Alexx Nielsen

Producer // Engineer

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Looking to provide the best engineering experience in the LA area, fast and reliable with years of working in world class recording studios.

Recording/Mix Engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA.

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Interview with Alexx Nielsen

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

  2. A: the most recent release that I did with my friend Abi Nav titled "Devil With No Name" I was a producer as well as the recording and mix engineer and I think that we released an absolute banger of a project after hours and hours of vocal editing and re-recording instruments and arrangement changes. The story and the emotion of the song, I feel, all come across clearly and are supported by the music and mix.

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

  4. A: Producing and mixing Singles and EPs set to release later this rear

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

  6. A: I promise to bring your record(s) to a commercial level and sound while maintaining the heart of the music.

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

  8. A: I love the feeling of euphoria that sets in when a mix is close and you start to feel yourself nodding along and moving with the music

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

  10. A: most frequently asked question I get is

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

  12. A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that everything can be fixed in the mix. while yes technology has come a far way and lots of things like pitch and timing are easily fixable in various softwares. still nothing beats a good performance and a quality recording.

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

  14. A: First and foremost, what kind of music do you make? What are some of your inspirations both musically and non-musically behind the music? What kinds of playlists and listeners are you trying to reach? Do you have stems, Fully split out instruments, or just a 2-track beat and a vocal? I love to work with all What are some reference tracks that you would want me to hear? (E.g. "I want the Lead Vox to sound like Drake on Money in the Grave and the Drums to sound like an Aminé song")

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

  16. A: I would say that you usually get what you pay for in this industry, while it is unfortunately an exponential scale in price, the people who really know what they are doing charge as much as they do because

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

  18. A: my laptop, my interface, and my speakers are all I need. audio software has come so far in the past 20 years that you can make hit records on a laptop and crappy speakers.

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

  20. A: My career path started young when I realized that there were whole teams of people that actually made music sound the way it does. I was instantly entranced by the way I could manipulate the sound of my drums and make them speak clearly when I recorded them for the first time in my parents basement at the age of 14. since then my main focus in life has been to be as good at making music speak clearly as it possibly could.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: my style would be described as Hard Hitting drums and bass and a clear vocal to make you want to turn up the stereo and dance.

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

  24. A: I would love to work with Kendrick Lamar in my life time. His music and

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

  26. A: My biggest music production tip is to spend the time and effort and money to record something properly form the jump. it will only make the process of mixing, mastering, and releasing a song easier.

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

  28. A: I would say the type of music that I usually work on is equally split between Pop-Rock and Pop-RnB.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: my strongest skill is that I am a try hard at everything that I do. I always thought "what's the point of doing something if you're not going to do it to the best of your abilities?" and that is the mindset that I carry into every day.

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

  32. A: I bring years of musical and audio training to every mix.

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

  34. A: Typically I decide on what is going to be the soul of the track and build around that, for most pop/Hip-Hop/RnB that is the lead vocal. making sure that sounds pristine first. Then building around that in almost all modern forms of music you want the drums and bass to really hit. thats what's gonna make people move and dance and sing in the car is when they can hear the lyrics and feel the music.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: in my space I have a treated room with barefoot footprint01s that are clear and trusted by many professionals, and a whole host of professional plug-in bundles to handle any project. I also quite frequently work out of larger spaces in High end recording studios that have anything that I could ever need to get your project sounding Streaming Ready.

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

  38. A: I am inspired everyday by all of the artists that I work with. Each of them have such a unique and beautiful story to tell and I want to help and facilitate them in the process of expressing themselves and telling their story in any way I can.

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

  40. A: For the most part I am a recording engineer focused on making the record sound as good as possible at the beginning of the process, and a lot of times that means less work needs to be done on the back end in the mix and mastering stages.

  41. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  42. A: digital. yes there is something to say about the love for analog gear, but it isn't essential to make a hit record anymore. you have far more control over the sound in the digital realm

Nirvana by Bri Joi

I was the Recording Engineer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Adekunle Gold
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools Ultimate
  • Barefoot Footprint 01 studio monitors
  • Warm Audio 251
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