Benny Steele

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Over one billion streams! 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. 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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Credits

Discogs verified credits for Benny Steele
  • Hyphen-One
  • Stevvi Alexander*
  • Frankie J*
  • 3rd Life
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Anu~Sun
  • 3rd Life
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Hyphen-One
  • The Shapeshifter Ensemble
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Stevvi Alexander*
  • Brian Landrus
  • Frankie J*
  • Ersay Üner
  • Freckle Legend
  • Ersay Üner
  • Teen Top
  • CRÚDE
  • Anu~Sun
  • 3rd Life
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Souleymane Diamanka
  • The Shapeshifter Ensemble
  • Tomás Doncker
  • Stevvi Alexander*
  • Valerie Ghent
  • Justin Bieber
  • Cody Simpson
  • Justin Bieber
  • Jason Derulo
  • David Guetta
  • David Guetta Feat. Sia & Fetty Wap
  • Ersay Üner
  • Freckle Legend
  • CRÚDE

838 Reviews - 184 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Simeon K.
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    Another outstanding mix by Benny!

  2. Review by InfiniteReflections
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    Always a phenomenal experience working with Benny! He is professional and extremely detail oriented. He will get your sound across that finish line every time!

  3. Review by Akini B.
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    What a great guy! Benny knows how to get the absolute best from a song. Moreover, he was patient and diligently worked towards achieving the sound I envisioned. If you’re booking him for a mixing gig like I did, I strongly suggest opting for the listento session. You’ll be happy you did.

    Cheers Benny!

  4. Review by DJ
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    Benny is a beast! He will match your song to your vision.
    Solid dude and great at his job!

  5. Review by Jesper S.
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    As always, a very good experience working with Benny.

  6. Review by Alexandr P.
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    Absolutely fantastic experience working with Benny! Prompt and high quality results in getting rich and cinematic mix!

    from Grunge Hotel *****

  7. Review by Joshua Reich
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    Benny once again killed it.
    So professional and he always gets it to the next level.
    Look forward to working with him again!

  8. Review by Тарас В.
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    Worked with Benny again and again everything was at the highest level

  9. Review by Young Eric
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    Benny is an excellent mixing/mastering engineer. He is a music whisperer: all my wishes for my song were carried out 100%. He is extremely professional, highly decent (great communication) and has that certain something that amazes me for the third time now. My songs really breathe a sigh of relief. Thank you Benny, it's really worth it to me how well you made my projects shine. - Eric

  10. Review by Brent
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    Benny will turn your track into something cinematic sounding! (in reference to sound quality) Thanks as always Benny!

  11. Review by Psychedelic R.
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    Song 2 with Benny and he's made it sound awesome as usual. Will return in the future :)

  12. Review by Psychedelic R.
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    Benny is awesome. He's attentive, easy to work with, and has made my work a lot easier :)

  13. Review by Brent
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    I’ve got two mix engineers that I utilize on soundbetter and Benny is one of them and he’s increíble! Always giving my work a great sound and polish and I’m grateful for his help!

  14. Review by Ángel Lumbreras
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    Working with Benny has been a pleasure. A few days later he sent me a very high quality mix and mastering. Everything sounds balanced, pleasant and with a high sound level without any distortion. A professional and balanced song. Highly recommended. Thank you.

  15. Review by Simeon K.
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    Another amazing mix by Benny! Can't recommend him enough!

  16. Review by Ifeoluwa O.
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    Collaborating with Benny from LA on SoundBetter was a fantastic experience. Despite being in the UK, communication was flawless thanks to SoundBetter and the Listento app. Efficient idea exchange across both platforms resulted in a stellar mix and master, delivering a great song. Highly recommend Benny for remote collaborations and really looking forward to upcoming future collaborations !

  17. Review by Psychedelic R.
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    Was quite impressed that Benny had so many reviews. Was also impressed that he loved Prince/Miles Davis. Then, he gave the best instrumental mix I've ever listened to. So, well deserved.

  18. Review by Brent
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    Another excellent mix from Benny! Thanks so much man!

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    Benny is a wonderful mix engineer! Super well balanced mixes with sheen and sparkle where needed, well rounded and precise dialing of frequencies and space. Thanks Benny!

  20. Review by Gavin C.
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    Benny is an all-star. His first round mixes are in the zone and he adapts to changes on the fly like a pro. I just completed my second song project with Benny and I hope to work with him again in the future!

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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