about Ben


 You probably Googled my name because you need a sound mixer and someone recommended me.

That’s great. A good sound mixer is hard to come by. Am I right?

Having a good sound mixer on your project can make everybody happier. Seriously! Think about what it’s like to have amicable, helpful people on a crew. People who work well together and value each other’s effort and contribution. Isn't it so nice when that happens?


When you have a crew like that, you have less worry about - less worry equals more happy.

That's why I keep getting call backs.

In addition to location sound mixing I also work as
-a voice over actor
-produce podcasts
-and edit for both sound and picture.

Thank You,






Zaxcom Nomad Recorder (AKA Big Boi Rig)
Zaxcom Nova (AKA Lil’ Bae Rig)


Zaxcom Wide-Band Microphone System
These wireless systems are great, they have on-board recording with Timecode. Even if someone gets in a car and drives 30 miles away their audio is still captured

Zaxcom Zaxnet IFB and Timecode Distribution
ERX3TCD - Wireless Timecode Jam and Scratch Track to Camera

IFB200 Zaxnet Transmitter/Receiver


DPA 4017b Shotgun Mic
DPA 4018b Hyper Cardioid
Sanken CS3-e Shotgun Mic
2x Schoeps CMC6-MK4 Cardioid Mic
Schoeps CMC6-MK8 for M/S Stereo (See fun video below)
DPA 4060 Lavs Mics for Wireless


PS - the sound is good. no issues there!
— Grace Kline (editor)
I’m going to put it in my contract that I only go on shoots with you😃
— Carrie Cheek (DP)


A Few Credits



Activate: The Global Citizen Movement

6-part Series on NatGeo (Release Sept. 2019)

Each episode focuses on a different issue tackled by Global Citizen’s goal to end poverty. Featuring world-renowned artists like Hugh Jackman, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Pharrell Williams; as well as grassroots activists around the globe.
Sound Mixer



Losers - Season 1 - 2019


Athletes who have faced bitter defeat are forced to take a look at their lives and make some big changes. What is the cost of failure and how does it change you?
Sound Mixer



Fyre Fraud - Documentary - 2019

Feature Doc on HULU

oof. What a mess… It’s just…like…such a bizarre scene. There are few things people like to watch more than a catastrophic failure, am I right? And Fyre? Well Fyre is just a perfect storm of schadenfreude.
Sound Mixer



New York Time magazine - Voyages

This special issue of the New York Times Magazine featured gorgeous images accompanied by an audio soundtrack so you could hear the photos. The entire issue had only one advertiser, GE. They sent me and a team from T-Brand Studios all over the world to record the sounds and stories of energy production and it’s impacts.

Released September 23rd, 2018

Sound Recordist, Mixer & Producer



Rest IN Power - The Trayvon Martin Story - 2018

6-part Series on Paramount Network

Emmy Nominated
A deep dive into the murder of Trayvon Martin and the trial of George Zimmerman. The Cinemart and Jay-Z team up again to fully explore one of the most galvanizing events in modern US history.
Sound Mixer



MoMA - Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker: Work/Travail/Arbeid


Can choreography be performed in the form of an exhibition? Dancer/choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker reveals new insights into the complex conceptual, technical, and physical labor that is essential to the practice of dance.
Sound Mixer



Dina - Documentary Feature

Winner of Sundance Grand Jury Prize 2017

Dina, an outspoken and eccentric 49-year-old in suburban Philadelphia, invites her fiancé Scott, a Walmart door greeter, to move in with her. Having grown up neurologically diverse in a world blind to the value of their experience, the two are head-over-heels for one another, but shacking up poses a new challenge.
Sound Mixer



Budweiser | A Dream Delivered | Folds of Honor

Doc-style Ad
Featuring Adam Driver

Folds of Honor w/ Budweiser surprise a the daughter of a US veteran with a full scholarship for her last year of nursing school.
Sound Mixer



Time: The Kalief Browder Story

2017 - 6-part documentary series airing on Spike TV.
Peabody Award Winner 2017
The first 2 episodes premiered @ 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Sound Mixer

Trailer Here



Gaycation - Season 2 - 2016

Multipart series on Viceland
2016 Emmy Nominee

Ellen Page and her best friend, Ian Daniel, set off on a personal journey to explore LGBTQ cultures around the world.
Sound Mixer

Orlando Special & Inauguration Special



Woman W/ Gloria Steinem
Season 1 - 2015/16

Multipart series on Viceland
2016 Emmy Nominee

At the intersection of violence and stability, of oppression and progress, are women.
Sound Mixer



Audio + Video

6 Minutes in the Gun Control Debate -SOUNDSCAPE

After the March For Our Lives event in New York City a group of protesters engaged in a heated debate with 2nd Amendment advocates. About 30 people, arranged in groups of 4-6 were talking over each other and attempting to outdo each other with stats, figures and hypothetical scenarios. I stuck my stereo mic in the middle of the various debates and I present to you 6 minutes of Gun Control debate. Presented with minimal editing. Best enjoyed with headphones.


This is the true story of why I hate skiing. While back country skiing in the Rockies a group of students decide to take the long way and end up skiing all night in sub zero temperatures.

Origin Stories- The Origin of Hiccups - Radio Story

Origin Stories is a production of The Leakey Foundation. A nonprofit organization with a mission to increase scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival. Since 1968, The Leakey Foundation has been awarding grants to scientists investigating the big questions about what makes us human.

We're sponsored with a grant from Wells Fargo Bank. Adept Word Management provides transcripts.

This episode was produced by Ben Nimkin and edited by Audrey Quinn. Music for this episode was provided by David Osit.

88 Pianos - Radio Story

88 Pianos were assembled in Lincoln Center by non-profit Sing for Hope.
Produced entirely by me.


Most Sound Mixers don't make a reel of their work - but I'm not like most sound mixers. Every bit of this video was produced by me.




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