Alex @ A Cut Above London

Mastering, with love.

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Maximise your music's potential - I love helping artists achieve their vision. All genres welcome.

Mastering/Mix Engineer at A Cut Above London. Resident Mastering/Mixing/Recording Engineer at Studio73 in Hackney, East London. Producer signed to RAM Records/ ProgRAM.

FREE mix advice prior to track masters for a professional finish. UNLIMITED revisions. Generous volume discounts available.

I will master your music to commercial standards ready for radio, digital release and playback in all listening environments for an accessible price. Many of the tracks I've worked with through A Cut Above and Studio73 have got repeat air time on BBC Radio 1, Capital FM, Rinse FM, Reprezent Radio and more.

$50 - 1 track master
$80 - stem master (6 bus stems, + $5 per extra stem)
$100 - track mix (20 stems + $5 per extra stem)
$120 - mix and master (20 stems + $5 per extra stem)

Please get in touch for volume discounts and a friendly chat about your projects!

I work at a recording studio in Stoke Newington, London. There is 24/7 access, a games room and a laid back atmosphere. If you wish to record at an exciting space in London, please get in touch for my schedule availability.

I also do composition, sound design, mixing and editing for adverts and feature films. Professional finish with fast turnarounds - please get in touch to see examples of my work.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

141 Reviews - 36 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Gareth
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    Alex has a good ear, probably two of them, and made a very sweet mix and master of a single for me. It is singer / songwriter stuff, only 4 stems, so pretty simple, and he did a good job of making the mix and master. He offered to make more versions if needed too, so, a bonus there if I needed a remix / edit/ Above all, response time was quick, pricing fair, communication honest and efficient, and I feel he is a professional who cares about not only the music, but the client. Thanks Alex.

  2. Review by Craig C.
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    Awesome mastering!

  3. Review by Jamie M.
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    Alex always gets the job done quickly and with fantastic quality :)

  4. Review by Gerhard Tinius
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    Always a pleasure working with Alex! Easy to communicate with and passionate in his work

  5. Review by Ornell B.
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    Alex did a fantastic job mastering my song. He was patient and professional. I was pleased with the record and will certainly use his services again!

  6. Review by Von C.
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    Alex mastered my song and I was amazed with the result! Very fast turnaround and perfect quality! Will definitely be working with Alex again in the future! Highly recommend everyone to work with him!

  7. Review by Faris Badaro
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    Alex is fast, clear, and helpful. No need to mention he’s also talented at what he does! Will definitely be working with him again in the future.

  8. Review by Gerhard Tinius
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    Alex did a great job on my track, making it sit exactly where it should. very fast turnaround time and he seems very passionate in his work, offering suggestions for improvements along the way. Looking forward to working with him again!

  9. Review by LJ Gomez
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    Alex was easy to work with, was spot on with the vision I had for my songs.
    Great mastering engineer to work with.

  10. Review by Kade L.
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    Great recommendation by SoundBetter! He definitely belongs on the mastering page's top row. He is so passionate and cares about his clients and his work. He was very amicable, real, and professional; his mastering was exactly what I was hoping for, and his service was timely. Excellent!

  11. Review by Peter H.
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    A consummate professional, Alex continues to deliver on song after song. A++

  12. Review by Riesenradler
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    Alex mastered another two tracks very well and was open to try out a couple of alternative versions for me. Very good communication, will contact again!

  13. Review by Fhernando
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    As always it is a pleasure to work with Alex, an extraordinary job, his patience, advice and dedication to his work is greatly appreciated.

  14. Review by Riesenradler
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    Alex works incredibly quickly, has immediately found what style I was going for and provided helpful communication throughout the process!

  15. Review by Peter H.
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    Excellent work as always. I'm a repeat client, and there's a reason for that.

  16. Review by 11143913937
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    Nice quick and clean master. till next time

  17. Review by Victor S.
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    Alex was incredibly nice and met all my needs. Amazing master! thank you so much!

  18. Review by 11143913937
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    Yo Thanks Alex, for a nice sounding master in short time and good communication. Till next time.

    Bombe

  19. Review by Yuri L.
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    Ultra dope

  20. Review by Alma Kalbermann
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    So kind and caring, went all the way with us. I sent 3 songs to master for a friend, and Alex was super smooth, fast and thoughtful. And it sounds great' of course.
    Alex had also considered our global-financial crisis and gave us a great price, and was also very patient when it took time to respond.

