Alex Acheson

Pop/Electronic Production

48 Reviews (35 Verified)
Alex Acheson on SoundBetter

Hey there! I love to create pop music that brings people joy. With good vibes and a mountain of attention dedicated to your song, we can collaborate to make your project perfect. Check out my samples, and contact me to discuss your idea! I've worked with some very fun clients already, and I'm excited to add you to the list!

I love sound design, and creating the perfect atmosphere for a track is a high priority. Whether that means a festival-worthy EDM banger, or a stripped-back Bedroom Pop vibe, I'll make sure it feels alive from the first moment.

I work in Logic Pro X, and for editing vocals I am a ninja in Melodyne!

I enjoy close collaboration with people who have clear visions for their song. I'll ask you a lot about what you want it to sound like from the beginning, and if it doesn't rock your socks, I'll revise the entire thing as many times as it takes until we're both happy with the outcome! I promise we will both be proud of the end result :)

Credits include:
- Trey Strange
- Krtvi
- several artists who pitch for sync, including one who won 1st place in two categories in the Austin Songwriters International annual contest with songs we made together!

I charge $350 for my production services, which include production of a full track, vocal editing and production, and mixing and mastering. If you plan on using another professional for mixing and mastering, just let me know in advance and I can drop the price to $300.

I'm happy to make different length cuts or instrumental versions at no extra charge; great for pitching for sync!
I do ask to be credited appropriately for all my projects. Not sure how? Ask me!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

48 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Katherine N.

    Alex did an excellent Job. He created a great track and was professional and fast. He also did a great job editing and mixing vocals.

  2. Review by darío_malave

    Alex is fantastic! I seriously can’t speak highly enough of his production. I love how my song turned out. He’s also great to work with. Very attentive, easy to talk to, and he has a great feel for what a song needs. I will definitely continue teaming up with Alex. 10/10 recommend.

  3. Review by Jeanie S.

    Always a pleasure working with Alex. I have enjoyed every project we’ve worked on. And hope to continue in the future.

  4. Review by Paul Bennett

    Alex was great with the turn around and very good with communication!

  5. Review by Jeanie S.

    Another 5 star production from Alex!

  6. Review by Jeanie S.

    Another great experience with Alex😊

  7. Review by Jeanie S.

    Love working with Alex!!

  8. Review by Jeanie S.

    Love working with Alex! We make a great team:)

  9. Review by Jeanie S.

    Alex has a talent for getting these tracks to their very best level and I appreciate it so much as we more forward on this record!

  10. Review by Jeanie S.

    I love working with Alex ! It’s fun and the results are always great!

  11. Review by Jeanie S.

    It's great to work with someone who listens to what you're asking for and delivers!

  12. Review by Sonal Thakor

    Alex did a great job with producing an EDM pop track which I am pitching for sync. He was extremely responsive and took edits and feedback very well. He delivered better than expected. I would use Alex again for any of my production needs.

  13. Review by Jeanie S.

    Alex is a pro and sooo easy to work with!

  14. Review by Jeanie S.

    Alex is great to work with!!

  15. Review by Jeanie S.

    Awesome job with great turn around time!

  16. Review by Nikki Forbes
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    Alex is such a blast to work with. He gives great feedback and direction with a balance of encouragement while leaving space for artist creativity. He maintains a constant excitement for the track and his passion for production and creativity is clear. I highly recommend working with Alex on your next project.

  17. Review by Jeanie S.

    Always a pleasure working with Alex !

  18. Review by Jeanie S.

    Awesome work as usual with Alex!! He continues to deliver outstanding work and is SO easy to work with... He answers all my questions without delay...

  19. Review by Drew Tyler
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    Alex was incredible to work with! Really fun project, great communication which made it enjoyable for me to work on. Absolutely hope that we can work together more in the future!

  20. Review by Jeanie S.

    Alex did another awesome job with this remix. We added a different vocalist who put more emotion into this pop ballad and Alex took her vocal tracks and pieced them together to form an emotionally charged song. From start to finish this has every element I asked for!

Interview with Alex Acheson

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

  2. A: I helped a client get their song from demo to full-blown production in just about two weeks, with a number of revisions along the way. This song was interesting because it called for some horns, and I was happy to have not only come up with accompaniment parts and a solo, but to have played them as well! It lended the song a lot of authenticity and excitement, and I got to use my skills from music school.

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

  4. A: I bedroom pop song for myself, an acoustic pop song for a client, and remaking an instrumental version of a song for a different client!

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

  6. A: KZ Kova! She's an insanely talented vocalist and is great to work with!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital, because it's so accessible! I'm not a rich man who can afford an 1176 console, but I can definitely afford the emulation! And I can bring it anywhere I want on my laptop!

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

  10. A: I'll work on your song until you are happy, no matter how many revision we have to make. You will get a song you love!

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

  12. A: Being creative! Tracks are like puzzles with infinite ways to solve them! Some pieces don't work, and you get to try as many pieces as you can think of to fill up a chorus, and once it's finished, you can take a step back and you can tell that it's done!

