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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Adele’s first show in New York for 25 lands NBC special

Pop superstar Adele's first show supporting her new album at Radio City Music Hall will be recorded and aired as a special on NBC, called Adele Live In New York. The special will kick off the tour for Adele's rabidly anticipated new album…
Movies & TV

You can’t keep a good zombie down: AMC renews Walking Dead for season 7

Riding the series that seems to be as tenacious as the zombies it portrays, AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a seventh season, following the renewal earlier this fall of the show's spinoff series, Fear the Walking Dead.
Music

Androidians land some cool new features for Amazon Prime Music

Amazon has added some cool new features to the company's Prime Music streaming service for Android users. New to the service is the ability to download music to SD cards for offline playback, along with new music discover tools and more.
Home Theater

3 reasons I’m in love with Apple Music (and the 1 reason I can’t leave Spotify)

Apple Music and Spotify have emerged as counterpoints in the new streaming paradigm, with fans taking sides -- especially Spotify's. But, once you crack the code, there are some very cool reasons to give Apple Music a real shot. And one big…
Home Theater

Time Warner Cable goes after cord cutters with new Internet TV service, free Roku

Time Warner cable joins a host of providers in offering a new broadband TV service. Dubbed TWC TV, the service will reportedly offer basic packages to cord cutters at $10 a month, with a beta testing in New York.
Home Theater

RHA makes the cheap seats look good with new S500i in-ears 1:13

RHA carves out a winner from chic aluminum in the extremely affordable S500i. Offering a slim and light design, excellent styling, and performance that bests the majority of offerings in their price range, the S500i are definitely…
Music

Marty, something had be done about your Spotify playlist! (So we fixed it)

In honor of Back to the Future Day, Spotify has created a missmash of tracks from Marty McFly's era (1985), and the future, i.e., right now. But, with picks like Justin Bieber and Nick Jonas, we're not buying it. Check out our 2015 hits…
Home Theater

Keep the furs: Monoprice drops uber-affordable new home theater gear

Monoprice does its Monoprice thing, offering a host of new home theater products at radically affordable pricing, including a hybrid tube amp and speaker set, and a full 5.1 speaker setup at $200 each.
Movies & TV

Amy Schumer to star in, executive produce new comedy for Fox

A new comedy starring Amy Schumer is in the works from Fox studios, with Warm Bodies director Jonathan Levine set to direct. The as-yet-untitled film will be a mother-daughter comedy based on writer Katie Dippold's own relationship with her…
Home Theater

Microsoft’s spiky-walled audio lab is officially the quietest place on Earth 3:45

Microsoft’s audio labs have celebrated a monumental new achievement, creating a room that is, quite literally, the quietest place on earth. Called an anechoic chamber, the room has been verified by Guiness as the new record…