Alex Newport

Music Producer/Mixer, Composer

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Grammy nominated music producer / mixer 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 an LA-based British producer, mixer, composer and musician. I got my start working with seminal artists At The Drive-In and The Mars Volta.
I've produced 2 records for City & Colour and mixed the collaborative album from You & Me (City & Colour and Pink) 'Rose Ave'.

I am Grammy nominated for my work on Death Cab For Cutie's 'Narrow Stairs', and I produced Bloc Party's album 'Four', as well as recent records for Weaves, Tigercub, Bleached, Moaning, Matt Costa and The Sounds.

I specialize in pop and 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 tend to have an "analog" mindset - I like sounds that are punchy, saturated, er "warm". I don't mix "in the box" in Pro Tools - 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 and 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 and past/future. Pricing can vary depending on number of tracks, amount of songs, etc, so contact me to discuss, I'd love to hear about your project.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Credits

Discogs verified credits for Alex Newport
  • Scum Pups
  • Skink
  • Various
  • Fudge Tunnel
  • Fudge Tunnel
  • Fudge Tunnel
  • Fudge Tunnel
  • Tubesurfer
  • Hillbilly Devilspeak
  • Nailbomb
  • Fudge Tunnel
  • R.D.P.*
  • Skink
  • Skippies / Sloy / Cut The Navel String
  • Nailbomb
  • Cut The Navel String
  • System Of A Down
  • Various
  • Trunk Federation
  • Above All
  • Various
  • Trunk Federation
  • Totimoshi
  • 3D House Of Beef
  • The Apes / Les Savy Fav / The Mars Volta
  • Approximation
  • Rydell / San Geronimo / A Rocket Sent To You
  • Cutlass Supreme (2)
  • The Pattern
  • Arkham
  • The Mars Volta
  • The Pattern
  • Ratos De Porão
  • The Pattern
  • Chore
  • Codeseven
  • The Locust
  • Fleshies
  • High Tone Son Of A Bitch
  • Fabulous Disaster
  • Various
  • Leopold (8)
  • The Washdown
  • Ikara Colt
  • Ikara Colt
  • Ikara Colt
  • The Break
  • Ikara Colt
  • Panthers
  • Ikara Colt
  • Brilliant Red Lights
  • Curl Up And Die
  • The Locust
  • Western Addiction
  • Kylesa
  • The Dream Is Dead
  • The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower
  • 400 Blows (2)
  • Nailbomb
  • Bullet Train To Vegas
  • The Wolfnote
  • Various
  • Die Princess Die
  • Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
  • The Sainte Catherines
  • Hello Fever
  • Dead To Me
  • Some Girls (3)
  • The Locust
  • Two Gallants
  • Two Gallants
  • The Prayers (3)
  • Meet Me In St. Louis*
  • The A.K.A.s (Are Everywhere!)*
  • The A.K.A.s (Are Everywhere)*
  • Die Princess Die
  • Freshkills
  • O'Death
  • Dead To Me
  • Pissed Jeans
  • Frank Turner
  • God Fires Man
  • Johnny Foreigner
  • Peggy Sue
  • City And Colour
  • Like Rats From A Sinking Ship
  • City And Colour
  • Doesitoffendyouyeah*
  • City And Colour
  • Bloc Party
  • Bloc Party
  • Bloc Party
  • Various
  • Grandfather
  • City And Colour
  • The Sounds
  • Rachel Sermanni
  • Pissed Jeans
  • City And Colour
  • City And Colour
  • No Devotion
  • No Devotion
  • No Devotion
  • Jon Bryant
  • Joy Opposites
  • Tigercub
  • Melvins
  • Melvins
  • Red Love (2)
  • Tigercub
  • Sepultura
  • Racquet Club
  • Various
  • Moaning
  • Estrons
  • Ramonda Hammer
  • Rhea (12)
  • Projector (3)
  • Projector (3)
  • Criminal Hygiene
  • Rhea (12)
  • The By Gods
  • Rhea (12)
  • Rhea (12)
  • Rhea (12)
  • Rhea (12)
  • Matt Costa
  • Rhea (12)
  • Moaning
  • The Mars Volta
  • Joy Opposites
  • Nailbomb
  • Nailbomb
  • Fudge Tunnel
  • Sepultura
  • Above All
  • Blöödhag
  • godheadSilo
  • Sepultura
  • At The Drive-In
  • The Icarus Line
  • Theory Of Ruin
  • Arkham
  • Ratos De Porão
  • The Pattern
  • Chore
  • Codeseven
  • Theory Of Ruin
  • Theory Of Ruin
  • Fabulous Disaster
  • Good For Cows
  • Leopold (8)
  • The Washdown
  • Numbers
  • Polysics
  • The Break
  • Panthers
  • At.The.Drive.In*
  • Brazil (4)
  • Ikara Colt
  • Brilliant Red Lights
  • Curl Up And Die
  • Facing New York
  • Taint (3)
  • The Locust
  • Western Addiction
  • Sepultura
  • When Tigers Fight
  • Numbers
  • 400 Blows (2)
  • Nailbomb
  • Bullet Train To Vegas
  • The Wolfnote
  • At∙The∙Drive-In*
  • Sabertooth Tiger
  • At The Drive-In
