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)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
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.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Analog on the way in, Digital in the middle, Analog on the way out.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I can do it from anywhere! I also love the feeling of helping someone achieve their dreams.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
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.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who are your biggest inspirations? Whats your favorite song? Anything that makes them excited about making music.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be specific in what you are looking for! It helps people like me work way more efficiently and effectively.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A fender stratocaster, Rhodes keyboard, Prophet 6 synth, SSL console and an Ableton Rig
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Organic and Experimental.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: A lot of band style music but also singers who bought a beat and need it mixed with their vocals.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing. Production is fast and easy for me, but mixing is definitely where I have the most knowledge
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to think I bring a warmth and character to songs that might otherwise be thought of as dry or lacking personality.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Artists such as The 1975, Tame Impala and Troye Sivan are huge inspirations and influences on my work.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.