I am a skilled producer and cleverly inventive mix engineer. As a producer I desire to be true to you as the artist, only bringing out the music that is authentic to you. As a mix engineer I will strive to improve your song while at the same time represent it accurately.
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8 ReviewsEndorse Benjamin Heller
Ben has an obvious passion for musical excellence and creativity. I have had the great privilege of working with him and have seen the care that he takes in crafting music, both live and in the studio. Behind his professional skill is an excellent personality. When you work with Ben you get the full package!
Ben Heller is meticulous and won't stop turning knobs until he gets the sound he's hearing in his head. When I first heard Ben play live, I knew he was a musician who took his profession seriously and that is why my band chose him to record our latest EP. He gave us more than we ever expected and I can confidently recommend him to others.
Ben is an incredibly talented musician and engineer. He is very passionate about the projects he works on. He is very good at putting in the attention to detail that is needed in his work to get the best outcome. He has a great ear when it comes to music and will work hard on getting you a mix that is perfect for your projects.
You get what you pay for...Ben is an animal! He will challenge you to be better than you really are and he will make your music sound great! Ive played many live events with Ben and he has an incredible skill and ear for music and artistry! He has vision beyond what I can see for music and you can trust him with your creations!
If you can dream of a sound, Ben can reproduce it! This guy has an incredible skill set for replicating the subtle nuances in today's recordings. He brings attention to audio artifacts that I never even knew where in my record collection. One of the biggest complementing traits to Ben's ear is his love of audio gear! He is a nerd for sure!
Ben produced and mixed my bands most recent three song EP. Ben has an incredible ear for music. He is the real deal. I've never met someone so dedicated to a craft in my life. He has an amazing ability to take a song and make it into a hit. He's also just a blast to work with. He knows people and how they work and how to draw out the best in them.
I sing and play guitar in an indie pop band called Westport. Ben produced and engineered our self-titled EP, and the amount of hard work and skill he brought to our songs was unprecedented and really took our band to the next level. He was super friendly and easy to work with and we wouldn't have gotten the great product we did without him.
I am good friends with Ben and I can tell you without any second thought, this guys is a tremendous talent when it comes to Audio Engineering. He has an ear for mixing and producing that just can't be taught. His attention to detail and precision is guaranteed to take your vision for the project you give him and make it a reality!
Interview with Benjamin Heller
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog for recording / Digital for mixing Analog gear brings a total vibe to any sound you put into it. I love when drums go through real pre-amps and EQ circuits of an analog desk. It adds loads of harmonics to the signal and just makes me happy. With the expectation that recalls should be a fast process mixing in the box is a no brainer. Also, if you mix up your plugin usage as much as you can I think it gives a more non-linear response which seems to be similar to mixing in the analog domain.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I think the project I'm most proud of is October VI's first EP. October VI is my wife and I's band. The two of us recorded 80% of the instruments, produced everything ourselves, and I mixed the project so it's a pretty good indication of who we are and what we are about. And... It's badass.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: So many people have said it but... Get it right at the source.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That you will LOVE the product after I'm done with it.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Juno 60, Jazz Bass, Neumann 67, 1073, 808 Drum Machine. I'm pretty sure I could make a killer album with that gear.