Riley Urick

LA | Producer | Engineer

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Currently a producer of the #1 album in the world "Breezy" by Chris Brown ASCAP Award Winner!! World Class Engineer for artists like Lady Gaga, Kanye, Meek Millz and Christina Aguilera

June, 24 2022 I produced on Chris Browns album "Breezy" / The song I produced called "Survive The Night" Hit #1 on Apple Music in the first day.
This is bringing me more attention than I could ever ask for. Doors are opening up and I'm currently looking for artists with amazing music that I can potentially pitch to my peers.

While assisting Legendary Mastering Engineers Eddy Schreyer & Gene Grimaldi I worked on many projects over the course of 11 years at Oasis Mastering to start my career. Some of the albums I'm proud to say I assisted on include:
>Kayne West Debut album "College Dropout"
>Lady Gaga "The Fame"
>Christina Aguilera "Self Titled" Debut Album
>System of a Down "Toxicity"
>Vanessa Carlton "Be Not Nobody"
>Akon "Trouble" and "Konvicted" plus many more between 1998 and 2010.

Meanwhile I was signed to an Independent Label Under Atlantic Records as a Producer for a few years where I was put in the studio hands on with artists like Usher, Brandy, Tyga, Ammerie, Ashanti, Melissa Ethridge, Chris Brown and J Lo.

I have my own studio in North Hollywood with gated parking that is avail for sessions.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Languages

  • English

223 Reviews - 42 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Michael K.
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    Riley is awesome! He has great leadership skills and knows how to keep the project moving forward. Also, he is very musically sensitive and has great taste. I felt safe and confident working with him and his work partner, Donald.

  2. Review by Rodey D.
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    What can I say. It’s great a vibe working with Riley. He’s a professional but also down to earth and knows his stuff. Definitely feel we made song things great. Looking forward to the future n future tracks.

  3. Review by Corinne C.
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    I can't even count how many songs we've done together over the last 5 years. Riley is amazing to work with. Try as I might, I do not have the same singing skills and pitch as other singers. He gets me there. I really appreciate all the time he puts into tuning my vocals and making them sound amazing! 5 stars every time!

  4. Review by eli-as123
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    Good mix and communication!

  5. Review by Corinne C.
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    Riley is epic to work with. I'm a regular. He always delivers great recordings, time after time. He and his associates have been turning out amazing beats. He's a musical wizard and there is a lot of magic coming out of that studio! It just keeps getting better and better! 5 stars every time!

  6. Review by Corinne C.
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    I always look forward to getting in the studio with Riley. He is a freaking wizard! I sing my vocals then watch him chop, sweeten, enhance, embellish, and polish until it's a great song. He works so fast sometimes I just sit back in amazement. It's like magic. He's got the skills! Can't wait to do the next one. 5 stars every time!

  7. Review by Kane
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    Undoubtedly the most talented person you will ever work with. I've used Riley for every song after he made my first one, because you can't go back once you've worked with him before. If you've literally just got vocals and a chord progression, Riley can turn it into something that will give you goosebumps it's that good. Similarly if you want him to just clean up something you've done he'll take it to that next level and beyond. I can't recommend him enough 100/10

  8. Review by Kane
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    So the original plan was to have Riley produce one track. He absolutely blew my mind and here we are 5 tracks later and he impresses me just as much every single time. He literally never has a day off and goes above and beyond until you're 100% satisfied. Get Riley on your track if you're serious about your music. 1000000/10

  9. Review by Corinne C.
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    Riley is so masterful at bringing out the best aspects of my voice. He diligently tunes and adds effects until the roughness of my voice is polished like a diamond. Each song is a textural soundscape of vocal and musical hooks. Thanks Stellar Riley! 5 stars every time!

  10. Review by Corinne C.
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    Riley produced this track as well as recording my vocals. This music grabbed me from the first time I heard it. A little bit water, a little bit sand and sun .... Oasis! I'm so pleased with the way my vocals turned out. Like a voice calling across the desert caravan. Very dreamy with those mesmerizing beats!! I absolutely love working with Riley. 5 stars every time!

  11. Review by Corinne C.
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    Riley and I have been working together for years! We're in studio just about every month. I look forward to it so much! His productions are so rich with layers of texture that tantalize the ear. I love a great dance track and this one seems like something you would listen to at a pool party or resort retreat. This will be such a great addition to my upcoming album. 5 stars every time!

  12. Review by Kane
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    This is the 3rd time I've used Riley as a producer. Simple reason. He's the best. Above & Beyond expectations every single time

  13. Review by Kane
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    I can honestly say that Riley is the most talented person I have ever worked with. He won't settle until it's of the highest quality and takes your song to levels you couldn't think of. All-round nice guy as well and very easy to work with. I'd highly recommend

  14. Review by Hannah
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    Once again another amazing song! I loved working with Riley. He’s so professional, receptive, and talented. Great producer and person.

