Industry accredited recording and mixing with an analog heart in a digital world. My name is Zakarious Collins, and I am your next mix engineer. In a world saturated with "that will work" quality, my goal is to make your music stand out in the crowd both sonically, and
Industry Level Mixing
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Ascap and BMI Registry
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Interview with MixedByZakarious
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Your music will have the desired quality. I am a perfectionist and my own worst critic. I enter your mix with the question of, okay, what does this record take me? where can i take it? What do i have to add or subtract to get the artist's vision brought to life?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Avalon 737 Neumann u87 Empirical Labs Distressor Universal Audio 1176 Teletronix La-2A
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started as a recording artist, with a passion for song writing, but soon fell in love with the art of mixing, and the rest is history. I have been recording and mixing music for 15 years.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom to put a little bit of myself in every record i touch.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern, In your Face and upfront.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Drake, because his style is amazing, he always finds away to better hisself on each record. He doesnt really live in the box that other artist live in these days.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Come to the studio prepared. No One likes to waste time or money.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-Hop and R&B
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Closed session Mixing
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Open mind, Industry ear, Great Vision and personality.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Artist Come in, 10 to 15 minute meet and greet. Recording process starts. I test for levels and record all vocals raw. Once the recording process is complete, i will then begin to add plugins to start the mixing process. this process doesnt really have a time frame, all songs are different, It just depends on the collective vision for the song or project.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Young Guru, Phil Tan, Noah "40" Shebib
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording and mixing