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WCA #486 with Ryan Ordway – Music Learned Via Camping, The Rembrandts, Fallback Plans, Client Trends, and the Portland Music Scene

My guest today is Producer/Engineer/Songwriter, Ryan Ordway. Ryan runs The Studio Portland and has worked with 98.9 WCLZ Studio Z Series, The Heavy Heavy, Gregory Alan Isa Kov, Nature Valley, and actor Xander Berkeley.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Central New Hampshire
  • Music Learned Via Camping
  • Being Connected Technologically
  • The Rembrandts
  • Fallback Plan
  • LA Kicking his Ass
  • Not Going to Berklee School of Music
  • Starting on Tape
  • Home Studio Struggles
  • Moving to Portland
  • Clear Lines Between Home and Work
  • Studio Portland
  • Facelift for an Old Studio
  • Portland Music Scene
  • Speaker Choice 
  • Ready to Record
  • Client Trends
  • Mark Rubel
  • Focusing on the Client
  • Songwriter Perspective

Matt’s Rant: Food for Thought

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Ryan Ordway
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith