Heath Ripplinger

"While keeping the atmosphere fun and inspiring, I maintain a philosophy focused on passionately producing the best sounding recordings and mixes."

Heath's roots in music formed when he got his first guitar at the age of 13. It was at that same time that he discovered punk rock and a lifelong passion for music began. A year later he put away the guitar and replaced it with a drum set. After years of sharpening his musical talents with local musicians, in 2005, he left his hometown in Washington State to pursue music in Los Angeles.

With encouragement from friends and family, Heath started Ripshore Studios in 2009.


The studio experience with Heath is never a dull moment. He's down to earth, easy going and is an excellent communicator.  Always taking the time to educate clients throughout the production and mix process.


His patience combined with his vision and years of experience is the perfect combination for producing an extraordinary product.



"Choosing to work with Heath Ripplinger is one of the best decisions I've made as a musician. If you're looking for a top-quality professional who can do it all, look no further. I've worked with Heath on recording two songs and he totally succeeded in getting the sounds I've been hearing in my head for years. Heath delivers! For starters, he took my basic guitar reference ideas and got absolutely killer guitar tones for the songs. Killer tones! Heath also played drums and bass on the songs and his heavy, hard-hitting, drumming style and bass lines are perfect for them. He also delivered beautiful vocal production on the songs, exactly what I wanted. Heath's personality and excellent communication skills always put me at ease. He quickly responded to every single question I had. One of the best things about him is that he listened to all my ideas during the production process. That keeps the flow of the process moving. I highly recommend working with Heath. He'll keep you focused on your vision and your music (as it should be). He'll take care of the rest!   "

Glenn Angell - Have To You

"Heath is the man and a dream to work with! He delivers the highest quality sounding product, is very knowledgeable, versatile, and great to collaborate/write with. I'm beyond happy with the recordings and work I've done with Heath."

Anton Hoetker - Orange Blossom Special

"My experience with Heath has been incredible. Heath is truly a professional with a thorough approach, a great vision and I can honestly say, the greatest professional I have worked with in the music industry, by far. The sound is always crisp and is at eye level with the greatest in the world. I absolutely would recommend Heath."

"I have worked with Heath and at Ripshore on multiple occasions. Every session I have had at his studio has been a dream. The vocal booth is extremely comfortable, and his vocal chain is a dream to work on. Some of my favorite guitar and bass tones have been tracked at Ripshore on Heath's Kemper. 10/10 recommend to any artist"

Perry Von Rosenvinge - RUMRS

"Heath is the most professional recording artist I've met. I have gone to Heath for several years and will continue to do so. Not only does he complete projects fast but with equal quality and sonic precision. I highly recommend collaborating with Heath no matter what genre of music you play. I consider him a one-stop shop to get things done!"

Micheal Hodgson - McHale

"I've been fortunate enough to work with Heath on multiple projects, ranging from 4 piece rock bands to session work. One of the most impressive assets Heath owns is his ability to work efficiently at a very fast-paced rate, multi-tasking better than any engineer I've been with. On top of that, he's personable, which is a rarity in his line of work."

Michael Thomas - Kill The Academy

"Heath had been referred via a mutual collaborator/friend to mix our latest EP. Upon our opening conversation, he comfortably discussed the vision and tonalities of what would work best given the musical stylings of the tracks. I feel very satisfied with Heath's hard work, and making good on his word to deliver a "larger" sound."

Keith Divel - Red Devil Squadron

"My experiences working with Heath is always AMAZING!! Heath's professionalism continues to astound me! I have worked with Heath on many music prductions and he is always Spot On!! I could not recommend working with Heath more! His taent, vision, ethics, and ability to communicate are beyond compare! Heath is the absolute best in his field!!"

Peggy Paschke

"Heath is the best. It's really amazing the studio quality you get when you work with him. He can make magic out of any raw material, and his skills and ear are of the highest quality out there. He is also great to work with, and would never let me settle for a performance that was less than stellar, always getting the best of me on the record."

"I recently was in need of a fast turn around and high-quality mix, I was referred to Heath and couldn't be happier with the result. Very easy to work with and down to earth guy, delivering a punchy and crisp mix, I really couldn't have asked for a better experience and result. Very highly recommended.