Nashville based music producer and multi-instrumentalist helping artists create unique pop music. From LA and beyond, I’ve worked to produce commercial quality albums, singles, and sync music for major labels and networks.
I specialize in Pop/R&B/Hip Hop
Production: I am a pianist and also a drum programmer and arranger. Whether it be adding or changing additional drums or synth sounds, filling in and creating parts, I can do what's necessary to make the record the best it can sound.
Vocal production: Need Vocal Tuning, Backgrounds? I can do that.
Whatever it is you need, I can figure it out. I provide clear no-nonsense rates and precise completion dates, with communication along the way. This is my only job, not my sidegig!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Rian Ball
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring 10+ years of experience, vision, style, and a working knowledge that allows me to execute at a high level for any project.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Ashley Leone has a new single coming out that I co-wrote, engineered and produced, that I am extremely proud of and excited about.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: 4 Records for release, and a handful of developing artists.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Thomas Daniel, and Christian Fiore.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both for different reasons.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to do my absolute best job on your art.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Details, Details, details.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much per song, How long will it take, How fast can I start on the project.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That making beats is the same as production.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What influences the artist or writer, What are their timelines, What is the next 2 years look like for you?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ask questions, understand who you're working with. Understand the process, and timelines, and be flexible.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Apollo, Sm7B, Juno, Acoustic Guitar
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started writing and producing at 13, and moved to Nashville after college to pursue Music professionally.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: An eclectic array of sounds. :)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ariana Grande, the Weekend, Drake. Love that they all are so specific, and their music is always unapologetically them. True Artists, IMO.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always be aware of what you want the end result to be, sometimes being able to see the finish line before the race starts, is the biggest help you can have.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Keys, Programming, Song Structure.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen. Learn. Execute. I try to really understand the vision of the project, and then seek to execute the best record I can make.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work on Music Row in Nashville, and have access to some of the best studios in town. There isn't a piece of gear I don't have access to.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Timbaland, 40 (Noah Shebib), Max Martin
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriting/ Production