Experienced music producer with a strong musical background.
Hi! I'm a Producer/songwriter living in Nashville. I studied jazz guitar at the University of Michigan while writing and producing pop songs for myself and friends. If you are a songwriter, I can help you make a clean, professional sounding demo for an affordable price. I specialize in pop and singer/songwriter music.
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Interview with Alex Meingast
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I just finished an E.P. of my own called "Love" (out soon). I am proud of it because it is the best music I have ever made, I think. I wrote, performed, produced, and mixed it.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: An E.P. of my own called "Keep on Going".
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Drew Gilbert did a good job mastering some of my tracks.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. It's cheaper, more convenient, and the sound discrepancy is not all that great.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Your song will be shown in the best possible light, whether that is as a demo or as a releasable recording.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love making music and providing a good product for clients.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They often ask me to change something about a song or about the way I'm playing. I say ok!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think that most people don't know that I do everything on my records except mastering.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What level recording are you looking for. Demo or finished product? What style should the song be?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to the recordings they have already done. If they sound good, it is likely your recording will too.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Rode NT1-A, Acoustic guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Midi Controller
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied Jazz Guitar in college and played and taught professionally during that time. I have been writing and producing music for myself and others for the past 6 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: The Beatles mixed with Kanye West mixed with Ed Sheeran.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Right now I would love to work with Billie Eilish. I love her style and she is on the top of her game!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep it simple!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Attention to detail.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I will work hard to show your song in the best light possible. It will sound professional and clear.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Once I have heard the song, I try and get a sense for what the arrangement should be, and then set to laying down the primary instruments and vocals. This will depend on what kind of recording is desired (ie. demo or final product).
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a dual-input audio interface. My mic collection consists of 1 Rode NT1-A, 1 Audio Technica AT2035, 1 Shure SM-58, and 1 Shure SM-57. I work on Pro-tools 12 on a Macbook Pro. I have a full-size midi controller.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My all-time favorite artist is The Beatles, but I listen to everyone. Contemporary influences include Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Kanye West, and more.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Up until now I have mostly worked on own music (songwriting, production, vocals/instrumentals, mixing), but I am eager to start producing for others! I have also done plenty of studio guitar work in the past.