Alex J

Music Producer + A&R

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Producer/Engineer/Songwriter. Multiple Grammy awards+ RIAA certifications. Some big accomplishments include Despacito (Fonsi+Daddy Yankee), Natalie Cole En Español, La música no se toca (Alejandro Sanz). Currently working on a lot of trap+pop rnb records but I do it all. My team is ready to get your project to the NEXT LEVEL in ANYTHING you need.

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Interview with Alex J

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Definitely recording Despacito with Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee in my studio. There were so many magical moments during those sessions. Feel free to look up my interview on Youtube.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: My self-titled debut album of 20 songs as a performer and 3 indie projects.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Camilo Velandia, he's one of my best friends and probably one of the best guitar players in the universe.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. Equally important! I come form the big SSL Rock & Rap era so it is a MUST for me to sound loud & big even when recording music with tons of dynamic range.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: You'll get the best of the best with all of our focus!

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Allowing the vibe & space to take over and watch the ideas grow into monstruous tracks!

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Do you work with bands? The answer is YES!

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: People think I only work with superstars but that is not the case, I also work with very independent projects.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Are you ready to completely commit to the process both time & financially?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: If you're looking for affordable pricing, focus on our mixing & mastering packages. ($$$) If your looking for a custom approach with an entire team working in developing your sound to the next level & you have the appropriate budget for it ($$$$) then we're your team!

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: 1️⃣ Neumann U87 + Cable 2️⃣ Apolo Twin 3️⃣ Laptop 4️⃣ Distressor Compressor 5️⃣ Self-reliant power generator (you need to power all of it right?

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I've been doing this for over 20 years now. I started with a very humble little home studio with a computer and a sound blaster card. Let's say I came a VERY long way and really put in the work.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Musical, big & commercial.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Michael Jackson 🥺😇 He's the ultimate performer and musician for me.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Focus on the process, not on the result.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: I am very versatile, I've worked with all sorts of projects form metal, reggae & hiphop bands, EDM, Jazz, singer-songwriter projects & everything in between. It helps that I am a multi-instrumentalist and have been performing music since a young age.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Providing clarity in the development of the process towards the artistic vision. I will clear the path of any doubts for you.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: All of my years of experience as a professional musician and songwriter (UM Jazz Alumni)

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: On the music production side of things I usually work from scratch with the artist carving the musical vision from the bottom up. Here's my process: 1️⃣ Talk about ideas for the vision 2️⃣ Develop initial musical motifs /Lyric themes /Toplines 3️⃣ Once we get a solid foundation we work on polishing the main lyric/topline. 4️⃣ Once we carve the perfect topline we track it and we add harmonies/adlibs & other vocal fx. 5️⃣ Once Main vocals are ready I take some time to move into a music post-prodution phase and work onthe music on my own in order to get the instrumental to the next level. 6️⃣ Once I'm done I go back to the artist with what I have and we take a listen to the entire finished product and any last extra details we may need. 7️⃣ Once we have a winner we move on to give the track it's final sonic shape through the mixdown process. 9️⃣ One we have a winning mix, we move on to getting a commercial-grade master. 🔟 At this point the project is ready for publishing. In regards to mixing and mastering we have a very streamlined way to virtually work with clients all over the world through our "In The box" services inside of

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Noisematch Studios features an incredible setup: ✅ Console: SSL Duality SE (48 Channels) ✅ Conversion: Lynx Aurora (48 channels) ✅ Clocking: Antelope Audio - Trinity + 10M Atomic Clock ✅ Extra Outboard Gear: ➡️ BAE 1073 x2 ➡️ API Lunchbox w/ 500 series - (x4) 512c Preamps / (x4) 550 A EQ ➡️ Shadow Hills Mastering Comp ➡️ Empirical Labs Distressor Compressor x 2 ➡️ "La Bestia Roja" Custom Stereo/Dual Mono LA2A ➡️ Manley Massive Passive ➡️ Presonus ADL 600

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Basically anyone who's intentionally doing this at an elevated professional level.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Most of my work is producing songs or albums in conjunction with artists but I also run a commercial music studio which offers mixing & mastering services.


GenresSounds Like
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • Michael Jackson
Gear Highlights
  • SSL Duality
  • Ocean way HR2 Monitors
  • ATC scm25a monitors
  • Telefunken ELAM 251 E
  • lots of outboard gear & more.
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