Riley Knapp

Mix & Master Specialist 🎧

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Songs I have produced/mixed/mastered have garnered over 500 Million 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, 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.

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Career Highlights:
I am one half of electronic soul duo RKCB, write/produce/mix/master all songs (150 million streams)
Co-Wrote/produced Julia Michaels "What a Time" (200 million streams) and "Happy" (20 Million streams)
Co-Wrote/produced Gnash "Feelings Fade" (50 Million streams)
Mixed Gnash's latest singles "Fear" and "Leave"
Co-Wrote/produced Bridgit Mendler "Diving" (10 million streams)
Co-Wrote/produced/mixed Kacy Hill "Shades of Blue"
Composer GTA feat. Tinashe (All Caught Up)
Composer Bondax feat Erik Hassle (Temptation)
Mastered Ayoni "Unmoved" (added to "most beautiful songs in the world" playlist)
Mastered Melanie Faye's entire Discography
Mastered Rebecca Black "Closer"

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79 Reviews - 10 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Juan B.
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    It was an awesome and inspiring experience to work with Riley🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    He is one of the best masters out there, hope to work soon with you again Riley!!!

  2. Review by yifan
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    I contacted Riley to master my next single and I was amazed at how quickly he turned it around. Just a few hours after sending him the mix, he responded with two high-quality masters for me to choose from – each one had a slightly different sonic characteristic. I'd definitely recommend Riley to anyone looking for a professional, great-sounding mastering job.

  3. Review by Audrey G.
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    Riley was prompt and answered quickly every time! Very friendly and knew exactly what I wanted and delivered! He was also patient when I sned the sound files wrong. I will come to him with every mix that needs a master. My song sounds so professional and radio-ready now. Very impressed and happy with the result!

  4. Review by Derion
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    Riley is very professional and fast. Really talented! Made my mix sound crisp and polished. Would recommend

  5. Review by Ric
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    Riley is a really professional, he took my track to a professional level, highly recommended!

  6. Review by David B.
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    Was a pleasure working with Riley. Got my master back super fast and it sounded great! Will definitely be working with him again!

  7. Review by Dominique P.
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    Riley was so amazing to work with and did an incredible job mixing my track. He also responds super fast! He’s all around wonderfully talented and I felt super confident leaving my track in his hands.

  8. Review by Antony Venneri (Shiny Glide)
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    Riley is very professional and talented, and really passionate with his job and he can bring the best out of the song with his mastering, He is very nice and supportive, being an artist himself he has a special care for the songs and the artist too and it is a pleasure to work with him.

  9. Review by Marshall H.
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    I needed 2 songs mastered with a 1 day turn around and Riley was able to do that and give me the 2 best masters I have ever received. You can really tell that he takes his time with them and makes personalized decisions based on your track and tries to make the track better without getting in the way of it! Great work.

  10. Review by Gareth P.
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    Riley turned in a top notch master for a pop project I am working on. He was highly responsive and understanding and was able to complete our job quite swiftly. I am pleased to recommend his services.

  11. Review by Amavi R.
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    Riley was professional, enthusiastic, & responsive throughout our communication. He keeps in mind the various intangibles that help elevate a track such as being aware of listener fatigue, and working within the sonic limitations of streaming services. His knowledge and skill helped make the track shine, and his genuine honesty would have us recommend him and trust his guidance throughout the future.

  12. Review by Rishi S.
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    Came back to Riley for a second time - super high quality work and so chill. Thanks so much Riley!

  13. Review by Conner P.
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    Super grateful to have had Riley work on my project. He’s super fast, responsive, and professional. He really took my project to the next level. Would 100% work with him again!

  14. Review by Daniel
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    Very helpful and highly recommend ;)

  15. Review by Klain T.
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    Big up Riley, 10/10 would recommend.
    Super helpful and delivers quality in no time.

    Achilles

  16. Review by Trichia C.
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    Riley is a delight to work with, you can tell that he's passionate & his turnaround was crazy fast! I didn't even need any revision. Thanks Riley! More to come for sure!

  17. Review by Aman S.
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    It was great working with Riley. Got my master within 24 hours and he really added a lot to my mix and made it sound so much more fuller, wider and crisp!

  18. Review by Kundi
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    Riley got my song mastered with another revision all within one day! Super fast, great communication, and I am very happy with the results. Looking forward to working with him again soon.

