Alex Newport

Music Producer/Mixer, Composer

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Grammy nominated music producer / mixer with 22 years experience - 2 platinum records with City & Colour, as well as seminal records with At The Drive-In, Mars Volta, Bloc Party, Death Cab For Cutie, The Sounds.

I'm an LA-based British producer, mixer, composer and musician. I got my start working with seminal artists At The Drive-In and The Mars Volta.
I've produced 2 records for City & Colour and mixed the collaborative album from You & Me (City & Colour and Pink) 'Rose Ave'.

I am Grammy nominated for my work on Death Cab For Cutie's 'Narrow Stairs', and I produced Bloc Party's album 'Four', as well as recent records for Weaves, Tigercub, Bleached, Moaning, Matt Costa and The Sounds.

I specialize in pop and indie rock, but I'm open to all genres. I grew up working on analog tape, and although I like a lot of things about digital recording, I tend to have an "analog" mindset - I like sounds that are punchy, saturated, er "warm". I don't mix "in the box" in Pro Tools - I mix using analog summing, through a vintage console. I think it sounds way better than mixing in Pro Tools. I use a lot vintage hardware compressors as I think they have a real depth to the sound and I also use guitar pedals in mixing, as well as a Roland Space Echo, spring reverbs, reamping and so on. I'm not a luddite or trying to be retro though. I do like a lot of things about modern production and try to combine the best of both worlds - analog/digital and past/future. Pricing can vary depending on number of tracks, amount of songs, etc, so contact me to discuss, I'd love to hear about your project.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

18 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Marcel
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    Such a good experience working with Alex.
    His mix was spot on, totally understood the Song and what it needed. Surely not the last Song I'll ask him to mix.

  2. Review by Melanie M.
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    Alex is top notch! He truly knows what he's doing. I came to him with a song I had a rough demo for and he helped me flesh it out into a full, incredible-sounding track quickly. He has a creative ear and takes your music from good to great!!! So glad I found him and will definitely be pursuing more projects with him in the future!

  3. Review by robin g.
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    Really great experience with Alex. He's all about what's best for the music rather than just the paycheck. Definitely hope to work with him again.

  4. Review by Wonsly
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    I’d highly recommend Alex’s mixing work to anyone. He’s a pro, he creates a great sound and is super attentive with communication and understanding what you are looking for. I hope I can work with again in the future.

  5. Review by BRRDS
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    Firstly, Alex was a pleasure to work with. He asked the right questions; listened to understand what we were after; and then steered us in the right direction when needed. He got back to us promptly when we sent a message , and delivered the work on time.
    AND, his work was superb. He really brought our recording to life with the right amount of space, grit and sheen. Alex, thanks!

  6. Review by Paul Jacks
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    Always a pleasure working with Alex. He instinctively gets my sound within one mix. He has a very good ear and understands stylistic directions. Would highly recommend!

  7. Review by Paul Jacks
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    Another amazing job by Alex! Nailed both of my songs for my new dual single on Mix 1! Alex has great instincts and understands stylistic nuances that are very important to me. Definitely excited to work with Alex again soon!

  8. Review by Paul Jacks
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    Alex will help bring the level up on your music. Super professional and easy to work with. His mixing and production is sonically superior!
    Highly recommend Alex.

  9. Review by Paul Jacks
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    Wonderful working with Alex. Great vision as a producer and mixing engineer! Deliverables package was very thorough. Would highly recommend.

  10. Review by Erol Oz
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    Very quick turnaround, highly professional, excellent communication, and great mix. I sent him a combination of tracks that had been recorded at home and in a local studio, and he was able to make my home-studio electric guitar tracks sound great and sit right in the mix. The mix was full, loud, dynamic, and nuanced with nice attention to detail that really enhanced the track. Highly recommend.

  11. Review by Mark A.
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    Incredible work once again!

  12. Review by Saskia C.
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    Alex is a total pro and went above and beyond with the brief - anyone who can somehow interpret our garbled notes correctly and then actually make it sound great is a genius in our eyes. Super pleased with the end product and hoping to be able to work together again soon!

  13. Review by Mark A.
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    Top Marks for Alex!

  14. Review by Aidan Ziccone
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    Fantastic person to work with, really put his own spin on my tracks.

  15. Review by kylie smith
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    He is a talented and professional artist.

  16. Review by Colby D.
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    Alex is the best producer I have ever worked with in my decade recording music (4 major studios and 6 recording sessions). He is inventive, genuine, honest and has an incredible ear. He can get you to the sound you hear in your head or even better.

    On top of all of that, hes a incredibly kind and supportive human being. Whenever I had doubts about if my voice was sounding good or insecure that a lyric was cheesy, Alex was right there being reassuring and understanding. He made his home my own and it never felt like work while recording. I cant wait to work together again!

  17. Review by Ramonda Hammer
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    We love Alex!!! Our band recorded a full length record with him a few months ago and we beyond excited about the final recordings! Alex is something special to work with, from first meeting, through preproduction, and all the way through the recording process. Just a really patient, engaging, creative, and inspiring producer! Thanks for everything, Alex! Can't wait to work on the next one!

  18. Review by Lucy Sheehan
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    by Lucy Sheehan

    Three words for Alex - above and beyond. Alex is one of the hardest working people I've ever worked with. And as a skilled and experienced songwriter, lyricist and musician in his own right, Alex helps you get the very best out of yourself and your music.
    His passion and knowledge of music makes him a joy to work with and not only do I have great memories of the session, I also have two of our best tracks yet - recorded, produced and mixed by Alex. Thank you!

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Terms Of Service

Depending on availability, typical turn around time for mixing is 4-5 days after receiving tracks. I'm happy to do 2 sets of revisions included in mixing cost, further revisions may be additional cost

GenresSounds Like
  • City and Colour
  • At The Drive In
  • Bloc Party
Gear Highlights
  • Vintage Trident console
  • vintage compressors
  • tube compressors
  • Roland Space Echo
  • spring reverbs
  • analog synths
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