Hello, I am Zakarious Collins, a recording and mix engineer based out Lexington Ky. I work mainly with hip-hop and R&B artist, but i have experience in other genres as well. I work with a team of industry professionals to bring your music to life and give your vision the quality you deserve.
Industry Level Mixing
Independent Artist EPK
Ascap and BMI Registry
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Interview with MixedByZakarious
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording and mixing
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Young Guru, Phil Tan, Noah "40" Shebib
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Control 24 console, BLA signature Mod Digi 003 AKG C414 Condenser mic Waves and other Plug in bundles
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Artist Come in, 10 to 15 minute meet and greet. Recording process starts. I test for levels and record all vocals raw. Once the recording process is complete, i will then begin to add plugins to start the mixing process. this process doesnt really have a time frame, all songs are different, It just depends on the collective vision for the song or project.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Open mind, Industry ear, Great Vision and personality.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Closed session Mixing
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-Hop and R&B
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Come to the studio prepared. No One likes to waste time or money.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Drake, because his style is amazing, he always finds away to better hisself on each record. He doesnt really live in the box that other artist live in these days.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern, In your Face and upfront.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been mixing music professionally for around 5 years now. But i actaully realized i was going to be a mix engineer when i was about 11. I have been tracking vocals since.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom to put a little bit of myself in every record i touch.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Your music will have the desired quality. I am a perfectionist and my own worst critic. I enter your mix with the question of, okay, what does this record take me, and where can i take it. What do i have to add or subtract to get the artists point across.