I will help your music to sound modern, upfront and punchy! So your fans can enjoy it in the best light possible.
My name is Radek Žák and I’m a guitarist, composer, producer and recording and mixing engineer based in Brno, Czech Republic.
I’ve always loved creating music and was fascinated by capturing musical ideas inside the computer. This led to an obsession to present these ideas in the best light possible – creating recordings that are the most clear, powerful but most of all – full of emotions.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
Interview with Radek Zak - Mixing engineer
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and mastering
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mainly producers Joey Sturgis and Joel Wanasek
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I operate in 2 studios - I'm renting a professional facility for tracking and have my own studio that was build for music postproduction as mixing and mastering.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to talk to my clients about their vision of a song and dreams. I try to understand how can I help them the best and what sound is best suited for their music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Professional and modern sound.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Punchy drums.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be afraid to use latest technology as amp sims and drum samples. If used well they can sound amazing!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Clear, upfront and powerful.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started 7 years ago and have been doing audio professionally for 4 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, interface, sm7B, mic cable and instrumental cable.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: There are no right or wrong in music so if someone is telling you the opposite run away ;)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision? What are your biggest struggles and how can I help you with them?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That editing or production is part of mixing.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being able to work with different genres and many interesting people.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You can rely on me to give you anything you need anytime.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because I'm efficient with my tools so I can focus on YOU and your music. Not stupid gear...
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Producing and mixing prog metal song. Producing, recording and mixing hip-hop artist. Producing pop/rock band.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Farsa - complete production, recording, editing and mixing of their debut EP.