Anand Zala

Mixing | Sound Design

5 Reviews (1 Verified)
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Whether its your next single, album, short film, trailer or YouTube video, I can handle 'the sound,' so you can focus on 'the vision.'

I have 10+ years experience in music production, mixing, sound editing and sound design. Over the years I've produced, mixed and remixed for personal projects as well as various independent artists, working mostly with hip-hop, electronic, and experimental music.

These days my focus is mixing and co-producing singles, ep's and albums for indie artists, and sound designing short films, YouTube/IG videos & other content. I work out of my home studio, with a hybrid digital/analog Pro Tools setup, and I'm up-to-date with most industry standard plugins (check out my gear list).

Check out my content and hit 'contact' if you think I can help with your next project!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

5 Reviews

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  1. Review by Matthew B.

    Anand was amazing to work with on this project! He likes to experiment with different sounds and if I didn't like it, he was okay backing off. His outside-the-box thinking was really creative and added value to the tracks. Super easy going. A++!

  2. Review by VLM
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    And another one!! Really enjoy working with Anand, he's easy, professional, and his tracks are fire. Thanks for more business!!

  3. Review by VLM
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    Mad chill to work with - music was quality too - and he left a nice review - thanks for the business Anand!!

  4. Review by Mario Lafleur - Quantum Music
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    It's always a pleasure to work with Anand. His songs are extraordinary

  5. Review by Mario Lafleur - Quantum Music
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    Anand is a very good producer. He responds quickly and is very professional. I recommend this guy!

Interview with Anand Zala

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

  2. A: That I can make any song magically sound "professional" when the stems provided aren't produced/recorded to a high standard. The higher the quality of material I'm provided with, the higher quality your end-result will be. As a given, I'll do the most in my power to achieve that "professional" sound. Trust that I'll treat your project with respect and use my best judgement.

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

  4. A: I've been fascinated by James Blake's sound and feel I'd compliment his style pretty well. He self-produces and has an experimental/minimal approach to his music which I'm a fan of.

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

  6. A: Do you have a reference (song(s) which you're aiming to have yours sound like)? Are you open to me experimenting with the mix (adding 'extra' effects I think would compliment the song well, i.e. reverb/delays/phasers/dynamic panning/etc.)? What is your deadline?

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

  8. A: Assuming there's electricity and internet, I'd take my Macbook, my monitors, an 88-key midi keyboard, an Apollo interface, and a mic.

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

  10. A: Don't get too caught up in the end-goal of a song when you start it. You'll be surprised what it may turn into if you place little to no restrictions on it. Let each new element dictate where you should go next.

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

  12. A: I mostly do multi-stem mixes and mastering.

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

  14. A: I usually work on a blend of Hip-Hop and Electronic (edm/house/dance/etc) music. My Hip-Hop beats have some electronic elements and my Electronic beats have some Hip-Hop elements. People usually have a hard time pin-pointing what genre to put me under. This is why I like the term "experimental".

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

  16. A: I bring an experimental and non-conforming approach to my production/mixes and treat each song as a unique entity. I feel what it is, sense what its missing, and imagine what it can be. This is why I prefer not to do "type beats". I've worked years to develop my own aesthetic and I think this is my most valuable offering.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: My home studio setup consists of a MacBook Pro, UAD Apollo Twin interface, Adam A7X monitors, KRK subwoofer, an iPad and a Behringer X-touch as control surfaces, a Korg Minilogue Synthesizer, 2 M-audio midi keyboards, and a diverse array of plug-ins and D.A.W.'s. I do most of my production in FL Studio, and all of my mixing in Pro Tools.

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

  20. A: I've been deeply inspired by various artists/producers, most notably Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Kanye West, Hans Zimmer, Outkast, Jay-Z, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, A.R. Rahman, Linkin Park, Bonobo, Deadmau5, Ravi Shankar, the list goes on...

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I was the Producer, Mixer, and Mastering Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

-- Unlimited revisions
-- 2-5 days turn-around per single, 2-5 weeks per album. (depends on complexity)

GenresSounds Like
  • Kanye West
  • The Weeknd
  • Bonobo
Gear Highlights
  • UAD Apollo/Focusrite 18i20 interface
  • Ferrofish Pulse 16 converter
  • SPL Mixdream XP summing mixer
  • Adam A7x near-field monitors
  • KRK sub
  • Korg Minilogue synthesizer
  • Pro Tools
  • FL Studio
  • Reaper
  • iZotope/UAD/Waves/Sound Toys/Fabfilter plug-in suites
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  • "Obsessed" - Original Score & Sound Design - Anand ZalaAug 24, 2020

    Link: "Obsessed" - Kybalion VFX

    Recent project I did with @kybalionvfx where I provided the original score, sound design and final mix. Feel free to contact me for similar projects!