dontaskalex

Remote Mixing & Mastering

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My work got featured in Lofi Girl's famous lofi Playlist and Spotify's Fresh Finds

Hey, my name is Alex and I'm a Producer / Mixing & Mastering Engineer from Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Some of my songs got popular because of features on Chilled Cow, Bootleg Boy, Ikigai and on Spotify's Fresh Finds Playlist.

Due to the fact that I had no money in my pockets to hire a professional Engineer at a young age I decided to teach myself how to mix and master my own tracks. Over the last ten years I aquired a lot of knowledge in this field and invested in high quality plugins and equipment to give my sound a radio and streaming ready quality.
Meanwhile I also graduated from university with a masters degree in electrical engineering in 2020.

I will discuss with you every detail you want to have in your song and deliver a high quality product within a short timespan -unlimited revisions are included in the price. I work with the latest FL Studio version, so if you are working with other DAWs it would be best to send over .wav files.

I am excited to work with you on your next track/ep/album.

Much love, Alex

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

46 Reviews - 6 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Bryan K.
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    Alex is awesome. Great, fast work. Articulate and communicative- couldn't recommend more!

  2. Review by Ruchee A.
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    Alex is an incredible collaborator, couldn't have asked for a better experience! He is prompt with communication, patient and was so open to all my revisions. He helped me get the mix sounding exactly the way I'd hoped :) Would definitely recommend

  3. Review by christopher.james.christensen
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    it was a pleasure working with alex. he has great taste and talent and really managed to get the best out of my song. i will definitely work with him again in the future.

  4. Review by Diana Puna
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    Very smooth, fast, clear work, I have absolutely nothing bad to write. For sure coming back.

  5. Review by Bryan K.
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    Ask Alex! he'll make it happen. He's fast, communicative, and does good work. best of all, he makes the adjustments you ask for; not all mixers will do that.

  6. Review by LaDarious W.
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    Alex was a team player from the start. He listens to detail so good and he really knows what he's doing welcome to the team dontaskalex. 🔥🔥🔥

  7. Review by Anthony
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    Great experience, as always.
    That was the last song of a 5-song EP.
    Alex helped us achieve our vision, and we’re very please with the result !

  8. Review by Mishycrawford
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    Simply told Alex an artist I had in mind for inspiration and was spot on first try
    definitely worth every dollar, and will be working on more tracks with him in the future

  9. Review by Arjermaine
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    gave my mix exactly what it needed! will definitely be working with him again!!

  10. Review by Vanessa H.
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    Alex' dedication and skills are impressive! Got the song back within hours and it sounds AMAZING! Couldn't be happier - 5/5 ! Thank you Alex!!

  11. Review by Anthony
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    And another great mix and mastering from Alex.
    Very meticulous and patient, Alex has helped us achieve our vision on this song - and we’re very happy !

  12. Review by Anthony
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    As always, it’s been very efficient to work with Alex, especially for this song as I knew where I wanted to take it but didn’t know how.
    Alex takes your tracks to another level - a great level.

  13. Review by Anthony
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    Working with Alex is a pleasure and the guarantee of a great sound.
    The level of detail and the proactivity makes him a great sound engineer.
    I highly recommend him.

  14. Review by Jimmy L.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Alex! His quick turnaround responses and great communication made the process very easy.

  15. Review by Chris Caulfield
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    another one hot of the press sounding great, thanks again!

  16. Review by Chris Caulfield
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    fire as usual!!!! never misses

  17. Review by Im'N
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    Alex is an amazing mixing and mastering engineer! He helped make my track sound so much better by offering great ideas and making it sound radio ready! I loved how communicative he was during the whole process and he seems to really care about the quality he delivers for his clients. Will definitely be working with him again!

  18. Review by Miguel
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    Alex was fast, professional, and provided a quality mix of my track. I would definite hire Alex for future work to be done.

  19. Review by buchi
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    They are very kind and polite, and I had a pleasant exchange with them.
    I hope to have the opportunity to do it again.

  20. Review by Syed S.
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    Fastest turnaround time I've ever gotten on a mix, with a pretty solid result.
    I had a couple of revisions done and he was really friendly and professional throughout the process, until we got my vison

  21. Review by Akash D.
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    Alex did a great mixing job with my song. He added his creativity into it and took the to another level. He showed patience and open mindedness with my vision. Also, his offering of unlimited revisions actually helped us to reach to a stage where the final product was really smooth and dope! I'll definitely work with him again.

  22. Review by Chris Caulfield
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    Amazing work once again and super fast, this guy never misses

  23. Review by Tayong A.
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    Thanks for the mix & master :-)

  24. Review by Vanessa H.
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    had to get another song mixed at very short notice and i'm so thankful i got it back within the same day! i can always count on him and his skills - amazing mix, thank you!!

  25. Review by Vanessa H.
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    got another mix from dontaskalex and i'm impressed as always! really balanced sound and clear & punchy vocals! well deserved 5 stars

  26. Review by Brian Lee
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    Always great masters and fast turnaround!

  27. Review by Brian Lee
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    Pleasure working with Alex again! He cares about the details and made every adjustment that I wanted and more.

