Benny Steele

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Over one billion streams! Benny Steele is a grammy-nominated, multi-platinum mix engineer. He engineered on Justin Bieber’s single, “Boyfriend" and received a grammy-nomination for his production and mixing work on Frankie J’s new album Hope, Faith y Amor on Universal. He has worked with: Jason Derulo, David Guetta, and Pitbull.

Benny Steele is a mixer, record producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who has worked with a wide range of A-list clients over the past 15 years. From chart-topping artists such as Justin Bieber to smaller independent bands, he's done it all. He was a staff engineer at Atlantic Records for three years and in that time he worked on projects with Flo Rida, Trey Songz, Jason Derulo, Tank, Pitbull, Nile Rodgers and Icona Pop to name a few.

In addition to his work with major label artists, he has a mix/production room where he works with independent artists. Benny works in a wide variety of genres. "I believe the collaborative aspect of mixing records is extremely important. Once I understand where the artist is coming from on a musical and sonic level, it's much easier for me to execute their vision."

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Discogs verified credits for Benny Steele
  • Hyphen-One
  • Stevvi Alexander*
  • Frankie J*
  • 3rd Life
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Anu~Sun
  • 3rd Life
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Hyphen-One
  • The Shapeshifter Ensemble
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Stevvi Alexander*
  • Brian Landrus
  • Frankie J*
  • Ersay Üner
  • Freckle Legend
  • Ersay Üner
  • Teen Top
  • CRÚDE
  • Anu~Sun
  • 3rd Life
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Souleymane Diamanka
  • The Shapeshifter Ensemble
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Stevvi Alexander*
  • Valerie Ghent
  • Justin Bieber
  • Cody Simpson
  • Justin Bieber
  • Jason Derulo
  • David Guetta
  • David Guetta Feat. Sia & Fetty Wap
  • Ersay Üner
  • Freckle Legend
  • CRÚDE

857 Reviews - 185 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Simona D.
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    It was an absolute pleasure to work with Benny. He is a professional, who puts in extra effort, has great communication, and ensures your track is nothing less than exceptional.

  2. Review by Simeon K.
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    Another perfect mix by Benny!

  3. Review by Edward V.
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    Benny is the real deal! There’s a reason why he’s worked with top artists in the music industry. He’s professional and the way he transforms your music is amazing. It’s like night and day when you go from hearing your own mix to his mix. You’re getting industry level mixing/mastering without a doubt. 😁

  4. Review by Simeon K.
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    Another incredible mix by Benny, hole in one!

  5. Review by Plamen D.
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    It's always a pleasure working with Benny. He is very professional and incredibly patient. He helped remove the clutter from my track, making it sound clean and polished. His online 'Listento' sessions are an excellent way to collaborate remotely, setting him apart from other mixing engineers who don't offer this service. Highly recommended!

  6. Review by Shauntey Jonell
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    Always a great experience with Benny! Professional and understands the vision of the song. I'm so glad I found him when I did. When you find a good engineer, hold on to them!! 5 Stars

  7. Review by Anthony J.
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    Always an amazing experience with my guy, Benny!

  8. Review by Psychedelic R.
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    Benny was awesome as usual. He was willing to go the extra mile and help me with my rather unique vision that I couldn't communicate clearly.

  9. Review by Joshua Reich
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    Benny is always an absolute joy to work with!
    Extremely communicative and exceptional in all aspects of his job.
    I could not reccomend him enough!

  10. Review by Atif Afzal
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    I've been working with Benny for many years now and he is super awesome! Always a pleasure working with him!

  11. Review by Nate w.
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    Benny got we were going for very quickly, fantastic work. Hope to do more soon!

  12. Review by Sadat m.
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    It is our honor working with Benny Steele . This a person who delivers on time and his work is amazing. We have worked with him for more than 5years .

  13. Review by Shauntey J.
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    Repeat users! Another awesome mix. Benny is professional and gets the jobs done. I highly recommend if you’re serious about your sound.

  14. Review by Simeon K.
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    Another perfect mix from Benny!

  15. Review by Simantinee (Simi)
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    Thank you Benny for the amazing mix and additional programming enhancements. Look forward to working with you soon

  16. Review by Simeon K.
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    Another incredible mix by Benny!

  17. Review by Brent
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    Less go! Great work as always, thanks Benny!

  18. Review by Brent
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    Great work like always Benny! Appreciate your skills!

