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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.