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Range of Sounds is your source for everything audio. From learning how to mix your own music to finding the best pedal our team of producers, audiophiles, and engineers is here to help.

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We have worked with many different styles of music, including rock, funk, metal, hip hop, EDM, and just about everything else. That also means we write about just about every style of music and you can check out the latest from our blog here.

What Is The Difference Between Tempo and BPM
What’s The Difference Between Tempo And BPM?

Even if you’re not a professional musician you are probably familiar with words like melody, beat, harmony, rhythm, and tempo. Through my experience, I can tell you that…

Why Are Guitar Strings So Expensive?
Why Are Guitar Strings So Expensive?

It can be quite disheartening when you start looking for guitar strings out there for the first time. Not only are you supposed to figure out which set…

Looking For Your Next Pedal?

We love experimenting with pedals to try and find that next unique sound. Whether it’s a bass, violin, guitar or anything else in between there’s always room to add a pedal, right? You can check out all our reviews of effect pedals here.

bass guitarist using a phaser pedal
4 Best Phaser Pedals for Bass Guitar

I can’t help but start by referencing one of my favorite nerd pickup lines of all time. In Frasier, the geeky Trekkie Noel purrs to his coworker Roz,…

bass guitar player using a flanger pedal
4 Best Flanger Pedals for Bass Guitar

We’ve all seen it. The guitarist who could be more accurately called a pedal collector with a guitar. The player who runs their instrument through so many layers…

best overdrive pedal for tub amp
5 Best Overdrive Pedals for Tube Amps

Playing a tube amp is sort of like listening to your favorite album on vinyl, or driving a 1966 Mustang to work. It’s not the simple way or…

What About Strings?

Compared to most other parts of an instrument, strings are cheap. That means they’re often overlooked as a result but strings are a big deal so let’s talk about how you figure out which ones will work for your rig…and which ones won’t.

Can Guitar Strings Cut Your Fingers?
Can Guitar Strings Cut Your Fingers?

Creating music with just the tips of your fingers is magical, but only guitarists know that behind this magic, things can get ugly. I can’t count the hours…

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5 Best Bass Strings for Punk Music

As a full-time producer, songwriter, and composer I’ve worked on game soundtracks, musical theatre projects, and produced songwriters ranging from folk to pop to psychedelic. But I’m not…

5 Best Acoustic Bass Guitar Strings
5 Best Acoustic Bass Guitar Strings

In 1982, The Ramones had already Bopped to the Blitzkreig and fully expressed their desire to be sedated. Hell, they had already moved on to working with Phil…

Ready To Record?

Recording a great track is a lot more than just pushing a button. But you already know that. Let’s talk about some of the more advanced (and not so advanced) recording techniques out there from selecting the right flooring to recording on your phone.

Hotel2Tango Live Room Hardwood Floor
Best Flooring for Recording Studios

Producing music is one of those hobbies that can turn into a lifestyle before you realize it. Creating music feels good, and then a person starts researching ways…

Time To Master Mixing and Mastering

Getting a great recording is the first step but it’s definitely not the only one. You also need to mix and master your track to really bring out the best. From teaching you mixing and mastering techniques to providing the service for you, we cover a lot of ground.

Hi Hat
Mixing Hi-Hats

Anyone who has lived near a drummer can tell you. Drums are loud. When a drummer is practicing, everyone knows it. And drums are not exactly a low-maintenance…

how to use pink noise to eq a room
How to Use Pink Noise to Tune/EQ a Room

At the risk of sounding trite, the point of music is to make sounds that make people happy. I don’t think a more basic definition of music is…

Who’s Behind Range Of Sounds?

Hi, I’m Ryan!

I’m a freelance audio engineer based in New York and I’m usually working out of moon studios.

I play the guitar, bass, keyboard and consider myself an aspiring drummer. But honestly, I’ve dabbled with just about every instrument you can think of and I’ve been known to drop a mean didgeridoo jam from time to time.

I started Range of Sounds to help aspiring producers and musicians make better music and have fun doing it.

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Meet Robert Ruby

Robert is a freelance audio engineer, prolific musician, and the lead writer for Range of Sounds.

Robert has had a lifelong obsession with dissecting and understanding music and is a self-taught composer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer, and recording engineer.

Robert is an active producer and you can hire him on SoundBetter to mix, master, and perfect your own tracks. You can also listen to his music on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. You can also learn more about Robert Ruby on his personal website.