Richie Trotter


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I will turn your song idea into a radio-ready single! I am a multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter with a degree in Songwriting from Berklee and a decade of experience in Nashville, TN. I will turn your song ideas into a full-fledged production that is ready to share with the world! Each of my samples began as voice memos on my iPhone.

Latest News:
My band is preparing to release an EP titled "Dear World" in February 2024 with the lead single of the same name dropping on January 5th, 2024! "Dear World" is a statement to the world that things have gotten out of hand lately and we need to make a change for the better. We need to put more positivity into the world and look out for one another.

About Me:
I am a writer/producer that records all of my own material from my home studio. Clients send me their ideas via voice memo that I turn into an actual production. I will help finish lyrics and musical ideas and we will work together to get the perfect recording for your song!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.


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  1. Review by Petrina O.

    Richie is great to work with! I had a great experience and will work with him again.

Interview with Richie Trotter

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

  2. A: My band's first single, "Son Of A Beach." It's probably the first time I felt ready to release a song I wrote and recorded into the world. I wrote it, recorded everything but the left rhythm guitar and solos, mixed it, and then mastered it and distributed to the world via CD Baby. It excites me for the future of my music and chasing my dream to play around the world.

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

  4. A: My band's first EP release!

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

  6. A: Not at the moment.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: There was a real magic in the analog recordings of the past. It's still my favorite music. I only have access to the digital techniques at the moment though haha.

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

  10. A: I promise to make your music sound as best I can and how you imagined it would sound.

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

  12. A: Just that feeling you get when you make something you are proud of. There's nothing like creating a good song.

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

  14. A: N/A

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

  16. A: That it isn't real work.

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

  18. A: What/who are you wanting to sound like? What do you want to do with your music? Who is your music for?

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

  20. A: Don't stress about if you feel ready or not. We are here to help you get where you want to be.

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

  22. A: An acoustic guitar, tuner, iPhone, headphones, solar charger.

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

  24. A: My career path was and is to make great music for the world to hear. I have been doing this for almost twenty years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Relaxed, but getting it done.

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

  28. A: Aerosmith, because they ROCK!

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

  30. A: There are no "rules," just suggestions. Use your ears to make music, and make the music you want to hear!

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

  32. A: Usually I work on rock and country music, with pop sensibility.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My drumming, singing, and lyricism are my strongest skills.

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

  36. A: My own creative perspective and years of playing/singing/performing in front of audiences around the world.

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

  38. A: Typically I record a guitar/vocal to a click and flesh out the song from their. Drums, bass, guitars, keys, then lead and background vocals. After that it's on to the mixing board and then mastering to compete with other tracks out there.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I run Logic Pro X through my Mac mini, dual monitors, Focusrite Clarett+ Interface, multiple microphones and guitars, an electric drum set with live cymbals to offer midi files and unlimited sounds.

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

  42. A: Mutt Lange, Rick Rubin, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Zac Brown Band, The Darkness.

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

  44. A: I write catchy songs and record/produce them into radio-ready singles.

"I Don't Wanna Waste Any More Time" by Richie Trotter and the Motor Company

I was the Writer, Instrumentalist, Producer, and Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

I allow up to 3 revisions, but am able to negotiate this at an additional cost. Turnaround time depends on the project, but typically 3-5 days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Def Leppard
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