With a wide musical knowledge and a proven ear, I will work closely with you to create a great sonic experience.
Has been producing, editing, and mastering music and audio for over 5 years. Have experience in projects ranging from full-length studio albums to short commercial jingles. Possesses skill for every part of the productions project. From piano, guitar, bass, drums to mixing and mastering, a complete production process is ensured. Please contact me with any questions and I'd be more than happy to provide you with my previous work.
Specialties: Audio Production, Audio Post-Production, Audio Editing, Film Scoring, Foley Production, Sound Design, Boom Operator, Analog Synthesis, Modular Synthesis, Mixing, Mastering, Music Production, Beat Making, Audio and Music Technology, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Studio Routing, Analog Hardware, Jazz and Classical Composition, Sight-reading, Improvisation, Jazz and Classical Piano, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Electric Bass Guitar, Percussion, Drum Programing
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Interview with Ben Goldberg
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Recording my first studio album. It was such a good learning experience and tightened up my workflow tremendously.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am recording a little known punk band in Georgia.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No, sadly I have no connection on the website at the moment.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog. Working with the pure electric signals does not limit you as much as using digital sampling.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will be available and will be a keen listener.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to listen to new music everyday from a wide array of people.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customers will normally ask me what software I use. I answer with Ableton Live 10 and Pro Tools 12.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That music production is easy and does not take much time.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are your recordings clean? This is important because a good recording makes the song better from the start.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Tell me every idea that comes to mind. There are no bad ideas :)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My acoustic guitar, a 4 track tape machine, a dynamic microphone, and a 3 piece drum kit.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been Producing and Engineering for 5 years now, but have played music for as long as I remember.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to make an atmosphere that completely draws the listener in. I am also really big into groove and feel; I want to make your foot tap a long.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Pharell Williams, he is a production idol of mine and was the reason I began producing my own music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't Quantize so much! Instead focus on playing in time but with feel.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on R&B and Soul, but have done engineering for hip-hop, and punk so far.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is Production. I have studied piano since the age of 4 and soon after dove into the world of Jazz. I have a wide range of musical theory which lends well to my main focus of Production.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a personal creativity and precision to a song. I like to try out new ideas and am always eager to work with a client.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually give a rough draft as soon as possible to be sure I am on the right path. From there I carefully listen to the client's feedback (what the like and what they dislike) from there I try to polish off the track and continue receiving feedback until we both agree it is finished.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I primarily use Ableton Live 10 and Pro Tools 12 for Production and Engineering. I patch from my Audio Interface to my Analog Mixer for a clean and vintage boost. I have a Rode Studio Mic and high quality cables. I mix on stereo speakers and open back headphones.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I enjoy the 60s and 70s style recordings. The vintage and nostalgic sound always encapsulates me. My inspirations range from the Beatles, to Herbie Hancock, to Motown, to much more. I have a great love for music and have extensive musical tastes.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly do Mixing and Mastering. In the past these two are included in one bundle. I have also done session piano and session guitar as well as sound design and film scoring.