Patrick Benson is a musician, tech, sound designer, and writer
Guitar Building & Repair, Sound Design, Field Recording, Synthesizer Programming, Audio Recording and Engineering, Guitar & Keyboard Rig Building, Logic Pro X, MainStage, Ableton Live, Video Editing, DaVinci Resolve, Creative Writing, and Podcast Production.
Degree in Music Recording Technology from Finger Lakes College in New York
Technician / Sound Designer – Nine Inch Nails (2018-Present)
Operated and maintained the entire keyboard, synthesizer, and guitar rig for Trent Reznor. The overall production required extensive programming and sound design for a large variety of guitars, synthesizers, keyboards, audio interfaces and controllers centered around Apple MainStage with heavy pre-production work achieved with Logic X, and Ableton Live.
Freelance Writer – Earthquaker Devices, Crossed Wires Blog (2019 – Present)
Published several articles on guitars, repair, gear reviews, and music for Earthquaker Devices blog and other online publications. You can view samples of my work here.
Production & Sound Design – Crossed Wires Podcast (2020- Present)
Responsible for recording, editing, hosting, and producing episodes of the Crossed Wires Podcast on the Night Shift Radio Media Group.
Guitar Technician – Beck (2018-2021)
Operated and maintained the guitar rig for lead guitarist Jason Falkner. His rig consisted of vintage guitars and amplifiers as well as an extensive pedalboard. The performance called for many quick guitar changes and some alternate tunings.
Guitar & Keyboard Technician – Morrissey (2019)
Operated and maintained the entire guitar rig for Jesse Tobias as well as keyboardist and guitarist Gustavo Manzur. The production required multiple guitar changes for both performers and each had an extensive array of equipment and instruments.
Guitar, Bass & Keyboard Technician – The Strokes (2019-2021)
Operated and maintained the entire rigs for Nick Valensi and Nikolai Fraiture. pre-production required some rig design and re-building as well as sound design and midi control via abletone live.
Shop Repair Technician – Uniform Music (2018-2021)
Responsible for maintaining organizing and maintaining the shop, daily tasks, inventory repairs and maintenance as well as clientele repairs and custom pedalboard builds.
Touring Guitarist – Tigers Jaw (2015-2018)
Performed guitar on a worldwide tour during the “Spin” album cycle. I fixed some guitars along the way I’m sure.
Guitar & Bass Technician – Guster (2015)
Operated the entire backline for Adam Gardner, Ryan Miller and Luke Reynolds. The production included extensive instrument changes for all three members with alternate tunings for every song.
Guitar & Bass Technician – Against Me! (2014-2016)
Operated and maintained the entire backline for Laura Jane Grace, James Bowman, and Inge Johansson on multiple headlining tours and support tours for Green Day and the Gaslight Anthem.
Guitarist – Polar Bear Club (2012-Hiatus)
Toured as a fill in guitarist until becoming a full time member in 2013 and recorded guitars on the album “Death Chorus” released on Rise Records.
Sales Associate – Guitar Center (2010-2014)
Worked in both the Union Square (Manhattan, NY) and Syracuse, NY locations as a sales associate.