Ryan McQuinn is an award winning composer (Global Music Awards and Prestige Music Awards) who has brought his love of music to projects such as Lotia (Crayon Ponyfish), Dungeons & Doritos (Nerdy Show Productions), Call of Cthulu Mystery Program (Nerdy Show Productions), Liberty: Vigilance, and Dark Dice. He is currently working working on Interstellar Space: Genesis with Grant Kirkhope and creating chiptune sfx for Axe Cop.
When Ryan was growing up, his mother Susan McQuinn had flute students taking private lessons at the house, taught at universities, and performed in orchestras. Her inspiring example led him to learn piano, guitar, and trombone at the age of eleven. Susan was also recording an album on her computer using Cakewalk at this time. Naturally, Ryan stole away into her office whenever he could to record music of his own. There were many nights that Susan discovered him recording quietly in her office when he was supposed to be in bed! I just need to record this idea before i forget it, Mom! His first live performance took place in Mrs. Deschnow’s 8th Grade Science class. He sang a song for a class project with a backing track he had created at home playing on a cassette tape in a boombox (extra bass “on"" of course!)
From there, Ryan wrote more and more. Through the years, he learned several recording programs: Protools, Cubase, Reaper, and Audacity. He sang and played keyboard in different rock bands, most notably Bedlam Stories. After years of songwriting, recording, and playing live, 2012 presented him with an opportunity to work on the score for Dungeons & Doritos with Stevo Bortz. He continued to accept more work from various clients and build his business which is now called Neon Dolphin.
After 25 years of studying music and pouring himself into his passion, Ryan is very grateful to partner with his clients to bring their visions to life by day and spend time with his loving family by night.