Ben James

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Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Producer, Songwriter, Vocalist and Guitarist from NYC

Hi!

I'm Ben from NYC. I learned to mix and master through Berklee College of Music where I was highly regarded by mixing professor David Lefkowitz who said that "Ben's mixes always sound pro and have great clarity and balance." I also offer full production services and have an extensive background as a composer and producer.

I have experience in all genres and can send more samples if you would like them. I'm the lead singer and songwriter for the indie band "Beecher's Fault" and the producer/songwriter for several other projects. I also am the founder of the indie label Benibu Records.

I look forward to working on your songs!

Ben

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85 Reviews - 15 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Ethan Lock
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    Ben is an absolute blessing to work with. He’s creative, patient, and super talented. I always look forward to working with him!

  2. Review by Jim M.
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    Ben mixed and mastered my song with tracks recorded in a few different home studios and made it sound professional and commercial quality like it was recorded in a pro studio. Simply outstanding! It only took one revision but Ben was willing to do multiple revisions if necessary to get the sound I wanted. I very highly recommend him.

  3. Review by Late July
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    Super great to work with him, great ear and took notes well. Really appreciated the effort he put into the mix!

  4. Review by Soft Wax
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    Ben delivered a creative and incredibly detailed mix and master. He somehow turned a messy project into an actual song! He is meticulous and noticed things with our stems that we didn't even notice. Honestly can't recommend him enough. Incredible value for money!

  5. Review by Nick G.
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    Another great job, lovely to work with, and happy to work to my tight timescale. Thanks Ben!

  6. Review by Marcio
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    Ben is a fantastic professional!
    He improved my song in a way I never imagined it would be possible.
    Highly recommended!

  7. Review by Elizabeth O.
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    Ben is so fantastic!! Will definitely work with him again.

  8. Review by Alex S.
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    Skilled, detailed oriented and patient. Highly recommended.

  9. Review by Nick G.
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    Excellent as always, Ben breathes life in to my mixes!

  10. Review by Callie S.
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    Really enjoyed working with Ben. Highly recommend.

  11. Review by Nick Grant
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    Great work as always, thanks Ben, lovely clear mixing and mastering!

  12. Review by Saral N.
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    Ben has become a vital member of my team. Not only does he have amazing vocal editing chops, but he is also insanely fast, detail-oriented, communicative, and thoughtful. Will definitely be hiring him again - highly recommended!

  13. Review by Nick G.
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    Excellent as always, Ben is great to work with and has a great set of ears!! I'm working with Ben on ongoing projects he's that good.

  14. Review by Sebastian G.
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    This guy will make your track sound huge and professional! 10/10 highly recommend!

  15. Review by Guthrie L.
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    On point as always!

  16. Review by Callie S.
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    Always a pleasure to work with Ben. Highly recommend!

  17. Review by Saral N.
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    I highly recommend Ben for all your music needs! He did an incredible job editing my vocals, exceeding my high expectations. He is extremely detail-oriented, genuinely cares about making his clients happy, and is a fantastic communicator. He also worked diligently to meet my timelines. Overall, working with Ben was a very enjoyable experience - looking forward to more collaborations in the future!

  18. Review by Guthrie L.
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    Ben breathed life into this song and gave it the extra depth it needed. Gandalf-level wizardry.

  19. Review by Keith M.
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    Another fantastic mix from Ben - super communicative and collaborative. Ben's also been great about thinking ahead and making suggestions for the EP as a whole, not just this one song. Can't wait to finish this EP with him!

  20. Review by Keith M.
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    Ben was great as always! Quick turnaround and a great ear for mastering my latest track. I appreciate his attention to the small details and also keeping the broader EP vision in mind!

  21. Review by Guthrie L.
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    always on point!

  22. Review by Sebastian G.
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    Another great job completed. Ben is both a talented mix and mastering engineer as well as a very creative producer. This is not the first or the last time I will be working with him!

  23. Review by Guthrie L.
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    Ben is great people! Really down to help you get the sound you're looking for!

  24. Review by Nick G.
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    Excellent as always! Ben mixes my tracks with stems and he brings so much life and width in to the tracks, they sound awesome!! So good that I've started another job with him! Thanks Ben!

  25. Review by Jan F.
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    Another great mix from ben. Recommended..

  26. Review by John K.
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    This was my second song mixed by Ben and he once again did great work. Brought clarity and volume to the various instruments that I could not have achieved on my own. He's extremely well versed in his craft and very communicative, two great attributes when putting together a song or an album

  27. Review by Callie S.
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    Another great experience working with Ben. He helped to bring my song to life. Highly recommend!

