Alex Newport

Music Producer/Mixer, Composer

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Grammy nominated music producer / mixer & film composer with 22 years experience - 2 platinum records with City & Colour, as well as seminal records with At The Drive-In, Mars Volta, Bloc Party, Death Cab For Cutie, The Sounds.

I'm a CA-based British producer/mixer, composer & musician. I got my start working with seminal artists At The Drive-In and Mars Volta.
I produced 2 records for City & Colour and mixed the collab album from City & Colour / Pink.
I'm Grammy nominated for my work on Death Cab For Cutie's 'Narrow Stairs', and produced Bloc Party's album 'Four', as well as recent records for Weaves, Tigercub, L.S. Dunes, Matt Costa, and The Sounds.
I specialize in pop & indie rock, but I'm open to all genres. I grew up working on analog tape, and although I like a lot of things about digital recording, I have an "analog" mindset - I like sounds that are punchy, saturated, er "warm". I don't often mix "in the box" - I mix using analog summing, through a vintage console. I think it sounds way better than mixing in Pro Tools. I use a lot vintage hardware compressors as I think they have a real depth to the sound & I also use guitar pedals in mixing, as well as a Roland Space Echo, spring reverbs, reamping and so on. I'm not a luddite or trying to be retro though. I do like a lot of things about modern production and try to combine the best of both worlds - analog/digital & past/future. Pricing can vary depending on number of tracks/songs, etc, so contact me to discuss, I'd love to hear about your project.
I also compose music for picture and have several short and feature length credits.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

24 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Bryce Styan
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    Alex was easy going, communicative, professional and made my song sound great! He's a very skilled producer and a pleasure to work with.

  2. Review by Rachel Lanskey
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    Alex was such a wonderful person to work with. He took my track to the next level and I couldn't be happier. In the past I had always mixed my own music so I was quite apprehensive about working with someone but he instantly put all my uncertainties to rest. I am so thrilled with how my song sounds and I am looking forward to working with Alex again.

  3. Review by Ted Bunny
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    Alex gets it. His ability to identify and emphasize a groove is top drawer. If you're tired of getting boring "technically" good mixes, get Alex on the horn. Recommend 10/10 👌. Thanks for a great mix Alex 👍

  4. Review by Nick A.
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    Easiest process I've ever had with mixing a song. Alex knew what the track needed from the beggining . A true professional.

  5. Review by Joey B.
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    Alex not only helped give more life to my songs, but took any feedback I had and quickly incorporated it into the mixes. I would happily work with Alex again:))

  6. Review by Marcel
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    Such a good experience working with Alex.
    His mix was spot on, totally understood the Song and what it needed. Surely not the last Song I'll ask him to mix.

  7. Review by Melanie M.
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    Alex is top notch! He truly knows what he's doing. I came to him with a song I had a rough demo for and he helped me flesh it out into a full, incredible-sounding track quickly. He has a creative ear and takes your music from good to great!!! So glad I found him and will definitely be pursuing more projects with him in the future!

  8. Review by robin g.
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    Really great experience with Alex. He's all about what's best for the music rather than just the paycheck. Definitely hope to work with him again.

  9. Review by Wonsly
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    I’d highly recommend Alex’s mixing work to anyone. He’s a pro, he creates a great sound and is super attentive with communication and understanding what you are looking for. I hope I can work with again in the future.

  10. Review by BRRDS
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    Firstly, Alex was a pleasure to work with. He asked the right questions; listened to understand what we were after; and then steered us in the right direction when needed. He got back to us promptly when we sent a message , and delivered the work on time.
    AND, his work was superb. He really brought our recording to life with the right amount of space, grit and sheen. Alex, thanks!

  11. Review by Paul J.
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    Always a pleasure working with Alex. He instinctively gets my sound within one mix. He has a very good ear and understands stylistic directions. Would highly recommend!

  12. Review by Paul J.
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    Another amazing job by Alex! Nailed both of my songs for my new dual single on Mix 1! Alex has great instincts and understands stylistic nuances that are very important to me. Definitely excited to work with Alex again soon!

  13. Review by Paul J.
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    Alex will help bring the level up on your music. Super professional and easy to work with. His mixing and production is sonically superior!
    Highly recommend Alex.

  14. Review by Paul J.
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    Wonderful working with Alex. Great vision as a producer and mixing engineer! Deliverables package was very thorough. Would highly recommend.

  15. Review by Erol O.
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    Very quick turnaround, highly professional, excellent communication, and great mix. I sent him a combination of tracks that had been recorded at home and in a local studio, and he was able to make my home-studio electric guitar tracks sound great and sit right in the mix. The mix was full, loud, dynamic, and nuanced with nice attention to detail that really enhanced the track. Highly recommend.

  16. Review by Mark A.
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    Incredible work once again!

  17. Review by Saskia C.
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    Alex is a total pro and went above and beyond with the brief - anyone who can somehow interpret our garbled notes correctly and then actually make it sound great is a genius in our eyes. Super pleased with the end product and hoping to be able to work together again soon!

  18. Review by Mark A.
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    Top Marks for Alex!

  19. Review by Aidan Z.
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    Fantastic person to work with, really put his own spin on my tracks.

  20. Review by Dylan Scott Mandel
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    Alex produced/mixed an album I worked on as a session drummer. We worked remotely (I'm in Philly, he's outside of LA), however it was seemingly like we were in the same room together. We collaborated on getting different drum sounds for different tracks for about a week; Alex has such a good ear and is super receptive to feedback. I had such a great time that I booked another album with him!

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Terms Of Service

Depending on availability, typical turn around time for mixing is 4-5 days after receiving tracks. I'm happy to do 2 sets of revisions included in mixing cost, further revisions may be additional cost

GenresSounds Like
  • City and Colour
  • At The Drive In
  • Bloc Party
Gear Highlights
  • Vintage Trident console
  • vintage compressors
  • tube compressors
  • Roland Space Echo
  • spring reverbs
  • analog synths
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