II, POW-r Dither, Pro Compressor, Pro Expander, Pro Limiter, Pro Multiband Dynamics, Pro Multiband Splitter, Pro Subharmonic, Pultec EQH-2, Pultec EQP-1A, Pultec MEQ-5, Purple Audio MC77, Recti-Fi, Reel Tape Delay, Reel Flanger, Reel Tape Saturation, Reverb One, ReVibe II, Roto Speaker, Sans-Amp PSA-1,Sci-Fi, Signal Generator, Smack, Space, Studio Reverb, Tape Echo, Tel-Ray Delay, Time Adjuster, Tri-Knob Fuzz, Trim, Vibe Phaser, Voce Chorus Vibrato, Voce Spin, White Boost Celemony: Melodyne vocal tuner FabFilter: Pro-Q 3 EQ and Filter IK Multimedia: AmpliTube 4 iZotope: Ozone 11 Elements Mastering Suite Ozone Imager 2 Vinyl Vocal Doubler Lexicon: MPX Native Reverb Native Instruments: Guitar Rig 5 RC 24 RC 48 Noise Makers: Siren Plugin Alliance: bx_cleansweep V2 bx_opto bx_rocktrack V3 Lindell 80 Bus Lindell 80 Channel Maag EQ2 SPL Attacker Plus Sonnox: Oxford 3 Band EQ Oxford 5 Band EQ Oxford EQ+Filters Oxford Filters Oxford Inflator Oxford Inflator Direct Sonarworks: Reference 3 Suite w/ XRL mic Soundtoys: Echoboy Analog Echo Echoboy Jr Soundways: RIN-M Valhalla DSP: ValhallaFreqEcho ValhallaSpaceModulator ValhallaSupermassive Waves: Abbey Road Studios J37 Tape, Abbey Road Studios Reel ADT, Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter, Bass Rider, Bass Rider Live, Butch Vig Vocals, C6 Multiband Compressor, CLA Guitars, CLA-2A, CLA-76, DeEsser, InPhase, L2 Ultra Maximizer, Maserati DRM Drum Slammer, PuigChild 660 & 670, PuigTec EQP1A, PuigTec MEQ5, RCompressor, Reel ADT, Renaissance Axx, REQ 2, REQ 4, REQ 6, RVerb, SuperTap 2-Taps, SuperTap 6-Taps, Vocal Rider, Vocal Rider Live, Waves Tune Real-Time, Z-Noise Studio Classics Bundle: • API 550A - 3-band Equalizer • API 550B - 4-band Equalizer • API 560 - 10-band Graphic EQ • API 2500 - Stereo Compressor • SSL Master Buss Compressor • SSL G-Equalizer • SSL E-Channel • SSL G-Channel • V-EQ3 3-band equalizer • V-EQ4 4-band equalizer • V-Comp compressor Manny Marroquin Signature Series Bundle: • MM Reverb • MM Delay • MM Triple D • MM Tone Shaper • MM Distortion • MM EQ Monitors JBL LSR2328P (x2) JBL LSR2310SP - Subwoofer Bryston 4B Power Amp (250 Watts per channel at 8 Ohms) Yamaha NS-10M Studio (x2) [8 Ohms] Yamaha Q2031B - Dual 31-Band 1/3 Octave Graphic EQ (x2) Control Room / Power / Headphones PreSonus Central Station with talkback remote Monster Power Pro 3500 Furman PL-PLUS C power conditioner APC Back-UPS BR1500G 1500 VA Tower Furman HDS-6 Headphone Distribution Furman HR-6 Headphone Mixer (x9) Direct Sound EX-29 Extreme Isolation Headphones (x5) AKG K712 Pro Open-back Mastering and Reference Headphones (x1) AKG K271 MKII Closed-back Studio and Live Headphones with Mute (x1) AKG K-77 Headphones (x2) Hum-X Ground Loop Eliminator (x2) Furman SS-6B power extender (x2) Cables / Snakes Evidence - The Melody & The Lyric HG Black Lion Audio - Premium Digital SPDIF and BNC cables Have Inc. Premium Optical cables Monster - Performer 500 XLR cables (x6) Telefunken - STMC XLR cables (x2) Pro Co - custom designed wall plates (x3) Whirlwind XLR cables (x2) StarTech.com 6 feet Thunderbolt 3 cable (x1) OWC Thunderbolt 3 cables (x4) OWC BNC cables (x4) Hosa Optical cables Miscellaneous Auralex Acoustic Treatment Auralex Gramma ISO Riser (x2) Auralex SubDude II Auralex MoPads Auralex ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform Studio Pop Filter SE Electronics RF-X Reflection Filter On-Stage Stands SMS7650 Hex Base Studio Boom Microphone Stand 1980's Dean Markley RM-80-DR Guitar Amp Jim Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah-wah pedal Ovation Elite Standard 6 string acoustic guitar Stanton T62 Direct Drive Turntable w/ Neumark CC-1RS replacement stylus M-Audio Oxygen Pro 25 keyboard controller Ensoniq - Mirage DSK Keyboard / MIDI Controller Casio – Casiotone MT-205 musical keyboard Earthworks Kickpad Whirlwind 20dB mic pad (x4) Whirlwind 40dB mic pad (x4) String Swing wall mount guitar hanger (x5) Behringer CT100 cable tester ART DTI dual Transformer / Isolator Radial Pro DI direct box Radial Pro D2 stereo direct box Live Recording Set-up ~Record up to 26 tracks simultaneously~ Pro Tools 2023.9 13-inch MacBook Pro Apple M2 chip w/ 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU, OS Sonoma 14, 256 GB OWC Thunderbolt Hub PreSonus Quantum 2626 M-Audio Profire 2626 PreSonus Digimax D8 ART USB Dual Tube Pre SanDisk Professional PRO-G40 SSD 4TB portable HD Kensington Orbit Fusion portable Trackball mouse KRK GOAUX4 – 4-inch Powered Portable Studio Monitor pair Fastset Musicians / DJ utility table Rockville Audio RDS42 Portable padded height adjustable Throne Furman PL-8 Series 2 power conditioner ART S8 - 3 way, 8 channel microphone splitter (x3) Pro Co - 16 channel XLR snake with 4 TRS Returns - 50 feet Pro Co - 8 channel XLR snake with 4 TRS Returns - 50 feet Hosa - 8 channel XLR snake - 23.1 feet (x3) Hosa - 8 channel XLR snake - 9.9 feet (x3) Black Lion Audio digital SPDIF cables OWC Thunderbolt and BNC cables Hosa optical cables iLok3 USB-C Solo Recording Set-up ~Record up to 4 tracks simultaneously~ Universal Audio Volt 476P / Thunderbolt recording interface ART SPLITCom Pro Microphone splitter / combiner (x2)

