Benny Steele

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Benny Steele is a grammy-nominated, multi-platinum mix engineer. He engineered on Justin Bieber’s single, “Boyfriend" and received a grammy-nomination for his production and mixing work on Frankie J’s new album Hope, Faith y Amor on Universal, including the single, “Impossible.” He has worked with: Jason Derulo, David Guetta, and Pitbull.

Benny Steele is a mixer, record producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who has worked with a wide range of A-list clients over the past 15 years. From chart-topping artists such as Justin Bieber to smaller independent bands, he's done it all. He was a staff engineer at Atlantic Records for three years and in that time he worked on projects with Flo Rida, Trey Songz, Jason Derulo, Tank, Pitbull, Nile Rodgers and Icona Pop to name a few.

In addition to his work with major label artists, he has a mix/production room where he works with independent artists. Benny works in a wide variety of genres. "I believe the collaborative aspect of mixing records is extremely important. Once I understand where the artist is coming from on a musical and sonic level, it's much easier for me to execute their vision."

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Discogs verified credits for Benny Steele
  • Hyphen-One
  • Stevvi Alexander*
  • Frankie J*
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Anu~Sun
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Hyphen-One
  • The Shapeshifter Ensemble
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Stevvi Alexander*
  • Brian Landrus
  • Frankie J*
  • Ersay Üner
  • Ersay Üner
  • Teen Top
  • Anu~Sun
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Souleymane Diamanka
  • The Shapeshifter Ensemble
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Stevvi Alexander*
  • Valerie Ghent
  • Justin Bieber
  • Justin Bieber
  • Cody Simpson
  • Justin Bieber
  • Jason Derulo
  • David Guetta
  • David Guetta Feat. Sia & Fetty Wap
  • Ersay Üner

723 Reviews - 155 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by MYSG
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    Benny was a total pro from start to finish! And for the mix - we couldn't be happier with the end result. A really great experience and we look forward to working with Benny again in the near future.

  2. Review by Maverick
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    This was my second time working with Benny and he did an outstanding job as usual! He is very patient with me and listens to the little details that I ask for! Will be working together again!

  3. Review by Nick
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    Benny was great to work with. Knowledgeable, friendly, professional. He offered several helpful suggestions to improve our track. Highly recommend.

  4. Review by Edward M.
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    Benny is great to work with and very accommodating! Second track we have done with him and his customer service and ability to listen to our needs, made this process smooth! Highly recommend him!!

  5. Review by Bryce Kenimer
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    Great working with Benny! Production was of a high quality.

  6. Review by Zacharias C.
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    Benny definitely takes things to the next level!

  7. Review by Nando H.
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    Benny was very professional. Quick turn around time and great communication. I write and record just for fun. Wanted to see how a mixed and mastered track would sound like. Will definitely work with him again.

  8. Review by Elena L.
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    Another wonderful job!

  9. Review by Jesper S.
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    As always a very good experience working with Benny. Highly recommended.

  10. Review by lachlan
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    Benny again did a fantastic job!

    Looking forward to working with him on future projects!

  11. Review by Charles W.
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    Benny is dope!!! He really cares about his mixes and goes above and beyond to make sure you are happy with what he does. Hire this man to mix & master!!!

  12. Review by Tommy P.
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    Loved working with Benny. Excellent turnaround times and great communication. Mix turned out awesome!

  13. Review by Akash
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    WOW! Benny produced my best track to date and he did it with care and patience. He made sure that I was 100% satisfied with it before finishing and was lightning quick with his turnaround times. You can tell you’re working with a professional here and it shows. The quality of his production is top notch and he pays attention to the fine details. My only regret is that I wish I discovered him earlier! I’ll be using his production and mixing & mastering services going forward. Thanks Benny!

  14. Review by snathan
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    This was our first time on Soundbetter & we were blessed with a fantastic experience. Despite being novices, Benny was very patient with all our questions, understood our direction, took our inputs & interpreted them musically to bring out the best in my son’s song. This was special as we live in Singapore & Benny is in LA & all our comms was over SB & one phone call. We are very humbled by his desire to work with up & coming artistes like my son & are looking 4ward to working with him again.

  15. Review by Anthony J.
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    It is always an honor and a privilege to work with Benny. This guy just gets it and will work diligently to provide you with the best product! He is my go to engineer and I am so thankful for him!

  16. Review by David B.
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    Benny was very easy to work with & put up with all my changes.= an A+ MIX!

  17. Review by Elena L.
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    Another wonderful job!

  18. Review by Hunter M.
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    Benny is a true professional and did a great job on my mix, clear communication and fast response time + revisions. Thank you!

