Riley Urick

LA | Producer | Engineer

264 Reviews (239 Verified)
Riley Urick on SoundBetter

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.


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264 Reviews - 49 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Eric Moody

    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!

  2. Review by Avkash M.

    Riley is the man. A specialist in multiple genres & a great person overall

  3. Review by Corinne C.

    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!

  4. Review by Leo L.
    by Leo L.

    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.

  5. Review by Corinne C.

    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!

  6. Review by Peter Giza

    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

  7. Review by RománPrieto

    The best!!! what a profesional!!!

  8. Review by Patrick R.

    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.

  9. Review by Corinne C.

    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!

  10. Review by Godson E.

    Riley is a great producer and Engineer. He performs miracles in the studio

  11. Review by Dominik B.

    Fantastic, as always!

  12. Review by Dorel S.

    besides being a super creative and world-class producer, Riley is very patient and fun to work with, thank you for your job!

  13. Review by Nathan S.

    Riley was very understanding and cooperative with me the whole process, and the beat had turned out great!

  14. Review by Corinne C.

    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!

  15. Review by jonaii
    by jonaii

    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.

  16. Review by Mitch B.

    Riley has a method for simplicity and it truly works.
    Good vibes, hard working and a great track at the end of it all.
    Big love!

  17. Review by Corinne C.

    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!

  18. Review by Corinne C.

    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!

  19. Review by Corinne C.

    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!

  20. Review by Dana
    by Dana

    Was really nice working with Riley. He’s a really nice person.

Interview with Riley Urick

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

  2. A: Childish Gambino because of his unique ways of creating new ideas.

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

  4. A: Urban, Pop, Latin and World music

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Knowing whats HOT right now!!

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

  8. A: I give songs full use of their Dynamic Range. Clarity and Punch

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: Control 24 Desk with all DAWs and UAD Plug Ins, Good sized production room with Isolation booth

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

  12. A: Childish Gambino, Timbaland, Pink Floyd, Chris Brown, J Cole, XXXTENTACION, Bob Marley, Dave Pensado

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

  14. A: Producing, Mixing and Mastering in a very creative way

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

  16. A: MattyBMusic, Lukas Rieger, Empire (Tv Series), John Legend, Chris Brown,

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

  18. A: Mac Laptop, Mbox, Nueman u87, Ns-10s, Midi Controller

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

  20. A: Music is and always will be my passion and career since I graduated Los Angeles Recording School in 1998

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

  22. A: Create you own sounds and be unique. Never limit yourself

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

  24. 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.

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

  26. A: Tempo Stokes

  27. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  28. A: Digital because you can create a analogue sound with digital

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

  30. A: I will deliver

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

  32. A: Everything

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

  34. A: Customer: You got some bangers? Me: Yes!!!

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

  36. A: Producers aren't beat makers, Producers finish an entire production all the way to mastering.

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

  38. A: How big is the session? What Genre is your Music? What vibe are you trying to create?

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

  40. A: Be Prepared and Give me as much information about the project as possible

  41. Q: How would you describe your style?

  42. A: Dynamic, Sonically thought out fusion music

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

  44. A: There is no typical work process in my book

BoDo "Sing For Ya" (Pop/Future Bass)

I was the Producer/Engineer/Mixer in this production

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    BoDo "Sing For Ya" (Pop/Future Bass)
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    Chris Brown "Survive The Night" (Hip Hop/RnB)
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    Payton "3AM" (Pop Rock)
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    "Two Wrongs" (Hip Hop)
Terms Of Service

I allow a reasonable amount of revisions, The goal is to make it sound great. Turn around time is very quick. Addition costs can be discussed.

GenresSounds Like
  • Khalid
  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
Gear Highlights
  • UAD Plugs
  • Pro Tools
  • Logic
  • Ableton
  • Nueman u87
  • 1176
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SoundBetter Deal

I provide consulting for free and thats more valuable than any music I can make for you

  • Just missed Chris Browns Indigo AlbumAug 12, 2019

    Chris brown recorded to two songs I produced but they got cut from Indigo at last minute. I really wanted to be on this project but better luck next go round. 

  • Jaden SmithJan 05, 2019

    Currently in the studio working on Jadens new project. Should be dope

  • Studio UpgradeJul 25, 2017

    my studio in North Hollywood California Had some major upgrades so hit em up about studio time

  • Going to China (nine one one)Jul 15, 2017

    going to china to produce #1 rap group Rap group nine one one

  • 21 SavageJul 15, 2017

    Did a beat for 21 Savage. heavy 808s and Trap 

  • John LegendJan 24, 2017

    John cut on elf the songs from my catalogue that I produced called "Sweat". I'm still waiting to hear it. I know its going to be crazy

  • Chris Brown new projectJan 20, 2017

    Working on songs with him now. Won't be the first time but I feel really good about these new songs.

  • Getting ready to release a new singleJan 17, 2017

    Produced and Mixed a new song that I will be putting out in a week