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

  28. A: Gabriel Ross, Dave Cobb, Nathan Sabatino, Brit Daniel, Colin Stewart, Jimmy Iovine, Buddy Holly, M. Ward, Victor Axelrod, Adrian Quesada, Adam Gibbons, Niles Rodgers, Isaac Hayes, Tom Dowd, Les Paul, Chips Moman, Rick Rubin, Prince, Quincy Jones, Sam Phillips, Rick Hall, Clive Davis, George Martin, T-Bone Burnett, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Ed Stasium, Butch Vig, Eddie Kramer, Dust Brothers, Prince Paul, Roy Acuff, Fred Rose, Dave Pensado, Bootsie Collins, Beck, Dr. Dre, Dan Auerbach, Bruce Swedian, Steve Albini, Don Costa, John Fry, Danny Sims

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

  30. A: Will Danger, for professional Rap recordings and mixing.

  31. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  32. A: Both. Analog for warmth and digital for ease. Hybrid studio

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

  34. A: That you will leave having all your expectations met and exceeded; not walking away with something that could not be done.

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

  36. A: Positive energy and fun times. Quiet time as well.

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

  38. A: I’ve been involved in music since the 90’s and I graduated from Full Sail University with an Associate of Science Degree in Recording Arts in December 2000, in Winter Park, FL (Orlando)

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

  40. A: Americana, Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Alt Country, Blues, Folk Rock, Cow-Punk, Soul, Indie

  41. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  42. A: Dedication

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

  44. A: Studio recordings and mixing for bands, dialogue recordings, editing, vocal tuning, comping, and also live recordings of bands and performances on location.

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I was the Recording Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer in this production

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