  28. Review by mattyonge
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    Incredible experience working with dontaskalex. The quality was at a professional standard and level, his attention to detail was incredible, and he truly knows how to collaborate to get you the final produce you desire. I’ll for sure be working with him again on more projects. Turn around time is also very fast. (impressive)

  29. Review by Vanessa H.
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    amazing mastering - as always! 100% recommend!

  30. Review by Chris Caulfield
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    Once again, great turnaround time and perfect sounding tracks - something of a magician sometimes! Everything sounds ready for launch!

  31. Review by Chris Caulfield
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    Alex is a rare gem for sure, tracks sounded better than I could have expected, worked fast and collaborated well together. Definitely will be working with Alex on future projects!

  32. Review by Александр К.
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    It was a great pleasure to work with Alex. He satisfied all my requirements very quickly and responsibly. I got an amazing track as a result. Well done, Alex! Thank you so much. Looking forward to work with you again soon.

  33. Review by Vanessa H.
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    and that's a warp! lovely mastering and reliable + quick service! always a pleasure

  34. Review by Vanessa H.
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    great job as always!

  35. Review by Brian Lee
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    Quick and made all the changes I requested--very good experience working with Alex!

  36. Review by Vanessa H.
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    Working with Alex is on another level, just enough air in the mastering but still really punchy and vibey in the lower frequencies! love it

  37. Review by Vanessa H.
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    Good job - as always! Working with Alex is a pleasure!

  38. Review by Brian Lee
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    Alex was a pleasure to work with, and his mastering really gave my EP that extra pop it needed! He was able to send me the first draft masters very quickly, and promptly made all of the edits that I wanted.

  39. Review by Vanessa H.
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    Amazing mastering, just like the ones before!

  40. Review by Vanessa H.
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    I let Alex master a new song after I was so happy with his previous work and I'm more than satisfied with the outcome - the master is truly amazing and is all I could have asked for!

  41. Review by Max M.
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    I was really satisfied with the work alex provided.
    He understood my request very well and provided exactly the edit i had hoped for.
    Warm regards and a genuine recommendation !

  42. Review by Vanessa H.
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    If you need a professional Mastering Engineer, then Alex is the right choice for you! My song has been taken to a whole nother level and I even received it within a few hours. He also explained what exactly he has done and send me a picture of the overall master-analysis - which is really helpful to see as an artist. The price is super affordable and I appreciate that I could have asked for many more revisions, always a plus.
    This is definitely not the last time I'll let Alex master my songs!

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  46. Review by buchi
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    He was very kind and I appreciate it.

    I've been a fan of his for a long time, so I'm really thrilled to be able to ask him to do my mastering like this!!

Interview with dontaskalex

  1. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  2. A: Try to explain your goal as detailed as possible.

  3. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  4. A: Well without electricity i would be lost anyway haha

  5. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  6. A: I have been doing producing/mixing/mastering for over 10 years now.

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: My style is simplistic and straight forward.

  9. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  10. A: I would love to work with Post Malone because he just seems like a chill dude to hang out and to work with.

  11. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  12. A: Give it time and try to spread out your sessions over multiple days or weeks. Sometimes you just like an idea because you heard it too often in a row.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: I am working on lofi, indie pop, pop and chillout music. But i am really open to every kind of genre.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Understanding the clients idea.

  17. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  18. A: I bring a lot of experiences from mixing and mastering hundreds of songs. Sometimes my own, sometimes working with other singers and sometimes for complete strangers. I think i can understand the ideas of other people pretty well and i can translate them into the song.

  19. Q: What's your typical work process?

  20. A: There is no typical work process for me, its different everytime and thats the reason why its never getting boring.

  21. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  22. A: I'm proud of my work with "dontask" and of my own work "dontaskalex". These are my first projects and i really like the sound of these

  23. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  24. A: I'm working on an album with a singer and i am also producing my own songs.

  25. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  26. A: There is another mixing and mastering engineer called Fred who does really good work.

  27. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  28. A: Digital, because a lot of digital plugins have algorithms implemented designed to reimagine analog tools, for example reverbs and delays.

  29. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  30. A: If you dont like it you dont have to pay for it

  31. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  32. A: Its possible from everywhere and with everyone

  33. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  34. A: How should you prepare your pre-master: make sure it has some headroom about -6dB

  35. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  36. A: Even though mastering and mixing is pretty technical it has a creative component to it.

  37. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  38. A: Where do you want to publish your track and what sound should be accomplished.

  39. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  40. A: I am focusing on mastering single tracks, or tracks within a bigger project, for example an EP or LP. I am also doing mixing services, so there is the possibility to combine both services into one order.

  41. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  42. A: I am working on a Desktop PC with two KRK 8 ROKIT G3 Speakers and DT770 Pro Headphones. The DAW i use is FL Studio 20. I invested in a few Plugins from Izotope, Youlean and Soundtoys for mastering and mixing purposes.

  43. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  44. A: I am a big fan of the producer Rick Rubin. I just love his positive energy and the calmness in his approach of making music with different styles.

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"easy" by dontaskalex, mali davids & mølleken

I was the Producer, Mixing & Mastering Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

I make sure that you will like the result 100%, so you have unlimited revisions and super quick communication all the time.

GenresSounds Like
  • Nujabes
  • Post Malone
  • Lana Del Rey
Gear Highlights
  • DT770 PRO
  • KRK RP5 ROKIT 8
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