With over 100 million streams and songs in multiple TV shows and movies, my music crosses genres and I have worked with some of the biggest names in the industry over the past 10 years. I won my episode of NBC's new hit show Songland and am always in the studio, open to new collaborations.
If you're looking to take your music to the next level, you have come to the right place!
- topline: lyric and melodic writing
- vocal recording and editing (melodyne tuning, timing, FX)
- track production
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13 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Zach Sorgen
Zach is a really talented man in terms of topline projects that we gave him. He has a lot of fresh ideas that are always great. Aside from that, he also submit his works ahead of time without compromising the quality of the project.
Zach just finished and extremely impressive quartet piece - this guy understands music and what can make a piece compelling.
Zach was more than professional, he was quick, mindful, and caught onto the job quick. Literally 2 hours into the job he was sending me 3-5 melody styles, soon after that helped with the verse and chorus. Zachs one of the most talented songwriters I’ve ever worked with and gives you much more than you pay for
Zach is a terrific melodist and has strong musical insights.
Zach is a melodic monster that can move from genre-to-genre with apparent ease. I hope to work with him again soon. John
Zach is one bad cat.
I plan on trying to recruit him to another project very soon. John
Zach is current yet has a strong sense of melody. He can make your track better. John
Zach is terrific. I served up one pitch and he hit it out of the park. Sorry about the cliche but it works...
Great work as always!
Pleasure working with Zach! Professional!
I asked Zach a ton of questions, he always got back to me with very detailed answers. I would 10/10 recommend you hire this person! Once we landed on a deal he MORE than delivered some quality material!!!! WOW
good job well done
like his vocal
Zach is amazing and talented singer.
He delivers great work within very short time.
It was a pleasure to work with you. Thanks again!
Interview with Zach Sorgen
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Vocal - writing, recording (as well as comping, editing, maxing, mastering) and basic piano/synth pop chord progressions
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Love the pop side of Top40 (Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, etc.) Getting more into Urban (Drake, Kendrick, Rihanna) Love neo soul and nu disco (NAO, Oliver Nelson) Grew up on jazz (Hank Mobley, Charlie Parker, Miles)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Neumann U-87 mic running through Avalon 737 preamp into my Duet and through Logic Pro, where I have an incredible vocal chain which I tweak depending on singer and song key/tempo/style.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually freestyle melody (and some sounds/words), then pick the best melodies and arrange them to fit classic verse/pre/chorus structure, then flesh out the rest of the lyrics and concept. Sometimes I start with a concept/lyric
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Swag, musicality, real emotion
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Everything. But I guess melody
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: All instruments should work well together as if they're having a conversation
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Rihanna - such an awesome personality and singer
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Very musical (I have training in Jazz and Classical and understand theory) Variable depending on what my target is
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Ryan Tedder of One Republic has my dream job: tour with the band while writing and producing for/with other artists
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer, headphones, preamp, mic, keyboard, speakers. Shoot that's 6! Guess I could do without the speakers but I might need those to signal for help. Come to think of it, scratch everything... 1. cell phone 2. helicopter 3. flares 4. siren 5. my cat
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do it. Once hired I can either just do the whole thing, or I can send you the rough melody/lyric ideas and have you help guide the process for what YOU like.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Musical references
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I need a moment of inspiration. I don't. I can sit down and use PAST inspiration to be currently inspired.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making music
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: They will be satisfied
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Analog when possible. I have a few outboard synths. They're expensive though. Digital is convenient. Save presets
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Jazelle. She recommended I join
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: TV show on NBC called Songland. Working with Ryan Tedder and Ester Dean
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Wake The Wild - lead singer, frontman, KEYTAR!!