I am Jose (or Joseph) Benjamin, and I am a violinist, at your service.

Hi! I'm a classically-trained-but-open-to-other-genres violinist from the Philippines, and I'm looking for other ways to share my music with others! I'm a bit newbie to recording stuff, but I can assure you the best of my music!

Gear highlights

  • Samson Go Mic
  • Acoustica Mixcraft 6

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

I can only allow 5 revisions max. $10 per additional revision.

Reviews of Jose Benjamin

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    Jose Benjamin was a pleasure to work with. He is a talented violin player, open-minded, professional and very kind. Most importantly, he was easy to work with and as a producer I find that an essential quality for a productive session - that goes hand in hand with musical talent.

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Interview with Jose Benjamin

What are you working on at the moment?
Marketing my services, practicing mixing and mastering techniques
Analog or digital and why?
Whichever is available. I can go with digital because it is very accessible and available
What type of music do you usually work on?
Classical, but often I do covers of popular songs.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring my 17 years of experience in playing the violin and my heart to it.
What's your typical work process?
I get the client's request, talk with him/her concerning the project, and go to work immediately.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Basic home studio setup: My Core i5 rig, Acoustica Mixcraft 6, and my Samson Go Mic. I use headphones for monitoring.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I played with the Manila Symphony Orchestra as a soloist. The MSO is the one of the oldest orchestras in Asia and I am proud to have performed with them the Love Theme from 'Cinema Paradiso' arranged by John Williams for the violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise to my clients that I will do the best I can to satisfy them.
What do you like most about your job?
I love it. Simple as that. I can't do something that I don't love doing.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Other people think that Music has no money, no future. They would rather look to other "high-paying" jobs.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
I ask them the full details of their project and what I can do to help.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Not every provider has value for their price. Always check first with demo recordings/tracks.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My condenser mic, computer, headphone, speakers, and MY VIOLIN!
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Classical career. Been doing this since I started playing the violin at age 9.
How would you describe your style?
Founded on classical, but can adjust to the various musical styles and genres
Can you share one music production tip?
Always strive for the best quality possible. Don't just settle on one take; play the same song over and over again and you'll hear your music becoming even better.
What's your strongest skill?
Listening to a song then playing it on my violin after a few replays; identifying the key of the music and notating the pitches
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Jascha Heifetz, Nathan Milstein, Janine Jansen, André Rieu, Vanessa Mae, The Piano Guys
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I produce violin recordings as best as possible, according to the client's request.