FREELANCE LIVE SOUND ENGINEER, FORMERLY FOH MIXING ENGINEER AND PRODUCTION MANAGER FOR NILE RODGERS & CHIC
JOHN HENRY RYAN
Using S4 mixing & S4X reference headphones
"The Ollo S4 is an incredibly lightweight, and carefully handcrafted professional headphone, thought for demanding musicians and sound engineers. Its quality is outstanding and reliable when mixing or overdubbing in the studio. For an even better uncoloured, flat response, as well as improved comfort, the S4X has no rivals, even in the higher price category, and it is now my most precious work tool. I am able to wear the S4X even up to 6 hours while mixing on a project and I completely forget that I’m wearing them. Just can’t do without the S4X."
Started touching faders in the late 70’s, at home and in clubs for local bands. This hobby became my career, first as FOH engineer for Italian pop star Pino Daniele, then on monitors for Edoardo Bennato. In 1980 I enrolled at the Recording Workshop in Ohio, graduating with a 99.9 average. In 1982 I was hired as resident studio engineer at Executive Studios in Napoli, Italy, where I recorded and mixed movie score, orchestras and albums for musicians and artists, some of whom I would have worked with live. In 1991 I returned to live mixing and touring for artists such as Eduardo DeCrescenzo, Eugenio Bennato, Enzo Avitabile, Gino Paoli, Giorgia (just to name a few), then Michele Zarrillo and Gigi Dalessio, with whom I toured for 5 years. Meanwhile, I was added to Nile Rodgers & CHIC’s production team, which soon brought me to leave the Italian scene, since CHIC had become my full time gig, including managing the band’s technical production aspects. At the end of 2018, I resigned from CHIC, returning to my present freelance career.