I love mixing. 1st place of three pureMix mixing contests judged by legends Vance Powell, Jacquire King and Matt Ross-Spang. 3rd place of a pureMix contest judged by Joel Hamilton.
French mix engineer and guitar player located near Paris, France.
I work from my home-studio, either fully in-the-box or hybrid, with mastering grade gear.
I am a very patient and passionate mixer, always making sure to get the best out of every aspect of the production, and that everything is sitting in the right place. I try to involve my heart as much as my ears in every decision.
I have a fairly broad range stylistically and will take on any song that I can connect with.
Analog mastering also available.
The sample file includes many genres, from modern Jazz to Pop to Metal. Volumes were individually adjusted to get loudness in the same ballpark for each song but don't worry, I can make your mix (or master) really loud if needed.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
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3 ReviewsEndorse David Benyamin
David is not only a fantastic engineer but also an excellent teacher in regards to helping walk artists of all levels through what makes a great mix work. He worked on my 9-song project, which spanned multiple genres, and made my novice recording and production sound professional grade. I truly believe his stylistic versatility and methodical, organized mixing style would make him a valuable partner to have on your project.
David took the time and worked with me to bring the song to its full potential. He really pays attention to all aspects of the music in order to reach a great mix with beautiful movement and transitions. His mastering skills are also amazing so we decided to keep his master as the final version.
David mixed my song “Better Me”, and genuinely took the song to the next level. I’m now an assistant engineer and after listening back to his mix I’ve just realised quite how good it is. His mixes have incredible separation and always sound huge!!
Interview with David Benyamin
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love both. Digital for most of the work because it's so good and so fast nowadays. Analog for the finishing touches, it's the extra fairy dust.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: It's mostly logistical questions, about uploading, naming the tracks, etc... I'm not difficult as long as everything is named in a clear manner.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Maybe that a mixer can turn any sound into any other sound. Having a great recording that matches your vision to start with is really important.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Layering sounds (like synths and guitars for example) has a sweet spot, going past it can really hinder the quality of the final product.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jacquire King, Andrew Scheps, Tchad Blake, Mick Guzauski, Jaycen Joshua, Vance Powell, Marc Daniel Nelson, Tom Elmhirst, Alan Meyerson, Stuart White... So many incredible engineers to name. And of course many, many artists.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I give everything to every mix and together we'll get your song to sound like what you are hearing in your head.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Taking the song to the next level and turning it into what the artist/producer had in mind is an incredible experience.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: They usually tell me right from the start what they want the song to sound like, which the most important information. We just have a regular conversation about the song, the references (if any), possible small issues that need fixing, what type of loudness they are aiming for, etc...
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I didn't have the typical assistant-to-engineer career path. As an amateur guitar player I just progressively got more and more into production, then mixing. I learned pretty fast thanks to some very good websites, invested in gear/acoustic treatment to create a proper working environment, and then attended the Abbey Road Institute to widen my knowledge and get more experience.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My mixes tend to have a lot of detail and separation.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: A lot of music that involves guitars, wide range of styles.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am a perfectionist and leave no stone unturned while mixing, even on huge sessions. I work a lot on the transitions between sections to make sure they always have the intended impact for the listener.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I do my best to understand what the intention is, what kind of emotion needs to be brought to the surface. Every decision, technical or not, is taken with that philosophy. I work with headphones and earbuds a lot, not just monitoring speakers, to ensure the best experience on these very common ways of listening to music.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in-the-box for the most part, with a nice selection of mastering grade analog gear that I use as an extension of my in-the-box mix buss or for mastering purposes. My converters are the best Apogee has to offer, the 2x6 SE module for the Symphony MKII. I use Focal Trio6 speakers but also work a lot with the Sennheiser HD 800 headphones.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing by far, then mastering. I am often asked to mix and master as well.