My name is Byron Richter, I am a turntablist, producer and a musician who plays guitar, bass, a little keys and various percussion instruments. I think at this moment, my scratching, beat juggling and mixing is one of my strongest suits.
I would like to offer my services to all and any interested. I've been using the turntables since I was 17 and am now 34, so I have a little over 17 years experience with the technics. I offer an idea and brainstorming session and unlimited revisions to ensure you get exactly what you want. I am also a decent classical guitarist, percussionist and all around music producer, please check out the examples of my past work below and also copy and paste the below link to see a live video of me warming up on the cut and go ahead and check out my other mixes on my youtube channel as well. Thanks and I hope we can build soon!
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Reviews (10)Endorse Byron Richter
Byron is very good at what he does and easy to work with. He did a great job of executing the ideas we discussed, adjusted smoothly with shifts in the job, and is highly capable scratching with analog and digital equipment. Highly recommended!
Excellent experience. Byron was super fast, communicative, and banged out a session in just one evening. I look forward to working with him again and would recommend him to anyone looking for a session turntablist.
Byron did an awesome job. For sure will work with him again.
Byron was a pleasure to work with; very professional and very committed. He patiently sat with me while we threw ideas against the wall until finding that stuck. Trust me, there's a reason why he continually gets 5 star ratings.
As usual..Byron is the best! Very talented and skillful.
An incredible D.J. .....Mad Skillz!
Dope DJ! I truly recommend!
Byron is great person, easy in cooperation. Very flexible and hard working. He listens and fulfill project expectations. He is creative and talented Artist. Will return for sure!
From 2010 through 2016 Byrons production has been nothing less then progressive and innovating. He has produced for me over ten beats with cuts, and each one was better than the last. Great person to work with very open professional and very influential.
Byron is a very talented producer. He is very creative and plays many instruments. He know how to blend analog and digital sounds very well. He new exactly what sound I was looking for ! I will work with him in the future and I highly recommend him for your tunes. Thanks Byron!
Interview with Byron Richter
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I co-wrote the music for and produced Eva Edith's Freedom Road EP, you can buy it here https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/freedomroad or https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/freedom-road-ep/id1071684798 or https://evaedith.bandcamp.com/
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment I am working on a Spanish Bossa Nova/Chill Music album with Eva Edith Hernandez. I am also working on my own 8 song instrumental album with all original music, every song was made on my kalimba and then built on with every other instrument I play in my home studio, the EP will feature 8 ALL original instrumental compositions with 7 short interlude melodies made with only the kalimba in between the 8 tracks. My goal is to release it before Summer 2017.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Eva Edith Hernandez is an amazing Singer/Songwriter and Jazz/Latin/Soul Vocalist. Michael Makowski is an amazing Mixing/Mastering Engineer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, always, always be open to use all tools surrounding you. I started out as a DJ, so I started out as a musician bound to electricity. Knowing that my deep love for music could only exist where there is electricity pushed me to learn acoustic instruments and embrace ALL music.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do my best to bring your ideas to life.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Providing the sound someone was looking for is always enough for me, getting paid for it is a bonus.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They usually ask me if I understand what they want, most times the answer is yes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I don't know, maybe I look mean or judgemental, but I am very solution/goal oriented.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What type of feeling are we portraying with this song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do your research on them, Youtube is best place to start.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Classical Guitar, bongos or congas, an acoustic or upright bass, some type of woodwind or horn to practice and Steel Drums or Vibraphone to learn as well. Lol
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Music Producer, over 16 years now as a self proclaimed professional.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Open and laid back, sometimes intense and sometimes so peaceful you can sleep to it.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bebel Gilgerto or Seu Jorge because I love Bossa Nova and would love to learn a new language thru music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always be open to new processes.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, R&B and Bossa Nova.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think my strongest skill is listening and applying my work tastefully.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to let the song tell me what I can bring to it, sometimes it is something out of my ability, this pushes me to get better, sometimes it doesn't ask me to bring anything, that can also be a tough pill to swallow, but I do my best to listen and take to the advice of the music because the music is always right.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends if it is just session work or if I am producing the track, if I am producing, I like to start by brainstorming on what I want to make and from there I can pick my first instrument to record. From there it is like painting a canvas, I have my direction mapped out and I just take my time getting to where I want to go.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have 2 Turntables, a Mixer, Serato, a Microphone, Bongos, Kalimba, Kaizen Steele Tongue Drum, Djembe, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar with Wah Pedal, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Steel Guitar, Reason 9 with an Akai MPK 25 and a Macbook Pro.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by many artists of many different genres, I would say some of my biggest inspirations are Raphael Saadiq, Prince, Curtis Mayfield, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Bebel Gilberto, Sade, Seu Jorge, Trent Reznor, EL-P, Gang Starr, Dilated Peoples, Living Legends Crew, Invisible Skratch Piklz, DJ Craze, Everlast, Bonobo, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Rick James, Simply Red, Chicago, Kanye West, J Dilla, the Beatnuts, the Beat Junkies, DJ Abilities, Atmosphere and Babbletron.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Scratches and cuts, sometimes beat juggles if specified and music production. Hopefully Guitar and Bass sessions more often moving forward.