Raytown Productions

Hard Hitting Metal & Rock Mix

23 Reviews (13 Verified)
Raytown Productions on SoundBetter

Transform your music into immersive and 3-D soundscapes with presence, focus, and IMPACT. I provide competitive and dynamic mixing and mastering, and my vocal production and editing services are next level. I provide the best revision policy in the business and work with big (double platinum) and small clients. Msg me and tell me about your music!

I specialize in aggressive and hard-hitting mixes and masters.

I've worked with DOUBLE PLATINUM selling ARTIST and American Idol finalist Quindon Tarver, the winner of NBC's hit show "Songland" JT Roach, major label giants SONY and VIRGIN Records, and hundreds of independent artists. I also mixed an album that was just nominated for a Grammy. Your music is in good hands!

15+ years of experience playing, mixing, mastering, and producing beat-driven music gives me a unique perspective and mixing style that will make your music stand out!

Being a musician, I understand your needs! I am music theory educated and will make your songs sound exceptional.

My UNLIMITED FREE REVISIONS policy for 10 days ensures you will be 100% happy with the final result!

I can generate vocal harmonies to make your choruses pop and tune vocals transparently or with a little auto tune flavor. Your songs will be flawless and sound huge with my vocal and instrument editing services!

I can add special and cinematic effects to smooth out transition or arrangement issues in your songs: reverse swells, vocal stutters, massive reverb hits, bass drops and booms, and telephone filters.

Profile song credits:
Co-written and Produced by Joey Sturgis
Assistant Mixing Joel Wanasek and Joe Wohlitz
Recorded at 37 Studios in Michigan

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.


Discogs verified credits for Bobby Balow
  • Twelve Noon
  • These Fading Visions
  • Shielded By Shadows
  • These Fading Visions
  • Sydnee B
  • Sydnee B Ft. Jerm Bizle
  • Sydnee B Ft. Jerm Bizle
  • Bloody Hammers
  • Twelve Noon
  • Shielded By Shadows
  • These Fading Visions
  • Sydnee B
  • Sydnee B Ft. Jerm Bizle
  • Sydnee B Ft. Jerm Bizle
  • The Plastic Waste Band
  • pulses.
  • Bloody Hammers
  • Twelve Noon

23 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

Endorse Raytown Productions
  1. Review by Patrick N.

    Always a pleasure hearing our songs given the due diligence they deserve, highly recommended!

  2. Review by Patrick N.

    Baytown always slays everything he does, couldn't be happier and highly recommend!

  3. Review by Patrick N.

    As always Bobby is super professional, friendly, and does a fantastic job each time. Love the quality we get working with him!

  4. Review by Patrick N.

    Stellar work, Bob is very professional, gets the sound you want, responds fast, and most importantly makes you sound awesome!

  5. Review by Alfred K.

    Really excellent experience working with Raytown he's clearly a true pro , his attention to detail and passion for what he does shines through. His mix was modern and spot on, powerful and dynamic..
    Great job

  6. Review by Jaimy Yelvington

    Raytown Productions went above and beyond to give me the best possible mix they could with the stems I recorded in my bedroom. They also did incredible production work with my track and made it seem larger than life. My song went from sounding like a bedroom recording to sounding like it belonged on a radio channel. I could not recommend them more, get a mix from Raytown today!

  7. Review by Saul S.

    The man. Super knowledgeable. Super responsive. Elite creativity. A++ all around.

  8. Review by Elle B.

    Detail oriented, responsive...Bobby is exceptional in mixing and mastering. After hearing my vision with the song, he offered guidance as well as quick, high quality turnarounds on the project. Bobby exceeded my expectations and I am blown away at the end product. Looking forward to working with him. Again and again.

  9. Review by Haize Y.

    This is a tremendous experience working with Raytown Production. Considering how complex our full-length album is, Bobby is able to deliver everything in a professional, efficient and organized manner. He is responsive, inspiring and understanding musical intentions well. The mixes are well-polished, punchy, huge, but at the same time, has its own character to it. It's artistically shaped in a way that it would definitely differ your music to some generic productions. 120% would recommend!

  10. Review by Blunt H.

    Raytown is super professional and easy to work with. He took our tracks from sounding good to sounding great, and I'm sure he will do the same for you.

  11. Review by Inversion Drive

    100% satisfied :) All requests were fulfilled. Really tremendous communication skills and attention to my requests. My song now hits really freaking hard, sounds very juicy, amped, solid. Raytown seemed to take every word of mine into account (and there were a lot of words). So, be careful what you say, those words WILL matter. I had a very unusual, 14-minute, multi-genre song (techno/metal/house) with some unique low-end challenges and lots of delicate nuances. Everything was tended to.

  12. Review by Blunt H.

    Working with Bobby at Raytown Productions is awesome; he is professional, efficient, and has a great ear for getting the most out of a track.

  13. Review by djosh B.

    If you need your breakdowns to hit like a train, this is your man.
    We couldn’t be happier with how our songs turned out and Bobby was a great help who genuinely cares about the music!

  14. Review by Tyler Mays

    If you need mixing or mastering services, I highly recommend Bobby Balow! He has mastered multiple tracks for me, and he always goes above and beyond to make sure I am happy with the end result. I can tell that Bobby puts a huge amount of care into his work, and recognizes how important the music is to his clients. That reflects in the way he communicates and interacts too, as it's always prompt and friendly. If you're looking for someone to help polish your songs, definitely hit up Raytown Productions!

  15. Review by Josh Roeglin
    by Josh Roeglin

    Bobby was great to work with and did a great job on my bands latest album. He put up with our request for changes very well and the end result was amazing! My band and myself are very pleased with the album! Highly recommended!

