blog category created 19 October 2019 written by Taka George
Riley is a unicorn. very few engineers have his level of technical skill (which he has picked up absurdly quickly having only moved from his bedroom studio to being a runner at the church less than 5 years ago,he spends all the time that should be spent sleeping learning gear and programming and perfecting his ears). very few engineers have his level of creativity (he always has ideas and solutions and a perfect opinion when needed). and very few people have his warmth and kindness (everyone who has worked with riley will know he instantly puts everyone in the room at ease). he does all of this while leading and mentoring the whole gang of engineers and assistants at the church. without knowing it or trying he gets the best from everyone around him,be it a take from a musician, or a performance from a producer. and he captures it all perfectly. i wish i could work with him on everything i do.
Riley MacIntyre is to be celebrated for several reasons. Some may say it’s because he’s one of the best recording engineers in the world. Some may say its because of his patience, skill, humility, mind-blowing concentration span, expertise and fucking hard work. Some may say the way he is master of both digital and analogue gear.’ – Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons