Today we’d like to introduce you to Ryan Pate.
Ryan, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia and started playing guitar when I was nine years old. As a teenager I started playing in bands, writing, recording and playing shows. Soon after I found my interest in studio equipment and producing music. That led me to accumulating more equipment and eventually building a studio in Virginia Beach. I began producing and recording various artists around my home town. My dream was always to have a life centered around music so I moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to pursue that dream further. My goal was to open a recording studio. I really didn’t know anyone here at the time and my objective was to establish a studio location so I began networking. After being in LA for a few months a friend of mine that I met through networking told me about a studio space available on Sunset Blvd. When I went to check it out I knew it was a special and unique place. I took the opportunity and began outfitting the room to be what is now The Dub Room Studio.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Once I established my location the real challenge began. With little to no money I outfitted the studio myself building sound dampening panels, constructing wooden accent walls and other cosmetic adjustments needed to make a comfortable and creative environment. My drive and obsession for high end recording equipment started to take over. Rather than creating a comfortable living environment for myself I chose to continue to invest in expensive gear and pay the overhead on the studio all while sleeping on couches and living out of my suitcase for four years. Building clientele was not easy. It took a lot of time for the business to develop into what it is today and it has been built mainly from word of mouth. As I started to work with more demanding clients it pushed me to fine tune my craft in audio engineering which helped me establish a strong reputation.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about The Dub Room Studio – what should we know?
For over 9 years The Dub Room Studio has been tucked away on the world famous Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, CA. It has been the creative hub for a variety of artist seeking a more intimate recording environment. The vibe and aesthetics alone puts you in a creative space with the feeling of back home, where it all started. The Dub Room Studio is known for its inspiring outdoor lounge where many clients choose to create just outside the main studio doors. The feeling you get in The Dub Room Studio is hard to describe but it is definitely unique and special.
- Address: 8967 1/2 W. Sunset Blvd
W. Hollywood CA 90069
- Website: www.TheDubRoomStudio.com
- Phone: 323-632-0776
- Email: Pate.DubRoomStudio@gmail.com
- Instagram: DubRoomStudioLA
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