Zach Miller (ZTM Productions)

Remote Production and Mixing

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Clean, personal and professional mixing and production at a reasonable price!

I'm a creative and experienced recording and mixing engineer with production and instrumentation skills. A production background in Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Indie Pop and R&B music that has gotten me credits in engineering, production, mixing and mastering.
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Interview with Zach Miller (ZTM Productions)

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: An artist and friend of mine named Matt Manzo came to me last spring with a concept for an EP. I ended up recording it, producing it, mixing it, and mastering it. Considering I took it from start to finish, I believe it is one of my best works.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Recently, I've been mixing a livestream for a local church. Due to the pandemic, they can't meet in person, so I have been helping them shift to online.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both. Analog on the way in, Digital in the middle, Analog on the way out.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: I can do it from anywhere! I also love the feeling of helping someone achieve their dreams.

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

  10. A: That I can make ANYone sound good and they don't even have to be talented. Regardless of anything I do, talent always shines through.

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

  12. A: Who are your biggest inspirations? Whats your favorite song? Anything that makes them excited about making music.

  13. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  14. A: Be specific in what you are looking for! It helps people like me work way more efficiently and effectively.

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

  16. A: A fender stratocaster, Rhodes keyboard, Prophet 6 synth, SSL console and an Ableton Rig

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: Growing up I was always into music, but also always into taking things apart. Therefore, the technical side of music and recording has always appealed to me. I started recording myself and my friends when I was around 15. Since then, my rig has grown as well as my experience through education at Recording Workshop in Chillicothe and through projects I've worked on and been a part of over the last 5 years.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Organic and Experimental.

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

  22. A: I would love to work with Kevin Parker of Tame Impala. He is always working in such creative and inspirational atmospheres and has impeccable taste in synthesizers.

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

  24. A: If it already sounds good, don't overthink it. Not every track needs to go through a couple EQs and 3 rounds of compression.

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

  26. A: A lot of band style music but also singers who bought a beat and need it mixed with their vocals.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Mixing. Production is fast and easy for me, but mixing is definitely where I have the most knowledge

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

  30. A: I like to think I bring a warmth and character to songs that might otherwise be thought of as dry or lacking personality.

  31. Q: What's your typical work process?

  32. A: Usually, I truly immerse myself in one project. I know some people like to work on multiple projects at once but I find that for me, that takes away from the final product.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: I mostly work in-the-box so I can stay mobile. The plugins these days are incredible. I always check my mixes on speakers as well, but my custom in-ears from empire ears that are made with production and mixing in mind are my main listening choice.

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

  36. A: Artists such as The 1975, Tame Impala and Troye Sivan are huge inspirations and influences on my work.

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

  38. A: Mostly, I take a clients song idea or outline and turn it into a polished track all the way up through mixing. On occasion, I'll get smaller projects where I just do one step in the process, but usually I work start to finish.

Terms Of Service

5 revisions on any service, Typical turnaround time is less than a week. Consult my website for listening examples.

GenresSounds Like
  • Tame Impala
  • Bon Iver
  • Daniel Caesar
Gear Highlights
  • Ableton Live for production
  • ProTools for editing and mixing
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