Byron Richter

Session Turntablist

31 Reviews (29 Verified)
Byron Richter on SoundBetter

My name is Byron Richter, I am a turntablist, producer and a musician who plays guitar, bass, a little keys and various percussion instruments. My scratching, beat juggling and mixing are 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 40, so I have a little over 20 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 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!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

31 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Kaiwen C.

    Wow what a pro scratcher! Recommend 100%

  2. Review by Timo S.

    Byron and me really investigated something big together (I brought my whole album into a set to play live or on a video), and he did an outstanding job helping me. We communicated well about the ideas, flew through the versions. I can only recommend him 10 out of 10 and I'm certain I will work with him again.

  3. Review by Timo S.

    Byron is consulting and helping me on a big a project, and he's doing fantastic : ) I didnt think it would work like this, it's very much a fair and balanced coworking, I can recommend!

  4. Review by Timo S.

    Byron was extremely patient and much outperformed what I expected. He is super friendly, determined, and ready for any amount of changes. I especially liked that he was extremely good at taking in my feedback. Within a few rounds, our result good far more professional than I thought it would. Thank you so much for your work and helping me out here! I can only recommend to work with him.

  5. Review by Rob C.
    by Rob C.

    Byron gave me great sounding tracks that worked well in my song! He was also fast and responsive. Very professional and talented.

  6. Review by Rolando T.

    Bryon is very talented and very delight in his craft!

  7. Review by Flo K.
    by Flo K.

    This guy is simply amazing. Delivered such a high quality, mixing scratching project with phenomenal skills. Would highly recommend to amp up your mix!! THANK YOU!

  8. Review by Casey H.

    Highly recommended, really talented turntablist and was able to provide lots of different options and ideas for me to use in my song. I was looking for someone who could bring ‘next level’ turntable skills that can elevate a track and he definitely brought that.

  9. Review by James D.

    Working with Byron was very refreshing. He started our conversation by saying "I hope you dig it, but please, be 100% honest and spare no feelings, I am all about getting the job done to your liking." Byron approached the project with no ego. Because he was able to critically listen to my feedback without taking offense, he nailed the parts on the second take, exactly the way I wanted them. Byron has a professional skill, coupled with a professional demeanor that makes him a huge asset.

  10. Review by Adam T.

    Byron is super talented, was fast, communicative and really killed it! Def recommend. Def will work with him again!

  11. Review by jeff p.

    great to work with! will do business with again.

    i'd give a 6 star review if it was possible.

  12. Review by Arjan S.

    Absolute pleasure working with Byron. Professional, patient and skilful with his cuts. Finding someone who knows his craft and hip hop is rare. 100% working again in the future!

  13. Review by Adam T.

    Very professional. Quick turnaround, even with revisions. I accidentally pressed the job complete button halfway through and he kept working until I was satisfied

  14. Review by Logan V.

    Byron turned around the job exceptionally fast! He's easy to work with and flexible to the needs of the project. I recommend him.

  15. Review by Vaihi O.

    This was my first time working with Byron and gotta say A LOT of good about this guy. First, Great communicator, Second he Gets it done fast, Third Killer turntable skills. He brought to life my vision for turntables with my song and killed it. What an AWESOME experience. Will work with him again for sure.

  16. Review by Gradwohl L.

    Byron was really attentive to the detail of my musical request. And he finished the job faster than I expected. I'm looking forward to working with him again.

  17. Review by Rob C.
    by Rob C.

    Byron was fast, easy to work with, and - most importantly - very talented. He gave my track just what I was looking for. Would definitely recommend his services to anyone looking for a great turntablist.

  18. Review by Hamad A.

    Byron’s skills as a DJ and turntablist are highly impressive. He understood exactly what I wanted and delivered it very quickly from the first try. I enjoyed working with Byron and I am looking forward for future collaborations with him.

  19. Review by Lavelle

    Provided exactly what I needed!

  20. Review by Billy S.

    Byron does great dj work with a very quick turnaround, and is an excellent communicator. Whenever I need scratching on a record, I go straight to him!

Interview with Byron Richter

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

  2. A: Music Producer, over 17 years now as a self proclaimed professional.

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

  4. A: I co-wrote the music for and produced Eva Edith's Freedom Road EP, you can buy it here or or

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. A: Eva Edith Hernandez is an amazing Singer/Songwriter and Jazz/Latin/Soul Vocalist. Michael Makowski is an amazing Mixing/Mastering Engineer.

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. 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.

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

  12. A: I will do my best to bring your ideas to life.

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

  14. A: Providing the sound someone was looking for is always enough for me, getting paid for it is a bonus.

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

  16. A: They usually ask me if I understand what they want, most times the answer is yes.

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

  18. A: I don't know, maybe I look mean or judgemental, but I am very solution/goal oriented.

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

  20. A: What type of feeling are we portraying with this song?

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

  22. A: Do your research on them, Youtube is best place to start.

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

  24. 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

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Open and laid back, sometimes intense and sometimes so peaceful you can sleep to it.

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

  28. A: Bebel Gilgerto or Seu Jorge because I love Bossa Nova and would love to learn a new language thru music.

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

  30. A: Always be open to new processes.

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

  32. A: Hip Hop, R&B and Bossa Nova.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I think my strongest skill is listening and applying my work tastefully.

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

  36. 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.

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

  38. 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.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. 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.

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

  42. 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.

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

  44. A: Scratches and cuts, sometimes beat juggles if specified and music production. Hopefully Guitar and Bass sessions more often moving forward.

Byron's November Sk8 Mix

I was the Producer, Musician and Turntablist in this production

Terms Of Service

Up to 10 revisions, will negotiate depending on circumstances, turnaround time for 1 song is usually 3 days at the most. I am open to working out deals for whole albums.

GenresSounds Like
  • DJ Premier
  • DJ Shadow
  • Madlib
Gear Highlights
  • Technic 1200s
  • Rane 72
  • Reason 10
  • Mac mini
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SoundBetter Deal

Intro, Chorus, Outro Scratching for $200 (up to 10 revisions)

  • Hip Hop Instrumental MixJul 14, 2016

  • Just Warming UpJul 13, 2016