  • Ches Smith
  • 1090 Club
  • Die Princess Die
  • Two Gallants
  • The Sainte Catherines
  • Polysics
  • Hello Fever
  • Dead To Me
  • Coco B's
  • Taint (3)
  • The Locust
  • Polysics
  • Two Gallants
  • Two Gallants
  • Piebald
  • Meet Me In St. Louis*
  • Thema Eleven
  • Holidays Of Seventeen
  • Polysics
  • Die Princess Die
  • Jubilee (8)
  • Jubilee (8)
  • Modrec
  • O'Death
  • Peggy Sue And The Pictures
  • Dead To Me
  • Jubilee (8)
  • Death Cab For Cutie
  • Wires On Fire
  • Rudie Kay
  • Various
  • Volcanoless In Canada
  • Pissed Jeans
  • Smoke Blow
  • Frank Turner
  • So Many Dynamos
  • God Fires Man
  • Johnny Foreigner
  • Modwheelmood
  • 65daysofstatic
  • Stereo Alligator
  • Good For Cows
  • Lifecut:Review
  • Ches Smith & These Arches*
  • Gentlemen Of Japan
  • 65daysofstatic
  • 65daysofstatic
  • Peggy Sue
  • Kids Love Lies
  • 65daysofstatic
  • The Living Kills
  • City And Colour
  • Family Curse
  • Gay For Johnny Depp
  • Samiam
  • Like Rats From A Sinking Ship
  • City And Colour
  • Doesitoffendyouyeah*
  • Japanese Voyeurs
  • Organisms
  • Bloc Party
  • Black Swan Runners
  • Useless Children
  • Bloc Party
  • Bloc Party
  • Turf War
  • Grandfather
  • The Mountain Goats
  • City And Colour
  • The Sounds
  • The Computers
  • City And Colour
  • City And Colour
  • Blomst (2)
  • Blomst (2)
  • You+Me
  • Organisms
  • Fact (7)
  • Lieutenant (5)
  • Blomst (2)
  • Jon Bryant
  • Joy Opposites
  • Tigercub
  • Apeman Spaceman
  • Weaves
  • Red Love (2)
  • Casper Skulls
  • Joy Opposites
  • Moaning
  • Ramonda Hammer
  • Criminal Hygiene
  • The By Gods
  • The Pretty Flowers
  • Mastodon
  • Matt Costa
  • Rhea (12)
  • Gone Is Gone
  • Moaning
  • Mastodon
  • BRRDS
  • The Stone Foxes
  • Fudge Tunnel
  • Fudge Tunnel
  • Various
  • Fudge Tunnel
  • Fudge Tunnel
  • Fudge Tunnel
  • Fudge Tunnel
  • Sepultura
  • Fudge Tunnel
  • Nailbomb
  • R.D.P.*
  • Nailbomb
  • Various
  • Danny Elfman / Various Artists*
  • Fudge Tunnel
  • Various
  • Melvins
  • Above All
  • 16
  • godheadSilo
  • Various
  • Hillbilly Devilspeak
  • Knapsack
  • At The Drive-In
  • At The Drive In* / The Aasee Lake
  • Various
  • At.The.Drive.In*
  • Various
  • Ren Hoëk
  • The Extra Glenns
  • Good For Cows
  • Totimoshi
  • Your Enemies Friends
  • The Icarus Line
  • 3D House Of Beef
  • The Apes / Les Savy Fav / The Mars Volta
  • Rydell / San Geronimo / A Rocket Sent To You
  • Cutlass Supreme (2)
  • Theory Of Ruin
  • The Mountain Goats
  • Arkham
  • The Mars Volta
  • Kill The Messenger (2)
  • Ratos De Porão
  • The Pattern
  • Chore
  • Codeseven
  • The Infinite Xs
  • Theory Of Ruin
  • Fleshies / Toys That Kill
  • Theory Of Ruin
  • Burmese
  • High Tone Son Of A Bitch
  • Fabulous Disaster
  • Various
  • Good For Cows
  • Leopold (8)
  • The Washdown
  • Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez*
  • Polysics
  • The Break
  • Panthers
  • Brazil (4)
  • Brilliant Red Lights
  • Sabertooth Tiger / Blacklevel Embassy
  • Curl Up And Die
  • Various
  • The Locust
  • Western Addiction
  • Kylesa
  • Various
  • The Dream Is Dead
  • When Tigers Fight
  • Numbers
  • 400 Blows (2)
  • Nailbomb
  • The Wolfnote
  • At∙The∙Drive-In*
  • Sabertooth Tiger
  • At The Drive-In
  • Die Princess Die
  • Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
  • The Sainte Catherines
  • Hello Fever
  • Dead To Me
  • Some Girls (3)
  • The Locust
  • Two Gallants
  • Two Gallants
  • Meet Me In St. Louis*
  • Die Princess Die
  • Freshkills
  • O'Death
  • Dead To Me
  • Pissed Jeans
  • Frank Turner
  • God Fires Man
  • Peggy Sue
  • City And Colour
  • Cavalera Conspiracy
  • Like Rats From A Sinking Ship
  • City And Colour
  • City And Colour
  • Bloc Party
  • Grey Area* / The Reveling / The Copyrights / Luther (5)
  • Diablerie
  • Bloc Party
  • Bloc Party
  • Grandfather
  • City And Colour
  • The Sounds
  • Pissed Jeans
  • City And Colour
  • Various
  • City And Colour
  • Sepultura
  • You+Me
  • Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
  • Various
  • Jon Bryant
  • Tigercub
  • Red Love (2)
  • Sepultura
  • Samiam
  • Tigercub
  • Ramonda Hammer
  • The By Gods
  • Fudge Tunnel
  • Rhea (12)
  • The Mars Volta
  • Fudge Tunnel
  • Nailbomb
  • Nailbomb
  • Sepultura
  • Bloc Party
  • Melvins
  • You+Me
  • Sepultura
  • Sepultura