  28. Review by Sebastian G.
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    Really talented mix and mastering engineer!. Ben is great about getting back to you and improving the mix in the ways you want. Look forward to more projects in the future!

  29. Review by JW F.
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    Ben mixed and mastered our entire album. We threw a lot at him, lots of different styles and types of recordings, hundreds of stems, and lots of particular ways we wanted it to sound. Ben was able to not only handle all of this in a super professional and efficient manor, but also add in his own flair and ideas to take our songs to the next level. 11/10. Would highly recommend!

  30. Review by Nick G.
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    Excellent as always, nice and easy to work with, great end result, thanks Ben!

  31. Review by Nick G.
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    Excellent again! Great work Ben thanks!

  32. Review by Nick G.
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    Ben has really helped me out with a track, with some excellent EQing. Great to work with, friendly, good quick comms etc. Will definitely use again. Thanks Ben!

  33. Review by Keith M.
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    Ben James was a fantastic person to work with on my mixing/mastering needs. He was super effective at making the song shine and turned around a round of feedback super quickly with the final song sounding amazing. It was a pleasure to collaborate with Ben and he even offered to brainstorm more with me past this project to help me develop as a musician. Would definitely recommend working with Ben on any of your projects !

  34. Review by Matthew A.
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    Thanks to Ben for mastering my song and taking extra time to make sure the sound turned out just right.

  35. Review by Callie S.
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    Great working with Ben. Helped to create a unique sound for my project. Highly recommend!

  36. Review by Ethan Lock
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    Ben is my number one stop for production and engineering and I am never disappointed. He’s versatile, talented, innovative and has the creative spark that takes his technical work to the next level.

  37. Review by JW F.
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    Ben continues to crush it. He’s been a great soundboard for ideas, super efficient, very professional and overall just great to work with. Would recommend to any one looking to take their music to the next level.

  38. Review by Jacob H.
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    If you want someone who will listen to your ideas and take them to new heights, talk to this man. Music legend right here!

  39. Review by Justin M.
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    Just wrapped my second project with Ben and once again, I am extremely happy with the outcome of my song. Looking forward to the next one!

  40. Review by JW F.
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    I had a lot of difficulty articulating how I wanted this song to sound but Ben showed a lot of patience with me throughout and guided me through the process. With his expert skill and insight, he was able get the song sounding exactly how I wanted it to. Ben really went above and beyond!

  41. Review by Callie S.
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    Third time working with Ben and very happy with results. Highly recommend! He is very helpful.

  42. Review by Justin M.
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    Ben was an absolute pleasure to work with! He made sure I was 100% happy with the mix before considering the job done. My mix came out better than I could’ve imagined, and I’m happy I got to work with Ben. I’m excited to release my song now. Will definitely be doing more projects together in the future!

  43. Review by Callie S.
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    Ben was, again, great to work with. Helped me bring my song to life and was very patient throughout the process. Highly recommend working with him!

  44. Review by Jacob H.
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    Ben took my song that was decent at best and brought it to a level that exceeded all of my expectations. He takes the time to hear you out on what you are looking for and will make changes throughout the mixing and producing process to suit you best.

    The amount of thought and care he puts into his production is rare to find, and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for someone to help give their track a sound that will stand up to any professional recording out there.

  45. Review by JW F.
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    Ben continues to excel in both mixing and mastering. He knocked this one out of the park and offered some great insight while doing so. Really excited about the mix and looking forward to working with Ben again.

  46. Review by Callie S.
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    I am brand new to the music world and Ben was super helpful with my first song. Very quick turnaround and friendly. I am so happy with the end result.

  47. Review by DeEtte F.
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    He is Super Awesome and Patient!!!!

  48. Review by Ethan Lock
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    As per usual I am in love with Ben’s work and would recommend him to anyone and everyone!

  49. Review by Jan F.
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    Ben is an excellent mixer, and a cool guy to work with. Done many jobs with him... Recommended

  50. Review by JW F.
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    I’ve done several songs with Ben now and he keeps exceeding expectations and going above and beyond with mixing/mastering. He’s not only done a fantastic job mixing but also provided much needed and valuable feedback for creative direction. 6 out 5 stars.

  51. Review by Ethan Lock
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    Ben is versatile, talented and my go-to producer/engineer since I started working with him. You won't regret trusting your work with him :)

  52. Review by Reed I.
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    Ben was fast and professional. He had a good sense of what I was looking for and was receptive to my edit requests.

