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.
Articles
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.
Podcasts

Between the Streams: Suicide Squad scrum — is DC in trouble? 35:21

This week: The Suicide Squad conundrum. What does the latest critical dud for Warner Bros. mean for the DC franchise going forward? We'll also explore alternatives at the box office, a potential Star Wars TV show on ABC, Stranger…
Home Theater

How Comcast plans to pipe 6,000 hours of Olympics coverage into your house

Leading up to the Olympics in Rio, Comcast has revamped its X1 platform to help deliver thousands of hours of coverage, including stats, highlights, live broadcasts, and even internet streams, all in one place.
Music

Leave the amp, but keep your effects with Yamaha's new TransAcoustic guitar 3:19

Yamaha’s latest musical innovation comes in the form of its new TransAcoustic guitar line, which allows you to add real-time reverb and chorus effects anytime, anywhere -- without plugging into an amp.
Podcasts

Between the Streams: Jason Bored, Black Mirror 3, Wonder Woman's big week 36:09

This week, we're talking about Matt Damon's new Chinese film about monsters and the Great Wall of China, some brilliant new series coming to Netflix, Wonder Woman's attempts to save Warner Bros.' DC universe, and much more, so be…

Between the Streams

Podcasts

Between the Streams: Stranger Things, Trekkie things, and more 31:12

This week: The new Star Trek movie gets high marks, Stranger Things fever breaks out (as does talk of a second season), the VCR takes one last ride, Louis CK preps his next hilarious series with Pamela Aldon, and so much more.
Product Review

Devialet Phantom Review

Devialet’s near-perfect $2,000 speaker turns wireless audio on its head.
Podcasts

Between the Streams: Rogue One sizzles, Stranger Things flies, Ghostbusters doesn’t suck 34:19

The Emmy noms are in, the weekend is rich with movies, Netflix is absolutely killing it with Stranger Things, and Disney just dropped a new Rogue One sizzle reel deep with practical effects. It's gonna be a good weekend.
Product Review

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 sound bar Review

Though it’s plenty powerful, Nakamichi’s Shockwafe sound bar can’t find balance in the force.
Podcasts

Between the Streams: Star Trek expands, Alien sequel mania, ‘Wrecked’s’ Asif Ali (exclusive) 32:29

We've got a great show lined up today, including a bonus interview with one of the cast members of the new hit comedy Wrecked, information about both new Alien sequels, and a preview of the weekend box office to help you pick the…