Game developer turned singer-songwriter. Current in house producer for Chris Moon (Lyricist of Prince!) Here to help provide a similar quality of work we do for the majors!
Hey! My name is Isaac. I'm a former E3 presenting game developer. Been coding most of my life. In my mid 20's, I was homless for several years, and wrote a song in this time.
The song got picked up by some mid-level A & R companies pro bono and was sent for film syncs, radio time, and more.
I have been featured on MASSIVE YouTube channels like roomie Official. Had praise from Butch Vig (Nirvana, Green Day, Foo fighters) and currently work for Chris Moon (Prince) as a producer!
I am here to help! I specialize in Pop/EDM but also have roots in folk. These are the genres I am most comfortable with (see demo) but hit me up! You never know.
My rates are in line with other established professionals. I may be open to less if you write and explain your project and budget.
I do not mix vocals! Sorry! I don't even do that for Moon!
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Isaac Benjamin
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Backing tracks for Chris Moon (some of these questions are a bit redundant lol)
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Adam W Benjamin for vocals, and Rouge Music Producer for acoustic guitar.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Stop being a purist. It's 2021. You can't charge more because you used a ton of high-end old school tech. People care about the song, not what was used to make it. Facts. sorry lol.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to make you an absolute banger you are proud to show off!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like making people excited to release music or to have felt heard by making their idea a reality.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Usually, people ask me if work in a genre (like country) I do not mention I work in. My response is usually that I can give it a go and make something decent but that it may be best to get someone who specializes in a genre like I do for Pop/EDM.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That working with majors and having praise from established producers means I am rich (sorry to disappoint lol) Or that you must have a following if you do production work. (I don't even have artist accounts really)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Example tracks. Mood. Style. Emotions. Etc.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to say what you want. Be bold, let me know exactly what you want to get done. If you don't have a clear vision of what you're after, shoot a message first. Let a provider help you get started in the DMs
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Just an acoustic guitar. WTF!! You can't use gear on an island, no power bring some heckin resources bro! Wow! Get outta there lol
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I keep writing this haha. I started as a game developer, been a full-time musician since late 2019.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: BIG, warm, smooth, comforting, energetic, fun, inspirational.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: James Young. One of my heroes for folk.pop ballads. I love the emotion of his tracks.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be afraid to use samples. A song you make from scratch is worth the same as a song using cleaned samples. Just make the music. Don't get caught in an elitist mindset of how you do it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Folk/Pop/EDM/Funk. Think Avicii's Wake Me Up. Jai Wolf's Indian Summer, Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop the Feeling. big, warm, happy, moving, powerful pop tracks that move like a dance song.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: As a game dev I was never the best coder. However, I am uncommonly good at utilizing existing frameworks and stitching them all together. I am not the best producer, but I will get to the root of a song you're after. It will get done. My strongest skillset is I connect the dots from idea to end result very well.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I am not a hobbyist. This is my full-time work. If you want to have someone who makes backing tracks for some majors at a much smaller price, I am here to help. At the same time, it's equally important to me you LOVE the end result. This truly matters to me. None of this is unique to me, but I promise we will make some bangers lol
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like being given several examples of songs that fit the style of what a client is after. I also like to talk about why this project is happening. Understanding the motivation behind a song is essential to making it the best it can be.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Very humble. It's 2021. Be honest. You legit can make a hit in your bedroom with a computer. Less about the set up and more so how you use it.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Growing up I loved alternative bands like Goo Goo Dolls. Foo Fighters. I still do, but these days I find most of my inspiration on Youtube. So many people are killing it these days!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Pop/Dance Backing Tracks. I work with Moon Studio Sounds, and we are currently making a catalog of top40 pop songs for some major artists.