Hi there! I'm a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a passion for unique music. I love taking influence from sounds from all over the world and bringing it into the music I write or produce.
I'm a versatile producer and mix engineer who wants to help you create the best version of your song possible. It doesn't matter if you recorded a full demo with your band, cobbled something together in Ableton, or just recorded straight into your iPhone, I want to help you take your song to the next stage by giving it unique production and a great mix.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Reviews (9)Endorse Ben Kling
Simply amazing work! Ben takes direction so well, I never have to worry. Highly recommend.
Ben's talent is out of this world! Very easy to work with, takes direction well, happily willing to fine tune and make little adjustments til everything is 100%. Could not have asked for more!
Brief job but I already can tell that Ben is an absolutely incredible musician! Great communication and insanely creative!
Ben was great to work with! He listened to my ideas and produced the vision for this track with expedience, professionalism, great musicality, fun and a caring attitude. I highly recommend him for your next project.
Ben was a pleasure to work with, he added some great new life to a simple idea, crisp, clean, and finished! thank you!!
Ben was super fun and easy to work with! He gave the song the exact feeling that I was having in my mind and was very responsive and quick. Although we live in different time zones, it was easy to communicate and Ben was always very motivated to work on the song and finish it as soon as possible :-)
Ben brings a unique combination of an excellent ear, a creative spark that is always ear catching, and an extremely caring and intelligent attention to detail to every track. His musical work is always compelling, and his mixes are exceptionally clear and vibrant. Highly recommended, especially for acoustic and rock projects,
Ben Kling was by far the best producer I have ever worked with. He is extremely organized, always on time, very professional and super fun to work with. He took my songs places I didn't know they could go. His creativity is outstanding, he knows exactly what a song needs to reach it's fullest potential.
Ben is a fantastic collaborator. I've toplined tracks he's created for licensing, as well as cowritten songs with him. He's got a style unlike anyone else. He's great at adding his creative voice to his work while still honoring and serving the original vision of the artist he's working with.
Interview with Ben Kling
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I find asking big musical influences to be super helpful and informative but occasionally a bit boring. I also love to know what the songwriter or artist watches on TV or what their favorite book of movie is. Knowing more about the other art they enjoy and consume really helps flesh out who they are as a musician. Plus it's always cool to hear people get fired up talking about the art they are passionate about.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I love working with singer-songwriters who are slightly out of left field. When an artist or musician's listening taste is as broad as mine and they bring influence from all over the world it can really create something unique. If it sounds like something I've never heard before then I want to work on it!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm a very versatile musician and producer, I can't think of many genres that I don't pull influence from. For instance my guitar playing style is heavily influenced by Palm Wine music from West Africa but I also have trained as a bluegrass mandolin player. Having such a broad palette to choose from allows me to take the production of a song in a unique direction that listener, and sometimes the artist, wasn't expecting.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Producing and cowriting the album Norman by Ralph Waldo. It is not the cleanest album I've produced but I feel that the music that is on it is most representative of my music. It combines all my favorite influences from folk, to 60's rock, to Afro-Brazilian music to Americana.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm mixing some singles for Eva Cassel, producing an EP for Kathryn Hallberg, and working on a personal project!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: It's much easier for my to tell you which musicians are my favorites since I feel it all stems from the song and the producer is really just helping that song be realized. Here are a couple of my favorite albums: Nick Mulvey - First Mind Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon Beach Boys - Pet Sounds Sergio Santos - Africo Mingus, Ellington and Roach - Money Jungle
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I take songs from rough iPhone demo recordings all the way to completely produced, mixed, and mastered recordings!