Michael Zarucki

Music Producer/Audio Engineer

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Berklee College of Music Alumni with +5 years of work experience as a recording and mixing engineer and as a music producer.

Due to the technological advances in the recording industry, there are thousands of musicians who are recording their music at the comforts of their homes. Those musicians, however, lack the trained ears and experience of an audio engineer/producer who can truly provide them with a high quality recording that is required these days to even be considered for labels, publishers, and music supervisors.

If you are a musician, artist, band, or voice over talent, or simply wish to take your music to the next level, you've come to the right place. I am a recording and mix engineer with +5 plus years experience. I have worked at several recording studios on the east coast including Electric Lady Studios, KMA Music, and Smash Studios. Aside from my recording experience, I have a vast knowledge of musical harmony and arrangement that I gained during my education at Berklee College of Music that I will put to use to help you achieve your goals and sonic vision.

Services range from:

- Artist Development
- Pre-Production
- Songwriting
- Recording, Mixing, Mastering
- Beats
- Audio Editing/Vocal Comping/Vocal Tuning


Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with Michael Zarucki

  1. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  2. A: The best part of my job is being able to be involved in the creative process of writing and fine tuning a song. It's a great feeling to hear a final mix that pleases a customer.

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

  4. A: What are your goals as an artist? What type of album are we attempting to create? What are some of your favorite sounding records?

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

  6. A: I first discovered the idea of becoming an audio engineer in High School when I went to record some original music at Quad Studios, where I later got the opportunity to land my first internship. I then attended Full Sail University where I received my first formal education in Audio Engineering. After Full Sail, I quickly landed another Internship at the famous Electric Lady Studios where I worked until I decided to pursue a BA degree from Berklee College of Music. While at Berklee, I've had the opportunity to work with incredible musicians and gained further knowledge and experience as an Audio Engineer. Since my time at Berklee College of Music, I have worked at several recording studios including, KMA Music, Cyber Sound Studios, Sear Sound, and Smash Studios.

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Laid back and a perfectionist.

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

  10. A: Being a New York City resident, Hip-Hop and Rap projects are most common during my work day.

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

  12. A: Through my experience as music producer and knowledge on arrangement, I am able to provide artists with the opportunity to make their tracks and songs more effective.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: My audio signal chain varies from project to project, but mainly revolve around API & Neve microphone pres, Nuemann microphones, and several high quality Universal Audio plug-ins, that all run through the incredible UA Apollo.

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

  16. A: Michael Brauer, Ritch Costey, Eddie Kramer, Joe Barresi,

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

  18. A: The most common work I provide my clients is recording & mixing. My projects range from Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop and Rap.

Gear Highlights
  • UA Apollo (15+ UA plug-ins)
  • Neve 511
  • 2x API 512c
  • Nuemann TLM 102
  • AKG 420
  • SM-81
  • Pro-Tools
  • Logic X
  • M-Audio Bx8a
  • NS-10.
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