About Career Bio
Grammy, Emmy & TEC Award Nominated Mix Engineer
Eleven #1 Singles
Over 50 Platinum & Gold Albums
Over 140 Million in Total Record Sales
Richard Travali began his career at New York’s legendary Hit Factory Recording Studios, assisting world class engineers & mixers such as Bob Clearmountain, Tom Lord Alge, and Roy Halee. He’s recorded Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, and Luther Vandross in addition to working with Stevie Wonder, Sting, and Paul Simon — including the latter’s “The Rhythm of the Saints” LP, “The Capeman” musical, & “Paul Simon’s Concert in the Park,” which earned him an Emmy Award Nomination for live sound mixing.
Travali went freelance in the 1990s as Hip Hop and R&B were exploding. He began working with Puff Daddy in the early days of Bad Boy Entertainment, who called on him to mix the majority of Notorious B.I.G.’s debut album. For the next two decades plus, Travali mixed numerous Platinum and Gold Records, with Billboard #1 hits in the Pop, R&B, and Hip Hop genres. Notable producers and artists including Robin Thicke, Pharrell, The Neptunes and The Trackmasters routinely continue to utilize Travali’s expert skills in many of the finest studios in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Paris.
Travali mixes in his private facility on the Jersey Shore, while maintaining relationships with several world-class studios in New York and New Jersey for clients that require his recording skills in addition to mixing. Rich is proud to lend his services to clients on all levels of the industry: major-label, indie and self-financed.
Outside the studio Travali’s interests include cats, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, single barrel bourbon & fine cigars.