Producer, Engineer, Husband and Dad. I’m Alex Caminiti. I grew up in a small town in Upstate NY (Homer) in the 80s/90s. I have listened to and played music for as long as I can remember. I bought my Strat in ’97, my first (and one of the first “prosumer” computer-based digital mixer-interfaced digital recording systems) in ’99/’00… and have spent all my time since playing guitar in bands, producing, engineering, mixing my own music and local/regional bands and solo artists, and building my studio. Years ago I ventured into filming and streaming. Now I am combining them all as I work toward total integration, automation and remote control. It’s tough to believe that I’ve spent the last 21 years twisting knobs and mixing digital recordings… but, I have.

All these years later, I feel like I’m only beginning. The industry has changed so much and it’s wild to think about how much more music there is to make. I just decided to shut down Studio Zoot, my recording studio of the past 15 years… and head into the unknown as Alternative AV.

Stay tuned for more Alternative Sound episodes, new music from me and local bands as COVID ends, and find out (along with me) where my family, studio and I end up in the next year. Ithaca has been fun, Upstate will always be my home… but it’s time to move, and I’m optimistic about (and excited for) what will come next.

Studio Zoot

My studio from 2005-2020.
It was fun.

Alternative AV

On location recording and streaming

The Alternative Sound

My Web Series on production/mixing/gear based on 90s alternative rock. 


Hunt Hill Road

Ithaca, NY, 14850