What I Do

Production

  • My role as a producer means doing whatever it takes to capture an artist’s ideas and create a successful record.
  • When making a record, I draw from both my creative and technical backgrounds.
  • I work with artists and their songs to fill-in the blanks, either by doing it myself or bringing in my talented friends in to help.
  • My goal as a producer is to marry together an artist’s music with an unique sonic aesthetic that enhances the power of their record.

Mixing

  • Mixing is one of my favorite parts of making a record – it’s the last opportunity to add (or subtract) energy to a song’s production/arrangement.
  • Although it can seem like it, creating a great mix isn’t just a technical process. It’s all about presenting the songs in a way that elicits emotion from the listeners.
  • It’s all about maximizing the impact of a song and directing the audience’s attention towards the best elements of the production.

Engineering

  • I continue to cut my teeth in NYC as the house engineer at multiple studios, working with a wide array of artists on a daily basis.
  • My approach when working as an engineer on a project is to make the raw recorded tracks sound as good as possible, as early as possible.
  • When working as both the producer and engineer on a project I’m able to begin establishing the shape of a song from the beginning.
  • Once you’ve recorded a balafon, uilleann pipes, tubas, and tablas everything else seems like a piece of cake.

Consulting

  • I team up with artists, companies, fellow producers and engineers to brainstorm, strategize and implement creative ideas.
  • I understand the importance of social media and know how to maximize its impact.
  • I enjoy studying and analyzing trends in all facets of the music business.
  • By having worked with not just artists, but also record and publishing companies, manufacturers, lawyers and promoters, I have gained an unique perspective and a wealth of contacts in the industry.
“I’ve been so fortunate to be able to work with & learn from Ben over the past three years. He’s always encouraged me to push the boundaries, while staying true to my vision and artistic character. He has absolutely no ego when it comes to collaboration, which makes for a very comfortable environment in the studio. He sets the bar extremely high and won’t settle for anything less than top quality in his work.”

- Dan Godlin

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