Riley Knapp

Mix & Master Specialist 🎧

367 Reviews (346 Verified)
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Songs I have produced/mixed/mastered have garnered over 1 Billion streams across the internet. As an artist, I understand the intricacies that make a song sound special. In this day and age, standing out is more important than sounding "perfectly polished".

I focus on bringing out the most important elements in your music to ensure the most pleasant and repeatable listening experience possible. My knowledge in regards to the technical aspects of the streaming world allow me to focus on detail in the songs, while assuring that they will come across on whatever platform the fan is listening on.

As a Producer I've worked with artists such as Julia Michaels, Quinn XCII, Gnash, Kacy Hill, Shallou, Erik Hassle and many others across every major label. This experience has allowed me to hone my craft and develop a sound that is both unique yet universally palatable.

Hit the Green "Contact" button to get in touch!

Career Highlights:
I am one half of electronic soul duo RKCB, write/produce/mix/master all songs
Co-Wrote/produced Julia Michaels "What a Time" and "Happy"
Co-Wrote/produced Gnash "Feelings Fade"
Mixed Gnash's latest singles "Fear" and "Leave"
Produced "Haircut", latest breakout single from Petey & Miya Folick
Produced/Co-wrote Guardin's "Luminary"
Co-Wrote/produced Bridgit Mendler "Diving"
Co-Wrote/produced/mixed Kacy Hill "Shades of Blue"
Composer GTA feat. Tinashe (All Caught Up)
Mastered Ayoni "Unmoved" &"The Patriots"
Mastered Melanie Faye's entire Discography
Mastered Rebecca Black "Closer"

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

367 Reviews - 77 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Simon Bilstad

    Gave my song that final touch it needed. A great communicator and gets it done quickly. Will definitely work with Riley again!!

  2. Review by Matt J.

    Riley is professional, timely, and has a great ear. He worked on my first-ever single and maintained lots of patience and clear communication throughout. Very easy to work with and delivered a great end product! I would happily work with him again.

  3. Review by Marcos P.

    Riley was receptive and understanding of my vision, always honest and transparent with great communication. But most importantly, he delivered a TOP quality master. Amazing work!

  4. Review by Riki Beazley

    Always a privilege getting to work with Riley. Can't recommend enough!

  5. Review by Josh I.

    Working with Riley was a delightful experience! Very professional, upfront, and quick! I was happy with the price and the outcome and I’ll definitely be working with him again soon!

  6. Review by Eva Westphal

    Incredible as always. Thank you, Riley!

  7. Review by Mayal
    by Mayal

    Riley is really professional and great communicator! I’d recommend him if you don’t know who to contact first for mastering

  8. Review by Spencer B.

    Riley is a pleasure to work with. So quick to respond, and easy to work with. A real professional, the master he did on my track came out perfect

  9. Review by Elena L.

    Excellent work!

  10. Review by Eva Westphal

    As always, Riley knows just the right finishing touches my music needs. Thank you!!

  11. Review by Elena L.

    Incredible work. Becoming a go to for mastering for sure.

  12. Review by Elena L.

    Great work!

  13. Review by Elena L.

    Great work!

  14. Review by John
    by John

    Riley was easy to work with, always responded quickly and delivered an overall professional & clean Mix and Master. Thanks a lot!

  15. Review by Spencer B.

    Riley's mastering work is incredible. Really cleaned up my mid Mix and made it sound great. Super professional guy, easy to work with and quick to respond and turnaround the track! 11/10

  16. Review by Roberto T.

    Riley is an amazing professional!! It has been a pleasure working with him and seeing such quality in the final result, looking forward to working again in the future !!

  17. Review by Tyler S.

    Always a pleasure working with Riley! Fast turn around and great advice

  18. Review by Dan Y.
    by Dan Y.

    I'm an amateur hobbyist musician. Riley treated my song with love and care and turned a poorly recorded mix into a cool track with a vintage vibe.

  19. Review by Elena L.

    Really amazing job! Superb quality.

