Ryan Waniata

Ryan Waniata

Ryan Waniata is an audio engineer, musician, composer, and lover of all things tech, audio, and cinema. Hailing originally from Montana, Ryan received his bachelor degree from the University of Montana in composition and technology. He later studied audio engineering at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, AZ, then packed up for Nashville, where he spent a couple of years playing and recording music in various studios and local venues. Ryan now makes his home in Portland, OR. Feel free to contact him on twitter, or check in with him at Digital Trends to get the scoop on all the latest in tech, film, and music.
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Movies & TV

Comedy legend Gene Wilder, star of ‘Willy Wonka,’ dies at 83

Gene Wilder, the comedic legend who captivated the world with his unique take on a wide array of roles like Willy Wonka and young Dr. Frankenstein, has died at the age of 83.
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: ‘Don’t Breathe’ sees the light, Justice League goes Dark 34:11

This week, we'll go down the comic book rabbit hole with the Justice League Dark movie, Dark Universe; discuss the weekend's biggest movie, Don't Breathe; chat about new Guardians of the Galaxy concept art; and explore the problem…
Home Theater

RHA shows off two high-end headphones, first-ever headphone amp ahead of IFA 2016

RHA has jumped ahead of the crowd for the upcoming electronics blitz that is IFA 2016, unveiling two new headphone models, as well as the company's first-ever portable headphone amplifier and DAC, the Dacamp L1.
Home Theater

How to master your equalizer for the perfect sound

You may know what an EQ is, but do you know how it works and what to do with it? We go through the basics of a graphic EQ and lay out some guidelines for how to achieve the sound you want from your devices.
Podcasts

Between the Streams podcast: ‘Kubo’ astonishes, Spidey gets a ‘new’ leading lady 44:02

This week: Spider-Man gets a new poster and a new Mary Jane to go with it, Kubo and the Two Strings changes everything for stop-motion animation, Star Trek Discovery updates, and Will Ferrell takes on Sherlock Holmes.
Product Review

Sennheiser PXC 550 Review

Relish the sound of silence (or really good music) with Sennheiser’s PXC 550
Home Theater

Best Bluetooth speakers under $100

While it would be nearly impossible to test every portable Bluetooth speaker on the market, we've gotten pretty close. Check out our favorite speakers for $100 or less, which has something for just about everyone on your list.
Home Theater

Focal takes its Dôme Flax speakers to new heights with an Atmos upgrade

Focal's gorgeous new 5.1.2 Dôme Flax speaker system offers a more refined solution to the Dolby Atmos conundrum -- as long as you aren’t averse to making a few holes in the ceiling, that is.
Movies & TV

How the studio behind ‘Kubo’ went high tech to make stop-motion look astonishing

Step behind the scenes for a hands-on look at state-of-the-art animation studio, Laika, which used a mix of 3D-printing, stop motion, and CGI to create its breathtaking new film, Kubo and the Two Strings.
Movies & TV

BTS Podcast: 'Sausage Party' remakes stoner comedies, Tales from the Crypt returns 36:23

This week we'll discuss the bizarrely deep stable of well-reviewed movies hitting theaters this weekend, including Seth Rogen's brilliantly crass animated film Sausage Party. We'll also talk Rogue One's latest trailer, and more.
Home Theater

Yamaha’s entry-level sound bar gets classier and more versatile

Yamaha unveils its latest sound bar aimed at the cheap seats in the new YAS-106. An update of the YAS-105, the system offers a slimmer design, as well as HDMI connection and Bluetooth streaming, all at a nice price.
Home Theater

Audiophiles unite: Roland buys V-Moda to help ‘inspire the future of music’

V-Moda has been acquired by the seminal synth maker Roland in a deal that will see the two companies partner to expand into the broader marketplace. V-Moda CEO Val Kolton will stay on after the transition.