Production and Mixing Services

House of Cha Cha, the production/mixing/overdub room of producer/(re)mixer/multi-instrumentalist Ben Rubin, exists to create music that moves butts and brains, from the genre-bending to the pure. Lacking musical boundaries, Rubin has produced and mixed hip-hop with Masta Ace and Analog Players Society, electronica with Karsh Kale and Mudville, rock with Steve Conte and Lower Power, americana with Queen Esther and Stripmall Ballads, and jazz for the SmallsLive, Sunnyside and Ropeadope labels with artists including Donny McCaslin, Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran, Peter Bernstein/Larry Goldings/Bill Stewart, Emilio Solla, Louis Hayes & Jeremy Pelt, JD Walter w. Orrin Evans Trio, Tim Ries (with Nicholas Payton or Chris Potter), Harold Mabern, Jon Irabagon, Dred Scott Trio, and many others. He has also guided artists as diverse as Marshall Crenshaw and Luther Wright and the Wrongs into the world of EDM. No matter your genre (or genres), Ben Rubin and House of Cha Cha can level your music up!

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 a complete commercial recording
  • 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 Avid Pro Tools Ultimate
  • Record overdubs, including vocals, on vintage mics and rare preamps
  • Mix Consultations and Mixing/Pro Tools one-on-one Lessons

Whether you require producing, tracking, mixing or editing, Benny Cha Cha can bring your music to life, regardless or genre or budget. Rates are reasonable and based upon the specifics of your project.

Ben Rubin, Producer on SoundBetter

Producing/Mixing Reel

  1. Wicked *performer/co-writer/producer/mixer/engineer* *trip-hop* Mudville 4:27
  2. Celestial Message (feat. Ben Rubin) *producer/mixer* *hip-hop* Analog Players Society feat. Donny McCaslin & Orrin Evans 2:25
  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. Ain't No Storm *co-producer/mixer* *avant-vocal-jazz* Caleb Wheeler Curtis ft. Sarah Elizabeth Charles 4:39
  6. Someone Else *performer/producer/mixer/engineer* *trip-hop* Mudville 4:12
  7. Manifest (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *bolly-hop* Karsh Kale 6:09
  8. William *producer/mixer/engineer* *jazzz* Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran 4:50
  9. All That We Are *producer/mixer/performer* *black americana pop* Queen Esther 4:07
  10. Duke *performer/co-writer/producer/mixer/engineer* *rock/soul* Mudville 5:35
  11. My Favorite Waste of Time *producer/performer/mixer* *dance pop* Marshall Crenshaw feat. Keva Hargrove 3:10
  12. Don't Mind Me *mixer* *americana* Stripmall Ballads 4:12
  13. Para La Paz *co-producer* *tango jazz - large ensemble** Emilio Solla y La Inestable de Brooklyn 6:22
  14. Bigment *producer/mixer/engineer* *jazz movie* Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran 4:22
  15. Molto Molto (excerpt) *producer/mixer* *jazz organ trio* Peter Bernstein/Larry Goldings/Bill Stewart 0:36
  16. Goodbye America *mixer* *light jazz/rock* Dred Scott 6:25
  17. Dystopia *co-producer/mixer* *hard bop* Caleb Wheeler Curtis 2:39
  18. Be Free *performer/producer/engineer/mixer* *punk rock* LOWER POWER 4:04
  19. Gloomy Sunday *mixer* *vocal jazz* Rachel Eckroth feat. Sasha Berliner 6:27
  20. On the Other Side of Time *mixer* *space jazz* Caleb Wheeler Curtis 2:10
  21. Bish Bash Bosh (excerpt) *producer/mixer* *jazz w horns* Dezron Douglas Quintet 0:37
  22. Fantasia *mixer* *electric bossa* Shawn Baltazor 4:29
  23. Werewolf *mixer* *mermaid music* Carol Lipnik & Spookarama 3:53
  24. San Finx *mixer* *jazz large ensemble* Marcos Pin y Factor E-Reset 5:33
  25. I Could Have Danced All Night *mixer* *punk jazz* Walking Distance 5:10
  26. Beautician's Blues (Live @ New York Botanical Gardens) *bassist/mixer* *blues* Paul Josephs Blues Band 5:27

