Indie/Folk London based songwriter/producer. 1,000,000+ streaming independent artist and previously written production music for EMI and Universal. I offer instrumental tracking, arranging, songwriting mixing and mastering services.
If you are looking for help with your indie or folk music production I can help. I have 15 years experience writing and producing indie and folk music to the highest level. Touring with multiple bands and delivering mixes to the highest standard for EMI and Universal production music.
As a solo artist I've sung vocals on a million plus streaming song and my own music has gained 250,000+ streams. I can offer solutions to songwriting and production issues offering professional masters and stems at a competitive-rate.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
2 ReviewsEndorse Alex Bayly
Alex has been brilliant to work with, very patient and professional and above all, an expert at what he does. He brought out the very best in the tracks and made them sound polished and cohesive.
Alex did a great job of mixing my track. He listened to what I wanted and was very patient and did multiple takes until I got what I wanted. He also added some nice touches to what was an otherwise bare song, I highly recommend working with him.
Interview with Alex Bayly
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm most proud of my debut album Ley Lines 250,000+ streams and printed to vinyl and sold a fair few as well. But I love working with other people!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Solo music and producing for various other people
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: A professional record
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's fun and it's great to make friends around the world and be part of peoples musical journeys.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's not just about slapping loads of plugins on something. Less is more.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What sound are you looking for. It's always good to have references. Although everyone is unique of course!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Get a good recording and good take.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A guitar. But there wouldn't be so an acoustic. I would probably bring a knife and string and something I could make a raft out of. Music gear would be the last thing on my mind. I was thinking recently how incompetent I would be in that situation. Too much time spent in the studio and not learning real survival skills. Oh well....
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 14 years. Working for universal and EMI as a production music writer/producer and a solo artist signed to various labels but generally I self release now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Warm clean.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I worked with lots of great artists already but I would love to work with Adam from The War on Drugs or Angel Olsen.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Record your instruments well and try get as little 'hiss' and background noise on your recordings. A tight take helps. If you do that you're most of the way there. Work with other people you will always get a better more rounded product. The more ears you have on something the better!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie and Folk
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Arranging, mixing, audio editing to get the tightest best of out well recorded material.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A well trained mixing ear and experienced guitarist, keyboard arranger use high quality outboard gear and DAW plugins.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to have an open back and forth with the client to achieve the best results possible. I apply production techniques I have learnt over my 10 years as a composer and mixer working for Universal Music and EMI and having been signed as an artist myself in various different outfits.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Neve preamp, Nuemann Microphones, UAD Apollo 8, TLA Series Compressor, Adam A7X's in a treated room. Perfect for tracking acoustic instruments and mixing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Production wise I've very to a clean warm sound reminiscent of bands such as Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Kevin Morby, Angel Olsen & Villagers.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I generally work with Folk and Indie artists mixing, arranging, songwriting and completing songs. I've previously written this style of Music for Universal and EMi production music and release under the name Alex Bayly.