Zach Weeks: audio engineering services

ZACH WEEKS: audio engineering services

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Salem, Massachusetts | contact: me@zachweeks.com


About:

Hello, my name is Zach. I have been working professionally as an audio engineer for well over ten years with recording and/or mastering credits on over 400 releases.

Since mid-2018, my primary focus has been working as Staff Engineer with Kurt Ballou at God City Studio in Salem, Massachusetts.


Mastering:

Update: I am excited to announce that I am now an Apple-approved Apple Digital Masters (previously known as Mastered for iTunes) provider as of 2020! You can click here for more details about my ADM services.

I have been mastering records professionally since 2011, touching upon albums of any and all genres anywhere from top 40 pop to grindcore. In general, there are no projects too small nor too large for me to take on and I always aim to offer my services at affordable prices.
In the mastering stage, a lot can be achieved beyond shaping the final sound of the audio recording in question. Thus, I strive to produce a master recording which not only 100% meets the desired results and expectations of the client, but also serves as a timeless representation of the project to their exact specifications.

My mastering services include (but are not limited to):

  • Standard digital mastering
  • Apple Digital Masters (previously known as Mastered for iTunes)
  • Digital mastering specifically optimized for streaming services
  • Vinyl-sides pre-mastering optimized for record pressing
  • Pre-mastering optimized for other analog audio formats
  • Stem mastering
  • DDP CD mastering (for CD duplication)
  • Audio mastering for video and film
  • Mastering from 1/4" or 1/2" reel to reel
  • Restoration, transfer, and re-mastering of audio recordings from various sources (cassette tape, DAT, open reet)

...among other solutions.


Engineering and Mixing:

Though my assumed forte is usually in the field of mastering, my skill-set as an engineer is versatile and I have found myself engineering, mixing, and producing larger-scale recording projects on a more regular basis in recent years. I love working with new clients and helping them succeed in accomplishing the vision that they have for their recorded material.

If you would like to make a record together at God City (or elsewhere), please send me an email about your project and we can discuss the creative process, options, schedule, and any other goals.
Rates for booking God City are listed here on our website.


Booking & Rates:

For any and all inquiries, please email me directly at me@zachweeks.com with information about your project.

NOTE: As of November 2022, my books are CLOSED for the remainder of 2022 but I am booking projects for January 2023 onward, so please get in touch for 2023 bookings. Otherwise, I am typically booking out mastering projects four to six weeks in advance, mixing projects five to eight weeks in advance, and recording projects at God City two to four months in advance.

You can find a breakdown of my mastering & mixing rates on this page. Feel free to check that out and then contact me with details about your record, budget, and what you're aiming to accomplish and we can figure out pricing based upon what you are trying to do with the project as a whole.


Additional Endeavors:

I repair and restore vintage guitar amplifiers (and other audio equipment) in my free time and I have my own brand of audio electronics under the name Epicurean Shoppe and have a dedicated website for that venture.
As a musician, I've played and written with Cerce and Animal Flag in recent years. I have a more detailed account of my engineering history written here if you wish to know more about me and my background.


A Highlight of Recent Projects (last updated: June 2022):


select examples of mixing & engineering:

The Armed - ULTRAPOP: Live at the Masonic
Mixed and produced. Sargent House, 2022.

Cerce - Cowboy Music
Engineered and mixed. Kerk Records, 2021.

Perspective, a Lovely Hand to Hold - Phantasmagorialand
Mixed and mastered. Refresh Records, 2022.

Mother Iron Horse - Under the Blood Moon
Engineered and mixed. Ripple Music, 2021.

Jimmy Montague - Casual Use
Mixed. Chillwavve Records, 2021.

Fuming Mouth - Beyond the Tomb
Engineered and mixed. Nuclear Blast, 2021.

The Armed - Ultrapop
Mixed and co-engineered. Sargent House, 2021.

Cave In - Heavy Pendulum
Asst. engineered and asst. mixed. Relapse Records, 2022.

Russian Circles - Gnosis
Asst. engineered. Sargent House, 2022.

Converge & Chelsea Wolfe - Bloodmoon
Asst. engineered. Epitaph Records, 2021.


select examples of mastering:

Mercet - VIMS
Mastered. 2021.

Olivia West - Basket Weaver
Mastered. 2022.

Canteen Killa & Elliott Skinner - Levity
Mastered. 2022.

Really From - Really From
Mastered. Topshelf Records, 2021.

Bronze Vases - Earth Sounds Volume 1
Mastered. 2021.

Josiah - We Lay on Cold Stone
Mastered. Blues Funeral Recordings, 2022.

Sunflo'er - all these darlings and now me
Mastered. Dark Trail Records, 2022.

Joan of Arc - Tim Melina Theo Bobby
Mastered. Joyful Noise Recordings, 2020.


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