I am a professional producer/engineer who has a love for the Mastering side of things. Songs I have mastered have garnered over 100 Million streams across the internet.
In this day and age, loudness falls second to feeling. I focus on bringing out the most important elements in your music to ensure the most pleasant and repeatable listening experience possible.
As a Producer I've worked with artists such as Julia Michaels, Kiiara, Erik Hassle and many others. This experience has allowed me to hone my craft and develop a sound that is both unique yet universally palatable.
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I've had the pleasure of working with Riley on a number of different projects, and I can't speak highly enough about his talents. His masters are dynamic, bright, punchy, and damn near perfect. His productions are massively interesting, and his songs have literally made me cry before. Also he's super professional, punctual, and a genuinely good dude. It's tough to find people like him in today's industry, so work with him as much as you possibly can.
Interview with Riley Knapp
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My artist project RKCB, which consists of me and my writing/production partner Casey Barth, is the most personal thing to me.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently in the studio with Julia Michaels, writing and producing for her project.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, depending. Every situation is different.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That they will like the sound of their song after I am done with it more than they thought they would.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Every part of it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Is there too much bass? YES! I can always get the bass louder, so be kind with Bass in your mix
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That we add production elements. Mastering Engineers (should) only work within the final mix file.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What songs do you want this to sound like most?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't limit your mix before sending it! Give me as much headroom as you can- I will make it loud, I promise.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My mac pro, Universal Apollo, Yamaha NS-10's, Midi Keyboard and my Korg Minilogue.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started off as a touring drummer, playing and touring professionally since I was 15. That lead me into a love for production, which grew into overall love for sonics and sound. I am currently a signed artist as well as a producer/writer for other artists.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern sound with a bit more rule breaking.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Drake because his whole process fascinates me .
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make sure you build dynamics into production. As a mastering engineer, I can get around most things but dynamic song arch is hard to add.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Chill, Electronic and Hip Hop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ears and my taste.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Emotion, Feeling and Impact.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to your song, pick out my favorite elements as well as things that I assume you want to hear more, and then EQ/Compress until it sounds just right.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bob Ludwig, Chris Gehringer, Joe Laporta,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mastering singles.