  21. Review by Nikhil o.
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    10/10. Brought the quality of my track up to standard and helped with tips to improve my mix along the way. Would definitely recommend.

  22. Review by Craig W.
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    Love his enthusiasm! Alex did a great job with what I gave him. Though, I had to take a star off, but ONLY because it took a little longer than expected and I didn't receive clear communication on when the song would be delivered. However, he showed more than enthusiasm about my track, and nevertheless ended up delivering a quality product. Thank you!

  23. Review by Yenn B
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    Alex hat einen sehr guten Job gemacht, keine Frage. Er hat Verbesserungen vorgenommen und ist auf meine Wünsche eingegangen. Danke nochmal!

    Kritikpunkt:
    - Dauer der Rückmeldung
    -> Mir ist klar dass das Leben immer wieder dazwischen kommt und im Alltag vielleicht nicht so viel Zeit ist sich noch um den Typen zu kümmern der seinen Song asap gemastert haben will. Aber eine kurze Zwischeninfo dass es länger dauert (eine Woche) wäre toll. Ich musste hin und wieder nachhaken.

  24. Review by MikoSkyl
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    As always, Alex did a great job. It immediately understands what you need and performs the master in record time. You will not be disappointed !

  25. Review by Jamie M.
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    Alex was clear and concise with communication and feedback. Technically and sonically did a great job.

  26. Review by Anja E.
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    Thanks again Alex, master is sounding great again :-) You'll see me back for my next single soon!

  27. Review by Holly M.
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    I loved working with Alex, he was very quick, gave good feedback about the mix and amended the master as I requested. I will definitely work with him again.

  28. Review by Billy P.
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    Once again, Alex has really given our project the finishing touch it needed. Much love!

  29. Review by Juan
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    Been working with Alex for a few projects, if you are looking for a truly professional master, he's your guy.

  30. Review by Fhernando
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    As always a pleasure to work with him, he understands perfectly what I've asking for, he gives life to the song and his patience is extraordinary.

  31. Review by Billie B.
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    Grade A, per usual.

    Always a pleasure, thank you Alex!

  32. Review by Daniel A.
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    Alex is fast, acurate and easy to communicate with. Thats my third job with him and he always delivers!

  33. Review by Billy P.
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    I use Alex regularly for my projects and he always gets the best result.

    Thanks again!

  34. Review by Khayla
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    Alex did a wonderful job at mastering my track! He met my tight deadline and communicated well throughout the entire process. I am very satisfied with how my song came out and I'm looking forward to working with him again.

  35. Review by Constantin S.
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    Great quality + advice for mixing + unlimited revisions + mastering of alternate versions = five stars.

  36. Review by Brett R.
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    Produced a great master and was a pleasure to work with!

  37. Review by Anja E.
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    Master sounds great, thank you! And thank you for your feedback on the mix as well, that was a great tip.

  38. Review by Billy P.
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    As always, super efficient and making our project sound BETTER!

  39. Review by Nick
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    So helpful! Gave me tips on my mix and mastered our track so well!

  40. Review by Fhernando
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    Alex knew how to take the essence and soul of the song to the next level, i loved his work and DEFINITELY I will work with him again.

  41. Review by Aadrian G.
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    Great mastering engineer! He works to satisfy the customer. I can certainly appreciate his commitment; and I love his talent. Highly recommend!

  42. Review by Mychal V.
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    Was patient with me on making changes in the mix of the song and quick with revisions.

  43. Review by Jordan W.
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    Amazing once again !! so patient and amazing quality masters and delivers quick with amazing feedback!!

  44. Review by Jordan E.
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    Alex is a great engineer and helped me take my song to the next level!!!!

  45. Review by Peter H.
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    Alex is a true pro. His communication is second to none, and he has a fantastic ear. I've worked with many mastering engineers, and he truly stands out. This was the second project I've sent him for mastering, and I will be back.

  46. Review by Xabiere J.
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    Great communication, fast delivery, amazing sound!

  47. Review by Thomas K.
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    Great quality of service , communication and experience overall . I'm really happy with the result .

  48. Review by Simon L.
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    Really happy with the result!

  49. Review by Samuel H.
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    Alex is very professional and helpful. He has an extremely well-trained ear and was able to accurately identify problem frequencies in the mix, giving us some really helpful suggestions for mix tweaks. He worked tirelessly and gave many revisions on the master.
    His masters are very tight and clean sounding, however, it didn't quite have the depth, width or energy I was looking for for my track. I would recommend Alex for mastering a pop or RnB track.

