Riley Knapp

Mix & Master Specialist 🎧

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Songs I have produced/mixed/mastered have garnered over 1 Billion streams across the internet. As an artist, I understand the delicacies that make a song sound special. In this day and age, standing out is more important than sounding "perfectly polished".

I focus on bringing out the most important elements in your music to ensure the most pleasant and repeatable listening experience possible. My knowledge in regards to the technical aspects of the streaming world allow me to focus on detail in the songs, while assuring that they will come across on whatever platform the fan is listening on.

As a Producer I've worked with artists such as Julia Michaels, Quinn XCII, Gnash, Kacy Hill, Shallou, Erik Hassle and many others across every major label. This experience has allowed me to hone my craft and develop a sound that is both unique yet universally palatable.

Hit the Green "Contact" button to get in touch!

Career Highlights:
I am one half of electronic soul duo RKCB, write/produce/mix/master all songs
Co-Wrote/produced Julia Michaels "What a Time" and "Happy"
Co-Wrote/produced Gnash "Feelings Fade"
Mixed Gnash's latest singles "Fear" and "Leave"
Produced "Haircut", latest breakout single from Petey & Miya Folick
Produced/Co-wrote Guardin's "Luminary"
Co-Wrote/produced Bridgit Mendler "Diving"
Co-Wrote/produced/mixed Kacy Hill "Shades of Blue"
Composer GTA feat. Tinashe (All Caught Up)
Mastered Ayoni "Unmoved" &"The Patriots"
Mastered Melanie Faye's entire Discography
Mastered Rebecca Black "Closer"

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

335 Reviews - 72 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Dyllan (Dylan Nichols)
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    I had a wonderful experience! Extremely prompt, communicative and highly skilled. Will definitely work with Riley again.

  2. Review by Eva Westphal
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    Amazing as always -- attention to detail is absolutely unmatched! Thanks again, Riley!

  3. Review by Riki Beazley
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    Riley smashed it again! So professional and kind throughout the process. Very receptive to feedback and takes the time to provide his thoughts.

  4. Review by XO, BLISS
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    amazing!

  5. Review by Izabel
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    Amazing! High quality master and delivered same day. Very satisfied and hope to work with Riley again in the future.

  6. Review by Aryan P.
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    Riley truly cares for your concerns and was very understanding of my vision.

  7. Review by Spencer B.
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    Every time I work with Riley he is incredibly responsive, has a fast turnaround, and is super helpful and kind! Absolutely the guy you want putting the final polish on your music

  8. Review by Evans A.
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    High quality masters, great attention to detail and the ability to put himself in the artist's shoes.

  9. Review by tactical 7.
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    This song was just completely elevated by Riley’s mastering. I’m beyond happy with this result and will DEFINITELY be contacting Riley again in the future. At this point, he’s the only mastering engineer I really trust

  10. Review by Riki Beazley
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    Riley smashed it! Was able to interpret the vision precisely and delivered something way above my expectations. Extremely professional and respectful throughout the whole process. Cannot recommend enough!

  11. Review by Eva Westphal
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    As always, Riley pulled through with another incredible master. So amazing to work with, very communicative -- and his talent speaks for itself! Thanks Riley!

  12. Review by Ras A.
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    Riley, always has a quick and high-quality output. Couldn’t ask for a better outcome when get my track mastered.

  13. Review by Jeremy C.
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    Riley was very fast with responding and getting my master to me quick. Sounded great! Will be returning again!

  14. Review by Tom Jackson
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    Another one down, Riley smashed it as always

  15. Review by Tom Jackson
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    Riley is my go to for mastering! He always takes my music to that next level and is great to work with!

  16. Review by Spencer B.
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    Always an absolute pleasure to work with Riley. So quick to respond, quick turnaround, and his masters always sound incredible.

  17. Review by Xavier M.
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    Super fun to work with Riley! Good vibes and super communicative. Looking forward to working with em again

  18. Review by Josh V.
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    Riley got me the master of my track back to me so quick, and made the song exactly how I wanted it! Definitely will be coming back with more tracks! Amazing work

  19. Review by Alexander P.
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    Once Again Riley was fantastic and was very flexible and patient! great masters!

  20. Review by Evans A.
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    Riley mastered the first track of my EP and it sounds amazing. The high end and mids sound tight and the low end isn’t muddy. Would definitely work with him again.

Interview with Riley Knapp

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: Every in the box plug in imaginable, UA, multiple monitors with a dedicated and treated work space.

  3. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  4. A: Mura Masa... he has such a diverse yet exciting production style. He blends genres in a meticulous way.

  5. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  6. A: Emotion, Density and Impact.

  7. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  8. A: I am currently in the studio with Julia Michaels, Quinn XCII, Wes Period, Shallou, and many others.

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: Stick with your gut- don't let outside opinions cloud the integrity of your product. Our job as engineers is to hear the artists vision and execute it in whatever way they feel is right.

  11. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  12. A: Make sure you build dynamics into production, and don't over edit.

  13. Q: What's your typical work process?

  14. A: I work fast and viscerally. Listening to the song or whole album all the way through is the most important first step. After I get a feel for what the artist is going for, I do my best to bring out each important element while subtly taking out anything that detracts from the sound.

  15. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  16. A: Mixing, mastering and additional production. Pretty much anything to take the music to the next level sonically.

  17. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  18. A: My artist project RKCB, which consists of me and my writing/production partner Casey Barth, is the most personal thing to me.

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  20. A: Both, depending. Every situation is different.

  21. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  22. A: That they will like the sound of their song after I am done with it more than they thought they would.

  23. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  24. A: Every part of it.

  25. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  26. 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.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Modern sound with a bit more rule breaking.

  29. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  30. A: Pop, Chill, Electronic and Hip Hop.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: My ears and my taste.

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Up to 3 revisions with no extra charge.

Typically a 1-3 day turnaround time.

I do bundle deals for groups of songs.

GenresSounds Like
  • Justin Bieber
  • ROSALÍA
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  • Focal and Adams Monitoring
  • Secret Clipping Magic
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    Upcoming artist Ayoni released her new single Unmoved (Mastered here) which skyrocketed to the top of Spotify Editorial Playlists. It is an emotional song that packs a mighty punch. Listen here!

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