Zach Nicholls aka @ZachNichollsMix is a Los Angeles based audio engineer who has specialized in Mixing and Recording in the genres of R&B, Pop, and Hip Hop since 2005. Zach has a commercial studio in Burbank, CA as well as working with various Major Labels across Los Angeles.
As a Mixer and Engineer for the likes of Tamar Braxton, Snoop Dogg, Da Internz, Eric Bellinger, Victoria Monet, Sevyn Streeter, JoJo, and Marsha Ambrosious; Zach is constantly working with a variety Major Label and Independent Artists, Producers and Songwriters all over the world.
Zach's strong organization and attention to detail will bring clarity, depth, and great feeling sonics to each record he touches. Having grown up with a vast taste of musical sonics and multi genres, Zach is sure to find and enhance what is needed within each song to bring it to life for the listener's experience.
"Reference material is always key for me. I always like to hear any rough mixes or descriptions from the artist to really go the extra mile to lock in what the client has envisioned for the record."
"Each record to me should capture a specific space or moment of emotion. I like to see where those aspects exist in a song and expose them in visible detail. I think that's what really makes a song special."
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Reviews (9)Endorse @ZachNichollsMix
we worked on some of my songs for my EP, and he did a amazing work!! thank you so much for the great work*
Easy 5 stars right here!! Aside from being a friendly dude, Zach is definitely one of the top engineers in the game!! Mixes are crazy good and he catches the vibe of any session.
Zach is the GO TO guy in the East and West Coast ! He always keeps my mixes Silky smooth! pretty much the best thing since Tide came out with color safe bleech!
ZACH! The only name you need to know when it comes to bringing clarity, punch, and warmth to your sound. Hands down. Been rocking with him for a while now and it's always a pleasure. Not only a great talent, but a great person!
Don't play yourself. Choose Zach!
I have been working with Zach for multiple years and is really the only engineer/producer that I feel comfortable working with. I've worked with him from Boston to LA and I've always had a great experience. His quality is superior to all the other engineers I have worked with and was blown away with my recent mixes. He's worked and knows everyone.
Zach is incredible!!! One of the best mix engineers and vocal producers/songwriters I know. I've known him for almost 10 years and have never been let down once! Highly recommended for your mixes.
ive also worked with Zach for almost 10 yrs and i can safely say he is very knowledgable and proficient with his craft. He has a certin attention to detail that others dont. I would for sure recommend him for your mixes
Zach has been able to assist me to get the right sound needed for today's generation. He is expertise and professionalism is second to none. I'll recommend Zach for any Artist who wants that professional sound needed for radio and tv.
Zach has mixed a few of my records and currently helping me with new ones you won't be disappointed!! Amazing is a understatement 🚀🚀🚀🚀🔥🔥🔥
Interview with @ZachNichollsMix
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Getting to reunite with Eric Bellinger on his "Eventually" project was amazing. I had done a lot of work with him over the years upon my move to LA, so it was great to get back in the studio with him this year to finish another one that came out really awesome.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Im usually always working with a variety of labels and artists in Los Angeles on their projects.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That communication will be exceptional! There is so much that goes into mixing a great song, I will promise to meet each need with the knowledge and intention to make each piece of work just as exceptional!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being exposed to so many different walks of life and places through music.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: When looking to get your material mixed its always best to have the song fully arranged and cleaned up to the best of your ability. Get rid of any used regions or plug in and channels etc. Make it simple to look at and know what is what to a degree. Labeling always helps. Double check all your work.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Plugins, LA610, U87, Headphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Ive been in the business for a little over 10 years now. I went to school for engineering and started working in studios right away as a tracking and mixing engineer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Clean and impactful.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Gain staging is everything!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B, Pop, and Hip Hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Ability to find the sonic niche for each song and combine it with what the client has already envisioned.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Detail to it's emotional potential. A song is a moment of pure feeling and emotion. I like to find that within each song and expose it. Its what gives the listener something to gravitate towards while listening.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I live to move in organized steps. Developing a plan for each project or song that will best cater to it. This changes from material to material, but I always like to have some sort of a simplified workflow plan.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I like to keep my set up simple but powerful. I don't leave much to waste using all of the essentials I selectively keep around. I use PT 12HD and a few choice outboard gear pieces for summing as well as some choice channel strips, eqs and compressors. I do a lot in the box as well with amazing results.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most commonly I get asked to Mix and Master material for radio. Next is certainly 1 on 1 vocal tracking with many of my clients.