  53. Review by Ciph B.
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    Ben is Amazing! he did a clean version of a song of mines and it really knocked it out of the park! He was very easy to work with and produces quality work. I'm definitely looking forward to working with Ben again!

  54. Review by Rachel Gawell
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    Ben is great to work with, clear in communication, and an expert in musical and technical skills.

  55. Review by Heidi O.
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    Ben is super professional and easy to work with! I’m very particular about my mixes, and Ben was very patient throughout the process and dedicated to getting the mix and master just right! Also had a lot of interesting ideas to contribute :)

  56. Review by Jan F.
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    Ben is super patience and work har trying to achieve my sound I have in mind, also very skilled mixer and a cool guy to work with. Recommend him to anyone looking for a mixer/produser, highly skilled

  57. Review by JW F.
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    Once again Ben went above and beyond on this mix and master. He exceeded expectations, was very responsive to my notes, patient with my requests and was a great soundboard to bounce ideas off of. Highly recommend!

  58. Review by Jan F.
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    Another great produced song and mix from Ben. Used him several times on different projects and always sounds great. Recommended..

  59. Review by Ethan Lock
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    This is my second project with Ben and he nailed it on the first mix! Not only do his engineering skills make the track sound amazing, but the pieces of production he adds makes me end up loving my own songs even more! You can't go wrong with hiring Ben; he'll go above and beyond to make sure the final result is what you're envisioning

  60. Review by Jan F.
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    Absolute great sounding mix again. Ben is skilled mixing engineer, The mix gave me goosebump, even though I heard it 1000times.

  61. Review by Jan F.
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    Another great mix from Ben. Also not afraid of experiment in mixing, witch sounded great on this track.

  62. Review by Jan F.
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    Ben is the best... Great producer. Great Mixer. I've Worked with many different musician, mixers etc last years in the music industry, with many diifrent mixer, masters producers... And honestly Ben is one of a kind. Definitely someone you want to work with... Very skilled as producer, and musician, and Always great sounding mix... If you want the best out of your song. Check this guy out...

  63. Review by Ethan Lock
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    Ben paid so much attention to detail and paid so much care to my song. He went above and beyond to make sure it sounded the best it could and I couldn't be happier! I'll definitely be back

  64. Review by Rachel Gawell
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    Ben is a fantastic musician, producer, and writer. He’s easy to get along with and I always have fun working with him. He is exceptionally talented at songwriting and production, and I’m very proud of the recent Beecher’s Fault songs we worked on. Great instincts, creativity, and attitude!

  65. Review by Jan F.
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    Ben produced a song for me, and it sounded great. Used him several times before on my mixes, and they always sound great. Im very satisfied with the outcome, beside being a great mixer and producer, Ben is also a very skilled musician, who knows what to bring to a song. Already started a new job with him. Also quick to respond, work, and a really cool guy to work with. Can't recommend him enough.

  66. Review by Matthew A.
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    Another quality mix and master of my piano music thanks to Ben.

  67. Review by Matthew A.
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    Ben is a talented engineer who takes extra time to make sure songs sound high quality.

  68. Review by JW F.
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    Once again Ben exceeded expectations. He had an excellent turnaround time, offered great production ideas and feedback and was very attentive. 10/10

  69. Review by Willie W.
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    My latest project needed a few revisions before it achieved the sound I wanted. Ben was very patient in experimenting with different ideas to achieve the unique sound I was aiming for. Highly recommended.

  70. Review by Willie W.
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    Quality work and communication

  71. Review by Jan F.
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    Another fantastic mix from Ben. Used him several times. And he always deliver Great Great Mix...Beside from being a great mix engineer he also is a skilled musician and understand what to bring to a record in any genre. Highly skilled...

  72. Review by James
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    Ben completed an excellent mix and master for me. His responses were very quick, and he made all requested changes promptly as well. I recommend Ben if you are looking for good service from someone who cares about delivering the sound you are looking for.

  73. Review by Jan F.
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    Ben did another fantastic job mixing my piano. He also delivered me to version to choose from, Both sounded great. Ben is a very skilled mixer who makes the best potential out of every record I sent him.. Best mixer I've had the privilege to work with through Soundbetter..

  74. Review by Matthew A.
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    Ben is a versatile music engineer with an ear for different genres. He added some unique touches to a rap song I made with my cousin and it turned out better than I expected.

  75. Review by Matthew A.
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    Ben did a good job remastering an older piano track that needed a bit of a boost in sound quality.

  76. Review by Matthew A.
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    Ben did a really nice job mixing and mastering my piano song. He is quick to respond and willing to put in extra work to achieve the right sound.

