and Caufield were childhood friends in the deep labyrinthine suburbs of Austin, TX. They bonded over guitar-worship and home recording. From 2010-20, Alex found success as an art director and secretive technophile while Caufield cut his teeth as a serial band-starter and DIY recordist of the Boston underground. Now reunited in Texas, the duo finds themselves again as ~Melody Men~


Star Party | Meadow Flowers, mixed/mastered; Feel It Records 2022

Good Looking Son | Fantasy Weekend, mastered; Feel It Records 2021

Soul Patrol | Mara, vinyl remaster; Feel It Records 2021

Pontiac Stags | Nothing, mastered; Remove Records 2021

SPLLIT | Spllit Sides, mastered; Feel It Records 2021

Waste Man | One Day It Will All Be You, mastered; Feel It Records 2021

Spread Joy | S/T, mastered; Feel It Records 2021

Sweeping Promises | Hunger for a Way Out recorded, mixed, mastered; Feel It Records 2020

Sticker Shock | Free Food! No Disco! recorded, mixed, mastered 2020

Pleaser | Rose Ceremony recorded and mixed; Anxiety Pop, 2020

Lane | Permanent Daylight single mastered; Ilegally Blind Records 2020  

Dee-Parts | Collected Recordings
recorded, mixed, mastered; Disposable America 2019

Splitting Image | EP mixed/mastered; Illegally Blind 2019

Mini Dresses | Summer Recordings; Hot Sun; Post Office Girl; TWO; Emmi; Tom and I; THREE; FOUR; Sad Eyes EP; S/t LP; Heaven Sent All songs mixed and mastered; Manic Pop Records/Box Bedroom Rebels/Little Death Records/Joy Void, 2011-2019

Will Henriksen | Blue House;
Blank Space; Nothing Left Behind recorded, mixed, mastered (Sleeper Records 2017);  mixed/mastered 2018; mixed and mastered (Sleeper Records 2019)

Kathy Snax | The Spooks EP; Changeling // Winter’s Day
recorded, mixed, mastered 2018; recorded, mixed, mastered (Relief Map Records 2021)

Love Strangers | Strange Lovers recorded, mixed, mastered 2017

Blau Blau | Kiss Kiss mixed/mastered, 2017

Petra’s Room | EP recorded, mixed/mastered, 2016

Silkies | Like One EP; It Hurts to be Sixteen; Never Tell a Lie recorded, mixed/mastered; Heart Throb Records UK and Young Latitudes EU, 2012-13.

Future Museums | “Light Roots” recorded; from Tapestry of Time and Terrain, Fire Talk 2015


Monitoring & Power
  • ADAM Audio A5X / Sub8 Matched 2.1 Monitor System
  • Equator D5 Monitors
  • RME ADI-2 DAC FS 2-channel DA Converter (32-Bit, 768kHz Sample Rate)
  • PreSonus Quantum 2626 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface
  • Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 ohm
  • Various Sennheiser Headphones
  • Furman PL-8C Power Conditioners


  • Audioscape Buss Compressor
  • Audioscape D-Comp Limiter
  • Drawmer 1973 3-Band FET Stereo Compressor
  • Eventide H3000se
  • FMR Audio RNC1773
  • BAE 1073MPL (x2)
  • TK Audio SP501 (x2)
  • Golden Age Pre-73
  • Handsome Audio Zulu Passive Analog Tape Simulator
  • Fostex R8 Reel-to-Reel
  • KNAS Ekdahl Moisturizer
  • Roland Space Echo RE-150
  • Mirano Echorex MK-101
  • Pioneer Hi-Fi Reverb

Various plug-ins by:
  • Goodhertz
  • iZotope
  • Klanghelm
  • LiquidSonics
  • Neunaber Audio
  • Waves

As much as we love collecting and using outboard gear and plug-ins, we follow the production credo:

It’s the ears, not the gear.