  19. Review by will n.
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    Riley is crazy talented, look no further, he is your man, trust me on this you won't be disappointed

  20. Review by Antony Venneri (Shiny Glide)
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    Riley is very professional and great to work with,he has a kind heart and soul, and he can always make a very deep and strong connection with the artist and the song

  21. Review by Wesley H.
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    Riley was open to feedback and also had the quickest turnaround for a master I've ever experienced. Very professional and brought so much life into the track! Will be reaching out to him again.

  22. Review by Sebastian G.
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    Riley works very quickly and was able to send a incredible master. Would definitely work with him again.

  23. Review by Antony Venneri (Shiny Glide)
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    Rifley is a very kind and professional man and he gives the artist and the song the best attention and consideration in order to deliver the best results.

  24. Review by Coleston
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    Riley moves quick! I didn't need any edits or revisions, it just sounded right on the first try. The amount of life brought into the song kind of blows my mind!

  25. Review by jack w.
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    I got my track mastered by Riley after being referred by a fellow artist. This guy can take your song to the next level and took my mix to a professional level with a loud, dynamic and clear master. Cool guy who will get back to you quickly and also had the work done in under 24 hours after receiving the track.

  26. Review by Christopher C.
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    He's an amazing mastering engineer, super professional, nice and very fast! He nailed the vibe of what I was going for perfectly.

  27. Review by Denisa L.
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    Can't emphasize enough how amazing working with Riley is--thanks again for such a precise, attentive, and speedy job. Always such a pleasure!!

  28. Review by Ryan
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    Riley was great to work with, he got what we wanted straight away and produced the results almost instantly. Highly recommended

  29. Review by Shawn S.
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    Working with Riley was as smooth as can be! He even cleared his schedule so that he could finish mastering the ten songs I sent him days before my target deadline. He got my songs sounding really great and brought out the best in my mixes. A true professional!

  30. Review by Adam R.
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    Highly recommend working with Riley! His general professionalism, dedication, kind spirit and patience set him apart. Writing this nothing but thankful as it has been truly a pleasure working with him.

  31. Review by Brett R.
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    Can I just copy and paste my other reviews? Another project up, another project down, in amazing fashion. Just so easy and simple to work with, isn't afraid to take chances within the mix and amend where needed. What else can you really ask for? He's the man.

  32. Review by Wole R.
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    Thank You Riley, You are Fantastic! I love your mastering!!! You Kept the dynamics steady, punchy and clean. and your return timing is very professional, quick and on point.
    I will recommend to Many.

    Well done brother.
    Amb. Wole Oni

  33. Review by Julianne C.
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    Riley did a great job mastering my mix! He went to work on it immediately and got it back to me within hours. Would recommend!

  34. Review by Denisa L.
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    Riley's just amazing--less than one day on the turnaround for two tracks, super communicative with a refined ability/understanding of each individual song. Will be coming back for more work really soon!!

  35. Review by Rishi S.
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    Really happy with the final product and the process was made super easy by Riley's openness and abilities as a mastering engineer!

  36. Review by frogi
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    Riley is fantastic to work with! He’s super fast and very skilled. I highly recommend working with him!

  37. Review by Bomba N.
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    Really enjoyed working with Riley! He is very easy to work with and communicates extremely well. He has a great ear and I would highly recommend working with him!

  38. Review by Sabrina J.
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    Riley is amazing, as always!!! wooo

  39. Review by Trey B.
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    Riley is solid. He responded quick, gave advice and is super chill. Oh and the master is INSANE. This dude is a must.

  40. Review by Patric S.
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    Really enjoy working with Riley. Great at what he does, gets the song, good communcation and all-round skillfull artist!

  41. Review by Sabrina J.
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    The absolute best! Second time working with Riley, and he is one of the kindest people out there. His mixing and mastering skills are amazing, and on top of this, he is so easy to communicate. You won't regret working with him, highly recommend!!

  42. Review by Willem L.
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    Top top sound engineer and lovely guy to work with. Is super efficient and gets the job done super quick without detracting from the quality of the track. Our go to

  43. Review by Faye
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    Super stoked to have Riley master my track. Great communication and quick delivery of a superb quality master. Definitely would love to work with him again and recommend anyone looking for an awesome mastering engineer!

  44. Review by Patric S.
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    Very effiicent and skilled, also easy to communicate with. Super happy with the end result that we got.

  45. Review by Sean D.
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    Riley is great to work with! He instantly grasped the vibe of the music. He works fast and effectively, and the finished songs sound awesome. Honestly the best mastering I've had!

