House of Cha Cha, the production/overdub/mixing room of producer, mixer, remixer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Rubin, exists to create music, from the genre-bending to the pure, that moves butts and brains. Lacking musical boundaries, Rubin has produced and mixed hip-hop with Killah Priest, electronica with Karsh Kale and Mudville, jazz for the SmallsLive, Sunnyside and Ropeadope labels with Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran, Peter Bernstein/Larry Goldings/ Bill Stewart, Emilio Solla, Louis Hayes & Jeremy Pelt, JD Walter w. Orrin Evans Trio, Will Vinson, Tim Ries (with Nicolas Payton or Chris Potter), Harold Mabern, Scott Hamilton, Dred Scott Trio, and others. He has also guided artists as diverse as Marshall Crenshaw and Luther Wright and the Wrongs into the world of EDM.

House of Cha Cha is a full-service production room. We offer:

  • Production/Co-writing to generate new material or curate your existing material into full commercial record
  • Mixing Out-of-the-Box/Hybrid full large track-count records, through the Neve 8816 and outboard gear, or In-the-Box with today’s top plug-ins from Universal Audio and other in Pro Tools
  • Record overdubs, including vocals, on vintage mics and rare preamps
  • Mix Consultations and Mixing/Pro Tools one-on-one Lessons

No matter your genre (or budget), Cha Cha can bring your music to life, whether you require producing, tracking, mixing or editing. Rates are reasonable and based upon the specifics of your project.

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Producing/Mixing Reel

  1. Wicked *performer/co-writer/producer/mixer/engineer* *trip-hop* Mudville 4:27
  2. William *producer/mixer/engineer* *jazzz* Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran 4:50
  3. Businessman of the Heart *producer/bassist/mixer/engineer* *loud rock n roll* LOWER POWER 3:05
  4. Deja Vu (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *hip-hop* Killah Priest 3:53
  5. Someone Else *performer/producer/mixer/engineer* *trip-hop* Mudville 4:12
  6. Manifest (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *bolly-hop* Karsh Kale 6:09
  7. Duke *performer/co-writer/producer/mixer/engineer* *rock/soul* Mudville 5:35
  8. My Favorite Waste of Time *producer/performer/mixer* *dance pop* Marshall Crenshaw feat. Keva Hargrove 3:10
  9. Para La Paz *co-producer* *tango jazz - large ensemble** Emilio Solla y La Inestable de Brooklyn 6:22
  10. Bigment *producer/mixer/engineer* *jazz movie* Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran 4:22
  11. Werewolf *mixer* *mermaid music* Carol Lipnik & Spookarama 3:53
  12. Today Means More *producer/bassist/mixer* *country* Stripmall Ballads ft. Jolie Holland 3:19
  13. Molto Molto (excerpt) *producer/mixer* *jazz organ trio* Peter Bernstein/Larry Goldings/Bill Stewart 0:36
  14. Be Free *performer/producer/engineer/mixer* *punk rock* LOWER POWER 4:04
  15. NYC Unforeseen *producer/mixer* *jazz piano/guitar quartet* Bob Wijnen 6:07
  16. On the Other Side of Time *mixer* *space jazz* Caleb Wheeler Curtis 2:10
  17. Soul Eyes (excerpt) *producer/mixer* *vocal jazz* David Schnitter Quartet 1:15
  18. Bish Bash Bosh (excerpt) *producer/mixer* *jazz w horns* Dezron Douglas Quintet 0:37
  19. Fantasia *mixer* *electric bossa* Shawn Baltazor 4:29
  20. Beautician's Blues (Live @ New York Botanical Gardens) *bassist/mixer* *blues* Paul Josephs Blues Band 5:27
  21. Tried in the Court of Public Opinion *mixer* *jazz* Caleb Wheeler Curtis 1:15
  22. San Finx *mixer* *jazz large ensemble* Marcos Pin y Factor E-Reset 5:33
  23. I Could Have Danced All Night *mixer* *punk jazz* Walking Distance 5:10

