I'm a producer and engineer based in NYC with over 10 years of experience -- both in DIY and large-scale studio settings. I specialize in synth and guitar-based dream pop and indie rock, although I work on R&B and electronic projects, too.
I write, arrange, record, and mix. I can also do processing and effects treatments - ie run your existing multitracks through analog outboard gear and a modest collection of other gadgets and gizmos - or more specific work like editing, pitching, etc.
I’m proficient with Logic, ProTools, Ableton Live, and Izotope RX; I’m familiar with analog and digital workflows and recording to tape; I’m a good guitar player, and solid on drums and keyboards.
Reach out to show me what you’re working on -- I’d love to talk through how I can help!
Some details and highlights of my recent work:
* I oversaw audio production for the David Bowie iOS AR app
* I’ve composed music, ambiences, and mnemonics for clients like HBO, Virgin, and Spotify
* I graduated magna cum laude from NYU Tisch's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music , where I worked as a studio assistant for 2 years.
* my songs with my project Cutouts have reached 1 million+ streams, press coverage from Indie Shuffle, Melted Mag and Alt Citizen
* I have a home studio in NYC where I do 10-channel tracking and mixing
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
11 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Alex MacKay
Alex is a fantastic person, and a great musician! He takes very good care of the artist's needs as a producer. He listens and replies thoroughly, his experience lets him easily come up with solid solutions and proper direction of the song. Communication was excellent and the whole process was great, will definitely work with him again!
This is my second time working with Alex and as always, I can't be more happy than what he delivered. He's now my go to guy whenever I have a special song that I need good production on!
Alex is an amazing songwriter musician and overall a super kind person, it was my first time finding collaborators on Soundbetter & as soon as I heard his sample I instantly felt in love with his sounds & contacted him with no hesitation. Alex offered lots of great interesting ideas & advice on my song & we had good constant communication throughout. I was extremely happy with our final product, and I hope I'll be able to work with him again soon! Thank you Alex!
Alex is like Bob Ross.. but instead of colours, he's mixing sounds in a way that makes my music shine and breath.
Happy little details everywhere.
I'm so glad i've found him through this website.
Alex Did a Great Job. Great to work with!
It's super nice to work with Alex, he understands what you are looking for and works hard for it. Thanks!
I'm really happy how Alex understood what Sound i'm searching for. He helped me out with his creativity and production skills and made the Song sound amazing.
It's really a pleasure working with Alex. Super easy to communicate with and he perfectly actualized my sonic imagination. Can't wait to work on more songs together.
Alex is very creative, kind and professional! He did a really good and high quality production. I’ll be working again with him in new projects very soon. Highly recommended.
Alex has mixed 4 EPs of mine and I've already locked him down to mix my 5th, 6th, and 7th: @mutedcircus
Not only does he know how to use his tools -- which is critical -- but he communicates well, can clearly explain what he's doing and why, and even gives guidance on how I can do better next time.
He also has a fantastic set of ears. Which means he can hear things closer to how they actually sound, not how we wish they would sound. And that, my friends, is why we use mixing engineers at all and specifically why I use Alex :-)
alex is a long time collaborative partner of mine. i have nothin' but respect for his methods & the integrity he brings to his work. dude really cares about producing quality music and ensuring good vibes throughout the process