GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Ben Arrindell began his career in the late Eighties by working in the advertising industry for Look & Co, a top NY jingle house, after graduating from the Center for the Media Arts in New York City. Within 2 years, he rose from Intern to Production Assistant/Staff Engineer. There, his dedication and enthusiasm for mixing drew him to stay after hours many nights, working to hone his skill as a mix engineer.
In 1991, his strong desire to work on album projects made him gravitate toward commercial recording studios. Leaving Look & Co, he went to work for Platinum Island and then Soundtrack NY, two major NYC studios, before starting his freelance career in 1997.
Since then Ben has gone on to work on albums which have sold millions of copies worldwide and received the most prestigious awards in the profession.
One of his first major clients was Gerald Levert, with whom he has had a working relationship ever since. Ben has contributed his particular sound to most of Gerald’s projects including LSG, the trio of urban R&B stars Levert, Sweat, and Gill.
Ben landed his big break by mixing LSG’s “My Body” which went multi-platinum worldwide. He then went on to mix Gerald’s next album Love and Consequences, with Mega Hits “Thinkin' Bout It” and “Taking Everything” going to No. 2 and No. 3 respectively on the Billboard Hot R&B/HipHop Singles charts. This led to opportunities to mix for classic R&B icons like Aretha Franklin, the OJs and The Temptations (he contributed mixes to Ear-Resistible which won a GRAMMY® for Best Traditional R&B Album in the year 2000.)
His understanding of a wide range of black music would lead him to also mix urban tracks such as “Crazy” for K-Ci & Jo-Jo and the Busta Rhymes/Janet Jackson smash hit “What’s it Gonna Be.” Ben’s mixes were instrumental in initiating artists such as Tyrese and 3LW into the mainstream music scene. He has lent his signature sound to diverse artists from Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Slick Rick, The Village People to Mary J. Blige, En Vogue to Kool & the Gang....
A high point in Ben’s career is to have mixed Yolanda Adams’ Soul Gospel Album The Experience which won Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album at the 2002 GRAMMY® Awards.