Audio Secrets from Beyoncé’s Live Tours – An Interview with Her Go-To Programmer, Kwiz

Meet Kevin “Kwiz” Ryan, tour programmer and recording engineer for Beyonce, co-owner at Rhythm 252 Group, and owner of the Rhythm Lab Studio. It’s a timely and provocative interview with OWC RADiO Host, Cirina Catania that includes lots of gear talk, behind-the-scenes stories, and a very frank conversation about racism.

Kwiz has toured with Beyonce handling audio in huge venues for her last four tours as well as for the 2013 and 2014 Superbowl halftime specials. In his spare time, he is a freelance producer for clients such as ESPN, ABC, and HBO. And he was the Audio Supervisor for the Whitehouse Correspondents Dinner and Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday celebration!

Kwiz is an accomplished musician, record producer, composer, audio engineer, and artist development specialist, currently living in the Bronx. For the last 25 years, he’s been working with numerous Grammy-winning and platinum-selling artists. Creating magic for every genre, from new jack swing-style R&B with Jeff Redd, to the hip-hop soul of Mary J. Blige, and JayLo’s latest endeavors. He composed and produced the heard-hitting and heart-wrenching music from his album, the “Black Light Chronicles.”

And, guess what? He uses OWC equipment on the road and in his studio.

We wanted to know more and we think you will too!

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1 comment on “Audio Secrets from Beyoncé’s Live Tours – An Interview with Her Go-To Programmer, Kwiz

  1. Alter Edword says:

    Living in Hawaii for 25 years and being white was a difficult but much-needed education in what it feels like to be discriminated against because of skin color. And yet I will never fully know the pain, hardship, and bigotry that many people endure daily; especially the young black men living in the USA.

    thank you Cirina and Kevin for this heartfelt interview. I’m off to find the Black Light Chronicles now.

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