Ryan originally set out to start the show in May of 2008. He first contacted Jon Tidey and Des McKinney and asked if they would be interested in producing a podcast on the subject of home recording. These two were chosen because of their work on AudioGeekZine and HomeTracked respectively. Both agreed to develop a weekly show and on June 17th, 2008 the first Home Recording Show episode was released.
Des McKinney was only part of the first two shows. He quickly realized that he would not have enough time in his schedule to produce a weekly segment and respectfully bowed out of the show. Ryan Canestro and Jon Tidey continued on as a duo until February 2009 when Jesse Zoller officially joined the cast. This filled out the shows host line-up for many episodes. Currently Ryan and Jon continue on with a rotating guest host each week.
- Ryan has been involved with recording informally since he was a child. He started with an 8-track cartridge machine, then a cassette deck with two mic inputs, followed by two cassette decks and a Radio Shack mixer for overdubbing, then to a 4 track cassette tape machine, on to an 8 track ADAT machine, and finally to computer based recording. He is usually asked what recording school that he attended, which he replies, “I have 20 years of trial and error starting from the absolute beginning. I can not imagine a better education that that.”
- Ryan currently resides in Southern California with his wife and two children. He owns and operates the recording studio Ditch Road Records and works in location audio for the entertainment industry.
- Jon is a producer and mix engineer at Epic Sounds, his home-based studio in Vancouver, BC Canada. His site AudioGeekZine was started in 2007 after graduating from audio school and has become a popular destination for audio tutorials, news and reviews.
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