Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Producer, Songwriter, Vocalist and Guitarist from NYC
I'm Ben from NYC. I'll mix your songs and get them sounding "radio ready" for $10 per instrument stem and $20 per vocal (includes Melodyne vocal tuning). Here's my latest mix: https://soundcloud.com/beechers-fault/dont-ask-for-more
I learned to mix through Berklee College of Music where I was highly regarded by mixing professor David Lefkowitz who said that "Ben's mixes always sound pro and have great clarity and balance."
I have experience in all genres and can send more samples if you would like them. Also, if you lock me in now at my $10 per stem rate I won't raise it for you ever. I can also master your track for an additional $50. I'm the lead singer and songwriter for the indie band "Beecher's Fault" and the producer/songwriter for pop project "New Prague". Both are on Spotify.
I look forward to mixing your songs!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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37 Reviews - 5 Repeat ClientsEndorse Ben James
Ben is an excellent mixer, and a cool guy to work with. Done many jobs with him... Recommended
I’ve done several songs with Ben now and he keeps exceeding expectations and going above and beyond with mixing/mastering. He’s not only done a fantastic job mixing but also provided much needed and valuable feedback for creative direction. 6 out 5 stars.
Ben is versatile, talented and my go-to producer/engineer since I started working with him. You won't regret trusting your work with him :)
Ben was fast and professional. He had a good sense of what I was looking for and was receptive to my edit requests.
Ben is Amazing! he did a clean version of a song of mines and it really knocked it out of the park! He was very easy to work with and produces quality work. I'm definitely looking forward to working with Ben again!
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Ben is great to work with, clear in communication, and an expert in musical and technical skills.
Ben is super professional and easy to work with! I’m very particular about my mixes, and Ben was very patient throughout the process and dedicated to getting the mix and master just right! Also had a lot of interesting ideas to contribute :)
Ben is super patience and work har trying to achieve my sound I have in mind, also very skilled mixer and a cool guy to work with. Recommend him to anyone looking for a mixer/produser, highly skilled
Once again Ben went above and beyond on this mix and master. He exceeded expectations, was very responsive to my notes, patient with my requests and was a great soundboard to bounce ideas off of. Highly recommend!
Another great produced song and mix from Ben. Used him several times on different projects and always sounds great. Recommended..
This is my second project with Ben and he nailed it on the first mix! Not only do his engineering skills make the track sound amazing, but the pieces of production he adds makes me end up loving my own songs even more! You can't go wrong with hiring Ben; he'll go above and beyond to make sure the final result is what you're envisioning
Absolute great sounding mix again. Ben is skilled mixing engineer, The mix gave me goosebump, even though I heard it 1000times.
Another great mix from Ben. Also not afraid of experiment in mixing, witch sounded great on this track.
Ben is the best... Great producer. Great Mixer. I've Worked with many different musician, mixers etc last years in the music industry, with many diifrent mixer, masters producers... And honestly Ben is one of a kind. Definitely someone you want to work with... Very skilled as producer, and musician, and Always great sounding mix... If you want the best out of your song. Check this guy out...
Ben paid so much attention to detail and paid so much care to my song. He went above and beyond to make sure it sounded the best it could and I couldn't be happier! I'll definitely be back
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Ben is a fantastic musician, producer, and writer. He’s easy to get along with and I always have fun working with him. He is exceptionally talented at songwriting and production, and I’m very proud of the recent Beecher’s Fault songs we worked on. Great instincts, creativity, and attitude!
Ben produced a song for me, and it sounded great. Used him several times before on my mixes, and they always sound great. Im very satisfied with the outcome, beside being a great mixer and producer, Ben is also a very skilled musician, who knows what to bring to a song. Already started a new job with him. Also quick to respond, work, and a really cool guy to work with. Can't recommend him enough.
Another quality mix and master of my piano music thanks to Ben.
Ben is a talented engineer who takes extra time to make sure songs sound high quality.
Once again Ben exceeded expectations. He had an excellent turnaround time, offered great production ideas and feedback and was very attentive. 10/10
My latest project needed a few revisions before it achieved the sound I wanted. Ben was very patient in experimenting with different ideas to achieve the unique sound I was aiming for. Highly recommended.
Quality work and communication
Another fantastic mix from Ben. Used him several times. And he always deliver Great Great Mix...Beside from being a great mix engineer he also is a skilled musician and understand what to bring to a record in any genre. Highly skilled...
Ben completed an excellent mix and master for me. His responses were very quick, and he made all requested changes promptly as well. I recommend Ben if you are looking for good service from someone who cares about delivering the sound you are looking for.