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

  14. A: Customers ask me if their song will be radio-ready or streaming-ready, and my answer is YES! It will be checked against tons of references for loudness, clarity, and balance, and I will never send you anything that's not up to that standard.

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

  16. A: The biggest misconception about me is that since I make EDM I don't do well with ballads, slow songs, acoustic instruments, or other genres.

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

  18. A: What will you use this song for (sync, podcasts, background music, personal/commercial)? What inspired the song? What other artists sound like what you're going for?

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

  20. A: Don't be scared of the low price: I'm just starting to hire myself out and want to prove myself before I raise the prices, but I still deliver quality work. Listen to my music and decide for yourself, rather than just deciding based on the rates I charge.

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

  22. A: I love my Arturia AudioFuse interface, so it would be my first pick. Then my electric bass, trombone, a MIDI keyboard, and my Shure KSM 44 mic to record.

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

  24. A: I went to college for music education at CU Boulder in Colorado, and after graduating moved to Nashville, where I worked as a substitute teacher while teaching myself about songwriting, music production, mixing, and mastering. Once Covid hit, I started working remotely for Kris Bradley at Produce Like A Boss, where I was answering student questions and creating/editing content for the brand.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: My style is to focus on the "moment" of a song. There needs to be some direction, and a flow that leads up to the "moment", whether it's a chorus, a certain lyric, or even a background melody played gently. I make sure that every element in the song centers around that one "moment".

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

  28. A: GRiZ has one of the most pronounced and definable styles I've ever heard, and excels at both acoustic and electronic production. Working on something with him would teach me so much about how to blend the two together and really hone in on a unique style.

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

  30. A: Keeping breaths in lead vocals is important, but make sure you turn down their volume! Taking out breaths sucks the life out of vocals!

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

  32. A: I've worked on a lot, but pop tracks and sync music are my favorite. I like to make anything big like Zedd, to modern pop like Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, and Jon Bellion, or even more minimal stuff like Noah Kahan.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I make the most out of demos that I possibly can, and I'm great at interpreting an artist's intent from minimal-sounding demos. I communicate very well, and while it doesn't sound like a skill, I ask for guidance and direction when I need it. I would always rather achieve what the artist wants than hope they like what I'm doing with their song.

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

  36. A: With a deep knowledge of classical and modern arranging techniques for all instruments, from concert band to orchestra to a cappella choir, I know exactly how to use arrangement to convey feeling. Just about every song needs vocal harmonies, but arranging those harmonies can be tough, but I have been doing it for years. Brass layers are very different from string layers, and I have studied classical scores enough to know how best to combine voices for the desired style.

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

  38. A: I'll listen to the demo I was sent a number of times, sit on it for a bit and search for references based on my own music tastes and anything my client is aiming for. Once I have a concept, I almost always start with the drums. Once you get the groove right, the rest of the instrumentation tends to fall into place, whether it be guitar, ambient synth pads, or huge stadium-filling supersaws. I like to add details as I go, so I can capture all the ideas that come to me as they happen, and sound design sessions typically fall in the middle of production sessions so I can nail down a section before moving on. Then it's on to mixing! Most of my mixing happens on headphones, and I tend to be pretty fundamental with it; I stick to EQ, compression, and adjusting the volume of each track, occasionally adding other subtle effects. My masters go through rigorous processes with every tool at my disposal to ensure they are as competitively loud, exciting, and dynamic as can be. I test all my masters on many playback systems, like phones, headphones, earbuds, monitors, TV speakers, and car stereos.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I use a Shure KSM 44 into an Arturia AudioFuse interface. I have access to a baby grand piano, an upright piano, a Blueridge acoustic guitar, and a Fender acoustic with nylon strings. I mix on Rokit KRK5 monitors and AKG K240 studio headphones. All of this happens in Logic Pro on a 2013 Macbook Pro!

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

  42. A: I love Zedd, and his infectious, supersaw-based productions. Jon Bellion inspires me with his off-the-wall sounds and hard grooves, as well as his dedication to perfection. Combining the two approaches has given me a relentless drive for authentic drums feels, and high-impact choruses that make even slow songs make you want to dance!

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

  44. A: I take their demos and transform them into unique, syncable, radio-ready pop tracks. I try to give each song the attention it deserves, and make it shine with my own specific style of sound design and attention to detail.


I was the Producer, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

If you're not happy with the track, you can ask for as many revisions as it takes!

I take 0% of masters unless otherwise agreed upon; keep your masters, folks!

Gear Highlights
  • Shure KSM 44
  • Arturia AudioFuse
  • Logic Pro
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  • Two 1st Place Wins!May 10, 2023

    A client and friend of mine sent me the news that she entered a few of the songs we worked on into the Austin Songwriters Group International's annual contest for Songwriter Of The Year. Two of those songs won 1st place in their categories, one for Best Pop Song and one for Bare Bones (stripped down songs)!  

  • Peacock Placement!Sep 06, 2021

    A song I produced, mixed, and mastered just got picked up by Peacock! The streaming service added a song I made with my client Jeanie to their library. This being the first song placement I've been involved with, it feels pretty cool, and I'm stoked to see what other projects I can elevate :)