Thomas K

Pop & EDM producer, mixing

15 Reviews (8 Verified)
Thomas K on SoundBetter

Pro music producer and mixing engineer with 30 + million streams & recent ('23) signed releases on Republic and Soave Records as Kalkovich. Worked on 100 + ad campaigns for Hollywood trailer music company The Solos, MG Cars, Brooks Sports, Clipper Tea and more.

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Hey! I'm an experienced music producer in EDM, dance and pop music based in Amsterdam specialised in song production, mixing, songwriting, vocal production and vocal tuning. I'm into catchy melodic pop in the best Max Martin tradition. My strongest skill is giving shape to productions with great attention to detail and feeling.

Read my interview if you wanna get to know me more!

Last but not least, I'm all about honesty and transparency. What to expect from me;

- Production price is based on co-operation; I will turn your basic production idea into a finished song (get in touch to discuss details)
- Mixing price is based on around 50 stems or less (but not a deal breaker)
- I am service oriented and aim to bring your vision to it's best possible outcome; I'll make your song shine
- I'm used to delivering the best service for the most demanding clients
- Can do detailed and manual vocal editing combined with the best vocal production techniques
- Turn around time; 1 week (depending on project specs)

I would love to hear about your project! Click on the contact button and send me a message!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.


  • Dutch
  • English

15 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Cortnie G.

    Thomas is amazing to work with. He has produced several songs for me, all different genre's, and they have all be so great! He is so great to work with and is very talented! He goes above and beyond to give you the best song. Thanks Thomas!

  2. Review by Bastien / SBSTN
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    Was a pleasure to work with Thomas! Very professional and patient.

  3. Review by Cortnie G.

    I have worked with Thomas a few times, and every time he amazes me with his production and mixing. He goes above and beyond to make everything sound just how you would like. He knows how to make the song cohesive, and deliver the feel and emotion. On this song he produced/mixed for me, I gave him an idea of where I wanted the song to go and he took it to a level I never thought the song could reach. He is so talented and so great to work with. I can't wait to work with him again.Thanks Thomas!

  4. Review by Sean Killeen
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    Amazing working together!! Thanks so much

  5. Review by Joshua F.

    What can I say about Thomas? This is the second time I've worked with Thomas and I feel his understanding of the requirement is second to none! I presented him with an idea for a remixed idea on a previous production and 3 days later he was back to me with a perfect mix. Madness! I feel Thomas is so easy to get along with and will bring your ideas to life! Will be coming back to Thomas again, and again, and again!!

  6. Review by Cortnie G.

    Thomas K went above and beyond on my song. His production perfectly captured the vibe and feel of the song and made it sound amazing. He really knows how to make the vocals sound so good and sit perfectly in the production and mix. He is a creative master. Can't wait to hire him for my next song!

  7. Review by Bastien / SBSTN
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    Professional and patient! Was a pleasure to work with Thomas!

  8. Review by Jaime Deraz
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    Such a pleasure to work with! Clear on what he was looking for, and so, so kind as well. I’d work with Thomas again in a heartbeat! x

  9. Review by Joshua F.

    Thomas was absolutely spot on! I came to Thomas with an idea in my head, that was only described to him through text. Magically Thomas created the exact song that I was hoping for and even went the extra mile to make sure it was 100% the song I wanted. He cut no corners, and he is so easy to get along with. We vibed from the second we first spoke. For reference, my job was a Christmas song, and he fulfilled it perfectly.

  10. Review by Cortnie G.

    Amazing experience working with Thomas K. He went above and beyond to make sure everything sounded just right. He is highly skilled and is one of the best producers I have worked with!! Thanks Thomas!!!

  11. Review by Raena
    by Raena
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    It was a pleasure working with Thomas again! His tracks are inspiring to perform on and feedback is always clear and concise. Highly recommend!

  12. Review by Martijn F.

    We really enjoyed working with Thomas; based on a few keywords he knew exactly what we were aiming for. Quick replies, good service and a great song. We definitely will work with him again.

