Producer and session bassist from Brooklyn NY. I have a studio in Park Slope where I produce, teach and record for different artists and companies around the world. I've toured internationally playing and singing, but my favorite place is in a pair of headphones, helping artists bring their ideas to life.
Many years of writing and arranging experience. Specialize in building entire tracks from small ideas. Multi-instrumentalist with endorsements from Warwick, DR Strings and Dave Smith Instruments. Writing horn and string parts for singer-songwriters, making the right chord progressions for a song, creating melodies or exploring harmony, and coming up with creative solutions to writing blocks for artists are some of the things I have much experience with. I also have the resources to put together a talented team of live musicians for a record, and the vocabulary to distill abstract ideas into concrete musical and engineering choices. I love working on the performance side of things, but I also spend a lot of time behind the console mixing and editing audio, and doing sound design.
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1 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Alex Hayes
I highly recommend Alex! We worked together on co-writing and producing/mixing a song, and he made the process very comfortable and fun. I had an initial idea for my piece, and he brought a lot of great ideas to the table to make it come to life. During the production process, he was very detail-oriented, attentive to my needs, and dedicated to achieving the product I wanted. I'm amazed at how many skills he has production and instrumentation wise! Can't wait to work together again.
Interview with Alex Hayes
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm a bass player and always approach a song from the groove/low end perspective. Rhythms to make you move.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: For my sounds I use a Dave Smith Prophet '08 Polyphonic Analog synth, as well as a Korg MicroStation. I have a variety of acoustic/electric guitars and basses, Groove Tube & MXL Microphones, Focusrite Clarett 8pre thunderbolt interface with ISA mic preamps.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm a fan of wide range of genres, so inspiration comes from all over the place. I like artists and producers who really make their own sound and get outside of the box, especially if they can still keep it accessible. Like Mark Ronson, RJD2, Adam Blackstone, Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Banks-Jamie Woon, Cornelius
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriting, Producing/Arranging, Engineering, Mixing