I’m a 10-year studio veteran with engineering credits ranging from upstart indie artists to A-list talent. My higher profile projects include work with TOTO, Alex Van Halen, Steve Lucather (Michael Jackson, Ringo Starr) and Steve Porcaro (Michael Jackson, TOTO). I specialize in engineering, mixing and mastering for modern pop and electronica.
Range of services include:
- Clean, high fidelity mixing at competitive loudness standards
- Vocal tuning, editing, comping and mixing
- Expressive, dynamic mastering optimized for playback on all modern systems
- Audio repair, editing and noise reduction
Quality mixes demand a level of musicality that matches the source material they are crafted from. A good mix breathes life into a song, highlighting the interplay of elements as much as integrating them, improving the dynamics of the song rather than eroding them.
I worked in my first recording studio at 18 while studying free jazz in Berkeley, cutting my first record at Fantasy Studios 2 years later. With time I noticed how certain computer programs like Pro Tools, Native Instruments Reaktor, even visual studios like Adobe After Effects supported the same depth of performance that I'd grown accustomed to on any physical instrument I'd played. The only difference I noticed was the time people invested into mastering these tools.
As such, I take pride in being a true computer musician, a technical title as much as an artistic one. My standards are informed by the best in the field—not just those with the best equipment or budget, but those with the clearest vision of how their music works. My work gives me a window into how others view the world, and I'm grateful for the chances I've had to explore others’ music.
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5 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Forrest Riege
Working with Forrest is not only business, but also getting new knowledge! This is my first musical project, which Forrest supported perfectly!
Forrest is the best in music production! I look forward to a new project with him!
Super talented! Would recommend for any project. Easy to work with and brings exceptional knowledge and experience to the table.
One of my favorite remixes ever was created by this amazing musician and producer. Her ears, creativity, and technical proficiency are otherworldly. I look forward to creating lots more together!
Forrest is amazing! We've worked together on several projects over the years- mixing, mastering, live music-making... and in every setting Forrest has been truly a pleasure to work with. Forrest's obviously stellar technical skills (in production, mixing, mastering, editing etc) are equaled by her passion and capacity to strengthen and reinforce the artistic vision of the artist in question- I have never felt like Forrest was just collecting a paycheck or going through the motions. I would recommend Forrest for any project you have in mind!