Frank Rio

Music Producer

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Lets make a hit! I've worked with artists like A.CHAL, Gunna, Yak Gotti, Jesse Baez, Myke Towers, Belly, PnB Rock and more.

I'm an up and coming music producer from Los Angeles, CA. I have recently produced the songs "Hollywood Love (feat. GUNNA) - A.CHAL" "WHO U - A.CHAL" & "Pink Dust - A.CHAL". I specialize in melody, chords, sound design and drum programming. I can make anything from Hip Hop, Reggaeton, Trap, R&B, Dancehall & Alternative.

What you will get from me:
Custom made beats
Quality
Unique Sound Design
Delivery on your vision

Terms and Conditions:
3 free revisions on production
All project are delivered in order as they are received
Projects must be funded before work begins

Ownership/Publishing:

"Non-Exclusive"
- Licensed to multiple artist
- For Limited Release
- You do not own the song
- With likeness rights

"Exclusive"
- For Broad Commercial Use
- Must share publishing with me
- You own the master of the final song (with your recording)
- With likeness rights

"Buyout"
- For Broad Commercial Use
- Keep 100% of publishing (you own the song)
- You own the master of the final song
- With likeness rights

Let's make a hit and bring your vision to life. Please feel free to contact me at any time.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

6 Reviews

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  1. Review by Pierre C.
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    Frank Rio was amazing. I brought a song that me and a producer were not able to seamlessly transition from part A to B. I was also interested in his expertise with his trap beats. He came through and delivered with everything we needed, and showed enthusiasm, excitement, and active listening skills while we had our first revision meeting. Frank only needed to send us 2 versions before we were happy with the final production and sound design - these two were Frank's contributions to the song.

  2. Review by SumCallMeChico
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    Absolute pleasure working with Frank, Super talented with an ear for a World Class executed production! Excellent communication throughout the entire process and the best part, We created a Banger!

  3. Review by Sana L.
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    Great working with Frank

  4. Review by Bailey O.
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    An extremely friendly and helpful guy, love his work!!

  5. Review by Michael L.
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    Frank was very quick and very high quality beats were made. He was also able to work with my budget, which was greatly appreciated. Will work with him again.

  6. Review by T'ae
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    Frank had some amazing music made for my first track! I literally couldn’t have asked for better. I can tell he took his time on each beat to provide different sounds to choose from. Man for the job thanks Frank!

Interview with Frank Rio

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

  2. A: I think I'm most proud of "Pink Dust by A.CHAL" because it was my first major label placement and it took a ton of work to get there. I learned so much from so many people working on that song with me, it was really my first big step in this music industry.

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

  4. A: I'm currently working on two albums for two different artists. One of an established artist and one of an artist that I'm developing. Also working on a few songs for a few other established artist at the moment. Mainly just focused on developing an artist.

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

  6. A: I honestly don't know anyone else on soundbetter

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both! I love recording through a 1073 to a CL1B into an interface, I love analog synths, I love guitar pedals, I love tape machines but I also love the convivence and efficiency of a DAW and VST's.

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

  10. A: I promise to make the best possible piece of music for each artist and will not stop until we have reached our goal together. No funny business, No slacking, just creating and making great music.

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

  12. A: The most satisfying thing about what I do is when I give the artist the production or beat and their excited or hyped about what I sent them. That's the best feeling in the world!

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

  14. A: I think a lot of people first ask me how much I charge because of my credits. I am the most understanding when it comes to finances and know everyone has a budget and not everyone is Drake. So I usually respond with asking them what their budget looks so we can be sure to work together and figure it out. Aside from that customers also ask what I see for that artist or what I can bring to the table. Based off of what the artists sound is I use my best judgement to focus on the highlights of the artist and try to bring the artist to a new place maybe they've never been before or couldn't accomplish on their own.

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

  16. A: When people hear I'm a producer they think I'm like Dr. Dre and have NWA in the studio while I'm recording on an SSL mixing board and have a big party going on in the studio at the same time. It usually just me constantly looping the same sound till I get it right.

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

  18. A: First I ask what they're trying to accomplish with their sound. Then ask what music that inspires them. Then ask how many songs like the one they're trying to work on will they release. Being consistent is everything in this business so I try to help steer as many people in the right direction.

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

  20. A: I would just recommend talking with the producer and making sure you guys are on the same page. That could really make a big difference in the music especially if the artist or producer don't really vibe with one another, it always reflects the music.