Ben did another fantastic job mixing my piano. He also delivered me to version to choose from, Both sounded great. Ben is a very skilled mixer who makes the best potential out of every record I sent him.. Best mixer I've had the privilege to work with through Soundbetter..
Ben is a versatile music engineer with an ear for different genres. He added some unique touches to a rap song I made with my cousin and it turned out better than I expected.
Ben did a good job remastering an older piano track that needed a bit of a boost in sound quality.
Ben did a really nice job mixing and mastering my piano song. He is quick to respond and willing to put in extra work to achieve the right sound.
Used Ben several times. He is a great guy to work with, don't stop until you're 100% satisfied, Cant recommend him enough.
Another great mix from Ben. No revision needed, he made my piano sound fantastic, great mix and great sound. Ben also wery quick to respond and put a lot off effort in to get a great mix.. Cant recommend him enough. Tried many many different mixing engineers through the years, but Ben has delivered top quality every singel time. Wont use any other mixer.. Jan Ove Fjeld
Ben did another fantastic mix for me. No revision needed. Wery vell balanced and good sounding mix. Ive used Ben several times. And he has delivered top quality mix every time...
Great mixing job from Ben again. He is a dedicated and hard working mixer, who cares about your music, and want to make it the best it can be. And it sounds just as good or better then any thousand dollar mixers out there.. Im very happy to have found him to mix my music. Also he is very cool guy to work with. And most important, great mix and great sound..
Ben did a great job again mixing my piano track. Ben cares about your mix, and try every possible way to get it sound as good as it can get.. He also made a really cool drum track for another piece I had. Sounded absolute great... Also beside being a great mixer Ben is also a great musician with a great band. Beecher´s fault. Recommend Ben for any mixing or producer projects..
Second time using Ben for my mix. The mix came out with the best potential of my music. A absolute great mix. He also asked me to send him some midi file of some of my pads, he made some changes and it just sounded better. I don't know any mixer who actually would bother doing that. But he did. And its absolute wery welcome as long as it sound better. And it did. No revision needed. I could just hear that the mix had been worked on. No rush. No short ways. Great mix. Great sound... Thank You
Wow. Ben did an very very good job mixing my piano and string track. I tried 3 different highly skilled mixers on this song, and was not convinced on either of my mixes. So when I tried Ben I didn't really had that big exceptions, But he understood the song immediately, and send me and beautiful mix back. No revisions needed. I even got goosebumps. Then you just know a great job has been done.. So I will definitely use again. Recommend him 100% Thank you. Jan Ove Fjeld
Fantastic mix, quick turnaround time and very easy to work with. Had some great ideas and was flexible with sending me many bounces to make sure I was 100% satisfied with the project. Would highly recommend!
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It's a great pleasure to work with Ben. Thank you very much!
Interview with Ben James
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Bilgi Sakarya - mixing, mastering Christopher Samuel - songwriting, production Rachel Gawell - cello, singing, songwriting
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Depends on the project and the sound that the client is trying to achieve.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied music in undergrad, then was mostly working on my own music for years, then went back to school for mixing/production and now I produce and mix other artists.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: "Don't Ask for More" by Beecher's Fault. I wrote, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered this song.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A full album mix for a 5-piece rock band
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I'll work hard to ensure you are satisfied and will be open and receptive to your edits
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creative decisions that go into a mix
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make my song sound awesome? Yes. Provided that what we start with is awesome. Are your vocal takes clean and well recorded? Do your drums sound decent? No matter who mixes your song, if what comes in isn't good then the final product won't be good.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who do you want to sound like? Who don't you want to sound like?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Talk to me! I can send more examples of my work your way.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My guitar, my interface, my laptop, a mic, cables
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern, Crisp
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bon Iver - their productions are incredible
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use EQ in a SUBTRACTIVE way first!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie, Indie-pop, Pop, Rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Getting a clear, clean, and punchy mix.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Energy, punch, and clarity.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start by organizing all the tracks I have into separate busses and categories. From there I start to sort through and figure out if anything needs drastic editing or replacing before I start the mix. Next I get drums and bass sounding nice before then diving into the rest of the instruments and finally the vocals.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work with an apple computer, Logic Pro X, many, many software plugins and a UAD interface.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lately I'm very inspired by Finneas O'Connell (producer for Billie Eilish)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly do mixing and producing for clients but love to get involved in the writing process too. I also track guitars, bass, synths and can program drums.