Music Producer, Keyboardist

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Ray Reich on SoundBetter

Hello! I'm a perfect pitch-endowed, classically trained pianist & electronic music producer. I've worked with many artists, producers, musicians, & bands across all genres, including pop, metal, jazz, orchestral, musical theatre, and choral - including original track productions, live shows, recording sessions, musical directing, and composition.

What I bring to the table:

Deep knowledge and understanding of musicality, instrumental proficiency, theory, harmony, composition, & arrangement.

You can feel confident in bringing me onboard to:

- PRODUCE your tracks (demo · ep · album)
- MIX your songs
- RECORD your vocals (record · tune · edit · comp · guide harmonies)
- ARRANGE your strings (parts made in Sibelius)
- COMPOSE original music (film · tv · jingles)
- PLAY in your recording session (keyboard · piano · synth)
- PLAY in your live show (keyboard · piano · synth)
- SHRED a mean solo
- REHEARSE (band · musical · group)
- DIRECT your show

I feel lucky and blessed to have lived and breathed music all my life. I take what I do very seriously, and offer a fun, authentic, and compassionate experience.

SERVICES:
- Vocal recording + tuning + editing can be rushed same day.
- Track mix can be rushed same day.
- Original track production can be rushed 3 days.

General rule = GOOD, FAST, CHEAP - Pick 2!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

32 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Eleanor K.
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    Ray was amazing! He helped me record my vocals in a support efficient fashion and is definitely a go-to-guy for fast, quality work.

  2. Review by Unbeatable Beats
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    being in LA where people are quick to tell you they have 10 to 20years of experience but lack the professionalism when it comes to getting the job done, Ray does not fall into that category and I always take my time with reviewing him each time we work because he makes every money spent worth it. For me, nothing beats taking your clients job like it is yours and that is what I get working with him. He is someone to HIRE.

  3. Review by Unbeatable Beats
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    Saying Ray is amazing is actually underrating him, His character/personality is exceptional, very patient and believes he can make anything work which he actually does. He's not just there for your money but to give you the value for your money. I could go on but believe me I really doubt I want to work with anyone else. he's too positive and its infectious. Please hire this guy already. Super dope producer, instrumentalist, power mixer and good energy. 5star

  4. Review by Amanda
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    I’ve worked with Ray since 2012. He is an incredible musician, very patient and fast at creating! I am very thankful to have met him through Sony Music Publishing. Looking forward to making more tracks in the future. Thanks ray !!

  5. Review by Cameron Tyler
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    Ray is an exceptional musician and audio engineer. I hired him to record vocals for an artist that I produce for remotely. Ray exceeded all of my expectations. Not only did he provide a clean, comfortable working environment for my artist, but also wonderful quality gear combined with fantastic engineering skills. All of the tracks they recorded were clearly labeled, organized and color coded, which made editing a breeze. I would absolutely suggest Ray to anyone looking to pursue any type of music endeavor. He is quite resourceful, an excellent communicator, and overall a wonderful guy.

  6. Review by Ben Backus
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    I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with Ray in the past, playing in different ensembles together, recording and producing, and exchanging musical ideas in general. Ray is the real deal. He is beyond knowledgeable, and always finds a way to approach a project with an open mind and an incredible passion. He is fluent in almost every style and genre, but more importantly he has the willingness and drive to fill in the cracks with pure musicianship. Whether we were in the studio or onstage, Ray was always our go to guy.

  7. Review by Luke Manas
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    I have worked with Ray for a few years now and I can't recommend him highly enough. His technical fluency as a producer and his breadth of knowledge and understanding of music theory is astounding. Definitely work with him if you can.

  8. Review by Sabi Saltiel
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    Ray is one of the best musicians I have ever worked with. I learned much of what I know as an arranger/producer from him during the time we worked on music together. His abilities and musicality is universal and transcends any genre and time period. He is so easy to work with and always there with the right attitude to solve problems and make things work. To top it all, he is such a great person.

  9. Review by Paul Meyer
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    Ray and I played in a band together about 10 years ago, and I was always astonished by his natural musical ability and intuition. I couldn't believe how he could transpose and arrange music on the spot, and then not just immediately play it, but also be able to expand on it and make it his own. Over the years since then, Ray and I have worked together on multiple recording and producing projects and I'm even more amazed at the depth of creativity and artistry that he is able to achieve. He understands music at a very deep level that I have always admired.

