Riley Knapp

Mixing/Mastering Specialist

8 Reviews
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Songs I have produced/mixed/mastered have garnered over 350 Million streams across the internet. As an artist, I understand the delicacies that make a song sound special. In this day and age, sounding unique 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 of 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, 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.

Career Highlights:
I am one half of electronic soul duo RKCB, write/produce/mix/master all songs (150 million streams)
Wrote/produced Julia Michaels "What a Time" (100 million streams) and "Happy" (20 Million streams)
Wrote/produced Gnash "Feelings Fade" (50 Million streams)
Wrote/produced Bridgit Mendler "Diving" (10 million streams)
Wrote/produced/mixed Kacy Hill "Shades of Blue"
Mixed/Mastered Gabriel Black "Goodbye"
Composer GTA feat. Tinashe (All Caught Up)
Composer Bondax feat. Erik Hassle (Temptation)
Mastered Nite Swim (whole discography)

Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.

8 Reviews

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  1. Review by Amir Kelly

    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.

  2. Review by Cole Mitchell

    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!

  3. Review by Aman Alem

    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!

  4. Review by Rees Finley

    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.

  5. Review by Tamtam

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

  6. Review by David Burris

    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.

  7. Review by Alex Barnes

    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!

  8. Review by Alex Flagstad

    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: What do you bring to a song?

  2. A: Emotion, Feeling and Impact.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: My ears and my taste.

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

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

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

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

  10. 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.

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

  12. A: Every part of it.

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

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

  15. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

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

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: Every in the box plug in imaginable, UA, multiple monitors

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

  24. 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.

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

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

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

  28. 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.

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

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

Bloom by RKCB

I was the Producer, Mixer, Mastering Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

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

GenresSounds Like
  • The Weeknd
  • Justin Bieber
  • Ed Sheeran
Gear Highlights
  • Dedicated Master Suite
  • Focal and Adams Monitoring
  • Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor
  • Manley Massive Passive
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