My name is Zach Zyla, I am a multi-instrumentalist, multi-genre songwriter, recording, mix and mastering engineer with experience to take songs from writing to distribution all comfortably in my home studio. I play guitar, bass, drums, vocals and some keys.
I enjoy being both sides of a very different coin as both artist and engineer, it has allowed me to understand the disciplines and abilities needed for both positions. And because of that I understand the passion that goes into writing music and believe that it should be reciprocated and carried throughout the entire process. I take that same passion into all projects I work on, whether they be my own or someone else’s.
As an engineer I hope to accomplish many things, but the foremost important thing is continuing to grow my knowledge. New ideas, new processes, new recording techniques, new technologies. No matter how seasoned of an engineer you may be, there’s always something more to learn and that’s why I love this field so much, it keeps you on your toes. My plate could be full, and I’ll still ask for more!
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Interview with Zachary Zyla
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my abilities to develop songs and help artists grow as well as my expertise as an audio engineer.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run Pro Tools 12 and/or Logic Pro X depending on the project. I have a 16 input Presonus board for running sound into my computer.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Bemis of Say Anything, Producers like Steve Albini, Butch Vig, Brian Eno, Rick Rubin, Phil Spector, Quincy Jones and Brendan O'Brien. I could keep going!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I work hand in hand with most of my clients, building upon what they originally wrote and turning it into a fully furnished track. As well as producing and being the head engineer.