Ryan Andersen went to school for audio engineering and production at the Centre for Digital Imaging and Sound in Burnaby, BC in 1996. Two years later, he graduated from the Masters program and began working as a runner at Bryan Adam’s recording facility Warehouse Studios in Vancouver. While at the Warehouse Studio, he worked with acts such as AC/DC, Sarah McLachlan, Moist, Bryan Adams, and Mudvayne. Ryan has also worked alongside legendary producers Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Eve 6, Good Charolette), Garth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Pacifier, Hedley), Bob Clearmountain (Bryan Adams), Randy Staub (Metallica, Nickelback), and Mike Fraser (Aerosmith, AC/DC) to name a few.
Ryan eventually began freelancing as a music editor/engineer with long-time friend and producer Joey Moi. They began working with independent bands, producing and editing their sound, and getting many of the acts signed to deals with record labels in the U.S. and Canada. Ryan worked on projects in Seattle alongside producer Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog, Blind Melon) and then went back to Vancouver to record Theory of a Deadman’s debut album. This led to Ryan working with Theory’s co-producer Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) on many of his side projects and eventually on two Nickelback records. Ryan worked on many other projects during this time including Default, Thornley, Bo Bice, Hinder, Closure, Chad Kroeger’s song “Hero” and his collaboration with Santana as well as many other albums and demos for independent acts.
In 2005 Ryan moved back home to Saskatchewan to start his own recording studio, Red Door Recording. As well as working with local artists, he has been travelling back and forth to Los Angeles and San Diego working on projects like InDroves, Scattered Hamlet, and Nick Black, as well as helping design and build The Castle studios in Hollywood, CA.
Ryan always enjoys sharing his knowledge, expertise and experience with the next generation of audio engineers in this province.