061 – Ben Jackson: Operating a Successful Home Studio, Drumming & Producing, Building Ableton Live Rigs for Major Tours
Ben Jackson is a Nashville based drummer/producer, primarily working in Nashville’s top studios, as well as touring with a wide variety of artists and songwriters in the country, pop and indie genres.
A versatile musician, producer and engineer, Ben maintains a busy recording schedule, playing sessions in the studios of Music Row, as well as his own East End Studio.
As a producer, Ben can be found working with singer/songwriters, indie artist, and up and coming country acts, as well as producing a wide variety of music for television/film sync placement.
Ben has recorded/toured with many of Nashville’s top recording artists. Some of his past credits include: Sister Hazel, Joe Nichols, Frankie Ballard, Greg Bates, Aaron Tippon, Ty Herndon, Jana Kramer, Jimmy Wayne, Jon Pardi and Steve Azar
In this podcast, Ben talks about:
Knowing recording gear the way we know drum gear
Taking the time to experiment with your recording gear
Understanding touch and tone when recording drums
Blogging, sharing information, building trust and community
Using Ableton Live, creating backing tracks, building rigs for other drummers/artists
Make genuine friends, don’t “network”