I put a lot of care into the work I do and am not satisfied unless my clients and listeners are thrilled with the result. I specialize in creating relatable and moving dance music experiences that transport the listener to a better place. I've been featured in numerous blogs and radio shows such as Platinum Radio London.
Since age 4 I've been playing music, from piano to guitar to synths, playing in handful of bands as a guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist. After becoming proficient in the usage of effects units and multitrack recorders, I got my first DAW, and have been writing and recording in that environment for about 15 years. I have done recordings for other bands here and there, but mainly focus on creating my own unique sounds and mixes. I have made various fusions of rock and electronic music for awhile, but for the last 5 years my focus has been on more purely electronic dance music, with some live performance elements here and there. I meticulously design sounds from scratch, such as kicks and snares, basses, leads, atmospheres, effects, and I achieve my own unique sound. EDM production requires me to be masterful at mixing. I've also become proficient at mastering EDM style tracks in both an extremely loud and competitive way, and a dynamic way more suitable for streaming. I'm happy to provide both to mastering project clients.
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I was creating a sales video for my company, on a very tight deadline, and the audio quality of the voice-over sounded pretty bad. I hired Riddnce (for the second time) to help me fix it. I sent him a few files, and within a matter of hours he sent them back and they sounded completely professional-quality. I published the video this morning, and less than 2 hours later, an RFP came in which represents a massive sales opportunity. No doubt the video helped. Thanks again to Riddnce for being a total professional and consistently turning out an excellent product.
Riddnce is a very hard working producer. He is an all rounder and one to look out for in the future. His dedication to music is next level and he has a phenomenal, clean and coherant body of work already under his belt. I highly recommend using him for any of your future projects.
Riddnce did the audio engineering on a freelance video project I worked on. He even recorded the voice over and is a better voice actor than 99% of others I have considered hiring (haha). The mixing was great, the transitions were perfect, and the overall sound worked perfectly to promote the product in the video. I got so many compliments on how professional the video turned out. Whether you've got a commercial project or a musical/creative project, Seth is a very technically knowledgeable guy and he can help you take your creation to the next level.
I worked with Riddnce on a EDM track that was definitely outside of my normal line of work. He is a top-tier producer and musician, of that there is no doubt. The quality of the production was insane, the mix was clean as a whistle and the experience was overall 10/10. Can't recommend him highly enough for whatever project you're working on
Interview with Riddnce
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of the time I'm doing technical work such as recording, editing, mixing, vocal comping, and that sort of thing the client doesn't know how to do themselves. Sometimes I have played a small part in live performance to fill out a track if needed, but overall I just try to understand the artist's vision from the start and do whatever it takes to make that happen.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Honestly almost every time I go out to see a live band or DJ I find inspiration there. When I listen to recordings, I listen closely to every detail, from the sound design to the message of the lyrics to the phrasing of the melody, to the composition and arrangement, transitions, bassline. The artists that inspire me check most of the boxes. There are so many to name: Skrillex, Diplo, Noisia, Dillon Francis, Excision, AU5, Flume, Chainsmokers, Virtual Riot, Zedd, Zeds Dead, Pendulum, Delta Heavy, Seven Lions, Koan Sound, Nero, NGHTMRE, I could go on and on, but these are the biggest.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a small studio in LA with an assortment of analog and digital gear. A couple of mac computers running Ableton, Logic, and Cubase. I have basically all the plugins from all the companies it's humanly possible to own lol. Hundreds and hundreds of them. A couple of UAD Apollo Interfaces (with ALL the plugins). Adam monitors, which are absolutely great for EDM. Performance gear: a couple of NI Maschine units, 4 different kinds of MIDI controllers, a guitar effect pedalboard I sometimes run sounds through, A Korg Radias, Moog Slim Phatty, Access Virus, Korg Minilogue, a box of small random percussion instruments, acoustic and electric guitars, about 10 mics (a couple of them insanely nice vocal ones - A Blue Cactus, and a Neumann U47 clone).
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The first thing I will do is have a very detailed exchange of communication to find out what is really wanted and needed by the client. I then get to work on exactly that. Sometimes I am just an engineer, and sometimes a bit of an artist, whatever is needed. I don't impose my own creative ideas - I am 100% dedicated to providing the best service to the client they can get anywhere. I can provide almost any service in the production process: sound design, arranging, composition, recording, editing, mixing, mastering. But I will usually go in that order, no matter which service the project calls for.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a mastery of the technical side of music production that grew out of 15 years of being a performance musician: a keyboardist, guitarist, and vocalist in various styles of music groups. The way I approach solving audio problems has a lot of music theory and performance knowledge behind it. I have had a lot of inspiration from music in the 90s and early 2000s but I am nevertheless dedicated to remaining 100% up to date and relevant to the current musical audiences who are most passionate about music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have many skills, but a particular knack for arranging things in a sonic space so nothing is stepping on anything else's toes, so to speak.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It's hard because there's so many ways to make something work and there's not a "right way". But I guess I have one guideline I think is the right way to do it, and that is to always be thinking of the steps that are coming after the step you are doing now. If you organize your workflow with that kind of prediction, you will accomplish a lot more in a lot less time, and feel better about it. My order is sound design, arranging, composition, recording, editing, mixing, mastering. I kinda mix as I go, but if you try to do your mixdown before the arrangement and composition are perfect, you will be trying to fix a lot of problems that wouldn't be there if you had tweaked the composition a bit to make room. If you try to do the composition before you have nailed your sound design, you will lay down a sick melody that you may spend hours obsessing over later and becoming depressed over because it doesn't sound finished yet. It's a lot more fun when you make a sick sound first and then simply play your melody and it sounds finished at that point.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: This changes basically day to day haha, but right now i'm thinking it'd be cool to do something with Tsuruda
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Kinda like Noisia meets Flume? idk I try to be unique
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Since age 4 I've been playing music, from piano to guitar to synths, playing in handful of bands as a guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist. After becoming proficient in the usage of effects units and multitrack recorders, I got my first DAW, and have been writing and recording in that environment for about 15 years. I have done recordings for other bands here and there, but mainly focus on creating my own unique sounds and mixes. I have made various fusions of rock and electronic music for awhile, but for the last 5 years my focus has been on more purely electronic dance music, with some live performance elements here and there.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: macbook, ATH-M50 headphones, midi controller, Apollo interface, microphone
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: trust your gut instinct and go with the person who seems most likely to be offering real help with what you are trying to accomplish. Any red flags, move on.