After graduating from Drexel University in 2002 with a bachelor in Music and Audio Technology, Ryan Schwabe started his career in sound at Philadelphia’s Recording Studio Crash. As the staff engineer at Studio Crash he recorded such artists as John Legend, Gerald Veasley, Jaguar Wright and Monnette Sudler.
In 2003, he began his work as the Studio Designer and Manager for Drexel University's, MAD Dragon Studios in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. As Studio Manager, he is responsible for the construction, budgeting and design for all of the Music Industry program's recording facilities. He is also a faculty member in the Music Industry Program, teaches an audio production class called 'MAD Dragon Studios' and guest lectures on a myriad of other subjects. Along with his collegiate responsibilities, he is a voting member of the Grammys, a 'Producers and Engineers' wing Co-chair and a member of the board of Governors for the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Ryan is also the treasurer of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES).
Ryan Schwabe is a musician, producer, DJ, sound engineer, music programmer and upright bass player. He released his debut album 'Radio Recession' in 2009 with his then music partner, Taki76. As a music producer and engineer he has worked with, Aaron Livingston, Bilal Oliver, Lady Miss Kier of Dee-Lite, Count Bass D Doodlebug of The Digable Planets, Hezekia and many other others.
He is also a Mastering engineer at The Maniac Mansion in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has worked with RJD2, King Britt, Hoots & Hellmouth, Curt Chambers, North Highlands, Algernon Cadwallader in addition to other local and international acts.
Ryan Schwabe is also a guest lecturer at The Curtis Institute of Music.