Chycki began his engineering journey as a guitar player, working in studios in Toronto, Canada. In Los Angeles, he recorded and mixed in some of the world’s finest studios like Ocean Way, Henson, Capitol, and The Record Plant. Chycki subsequently added artists Pink, Mick Jagger, Seal, Shawn Colvin, Def Leppard and Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries to his resumé.
Richard’s fun approach to album-making scores strong support from the artists. In a recent interview John Petrucci, Dream Theater says of Richard, “He's got a great attitude; he's hysterically funny, so there was a light atmosphere in the studio ... and I think that contributed to the kind of album that came out ...” He adds, “He has so much experience as a producer and an engineer and mixer ...”
On working with engineer Richard Chycki, Rush’s Alex Lifeson has said, “Rich is very settled in with the way that he hears the band .... [He] is such a great engineer.” And [the late] Neil Peart added, “I have never enjoyed the recording process so much, nor been so satisfied with the results.”