Zachary Zajdel


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Record production professional for over a decade.

Hi, my name is Zack, I’m from Massachusetts and live in Los Angeles, CA. I've been working as a staff engineer at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, CA for over a decade. I have also written songs for BMG Production Music in Beverly Hills, CA and DJ locally. Feel free to reach out to me regarding any record production needs, I am here to help!

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AllMusic verified credits for Zachary Zajdel
  • Florence + the Machine
  • Morrissey
  • Morrissey
  • The Avalanches
  • The Avalanches
  • The Avalanches
  • The Avalanches
  • The Avalanches
  • Bad Religion
  • A Perfect Circle
  • Meg Myers
  • Meg Myers
  • Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats
  • Jamie Lawson
  • Jamie Lawson
  • Jamie Lawson
  • Jamie Lawson
  • Fuzz
  • Jamie Lawson
  • Morrissey
  • Jamie Lawson
  • Morrissey
  • Florence + the Machine
  • Morrissey
Discogs verified credits for Zachary Zajdel
  • Aske Jacoby With Tony Scherr & Jim Keltner
  • Fuzz (16)
  • Jamie Lawson
  • A Perfect Circle
  • Meg Myers
  • Florence And The Machine
  • Jacintha
  • Florence + The Machine*
  • Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
  • Bad Religion
  • The Avalanches
  • The Avalanches
  • The Avalanches
  • Daniel Pemberton
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Dwight Trible
  • Sigur Rós
  • Joe Bonamassa

Interview with Zachary Zajdel

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

  2. A: Bad Religion’s Age of Unreason, first record I worked on as a freelance engineer.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Hybrid, I like to record analog and mix digitally.

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

  6. A: Exceed your expectations!

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

  8. A: Working on great music with great people.

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

  10. A: Where are you from? Massachusetts.

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

  12. A: Fix it in the mix.

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

  14. A: What are your expectations?

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

  16. A: Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone.

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

  18. A: Shure SM57, API Channel Strip, Avid HD I/O, Apple Mac Pro, Yamaha NS10s.

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

  20. A: Producer/Engineer, over 10 years.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Traditional yet unconventional.

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

  24. A: Adele, high talent level.

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

  26. A: Create for yourself, not for the listener.

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

  28. A: Pop & rock.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Producing.

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

  32. A: Production guidance & reinforcement.

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

  34. A: Write, preproduction, record, edit, mix, & master.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: 2 Channel API production home studio with Avid Pro Tools. Mainly work out of major recording studios in Hollywood, CA.

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

  38. A: Rick Rubin

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

  40. A: Producing & Engineering

GenresSounds Like
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Lizzo
  • The Black Keys
Gear Highlights
  • Sunset Sound S1P
  • API 550A
  • API 525
  • UA Apollo
  • Yamaha HS5
  • Apple Mac Pro
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure 520DX
  • Audio Technica ATH-M50
  • Akai MPK Mini
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