Jose Benjamin


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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!

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  1. Review by Ryan

    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.

Interview with Jose Benjamin

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

  2. A: Marketing my services, practicing mixing and mastering techniques

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Whichever is available. I can go with digital because it is very accessible and available

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

  6. A: Classical, but often I do covers of popular songs.

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

  8. A: I bring my 17 years of experience in playing the violin and my heart to it.

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

  10. A: I get the client's request, talk with him/her concerning the project, and go to work immediately.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: Basic home studio setup: My Core i5 rig, Acoustica Mixcraft 6, and my Samson Go Mic. I use headphones for monitoring.

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

  14. A: 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.

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

  16. A: I promise to my clients that I will do the best I can to satisfy them.

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

  18. A: I love it. Simple as that. I can't do something that I don't love doing.

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

  20. A: Other people think that Music has no money, no future. They would rather look to other "high-paying" jobs.

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

  22. A: I ask them the full details of their project and what I can do to help.

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

  24. A: Not every provider has value for their price. Always check first with demo recordings/tracks.

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

  26. A: My condenser mic, computer, headphone, speakers, and MY VIOLIN!

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

  28. A: Classical career. Been doing this since I started playing the violin at age 9.

  29. Q: How would you describe your style?

  30. A: Founded on classical, but can adjust to the various musical styles and genres

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

  32. A: 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.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Listening to a song then playing it on my violin after a few replays; identifying the key of the music and notating the pitches

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

  36. A: Jascha Heifetz, Nathan Milstein, Janine Jansen, André Rieu, Vanessa Mae, The Piano Guys

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

  38. A: I produce violin recordings as best as possible, according to the client's request.

Terms Of Service

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

Gear Highlights
  • Samson Go Mic
  • Acoustica Mixcraft 6
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