Riley Bohn

Mixing Engineer / Producer

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Majestic Mixes with Clear Communication

My name’s Riley Bohn, I’m from West Bend Wisconsin. Currently in my journey through the music business, I’m assisting at The Mountaintop, and engineering at National Recording and with a few other clients around the Milwaukee area. I've been making music since I was about 13 or so, and I've just had a passion for it ever since I opened my first DAW. 

I started at The Mountaintop and met Godxilla in July of 2019 through his page Wisconsin Audio Engineering, and it's been great working with and learning from him ever since. Because of him and the clients there, I've been able to meet a lot of really cool people along the way, and learn a thing or two about the industry as well as how to go about a career in music/ how all of this stuff works.

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

Interview with Riley Bohn

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

  2. A: Probably Baby Drews' "Doctor Grind", It was my first time laying vocals in a professional studio and there was just a really fun vibe there whole time the album was being worked on at The Mountaintop, I even setup a Mix for Godxilla on there too.

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

  4. A: Musically for myself I've been trying to make a lot of beats and get better everyday really.

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

  6. A: Nope, I just got on this site and figure'd I'd complete my profile before venturing off, so I guess I'll get back to you on that one!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Having the pleasure of being able to mix both analog and digital, even though the sonic benefits are absolutely tremendous from analog gear, it has limitations depending on your setup (or wallet) and it takes a lot more time than digital mixes. For me and my workflow (even though analog is a lot of fun) I'd Have to say digital.

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

  10. A: I'll always work my best to ensure your satisfaction with my work at the end of the day, making people happy makes me happy :)

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

  12. A: I just really enjoy making stuff sound good and creating interesting mixes, seeing a really nice finished product at the end of the day just makes me feel good, ya know?

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

  14. A: "How long will this take?" To which I answer, "How good do you want your song to be? I can pump it out super fast and ignore a lot of things I'd like to take the time and fix in the mix and put no breakdowns in it whatsoever and just give you your song plain Jane, OR I could put in some breakdowns that help amplify what you say and give the song depth, and also make it sound pretty darn good, whatever you prefer it doesn't really matter to me either way."

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

  16. A: There's no misconception whatsoever usually, all I really do is press buttons and make stuff loud in a professional manner lol.

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

  18. A: Is there anything specific you'd want me to do to the mix? Are there any artists who's sound you're going for that I could try to base my mix off of?

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

  20. A: Probably Baby Drews' "Doctor Grind", It was my first time laying vocals in a professional studio and there was just a really fun vibe there whole time the album was being worked on at The Mountaintop, I even setup a Mix for Godxilla on there too.

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

  22. A: Musically for myself I've been trying to make a lot of beats and get better everyday really.

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

  24. A: Nope, I just got on this site and figure'd I'd complete my profile before venturing off, so I guess I'll get back to you on that one!

  25. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  26. A: Having the pleasure of being able to mix both analog and digital, even though the sonic benefits are absolutely tremendous from analog gear, it has limitations depending on your setup (or wallet) and it takes a lot more time than digital mixes. For me and my workflow (even though analog is a lot of fun) I'd Have to say digital.

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

  28. A: I'll always work my best to ensure your satisfaction with my work at the end of the day, making people happy makes me happy :)

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

  30. A: I just really enjoy making stuff sound good and creating interesting mixes, seeing a really nice finished product at the end of the day just makes me feel good, ya know?

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

  32. A: "How long will this take?" To which I answer, "How good do you want your song to be? I can pump it out super fast and ignore a lot of things I'd like to take the time and fix in the mix and put no breakdowns in it whatsoever and just give you your song plain Jane, OR I could put in some breakdowns that help amplify what you say and give the song depth, and also make it sound pretty darn good, whatever you prefer it doesn't really matter to me either way."

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

  34. A: There's no misconception whatsoever usually, all I really do is press buttons and make stuff loud in a professional manner lol.

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

  36. A: Is there anything specific you'd want me to do to the mix? Are there any artists who's sound you're going for that I could try to base my mix off of?

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

  38. A: Make sure you get someone that won't back out of the job and make sure you get someone that has a way of sharing all of your personal data with you.

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

  40. A: A Nuemann U87, and Neve Pre, an 1176, and then two Pultecs an ME-1 and a PE-1

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

  42. A: I started working in DAWs in middle school but I got My studio Internship with Godxilla my junior year of high school in 2019, so I'd say I've been taking it pretty serious with the whole working and learning thing since then.

  43. Q: How would you describe your style?

  44. A: Posh and Exquisite but also malleable.

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

  46. A: Blackbear because I'm a complete Stan lmaooooo.

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

  48. A: Space in the mix is very valuable thing and understanding all types of space in the mix can really help you bring out some crazy sounding tracks.

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

  50. A: I usually track/mix Hip Hop and Rap at National Recording, and I also primarily edit rap at The Mountaintop so I'd say Rap/ Hip Hop.

  51. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  52. A: I'm always able to communicate very well about a task at hand.

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

  54. A: I bring juicy sonics and mind melting breakdowns.

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

  56. A: Usually when I'm working on my own stuff I make and arrange the beats in Logic just because I know that workflow really well, and then once I get done composing and arranging I throw it into Pro Tools to mix it, just because audio suite is awesome and the editing features in pro tools you just can't get anywhere else.

  57. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  58. A: My home setup consists of a Shure SM-7b running into a Focusrite ISA-One, running into a quad core Apollo Twin X, then running out to a 2018 shell Mac mini with an upgraded processor and 64 GB of Ram and my Kali Audio 12 inch Sub and Kali Audio LP 6 monitors. I use a Native Instruments Komplete A25 midi Keyboard and a Maschine Mikro for producing as well.

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

  60. A: Blackbear is probably my biggest inspiration, there are just a lot of his songs that really click with the way I feel about life in general that makes me somewhat happy about life on earth lol.

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

  62. A: At The Mountaintop I'm usually tasked with setting up mixes for my boss and that usually consists of mixing beats, timing and editing vocals, and basically whatever the record needs to sound good, after I give them to him he finishes them with breakdowns after all of the sonics are there.

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