Specializing in acoustic/electronic hybrid production/instrumentation and comprehensive, warm mixes.
I have 8 years of experience producing, recording, mixing both my own material and others', and have a passion for creating unique, distinctive soundscapes that complement the artist and their song. As a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, drums, keys, vox, bass) with some classical training, I am able to understand and analyze every aspect of a song in clear, musical terms.
I love working with electronics, sampling, and programming as much as I do working with acoustic guitars and live drums, and especially love marrying the two worlds in ways that feel both natural and distinct. I specialize in indie rock styles, but love to challenge myself and work within the confines of almost any style of music.
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9 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Ben Pisano
It was great working with Ben, good musical sense, very good implementation and understanding of our feedback. Would recommend 100%
Just finished up a project with Ben. We started off with one song to test the waters, and quickly selected him as our main engineer after hearing the results. He'll make your stuff sound great, and if it's not exactly to your liking the first time, he's quick to nail any necessary revisions. He's also super polite and a great guy, which makes him very pleasant to work with. Quick turnaround, too. We will definitely work with him again in the future - fantastic engineer!
Just finished up a song with Ben - he was very patient and accommodating, and was great to work with. Quick turnaround time, too. Exceptional value with this guy!
Went above and beyond all expectations. Phenomenal mixes and incredible production. Really brought the tracks to life!
I can't praise Ben enough. He is a super talented musician who can replace an entire band and produce tracks of the highest quality. If you need some beautiful guitar and synth-laden arrangements, Ben is the right man to go to. Also, check out his band "Corsicana" and you'll see what beauty he can create.
I can’t say enough great things about Ben. I had a few songs that I wanted to update and turn into an EP and Ben breathed life into them with his creative concepts, skillful instrumentation and masterful production abilities. He was enthusiastic, encouraging, and pushed the boundaries of my music to a whole new level. He made the process so simple and left me feeling super confident about each song. If you need help recording/mixing/producing your music, I highly recommend working with Ben.
Great dude with a great work ethic! He recorded and produced my last EP and I’m really happy with the results. Welcoming and open to collaboration while keeping the overall vision always in sight. I learned a lot while working with him, 10/10 would recommend:)
I have worked with Ben on various different projects and in every scenario it has been the most pleasant experience. He has an extreme attention to detail, and has continuous positive energy backed by some incredible creative ideas throughout the entirety of a project. I came to him with the bare bones of my first single and he helped me turn the sounds I had in my head into a reality. On top of all that, he was great at getting mixes and revisions back to me in a timely manner, which is something that I have found to be so valuable in an engineer. I would highly recommend Ben.
Ben has mixed, mastered, co-produced, played some instruments, and otherwise collaborated with me on 4.5 EPs in the last year. He's a pleasure to work with. He turns projects around with surprising speed. He's very receptive to feedback. I once re-recorded the vocals on a track like four times. Engineers rarely put up with that. I've come to him with songs that were nearly complete and songs that were barely skeletons and been impressed with his contributions in either case. He is genuinely passionate about music--and that gets depressingly rarer the older I get.
You should work with Ben.
Interview with Ben Pisano
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Much like Andrew Sarlo or Nigel Godrich, I often find the most fulfilling method of production to simply be helping the artist further actualize their sonic identity. I'm not trying to turn artists into copies of myself or just polish their songs to the point of unrecognizability. I'm trying to capture what's special about them, prop that up, and perhaps use my strengths in the realm of texture, ambience, and arrangement to really make the song(s) stand out.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I tend to work on Indie rock styles, but love branching out and working with other styles if I feel I can do the song(s) justice. I work with electronic elements almost as often as I do traditional instrumentation.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm persistent, and always eager to learn. This translates well to sculpting a song or chasing a particular sound, as it means I will work hard until we achieve what it is we're hoping to do! Additionally, being a multi-instrumentalist allows me to understand many perspectives at once, and speak the language of those instruments when applicable.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I've been fascinated with the production and mixing of Nigel Godrich for a long time, but additional inspirations include David Tolomei, BJ Burton, Zach Hanson, Chris Coady, and Justin Vernon.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I love finding elements that complement the song. If the song seems to want a technical, overdriven guitar solo, that's awesome. It may just as easily want a single-note ambient drone for the duration of the track. I'm happy to play either as long as it complements the mood and aesthetic.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I most often work with singer-songwriters to develop a more fully-realized sound, but also mix others' songs on a regular basis.