I work with worship and gospel artists around the world mixing and mastering their music.
Hi! My name is Zakk and I will professionally mix and master your worship music. I've been recording, mixing, and mastering Christian/Worship music for almost 7 years now and I love every minute of it. I currently run a Christian mobile recording company in Houston, TX and decided to start offering my mixing and mastering services here on SoundBetter so that people all over the globe can benefit. My goal in all of this is to see the Gospel spread through the gifts and talents of people like YOU. I look forward to hearing the music that God has placed on your heart and helping you make it sound amazing.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Zakk Leifeste
Zakk, Did an amazing job for me. My track was recorded unprepared and was sent over to him, and he did a good job. Worked on it and delivered an amazing song.
Zakk nailed it. He has great ears and gave me an excellent mix. He worked with me the whole way until I got exactly what I was looking for. I am very happy with the work he did for me. You won't regret hiring this guy!
Zakk is very knowledgeable and absolutely loved his work. The mix and master sounds so good. He is quick to respond and was always on time with the project. He’s the best.
Interview with Zakk Leifeste
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was the drummer, recording engineer, mixing engineer, and groomsman at my friends wedding. They did a worship concert instead of a reception.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I run a site called MixChecks.com as well as mixing for my current clients.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I like digital. It keeps things efficient.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise I will make your song sound amazing.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Listening back to the song after it's finished.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will it take? 7 days
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I just push buttons and it automatically sounds good.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have any other tracks you like the mix/master of?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just find someone you're comfortable working with. There's lots of good guys in our field.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Monitors, Audio Interface, Headphones, Bible
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 10+ Years. Started in radio production and broadcast.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Punchy Drums, Rockin' Guitars, Smooth Ambient Synths & Pads.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jesus Culture. I love the rawness of their recordings.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always use a reference track.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Worship Music, Gospel Music, Rock Music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing acoustic drums.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring many years of experience working with Christian artists and worship music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start with the drums and end with the vocals. Delicately crafting the sound of each individual instrument.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run an all ITB mixing setup with many premium plugins and hardware modelers. Most of my recording is done mobile and at live events.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jesus Culture, Bethel Music, Elevation Worship, Vertical Worship, and many more. My favorite mixing engineer is Chris Lord-Alge
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and Mastering