ABOUT Ross Hayes Citrullo
Ross Hayes Citrullo is a JUNO Award Nominated Producer, Mixer, Engineer and Emmy® Nominated Re-Recording Mixer based out of Toronto, Canada.
As a graduate of Ryerson University's Radio and Television Arts program, he launched RHC Music, a recording studio and production company based out of Toronto. He is also an instructor at the acclaimed MetalWorks Institute, specializing in Pro Tools, SSL Workshops and Audio Post Production.
At the beginning of his career, Citrullo had the privilege of working with a variety of indie and major label artists, including The Sheepdogs, AWOLNATION, Moneen, Marianas Trench and Monster Truck, doing live records for these bands. Since then, he has produced records for up and coming artists The Commoners, Stone River, Taming Sari, Levi Stephens, Gavin McLeod and Spencer Mackenzie as well as engineering and mixing records for The Julian Taylor Band and Juno nominated Samantha Martin and the Delta Sugar, both signed to Gypsy Soul Records.
Ross Produced a top 40 single on the "Canadian Active Rock Radio" charts for The Commoners single Walkin’ South and was the producer on the JJ and the Pillars (102.1 The Edge Next Big Thing winners) record "Wolves". The Single "The Wolves" was on regular rotation on Alternative Rock Radio across Canada, hitting #1 on 102.1 The Edge, nominated for a CASBY award and hit 2.5 Million digital streams. He has also engineered and mixed the debut record for the roots band ByWater Call which was the #1 “Blues and Roots” record in Canada for 11 weeks and the #1 record in the UK for March 2020. Most recently, his work mixing and engineering the Samantha Martin and the Delta Sugar record "The Reckless One" earned them a feature in Rolling Stone Magazine and is currently at the top of the international Blues charts at #1.
Ross also founded RHC Sound, a Post Production Sound company, specializing in Re-Record Mixing and Sound Design for commercials, short film and documentary film productions. Ross' role as a Re-Recording mixer for projects with the Buffalo Bills has earned him a nomination for an EMMY® Award.
Citrullo encourages a creative outlook on music, and pushes the production's sound palate to a new level of artistry.
"My style as a music producer is to expand on an artist’s existing creativity through arrangement and the lyrical, rhythmic or melodic attributes of a song" Citrullo says.
"My goal is to compliment what an artist brings to the table creatively, and build upon that.”
With a strong background in engineering and Pro Tools, Citrullo is efficient at running sessions, allowing artists the time and space to get creative, while managing studio time and budgets.
“As a producer and engineer, you must be able to get levels and tones on an instrument quickly, to allow the artist's ideas to flow freely and more creatively," Citrullo says.
"Knowing how to effectively run a session to get the most out of a day and keep things stress-free is important to any project."
Citrullo continues to work with nationally acclaimed, and up-and-coming artists across Canada and the USA.