  50. Review by Jordan W.
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    Alex was amazing , had a huge project to due and he made the album sound exactly how we wanted it too I would recommend him to everyone!! Especially R&B and trap artists and producers

  51. Review by Zoa W.
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    We have worked several times with Alex and we are always very satisfied with the excellent masters. We highly recommend his services and hope to work together again on new tracks soon!

  52. Review by Isaiah C.
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    Alex has been great to work with! He has been very friendly, communicative during the whole process, and produced a quality mix & master that took my my track to a professional level of sound. I look forward to working with him again in the future!

  53. Review by Leandro H.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Alex. Really fast & the results I wanted.

  54. Review by John T.
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    Great ear, very professional, and gave us radio ready songs in quick time

  55. Review by Vincent S.
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    Was a pleasure!

  56. Review by Phyzix B.
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    Alex knows his stuff. Very patient and gives all the right recommendations for a mix. My song sounds super dope. He's got the magic touch. Thank you

  57. Review by Aadrian G.
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    Very professional! Elite mixing engineer

  58. Review by Mattia B.
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    When we listened to Alex job we were so surprised about it! He took our home-recorded tracks and gave them life. We made a rough mix of our song to let Alex know what our sound idea was: he took all the thing to another level adding clearness and loudness. Really good job, think we'll work again with him!

  59. Review by Daniel A.
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    Second song mastered with Alex, nailed once more!
    Excellent result, fast, professional, more than reccomended!

  60. Review by William P.
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    Great work! Quick Responses and willingness to help get you what you want. I will be using his services in the future

  61. Review by Kavon S.
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    his work is amazing so far the best I've used

  62. Review by Leo A.
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    Solid work!

  63. Review by Zoa W.
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    This is our fourth time working with Alex and he once again did an excellent job mastering our song. We are very happy with the final result and his professionalism, and would highly recommend working with him (5/5)!

  64. Review by Dom Dankwa
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    Alex delivered a great radio-quality master! He took the time to give detailed feedback on the mix so that we could go into mastering as strong as possible. I also appreciated his patience--my production partner and I needed to sit with the master for a bit, and he was super accommodating and patient. Really pleased with the end result and hope to work with Alex again!

  65. Review by Jaron J.
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    Alex is an excellent, professional mastering engineer. I highly recommend him if you are considering mastering your EP or Album, as he is quick to respond, open to multiple revisions, friendly and reasonably priced. I really enjoyed working with him.

  66. Review by Herb R.
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    He was good, patient beyond the call of duty, it took some time, but hey life is short whats the rush? it was worth the time, and he didn't stop until he was sure everything was cool with us. I like what he did, and I will engage him again.

  67. Review by Daniel A.
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    Super Fast, super professional, super friendly. Result is amazing!
    Alex is great!!

  68. Review by Djordje
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    Best Master !! 1day to deliver TOP! Again :D

  69. Review by Peter H.
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    Could not have been better. Enjoyed working with Alex, and he added a massive amount of value. 10/10, great stuff.

  70. Review by Mike G.
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    Straight up, this man works wonders. I can't wait to send him my future tracks, because not only does he have the patience to get things how you want, he also does great work. I'm going to be recommending him to all of my colleagues.

  71. Review by Juan
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    Great job as always!

  72. Review by HoneyM
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    Great Mastering. Quality,Loud,Clear.

    Thanks you Alex !

  73. Review by Christoffer S.
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    fast, easy to work with. does a graet job making the tracks better.

  74. Review by Maal N.
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    Alex made my song sound stellar and I’m happy that i worked with him. Communication and professionalism was above and beyond.

  75. Review by John T.
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    Great ear and attention to detail. Gives detailed feedback on how to optimize the mix for mastering, and lets you know about things you might have missed. Extremely happy with the result and professionalism, would definitely recommend.

  76. Review by Brynn B.
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    Alex did a great job mastering my track! He has quick turnaround time and great communication. Thanks, Alex.

  77. Review by Leo A.
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    Great work, as always! :)

  78. Review by MikoSkyl
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    It's the second time i work with Alex & i'm very happy of his sound !
    His advices makes my track a level higher (like the first time ;-)
    THX again Alex !

  79. Review by Karrington W.
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    A pleasure to work with. Efficient and quick results. Definitely would recommend.

