I'm a multi-faceted producer who specializes in production, sound design, song writing , and engineering. I enjoy making music of all different styles. I aspire to be a resource for other musicians to help them bring their ideas to life.
I'm currently in college studying, music business with a minor in piano. I have been producing and engineering since high school and have spent my college years learning the many different aspects of the music industry as well music theory and piano. I have released music under a few different names, and have collected hundreds of thousands of streams on both Soundcloud and Spotify.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Zareaux Productions
I have been producing music for over 8 years inside of ableton. I have worked with many different artists and producers over the years but Nick is one of the most hardworking, dedicated studio engineers I know. His knowledge of production techniques and mixing strategies goes above and beyond. I would recommend the services of Zareaux Productions to anyone looking for a full, dynamic mix.
I have worked with several artists in different genres in the Denver area and Nick always delivers quality. He achieves dynamic mixes with out overshadowing the original intention of the song. He is flexible and skilled in his craft and I would highly recommend any service from this individual.
I have worked with Nick locally here in Denver, and I have nothing but amazing things to say about him. He is a really nice guy who puts a ton of effort into his craft, and it shows. He is one of the most talented producers in the Denver area that I know personally, and I always love going to the studio to work with him.
Interview with Zareaux Productions
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to give you my best honest effort to help you achieve the sound you are looking for with your song
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, my keyboard, my speakers, and my interface. and maybe some headphones
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Ambient, emotional, clean, melodic, tight
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on electronic, house, pop, and hip hop and indie
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a unique energy that you can hear through my chord progressions, and melodies, as well as my overall production and mix. My skill is creating an acoustic environment where every sound can coexist
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on a Song called "Type of Love" that I am really proud of. I helped write the song and I also co-produced and mixed it. I was really proud of this song because it resonated with a lot of people and helped my establish some credibility as an artist.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on an EP with a few good friends of mine.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Lavender Lane Productions!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: it depends what you're going for. in terms of convenience, I would go with digital because it's what I'm more familiar with and it's more predictable.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom, and the fact that I get to make a living doing what I love
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I'm not sure if I can think of one question that has been asked very commonly. Each person is a little different.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: that electronic producer just push a bunch of buttons and knobs
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I usually ask what they're looking to achieve with the track and if they have any references.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to be transparent about how you feel the music is sounding. If you don't like the way something sounds, it's ok! Your input and ideas are what I value you most in helping you achieve your vision with your music
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this for about 5 years. I'm currently studying music in college right now and for my career I would love to make a living through producing, mixing, teaching, and maybe even touring.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Flume or Skrillex because they seem like genuine dudes who are very open minded to new ideas.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't over complicate things. It can be easy to think that a song needs a bunch of crazy details in order to sound unique and professional, but sometimes the best tracks are the most simple.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is production.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process can be anything from messing around in a blank session and just having fun making sound to sitting down and starting a project with a clear idea in mind. Sometimes I know where I'm going and other times I like to have fun and just twist knobs and effects to achieve unique results that often sound unconventional.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Most of my work is done in the box. I have a Mac laptop which I use to run Ableton and all of my plugins. I use a lot of native plugins, but I also enjoy third party instruments and effects such as Serum, Massive, and the Fabfilter plugins!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm really inspired by artists like Flume who have an abstract and unique approach to their music. I'm also a huge fan of bands like the 1975 or Tame Impala because of their incredible song writing abilities. I really admire the production and engineering of artists like Virtual Riot, Porter Robinson, and Madeon, who always demonstrate a lot of attention to detail.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do is production and mixing.