Zachary Zajdel

Record Producer

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Hollywood-Based Record Producer

Zack has engineered for some of Hollywood’s elite recording artists, and has worked for every major label. He is currently a Staff Engineer at the famous Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, California.

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AllMusic verified credits for Zachary Zajdel
  • Morrissey
  • Morrissey
  • 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
  • The Avalanches
  • The Avalanches
  • Rivers Cuomo
  • Pink Siifu
  • The Avalanches

Interview with Zachary Zajdel

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

  2. A: Record production, Large format console recording & mixing sessions to small independent sessions.

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

  4. A: I’m inspired by all other producer/engineers and musicians, there’s always something to learn.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: For large sessions I work out of Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, they have 2 API custom consoles and 1 Neve 8088 console. For small sessions I have a home studio with Pro Tools 12 and an Appogee Duet.

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

  8. A: Project dependent.

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

  10. A: I know what sounds like a hit, and what doesn’t. I also know how to make hits.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Producing records from start to finish.

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

  14. A: Pop/Rock

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

  16. A: It’s all art.

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

  18. A: Calvin Harris, to learn his tricks.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Broad.

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

  22. A: Record Producer by day, DJ by night. I’ve been working in high-end commercial Hollywood recording studios since 2013.

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

  24. A: MacBook Pro, UA Apollo Twin, Adam A7, Neumann u47, & M-Audio Axiom 61.

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

  26. A: I specialize in taking an idea or demo and turning it into a professional record.

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

  28. A: How may I help you?

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

  30. A: I don’t just make beats.

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

  32. A: How did you get into this? College.

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

  34. A: Creating something inspiring.

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

  36. A: You get what you pay for.

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: Both, that’s where the future is headed.

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

  40. A: Liz Fohl.

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

  42. A: I’m proud to have been one of the engineers on the new A Perfect Circle record, they are one of my favorite bands.

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

  44. A: I’m producing an EDM record that will become a DJ set.

Terms Of Service

1 week turn around, rush service upon request. All funds must be sent via PayPal upfront to begin project. You will receive 1 free revision upon request.

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  • Sunset Sound Recorders
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