My name is Ben and this is an online portfolio for some of my work. I specialise in music production and audio engineering, from original music, working with bands and artists, live performances and stage crew, to teaching.
As a musician and producer, my passion is to work with all types of music. Currently I play bass guitar for Mike Moss, an original singer songwriter from Manchester and I have a solo alternative metal studio project called Jacob Messianic.
In a studio situation, I have worked with many bands in various roles from tracking and recording, through to full band production, mixing and mastering. Some of the highlights I have had the privilege to work with in the studio are Mike Sweeney of the Salford Jets and Rowetta from the Happy Mondays, as well as many amazing bands from around the country. Here are some of the portfolio items that have been completed over the last few years.
I am currently working with bands and artists around Manchester, from the analogue studio based at Cause2CreateAudio. As these projects are completed, I will share them and information about the artists themselves. If you would like to work with me, please contact me to discuss a project.
Sound Design for Video
As a private studio owner, solo musician, active member of bands and all round technology geek, I have found myself working more and more with photos, artwork design and editing. I believe that today's up and coming or diy musicians have to be able to present the full package when trying to establish themselves as recognisable and credible artists. In this current media age, music is no longer something that we listen to, but something consume in a visual way, therefore, we must have a visual element to back up what our prospective audience will listen to. Starting with images and photos and then working on to video.
As a musician, I find limited opportunities to get behind a camera so more often than not, any photography that I do is landscape, scenery, animals, abstract or object focused. But this then gives a base of original images for me to use and manipulate with in artwork design. I strive to make the working environment that we are working in, as comfortable and atmospheric as possible so that it can be used as a backdrop for imagery and video whilst still remaining a functional and professional recording studio.