Production and Mixing Services

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.

House of Cha Cha Gear List

Ben Rubin, Producer on SoundBetter

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. All About Me *bassist/producer/mixer/engineer* *political rock* Lower Power 2:13
  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. My Favorite Waste of Time *producer/performer/mixer* *dance pop* Marshall Crenshaw feat. Keva Hargrove 3:10
  10. Para La Paz *co-producer* *tango jazz - large ensemble** Emilio Solla y La Inestable de Brooklyn 6:22
  11. Bigment *producer/mixer/engineer* *jazz movie* Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran 4:22
  12. Werewolf *mixer* *mermaid music* Carol Lipnik & Spookarama 3:53
  13. Today Means More *producer/bassist/mixer* *country* Stripmall Ballads ft. Jolie Holland 3:19
  14. Molto Molto (excerpt) *producer/mixer* *jazz organ trio* Peter Bernstein/Larry Goldings/Bill Stewart 0:36
  15. Be Free *performer/producer/engineer/mixer* *punk rock* LOWER POWER 4:04
  16. NYC Unforeseen *producer/mixer* *jazz piano/guitar quartet* Bob Wijnen 6:07
  17. On the Other Side of Time *mixer* *space jazz* Caleb Wheeler Curtis 2:10
  18. Soul Eyes (excerpt) *producer/mixer* *vocal jazz* David Schnitter Quartet 1:15
  19. Bish Bash Bosh (excerpt) *producer/mixer* *jazz w horns* Dezron Douglas Quintet 0:37
  20. Fantasia *mixer* *electric bossa* Shawn Baltazor 4:29
  21. Beautician's Blues (Live @ New York Botanical Gardens) *bassist/mixer* *blues* Paul Josephs Blues Band 5:27
  22. Tried in the Court of Public Opinion *mixer* *jazz* Caleb Wheeler Curtis 1:15
  23. San Finx *mixer* *jazz large ensemble* Marcos Pin y Factor E-Reset 5:33
  24. 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

  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. All About Me *bassist/producer/mixer/engineer* *political rock* Lower Power 2:13
  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. Businessman Of The Heart *bassist/producer/mixer/engineer* *political rock* Lower Power 3:07
  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