Thomas K

Pop & EDM producer, mixing

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Pro music producer and mixing engineer with 30 + million streams & recent (2020 - 2024) signed releases on Universal and Soave Records as Kalkovich. Worked on 100 + ad campaigns for Hollywood trailer music company The Solos, MG Cars, Brooks Sports, Clipper Tea and more.

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Hi! I'm an experienced music producer in EDM, dance, modern pop, rock, soft pop, synth pop and cinematic music. I'm based in Utrecht area and I specialise in song production, mixing, songwriting, vocal production and vocal tuning. I like catchy melodic pop in the best Max Martin tradition. My strongest skill is giving shape to productions with great attention to detail and feeling.

Check out my audioreel! Also, read my interview if you wanna get to know me more!

Last but not least, I'm all about honesty and transparency. What to expect from me;

- Production price is based on co-operation; I will turn your basic production idea into a finished song (get in touch to discuss details)
- Mixing price is based on around 50 stems or less (but not a deal breaker)
- I am service oriented and aim to bring your vision to it's best possible outcome; I'll make your song shine
- I'm used to delivering the best service for the most demanding clients
- Can do detailed and manual vocal editing combined with the best vocal production techniques
- Turn around time; 1 week (depending on project specs)
- I work anonymously; no production credits unless discussed differently

I would love to hear about your project! Click on the contact button and send me a message!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English

30 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Joshua F.
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    Thomas is a 5 Star Soundbetter Artist, a true professional. I cannot thank Thomas enough for taking a masterpiece from inside my head and putting it into an incredible production. Wonderful attention to detail and nothing is ever too much! Really a massive thank you, I will be using Thomas again

  2. Review by Dounia M.
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    Thomas has once again provided great work. He is quick to respond and delivers an amazing result!

  3. Review by ruben
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    Thomas Was amazing. He catch up immediatly the essence of the song. He was available to do any change I requested. Thank you for the amazing work!

  4. Review by Cortnie G.
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    Just when I think that the last song Thomas produced for me was the best, he goes ahead and makes the most brilliant production/mix ever for this song! He has such a talent of creating the perfect sound, vibe and emotion for the song. Truly an incredible musician, producer and engineer. Thanks Thomas!

  5. Review by Cortnie G.
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    Thomas is an amazing producer. So great to work with! He did an amazing job on my song. His ideas, experience and talent took the song to such a high level. I can't say enough good things about working with Thomas - always delivers incredible work.

  6. Review by Cortnie G.
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    Working with Thomas K is always a great experience. He really listens to your ideas, and input and what you would like the song to be. He is a very talented and professional producer, always so happy with what he does. One thing I really, really like is his ability to make the vocals sound so great in the production and mix. Amazing! Can't wait to work with Thomas again!

  7. Review by Joshua F.
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    Thomas is by far the best SB producer I have had the pleasure of working with. He is patient, understands the assignment and always seems to deliver on his promises. I've used Thomas twice already and have already agreed on a proposal to work with him again. His knowledge is second to none! Thank you Thomas for your hard work in ensuring the project is exactly how it was planned.

  8. Review by Youp
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    I've collaborated with Thomas K twice now, and he has truly excelled once again! Last time, Thomas created an amazing acoustic song for me, and now he has produced a fantastic dance track. Both are amazing! It was a pleasure to work with him!

  9. Review by Cortnie G.
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    Thomas went above and beyond on my song! He has the ability to create the perfect sound and feel for each song he works on. His production is incredible, always delivers exactly what I am hoping for. He is amazing at mixing in vocals, they always sound so good. Can't wait to work with Thomas again!!

  10. Review by Dounia M.
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    Thomas has once again done an amazing job. He was able to bring my mix to a whole new level. He works with precision, responds quickly and is very reliable.

  11. Review by Eric D.
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    Thomas did a great job bringing my mix to the next level. Making it a pro sounding track. The communication with Thomas was excellent with quick response.

  12. Review by Dounia M.
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    This is my second time hiring Thomas for a job. The process went very smoothly and he was attentive to all my requests. Once again we started out with a rough demo, which he mixed and polished, transforming it into an amazing end result. Looking forward to working together in the future!

  13. Review by Youp
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    Working with Thomas K was a pleasant experience. He's very reliable and provides valuable feedback. The end result is truly outstanding!

  14. Review by Dounia M.
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    Working with Thomas has been great, he mixed and mastered a song for me all while adding his own ideas to it. He was able to take my raw demo and transform it into a professional sounding song. If you're looking for a capable and creative producer, I can definitely recommend Thomas!

  15. Review by Cortnie G.
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    Thomas is amazing to work with. He has produced several songs for me, all different genre's, and they have all be so great! He is so great to work with and is very talented! He goes above and beyond to give you the best song. Thanks Thomas!

