Name: Ryan Kopka


Location: Normal, IL, United States

Birthdate: 10/28/94

Education: Normal Community High School (August 2009 – May 2013)

Heartland Community College (August 2013 – May 2015), Associates of Science

Illinois State University (August 2015- May 2018), Major: Arts/Technology (Music emphasis)


Production Intern at the Castle Theatre, a concert venue in Bloomington, IL (US). Responsibilities include stagehand duties and assistance with technical systems. From January 2018 to present.

Producer/DJ under the artist alias “Neon Discharge”, since the July 2010. Also a part of the duo “The Framework” with producer Cry Kestrel, and a part of the band “Revenir.” Has releases under Neon Discharge and The Framework on a variety of labels and gained attention on Soundcloud.

Vice President, Mastering Engineer, and Video Artist of the trance/progressive record label Mesmasounds, from August 2015 to present.

Host, Creator, Producer, and Digital Artist of the community mix podcast “The Rainforest” (2014-2016).

Have observed and followed the Trance and House music industries for over eight years, and have learned about how things work behind the scenes, including habits and functions of record labels and promotion techniques, and the trends of the industry.


Mixing/Mastering, Music Production (Ableton, FL Studio, Adobe Audition, Pro Tools), DJing, Sound design, Record label management, Promotion, Idea generation, A&R, Podcast production, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, WordPress, Dreamweaver


Adaptable, Available, Motivated, Flexible, Communicable, Responsible, Efficient




  • ableton live
  • adobe audition
  • adobe photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • djing
  • mastering
  • mixing
  • music production
  • Podcast production
  • pro tools
  • Record label management
  • sound design


Illinois State University

August 2015 - May 2018 Bachelor of Science, Arts/Technology (music emphasis)