Author Archives: Ben

The Scrub Tool

Wherein Premiere becomes an instrument.

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The Scrub Tool

Wherein Premiere becomes an instrument.

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These Years

A second video from Emily Stewart and the Baby Teeth — Emily’s song “These Years”. Audio by myself, video by G. Harris.

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These Years

A second video from Emily Stewart and the Baby Teeth — Emily’s song “These Years”. Audio by myself, video by G. Harris.

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The Grand Ole Uproar

Greensboro’s The Grand Ole Uproar came in for a video session. Audio by myself, video by G. Harris.

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The Grand Ole Uproar

Greensboro’s The Grand Ole Uproar came in for a video session. Audio by myself, video by G. Harris.

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Company

Video of my song “Company”. Live audio recording and mixing by myself, camera and editing by G. Harris.

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Company

Video of my song “Company”. Live audio recording and mixing by myself, camera and editing by G. Harris.

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The Cumberland Ghost

Andrew Eversole’s album, the Cumberland Ghost, is a bluegrass album that tells a story of bootlegging and reincarnation. Check out the full album on bandcamp. Cumberland Gap On High

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The Cumberland Ghost

Andrew Eversole’s album, the Cumberland Ghost, is a bluegrass album that tells a story of bootlegging and reincarnation. Check out the full album on bandcamp. Cumberland Gap On High

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Sun Cult

Video of “Always” by Sun Cult. Live audio recording and mixing by myself, camera operators myself and G. Harris.

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Sun Cult

Video of “Always” by Sun Cult. Live audio recording and mixing by myself, camera operators myself and G. Harris.

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Root to Heart

I’d been playing bass with Emily Stewart for a couple months when she called said, “we need a video!”. This is one of the two songs we cut the next day. Audio production and bass was my job, video and

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Root to Heart

I’d been playing bass with Emily Stewart for a couple months when she called said, “we need a video!”. This is one of the two songs we cut the next day. Audio production and bass was my job, video and

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Laura Boswell

Laura Boswell and I recorded most of the music on this album in 2012. I was really happy to work on it because she’s got such an obvious talent. She writes her songs with both technical sophistication and a very

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Laura Boswell

Laura Boswell and I recorded most of the music on this album in 2012. I was really happy to work on it because she’s got such an obvious talent. She writes her songs with both technical sophistication and a very

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Gray Matter

The best I can describe this music is that it lives somewhere in the space between two guitar heros of mine: Bill Frisell and Ali Farka Touré. I’m playing two guitar parts and drums on this track (drums being a

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Gray Matter

The best I can describe this music is that it lives somewhere in the space between two guitar heros of mine: Bill Frisell and Ali Farka Touré. I’m playing two guitar parts and drums on this track (drums being a

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Another Song

I can’t resist an inconvenient pun. This is a song of mine called “Another Song”, performed and recorded by yrs truly on guitar, keyboards, drums, and vocals.

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Another Song

I can’t resist an inconvenient pun. This is a song of mine called “Another Song”, performed and recorded by yrs truly on guitar, keyboards, drums, and vocals.

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Roberts-Hirshorn: A Case Study

17 hours in to Monkeywhale’s 48-hour film, the script was a bust and we were about to call it quits. But instead, we did a quick turn, found a new idea, and started shooting Saturday afternoon. As footage started coming

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Roberts-Hirshorn: A Case Study

17 hours in to Monkeywhale’s 48-hour film, the script was a bust and we were about to call it quits. But instead, we did a quick turn, found a new idea, and started shooting Saturday afternoon. As footage started coming

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Amendment One, The Looper Version

In 1875, North Carolina amended the state constitution to ban “all marriages between a white person and a negro, or between a white person and a person of negro decent”. Let’s not go back there. An Earlier Constitutional Amendment on

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Amendment One, The Looper Version

