Punchy, radio-ready, hard-hitting mixes and masters. Specializing in metal, rock, and rap. Currently working at Sony Music.
I am a professional mix engineer working out of my studio in New York, with over 5 years of experience mixing, engineering, and producing for clients. I'm ready to work with you to achieve the sound in your head, and provide you with a polished, radio-ready mix. I currently work for Sony Music producing content to promote artists under RCA Records and Sony. I specialize in metal and rock, but also love mixing rap, pop, EDM, and more!
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Interview with Zach Munowitz
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am especially proud of my work editing the official Spotify Track Commentary for the Foo Fighters' latest album, Medicine at Midnight. They have been one of my greatest inspirations since I fell in love with music, and working with their team was quite surreal to say the least!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because of instant recall and ease of editing. With that said, I do love tracking through analog outboard gear and committing to certain sounds on the way in.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will work with you until you are 100% satisfied with your music.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Having the privilege of turning an idea in an artist's mind into a polished, radio-ready piece.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long does a mix usually take to complete? A mix will usually take me about 2-4 hours to complete, depending on track count and complexity.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your budget for this project? What are some references you'd like this track to sound like? What is the message behind this song? What emotions would you like to convey through the mixing process?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure your engineer understands your vision, and has the empathy and patience to guide your music to exactly what you hear in your head.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Fractal Audio Axe-Fx III, Slate Virtual Mix Rack, FabFilter Pro-Q 3, Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro, Mayones Duvell
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been mixing since 2011, and have been professionally mixing for clients since 2015. In addition to mixing I'm highly passionate about video editing and content creation, which I currently do in my freelance work for Sony Music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Punchy, aggressive, hard-hitting, and open.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Periphery, as their music as greatly influenced the way I produce and mix, and they are some of the kindest people I've met.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It is often overlooked how crucial the arrangement of a song is in the mixing process. When the arrangement is well thought out and well-produced, the mixing process becomes more intuitive and liberating.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Metal and rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Empathy and patience.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my 4 years of experience at Berklee studying audio engineering, as well as a friendly and responsive approach to client interactions. I highly value empathy and patience when dealing with clients, and will not be satisfied on a project until the client is first.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to first discuss with the client what sort of sound and vibe they are going for with their song, so I can be assured our visions for the track are aligned. After receiving multitracks from a client, I like to first perform quality control, checking all files for any edits that need to be made prior to mixing. Once all files are suitable for a mixing session, I create a tempo map, and organize all tracks by category and color code, as well as place markers for each section of the song. It is then ready for mixing!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am running a 2019 8-Core MacBook Pro, and am monitoring with Sonarworks-calibrated Adam Audio A7Xs and Beyerdynamic DT770s in an acoustically treated environment.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Matt Halpern, Adam "Nolly" GetGood, and Chris Lord-Alge.