  77. Review by Jan F.
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    Used Ben several times. He is a great guy to work with, don't stop until you're 100% satisfied, Cant recommend him enough.

  78. Review by Jan F.
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    Another great mix from Ben. No revision needed, he made my piano sound fantastic, great mix and great sound. Ben also wery quick to respond and put a lot off effort in to get a great mix.. Cant recommend him enough. Tried many many different mixing engineers through the years, but Ben has delivered top quality every singel time. Wont use any other mixer.. Jan Ove Fjeld

  79. Review by Jan F.
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    Ben did another fantastic mix for me. No revision needed. Wery vell balanced and good sounding mix. Ive used Ben several times. And he has delivered top quality mix every time...

  80. Review by Jan F.
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    Great mixing job from Ben again. He is a dedicated and hard working mixer, who cares about your music, and want to make it the best it can be. And it sounds just as good or better then any thousand dollar mixers out there.. Im very happy to have found him to mix my music. Also he is very cool guy to work with. And most important, great mix and great sound..

  81. Review by Jan F.
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    Ben did a great job again mixing my piano track. Ben cares about your mix, and try every possible way to get it sound as good as it can get.. He also made a really cool drum track for another piece I had. Sounded absolute great... Also beside being a great mixer Ben is also a great musician with a great band. Beecher´s fault. Recommend Ben for any mixing or producer projects..

  82. Review by Jan F.
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    Second time using Ben for my mix. The mix came out with the best potential of my music. A absolute great mix. He also asked me to send him some midi file of some of my pads, he made some changes and it just sounded better. I don't know any mixer who actually would bother doing that. But he did. And its absolute wery welcome as long as it sound better. And it did. No revision needed. I could just hear that the mix had been worked on. No rush. No short ways. Great mix. Great sound... Thank You

  83. Review by Jan F.
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    Wow. Ben did an very very good job mixing my piano and string track. I tried 3 different highly skilled mixers on this song, and was not convinced on either of my mixes. So when I tried Ben I didn't really had that big exceptions, But he understood the song immediately, and send me and beautiful mix back. No revisions needed. I even got goosebumps. Then you just know a great job has been done.. So I will definitely use again. Recommend him 100% Thank you. Jan Ove Fjeld

  84. Review by JW F.
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    Fantastic mix, quick turnaround time and very easy to work with. Had some great ideas and was flexible with sending me many bounces to make sure I was 100% satisfied with the project. Would highly recommend!

  85. Review by Bilgi S.
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    It's a great pleasure to work with Ben. Thank you very much!

Interview with Ben James

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

  2. A: Many mixes and masters as well as a new album of my own

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

  4. A: Rachel Gawell - cello, strings, vocals, songwriting

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

  6. A: The creative decisions that go into a mix/master/production

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Modern, Crisp, Balanced

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

  10. A: Indie, Indie-pop, Pop, Hip Hop, Rock, Country

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

  12. A: I start by organizing all the tracks I have into separate busses and categories. From there I sort through and figure out if anything needs drastic editing or replacing before I start the mix. Next I get drums and bass sounding nice before then diving into the rest of the instruments and finally the vocals.

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

  14. A: I mostly do mixing, mastering and producing for clients but love to get involved in the writing process too. I also track guitars, bass, synths and can program drums.

  15. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  16. A: Depends on the project and the sound that the client is trying to achieve.

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

  18. A: I studied music in undergrad, then was mostly working on my own music for years, then went back to school for mixing/production and now I produce and mix other artists.

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

  20. A: Can you make my song sound awesome? Yes. Provided that what we start with is awesome. Are your vocal takes clean and well recorded? Do your drums sound decent? No matter who mixes your song, if what comes in isn't good then the final product won't be good.

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

  22. A: "Don't Ask for More" by Beecher's Fault. I wrote, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered this song.

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

  24. A: That I'll work hard to ensure you are satisfied and will be open and receptive to your edits

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

  26. A: That it's easy

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

  28. A: Who do you want to sound like? Who don't you want to sound like?

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

  30. A: Talk to me! I can send more examples of my work your way.

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

  32. A: My guitar, my interface, my laptop, a mic, cables

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

  34. A: Bon Iver - their productions are incredible

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

  36. A: Use EQ in a SUBTRACTIVE way first!

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: Getting a clear, clean, and punchy mix.

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

  40. A: Energy, punch, and clarity.

  41. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  42. A: I work with an apple computer, Logic Pro X, many, many software plugins and a UAD interface.

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

  44. A: Lately I'm very inspired by Finneas O'Connell (producer for Billie Eilish)

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