Nashville based music producer and multi-instrumentalist helping artists create music. I work 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.
Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.
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Rian is a great producer and person! He helped me with a production for my song and it sounds super incredible! I’ll work with him again!!
Rian is unique and very creative!
He understands exactly what the song needs to get it to the next level!
What a talented human and very awesome person!!!! I love working with Rian!
Interview with Rian Ball
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: 4 records for release, and EP for my sync band, 3 singles, and hopefully your project.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to do my absolute best job on your art. I know how delicate music can feel, because it’s a reflection of you! I truly aim to make great music with you.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What influences do you have? What are your favorite artists? What does the next 2 years look like for you? What are your long-term goals?
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. Also know I’m going to work hard for you, to make something great!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started writing and producing at 13. I became so infatuated with music, I played in bands and wrote a ton with people for years. After I decided I loved studio settings and writing/ production I moved to Nashville to pursue Music professionally.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop, Country. Love all music!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Keys, Programming, Song Structure, Vocal Tuning/Editing
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. My studio, has a floor to ceiling window, and is amazing. Being a keys player, I have tons of odd keyboards laying around for use. Multiple options at mic (Sony c800g, Vintage 47,87,67 etc)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Timbaland, 40 (Noah Shebib), Max Martin, Dan Huff
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a fresh perspective, my experience, and love of music to every session.
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: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both for different reasons.
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: 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: 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'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: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriting/ Production/ Vocal Tuning & Editing