Testimonials

“Ben Rubin is musician’s engineer because he is a musician first. He understands how the music is supposed to sound and can create that. The Cats trust him. Ben Rubin is the key to the SmallsLIVE sound and to our success as a label.”
Spike Wilner, SmallsLive label owner, NYC

“Ben Rubin is an exceptional sound engineer and always a pleasure to work with!! He is an excellent musician with great ears which means he can always be trusted to know what is happening with the music and to capture it fully! He is one of a kind!!
Peter Bernstein, SmallsLive recording artist

“As nice as he is talented, Ben is the complete package.  With good command over the music and the process, he respects the artist’s vision and focuses on the recording’s strength.  Working with Ben, it’s easy to see why he’s in demand by guys in the know.”
Gene Paul, famed Atlantic Records recording/mixing/mastering engineer

“Working with Ben was a great experience. A fine and open-minded bassist, he can speak the language of music and the language of technology with equal fluency. His patience and curiosity, his talent and exceptional ears make him an outstanding engineer to collaborate with. ”
David Berkman, SmallsLive recording artist

“Ben Rubin has the producing and mixing skills to lay down that sought-after New York Jazz sound. It’s great working together with him as he really pushed me to strive for the best result possible. Using his abilities to be creative, communicative and empathize with the artist, Ben really delivers.”
Bob Wijnen, Dutch jazz pianist

“Ben was really able to get the apartment smell out of our record.”
Walking Distance, Ropeadope recording artist

House of Cha Cha Artists, Musicians & Labels

Tim Ries
Johnny O’Neal
Mike Mills (REM)
SmallsLive Records
Orrin Evans
Ropeadope Records
Luther Wright and the Wrongs
Brazilian Girls
Killah Priest
Jon Irabagon
Doujah Raze
Steve Conte (NY Dolls/Michael Monroe)
Roy Hargrove
Louis Hayes
Ethel (string quartet)
Jeremy Pelt
Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/
Bill Stewart
Nicholas Payton
Cyrille Aimee
Brad Shepik
Dred Scott Trio
Scott Hamilton
Jim Campilongo
David Berkman
Joel Frahm
Walking Distance
Joe Magnarelli
Bob Wijnen
Harold Mabern
Alex Sipiagin
Ari Hoenig
Sam Harris
Buddy Cage
Michael Blake
Omer Avital
Rick Germanson
Eddie Henderson
Mauro Refosco
Will Sellenraad
Josh Lawrence
Johnbern Thomas
Luques Curtis
Eric Revis
Kenny Brooks
Danton Boller
Kush Abadey
Joe Saylor
Vicente Archer
Ugonna Okegwo
Joe Farnsworth
Dwayne Burno
Jason Brown
Josh Evans
David Bryant
Abraham Burton
Tim Luntzel
Rob Sudduth

Marshall Crenshaw
Karsh Kale
Jason Moran
Emilio Solla
Six Degrees Records
Seamus Blake
Sunnyside Records
Bruce Barth
Jason Lindner
Caleb Wheeler Curtis
Chris Potter
Tom Harrell
John Patitucci
Mulgrew Miller
JD Walter
Brian Charette
Daniel Freedman
Liberty Ellman
Perry Smith
John Hebert
Russ Johnson
Napoleon Solo
Aaron Parks
Will Vinson
Lage Lund
Kurt Rosenwinkel
MC Extra Cheese
Ben Wolfe
Peter Bernstein (solo)
Peter Washington
Lewis Nash
Jimmy Greene
The Former Members
Carol Lipnik & Spookarama
Mudville
Rodney Green
Frank Lacy
Neal Smith
Shawn Baltazor
Ralph Lalama
Marcus Gilmore
Hilliard Greene
Eric McPherson
Rob Garcia
Matt Aranoff
Marcos Pin Factor y Reset
Andrew Green
International Orange
Boris Kozlov
Nate Smith
Anthony Pinciotti
Victor Prieto
Tim Armacost
John Ellis
Alex Norris
Ryan Keberle
Anthony Wonsey
Richard Julian
Aaron Goldberg