  16. Review by Michael
    by Michael

    I used Raytown Productions for my last album and they did an incredible job. I had them mix, master, produce, and edit in regards to quantize timing and vocal pitch correction. I've been to local studios in the past but Raytown Productions was the first time I had a mix come out sounding like the pros. Also their production was amazing. Bobby had some really cool ideas that I never would have thought of to help make the track really pop. I would highly recommend Raytown productions

  17. Review by Greg Jarvis
    by Greg Jarvis

    Raytown Productions has been my go-to service for the mixing and mastering of all of my music for years. Not only do the and an ear for music, but a talent for taking my music to tnext level. I highly recommend going to Raytown Productions for your music production needs!

  18. Review by Brett
    by Brett

    Bobby is fantastic. He recently remixed and remastered my bands songs from 2008 and completely gave them new life. We are recording our next full length with him in January and are so stoked.

  19. Review by Quindon Tarver
    by Quindon Tarver

    I met Bobby in 2017 when I was rerecording my hit "Everybody's Free" from the movie/soundtrack Romeo & Juliet. I needed the song mixed and mastered expediately, as I had a deadline and thanks to the homie JT Roach, I met one of the most talented, humble, genuine beings. Not only did he kill on the mix & master, but anytime... I mean ANYTIME I've needed him for anything on a project/production... he had always been there and executed with greatness. You won't go wrong with this guy. Raytown Productions is so legit!

  20. Review by Seth Z.

    I'm a very maticulous producer, so I'm glad I found Bobby to master my songs. He is easy to work with and will keep making changes with me on my project until I get what I want.

Interview with Raytown Productions

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

  2. A: I have no set rules of things I do for a mix. I rarely look at meters or waveforms and mix completely by feeling. It almost always sounds better in the end this way!

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

  4. A: The number one question I ask is if they have any questions! I usually provide my clients with a checklist of things and a helpful FAQ pdf to get them started so we can get to work on their project asap!

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

  6. A: I truly believe gear doesn't make a record sound good - its the performance and ear of the people working on the album. And by the way, who brings gear to a deserted island?!?

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

  8. A: I'm proud of all the projects I work on. I know it sounds cheesy, but I'm serious! I love meeting and working with people that are passionate about their music. It inspires me.

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

  10. A: Q: Why are you so cheap? A: We've recently switched to an exclusively online mixing, mastering, and production studio and are actively networking with new musicians, bands, and producers.

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

  12. A: Radiohead. This is out of my typical genre, but I feel I could learn so much about feeling and vibe of a song working with this talented group!

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: I go out of my way to ensure 100% customer satisfaction. I'm very patient and more than willing to help assist you in any way possible to make the best final product.

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

  16. A: Networking with musicians, bands, and producers! I want to meet other like-minded people and see how I might be able to help them make better sounding music. Send me a message and lets chat!

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

  18. A: If you need a songwriter, JT Roach is your man. He writes very catchy hooks and is a great guitar player that works in a world class studio.

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  20. A: 99% digital. I'll keep it short and sweet. Digital allows me to provide fast, efficient mixing and mastering services with unlimited revisions for 10 days. Analog requires significantly more time, upkeep, calibration and recalling sessions will never sound exactly the same. Digital saves my customers time and money!

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

  22. A: I will make sure you leave with a song that you are proud of. I stand behind my unlimited revision policy and will work with you until the project is perfect.

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

  24. A: Hearing new and exciting music and meeting new people.

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

  26. A: Find someone that has a sound you like. If you want your album to sound like a particular record, then contact that engineer or producer to work on your album! Otherwise you might be disappointed.

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

  28. A: I began by playing guitar in a hard rock band and started recording and producing out of necessity. I started recording and mixing my friends bands and it great into what it is today, 15 years later.

  29. Q: How would you describe your style?

  30. A: I specialize in modern, aggressive, beat driven music. If you want a song that will hit you like a truck, you came to the right place.

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

  32. A: Capture a performance! That is one of the only things I can't fix in the mix.

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

  34. A: Metal, hard rock, EDM, rap, and other beat driven genres.

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

  36. A: I bring an objective viewpoint that can identify problems with arrangements, instrumentation, or balance and have solutions to fix them. I can program drums and play guitar and bass to add additional instrumentation if necessary. My mixes are known for the aggressive rhythm section - especially my drum sound in metal records.

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

  38. A: We discuss the musical vision for the project, you submit the multitrack or mixdown, and I send you a mix check within 10 days. If any adjustments are needed, we make those until the song is perfect.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have analog and digital gear and run out of the latest version of Cubase 9.5. My control room is acoustically treated so you can rest assured your mixes will translate!

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

  42. A: For metal: Joey Sturgis, Will Putney, Adam D, Josh Schroeder

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

  44. A: Bands and musicians come to me for my post production work and mixing & mastering. I often assist in polishing pre-recorded songs by fixing arrangement issues and smoothing transitions, pitch correcting vocals, adding additional vocal harmonies and other instrumentation to widen the soundscape, and tightening up performances.

Vesta Collide - VII

I was the mixing and mastering engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Unlimited Revisions (for 10 days).
Turn-around time is typically 2-10 days. Rush orders (1-3 day turn-around) available for an additional +35% of the order total.

GenresSounds Like
  • Asking Alexandria
  • A Day To Remember
  • As I Lay Dying
Gear Highlights
  • RME conversion
  • professionally treated and tuned mixing/mastering suite
  • golden ears
  • limitless attention to detail.
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