Louisiana born and raised percussionist/songwriter/lyricist/multi-engineer currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. Full Sail University Alumni and always growing. I am personable, knowledgeable, and attentive... allow me to work with you and help bring your dream to fruition. Keep creating!

Pro Tools 10 - Tracking, Mixing

Reason 7 - Production, Tracking, Mixing, and Mastering

Logic Pro X - Production, Tracking, and Mixing

Ableton Live 9 - Production

I am a lyricist and offer song features as well.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Mac
  • Axiom Pro 61
  • AKAI MPK 49
  • Korg taktile
  • AKAI MPD 26
  • Sterling Audio ST55
  • Shure Super 55 Deluxe
  • M-Audio BX8a's
  • KRK Rokit 5's

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

I typically allow three revisions, turn-around time depends on session size, but I will communicate with you before beginning work. Additional charges will incur for unorganized sessions.

Reviews of Knowlej Ra

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    This is with out doubt the best rapper on Soundbetter........ If you are looking for a smooth yet meaningful rap sung with feeling then look no further than Knowlej Ra this guy is the real deal !!!!! He delivered the track in 2 days with one of the cleanest files iv'e received from a vocalist ever... no tuning no clean up required :) Thank you !!!!

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Interview with Knowlej Ra

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
My debut project, Surface From Nowhere, means a great deal to me because it is my first project.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am currently working on my second project, "Move In Silence", from production to songwriting to tracking to editing...it's all me.
Analog or digital and why?
Both. There are some qualities that both applications provide that are distinct in their own ways. For example, it's difficult to emulate the true sound of an API Vision Channel Compressor (even though that console is hybrid) with a plug-in...sure it's rather close, but just isn't the same. Then, on the flip-side of that coin, digital applications tend to process binary information and send that information much quicker than analog in my opinion. There's of course a deeper expansion to weighing the two, but there just isn't space in this box. lol
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will always give you the best product and service that I can and will communicate with you throughout completion of your work.
What do you like most about your job?
I like the freedom to create, study, practice, and learn my craft better everyday...I love growing. Growth is what separates success from failure in this industry.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
New clients often ask me, "What DAW's do you run?" I am always proud to list Reason first, then Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, etc.
How would you describe your style?
Waking up in a new Bugatti, selling it for market value, and stacking up the money to invest in a private island. Unique, smart, and using my surroundings to continue growing.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would really like to work with Outkast...because they are legendary.
Can you share one music production tip?
One band eq's and low-pass filters are your friends! So many times I get rough mixes that are so low-end heavy that it is off-putting; rolling off at the very least, 80Hz, can clean up "mud" so much.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I usually work on Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock...I like working on various genres.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio consists of
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
My inspirations are very broad because I am always open to thinking of new ideas and ways to create. J-Dilla is my favorite producer, Andre 3000 is my favorite artist, Dennis Chambers is my favorite drummer, Jazz is my favorite genre, etc. So, as you can see...my inspirations are many.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I provide attention to my clients in their production, songwriting, editing, mixing, and featuring needs. I believe far too many clients get less attention than they deserve, so I make it a point to pay attention, so that I can effectively help you take your music to the next stage.