Ben Somerville

Session Pianist, Engineer

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10 Reviews (10 Verified)
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Affordable piano tracks that bring out the best in your project. I play a beautiful old baby grand, and can deliver classic sounding piano tracks in any genre. Quick turnaround!

If you want a sound that is rich, punchy, and real, you've come to the right place. It's not just the piano I play, or the warm, high-ceiling living room it sits in – it's my playing as well. I play with heart, and nothing is more important to me than feeling the heartbeat of your track.

That's why I prioritize communication above all else. I want both of us to be confident my services are a good match before you put any money down. So give me a shout and let's discuss!

Speaking of money, my rates start at $40. Of course, it can be more depending on the size and difficulty of your project. Again, the best way to find out is to reach out!

NOTE: I also have a modest collection of keyboards and software instruments, so if the recording here isn't quite the sound you want (or maybe you want an organ or Rhodes track), don't go away! I've got it covered. I can also provide MIDI files and sheet music.

I look forward to hearing from you!

(See more in the interview below)

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

10 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by beatsteppers
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    Ben was awesome. Totally professional. Ben WANTS to do this, and that makes all the difference.

  2. Review by Andris B.
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    Ben delivered really great sounding tracks and can execute your ideas, but also provide his vision or interpretation. Very versatile and fun to work with musician- fast, precise, responsive, reactive.

  3. Review by Andris B.
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    Ben is really easy to collaborate with, very patient, precise and delivers great sounding tracks. I definitely hope to collaborate with him in the future

  4. Review by Joel M.
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    Ben is an awsome pianist and a good person, he did an epic piano track for my song !!!! I highly recommend him

  5. Review by Sunnefa Þ.
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    Ben is amazing! He just does exactly what you request of him and delivers on time. He is also great at communicating and makes sure that he has all the correct inforrmation before starting to ensure thr best outcome.
    Thank you Ben and I look forward to working with you again!

  6. Review by Yusuke
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    This is the 2nd time I worked with Ben. He is the best pianist I've ever worked with. His skills and sound quality are top notch.

  7. Review by Nancy F.
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    If you need someone who listens to your needs and creates amazing music, then Ben is your man! We are thrilled with the music he produced for our project!

  8. Review by Yusuke
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    Fast and great work. Very beautiful piano. Easy to work with.

  9. Review by Sunnefa Þ.
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    Ben did exactly what I asked for and more. He was accommodating, fast and very easy to work with. I will definitely ask Ben the next time I need a piano track.

  10. Review by John T.
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    Ben did an awesome job creating a piano accompaniment track for my theremin playing. His performance was spot on and the audio quality was excellent. Everything was done to my satisfaction and in a very timely manner. Will be asking for his help again in the near future. Thanks Ben.

Interview with Ben Somerville

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

  2. A: Complete satisfaction or your money back. I always do my best to make sure my skillset covers your goals before beginning a job. But if I happen to wrong and agree to work with you despite not having the proper skills, I owe you a refund.

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

  4. A: I love being able to hear what some of the world's artists are up to. To have a glimpse into the huge diversity of music in the works, and then to play a part in bringing some of those projects to completion – that is a great honor.

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

  6. A: Anything from classical vocal accompaniments to smooth and funky rhythm tracks for full productions.

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

  8. A: I have an intuitive ability to find the soul of a song, and then enhance and crystallize it with my playing. On piano it can be easy to obscure a song's heart with excessive dynamics or too many notes, and I am committed NOT to do that. Your track won't just be 'bigger' or 'fuller' with my playing––it will be more powerful.

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

  10. A: I always start with clear communication. The more I understand your goals, the better I can fit my playing into the final picture. Then I arrange and record until I'm confident things are sounding just right. I'll send you a few different tracks to see which you like best, or if you're not quite sure about any of them, I'll take your further input and try again. Usually it only takes one try, but I will continue working and taking input until you are fully satisfied.

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Improvisations

I was the pianist and engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Unlimited free revisions, or you can cancel the job for a full refund. Typical turnaround time: 1-3 days.

Gear Highlights
  • Harrington baby grand
  • Korg D1
  • Alesis Ion
  • Pro Tools 12
  • Cascade microphones
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