Justin Ryan

"The Technician"






I'm a two-decade long working member of Colorado's rave and nightlife industry. I get to do some pretty cool things like:

  • host people's websites,
  • build web applications to make venues more efficient,
  • assemble and play with big-ass sound systems,
  • develop native software for controlling theatrical controls (lights, lasers, video, etcetera),
  • design and build crazy light and video stage shows,
  • repair DJ and performance related electronics (like CDJs and mixers),
  • and follow around perfomers to fix any crazy problems that prevent them from entertaining people.

I make shit happen.


Lighting / Video:

  • GrandMA (1 & 2 series) console experience
  • Colorado's foremost LightJockey expert
  • Set design, build, rigging
  • DMX, Art-Net, sACN infrastructure, troubleshooting
  • Fixture, console repair
  • Nova & Linsn LED wall configuration, build
  • Video (VJ) software configuration, mapping (VDMX pref., Resolume)
  • Low-res LED install, configuration (Madrix, Jinx!)
  • Laser installation (ILDA, IP-based), operation (Pangolin QuickShow, Beyond)

Audio / DJ:

  • System assembly, basic live engineering (DigiCo pref.)
  • Audio over IP (Dante, MADI) configuration
  • DJ/electronic artist back line expert
  • DJ Gear: CDJ, mixer, controller electronic repair (esp. Pioneer)
  • Former professional DJ (Vinyl -> digital)

Computer / Technical:

  • PC build, diagnose, repair
  • Programming languages: Web stack (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP), C#, VB.NET
  • High familiarity with MIDI (I've written my own MIDI translator, router)

Equipment / Rigging:

  • Can operate scissor lifts, bucket lifts, and forklifts
  • Own all necessary personal fall-restraint gear
  • Special effects (SFX) operation: confetti, cryogenics (C02, nitrogen), fog, haze, snow


Companies I run, people I do work for, projects I've been involved in: