Ryan West

In addition to many Platinum, Gold and Diamond RIAA certifications, he's been twice nominated for the Album of the Year Grammy and has a further seven nominations to his credit as a mixing and recording engineer.

A skilled multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Ryan also produces music for major label artists, film and television.

As of 2017, over 70 million albums have been sold worldwide that contain a credit to Ryan West. After moving to NYC from Youngstown, Ohio in 1997 he took a job at Sam Ash Music Store in Times Square where he began to buy recording equipment to record his own projects. A self-taught recordist, Ryan was approached by a music store client who needed help recording in his home. The client turned out to be an influential producer and A&R with Island Records. Over the following 12 months or so, he worked tirelessly to improve his abilities while recording Gospel artists like Dee Dee Warwick, Benjamin Love and others. At this time, Protools Digital audio Workstations were quickly gaining traction as the future of studio recording technology. From that early stage, Ryan developed an impressive level of speed and accuracy while recording and editing. He soon found out that those skills were exactly what the NYC hiphop community wanted and needed.

Taking the helm as chief engineer at the now defunct Soho Music Studios exposed him to top hip-hop artists and their production teams. For the next 4 years, he developed his skills as a recordist and mixer while he built relationships with artists and producers who were on their way to the top. One of those producers was Just "Just Blaze" Smith. Signing on with his management N.Q.C. Management in 2003, Ryan began a whirlwind of work with Blaze and some of the world's most successful artists and producers. He hasn't stopped working since.

Ryan helped forge the sound of hip-hop and rap music as we know it today by working with artists such as Emine

Eminem,
Kanye West,
Usher,
Ritchie Havens,
T.I.,
Rihanna,
Jay Z

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Ryan West Mixing a Hip Hop Song ft. John Legend
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Ryan West Mixing a Hip Hop Song ft. John Legend

Engineer Ryan West mixes the song ‘Break Bread’ by Dujeous featuring John Legend entirely in the box
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Using Delays with Ryan West
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Using Delays with Ryan West

Learn how famous producer Ryan West, uses delays in order to create depth and space in a mix.
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Ryan West Mixing With Softube Plugins
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Ryan West Mixing With Softube Plugins

Learn how Ryan mixes the song "White Lines" from scratch using only Softube Volume 1
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Ryan West Mixing Asher Roth 'Tangerine Girl'
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Ryan West Mixing Asher Roth 'Tangerine Girl'

See how Ryan West mixed the hip-hop song 'Tangerine Girl' by Asher Roth, unveiling his signature sound and mix tricks
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Interview with Ryan West
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Interview with Ryan West

Hip hop mixer Ryan West answers Fab Dupont's questions.
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