Creating music shouldn't be an overly technical process! I’m an experienced audio engineer, and I treat every step of the process (production, mixing, and mastering) like a creative and collaborative process. I'm here to help you focus on being creative and to make awesome music.
As an artist and musician do you:
- Struggle to navigate complicated production and mixing software?
- Experience technical barriers that lead to frustration, burnout, and reduce creativity?
- Want to focus primarily on writing great music?
As an artist myself, I get it, and I want to help! Creating music shouldn’t be an overly technical process, but often the software used to produce, mix, and master music can make the process very frustrating. As an artist, it’s so important to let your creativity flow without technical barriers.
I treat every step of the process, including production, mixing, and mastering, as a creative process. I love handling the intricate production process while you focus on being creating and making awesome music.
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This dude knows what he’s doing
I’ve worked with a lot of people over the years doing music but Ben is the peak. His mixing and arrangements are fantastic, his personality is genuine and easy to work with. His creative production style is great when I don’t know what direction the song is going. I highly recommend him!
I have been working very closely with Ben for almost three years. I would not have a career without him. He has produced-mixed-mastered over 80% of music and that alone has caused my brand to stand out amongst other local artist that are just starting. Ben will give you studio quality mixes that sound as good as artists you hear on the radio. He will take on your project with as much passion and creativity as he would with his own art. He will also work with you to try and understand exactly what you want. You won't regret the quality he provides. 10/10
Interview with Haddon Music
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That there's a clear-cut system for how I work on a song. Every song is different, and comes with unique challenges.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask if they want me to be involved in the creative decision making process or just here for technical support.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began production and audio engineering over five years ago! Now I'm doing it full time and working with incredibly talented artists.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style involves making the lyrics and vocals the center focus of every song.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm proud of my involvement with Gridd's album Vent Session. It was extremely collaborative and the vision we had from the beginning was truly captured with the final product. I was heavily involved and helped produce, mix, and master most of the songs.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new to SoundBetter, so not yet!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog for synths, but digital for mixing.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: The most common questions are usually about pricing. If they are a client that I'm excited to work with, I tell them that I don't want the pricing to be a strain and that I can work with their budget.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Easy: Laptop, interface, mic, mixing headphones, midi keyboard.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I love working on all types, but usually acoustic based music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is making songs where the production/mixing doesn't distract from the lyrics.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring collaboration as well as technical value.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I tend to work on songs in short focused intervals. Spending several hours in a row on one song can lead to indecisive decision making, but if you work a little and then keeping coming back to it, the process flows much better.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: The biggest projects I'm currently involved in are two albums for two different artists.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Alec Benjamin as a producer. His songwriting is incredible, which makes the production piece much more straight forward. If you start out with an amazing song that can be played acoustically, then there's no pressure to "fix" the song with added production.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't over complicate the creative process.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work from a home studio. It's fairly simplistic, but in today's music atmosphere it's all you need to take you to huge places.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jon Bellion is a huge inspiration. I love his process and how he is involved in every step of the music creation process.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production is what I do most, but I also do quite a bit of mixing and mastering for clients.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The final product will be something that we both love!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like how every project is different than the last. There isn't a system the works on every song. Instead, each song requires a unique creative process.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find someone who is willing to make the project a collaborative process.