Certain Self

Producer/Engineer/Composer

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Certain Self is a pop producer based in Brooklyn. He played cello for a while, drummed in some punk bands, and now likes making all kinds of music. He's credited with +1M streams on productions for artists including Cassidi, Libby Larkin, and Sizzy Rocket, along with multiple syncs and compositions for MTV, Sephora, and Viacom.

As a producer, I especially enjoy the process developing songs with artists. I strive to make moving, exciting and unique records - let me know if you want to work on something together.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

14 Reviews

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  1. Review by Misa T.
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    Certain Self is a very solid producer and musician. Everytime ive worked with him on my projects he's given me exactly what I wanted and tended to my visions for each song. He's super on top of his shit and doesn't miss. One of my favorites to work with!

  2. Review by Shane O'Malley Firek
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    Zeno has such a knack for subtle pop production and this has been a HUGE help with sync opportunities. Glad to have him in my network!

  3. Review by Shifted Recording
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    Zeno is the man! We've worked with him a few times and he's shown to have extensive gear knowledge and pro recording techniques, he's super fun to hang out with! Would work with Zeno any day!

  4. Review by Ife
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    by Ife

    Zeno is the BEST. He did such a great job mastering my LP, I immediately sent him another collection to work on. His turn-around time is fabulous--so important when you're working with deadlines. He's super sweet, and just a pleasure to interact with. I'll be going to him for all my mastering needs from now on!

  5. Review by Chris Pizzolo
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    by Chris Pizzolo

    Zeno is the man!!! There literally couldn't be a better person to work with when it comes to anything audio / production related. Zeno is reliable, poised, and professional. I've worked with Zeno on about 10 sessions now and every experience is better than the last. If you're thinking about working with Zeno, do it!

  6. Review by zach surp
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    by zach surp

    I'd been anticipating working with Zeno for about 2yrs so there was a lot of hype going in. Once I stepped in his studio setting he made me feel at home & even offered me cozy socks. He truly brought a perfect blend of analog instruments and digital sounds to the production & brought my style to life. 1000% satisfied & will be working w/ him again.

  7. Review by David
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    by David

    I had an excellent experience with Zeno. We were able to get a lot of work done within a small window of time, without feeling rushed or anxious. It was also a very organic experience, which was important to me. Good vibes.

  8. Review by Anthony Bianco
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    by Anthony Bianco

    Working with Zeno has been both a pleasure and a privilege. We mixed my album "I Felt Tall And Full Of Blood", and without his engineering skill, taste, and ear, it would not sound half as amazing as the finished project does. He is hardworking, meticulous, and receptive to ideas and criticism. I'm looking forward to our continued collaboration.

  9. Review by Paul Payabyab
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    by Paul Payabyab

    Zeno mixed and mastered our songs. We are an Electronic Hip-Hop group and Zeno really made our tracks hit hard. It was exactly what we needed.

  10. Review by Joseph J Chudyk
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    Great work on the Scope & Figure singles!

  11. Review by Tim Schram
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    by Tim Schram

    All I can say is WOW. Excellent job with mixing, and great to work with! I'm not using anyone else but Zeno from now on!

  12. Review by Free Lunch
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    I have worked with Zeno as a co-producer on many occasions. He is a brilliant musician, engineer, artist, and a good friend. He is currently co-producing my new album, and has been an integral part of the process.

  13. Review by Evil Wizardry (band)
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    by Evil Wizardry (band)

    Zeno Pittarelli is an absolutely fabulous recording engineer/mixer. We worked together on the recording of our band's new album, Crossed in Space. He took out the time to bring our band's vision to life, along with the help of another brilliant engineer and mixer, Seth Nathan. I would love to do more work with Zeno again.

  14. Review by Darryl Rahn
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    by Darryl Rahn

    Working with Zeno was easily the most relaxing and rewarding recording experience I've had. He was as meticulous with my songs as he'd be with his own, and always knew when I had a better take in me. His quick mind and strong ear allowed us to complete the project with plenty of time to spare. I truly hope to work with him on future records.

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Cassidi - "Special"

I was the producer, mix and mastering engineer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Neve
  • UAD
  • Moog
  • Roland
  • Elektron
  • G&L
  • Gibson
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