Riley Knapp

Mix & Master Specialist 🎧

399 Reviews (378 Verified)
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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 intricacies 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"
Created music for the Apple Vision Pro ad campaigns
Mixed 'Tippy Toes' for Sing 2 Motion Picture
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"

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

399 Reviews - 87 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Daniel C.

    Riley never fails to deliver an excellent mastering job! Always happy to send my mixes his way.

  2. Review by Elena L.

    Excellent. Thank you!

  3. Review by Aidan T.

    Riley provided a very tasteful Master for my single, had a very quick turnaround time, and was easy to communicate with throughout!

  4. Review by Skye E.

    Amazing work!

  5. Review by Daniel C.

    Riley is the best - always brings just what's needed to my mixes.

  6. Review by Elena L.

    Really great work! Thank you!

  7. Review by Spencer B.

    Riley is my go to for mastering every single time I have a song that needs that final touch. Always gets my song sounding so cohesive and crisp, and he's so easy to work with and efficient

  8. Review by Danny D.

    I had a unique project that I presented to Riley in hopes that he could help bring it closer to a polished product. He was eager to take on the challenge and did an amazing job bringing the track to life, ensuring my vision came to fruition every step of the way. Really happy with Riley's work, I would highly recommend!

  9. Review by Elena L.

    Thank you!

  10. Review by James L.

    Riley did a quick great job on the mastering. And is a good guy and easy to work with.

  11. Review by Ralph L.

    Made my song sound amazing, can't miss with R Knapp!

  12. Review by Daniel C.

    Always a pleasure to work with Riley! Nailed it on the first go as per usual.

  13. Review by Franz W.

    Worked with Riley a few times now, and always delivers what we're looking for.

  14. Review by Elena L.

    Great work! Thank you!

  15. Review by Daniel C.

    I love working with Riley - prompt work, communicated and executed well!

  16. Review by KAJ T.
    by KAJ T.

    Riley is "5 Stars" from start to finish! It has been a delight working with a mastering pro with enthusiasm and dedication who is prepared without intimidation to return a track work product that is beyond expectations!

  17. Review by Adam R.

    Highly, highly recommend. Very professional, and an absolute pleasure to work with every time! It's a joy to keep bringing him into projects, so go ahead and learn that for yourself as well. :)

  18. Review by Daniel C.

    Excellent work as always! Great communication, fast, and on the money.

  19. Review by jocelvn

    I had the pleasure of working with Riley again to master my upcoming project. He is super fast, responsive, and attentive to any details that you may bring up. A great ear to give your tracks a fresh listen and all around great guy to work with! Thanks Riley :)

  20. Review by Daniel C.

    Stellar work done quickly. Riley did a great job of giving my track the extra life I didn't know it needed. Good communication and attitude. Look forward to working with Riley 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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Terms Of Service

Up to 3 revisions with no extra charge.

Typically a 1-3 day turnaround time.

I do bundle deals for groups of songs.

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  • Focal and Adams Monitoring
  • Secret Clipping Magic
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  • 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. 

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  • "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!