Hello, I'm Ash and I'm a self confessed Mix Engineer addicted to helping artists make their music sound & feel better than even they imagined.
I spent the first 10 years of my career working at a studio privately run by dance/rock pioneers Apollo 440 in London. Now working freelance, I draw on all the knowledge and experience I gained working with countless singers/bands/artists/producers (both established and new) on all sorts of different projects.
Mixing is not simply a technical procedure, it's a creative process. You can get a song sounding good a million different ways using all kinds of techniques but does it make the listener feel the way it's supposed to?
I am a perfectionist. Even when I know "perfect" isn't something that's actually possible most of the time, that doesn't stop me striving to achieve that for myself and more importantly the artist I'm mixing music for. If that means working on a track for a while, deciding it's not working and starting again with a new approach..then I'm not afraid to do that.
I'm yet to win a Grammy but if that's important then you're probably in music for the wrong reasons..
I've worked with big artists on hit songs as well as other artists on really great music that sadly haven't been hits..
If you've got this far after managing to find me in the LONG list of mix engineers, then you may as well use the contact button to get in touch with me. I look forward to hearing about you, your project and hearing your music of course!
Send me a note through the contact button above.
- Ellie Goulding
- Apollo 440
- Matt Wills
- Sun Yanzi
- Jeff Beck
- Hudson Taylor
- The Pop Group
- Gareth Sager
- Josh Bray
- The Blackwhite
- Serve The Servants
- Tola Sun
- Jay Le Kat
- Drive-By Argument
- Rebel Kites
- Lucy Jones
- New Creation Church
- Kerry Fitzgerald
- Young Native
- Stacey Bee
- The Glass Child
- Eskimo Disco
- Eight Legs
- Gary Numan
- Jo Cang
- Ezra Bang
- Art Brut
- Assembly Now
- The Runners
- The Bazaars
- The KBC
- The Fontanas
2 ReviewsEndorse Ashley Krajewski
Ashley mixed our EP 'The Witnessing'. It was a complex work that I'd spent over a year on, but Ash got stuck in straight away and excelled from rough mix to final, far exceeding our expectations. His technical aptitude and creativity compliment each other throughout, and I'll keep working with him because he really has got 'the Ear'.
Ashley mixed a track for me. He went beyond the call of duty and produced excellent results on time, on budget and on brief. I was hesitant to pay for someone else to mix my track at first, but with some clever editing techniques and masterful production finishes he achieved some great results. He is defo recommended. Got for it.
Interview with Ashley Krajewski
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I think it's clear both have their positives. There are now some extremely complex plugin emulations to get that analog magic that can be missing from digital recordings. The benefit of instant recall and levels of control in the digital world can certainly be seen as a positive.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mixing is a technical rather than a creative process.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Suncream, a water filter, a solar powered cooker, satellite phone and a fishing rod. Wait..was that a trick question?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Monitor at low volume. Anything can sound exciting pumped up loud..does it still sound that way quieter? You also tend to lose focus and your ears won't last as long!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Right now I'm working in the box, mostly on Pro Tools with high quality plugins and audio converters with speakers that I know well.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Some of my mixing influences are Alan Moulder, Michael Brauer, and Tchad Blake.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Predominantly mixing these days but that can also end up including recording, engineering and editing/comping.