  13. Review by Lauren D'Abate

    Thomas was so easy to work with! He totally delivered on what I wanted, and even a little early. He took into consideration my comments, and listened to what I was going for. I'll definitely work with him again! Thank you Thomas!

  14. Review by Tim Riehm
    by Tim Riehm

    Thomas is a killer producer, songwriter, and mixing engineer! I’ve worked with him a few times, and every song we do sounds amazing! Would HIGHLY recommend!

  15. Review by OIJ
    by OIJ

    I've worked with Thomas on multiple projects. He is professional and knows how to bring out the best in a song, increasing its commercial viability. Our latest release has scored over a million plays.

Interview with Thomas K

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

  2. A: If you're looking to engage your audience and want to work on a production with strong hooks and great melodies, I'm your man. I'm super honest but always considerate in the hunt for optimal song shine.

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

  4. A: A laptop, audio interface, mixing headphones, a fender telecaster, a 1000 tb HD and a device to connect to the internet. That's 6 pieces btw ;)

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Melodic. With an emphasis on catchiness and feeling.

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

  8. A: Martin Garrix, Zedd, Max Martin, Timbaland. They've reached peak understanding of the dynamic between melody, sound color, rhythm and song structure. It's what I always look for and teamwork helps finding that sweet spot.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: To tailor my craft to the client's wishes. I like to bring a sense of richness and catchiness into a production, how far I take it depends on the client. Melody, song structure and balance help to find the right emotional impact.

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

  12. A: After working on solo projects and ad music for years to hone my skills, the first collaboration I initiated as Kalkovich was a cover of This Is The Life that went to over 20 million streams (on all platforms) within a year. Together with LittleKings I worked on the song to give it the right vibe, ear candy and additional synth and guitar melodies, layers, mixing balance and structure. All major labels made offers, we went with Universal/Republic.

  13. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  14. A: Originals and covers for my project Kalkovich and other artists.

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

  16. A: Tim Riehm (amazing voice, amazing attitude, amazing skills, fast communication), OIJ (sweet guy, amazing skills, very talented, amazing attitude)

  17. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  18. A: Depends. Whatever works best to achieve optimal feeling.

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

  20. A: Nothing but the best sounding production. My very best to meet your needs. Service aimed & detailed communication.

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

  22. A: I get to indulge myself with music every day, and the sense of freedom it brings

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

  24. A: Varies. My answer is always yes :)

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

  26. A: That it's about technical skills or gear.

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

  28. A: What audience do you want to engage, what mixing style do you prefer (with the help of references), what kind of sounds do you love, what songs do you hold in high regard, what are you aiming for with this production. What do you expect from me.

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

  30. A: I'm a full time producer for 10 years now. Before that I was a highly trained drummer and played hundreds of shows. I quit that to become a producer/artist; started doing ad music to support myself and learn the craft. I wanted to be able to work with all sound colours and cultivate a sense of melody and feeling.

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

  32. A: Learn to listen to your feeling; take breaks. Come back. Listen again. Adjust project for maximum emotional impact. The difference can be in the pronunciation of a vowel from another take.

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

  34. A: Pop, EDM, alt pop, dance, rock

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

  36. A: Inspiration & feeling

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

  38. A: Together with the client I narrow down a few references. I start working on the production to get the sounds right. Most important thing in the process, is taking a step back and 'feel out' what you're working on.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Very simple and in the box. Not a gear freak.

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

  42. A: Max Martin. Timbaland. Stargate. Martin Garrix. Porter Robinson. Petit Biscuit.

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

  44. A: Bringing out the right feeling for the track. Every element has to work in favour of the listener's experience.

4 samples of official label releases by Kalkovich

I was the producer and mixing engineer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Max Martin
  • Cheat Codes
  • Dua Lipa
Gear Highlights
  • RME Fireface
  • Dynaudio
  • Fender
  • Gibson
  • Novation
  • Steinberg
  • Waves
  • Fabfilter
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  • One of my latest releases is doing great!Jan 16, 2023

    One of my latest cover releases that was released via Soave records, Ready Or Not, is doing pretty well with over 600.000 streams right now! Let's get it to over a million! Excited!