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

  22. A: My laptop, My interface, Midi Keyboard, Monitors and a Guitar

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

  24. A: I've honestly been pursuing music since I graduated high school. Instead of going to a university I ended up going to music school in Los Angeles where I got to learn music business and learn how to properly use a professional studio. I had a couple 9-5 jobs in-between to keep my bills afloat but the focus was always music. Once I met more people in the industry I began to get better at my craft by just constant repetition everyday. I slowly but surely found my place in this music industry and would do it all over again if I had to. I've been doing this technically for 8 years but the past 2 years have been my most successful, you really get what you give in the music industry. Being surrounded by like minded people and people that want the same things as you has helped tremendously.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Sonically new and ahead, Vintage but modern, Impactful, Memorable, Easy to understand and relative

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

  28. A: I would love to work with Tame Impala, I feel we would just vibe the best and focus on creating. Would also probably learn a lot from that guy, he's a huge inspiration.

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

  30. A: Do not be afraid to experiment! You are holding yourself back by being in your comfort zone.

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

  32. A: To be honest just because most the artists I work with I've been in the Trap, R&B, Reggaeton, Alternative music genre as of lately. But I try to challenge myself to do other genres as well.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I believe my strongest skill is sound design in a song because I strive to make everything feel unique. But I also feel my chords/melodies and drums are just as strong, so its a good balance.

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

  36. A: I believe I bring a new and refreshing sound to music. To me its not just about a good chord progression or melody its also about the sounds you decide to use and how you use them, I never just use a stock sound and call it a day. I take my time and make sure that everything is sculpted and sonically in a place that feels new and enjoyable. I do bring easy to sing over chords and catchy melodies along with drums that not only sound good but feel good in any genre we are working in. I personally love using guitar but I'm always using keys as well too. My background in music comes from almost every old genre to modern genres. In the past I've made so many types of music from Trap to House Music to Dubstep to Future Bass to R&B to Reggaeton to Dancehall to Hip Hop to Alternative rock to Soul to Disco to Underground Lofi Beats I've really just done my rounds in genres and genuinely understand how each genre works with the music and the drums parts. I just simply understand the sample selection, sound selection and what it takes in almost any genre because I've spent so much time working on music. So working with me I believe we can attack anything together!

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

  38. A: After discussing with the artist I focus on making the best and catchiest melody/chords that are relative to the genre we are working. Sometimes I even go out of the box and find melodies or chords that work for other genres and mix them up with what we are working on. Once I have that done I focus on sound design which is where my "sound" comes from. I use plugins I mentioned above to sculpt and shape the sounds to sound like me or modern and new. My goal is to make everything sound unique so from the moment you press play you already feel like you're being taken into that world we created together and its distinctive. Once that's done I will go ahead and start the process on programming drums and bass to structure the song. At this point I usually send it to the artist once its structured. Then once they record and send it back I do additional production on top of what they did to help with transitions or capturing more moments in the song. I will most likely add other elements as well to compliment the artists performance. From that point if the artist has also hired me to mix and master I will proceed to that step once we finish the production of the song. That's usually how my process goes, one thing I don't do is rush the artist. I take my time and make sure everything is sounding perfect as can be, from the snare or clap to the kick drum to the bass or melody every single sound matters in a song, one bad sound can ruin a record.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: For now I run a pretty simple setup as a home studio. I have two Focal Solo6 Be 6.5 monitors, Apollo Quad core interface (where I run all UA plugins), Midi Keyboard, Dave Smith Rev2, Shure SM7B, Audio Technica M-50. As for me software, I own all Universal Audio Plugins for processing, All Slate Digital plugins, Fabfilter Plugins, SoundToys plugins, Soothe2, Melodyne, All Arturia plugins, Omnisphere, Serum, and many more.

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

  42. A: My biggest inspiration would be The Weeknd but other artists that inspire me would be Jack Harlow, YG, J Balvin, Jhay Cortez, Bad Bunny, GUNNA, Young Thug, James Blake, Rosalia, Tame Impala, A.CHAL, Travis Scott, SZA, FKA Twigs, Little Dragon, Don Toliver, Drake, Sampha, Majid Jordan, Pop Smoke and many MANY more. Producers that inspire me would be Pharrell, Mike Dean, OZ, Boi1da, Illangelo, Doc McKinney, Wheezy, Southside, TM88, London on da track, 40, Tame Impala, Frank Dukes, Cardo, Allen Ritter and many more.

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

  44. A: I first have a conversation with the artist to see where their head is at musically just to make sure I'm on the same page as them. Then from there we create, my goal is to bring out the best possible version of the artist. (Whether that's rapping, singing, trap, r&b, reggaeton, alternative, drill, soul) I will always do my best to focus on the highlights of the artist so we can have the best outcome. Every artist is different and that's how I approach every client.

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A.CHAL - Hollywood Love (Feat. GUNNA)

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Terms Of Service

3 free revisions on production All projects are delivered in order as they are received Projects must be funded before initial start

GenresSounds Like
  • A.CHAL
  • Drake
  • J Balvin
Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio
  • Ableton
  • Protools
  • FL Studio 20
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