Aleyna Brown is a recording, mixing, and mastering engineer currently based in Denton, TX. Aleyna earned her B.A. in Commercial Music, with a minor in Business, from Florida State University under the direction of Brian Gaber. While in the Commercial Music program Aleyna specialized in film scoring, honed her skills on the SSL AWS 916 delta mixing console, and completed a year-long AVID training course to become Pro Tools Certified.
Also during her degree, Aleyna completed an internship at Tallahassee Recording in 2017. As an intern, Aleyna assisted with voiceover recording sessions, waveform editing with Peak Pro, and backing track composition for in-house media production work. She served as assistant engineer in recording a single by 4-time Gold album artist Billy Dean, on his album “Billy Dean & Friends: Gospel Favorites,” in collaboration with the Tallahassee Boys Choir.
Later, Aleyna joined the production and A&R teams at Tallahassee nonprofit record label Cat Family Records. While there, she recorded and mixed Camp Green Lake's single "Teen Angst," and assisted in writing the Cat Family Records production handbook.
Following her degree, Aleyna worked as a recording, mixing, and mastering engineer at Indianhead Factory, a full service production studio in Tallahassee, FL equipped with a Neve Genesys console. She worked with clients across a variety of genres including Americana, indie rock, rap, and singer-songwriter, including the upcoming solo artist Jacob Giaimo. Beyond her own engineering clients, Aleyna has had opportunities to collaborate with studio owner Chan Leonard, studio engineer J. Cruz, and guest producers as a composer, performer, and fellow engineer. She mastered Tallahassee band Big Blue's debut self-titled album, engineered by Chan Leonard, released by Cat Family Records. She composed the string arrangement for Tampa-based band Vetnough's single "Stale," off their recently released album, engineered by Chan Leonard. She recorded a hip-hop flute sample pack for J. Cruz's L.A. based productions. Aleyna also had the opportunity to collaborate with John Toney, producer for Grammy-winning artist Kendra Foster, on their upcoming track "Nothing Is Impossible," with a string transcription and recording session at Indianhead Factory.
In January 2020, Aleyna began working as a recording engineer for the University of North Texas College of Music Lab studio.
In August 2020, Aleyna began teaching two collegiate Audio Engineering courses at the University of North Texas College of Music: "MIDI Sequencing in Logic Pro X" and "Audio Recording & Editing in Pro Tools."
Between 2015-2019, Aleyna produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered her own debut independent album. For the whole story and links to listen to this album, visit the EXHALE tab.