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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Led Zeppelin wins landmark decision in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ trial

After a weeklong trial, a Los Angeles federal court handed down a decision in favor of Led Zeppelin in its copyright case. The band was accused of copying the intro to the iconic ballad Stairway to Heaven from Spirit's song Taurus.
Movies & TV

Update: Michael Keaton will take flight in Spider-Man: Homecoming

A new report indicates that Batman veteran Michael Keaton will not, in fact, play a villain in Marvel-Sony's co-produced Spider-Man film, Spider-Man: Homecoming. He had reportedly been in talks to join the project, which will release in…
Home Theater

To finally conquer speakers, Samsung built this secretive sonic skunkworks

Samsung's new lab takes science to the max in a lofty attempt to become the number one name in audio, world wide. Take a tour of the state-of-the-art facility to explore Samsung's new plans for audio domination.
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: ‘Finding Dory,’ Star Wars cologne, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

On today's show, we talk about some big titles ahead, from Disney/Pixar's Finding Dory to Netflix's second season of Narcos. We'll also be talking about the return of Larry David in season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Star Wars…
Music

Apple clears up the Apple Music clutter, adds daily playlists to take on Spotify

At the 2016 WWDC event in San Francisco on Monday, Apple showed off its redesigned Apple Music interface, which clears up some of the clutter in your music library, adds new daily playlists, and more.
Movies & TV

As TV cuts commercials, product placement is worming its way into your shows

As SNL’s plans to trade commercial airtime for sponsored segments from ad companies next fall commences, what will this new ad innovation mean to the entertainment world at large?
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: AI writes a movie, The Conjuring 2, Warcraft, and more

This week: A movie written entirely by an AI algorithm (and starring Silicon Valley's Thomas Middleditch) called Sunspring, big opening weekends for Warcraft and The Conjuring 2, Netflix's Voltron reboot, and more.
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: Comedian Eliza Skinner, Rogue One scare, lady wrestling

Comedian Eliza Skinner joins us as our first celebrity guest. A prolific writer, stand-up comedian, and rap battler, Eliza is in town for the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. We'll also talk Rogue One reshoots, Netflix's lady wrestling spoof…
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: Warcraft fail, Hiddleston Bond, Apple wants Netflix

This week on Between the Streams, we talk about the tepid reviews for Warcraft and X-Men: Apocalypse, a big update in the Tom Hiddleston Bond rumors, Apple's possible purchase of Netflix, AMC's excellent new series Preacher, and…
Home Theater

If booze and vinyl made a baby it would be the Luno EGB2 Record Console

Vinyl and booze are two of our favorite things, and these gems come together brilliantly in the new EGB2 turntable console from Luno. Hand-crafted from American Walnut, the EGB2 is stocked with all you need for a classy Mad Men-style get…
Home Theater

Buy the Kenzie tube amp for its gorgeous guts, keep it for the golden glow

A tube headphone amp may seem like a mighty specific piece of equipment for music enjoyment, but just a few seconds with Amps and Sounds’ Kenzie will make anyone a believer.