  80. Review by Stefan
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    Another great mastering job, Alex was very responsive and helpful as always.

  81. Review by Gabriel N.
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    Great communication, excellent work done quickly and professionally. Enjoyed working with Alex.

  82. Review by Aadrian G.
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    Alex is Amazing! I would HIGHLY recommend him. He responds quick and is dedicated to fulfill your mastering wishes. He gave helpful suggestions and really knows his stuff!

  83. Review by MikoSkyl
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    Alex is very communicative and patient. He gives very good advices. I'll work with him soon again. Thx Alex 🙏

  84. Review by BB
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    Another phenomenal project completed with Alex! He mastered 6 tracks for me in a very short period of time, and was able to accurately diagnose issues on one of my songs that even my producer wasn't aware of.

    Alex really knows his craft, you will not be disappointed.

  85. Review by Leo A.
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    Alex is a star! Great quality and very easy to work with!

  86. Review by Yoshitaka O.
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    The track was nice, thanks, Alex.

  87. Review by Billie B.
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    I understand there are tons of options on this site to get your project finished, but do yourself a favor and go with Alex.

    TRUST ME, he's exactly what you're looking for in your engineer. Quick responses, easygoing and fast working, but most importantly, AMAZING EARS! He just gets it.

  88. Review by Aykut Ö.
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    Alex is a great mastering engineer fast, quick and instructive feedback. I definetely recommend if you want high quality work.

  89. Review by Sebastien T.
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    1 star

  90. Review by Patrick
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    Alex delivers a great sounding master for an affordable price, perfect for freelancers like myself. Alex went the extra mile and re-exported a master specifically tailored to Soundcloud at no extra cost for me.

    Definitely coming back for my next song!

  91. Review by Calab
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    Alex gave some mixing advice and helped me get my track sounding it's best. Very happy with the mastering service and his help, highly recommended.

  92. Review by Odabi O.
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    Alex is a great mixing and mastering engineer with great attention to detail,he made my song a hit track with his impeccable engineering skills

  93. Review by Leo A.
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    Alex is a really talented guy. Great communication and really easy to work with!

  94. Review by Ritchie J.
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    Very good at it !! keep killing it

  95. Review by Justyn S.
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    Great mastering engineer with a quick turn around time and provides a high quality product personalized to your tastes for a reasonable price. He is also very professional and responds quickly to whatever you may need. Would certainly recommend.

  96. Review by Zach K.
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    Alex did a fantastic job!

  97. Review by Anton S.
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    Everything is cool!

  98. Review by Juan M.
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    Third project mastered by Alex. His work is always great!

  99. Review by Anton S.
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    Professional

  100. Review by Billy P.
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    This was a slightly different project which ran over a few weeks but Alex was as informative as ever and patient with our replies. Gave some great advice for our mixes which have made the end results sound even better.

  101. Review by Louis V.
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    Alex is hugely professional, very fast and is really accomdating and flexible to any changes and tweaks you may. The tracks came out perfect and I'm a perfectionist so!

  102. Review by James E.
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    Alex was fantastic - good advice and great mastering. Worth getting in touch with to discuss your project/s.

  103. Review by Zoa W.
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    This is our third time working with Alex and we are once again very happy with the final master! The service was top notch in every aspect and we couldn’t have asked for more!

  104. Review by Jacob D.
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    Super happy with the results! Boosted my mixes loads without loosing the original integrity of the tracks, will defo be using Alex again!

  105. Review by Melanie H.
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    Alex is great! Got the job done:)

  106. Review by Anton B.
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    Alex was spot on as always. Efficient and quick, exactly what you want as an artist.

  107. Review by Zoa W.
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    This is our second time working with Alex and we are once again very satisfied with the result. The excellent quality of the master in combination with the quick turnaround time and smooth communication definitely helped us to get the most out of our track. We couldn’t have asked for more!

  108. Review by Rikky
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    An other Great job !!

  109. Review by Anton S.
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    Professional work!

  110. Review by Stefan
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    Alex was very quick and responsive, and the final product sounded great.

  111. Review by Billy P.
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    Again, excellent service and patience with me whilst I made the necessary tweaks. Thanks Alex.

  112. Review by Billy P.
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    As always, very fast, efficient and great communication!

  113. Review by Ville T.
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    Second time working with Alex and I couldn't be happier about the results! True professional.