  20. Review by Tom Jackson

    Been working with Riley on mastering my debut album. He always brings the best elements of each track to the forefront. I couldn't recommend him enough

Interview with Riley Knapp

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: Every in the box plug in imaginable, UA, multiple monitors with a dedicated and treated work space.

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

  4. A: Mura Masa... he has such a diverse yet exciting production style. He blends genres in a meticulous way.

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

  6. A: Emotion, Density and Impact.

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

  8. A: I am currently in the studio with Julia Michaels, Quinn XCII, Wes Period, Shallou, and many others.

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

  10. A: Stick with your gut- don't let outside opinions cloud the integrity of your product. Our job as engineers is to hear the artists vision and execute it in whatever way they feel is right.

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

  12. A: Make sure you build dynamics into production, and don't over edit.

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

  14. A: I work fast and viscerally. Listening to the song or whole album all the way through is the most important first step. After I get a feel for what the artist is going for, I do my best to bring out each important element while subtly taking out anything that detracts from the sound.

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

  16. A: Mixing, mastering and additional production. Pretty much anything to take the music to the next level sonically.

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

  18. A: My artist project RKCB, which consists of me and my writing/production partner Casey Barth, is the most personal thing to me.

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  20. A: Both, depending. Every situation is different.

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

  22. A: That they will like the sound of their song after I am done with it more than they thought they would.

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

  24. A: Every part of it.

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

  26. A: I started off as a touring drummer, playing and touring professionally since I was 15. That lead me into a love for production, which grew into overall love for sonics and sound. I am currently a signed artist as well as a producer/writer for other artists.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Modern sound with a bit more rule breaking.

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

  30. A: Pop, Chill, Electronic and Hip Hop.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: My ears and my taste.

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Terms Of Service

Up to 3 revisions with no extra charge.

Typically a 1-3 day turnaround time.

I do bundle deals for groups of songs.

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  • Focal and Adams Monitoring
  • Secret Clipping Magic
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    The latest release from indie newcomer Badly (Mastered Here) has gone Tik Tok/Spotify viral! Overnight, the video including the song has accumulated over 2 million views, and is continuing to rise. 

    Much more to come from this Young Superstar.

  • New Releases this Week reach top PlaylistsAug 29, 2020

    Downtown Kayoto released his newest single "Do Better" today (Mixed & Mastered here), and it's already receiving critical attention, along with "Cold Waters" (Mastered here), the first release from R&B newcomer Hong Kong Boyfriend. This kid is a superstar in the making, and Spotify agrees, immediately adding it to their Indie Pop playlist. 

  • Melanie Faye's Debut EP released + Placed on New Music FridayAug 14, 2020

    Rising R&B guitar prodigy turned artist Melanie Faye released her debut EP (Mastered here) today. With her prior releases already achieving millions of streams, this body of work is bound for success. It's timeless yet raw. Clean but left of center. All of my favorite traits in new music. 

  • "Gloves" by Girl Wilde added to New Noise & Fierce Fem Playlists!Jul 26, 2020

    Up and coming Alt Superstar Girl Wilde released her new song Gloves (Mixed & Mastered here) on Friday, and it has already been added to 2 of Spotify's biggest Alt rock playlists. It's an honor to hear this great song along with some of the other greatest songs of all time. After all, the goal is to to have your music stand up sonically to that of your heroes. 

  • CoWrote/Produced "Meeting Strangers" on the new Quinn XCII AlbumJul 11, 2020

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  • "Unmoved" & "Sally Boy" land placements on Spotify's New Music FridayJul 06, 2020

    The latest singles from artists Ayoni and Sally boy (Mastered Here) have both been extremely well received, and even landed on Spotify's biggest playlist last week. The songs are powerful and emotional odes to growing up, albeit from very different perspectives. Listen on all platforms. 

  • "Unmoved" by Ayoni #1 on Spotify's Fresh FindsJul 01, 2020

    Upcoming artist Ayoni released her new single Unmoved (Mastered here) which skyrocketed to the top of Spotify Editorial Playlists. It is an emotional song that packs a mighty punch. Listen here!