Benedict is a Mix Engineer, Record Producer and Composer with over 30+ years’ experience, 100+ albums and awards for film (and game) scores.
I grew up in a music al house. My Father (Guild Hall London, Cathedral Organist, Choirmaster Harpsichord) was playing Bach, Scarlatti, Palestrina, Handel, Mahler on his valve Hi-Fi, harpsichords and clavichords he built for sale. Whilst I was trying to listen to Deep Purple & Duran Duran with those terrible orange foam headphones we all had in the 80’s. All that music soaked in.
I left school wanting to be a Record Producer, like Alan Parsons. I trained for a while in a small commercial recording studio making jingles for regional AM Radio station. Not as sexy as the people I knew in Indie band studios, but I learned the value of working quickly, finishing & publishing.
I trained myself with synths seeing I noticed others in the studio were afraid of them. It was only a matter of time before I started writing my own material to give purpose to my activity. A couple of years and cassette releases later I had calls from several Indie record labels (with distribution to Majors).
VST became the thing and it wasn’t long before I was making my own VST synths & effects. For some years I ran my own line called SynthStudio Pack which became reasonably well known.
Mostly these days I focus on Mixing and Artist Development. I have a very strong belief in getting the basics right as no building stands well on poor foundations.