Studio Gallery

Testimonials

“I called Ben because I knew his aesthetic would be perfect for ‘Reckoning’. By weaving together the melodic lines I had written, I knew he could transform my piece into a compelling kaleidoscope of sound.”
Donny McCaslin, tenor saxophonist, UFO recording artist

“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, pianist, SmallsLive label owner

“Ben Rubin has been writing and recording songs and music since I’ve known him in high school! He has since then moved on to be quite the producer, musician and film score champion. He played incredible upright bass parts on my upcoming album, Mercy for the Angels, and would be a great addition to a variety of musical stylings!”
Patti Rothberg, rock star

“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, guitarist, SmallsLive recording artist

“Ben is an excellent engineer with huge ears and a great understanding of what any project needs, from rock, to jazz to you-name-it. I’ve had the pleasure of working with him in different settings and it has always been both a personal and professional pleasure. Always patient, always with a smile, always ready to add his expertise and taste.”
Emilio Solla, Grammy-winning composer and pianist

“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, recording/mixing/mastering engineer

“Working with Ben has been a really good experience and I would really like to continue working with him. He not only knows how to get good sound but also has a keen and versatile sense for music overall. He is very helpful in giving the performer his objective ear and wonderful in his tact in giving his assessments.”
Hilliard Greene, bassist

“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, pianist, SmallsLive recording artist

“Ben composed the score for my feature film SOMEONE ELSE, and played all the instruments on it, and produced and mixed it. The end result is a rich brew of moods and emotions and wildly varied sounds that pushes the story and the images to a whole new level. I couldn’t be happier with the music, and I couldn’t ask for a better collaborator than Ben.”
Nelson Kim, director, Someone Else

“Ben mixed like a pro, knew when to add and more importantly when to let something be. He let us get a little exploratory with awesome tape delays too! Would highly recommend.”
Nicki Adams, pianist, Sunnyside 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, pianist

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

Past Clients/Musicians

Analog Players Society * Tim Ries * Johnny O’Neal * Mike Mills (REM) * SmallsLive Records * Orrin Evans * Ropeadope Records * Luther Wright and the Wrongs * Brazilian Girls * Killah Priest * Sarah Elizabeth Charles * Lucy Woodward * Jon Irabagon * Doujah Raze * Steve Conte (NY Dolls) * Roy Hargrove * Louis Hayes * Ethel String Quartet * Jeremy Pelt * Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill Stewart * Nicholas Payton * Cyrille Aimee * Brad Shepik * Dred Scott Trio * Pat Daugherty * Scott Hamilton * Jim Campilongo * Jon Dryden * Drifter * Chris Lightcap * 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 * Matt Pavolka * Akiko Pavolka * Konrad Meissner * Shine & the Moonbeams * Art Hirahara * Christian Eumann * Ethan Moffitt * Russell Carter

Masta Ace * Marshall Crenshaw * Karsh Kale * Jason Moran * Emilio Solla * Six Degrees Records * James Maddock * Seamus Blake * Rachel Eckroth * Sunnyside Records * Bruce Barth * Jason Lindner * Caleb Wheeler Curtis * Chris Potter * Tom Harrell * John Patitucci * Mulgrew Miller * JD Walter * Sasha Berliner * Brian Charette * Daniel Freedman * Liberty Ellman * Perry Smith * John Hebert * Russ Johnson * Napoleon Solo * Aaron Parks * Will Vinson * Dezron Douglas * Lower Power * Jonathan Heagle * Julius Rodriguez * Lage Lund * Kurt Rosenwinkel * MC Extra Cheese * Ben Wolfe * Patrick Adams * Nicki Adams * Peter Bernstein (solo) * Peter Washington * Tim Lefebvre * 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 Aronoff * Marcos Pin Factor y Reset * Andrew Green * Akiko Tsuruga * International Orange * Boris Kozlov * Nate Smith * Anthony Pinciotti * Victor Prieto * Tim Armacost * John Ellis * Alex Norris * Ryan Keberle * Anthony Wonsey * Richard Julian * Aaron Goldberg * Michael Eaton * Rashaan Carter * On Ka’a Davis

