Grammy Nominated (Chris Brown "Breezy" 2022) ASCAP Award Winner!! World Class Engineer for artists like Lady Gaga, Kanye, Meek Millz and Christina Aguilera All big names aside... I am a hard worker and I take pride in what I do I don't put limits on revisions I believe in finishing songs at the highest level no matter the budget!!!
While assisting Legendary Mastering Engineers Eddy Schreyer & Gene Grimaldi I worked on many projects over the course of 11 years at Oasis Mastering to start my career. Some of the albums I'm proud to say I assisted on include:
>Kayne West Debut album "College Dropout"
>Lady Gaga "The Fame"
>Christina Aguilera "Self Titled" Debut Album
>System of a Down "Toxicity"
>Vanessa Carlton "Be Not Nobody"
>Akon "Trouble" and "Konvicted" plus many more between 1998 and 2010.
Meanwhile I was signed to an Independent Label Under Atlantic Records as a Producer for a few years where I was put in the studio hands on with artists like Usher, Brandy, Tyga, Ammerie, Ashanti, Melissa Ethridge, Chris Brown and J Lo.
I have my own studio in North Hollywood with gated parking that is avail for sessions.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
264 Reviews - 49 Repeat ClientsEndorse Riley Urick
This was the best service I could have asked for! Riley was kind, helpful and very responsive with everything we were working on! FIVE STARS!
Riley is the man. A specialist in multiple genres & a great person overall
Riley is always coming up with something new. He is a true innovator on the cutting edge of new technology. The guy could teach about 10 courses. There aren't that many people that surprise me on a regular basis. He is one of them. He's also a legit awesome person who is so easy to work with. 5 stars every time!
Amazing work with Riley, he was patient with a beginner like myself,
constantly helping me develop my song and also assisting greatly in my personal vision/artistry. An extremely talented producer that I will be working more of my projects with in due time.
Watching Riley work is really inspiring. It would take me weeks to edit what he can record and edit in one hour. He uses the latest technology and knows just what fx to put on each part of the song to boost and sweeten the vocals. I feel very lucky that I get to work with him. 5 stars every time!
Riley is a goddamn beast of a producer. Worked in-person together for 10 days on 4 tracks, and he brought in the best of the best to assist with improving melodies, guitar, and rhythm. What I love is how confident he is in the technology, while also being very deeply attuned to the art.
He was also very patient with helping me get the mixes/masters just right, as I had a life event come up and had to postpone our work for about a month.
Beyond stoked at the end result and being connected
The best!!! what a profesional!!!
Riley was an amazing collaborator. He was extremely patient with me and never rushed the process. He brought all the songs to life through the mixes. Highly recommended.
I get in studio with Riley nearly every month. We have such a great flow creating great songs together. My songs are bare bones when I come into the studio and Riley works his magic to bring forth a fully developed beautiful song. I have come to him with all kinds of ideas and he always finds a way to build on them, improve them, and the process is so fun!
I'm always looking forward to the next time we get to work together. 5 stars every time!
Riley is a great producer and Engineer. He performs miracles in the studio
Fantastic, as always!
besides being a super creative and world-class producer, Riley is very patient and fun to work with, thank you for your job!
Riley was very understanding and cooperative with me the whole process, and the beat had turned out great!
Riley is always so great to work with. He is continually learning new innovations and growing as a producer. He is at the forefront of new technology. I am constantly blown away with his abilities and I look forward to every session. 5 stars every time!
I can't thank Riley enough for helping me create and bring together my latest song. From beginning to end, he was nothing short of fantastic. He is genuinely invested in creating the best of the best which is hard to find in this industry where churning out songs without any outlook to long term vision is often the case. I'm very grateful.
Riley has a method for simplicity and it truly works.
Good vibes, hard working and a great track at the end of it all.
This song is slower and moodier than a lot of the songs I've done recently. I think it developed beautifully. Sometimes I want to take a song in a completely different direction and Riley will keep me on track. I trust him. I trust his judgment. I respect his knowledge and skills. I'm glad I get to work with him. He's going to blow up. I'm enjoying this time. 5 stars always!
Every time I'm in the studio with Riley we make something beautiful. He uses his skills and sensibilities to know when we've got it, and when there's room for improvement. That's why I come back every month. It's so fun to see where a song can go. 5 stars every time!
I love working with Riley, and I look forward to it every time. He is a mega-genius with great production chops and a stellar personality. He's just legit. 5 stars every time!
Was really nice working with Riley. He’s a really nice person.
Interview with Riley Urick
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Childish Gambino because of his unique ways of creating new ideas.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Urban, Pop, Latin and World music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Knowing whats HOT right now!!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I give songs full use of their Dynamic Range. Clarity and Punch
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Control 24 Desk with all DAWs and UAD Plug Ins, Good sized production room with Isolation booth
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Childish Gambino, Timbaland, Pink Floyd, Chris Brown, J Cole, XXXTENTACION, Bob Marley, Dave Pensado
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producing, Mixing and Mastering in a very creative way
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: MattyBMusic, Lukas Rieger, Empire (Tv Series), John Legend, Chris Brown,
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mac Laptop, Mbox, Nueman u87, Ns-10s, Midi Controller
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Music is and always will be my passion and career since I graduated Los Angeles Recording School in 1998
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Create you own sounds and be unique. Never limit yourself
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I won an ASCAP award for best Original Music in a TV Series with a song that i did with Kelly roland and Ruben Studdard for Real Husbands of Hollywood.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Tempo Stokes
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because you can create a analogue sound with digital
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will deliver
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customer: You got some bangers? Me: Yes!!!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Producers aren't beat makers, Producers finish an entire production all the way to mastering.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How big is the session? What Genre is your Music? What vibe are you trying to create?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be Prepared and Give me as much information about the project as possible
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Dynamic, Sonically thought out fusion music
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: There is no typical work process in my book