  15. Review by Corinne C.
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    This production has a real romantic beauty to it. It reminds me of the quiet hours in the morning before the world is awake. He's always turning out something fresh and interesting. Great production once again! 5 stars every time!

  16. Review by Corinne C.
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    I've been working with Riley for 5 years now. We've done dozens of songs together. I know I'm always going to come out with a great song when I work with him. 5 stars every time!

  17. Review by Rich L'or
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    Outstanding experience. Chris is a hit producer. I highly recommend

  18. Review by Corinne C.
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    Riley and I have been working together since 2017. We have done multiple albums together. He brings out the best in my voice. He is also a amazing producer. His productions are addictive to listen to with layers of elements that hook the ear and keep the listener engaged. He's great to work with and the studio is comfortable and clean. I'm looking forward to the next and the next. Five stars every time!

  19. Review by Lydia
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    I am working as a singer since more than 20 years and Riley is the first producer who touched my heart and my passion as musician with his very clear instructions and helped me to get the best feeling out of my voice. If I met him in person, I believe the result would even exceed this amazing production. Riley was super patient with all my expectations and took the time on the journey to this outstanding result of my heart song. THANK YOU RILEY for this great collab! You are the BEST!

  20. Review by Corinne C.
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    Another awesome song with Riley. He finds the best moments of my voice and tunes and smoothes the rough spots. We've been working together since 2017. I always know I'm going to be happy with the results. It still amazes me how quickly he can edit. He is a true pro that loves making fresh music. 5 stars every time!

Interview with Riley Urick

  1. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  2. A: Childish Gambino because of his unique ways of creating new ideas.

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

  4. A: Urban, Pop, Latin and World music

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Knowing whats HOT right now!!

  7. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  8. A: I give songs full use of their Dynamic Range. Clarity and Punch

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: Control 24 Desk with all DAWs and UAD Plug Ins, Good sized production room with Isolation booth

  11. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  12. A: Childish Gambino, Timbaland, Pink Floyd, Chris Brown, J Cole, XXXTENTACION, Bob Marley, Dave Pensado

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

  14. A: Producing, Mixing and Mastering in a very creative way

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

  16. A: MattyBMusic, Lukas Rieger, Empire (Tv Series), John Legend, Chris Brown,

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: Mac Laptop, Mbox, Nueman u87, Ns-10s, Midi Controller

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

  20. A: Music is and always will be my passion and career since I graduated Los Angeles Recording School in 1998

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

  22. A: Create you own sounds and be unique. Never limit yourself

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

  24. A: I won an ASCAP award for best Original Music in a TV Series with a song that i did with Kelly roland and Ruben Studdard for Real Husbands of Hollywood.

  25. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  26. A: Tempo Stokes

  27. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  28. A: Digital because you can create a analogue sound with digital

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

  30. A: I will deliver

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

  32. A: Everything

  33. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  34. A: Customer: You got some bangers? Me: Yes!!!

  35. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  36. A: Producers aren't beat makers, Producers finish an entire production all the way to mastering.

  37. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  38. A: How big is the session? What Genre is your Music? What vibe are you trying to create?

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

  40. A: Be Prepared and Give me as much information about the project as possible

  41. Q: How would you describe your style?

  42. A: Dynamic, Sonically thought out fusion music

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

  44. A: There is no typical work process in my book

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Terms Of Service

I allow a reasonable amount of revisions, The goal is to make it sound great. Turn around time is very quick. Addition costs can be discussed.

GenresSounds Like
  • Khalid
  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
Gear Highlights
  • UAD Plugs
  • Pro Tools
  • Logic
  • Ableton
  • Nueman u87
  • 1176
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SoundBetter Deal

During the lockdown I want to help out as much as possible. I'm dropping all rates Slightly for everyone for everything.

  • Just missed Chris Browns Indigo AlbumAug 12, 2019

    Chris brown recorded to two songs I produced but they got cut from Indigo at last minute. I really wanted to be on this project but better luck next go round. 

  • Jaden SmithJan 05, 2019

    Currently in the studio working on Jadens new project. Should be dope

  • Studio UpgradeJul 25, 2017

    my studio in North Hollywood California Had some major upgrades so hit em up about studio time

  • Going to China (nine one one)Jul 15, 2017

    going to china to produce #1 rap group Rap group nine one one

  • 21 SavageJul 15, 2017

    Did a beat for 21 Savage. heavy 808s and Trap 

  • John LegendJan 24, 2017

    John cut on elf the songs from my catalogue that I produced called "Sweat". I'm still waiting to hear it. I know its going to be crazy

  • Chris Brown new projectJan 20, 2017

    Working on songs with him now. Won't be the first time but I feel really good about these new songs.

  • Getting ready to release a new singleJan 17, 2017

    Produced and Mixed a new song that I will be putting out in a week