Ryan Ulyate  Producer / Engineer


August 2017

Welcome to my (sporadically updated) website!

I've been recording, mixing and producing music since I got my foot in the door of a studio 1979 (my, how time flies!). Since 2007, I’ve been doing lots of great work with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: In my unbiased opinion, one of the best bands in the world.

On February 10th Tom was named the 2017 Musicares Person Of The Year” for the Grammy Foundation. There was a concert featuring Tom Petty & Heartbreakers as well as other artists honoring Tom’s music. I’ll be working on mixing this for a potential later broadcast.

On October 1st 2016 I was at at the Audio Engineering Society convention in Los Angeles on thePlatinum Engineers panel, moderated by Michael Romanowsi, with Chuck Ainlay, Lynne Earls, Bob Ohllson and Andrew Scheps  (a pretty impressive group! ) We took questions from the audience and told some “war stories”. It was a lot of fun!

In May 2016 We finished a Mudcrutch album (creatively titled “Mudcrutch 2”). We’re all really happy with it. Here’s an L.A. Times review, another one from Glide , and a more in-depth interview with the band. Mudcrutch just wrapped up a tour, which was very well reviewed.

Tom and I are also working with a fantastic new band called The Shelters. Their first album came out in June 2016. (Their album is now available in Hi-Res for $13.98. If you have your computer hooked up to a good loud hi-fi, I strongly recommend you get this!)

In summer 2014, “Hypnotic Eye” came out,  which, believe it or not, was the first #1 album for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (and the first #1 as a producer for me too!). Check out these interviews about the album that I did for Music Radar and Digital Trends. Here’s another interview more focused on 5.1 at soundbard.com There is a very detailed interview I did about Hypnotic Eye online at Sound On Sound Magazine –complete with Pro Tools screenshots (for über geeks only!)

Check out my new Hi-Res page. I still believe the best way to people hear music is to have it be the same quality as what we hear in the studio. Hi-Res will get you there!

I was saddened by Juan Gabriel’s passing at the age of 66. I engineered and mixed his breakout album “Recuerdos” in 1979, and went on to work with him for the next 10 years (including producing, as it turns out, his #4 song of all time: “Debo Hacerlo”). Juan Gabriel was a huge talent and a cultural icon. He will be missed! Here’s an interview I  did about him for Remezcla, a Latin culture website.