Ryan Andersen is a record producer and mix engineer residing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Ryan began working in the music industry as a runner at Bryan Adams’ recording facility, The Warehouse Studio, in downtown Vancouver. There he apprenticed under producers such as Don Gilmore (Red Velvet Relief), Gggarth Richardson (Pacifier, Mudvayne), Bob Clearmountain (Bryan Adams), Mike Fraser (AC/DC) and under mix engineers such as Randy Staub and Mike Plotnikoff. Some of the other projects/artists that Ryan worked with at the Warehouse include Yes, Sarah McLachlan, Moist, Cranberries, and Randy Newman..
Ryan began freelancing as a Protools editor/engineer with close friend and producer Joey Moi, working with independent acts in a developmental role. Joey and Ryan worked together on Theory of a Deadman’s debut, which achieved high album sales in Canada and the US. This led to additional work with Theory’s co-producer Chad Kroeger on many of his side projects, and eventually on two Nickelback records, The Long Road and All the Right Reasons. All the Right Reasons recently achieved "Diamond" status in album sales (10 million units). Ryan worked as an editor on many other projects during this time including Default, Ian Thornley, Hinder, Closure, Chad Kroeger’s song “Hero” and his collaboration with Santana, as well as many other albums and demos for independent acts. He also worked for a number of months in Seattle alongside producer Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog, Blind Melon) on U.P.O.'s sophomore release entitled The Heavy, as well as American band Outspoken's debut album.
Since 2005, Ryan has owned and operated a mixing room and small production facility in Saskatoon, SK called RedDoor Recording, where he has been focusing more on artist development and the mixing side of music production. He has worked with many talented musicians and bands of all genres, including international acts such as San Diego's Nick Black, and L.A.'s Future Villains, Scattered Hamlet, and InDroves.
In 2011, Ryan was asked to be involved with the development of Saskatchewan's first recording program at a new tech/art school, The Recording Arts Institute of Saskatoon (RAIS). There he teaches the basics of audio engineering, from signal flow and electronics to digital editing, music production, synthesis, midi, surround mixing for film, and mastering. He also operates and maintains the RAIS recording facility and its equipment. Studio A at RAIS runs Protools HD through a Toft console, with additional preamps from API and Universal Audio. It features a large, lively drum room with 30 ft ceilings, and a acoustically treated isolation room perfect for vocals, Studio B houses a UAD Apollo interface with Unison preamps, a Slate Raven touch screen controller, and a small tracking room.
Please see the Discography page for a comprehensive list of Ryan's credits during his 20 year career.