My work got featured in Chilled Cow's famous lofi Playlist and Spotify's Fresh Finds
Hey, my name is Alex and I'm a 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 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.
Even though I havent worked with world class superstars like Post Malone or Ariana Grande, 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.
Contact me to get a free preview of the master for your song!
I am excited to work with you on your next track/ep/album.
Much love, Alex
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
13 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse dontaskalex
Once again, great turnaround time and perfect sounding tracks - something of a magician sometimes! Everything sounds ready for launch!
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!
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.
and that's a warp! lovely mastering and reliable + quick service! always a pleasure
great job as always!
Quick and made all the changes I requested--very good experience working with Alex!
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
Good job - as always! Working with Alex is a pleasure!
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.
Amazing mastering, just like the ones before!
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!
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 !
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!
Interview with dontaskalex
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on an album with a singer and i am also producing my own songs.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: There is another mixing and mastering engineer called Fred who does really good work.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because a lot of digital plugins have algorithms implemented designed to reimagine analog tools, for example reverbs and delays.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If you dont like it you dont have to pay for it
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Its possible from everywhere and with everyone
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How should you prepare your pre-master: make sure it has some headroom about -6dB
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Even though mastering and mixing is pretty technical it has a creative component to it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Where do you want to publish your track and what sound should be accomplished.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Try to explain your goal as detailed as possible.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Well without electricity i would be lost anyway haha
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing producing/mixing/mastering for over 10 years now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is simplistic and straight forward.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Post Malone because he just seems like a chill dude to hang out and to work with.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I am working on lofi, indie pop, pop and chillout music. But i am really open to every kind of genre.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Understanding the clients idea.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: There is no typical work process for me, its different everytime and thats the reason why its never getting boring.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.