Hey folx!! My name is Alexa, I'm a seasoned vocalist and songwriter, with a professional home studio. My goal is always to get you the sound you envision with a professional remote atmosphere. Click the ‘Contact’ button at the top of the page to get in touch with me about your project today 😊
I have an extremely diverse vocal range: my belt can reach a D6 and my low range can reach a C2. Sonically, my tone is super unique.
My turn-around time is typically 7-10 days. If a rush is needed, a fee may apply.
*Please note that I’m not an engineer*
If hiring me to do vocals, I provide DRY stems— no effects, no verb, and very minimal EQing. In my opinion, this is the best way to work with a remote vocalist, so that you have the ability to adjust on your end.
Some of my work has been synced/placed in shows on E!, Vice, HBO, Discovery, Netflix, MTV, and A&E. I’ve worked with artists from major labels such as Sony (UK), Spinnin’, Universal, and Ultra.
I started my dark/alt pop project called ‘PLEXXAGLASS’ in the fall of 2016 —so far releasing 6 singles and 3 music videos.
For a sample of my vocal/writing work, listen to the compilation track I’ve provided here or find ‘PLEXXAGLASS’ wherever music is streamed/downloaded— I look forward to hearing from you!
*Please note that topline writing to be released commercially typically requires a minimum of 30% split, and can go up depending on the scope of the project (i.e. if the song is already picked up by a publisher for placements, artist is supported by a label, etc)
Ask me about my buyout rate—These terms can be negotiated depending on the project.
Vocal Artist Feat. require approval beforehand.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
67 Reviews - 9 Repeat ClientsEndorse Alexa J R
She is the best vocalist.
She did her best on the project.
I was able to do an interesting project.
I want to work with her next time.
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Alexa was a pleasure to work with, she knew exactly what she wanted and how to communicate it, making for a very succsessful project. Highly recommended!
Superb voice, super professional, working with Alexa is simply amazing! Communicates very well, delivers on time and puts her soul into her work. Highly recommend!
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Alexa is a gem to work with! Not only is she super talented with a clear and inspiring vision, but she's incredibly professional, prompt, and personable. Would love to team up again anytime :)
Alexa is a singer with great empathy and passion for the song. She is listening to how I want it and then adds all that, that makes it so much better.
Its the first time I try soundbetter and that was really a nice and cool experience.
A very talented artist! Thanks! :)
Alexa is a rare find. She provided even more that what was asked while impressing with her professionalism, responsiveness and talent. This project was absolutely elevated by her involvement. Thank you!
Working with Alexa has been such a joy! She's vibrant, multi-talented, highly responsive and flexible to my requests. Her voice is truly unique and I would definitely partner with her again, as well as recommend her to others. Thanks Alexa, for making this work beautifully.
What an amazing talent.
Alexa has an incredibly unique tone, and her range and control is exceptional. A true star.
She could not have been more professional throughout, and all the files were perfectly organised.
A dream to work with. Can't wait to go again.
Professional work. She responds promptly and a pleasure to work with. Highly musically skilled and professional artist!
Beautiful voice, very cooperative and a real pleasure to work with!
Fantastic talent! Prompt, great to work with and a truly unique and special sound!
this was my first online session experience on soundbetter , Alexa has an amazing, powerful voice , it added a whole new dimension to my song. so i changed it a bit without letting her know but Alexa responded in a very correct and helpful way , so not only i am happy with the result i am also happy with the things i've learned from working online together with people , can not wait to start the second track with Alexa .
Great stuff and very flexible!
Nothing less than 5 stars everytime with Alexa!
Alexa is professional in her craft and was able to give the vocal performance I was looking for. She also gives feedback that came to good use for me.
The most recent job with Alexa turned out perfect as always with her . She knows what to do to make the vocal take sound amazing , Awesome to work with , A true pro , would strongly recommend to others!!
Alexa did an incredible job with her powerful voice and lyrics. She is highly recommended and I'm looking forward to our release together.
Interview with Alexa J R
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vocally I stand out in the crowd with unique tone and subtlety.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: This past year I wrote and sang topline for an experimental rock album, 9 tracks, for a client who approached me through SoundBetter. The artist wanted to be in-studio, and flew from Austin to LA. I recorded the entire album in only two days.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Respect earns respect. Professionalism earns professionalism. If you come to me prepared and knowledgeable, we’ll foster a really rewarding working relationship!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I absolutely adore being able to enhance my clients’ work through lyrics/vocals!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Unfortunately, I’m not a engineer. I don’t mix my vocals or include any effects/eq because should you (the producer/artist) want to adjust, for example, the verb levels on your end, you won’t be able to! In my opinion, the best way to work with a vocalist remotely is to do dry stems. That way everyone wins.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I work with people from all different experience levels, but please please pleeeeease be prepared. Especially if you have topline already written or your project is a cover/remix, it’s essential that I have an accurate vocal reference to do my job properly. And please, for the love of god, send lyric sheets in PDF format, not word 😆
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 88 key keyboard, UA Apollo Twin, Neumann 103, isolation shield, monitor
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I’ve been making music one way or another for most of my 30 years on this planet, but I really started gaining professional clientele about 5 years ago.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I’ve worked on pretty much every genre! Lately I’ve been doing a lot of house and EDM, but my personal artist project is in the Dark Pop realm.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Vocally I’m extremely diverse in range and sonically different than any other vocalist out there on the airwaves currently. I think this gives me a lot of crossover ability. I’ve been involved with every genre from country to EDM. So, if you’re looking for a mimic, someone to sound exactly like a current mainstream artist, I’m probably not your guy. If you’re looking for someone with a completely unique sound, that’s me! With writing, I have a really in depth and intimate understanding of the importance of song structure, while still being able to break out of the mold. Whether you’re looking for a song that tells a detailed story, or one that has an infectious hook (or both!), I’m experienced in tailoring the vocal line to the needs of the song.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just finished up 3 tracks for my artist project, PLEXXAGLASS, that I’m super stoked to release sometime in 2020! Feel free to ask for a sneak peek 😎 I also just finished a couple of downtempo tracks with a recurring client that I’m super proud of, as well as a big cinematic cover for a new client!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have access to studios in LA, but because of the nature of the majority of the work I take on, I’m almost 9/10 times recording in my sound treated home studio. Equipped with industry standards— LogicXPro, UA Apollo Twin, Neumann 103, AKG 414. Able to sample both mics upon request.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I’m usually taking on projects that only require vocal recording, with topline already written, or ones that need both the topline written and record vocals.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If I’m writing for your project, I will provide a treatment/demo for approval. You’ll then have the opportunity to ask me to either tweak what I’ve come up with, or scrap it and come up with something else. Up to (3) revisions are included in my rates. If I’m doing vocals for your project, assuming you provide me with (at least) a nearly finished instrumental, I’ll record (5) takes for each essential vocal section for you to choose from: leads, harmonies, ad libs. If comping, you’ll need to send it/them to me to get the most accurate stacks possible. (3) punch revisions included.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bon Iver, Florence + the Machine, Bishop Briggs, Perfume Genius, Dermot Kennedy