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Series Two:

Audio and Video Recording Technology - The Gear You Need


Mr. Kyle Ratayczak

Growing up in Milwaukee, my parents made my brother and I a deal: we could play any sports we wanted, but for every sport we played we also had to play an instrument. Ever since I was a kid I've been a multi-instrumentalist - I've played in big orchestras, traveling Jazz ensembles, and garage bands of all genres. This experience taught me a lot about the effort and focus that it takes to be a musician. It also exposed me to music from a wide variety of genres; from blue grass and delta blues, to Flamenco and Hip Hop. I love it all.


Aside from music (and ice hockey) I've always been interested in technology. I remember floppy disks and DOS commands and that noise your modem used to make when logging into AOL. As I got older I realized that two fields aren't so different and, in many ways, they rely on each other. After graduating with a BA in English from the university of Wisconsin Milwaukee, I returned to school and studied Audio Recording and Music Production where I earned a certificate in Audio Engineering.


These days I spend my free time more or less the same way I did as a kid; jamming with friends, watching hockey, and mixing records freelance in my home studio. Working at Sweetwater has been a dream come true for me and I look forward to talking to you about how I can help YOUR music!

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Kyle Ratayczak

Sales Engineer for Sweetwater

(800) 222-4700 Ext. 3039

TEXT HIM: 260-247-8715



Mr. Evan Chapman

FOUR/TEN MEDIA is a production company born from the partnership between filmmakers/percussionists Kevin Eikenberg and Evan Chapman. Kevin and Evan's unique background as classically trained percussionists has allowed the duo to create fresh and musically authentic visual representations of works in the contemporary classical and pop worlds. Their work has been featured by major press outlets including The New York Times, Alternative Press, NPR, Mental Floss, Paste Magazine, Q2 Music, and I Care if You Listen, among others.

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