In 1875, North Carolina amended the state constitution to ban “all marriages between a white person and a negro, or between a white person and a person of negro decent”. Let’s not go back there. An Earlier Constitutional Amendment on

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Vote Against Amendment One

Recorded and co-produced the audio for Laurelyn Dossett’s Vote Against Amendment One. The video was created by Monkeywhale’s Harvey K. Robinson. I got to work with some of Greensboro’s best musicians — thank you! Audio version: Amendment One on Soundcloud

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Vote Against Amendment One

Recorded and co-produced the audio for Laurelyn Dossett’s Vote Against Amendment One. The video was created by Monkeywhale’s Harvey K. Robinson. I got to work with some of Greensboro’s best musicians — thank you! Audio version: Amendment One on Soundcloud

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Radio-Friendly Robot

Released Radio-Friendly Robot, an album of Modern Robot tracks compiled from several different shows. Listen and watch the album: movies on YouTube Listen and buy the album: album on bandcamp Find out more: modernrobot.net

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Radio-Friendly Robot

Released Radio-Friendly Robot, an album of Modern Robot tracks compiled from several different shows. Listen and watch the album: movies on YouTube Listen and buy the album: album on bandcamp Find out more: modernrobot.net

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A Trip West

On a recent trip, I stayed with a couple that had grown up as next-door kids in rural Michigan. While watching 8mm films they had just digitized, we heard stories of ponds, silos, tractors, and growing up on the family

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A Trip West

On a recent trip, I stayed with a couple that had grown up as next-door kids in rural Michigan. While watching 8mm films they had just digitized, we heard stories of ponds, silos, tractors, and growing up on the family

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Sound Reproduction

Show 16: Sound Reproduction “For use as part of a talking picture, the sound to accompany the photographed action must be recorded for reproduction when the picture is shown.” Recorded January 19, 2011 Download from bandcamp Like our first album

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Sound Reproduction

Show 16: Sound Reproduction “For use as part of a talking picture, the sound to accompany the photographed action must be recorded for reproduction when the picture is shown.” Recorded January 19, 2011 Download from bandcamp Like our first album

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Wizard of Oz

From October 2011 to January 2012, performed a virtual orchestra for the national tour of the Wizard of Oz. Show website: wizardofozontour.com

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Wizard of Oz

From October 2011 to January 2012, performed a virtual orchestra for the national tour of the Wizard of Oz. Show website: wizardofozontour.com

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Master None

Recorded two of the tracks on the Elkbellows (i.e. Mike O’Malley) EP Master None. Added guitar and trombone to tracks and mastered the album. Bartlett Hot Bullshit Get the album: Master None on bandcamp

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Master None

Recorded two of the tracks on the Elkbellows (i.e. Mike O’Malley) EP Master None. Added guitar and trombone to tracks and mastered the album. Bartlett Hot Bullshit Get the album: Master None on bandcamp

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John Wicks Live

Mixed and mastered a live show album for John Wicks and the Records. Starry Eyes Website: www.johnwicksandtherecords.com

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John Wicks Live

Mixed and mastered a live show album for John Wicks and the Records. Starry Eyes Website: www.johnwicksandtherecords.com

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The Age of Machines

Show 12: The Age of Machines “This is the keyboard of modern shorthand machinery. The operator strikes a key on the keyboard as if playing a chord on a piano.” Recorded November 9, 2010 Download from bandcamp It’s a cliché

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The Age of Machines

Show 12: The Age of Machines “This is the keyboard of modern shorthand machinery. The operator strikes a key on the keyboard as if playing a chord on a piano.” Recorded November 9, 2010 Download from bandcamp It’s a cliché

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Half a Man

Two guys that look like me play a version of Willie Nelson’s Half a Man.

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Half a Man

Two guys that look like me play a version of Willie Nelson’s Half a Man.

