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Alex Acheson

Alex Acheson

Alex Acheson is an EDM/pop producer in Nashville, Tennessee. Though he may be young, he has an extensive musical background, with a degree in music education from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where his primary instrument was the tuba.

Notably, he has also been in several a cappella singing groups as both a singer and a beatboxer/vocal percussionist, including the Colorado-based group 5280 A Cappella.

After moving to Nashville three years ago, he started dedicating himself to the art of music production, studying on his own, and working for the online music production school Produce like a Boss. Now, he has a growing list of clients, as well as his own EDM artist project going by the name EXNO.

When he’s not making music, Alex loves visiting beaches (though there’s not too many in Nashville) and surfing, snowboarding, playing soccer, and reading anything by Malcolm Gladwell. A self-described "goofy guy", you can expect to find plenty of jokes, puns and laughs wherever he goes.

Top 5 advanced Serum techniques you can apply right now

It can be extremely daunting to open up a fresh patch in Serum, stare at the blank slate in front of you, and try to get from the default saw wave to a head-crushing bass sound, or a gentle bell pad.

This list is to give you a few places to start your sound design process, and to set you up with some common techniques you can keep in your back pocket, which you could probably use in other synth plugins too!

The 5 best free DAWs for music production

A digital audio workstation, abbreviated as DAW, is a type of software that lets you interact with audio files, including mixing, recording, and all types of manipulation.

In order to be a player in the music industry nowadays, it’s crucial to have a basic understanding of how a DAW works.

The 9 best free VST synth plugins

It’s been a hard year and we are all looking for the cheapest way to make music that we can find, which is why we’re bringing you this list of the best free VST synth plugins around!

The 17 best free VST plugins in 2024

Here it is folks, one of those coveted lists of goodies for producers, mixing engineers, and indie bedroom artists.

We’ve got the sauce for your studio in the form of all the free plugins you could ask for, so strap in for this rapid-fire rundown of the best free plugins you can get in 2024.

Dynamic range compression: How to use it? What’s a knee?

If you’re reading this, you probably don’t fully understand compressors, and you need to know that it’s ok; most people don’t!

To work with compressors, all you need is a basic understanding of what they do, but if you really want to know what happens under the hood, keep reading!

The 4 best beat-making apps for iOS and Android 2024

What a time to be a music producer! The barrier to entry is so low that a flea could clear it by a foot. Thanks to advancements in technology fitting supercomputers in our pockets, just about everyone has all the tools they need to start making beats right from their phones.