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Ryan began his musical career by taking up drums and piano in the third grade, and set up his first primitive recording studio at age 10. This display of interest prompted his father, remote recording engineer David Hewitt, to take him on the road at age 12. Over the course of 15 years on the Remote Recording Services trucks, Ryan learned to get sessions going quickly, pay attention to details and capture the moment on tape at all costs.
After receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University, Ryan moved to New York City to take a job with Sony Music Studios. Once there, he quickly moved up the ranks to assist and learn from some of the best engineers and producers in the business, including Michael Brauer, Phil Ramone, Bob Power and Elliot Scheiner. Moving to Los Angeles in the autumn of 2000, Ryan landed at Cello Studios, again moving to the head of the class and working with top engineers such as Jim Scott, Richard Dodd and Ed Thacker.▼ Article continues below ▼
Today, Ryan is emulating his mentors and recording, mixing and producing projects by diverse artists like the Avett Brothers, The Band Perry, Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Jamie Cullum, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, blink-182, Flogging Molly, The Alkaline Trio, Three Days Grace, We Are Scientists, Tom Petty and John Frusciante. Additionally, producers such as Rick Rubin, Matt Serletic, Gregg Wells, Jeff Trott and Max Martin have called on Ryan for his work ethic and sense of humor as much as for his recording and mixing skills. In his spare time, Ryan graciously writes for the Audio-Technica blog, imparting his knowledge and advice to readers all over the world.
For more information, visit his website at www.ryanhewitt.com.