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 350 releases.

Since mid-2018, my primary focus has been working with Kurt Ballou at God City Studio in Salem, Massachusetts as Staff Engineer. If you would like to work on a record together at God City, please send me an email to discuss your project, schedule, and rates.


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 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)
  • Restoration, transfer, and re-mastering for audio recordings of various sources (tape, DAT, reel to reel)

...among various other solutions.

Though my assumed forte is usually in the field of mastering, my skill-set as an engineer is versatile and I also like to engineer, mix, and produce larger-scale recording projects. I am always looking to work with new clients and help them succeed in the vision they have for their recorded material. Feel free to shoot me an email about your record and we can discuss the creative process, options, and any other goals you are looking to accomplish.

I also work for audio electronics company Electronic Audio Experiments building guitar pedals. I repair restore vintage guitar amplifiers (and other audio electronics) in my free time and I have my own brand of guitar effects pedals and audio electronics under the name Epicurean Shoppe and here is a dedicated site for that. 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.


Rates:

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

For mastering, I don't have set-in-stone flat or hourly rates because I believe in deciding upon a price-point which is fair to both the client and myself. Likewise, every project has a different set of requirements and I don't think a flat rate is appropriate in that context. Contact me through this form with details about your record, budget, and what you're trying to do and we can figure out pricing based upon what you are trying to do with the project as a whole.


A Highlight of Recent Projects (as of Winter 2020):

Fuming Mouth - Beyond the Tomb
Engineered and mixed. Nuclear Blast, 2020.

The Armed - Night City Aliens
Mixed for the Cyberpunk 2077 video game sountrack. 2020.

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

The Oracle - Hypogeum
Engineered, mixed, and mastered. Repose Records, 2020.

Verdigris - Verdigris
Engineered and mixed. 2020.

oldsoul - You Were Overwhelmed
Engineered and mixed. Counter Intuitive Records, 2020.

Various Artists (Zakk Wylde, Thou, Matt Pike) - Vol. 4 (Redux)
Mastered. Magnetic Eye Records, 2020.

Leaner - Leaner
Engineered, mixed, and produced. 2020.

Dropdead - Dropdead 2020
Co-engineered. Armageddon Label, 2020.


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