Hello, I'm a Mixing Engineer. I paint with sound. I can help you fulfill the vision that you have for your song or project by taking the ideas and creativity that are in your head, and making them come to life sonically so that we can all enjoy them. I will help you fulfill your vision through to the very end of the process!
A little about me. I worked for a record label for 20 years before becoming an independent engineer. In that time the experience I got was invaluable and got to work with some great creative minds.
I would love to work with you on your next project! I would like to know what that vision is for you. I feel my specialty is helping others fulfill their visions, and I think I am great at that!
One final note..
Mixes are like paintings.
Sometimes you paint a picture of a sunset, but sometimes you paint a picture of what that sunset makes you feel!
Send me a note through the contact button above.
Reviews (2)Endorse Alex Rodriguez
Alex's professionalism is of the upmost level! I'm very impressed by his work ethic! That being said, his work translates into every detail of his mixes. I feel very fortunate to be able to work with Alex! He's made my experience as an artist, very comfortable. I highly recommend Alex for any engineering work!
Alex is amazing at mixing, not only that but his dedication to mixing went beyond my expectations. His devotion towards my project was always so positive and looking to make every song sound the best it could sound, plus he has an amazing attitude, making the workflow very enjoyable.
Highly Recommended *****
Interview with Alex Rodriguez
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I've really liked all the projects I've worked on. I pour my heart and soul into each and every one, so I feel that they all have a part of me!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Robert Hadley. He is my go to mastering guy, known him for many years! I always tell him that he makes my mixes sound like records!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love both mediums. However, lately for mixing its been totally ITB. I think the demands of todays world are taking everything in that direction. Stems, alternate versions, changes to the mix 6 months later, are all a breeze when you are ITB.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you feel comfortable with the person you are hiring. Their expertise is important, but how you connect with them is really important as well. They need to care for your music just as much as you do!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. My computer 2. UAD Apollo Twin 3. UAD Apollo Satellite 4. My headphones 5. A power generator....otherwise the other 4 things would pretty much be useless!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've always loved music since I was a kid. I learned to play piano, but quickly discovered I was a "behind the scenes guy" and hated performing. I got an Electrical Engineering degree and a job with a record label. I worked there for 20 years, and did everything from sweeping the floors to studio manager. The experience I received there was invaluable. Now I am a freelance engineer.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on all types of music. From Pop, to Latin, from Gospel to Jazz. Working with a record label for 20 years has given me ample experience.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical process is trying to fully understand your vision for the song or project. Getting your input is the most important part for me. What do you hear? What do you think it should sound like? Do you have any references? What do you like or dislike about the rough mixes. Only after I fully understand your vision, is when I can start my work.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I've always loved the work of Manny Marroquin, Chris and Tom Lord Alge, Mark Needham among many others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I feel my work as an engineer is taking your creativity, all those ideas that are in your head, and helping you express them to the world by capturing them sonically.