🌟5-star rated engineer with a Master's degree. Featured on Lofi Girl, Spotify's "Fresh Finds", and more. Collaborated with Tony Maserati. Boasting millions of streams across platforms. I offer unlimited revisions to perfect your sound in any genre. Let's create magic together!
With over 14 years of practical experience in mixing and mastering, I am here to help you refine your music to the highest standard. I am well-versed in a wide array of genres including but not limited to Lofi, Indie Rock, Pop, EDM, and many more. My goal is to ensure your song is not only radio-ready but also the best possible version it can be, resonating well with your envisioned sound.
What I Offer
Mixing and Mastering: I bring a detailed approach to editing, tuning, EQing, and more, offering a polished, professional touch to your tracks. For new clients, the rates start at $150 for mixing and $50 for mastering.
Revisions: Your satisfaction is my priority. I offer unlimited revisions within a reasonable scope to ensure every detail aligns perfectly with your expectations.
Timeline: Receive the initial mix within a maximum of 7 days, with a quicker turnaround for mastering projects, facilitating a smooth and efficient workflow for your music projects.
Whether you are working on a single, EP, album, or soundtrack, I am here to collaborate closely with you, discussing every element in depth to bring your vision to life. I am prepared to handle projects of any scale, dedicating the necessary time and attention to meet and exceed your expectations.
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114 Reviews - 18 Repeat ClientsEndorse dontaskalex
Alex was a great person to work with. Throughout the job his communication was fantastic. He provided regular updates and made sure I was 100 percent satisfied with his service. He was really patient with any revisions I had and worked hard to get the result perfect and ensured we hit the vision for the track. Would recommend to anyone and looking forward to working with him again! 10/10
Alex has great ears, impeccable taste, and is a dear to work with. I can't wait to create with him again. Thank you Alex!
I can highly recommend Alex. I had a number of stems, both wet and dry and he managed to create a really strong, cohesive track that sounds great and polished. He listened to my suggestions while offering his own ideas, which were always on the money. I'm definitely working with him again, with pleasure!
Alex is one of the best Mix Engineers I've ever worked with. Extremely talented and just a really nice guy too. He worked on a lofi/boom bap beat of mine and I genuinely couldn't be happier with how it sounds. Thank you bro!
Great work and communication.
Another great experience with Alex! This is the 4th song I've worked with him so far this year and he's been outstanding every time. He's extremely patient and always delivers great results. I had to go on a work trip that put me away from my music for a few days and the delay was no problem for Alex. I'd highly recommend him for anyone looking for excellent quality mixing and mastering!
dontaskalex is a superstar 🔥. Once again he has exceeded my expectations. He's extremely attentive when I'm trying to explain my vision, he goes away and then brings that vision to life!
Just finishing up a lofi album w/ Alex, and we are on to the last step. Really looking forward to putting the final touches on everything with this great engineer. Thank you for all your persistence, experience and hard work!
Alex is always quick to deliver and incorporates my notes and wishes in the best way possible. And super nice person to work with!
Another great mix by Alex. Awesome work flow and super pro as always.
So happy with the result. Alex really gets it and goes above and beyond. Thanks!
One more song on this great album we are doing together, let's go Alex!! 🤝
Great work, very kind and patient. Highly recommended!
As of this writing, I am closing in on the completion of a lofi album with Alex and he has been relentless in his pursuit of getting things to a place where we are both happy with the final product.
We still have a little ways to go - including a final pass through to make sure all the songs fit together as a cohesive whole - but based on how things are going, I know he won't stop until we have the best album possible!
Super grateful for all his skill and hard work.
Alex is the best! I highly recommend him! Great ear and a pleasure to work with.
Alex is the best! He is so talented and goes above and beyond to bring your exact vision to life. Super professional and and just the nicest. Highly recommend!
Alex is an amazing super versatile engineer.
He can jump from pop to hip-hop, R&B, experimental without a problem.
Yet he makes sure that the songs of your project blend together by giving them a common identity from the vocals to the music.
Another successful project working with Alex. He's incredible at mixing and mastering and I highly recommend his services. Easy to work with, flexible with changes and super high quality results. Thanks again!
WOW!!! dontaskalex has once again exceeded my expectations, he is a clear communicator who is highly efficient with his adjustments and guidance/advice, which i dearly appreciate.
We are already talking about our next project.
I'm used to making music solo and without any collaboration, so I'm picky when it comes to mixing and I'm not always comfortable giving notes. When I was looking for someone to help me with my first lo-fi project, it had to be someone experienced in lo-fi but reasonably priced and willing to work together, ride or die. Alex is extraordinarily well-suited for this; he has a great, laid-back attitude (much like the lo-fi music he mixes) and is a reliable communicator. Look forward to doing more!
Another great mix from Alex! Have done 5 songs together so far and will do more for sure. He is a pleasure to work with. Very clear and quick communication. And the music is elevated every time.
Interview with dontaskalex
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Try to explain your goal as detailed as possible.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Well without electricity i would be lost anyway haha
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing producing/mixing/mastering for over 10 years now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is simplistic and straight forward.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Post Malone because he just seems like a chill dude to hang out and to work with.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Give it time and try to spread out your sessions over multiple days or weeks. Sometimes you just like an idea because you heard it too often in a row.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I am working on lofi, indie pop, pop and chillout music. But i am really open to every kind of genre.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Understanding the clients idea.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a lot of experiences from mixing and mastering hundreds of songs. Sometimes my own, sometimes working with other singers and sometimes for complete strangers. I think i can understand the ideas of other people pretty well and i can translate them into the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: There is no typical work process for me, its different everytime and thats the reason why its never getting boring.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm proud of my work with "dontask" and of my own work "dontaskalex". These are my first projects and i really like the sound of these
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on an album with a singer and i am also producing my own songs.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: There is another mixing and mastering engineer called Fred who does really good work.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because a lot of digital plugins have algorithms implemented designed to reimagine analog tools, for example reverbs and delays.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If you dont like it you dont have to pay for it
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Its possible from everywhere and with everyone
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How should you prepare your pre-master: make sure it has some headroom about -6dB
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Even though mastering and mixing is pretty technical it has a creative component to it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Where do you want to publish your track and what sound should be accomplished.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am focusing on mastering single tracks, or tracks within a bigger project, for example an EP or LP. I am also doing mixing services, so there is the possibility to combine both services into one order.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am working on a Desktop PC with two KRK 8 ROKIT G3 Speakers and DT770 Pro Headphones. The DAW i use is FL Studio 20. I invested in a few Plugins from Izotope, Youlean and Soundtoys for mastering and mixing purposes.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am a big fan of the producer Rick Rubin. I just love his positive energy and the calmness in his approach of making music with different styles.