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HGTR Living Room

Demo mixes and mastering for Holy Ghost Tent Revival’s unreleased album, The Living Room Sessions. Shadow Rag Hopelessly Website: www.holyghosttentrevival.com

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HGTR Living Room

Demo mixes and mastering for Holy Ghost Tent Revival’s unreleased album, The Living Room Sessions. Shadow Rag Hopelessly Website: www.holyghosttentrevival.com

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Molly Miller, 2011

An ongoing project, these are the first tracks of an album by Molly Miller (formerly of Amelia’s Mechanics). As well as recording, you can also find me playing guitar, banjo, keyboards, and all sorts of things on these tracks. Zeke

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Molly Miller, 2011

An ongoing project, these are the first tracks of an album by Molly Miller (formerly of Amelia’s Mechanics). As well as recording, you can also find me playing guitar, banjo, keyboards, and all sorts of things on these tracks. Zeke

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Music For “Inside Job”

Music written by There Is Now Creature Music for Harvey K. Robinson’s movie for the 48 Hour Film Project, summer of 2011. My Mind Radio News Scrapes Man-o-War Scabs Duet Scarabs Desperate Vertigo Bam Bam Lucky Day Musicians: Matty Sheets,

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Music For “Inside Job”

Music written by There Is Now Creature Music for Harvey K. Robinson’s movie for the 48 Hour Film Project, summer of 2011. My Mind Radio News Scrapes Man-o-War Scabs Duet Scarabs Desperate Vertigo Bam Bam Lucky Day Musicians: Matty Sheets,

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Martha on Kickstarter

With Pat Lawrence, recorded and edited Martha Bassett’s kickstarter campaign video. We raised almost $11,000 for production of the album The Goodbye Party. Watch on kickstarter

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Martha on Kickstarter

With Pat Lawrence, recorded and edited Martha Bassett’s kickstarter campaign video. We raised almost $11,000 for production of the album The Goodbye Party. Watch on kickstarter

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In the Sweet By and By

Recorded, mixed, and mastered Martha Bassett’s album, In the Sweet By and By. This was a limited release of gospel songs made for contributers to Martha’s kickstarter campaign. Co-produced the album with Martha and played banjo on some tracks. The

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In the Sweet By and By

Recorded, mixed, and mastered Martha Bassett’s album, In the Sweet By and By. This was a limited release of gospel songs made for contributers to Martha’s kickstarter campaign. Co-produced the album with Martha and played banjo on some tracks. The

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The Goodbye Party

Helped record and mix Martha’s album, The Goodbye Party. Played keyboards, guitar, banjo, and co-wrote the track “The Goodbye Party”. The Goodbye Party Home Buy the album: The Goodbye Party on iTunes Martha’s website: www.marthabassett.com

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The Goodbye Party

Helped record and mix Martha’s album, The Goodbye Party. Played keyboards, guitar, banjo, and co-wrote the track “The Goodbye Party”. The Goodbye Party Home Buy the album: The Goodbye Party on iTunes Martha’s website: www.marthabassett.com

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Daphne Nichols

Demo tracks for Winston-Salem singer/songwriter Daphne Nichols. Adultery Tiny Website: daphnenichols.com

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Daphne Nichols

Demo tracks for Winston-Salem singer/songwriter Daphne Nichols. Adultery Tiny Website: daphnenichols.com

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James Marshall Owen

Recorded tracks for JMO and helped assemble the album Gate City Get Up. Red Eyes Return of the Grievous Angel Download the album: Gate City Get Up on bandcamp About the album: Gate City Get Up article Website: www.jamesmarshallowen.com

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James Marshall Owen

Recorded tracks for JMO and helped assemble the album Gate City Get Up. Red Eyes Return of the Grievous Angel Download the album: Gate City Get Up on bandcamp About the album: Gate City Get Up article Website: www.jamesmarshallowen.com

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Early To Rise

I had Brian Haran of Fret Sounds Guitars revamp on old Silvertone guitar, one I’d gotten for $15, some ten years ago, and I used it to record this moody texture. Early To Rise

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Early To Rise

I had Brian Haran of Fret Sounds Guitars revamp on old Silvertone guitar, one I’d gotten for $15, some ten years ago, and I used it to record this moody texture. Early To Rise

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Just To Slow Down

An original song of mine, recorded at a time when this is all I wanted to do. I’m singing as well as playing guitar, banjo, and keyboard parts. Looking at the bounces, the first name for this song was “Flu”.

