Zack Zukowski

Music Producer / Beatmaker

Zack Zukowski on SoundBetter

I'm a formally trained musician and producer with 10 years of production experience. I specialize in composing with Ableton Live and will work with you to define your unique style and create a polished sound.

On top of synth and sample based production, I play guitar, bass, drums, and keys to give a natural feeling to tracks.

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Interview with Zack Zukowski

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

  2. A: People often can't tell what was performed live and what was programmed in my music. It all blends.

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

  4. A: What 3 albums inspire you the most?

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

  6. A: Make sure that you find someone who understands the style you are going for and is passionate about your project.

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

  8. A: Yamaha dtx multi 12 drum machine, Mini-brute analog synth, laptop, speakers, Neuman U 87 (everything I need to make tracks)

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

  10. A: I started playing guitar when I was 6, my first band when I was 13, recording and producing in college, engineering live sound and touring though my twenties. Now i'm bringing all my experience together to make the best music I can with talented artists.

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

  12. A: Kenrick Lamar, because his style is very technical yet catchy.

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

  14. A: If you have a basic melody that needs something extra, begin doubling your melody lines with other instruments or voices to create unique hybrid sounds that sound bigger and more interesting.

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

  16. A: I love hip-hop, trap, electronic pop, and chill-wave/downtempo

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: With a strong background in effects processing, synthesis, I can provide artists with a richer pallet of colors and textures to paint a song from.

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

  20. A: A great ear for rhythm and melody and the technical knowledge to bring ideas to life.

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

  22. A: I play as much in live as possible to build a handcrafted sound. I like to compose in Ableton or Bitwig and often do my final mix in Protools.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: I have an extensive electronic music setup with hardware samplers, synths, keyboards, guitars, electronic drums, dbx tube preamps. I create songs with protools and ableton using KRK Rokit 8's for monitoring.

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

  26. A: Flying Lotus, Major Lazer, Will.i.am, Ellie Goulding, Tove Lo, Flume, Cashmere Cat, CHVRCHES

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

  28. A: I can create everything but the top line of a pop song and mix it down to have the right punch, texture and space.

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This Way - Fake Species

I was the Songwriter, and Drummer in this production

Terms Of Service

I will do up to 3 revisions and will complete most projects in 3 to 4 days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Flying Lotus
  • FKA twigs
  • Ellie Goulding
Gear Highlights
  • Ableton Live
  • Protools
  • iZotope
  • Serum
  • Massive
  • Bitwig
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