18 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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!

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

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

  15. Review by kylie smith
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    He is a talented and professional artist.

  16. Review by Colby D.
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    Alex is the best producer I have ever worked with in my decade recording music (4 major studios and 6 recording sessions). He is inventive, genuine, honest and has an incredible ear. He can get you to the sound you hear in your head or even better.

    On top of all of that, hes a incredibly kind and supportive human being. Whenever I had doubts about if my voice was sounding good or insecure that a lyric was cheesy, Alex was right there being reassuring and understanding. He made his home my own and it never felt like work while recording. I cant wait to work together again!

  17. Review by Ramonda Hammer
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    by Ramonda Hammer

    We love Alex!!! Our band recorded a full length record with him a few months ago and we beyond excited about the final recordings! Alex is something special to work with, from first meeting, through preproduction, and all the way through the recording process. Just a really patient, engaging, creative, and inspiring producer! Thanks for everything, Alex! Can't wait to work on the next one!

  18. Review by Lucy Sheehan
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    by Lucy Sheehan

    Three words for Alex - above and beyond. Alex is one of the hardest working people I've ever worked with. And as a skilled and experienced songwriter, lyricist and musician in his own right, Alex helps you get the very best out of yourself and your music.
    His passion and knowledge of music makes him a joy to work with and not only do I have great memories of the session, I also have two of our best tracks yet - recorded, produced and mixed by Alex. Thank you!

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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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