  114. Review by Zoa W.
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    This is our first time working with Alex and we are very satisfied with both the final master as well as the mastering process in general (very positive attitude, great communication, useful input, fast deliveries, high quality work, etc.). We couldn’t have asked for more and it would be a pleasure to work together again with Alex in the near future, full 5 stars!

  115. Review by Youjin S.
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    Good job!

  116. Review by Ville T.
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    Was a pleasure to work with Alex, true professional!

  117. Review by Juan M.
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    Second time working with Alex and he did an amazing job, highly recommended!

  118. Review by Ritchie J.
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    Excellent work!👌🏾

  119. Review by Dmitriy
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    True professional

  120. Review by Juan
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    Great communication between Alex and the client, not to mention the excelent work he's done on my tracks! Highly recommended

  121. Review by Vladimir B.
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    I worked with Alex on an electric guitar based track and ended up with great results. Upon sending him the mix initially, he reccommended some changes, which improved the quality of the track considerably. That flexibility was important and highly beneficial in this case. Highly reccomended.

  122. Review by Jo O.
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    Did another track with Alex - killed it. Great communication, constructive feedback, and lets you send multiple mixes until perfection

  123. Review by Clevor T.
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    Another excellent job from the champ. He's sure to deliver quality whatever the type of music!

  124. Review by Cole P.
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    Worked with me until we got it right! Talented Mastering Engineer

  125. Review by Clevor T.
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    Amazing. 10/10. V happy :') Oh and smooth!

  126. Review by Mackenson V.
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    great work

  127. Review by Jo O.
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    Alex mastered some 808 hip hop tracks and they sound great. Gives revisions until the track sounds how you want it. easy to communicate with

  128. Review by Mackenson V.
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    great sound love it.

  129. Review by Xavier M.
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    Amazing to work with! His attention to detail is phenomenal

  130. Review by Max M.
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    This guy is the greatest!! Finding the right person to deal with the mixing and mastering of your songs can be a tricky situation. This was easy.
    Alex is professional, patient and a pleasure to talk to. Not just was he completely on point with boosting the quality of the tracks, but he's also great to talk to about potential ideas with songs, and always has constructive and honest feedback! 10/10

    - C. Blarx

  131. Review by Anton B.
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    Alex is lit from start to finish.

  132. Review by Dominique h.
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    Alex is Great at what he does music sounds alot better once he was finished mastering it. He also has great communication the whole time.

  133. Review by michael b.
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    Alex is the man if you need a song master. He will do what it take to make sure. Is also patient and good at communicating.

  134. Review by Arun m.
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    Very professional , made my song sound clean and much more professional . Thank you so much and I will be back again.

  135. Review by Dmitriy
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    Сoped well with the track in Russian. Very fast and high quality work.

  136. Review by Sasha M.
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    Good work! Everything was done like I wanted and even better.
    Very neat at work, responsive and deeply involved in project.

    Thank you Alex!
    Hope we will work again.

    S

  137. Review by Brian L.
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    I had Alex master one of my tracks and I couldn't be happier with the job he did on it. He was very responsive and made great efforts to have the track sounding perfect. I didn't have to tell much because he just understood the direction I wanted to go. I look forward to working with him again.

  138. Review by Maximillian Muir
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    Amazing work! Had my EP mixed and mastered by A Cut Above and I'm over the moon about it! Sounding so much smoother and sonically pleasing than before I sent my tracks over. Very efficient job and for a very reasonable price. I definitely recommend it, and on top of that, he's a super nice guy and knows his stuff. Peace!

    Blarx

  139. Review by Sam
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    A cut above made the tracks I sent them so much better than I ever thought they could.

  140. Review by Sebastian Sattin
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    Not usually the type to hand my music over to anyone outside my fold but A Cut Above did the sound I was going for absolute justice with a beautiful master. 100% recommended and I'll be using them for all future releases

  141. Review by Dan Lee
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    Great work mastering Fyans music, I would highly recommend! Quick turnaround and sounds great.

Interview with Alex @ A Cut Above London

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

  2. A: I work with a wide range of genres but predominantly with vocal artists. This includes singer/songwriter music, hip-hop, trap, R&B, soul, grime and pop. I do occasionally work with indie rock bands which I also enjoy immensely.

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

  4. A: Don't hire someone who is brisk and unpleasant. If they don't seem respectful, chances are they won't treat your work with respect. So make sure you get along!

