The words “masterful”, “remarkable”, and “it seems everything he touches turns to gold” have been used by various periodicals when reviewing music created by award-winning producer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Ben Leinbach.
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I strive to amplify the message and emotional impact of an artist’s song through the creation of compelling backing tracks and concise arrangements. I shoot for a captivating sonic experience that fully engages the listener from downbeat to fade out.
I want the artist to feel that their song is honored and elevated to it's highest potential.
Even though I’m often hired because someone likes my “sound” and the flavor I bring to a production I still feel that ultimately it’s all about the artist. It’s their face on the cover. I want them to be thrilled with the final product. I will offer my skills and knowledge in composition, arranging, recording, producing, mixing, and mastering in support of the vision of the artist and to whatever best serves the music.
I play drums, percussion, bass, keyboards, guitar, computers, and sing harmonies.
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Interview with Ben Leinbach
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I can jump in anywhere along the process of writing, arranging, producing, recording, adding instrumentation, editing, mixing, and mastering and help a recording along. Mostly I work with artists from start to finish. We'll start off listening to demos and deciding which songs to develop. If a song feels incomplete we'll finish writing the song and dial in the arrangement. And then we'll dive into adding instrumentation and vocals.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As a producer and composer I am drawn to the ambient moods of Daniel Lanois, the crafty electronica of Massive Attack, the soaring melodies and “epic” quality of Radiohead's music, the phat samples and beats of hip hop, the spirit of soul music, and the succinct arrangements of good pop music.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually get hired to add the whole sonic backdrop to an artist's melody and lyrics. I'll design the textures and the instrumental vibe of the backing tracks, help with the arrangement, and even help finish writing the song if it feels like it needs an extra something. I get asked to edit and mix a ton of projects as well.