SAE | Ableton Certified Trainer | Mix Engineer
With 24 years of professional experience in the music industry Sam Ryan began his career in live sound, and then moved into the studio with the roll of producer / engineer / mixer co-founding Vancouver based music production company SOS Music Group LTD.
Sam is a certified Ableton Live trainer and is the chief instructor of the Audio Engineering and Music Production Program at SAE Vancouver. Recent artists Sam has mixed music for include Harrison Brome, Kiesza, Jake Shears (scissor sisters), Sofi Tucker (Katey Perry - Small Talk Remix), and Dragonette.
Sam has been involved with songs in film/tv placements such as Gossip Girl, Community, My Little Pony, White Collar, Littlest Pet Shop, Running Wild and Bad Teacher. Sam’s new focus is mixing music in surround in the Dolby Atmos / Apple Spacial audio format.
Audio Engineer | Warp Founder | Ableton Trainer
Vespers is a sought-after producer, engineer, influencer, coach, and keynote speaker. Having assembled a vibrant, international collective of music producers via his social media networks and worked with many of the industry’s heavyweights, Vespers is a highly-regarded thought leader and creative innovator.
A first-mover on Youtube, Vespers built a thriving channel with 11M+ video views, 104,000 subscribers, and nearly 400 campaigns. He’s collaborated with an ever-expanding list of international audio brands including Ableton, Universal Audio, Apogee, Dynaudio Pro, iZotope, FabFilter, Audeze, Sonarworks and many more.
Building on his success on Youtube, Vespers has become an authority on audio production. He’s been a keynote speaker at events like the Virtual Electronic Music Summit and AEMCon, as well as stand-out music festivals such as Shambhala and Basscoast.
In 2013 Vespers co-founded Warp Academy, where he’s assembled a team of top-tier instructors, sound designers, and audio experts. Warp Academy has been recognized as an official Ableton Certified Training Center and has worked with over 50,000 students, empowering them to create exceptional music and live their passion.
Music Producer | Warp Academy | Coach
Sam is a multi-talented musician and producer. Having refined his skills over the past decade, he developed expertise in composition, sound design, music theory and mixing.
Sam's been deeply involved in key facets of the music industry. From being a full-time sound designer for Cymatics, to creating his own soundbanks with Warp Academy, his work is consistently recognized for its quality, intricacy, and detail.
Aside from his experience in sound design & product development, Sam also released several remixes through the eminent label, Westwood Recordings.
Sam’s passion for music extends far beyond his own production. At heart, he loves to teach and help others. He’s taught in classrooms, assisted in live Ableton workshops with Warp Academy, and is continuously providing his knowledge and experience to upcoming producers, through 1-on-1 lessons and on-going mentorship.