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

  6. A: The Warm Audio 1176, my MicroKorg, MacBook, Dynaudios and KRK Sub.

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

  8. A: Track masters for hip hop, trap, grime, R'n'B, and singer/songwriter music.

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

  10. A: Very often a small (1-2db) but broad dip at 2k can really tame digital harshness on vocals and drums.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Using my ears!

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

  14. A: Streaky at Metropolis Mastering, Brian 'Big Bass' Gardner, Colin Leonard at Sing Mastering.

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

  16. A: I've been mastering for 3 years. I trained with the community studio ROOT 73 in London. I also produce drum and bass as Melysma and have releases on Dispatch Recordings and Program (RAM).

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: I currently work in 2 well isolated studios. The first is equipped with 2 Dynaudio BM5As, a KRK 10S Subwoofer and an Apogee Ensemble. The second has Yamaha HS10s, Avantone Mix Cubes, a Warm Audio 1176 and a UAD Apollo. Having this mix of speakers allows me to ensure clients' music sounds great in all listening environments. I use high-end plugins from UAD, FabFilter, Sony Oxford/Sonnox, EMI/Chandler Abbey Road, Waves, Nomad Factory, Izotope and Brainworx.

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

  20. A: First things first, if anything needs ironing out on the client's end for better results, I'll offer my advice. This ranges from removing clicks in audio stems with fades to a full detailed mix appraisal. Eqing and tonal control comes first and is the most important thing about mastering. It is very common for me to receive music that has been made entirely 'in the box' - the most noticeable thing in these songs is a perceived harshness; most noticeable on snares and vocals. Its my job to tame these frequencies and aim for a 'smoother' high end. Other common problems in mixes I receive are unbalanced bass or 'mud' in the vocals around the 200-400hz range. After I am happy with the eq curve of the song, I may adjust the stereo image using extremely subtle plate reverbs and mid/side eq. I tend not to use stereo imaging plugins as they produce unwanted phase artefacts. After this I may introduce some extra colour to the song with some tube or tape saturation or using certain compressors purely for their colour. Modern music is generally very compressed in the mix, and does not require gain reduction via compression on the mix buss. There are some very rare cases where I may use multi band compression to solve problems in the low end/low mids/ultra highs, but about 90 % of these cases can be solved with careful eqing. Finally there is limiting to control the peaks of the material and increase the loudness/fatness to the clients' desired level.

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

  22. A: I always aim to bring: a coherent sense of space, tonal balance, clarity/separation of individual elements, an appropriate amount of warmth, and of course loudness/fatness. However, I can bring whatever the client requires and I can very often tell what they require without them describing it in detail (according to the genre they are working with).

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

  24. A: In the UK scene I would love to work with artists such as Giggs, BBK and IMDDB. In the US scene I would love to work with artists like Joey Badass, Kendrick Lamar and Cardi B.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I would say a well rounded low end and general track weight/warmth is an important part of my style.

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

  28. A: Some common questions: Are there any problems that you encountered with the mix? Is there anything in particular you would like adjusted? Do you have a target loudness for your song? However if a mix is great, and the direction is obvious, I don't really need to ask questions.

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

  30. A: Every job is different, working with musicians, sessions are always very enjoyable and never boring.

  31. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  32. A: 80% of the plugins I use are digital emulations of analogue hardware. It is very important to know the character of different units as there will always be an instance where a specific unit comes in handy. As I am independent and do not work in a big studio I am currently saving to upgrade my studio and own the hardware versions of all the plugins I use!

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

  34. A: I have mastered music for a video on SB.TV, this has been my highest profile work so far.

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

  36. A: Mastering will turn a bad mix into a good mix! This is why I will often give mix appraisals first to improve the mix and therefore the overall sound of the project.

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

  38. A: To work relentlessly until they're happy and their music sounds amazing!

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

  40. A: The most common question I am asked is would you like the final mix with the limiter/compressor on the output or without it? My answer is always remove any master compressors or limiters and ensure there are at least 6 db of headroom. Sometimes the mixing engineer has very specifically mixed into a limiter and I am able to work with tracks like this, however no processing on the master out is the ideal situation.

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

  42. A: I often work in close conjunction with Maya at Root 73 on social music projects in our local communities - he is a very talented mixing engineer, you can find him by searching 'Root 73 Studio'. If you're after a live feel, acoustic, singer-songwriter, soul sound he is your guy! I've also worked on multiple large projects with another very skilled mixing engineer, Juan M from Mexico (you can find him by searching that). If you're after a big, bright, 'pop' glossy sound he is your man!

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