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Just To Slow Down

An original song of mine, recorded at a time when this is all I wanted to do. I’m singing as well as playing guitar, banjo, and keyboard parts. Looking at the bounces, the first name for this song was “Flu”.

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Good Ol’ Girls

Mixed the original cast album, plus a little music production. Late Date Website: Good Ol’ Girls

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Good Ol’ Girls

Mixed the original cast album, plus a little music production. Late Date Website: Good Ol’ Girls

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Flush the Toilet

Added a piano track to the Baron von Rumblebuss track Flush the Toilet. It’s important, you know! Flush the Toilet Website: www.rumblebuss.com

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Flush the Toilet

Added a piano track to the Baron von Rumblebuss track Flush the Toilet. It’s important, you know! Flush the Toilet Website: www.rumblebuss.com

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India

Music production for a show based on the music of A. R. Rahman, designed by Franco Dragone Entertainment Group . Kaanta Corner Credits: overdub recording, mixing, mastering, co-writer and production of Kaanta

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India

Music production for a show based on the music of A. R. Rahman, designed by Franco Dragone Entertainment Group . Kaanta Corner Credits: overdub recording, mixing, mastering, co-writer and production of Kaanta

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Touring Shows

Programming and support for various touring shows: Annie National tour: 2007, 2008, 2009 See on YouTube: Maybe Hard Knock Life The Wizard of Oz National tour: 2008, 2009 Oliver National tour: 2008 The Producers National tour: 2009 Camelot National tour:

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Touring Shows

Programming and support for various touring shows: Annie National tour: 2007, 2008, 2009 See on YouTube: Maybe Hard Knock Life The Wizard of Oz National tour: 2008, 2009 Oliver National tour: 2008 The Producers National tour: 2009 Camelot National tour:

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Programming, setup, and training for the 2007 and 2008 national tours of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Programming, setup, and training for the 2007 and 2008 national tours of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

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Wonderful Town

Virtual orchestra setup, rehearsals, and training for the 2006-2007 national tour of Wonderful Town. Photos: see on flickr

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Wonderful Town

Virtual orchestra setup, rehearsals, and training for the 2006-2007 national tour of Wonderful Town. Photos: see on flickr

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Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell III

Affectionatly known as “Tap Out of Hell”. With others at Notion, I set up and performed orchestral augmentation for the first shows of Meat Loaf’s 2006-2007 tour promoting his new album, Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose.

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Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell III

Affectionatly known as “Tap Out of Hell”. With others at Notion, I set up and performed orchestral augmentation for the first shows of Meat Loaf’s 2006-2007 tour promoting his new album, Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose.

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The Embius Trio

Jazz/funk/organ trio with Brian Baggett and Matt Miner. The Monster The Horse Credits: Organ, Co-producer for UTLX 422322, graphic design

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The Embius Trio

Jazz/funk/organ trio with Brian Baggett and Matt Miner. The Monster The Horse Credits: Organ, Co-producer for UTLX 422322, graphic design

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Einstein Electric

A long time ago in a land far, far away — a band called Einstein Electric. This is from our album, The Cosmic Imperative. The Cosmic Imperative Flying Pann Credits: producer, writer for “Flying Pann”, keyboards, album design

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Einstein Electric

A long time ago in a land far, far away — a band called Einstein Electric. This is from our album, The Cosmic Imperative. The Cosmic Imperative Flying Pann Credits: producer, writer for “Flying Pann”, keyboards, album design

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