  46. Review by Brett R.
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    Second song I've worked with Riley on for a mix and master, and he took a really complex vocal track and brought it to life and then some. Dude is legit.

  47. Review by Undersun
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    smooth, fast, helpful as hell, and my end product sounded great on all my shitty old devices and my nice monitors!! give them ur money

  48. Review by Josh
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    Amazing ear, Riley brought a different, better perspective to the song. He has a great, unique flair, he knows how to bring out a track’s individuality. Absolute scalpel. 👌

  49. Review by Neha G.
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    Riley did an amazing job!! Pinpointed some problems with my mix, which helped make the master even better, was really patient with all my nitpickiness, and most importantly delivered a stellar master. Really nailed the sound I was going for, and I would 100% recommend him to anyone looking for a professional master with a unique sound to it.

  50. Review by Lahar S.
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    I am so glad that I hired Riley to master my song. He was able to deliver the master within hours of me sending him the mix, which he managed to elevate to its fullest potential. Didn't even need revisions! Riley is a pro and an absolute pleasure to work with. I'll be hiring him again in the future without a second thought -- and you should too!

  51. Review by Ben
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    I had a great experience working with Riley to have a song of mine mastered. He understood the sound I was aiming for and nailed it right away. He’s also a quick communicator, so the entire process was smooth and easy. Definitely would work with him again!

  52. Review by Ida H.
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    Riley made my mixed song even better with his skills. AND the job was done in a day. I’m really satisfied with his work.

  53. Review by Aria D.
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    second master with riley and he nailed it again :))

  54. Review by Randy P.
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    Dude can truly get your track to the next level!
    Recommending him a lot! Also fast turnaround for the quality you get.

  55. Review by Willem L.
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    Great mixing and mastering, great guy, understanding and easy to work with.

  56. Review by Aria D.
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    great master and super communicative :)

  57. Review by Artur M.
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    Highly recommended Pro, and pleasure to work with. Very responsive and friendly. Many thanks Riley!

  58. Review by Brett R.
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    Riley was awesome! He got the job done quickly and was an incredible final sound! His patience through it was amazing. Can’t wait to work with him again!

  59. Review by Dom S.
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    Riley is amazing! He really stayed true to the sound I was going for and DELIVERED! I'll be going to him for the rest of my songs.

  60. Review by Sabrina J.
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    I really really recommend Riley. Not only is he really good at what he does, but he is really easy to communicate with. He replies really fast and he is super friendly! Definitely working with him again!

  61. Review by Laurien B.
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    I asked Riley to master one of my songs. He replied really quickly and the job was done super fast. He's involved and really wants to make the best of your song. I am very happy with the result. Thank you Riley

  62. Review by SUVÉ
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    Riley was super professional with his work and extremely fast. Not to mention, very experienced in mastering for streaming services. Which I know a lot of people are out looking for that. Thank you bro!

  63. Review by KidsOfThe90s
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    Probably the only engineer I've worked with that nailed the sound down I was going for on the first go! Thanks!

  64. Review by Travis G.
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    Riley was awesome to work with. Super quick responses. Super quick turnaround. Did exactly what the song needed and made me a very happy customer. Legend. Will defo use again!

  65. Review by Lyrah
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    Riley has gone above and beyond in mastering my tracks. I knew he was super talented, and had heard amazing things about him from friends, yet he still surpassed all expectations. Trusting him with all my future masters :)

  66. Review by frogi
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    Riley was super fast and easy to work with. I love the master he did for my song too. :)

  67. Review by Brandon Combs
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    The word "TASTE" immediately comes to mind whenever I think about Mr. Knapp's musicality! An all around excellent producer, RIley's musical mind is always able to detect exactly what a song needs! Not only does his resume back this up, but so does his incredible character! He's an absolute pleasure to work with and be around, and you''ll find yourself saying the exact same thing once you hire him! :)

  68. Review by Cary Singer
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    Overall jet of a human being and musician. Riley will listen to your song with more patience and focus than anyone else I know. Whether he is producing or mastering, he will get the job done effortlessly!

  69. Review by Cary Singer
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    Overall jet of a human being and musician. Riley will listen to your song with more patience and focus than anyone else I know. Whether he is producing or mastering, he will get the job done effortlessly!

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    Overall jet of a human being and musician. Riley will listen to your song with more patience and focus than anyone else I know. Whether he is producing or mastering, he will get the job done effortlessly!

