Want that specific sound on your track? I can get you any sound you can possibly desire. I have extensive touring and session history, and own my own commercial studio. Contact me today for more details!
Unlimited drum possibilities. An amazing selection of Neumann, Beyerdynamic, Shure, Avantone, Audix and many other mics. Neve, Universal Audio, Focusrite, Avid, Warm Audio, and several other preamp options. Slate raven console.
I can give you amazing drum sounds and samples.
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Interview with Zac Myers
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Twiceyoung EP Little Mind Alike. That album is a masterpiece to me.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on getting more content online of my playing and my sounds i achieve.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not at the moment where im brand new on here, but hopefully soon!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, but with analog touch. For example i run the Console 1 through my slate raven that allows me to mix drums as if im on a vintage Neve or even SSL board. EQ's, Compression, Gate, i can control it all with that vintage drum sound.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will not be disappointed with the tracks i send you.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love adding to someones else's art. Very rarely am I tracking something I created, but rather I get to add to someone else's journey.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I most commonly get asked about my setup and playing experience. My answers can be found above.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People that arent musicians or artists or even creative in someway never understand the passion we as musicians have for what we do.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask them to tell me about each song im tracking and what they felt in the moment when writing it. I ask what mood or color they picture the song. I then ask for the BPM and Key of the song and a WAV file to track along with.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Trust your instinct. When choosing session players you will know what you like and don't like. Speak up.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Tough question. Does kit count as one instrument? lol. I guess it would be a Nord stage 3. A ludwig legacy maple kit with Zildjian K Sweet series. A Martin D45. Of course a mac and pro tools setup. And finally universal audio preamps.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was a full time touring and session player for 10 years (right out of high school). Since then I have had the opportunity to work in TV as well as now owning a studio.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with John Mayer. His songs have inspired my playing from a very young age.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I have found using a Shure SM7 (vocal mic) on my main snare bottom helps get that extra "crack" needed. Blended just right it adds a huge amount of depth to the overall snare sound. I also use a DW Moon mic on the kick out and Audix D6 on kick in. Very cool combination.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Indie, Rock, Americana, Folk, Country, Latin.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring depth and feel first and foremost. Back beats and grooves.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When someone sends me a wav file of their song (with no drums) I will fly that track into a pro tools session and track drums over top of it. I will send the client 16 individual tracks back via WeTransfer or DropBox. I can put my signature sound on the drums or send you raw files to have someone else mix, your choice.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I own the recording studio with unlimited mic and preamp possibilities. Rig 1 for me is a Risen Custom Kit 22'' kick, 12"rack, 16" floor, and then snares are 14/6.5 Risen Maple, 14/6.5 Ludwig Black Beauty, 14/5 Ludwig Acrolite, 10/6 PDP popcorn, 13/5 Leedy Aluminum, and 14/5 Yamaha Maple.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ash Soan, Aaron Sterling, Steve Jordan...the list goes on and on.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I offer drum tracks for all styles and genres of music My playing follows the "fills bring thrills, but grooves pay bills" philosophy.