  19. Review by Elena L.
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    Excellent work!

  20. Review by Elena L.
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    Another wonderful job! :)

Interview with Benny Steele

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

  2. A: I'm especially proud of my work on Frankie J's 2014 release "Faith, Hope, y Amor." I produced four songs and did eight mixes on this record. One of the tracks I produced was written by legendary songwriter Diane Warren. This album received a Grammy-nomination for best Latin Pop Album.

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

  4. A: I'm working with my team The Artizonals on tracks for Mexican La Voz star Jass Reyes.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Mickey Shiloh! My production team The Artizonals just released "Insomniac (feat. Mickey Shiloh and Aynzli Jones)." Mickey is an amazingly talented songwriter/vocalist with an incredible work ethic and a great personality. I would highly recommend Mickey to anyone looking for amazing top-line and vocals.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Good music.

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

  10. A: I promise to take my client's projects seriously and do my absolute best to execute their artistic vision.

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

  12. A: Working on music all day! I have the best job in the world!

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: How much do you charge for a mix? It all depends on the length and the track count of the song. Short songs with lower track counts cost less than long songs with a hundred tracks.

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

  16. A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that it's easy. Most people think that studio life is exactly how it's portrayed on TV. They think you go into the studio and emerge five minutes later with a hit song.

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

  18. A: What vision do you have for your project? Do you have specific mix references that you'd like me to check out?

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

  20. A: I've been a musician all my life. I started working professionally as a drummer in junior high school. I went to New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and received a degree in jazz performance. After graduation, I moved to Brooklyn New York and started my own recording studio which I ran for eleven years. In 2011 I was offered a job at Atlantic Records in Los Angeles. I worked there for almost three years. Currently, I have a mix/production room in West LA where I mix records for both major label and independent clients. In addition to my work as a mixer, I am also a member of The Artizonals production team, and co-owner of AMG Records. I have been an audio professional for fifteen years.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Eclectic.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: My strongest skill as a mixer is my ability to identify what elements are most important in a song. Once I've accomplished this, it's not hard for me to take the song where it needs to go.

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

  26. A: Find somebody who loves what you do!

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

  28. A: Power Mac Pro Tools Apogee Symphony Dangerous Monitor Focal Twi6Be speakers

  29. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  30. A: I've had the good fortune of working with a lot of high profile artists over the years. While this can be very exciting, I really enjoy developing those artists who are on the verge of becoming the next big thing. The energy, creativity, and willingness to explore that I've encountered working in these situations is both exciting and engaging.

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

  32. A: 1.Cut before you boost 2.Try parallel compressing the entire mix. 3.Hi-pass filter tracks that don't contain important low frequency content.

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

  34. A: I work in all genres. That said, these days I mix a lot of mainstream pop/rock, R&B, rap, EDM, and acoustic singer-songwriter. I love it all!

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

  36. A: When I'm mixing, I like to start by having a very detailed conversation with my client. I like to learn as much as I can about the song and the intended market before I start moving faders. I'll listen to the rough mix a couple of times and take a few notes. Once I've been acquainted with the song and the direction I usually start by dealing with the drums.

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

  38. A: My taste and many years of musical experience. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate to have had a broad range of musical experiences. I've played in symphony orchestras, rock bands, gospel choirs, and jazz quartets, and recorded everything from African Mbira albums to chart-topping mega pop.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a Pro Tools HD rig with an Apogee Symphony converter and a ton of plug-ins. I monitor through a Dangerous Monitor that feeds Focal Twin 6Be Monitors. For tracking vocals I use a BAE 1073 that is usually sent through a distressor. I also have a UA 2-610 that I use from time to time.

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

  42. A: Musicians: Prince, Miles Davis, Bjork, D'Angelo, Led Zepplin, Chick Corea, Bruno Mars, Maxwell, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Rascal Flatts, Sade, R. Kelly, Zedd, Mint Condition, Sting, and The Artizonals Music Production Professionals: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Justin Niebank, Trevor Horn, Dr. Luke, Dan Huff, Raphael Saadiq, Stuart Matthewman, Max Martin, Quincy Jones, Chris Lord-Alge

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

  44. A: I mix records and produce songs for my clients. These days I primarily work on pop, R&B, EDM, rock, and acoustic singer-songwriter records.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Justin Bieber
  • Prince
  • Jason Derulo
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools HD 12
  • Distressor EL8-X
  • Apogee Symphony
  • Focal Twin 6BE Speakers
  • Dangerous Monitor
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