  71. Review by Artem D.
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    Great job and really fast results - it was a pleasure to work with Riley.

  72. Review by Amir Kelly
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    Riley is such a pleasure to work with. He listens critically and understands how to help the artist reach their vision with quick turn around. He's gotten everything back to me quicker than we both anticipated, and his attention to detail is really amazing. I would highly recommend him to bring your song to a professional and commercial level. Work with him, it doesn't get much better.

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    Riley's mastering is extremely musical. His processing serves the intention of the song, while contributing his own unique character. I've worked with Grammy award winning mastering engineers, and it's refreshing to find someone who can creatively navigate the technical aspects of loudness and frequency distribution, without compromising the integrity of the song. Basically, Riley's the shit!

  74. Review by Aman Alem
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    Riley masters all my stuff. Whether he's doing a mix, master, production, etc., his work always sounds incredible. In addition to having lots of technical knowledge, he's highly intuitive and has great instincts. Great communicator. Energetic. Unparalleled work-ethic. I honestly can't recommend him enough!

  75. Review by Rees Finley
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    Riley has great ears and taste and on top of his expertise, he is super great to work with. Knowledgeable and communicable. Would highly recommend.

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    I regularly work with Riley on mastering my songs. He’s amazing!! I definitely 100 percent recommend highly recommend him :)
    Xx Tamtam

  77. Review by David Burris
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    I've worked with Riley on countless productions and hired him to mix and master numerous projects of widely varying genres. He is always a pleasure to work with, he approaches every project with genuine enthusiasm and holds his work to the highest standards possible.

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    working with riley is always a pleasure. the process of making music can be very frustrating but riley always helps alleviate that within his role. everything he does to my songs makes them LITERALLY sound better. he’s your guy!

  79. Review by Alex Flagstad
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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

  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's your strongest skill?

  8. A: My ears and my taste.

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

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

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

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

  14. 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.

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

  16. A: Every part of it.

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

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

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  26. 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.

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

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

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

  30. 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.

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

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

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Up to 3 revisions with no extra charge. Typically 1-3 day turnaround time. I do bundle deals for groups of songs.

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  • Justin Bieber
  • ROSALÍA
  • RÜFÜS DU SOL
Gear Highlights
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  • "I'm Okay Now" by Badly goes Viral!Sep 18, 2020

    The latest release from indie newcomer Badly (Mastered Here) has gone Tik Tok/Spotify viral! Overnight, the video including the song has accumulated over 2 million views, and is continuing to rise. 


    Much more to come from this Young Superstar.


  • New Releases this Week reach top PlaylistsAug 29, 2020

    Downtown Kayoto released his newest single "Do Better" today (Mixed & Mastered here), and it's already receiving critical attention, along with "Cold Waters" (Mastered here), the first release from R&B newcomer Hong Kong BoyfriendThis kid is a superstar in the making, and Spotify agrees, immediately adding it to their Indie Pop playlist. 

  • Melanie Faye's Debut EP released + Placed on New Music FridayAug 14, 2020

    Rising R&B guitar prodigy turned artist Melanie Faye released her debut EP (Mastered here) today. With her prior releases already achieving millions of streams, this body of work is bound for success. It's timeless yet raw. Clean but left of center. All of my favorite traits in new music. 

  • "Gloves" by Girl Wilde added to New Noise & Fierce Fem Playlists!Jul 26, 2020

    Up and coming Alt Superstar Girl Wilde released her new song Gloves (Mixed & Mastered here) on Friday, and it has already been added to 2 of Spotify's biggest Alt rock playlists. It's an honor to hear this great song along with some of the other greatest songs of all time. After all, the goal is to to have your music stand up sonically to that of your heroes. 

  • CoWrote/Produced "Meeting Strangers" on the new Quinn XCII AlbumJul 11, 2020

    #1 on the Pop Charts

  • "Unmoved" & "Sally Boy" land placements on Spotify's New Music FridayJul 06, 2020

    The latest singles from artists Ayoni and Sally boy (Mastered Here) have both been extremely well received, and even landed on Spotify's biggest playlist last week. The songs are powerful and emotional odes to growing up, albeit from very different perspectives. Listen on all platforms. 




  • "Unmoved" by Ayoni #1 on Spotify's Fresh FindsJul 01, 2020

    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!

    https://open.spotify.com/track/2zmLkPOV4Y3NTwh5P6gM51?si=Cx5Eqo-JS8qDFrkw5E6TxA