Acclaimed audio engineer and mixer Rich Travali has officially set his sights on Nashville, Tennessee, marking a significant move for the industry veteran with his recent relocation to Music City. Travali, a GRAMMY®-, Emmy®- and TEC Award-nominated mix engineer with over 50 platinum and gold albums and over 140 million in record sales, has now made Music City his home and is ready for the next phase of his professional life.
With an impressive career spanning three decades and a discography that reads like a who's-who of the music industry, Rich Travali is a sought-after talent in the recording industry, recognized for his exceptional work with a wide array of artists. Known for his meticulous attention to detail and a creative flair that transcends genres, Travali has played a key role in the recordings of some of the biggest names in the industry, including Robin Thicke, Gwen Stefani, Jay-Z, Jennifer Hudson, Pharrell and The Neptunes, to name just a few.
Beginning his professional career at New York City’s legendary Hit Factory Recording Studios, assisting world class engineers and mixers like Roy Halee, Travali honed his skills not only at the Hit Factory but prominent New York studios such as Chung King, Soundtracks, Platinum Island and elsewhere, eventually mixing numerous platinum and gold records, with Billboard number-one hits in the pop, R&B and hip-hop genres.
“I was very fortunate to work at the Hit Factory with a lot of different artists, but the real formative relationship that I made there was with Paul Simon and Roy Halee. Roy, being Paul's long-time co-producer and engineer — he’s absolutely world-class,” stated Travali. “If anybody was a mentor to me, it was Roy. I worked with a lot of other producers and audio engineers, but Roy was really the guy who I spent years with and was my main influence on so many different levels, and I’m very happy about that because he’s truly world-class in every way. Just listen to his body of work – it speaks for itself!”