The two winners of the Pro Tools Expert February competition are Benjamin James and Ryan Profitt. Both winners receive a copy of Slapper, the multi-tap delay plug-in by The Cargo Cult. Congratulations to you both.
Benjamin James is an English music producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently working out of Saigon in Vietnam. Having graduated from university with a degree specialising in guitar his path led him to form the band 'Bitter Ruin’ with whom he toured internationally. Their debut and self-produced album ‘Waves’ (2014) received rave reviews from national press and regular plays on BBC R1, BBC 6Music and XFM. Now as a producer, he helps other artists achieve their musical ambitions, thriving off the shared creativity found in the production process and developing his skill every step of the way.
Ryan is a drummer for Blindside Drop, an alternative rock band. He has been their drummer for two years, and the band looks forward to the release of their second EP this spring. Ryan is also a recent graduate from the Lexington School for the Recording Arts where he was introduced to the world of audio engineering. The school taught Ryan how to work with ProTools in order to obtain the best sound possible. He really enjoys utilizing this software while working on various projects.