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Take a tour of the studio…

Studio A

SSL 4072 G/E — 72 Channels of SSL’s finest compression, EQ, and don’t forget about the famous SSL Quad Compressor. Outboard gear to match in a beautifully tuned room, built with the size of the SSL in mind!

Studio A Gear

Industry Leading Outboard Gear. API, Neve, Manley, Avalon and so much more! The best tools to craft the best sound.

Live Room

The Live room with 15′ ceilings. Home to our Yamaha C7 Grand Piano and pristine Hammond B3.
Great drum tones and large enough for ensembles!

ISO A

ISO A with clean sight lines into the Live Room and Control Room.

Studio B

Studio B is the bestest. You’ll often find Kevin Israel mixing away for the likes of Theo Brown, Sarah White and the Dang ‘ol Trio.

ISO B

With sight lines straight into the live room and Iso A, Iso B is great for vocalists, upright bass and other instruments that need isolation from louder elements in the live room. Iso B is also a favorite choice for the dry and tight drum sound of the ’70’s!

Studio C

Projects and VO room.

The Lounge

Where the magic happens…

Creativity captured. Not manufactured.

Meet the team.

Eric Blomquist

Engineer/Producer

RiverRock Studios’ owner and engineer Eric Blomquist has over a decade of experience recording musicians in the Twin Cities. Since opening RiverRock Studios in 2011, Eric has had the pleasure of working with incredible local and national acts, such as Tim Mahoney, The Script, Pentatonix, Eric Mayson, Toki Wright and Big Cats!, Chance the Rapper,  Darnell Davis and the Remnant, and Soul Asylum. From gospel and rock, to folk and hip hop, Eric thoroughly enjoys capturing talented musicians creating great music!

Kevin Israel

Engineer/Producer

Kevin has worked with RiverRock Studios since 2012 and has been a key part of nearly every recording session during his time here. His portfolio includes working with several national and local artists including Sarah White, Rhythmic Circus,  The Script, Pentatonix, Polica, Eric Mayson, Tim Mahoney, #MPLS,  and Mikel Wright & The Wrongs and many more. With almost a decade of recording expertise in almost every genre ranging from Funk, Hip-Hop, Reggae, all the way to Bluegrass, Rock & Country, Kevin has the versatile skills and resources needed to make a great a recording for both the artist and the listener.

Outside of the studio, Kevin is a professional musician who has also performed and recorded with several musical acts in the Twin Cities area. You can also catch him on the weekends running sound in venues across the Twin Cities area or walking his dog on a beautiful day.

Matt Fink

Engineer/Producer

Matt Fink, better known as Dr. Fink from Prince and the Revolution, is a keyboardist, producer, and songwriter. He has worked with many artists, songwriters and producers, including The Time, Lipps Inc., The Jets, Vanity 6, David Z. Bobby Z. P. Diddy, The Rembrandts, Phil Solem, PC Munoz, Seven Aurelius, Steve Nathan, Shock G, Kris Vanderheyden and Marc Mozart. Matt has won 3 Grammys and 2 American Music Awards for his work.

Matt joined Prince’s band in 1978, which later became The Revolution. His work with The Revolution includes the 1984 album Purple Rain, which has sold over 25 million copies worldwide.

His work with Prince includes co-writing credits on the songs “Dirty Mind”, “Computer Blue”, “17 Days”, “America” and “It’s Gonna Be a Beautiful Night,” as well as performing credits on the albums Dirty MindControversy, 1999, Purple RainAround the World in a DayParadeSign “O” the TimesLovesexy, The Black Album, and Graffiti Bridge.

In 1987Matt opened his own studio facility in Minneapolis, now called “The Operating Room”, where he works on other projects such as his Sony Acid Loop Libraries titled Dr. Fink’s Funk Factory and Matt Fink’s StarView Session Keys which is also part of the quartet of the Artist Integrated Sample Libraries.

After his tenure with Prince, he was hired as staff producer/engineer for Minneapolis based record label K-Tel/Dominion Entertainment, from 1991-1996. In 2001 he released the solo album Ultrasound. Other credits include video game soundtracks for Headgames/Activision, work with King Show Games on both voiceover and music for various casino game machines, and various PBS documentaries. Matt has also written and produced various advertising spots.

In 2007, Matt signed an exclusive management deal with the German based management and production company, Mozart & Friends, where he worked on various projects for Universal Music Group, Warner Bros. and Sony Entertainment.

Matt is currently performing with The Revolution, who will have a song featured in the upcoming Netflix feature, Wine Country starring Amy Pohler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, and Tina Fey. He is also the Director of Artist Relations for the new music streaming service MyMyMusic, and has recently joined forces with head engineer Eric Blomquist here at River Rock Studios as a staff  Producer/Engineer.