Welcome to richardrainey.com
I've been involved in music production for over 25 years. I record, produce and mix records principally but in recent years I have also toured as a monitor engineer. I enjoy all the different roles but mixing is my main job nowadays.
I've had the opportunity to work on a variety of styles of music and artists over the years. From U2, Paul McCartney and Van Morrison to Mando Diao, Mansun and Bat for Lashes.
I'm also fortunate to have had a working relationship with U2 for many years, including engineering 2 albums for which I've picked up 3 Grammy awards, mixed a bunch of live broadcast performances and live shows for radio, TV and DVD, some in 5.1 surround sound. Through my work with U2 I've had the opportunity to work with some great producers including Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Steve Lillywhite.
I'm always looking for interesting projects to work on whether it be with established acts or a first release from a new artist. Feel free to say hi and we'll try and figure out a way to work together.
Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing your music.
“There's really not much about making records that this kid does know.”
“If I could only work with one engineer for the rest of my career it wouldn't be him.”
“At first I thought he was an idiot. He subsequently proved me right on numerous occasions”
Godfather of Soul
“That son of a bitch owes me money. I'm really dead now but still very mad about it ”