  10. Review by Andrew G.
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    Ray Reich has an impressive array of musical skills. His ear is unbelievable and he has the chops to match. More importantly, he knows how to use them tastefully within a piece of music. Ray can not only perform on keys exceptionally well (with a fantastic ear and killer chops that cross genres), he is able to arrange and produce music tastefully and exquisitely. His meticulous attention to detail in his productions is impressive and his mixes BUMP. All in all, Ray's a multifacted musician that is incredibly useful in many different situations.

  11. Review by Stephen Chen
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    After 8 years in the music industry, I can still confidently say that Ray is one of the few musician who possesses a singular level of both intuitive and explicit talent. I've watched him simultaneously pick up, master, and then mutate musical ideas in a single moment, and his analysis of music is deep and insightful. Highly recommend working with him in any capacity, large or small.

  12. Review by Jared
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    Ray is one of the first producers I ever worked with. While I always knew he had an incredible ear, I was blown away by his ability to take my ideas to the next level. I first came across his work as a fan, and it felt full circle working with him to craft great pop music.
    In addition to his musical ability, he’s also a great person to be around. Ray’s passion shines through, and his kindness makes everyone in the room feel like a star.
    I would recommend Ray to anyone interested in creating quality pop music at an affordable rate.

  13. Review by Angela
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    Ray Reich is an incredible musician and colleague. Having had the privilege of knowing him for over 10 years, I've seen his growth and mastery across a variety of disciplines, including classical performer, producer and composer. I myself am a classical musician now working in marketing, and am excited to see Ray imparting his vast musical knowledge to others. It almost goes without saying, but his writing is as informative as it is engaging.

  14. Review by Tigran Kervanbachian
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    Ray is the guy! He has a great ear and understanding for what a song calls for! Whether I'm looking for a session piano player, sound designer, or an engineer to work/collab with Ray is one of the first people to pop in mind. On top of all that, he has a big heart and is a joy to be around!

  15. Review by Chris Riben
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    I'm a super fan of your productions Ray , I have been following your work closely since you produce that Hit song with wrathchilds Fall Into love . Come produce a Hit song with me here in Brazil

  16. Review by Ivan Chopik
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    I have worked with Ray on various occasions over the past 15 years. His skill set and talents as a composer and pianist are phenomenal, but it's truly rare to see these assets paired with such a keen production prowess and awareness of sounds, aesthetic, and arrangements. He's a true professional and a valuable asset for any project - highly recommended.

  17. Review by Nick
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    Ray is a phenomenal talent and a super nice guy! He is a rare combination of someone who has classical training but understands what it takes to make modern music that is relevant. Most producers doing modern music don't have the kind of training or traditional ability that Ray has. It allows him to create very quickly while maintaining a vision for the entire production, not to mention it makes him super easy to work with. I could not recommend him enough!

  18. Review by Keelz On Wheelz
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    This boy can do it all! Being trained under classical and jazz professors, Ray has a wide range in music and can execute all other genres in between. He’s innovative with sounds and knows how to write a catchy tune, keeping it fresh and hip. If working with him, take his word, he knows what he’s talking about! Oh, and he's a Radass human being too! 😊

  19. Review by Michael
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    Raymond is unreal. One of the single best musicians around. I have listened to his remixes and tracks for weeks without getting bored: his sounds are one of a kind. Also genuine, hilarious and mindful. Top tier.

  20. Review by Bad W0lfy
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    It's hard to say anything short about Ray's musicality and wizardry without it sounding like an impossible claim; but as a published songwriter and recording artist of 15 years worth of collaborations, I can hands down say that Ray is the best musician and producer I have ever had the honor of working with. He's got his own unique sound that allows him and the artists he works with to really stand out from the crowd, but at the same time can effortlessly bring another's vision to life. And as an added bonus, he's a kind and awesome human that can get on with anyone. On album #2 with him.

  21. Review by Magen
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    Ray was one of the first music producers I had the pleasure to work with. He has a talent that is hard to match. He was super patient and made me feel confident while working with him. Ray is super passionate about music and it is infectious and lights a spark in those around him :)

  22. Review by Vivek
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    Ray breathes it. He recognizes the note you're singing or playing, and suggests the harmony note on the keyboard without hunting or pecking. Ahhh, I see! Ray has got a workflow that just works. Can't wait to collaborate with him on my next project. Thank you Ray.

  23. Review by Dval
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    I have known Ray for more than 8 years and he is one of the most patient, caring and intelligent musicians I have known. He really listens to your questions and tries to explain concepts intuitively and deeply. It has been a joy having him explain a large range of musical concepts to me throughout the years, as well as learning to use modern music tech from him. He has both a vast and deep knowledge of all things musics (theory, software, hardware, vocals, to name a few), and I could not recommend him more!!

  24. Review by Erika
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    Ray is an outstanding musician and producer. His ear is unlike any other. His pitch is on point an de his ear for arrangement was so helpful for my demo.
    I loved working with Ray, not only is he a great guy but his passion for music is contagious.
    Thank you for a great time!

    Erika

  25. Review by samuel burke
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    Ray is an amazing producer and keyboard player. I have collaborated with him many times and he has the total package of what it takes to make a great song by combining his musical theory, sound design and keyboard skills.

  26. Review by Rachel Adams
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    Hands down one of the most profound musicians I’ve ever worked with.

  27. Review by Nyxx
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    Ray is an absolute genius. I’ve know him for, wow, 8 years now! His creativity, drive, and knowledge is astounding and honestly, a continuing source of personal motivation. Beyond his musical prowess, he is a solid, caring, and dependable human.

  28. Review by Shon
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    Not only is he a great keyboard player, but also a wonderful person. I highly recommend any kind of music work with this fine gentleman.

  29. Review by Abe Ovadia
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    Ray Reich is an amazing producer. He has produced several of my projects and brought my vision to another level. Thank you for everything.

  30. Review by MIKE
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    Ray is an absolute wizard. Rarely do you find such an accomplished musician with his production ability. He has great musical taste and instincts and insane talent. I would gladly recommend Ray in many capacities when it comes music!

  31. Review by Mike
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    I've been a student of Ray's for many years. His ability to clearly communicate and bestow knowledge onto his pupils while still managing to make learning fun is something I've yet to see anyone else hone in such a perfect manner.
    He is a master in both modern pop and classical writing, which makes for a very interesting perspective with regards to songwriting. In the studio, this approach is a breath of fresh air in a world full of common brow plebeian producers. Ray has sound fundamental knowledge of classical sensibility which he's able to craft a modern indie pop vibe that's timeless.

  32. Review by Jeremy C
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    Ray is brilliant musician and producer. He's wonderful to work with and has a deep understanding of music, technology, and humanity.

Interview with Ray Reich

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

  2. A: Indie pop album with new artist, mixes and vocal recording / tuning / editing for various clients, song productions, Iyengar yoga, LoopLoft articles.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both! Each serves its own unique purpose. Analog is great for creativity, digital is great for finishing.

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

  6. A: I love that I can make a living doing nothing but music. I also enjoy technology very much.

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

  8. A: That it's fast and easy. It's actually a slow, tedious, painstaking process to get tracks perfect and "radio-ready". It's difficult to make something sound simple.

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

  10. A: Have a clear understanding of what you're after. It's perfectly fine to not be sure, but at least know that you aren't sure. The more you understand about what your goals are, the more quickly and easily I (or any provider) can help you reach them.

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

  12. A: I've been studying music academically since I was 4, and have been teaching since I was 14 (also around the same time I started producing original tracks). I went to a conservatory program during high school, and a conservatory for college. I'm so grateful for the fact that Music is all I know, all I've ever done.

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

  14. A: I would love to collaborate with Ellie Goulding because she's an instrumentalist, and her voice is so unique, it would be a pleasure to work with.

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

  16. A: Indie Pop.

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

  18. A: Some of my favorite producers: Greg Kurstin, Skrillex, Benny Blanco, Max Martin Some of my favorite modern composers: Eric Whitacre Some of my favorite classical composers and performers: Pablo Casals, J.S. Bach, Jean Sibelius

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

  20. A: I mostly produce music: - create tracks from scratch - help with songwriting (set music to topline) - play piano / keyboard / synth - help guide vocal parts during writing and recording (melody, harmonies, etc). I am regularly hired to tune & edit vocals, because I can do so at a very high quality, and very quickly. I also get hired to do vocal sessions for other producers, because I have a nice studio with great gear, and impeccable session organizational skills. I also get hired to mix tracks with both live, as well as electronic instruments.

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

  22. A: If we are on the same page about what it is you want, in the end you will be very happy.

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

  24. A: What are your goals, musically or otherwise? What is your budget and time frame? What are some references we can use as an aesthetic guide?

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

  26. A: Read my article: https://www.thelooploft.com/blogs/ryans-corner/6-mixing-mistakes-to-avoid

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: My ears!

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

  30. A: I bring a very high degree of musicality.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: Amazing vocal chain, Logic Pro, excellent speakers, and some synths.

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