Jake Rye is a producer, mixer, songwriter and engineer who has been working with label and indie artists for 10 years. He is also a published writer for Capital Records and a touring bassist, member and writer/producer for 2 time grammy nominated artist Sanctus Real. Jake is known for his mastery as an audio engineer and sound chaser.

Jake began his career as a producer in 2006. He has worked on a large variety of projects with label, indie artists and with music directors for TV and Film. From Grammy nominated, chart topping artist like Newsboys and Sanctus Real to many successful touring indie artists, Jake has worked with some incredible talents. He is also versed in many genres and prefers to do a lot of different styles of work. Jake takes on many different roles as well and is hired for a wide variety of jobs. From helping new, talented artists find a vision and begin their career to helping manage projects for veteran artists, Jake has become valuable not just behind the mixing console, or as an engineer but also as a music business consultant for touring and management.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Jake Rye:

  • Sanctus Real
  • Sanctus Real
  • Sanctus Real
  • Newsboys
  • Newsboys
  • Newsboys
  • Newsboys
  • Sanctus Real
  • Sanctus Real
  • Sanctus Real
  • Sanctus Real
  • Sanctus Real
  • Kurt Scobie
  • Kurt Scobie
  • Kurt Scobie
  • Kurt Scobie
  • Kurt Scobie
  • Kurt Scobie
  • Kurt Scobie
  • Matt Moore
  • Rob Vischer
  • Rob Vischer
  • Rob Vischer
  • Rob Vischer
  • Rob Vischer
  • Salient
  • Sanctus Real
  • Ryan Holliday
  • Ryan Holliday
  • Ryan Holliday
  • Ryan Holliday
  • Ryan Holliday
  • Ryan Holliday
  • Ryan Holliday
  • Ryan Holliday

Gear highlights

  • Retro Instruments
  • Kush Audio
  • Empirical Labs
  • Neve
  • Universal Audio
  • API
  • Lauten Audio
  • Telefunken

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

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Reviews of Jake Rye

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby

    Jake is a unique combination of blue collar work ethic and the kind of creative whimsy that ends up making award winning records. It's rare to find a producer/engineer/session player combo who is industry standard excellent in every facet. He works fast, efficiently, and is by nature a mentor. The only thing bigger than his mixes is his heart.

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby

    As a new independent artist, meeting Jake was the best thing. As producer, he understands and respects the artist's desires, while his own creativity, vision and execution bring the song to the next level. In artist development he is incredibly empowering and goes the extra mile. You can trust his ear and his word. That's rare. I highly recommend.

  • Listing_thumb_screen_shot_2016-02-23_at_2.34.04_pm7 months agoby

    Jake is the man. His mixes are seriously some of the best I get to work on regularly. He's a very easy person to work with and his communication skills are top notch. Those three things are rare to find in an engineer these days. He's the real deal and you won't regret working with him.

  • Listing_thumb_screen_shot_2016-02-23_at_2.34.04_pm7 months agoby

    Jake is the man. His mixes are seriously some of the best I get to work on regularly. He's a very easy person to work with and his communication skills are top notch. Those three things are rare to find in an engineer these days. He's the real deal and you won't regret working with him.

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Interview with Jake Rye

Can you share one music production tip?
Never settle on a sound until it's exactly what you want on "tape". If the guitar and amp aren't working get different ones. If the vocal mic isnt vibing move the placement or set up a different mic. Just don't settle.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
My first big major label song cut. I co-wrote a song that was supposed to be pitched to Kelly Clarkston. The song was heard by another artist and they immediately put a hold on it. The song made the final song cuts and ended up on the "Born Again" Newsboys record in 2011. To date that song has sold 400,000 copies. I was also asked to produce and engineer the song which I was glad to do.
Analog or digital and why?
BOTH! Digital's headroom is great... Analogue's sounds and textures are great. Together its a match made in heaven.
What do you like most about your job?
I get to wake up and make music in some form, shape or way every day and I get to help others do the same.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Always ask to listen to the providers current work (within two years). A lot of times guys who have had a lot of previous success aren't keeping up with the current trends and culture in popular music.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started off as a session bassist. I've been a part of several bands and toured professionally for 7 years. Recently (3 years) I have been touring as part of a really great band. I started recording as a way to make demos because I couldn't afford studio time. I discovered that I had a lot of natural talent at it and decided to chase a career. I was hired by my first client in 2006 and haven't stopped pressing record since. I have been a professional musician since 2000.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
By far if I could work with any artist or group right now it would be James Bay... His current record inspires me. My all time favorite artist to work with would be Coldplay.
What's your strongest skill?
My ability to hear and feel.
What do you bring to a song?
A very strong sense of rhythm, feeling and melody. I write a lot of top lines for artists and this is something I am able to help other artists strengthen in their songs.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Tom Lord Alge is one... Tom has mixed a couple records for me and he was really cool. He invited me down to Miami to spend a couple weeks in the studio with him while he worked on the songs. It was really cool because I am a young guy and he basically invited me to help with stuff and he showed me a lot. It was an amazing experience. Other influences in the audio world would be Daniel Lanois, Flood, Brian Eno, Steve Lillywhite and Joe Chiccarelli
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
The most common types of work I do would be producing, engineering, mixing and career development.