Donny McCaslin * Theo Bleckmann * Erik Deutsch * Rivers on Mars (Greg Tate & Avram Fefer) * Jolie Holland * Sam Parton * Queen Esther * Jeff McLaughlin * David Schnitter * Spike Wilner * Bruce Barthol (Country Joe & the Fish) * Ergo (Brett Sroka) * Tyler Mitchell * Ryan Kisor * 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) * Mark Whitfield (Jr) * Josh Lawrence * Anwar Marshall * Chet Doxas * Steve Wilson * Eric Alexander * David Hazeltine * Bill McHenry * Mike Fahie * Stripmall Ballads (Phillips Saylor) * Stacy Dillard * Tony Mason * Matt Brewer * Dan Rieser * Jim Rotondi * David Bennett Cohen (Country Joe & the Fish) * Grant Stewart * Jesse Davis * Luis Perdomo * David Kikoski * Johnbern Thomas * Rene Hart * 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 * Chris Eddleton

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  1. Home In America *producer/mixer* *hip-hop* Analog Players Society x Masta Ace 4:23
  2. Reckoning *producer/mixer/engineer* *jazz meets boom bap* Donny McCaslin 3:15
  3. Rock The Block (feat. Ben Rubin) *producer/mixer* *hip-hop* Analog Players Society feat. Donny McCaslin & Orrin Evans 2:28
  4. All That We Are *producer/mixer/performer* *black americana pop* Queen Esther 4:07
  5. Bigment *producer/mixer/engineer* *jazz movie* Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran 4:22
  6. Wicked *performer/co-writer/producer/mixer/engineer* *trip-hop* Mudville 4:27
  7. All About Me *bassist/producer/mixer/engineer* *political rock* Lower Power 2:13
  8. Manifest (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *bolly-hop* Karsh Kale 6:09
  9. Ghost Town *producer/mixer/performer* *space music* Buzzed Armstrong feat. Josh Lawrence & Anwar Marshall 4:19
  10. Someone Else *performer/producer/mixer/engineer* *electronica* Mudville 4:12
  11. Simple Ghilnooorty *producer/mixer/performer/engineer* *jazz meets nine inch nails* Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran 3:20
  12. Deja Vu (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *hip-hop* Killah Priest 3:53
  13. My Favorite Waste of Time *producer/performer/mixer/engineer* *dance pop* Marshall Crenshaw feat. Keva Hargrove 3:10
  14. The Hero Of The World *performer/co-writer/producer/mixer/engineer* *trip-hop* Mudville 4:29
  15. "Long Distance" - End Credits *composer/producer/performer/mixer* *film score* Ben Rubin feat. Michael Blake 1:19
  16. Businessman Of The Heart *bassist/producer/mixer/engineer* *political rock* Lower Power 3:07
  17. Today Means More *producer/bassist/mixer/engineer* *country* Stripmall Ballads feat. Jolie Holland & Sam Parton 3:19
  18. "Someone Else" - Opening Titles *composer/performerproducer/engineer/mixer* *film score* Ben Rubin 1:39
  19. Pussy (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *hip-hop* Brazilian Girls 5:41
  20. "7x6x2" - End Credits *composer/producer/perfomer/mixer/engineer* *space western rock film score* Ben Rubin 4:33
  21. Doggie and Cookie *bassist/mixer* *jazz* Dred Scott Trio 6:46
  22. When I'm Writing (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *hip-hop* Killah Priest 4:30
  23. Goodbye Blue Sky (Benny Cha Cha's Hee-House Remix) Luther Wright & The Wrongs 4:03
  24. That Lick I Invented *bassist/co-producer/mixer* *jazz* Dred Scott Trio 6:12