Ashley Krajewski

akMix - Mix Engineer

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A mixer of musical frequencies & feelings.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Ashley Krajewski
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Ellie Goulding
  • The Pop Group
  • The Pop Group
  • Zedd
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Apollo 440
  • Apollo 440
  • Magazine
  • Magazine
  • Drive-By Argument
  • Drive-By Argument
  • Eskimo Disco
  • Cherubs
  • Cherubs
  • Cherubs
  • Cherubs
  • Art Brut
  • Drive-By Argument
  • Apollo 440
  • Apollo 440
  • Jeff Beck
  • Jeff Beck

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Jordan H.
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    So happy! Ashley is amazing. Listening back to my original mix v. his mix, and they're worlds apart! So patient, and with incredible attention to detail, I really appreciate his work and would recommend him very strongly.

  2. Review by Knight Music
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    Ash has been my go to guy for all my Mixing needs. Despite never having met he understands exactly what the song needs sonically, often taking a more co production side rather than just straight sonics. He is the man for any mix work I have and I can’t recommend him highly enough!

  3. Review by Alex Story
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    by Alex Story

    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'.

  4. Review by Sam S.
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    by Sam S.

    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

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

  2. A: Are you a mastering engineer? - No. I see the value of having a professional mastering engineer master my mixes. I have mastered some things in the past but having another set of ears to put that final icing on the cake can be very beneficial. They have the perspective and experience of mastering a huge quantity of music. I know a number of mastering engineers I trust with my mixes that I can recommend.

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

  4. A: A fresh set of experienced ears and perspective. I aim to take the vision the artist and producer had of the song to beyond even where they had pictured it. As well as my ears and taste I feel I can bring my experience and 20+ years worth of knowledge both in engineering and music production to a song.

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

  6. A: Suncream, a solar powered generator, a water filter, cooker, and a fishing rod. Wait..was that not the gear you meant?

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

  8. A: I think that mixing is much like painting a room. The prep work is crucial. There's no point in painting a wall if it has a huge crack in it or having to stop in the middle of painting to fill holes. So I spend a good amount of time thoroughly making sure a song is actually ready to be mixed. I check through the multitrack files for clicks, glitches, edits that could be better..or anything that I think needs addressing. I make sure the levels and gain staging are good for mixing and especially do a lot of prep work on the vocal tracks. As I'm doing all of this I'm getting a sense and understanding of what's going on in the song and getting some ideas of where I might like to go with the mix. Once I feel my session is in a good place and ready to be mixed, if possible it's wise to take a little time away from it becoming coming back to mix with a fresh perspective. I like to build my balance and mixes up from scratch while referencing any "rough" production mixes or reference tracks to see if in the right universe. Once happy with my mix I'll review it with fresh ears before sending it to the client and then we'll take from there in terms of any necessary revisions until everyone is happy.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: I have a hybrid setup of both some analog outboard and digital plugins. I mix in Pro Tools on an iMac Pro which has plenty of processing power and speed for working comfortably. My converter is a UA Apollo x8 and my monitors are Amphion One15's on Sound Anchor stands.

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

  12. A: I am focused on mixing but inevitably engineering, editing and other aspects of music production come into play within that.

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

  14. A: Some of my mixing influences are Alan Moulder, Michael Brauer, and Tchad Blake.

  15. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  16. 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.

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

  18. A: That mixing is just a technical rather than also a creative process.

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

  20. A: Monitor at low volume. Any mix can sound exciting pumped up loud..does it still sound that way when listening quieter? You also tend to lose perspective and your ears won't last as long at high volumes!

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*please note average prices are in British £

I don’t typically have a limit on revisions.
If significant production changes are made then a discussion on further payment would be suitable.

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  • The 1975
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Gear Highlights
  • UA Apollo X8
  • Amphion One15's
  • Urei 1176 LN RevH
  • Emperical Labs Distressor
  • New Old Sound LTD McOne-B
  • Yamaha NS-10m
  • Pro Tools & Logic Pro.UA
  • Slate Digital
  • Fab Filter
  • Kush
  • Brainworx
  • Empirical Labs
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