Donny McCaslin
Rivers on Mars (Greg Tate & Avram Fefer)
Jolie Holland
Sam Parton
David Schnitter
Spike Wilner
Bruce Barthol (Country Joe & the Fish)
Ergo (Brett Sroka)
Tyler Mitchell
Ryan Kisor
Charming Disaster
Billy Drummond
Pete Rende
Ben Street
Joe Martin
Ben Monder
Otis Brown III
Kalman Olah
Hans Glawischnig
The Flail
Marcus Strickland
Gregory Hutchinson
Avishai Cohen (tpt)
Johnathan Blake
Ed Howard
Tigran Hamasyan
Jonathan Kreisberg
Matt Clohsey
Mark Whitfield (Sr)
Steve Wilson
Eric Alexander
David Hazeltine
Bill McHenry
Stripmall Ballads (Phillips Saylor)
Stacy Dillard
Tony Mason
Matt Brewer
Jim Rotondi
David Bennett Cohen (Country Joe & the Fish)
Grant Stewart
Dezron Douglas
Jesse Davis
Luis Perdomo
David Kikoski
Rene Hart
Mark Whitfield (Jr)
Paul Gill
John Webber
Terreon Gully
Philip Kuehn
Rudy Royston
Roy Blumenfeld (Al Kooper)
Xavier Davis
Marti Mabin
Eric Doob
Greg Douglass (Steve Miller, Van Morrison)
Jorge Roeder
Meg Okura
Willie Jones III
Theo Hill
Rashaan Carter

  1. Bigment *producer/mixer/engineer* *jazz movie* Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran 4:22
  2. Wicked *performer/co-writer/producer/mixer/engineer* *trip-hop* Mudville 4:27
  3. Businessman of the Heart *producer/bassist/mixer/engineer* *loud rock n roll* LOWER POWER 3:05
  4. Manifest (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *bolly-hop* Karsh Kale 6:09
  5. Someone Else *performer/producer/mixer/engineer* *electronica* Mudville 4:12
  6. Simple Ghilnooorty *producer/mixer/performer/engineer* *jazz meets nine inch nails* Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran 3:20
  7. Deja Vu (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *hip-hop* Killah Priest 3:53
  8. My Favorite Waste of Time *producer/performer/mixer/engineer* *dance pop* Marshall Crenshaw feat. Keva Hargrove 3:10
  9. The Hero Of The World *performer/co-writer/producer/mixer/engineer* *trip-hop* Mudville 4:29
  10. "Long Distance" - End Credits *composer/producer/performer/mixer* *film score* Ben Rubin feat. Michael Blake 1:19
  11. Be Free *producer/bassist/mixer/engineer* *punk rock* LOWER POWER 4:04
  12. Beautician's Blues (Live @ New York Botanical Gardens) *bassist/mixer* *blues* Paul Josephs Blues Band 5:27
  13. Today Means More *producer/bassist/mixer/engineer* *country* Stripmall Ballads 3:19
  14. Fantasia *mixer* *electric bossa* Shawn Baltazor 4:29
  15. "Someone Else" - Opening Titles *composer/performerproducer/engineer/mixer* *film score* Ben Rubin 1:39
  16. Pussy (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *hip-hop* Brazilian Girls 5:41
  17. Goodbye America *mixer* *light jazz/rock* Dred Scott 6:25
  18. "7x6x2" - End Credits *composer/producer/perfomer/mixer/engineer* *space western rock film score* Ben Rubin 4:33
  19. Doggie and Cookie *bassist/mixer* *jazz* Dred Scott Trio 6:46
  20. When I'm Writing (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *hip-hop* Killah Priest 4:30
  21. On the Other Side of Time *mixer* *space jazz* Caleb Wheeler Curtis 2:10
  22. Goodbye Blue Sky (Benny Cha Cha's Hee-House Remix) Luther Wright & The Wrongs 4:03
  23. That Lick I Invented *bassist/co-producer/mixer* *jazz* Dred Scott Trio 6:12