Ashley Krajewski is a British recording & mix engineer with over 15 years experience in the industry. After spending 10 years as engineer at Apollo 440's Apollo Control studios, he has earned credits on work with Apollo 440, Ellie Goulding, Sun Yanzi, Matt Wills, Hotei, Jeff Beck, Sway, Magazine, Art Brut, Josh Bray and Rebel Kites to name a few.
• Engineering & Programming credits on Ellie Goulding’s hit singles “Explosions” (UK#13) and
“How Long Will I Love You” (UK#3)
• Engineering & Mix credits on albums for Apollo 440, Sun Yanzi, Hotei, Magazine, Art Brut & Jeff Beck.
• Engineering & Mixing two full feature film soundtracks in stereo and 5.1.
• Well trained and reliable set (2) of ears with a great attention to detail.
• Comprehensive engineering experience and knowledge of recording, mic, editing, mixing,
programming, production and mastering techniques.
• Highly proficient in the use of Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton DAWs.
• Extensive knowledge of the use and maintenance of music software, plugins and Macs.
• Competent keyboard player with some percussion and drumming skills.
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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 Tom Elmhirst.
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.