WHO WE ARE
PRODUCER | AUDIO ENGINEER | MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST | SONGWRITER
For more than 20 years, Ryan has been studiously, methodically, prodigiously, and obsessively honing his craft. What makes him unique is his coveted ability to make practically anything sound AMAZING. A true sonic wizard. Industry professionals have taken note.
Ryan received a nomination for engineer of the year from the Juno Awards in 2020. In 2015, he received his first nomination for Producer of the Year and the award for Engineer of the Year from the Western Canadian Music Awards and has been nominated in one or both categories every year since, taking home another award in 2018 for Producer of the Year. In addition to these accolades, his experience writing for, producing, recording and performing with Universal Music Canada act Dear Rouge resulted in a Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year and the album Melt by Nuela Charles, which he cowrote, produced and mixed a number of songs on, received a nomination for album of the year at the 2020 Juno Awards.
Although he loves being hands-on during the creation of an album, from start to finish, it's not uncommon for labels and artists to solely solicit his mixing expertise. Whether song-writing, producing or mixing though, Ryan’s laser-like focus and unwavering drive is another reason he is one of Canada’s most sought-after music producer/engineers.
Anticipating another busy and exciting year for #teamechoplant, Ryan looks forward to seeking out new talent and propelling his clients into the spotlight with unparalleled, innovative tracks that are sure to set them apart from the rest of the crowd. Listen for yourself and contact him today about making your music dreams a reality.
AUDIO ENGINEER | PRODUCER | MIXER
Born and raised in the heart and soul of Alberta in a town called Stony Plain, David Ziehr’s musical journey started in the womb at a Headstones concert. Bangin’, bumpin’, and buzzin’ from the get go, it’s fair to say that he had music coursing through his veins at birth.
Upon completing high school, David’s musical passion, drive, and a sense of adventure drove him straight over the Rockies to the bountiful lands of Vancouver, B.C. where he immediately dove into his audio studies at Nimbus School of Recording & Media.
Upon completing his education, David immediately started echoing at the plant, where he has continued honing his engineering and producing skills. Mentoring under Ryan Worsley and Matt Di Pomponio, David’s skills soon became even more poppin’ and supreme.
David is a studio bop through and through, always looking to throw down and make the dream a reality.
COMPOSER | SOUND DESIGNER
Matthew Thomas is a member of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, a musician, and an experienced sound designer and editor. After years of writing and performing in the Vancouver music scene, Matthew enrolled in the Vancouver Film School’s Sound Design for Visual Media program. It was there where he rounded out his musical training with an in-depth knowledge of the history, processes, and terminology of post-production audio.
Upon completing his education, he immediately started working as a sound designer and editor, freelancing at a variety of local studios, including Sharpe Sound, on a wide range of television shows, films and video games. During this time he also composed and recorded music for short films, web series and other musical projects.
In 2007, Matthew jumped at the challenge to revamp the Post-Production process at the Vancouver Film School’s Animation Campus. In his ten years working as the Sound Supervisor and Designer for VFS’s Animation Program, Matthew has overseen and created the 5.1 audio design for thousands of short films.
As a composer, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist, Matthew has a unique skill set that allows him to be involved creatively and technically in every aspect of the audio for your film. From music, to sound design and mix, Matthew can ensure that your project has the sonic support it needs. Contact Matthew to discuss your project.