  19. Review by Shauntey Jonell
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    Benny understands music! He has an ear to know what works and is willing to try different angles to give you the sound you want. I highly recommend. My song has elevated with Benny's touch. This is my second time working with Benny. See you all at the Grammy's!

  20. Review by Simeon K.
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    Another outstanding mix by Benny!

Interview with Benny Steele

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I'm especially proud of my work on Frankie J's 2014 release "Faith, Hope, y Amor." I produced four songs and did eight mixes on this record. One of the tracks I produced was written by legendary songwriter Diane Warren. This album received a Grammy-nomination for best Latin Pop Album.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I'm working with my team The Artizonals on tracks for Mexican La Voz star Jass Reyes.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Mickey Shiloh! My production team The Artizonals just released "Insomniac (feat. Mickey Shiloh and Aynzli Jones)." Mickey is an amazingly talented songwriter/vocalist with an incredible work ethic and a great personality. I would highly recommend Mickey to anyone looking for amazing top-line and vocals.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Good music.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I promise to take my client's projects seriously and do my absolute best to execute their artistic vision.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Working on music all day! I have the best job in the world!

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: How much do you charge for a mix? It all depends on the length and the track count of the song. Short songs with lower track counts cost less than long songs with a hundred tracks.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that it's easy. Most people think that studio life is exactly how it's portrayed on TV. They think you go into the studio and emerge five minutes later with a hit song.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What vision do you have for your project? Do you have specific mix references that you'd like me to check out?

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I've been a musician all my life. I started working professionally as a drummer in junior high school. I went to New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and received a degree in jazz performance. After graduation, I moved to Brooklyn New York and started my own recording studio which I ran for eleven years. In 2011 I was offered a job at Atlantic Records in Los Angeles. I worked there for almost three years. Currently, I have a mix/production room in West LA where I mix records for both major label and independent clients. In addition to my work as a mixer, I am also a member of The Artizonals production team, and co-owner of AMG Records. I have been an audio professional for fifteen years.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Eclectic.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: My strongest skill as a mixer is my ability to identify what elements are most important in a song. Once I've accomplished this, it's not hard for me to take the song where it needs to go.

  25. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  26. A: Find somebody who loves what you do!

  27. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  28. A: Power Mac Pro Tools Apogee Symphony Dangerous Monitor Focal Twi6Be speakers

  29. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  30. A: I've had the good fortune of working with a lot of high profile artists over the years. While this can be very exciting, I really enjoy developing those artists who are on the verge of becoming the next big thing. The energy, creativity, and willingness to explore that I've encountered working in these situations is both exciting and engaging.

  31. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  32. A: 1.Cut before you boost 2.Try parallel compressing the entire mix. 3.Hi-pass filter tracks that don't contain important low frequency content.

  33. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  34. A: I work in all genres. That said, these days I mix a lot of mainstream pop/rock, R&B, rap, EDM, and acoustic singer-songwriter. I love it all!

  35. Q: What's your typical work process?

  36. A: When I'm mixing, I like to start by having a very detailed conversation with my client. I like to learn as much as I can about the song and the intended market before I start moving faders. I'll listen to the rough mix a couple of times and take a few notes. Once I've been acquainted with the song and the direction I usually start by dealing with the drums.

  37. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  38. A: My taste and many years of musical experience. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate to have had a broad range of musical experiences. I've played in symphony orchestras, rock bands, gospel choirs, and jazz quartets, and recorded everything from African Mbira albums to chart-topping mega pop.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a Pro Tools HD rig with an Apogee Symphony converter and a ton of plug-ins. I monitor through a Dangerous Monitor that feeds Focal Twin 6Be Monitors. For tracking vocals I use a BAE 1073 that is usually sent through a distressor. I also have a UA 2-610 that I use from time to time.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Musicians: Prince, Miles Davis, Bjork, D'Angelo, Led Zepplin, Chick Corea, Bruno Mars, Maxwell, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Rascal Flatts, Sade, R. Kelly, Zedd, Mint Condition, Sting, and The Artizonals Music Production Professionals: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Justin Niebank, Trevor Horn, Dr. Luke, Dan Huff, Raphael Saadiq, Stuart Matthewman, Max Martin, Quincy Jones, Chris Lord-Alge

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: I mix records and produce songs for my clients. These days I primarily work on pop, R&B, EDM, rock, and acoustic singer-songwriter records.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Justin Bieber
  • Prince
  • Jason Derulo
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools HD 12
  • Distressor EL8-X
  • Apogee Symphony
  • Focal Twin 6BE Speakers
  • Dangerous Monitor
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