  16. Review by Bastien / SBSTN
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    Was a pleasure to work with Thomas! Very professional and patient.

  17. Review by Cortnie G.
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    I have worked with Thomas a few times, and every time he amazes me with his production and mixing. He goes above and beyond to make everything sound just how you would like. He knows how to make the song cohesive, and deliver the feel and emotion. On this song he produced/mixed for me, I gave him an idea of where I wanted the song to go and he took it to a level I never thought the song could reach. He is so talented and so great to work with. I can't wait to work with him again.Thanks Thomas!

  18. Review by Sean Killeen
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    Amazing working together!! Thanks so much

  19. Review by Joshua F.
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    What can I say about Thomas? This is the second time I've worked with Thomas and I feel his understanding of the requirement is second to none! I presented him with an idea for a remixed idea on a previous production and 3 days later he was back to me with a perfect mix. Madness! I feel Thomas is so easy to get along with and will bring your ideas to life! Will be coming back to Thomas again, and again, and again!!

  20. Review by Cortnie G.
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    Thomas K went above and beyond on my song. His production perfectly captured the vibe and feel of the song and made it sound amazing. He really knows how to make the vocals sound so good and sit perfectly in the production and mix. He is a creative master. Can't wait to hire him for my next song!

Interview with Thomas K

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

  2. A: I'm a full time producer for 10 years now. Before that I was a highly trained drummer and played hundreds of shows around Europe. I quit that to become a producer/artist; started doing ad music to support myself and learn the craft. I wanted to be able to work with all sound colours and cultivate a sense of melody and feeling.

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

  4. A: If you're looking to engage your audience and want to work on a production with strong hooks and great melodies, I'm your man. I'm super honest but always considerate in the hunt for optimal song shine.

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

  6. A: A laptop, audio interface, mixing headphones, a fender telecaster, a 1000 tb HD and a device to connect to the internet. That's 6 pieces btw ;)

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Melodic. With an emphasis on catchiness and feeling.

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

  10. A: Martin Garrix, Zedd, Max Martin, Timbaland. They've reached peak understanding of the dynamic between melody, sound color, rhythm and song structure. It's what I always look for and teamwork helps finding that sweet spot.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: To tailor my craft to the client's wishes. I like to bring a sense of richness and catchiness into a production, how far I take it depends on the client. Melody, song structure and balance help to find the right emotional impact.

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

  14. A: After working on solo projects and ad music for years to hone my skills, the first collaboration I initiated as Kalkovich was a cover of This Is The Life that went to over 20 million streams (on all platforms) within a year. Together with LittleKings I worked on the song to give it the right vibe, ear candy and additional synth and guitar melodies, layers, mixing balance and structure. All major labels made offers, we went with Universal/Republic.

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

  16. A: Originals and covers for my project Kalkovich and other artists.

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

  18. A: Tim Riehm (amazing voice, amazing attitude, amazing skills, fast communication), OIJ (sweet guy, amazing skills, very talented, amazing attitude)

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  20. A: Depends. Whatever works best to achieve optimal feeling.

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

  22. A: Nothing but the best sounding production. My very best to meet your needs. Service aimed and detailed, precise communication.

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

  24. A: I get to indulge myself with music every day, and the sense of freedom it brings

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

  26. A: Varies. My answer is always yes :)

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

  28. A: That it's about technical skills or gear.

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

  30. A: What audience do you want to engage, what mixing style do you prefer (with the help of references), what kind of sounds do you love, what songs do you hold in high regard, what are you aiming for with this production. What do you expect from me.

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

  32. A: Learn to listen to your feeling; take breaks. Come back. Listen again. Adjust project for maximum emotional impact. The difference can be in the pronunciation of a vowel from another take.

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

  34. A: Pop, EDM, alt pop, dance, rock

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

  36. A: Inspiration & feeling

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

  38. A: Together with the client I narrow down a few references. I start working on the production to get the sounds right. Most important thing in the process, is taking a step back and 'feel out' what you're working on.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Very simple and in the box. Not a gear freak.

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

  42. A: Max Martin. Timbaland. Stargate. Martin Garrix. Porter Robinson. Petit Biscuit.

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

  44. A: Bringing out the right feeling for the track. Every element has to work in favour of the listener's experience.

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Different songs in different genres that I worked on

I was the producer, composer and/or instrumentalist (or a combination of these roles) in this production

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Gear Highlights
  • Focal Twin 6 BE monitors
  • Dynaudio BM5a mkII monitors
  • RME Fireface interface
  • Ozone
  • Fender
  • Gibson
  • Novation
  • Steinberg
  • Waves
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  • --Jan 16, 2023