You’re a songwriter and a performer
The record making process should be enjoyable and your focus should be on your creativity and songwriting. Stress in the studio shows in the final product, and bad sessions sets you up. You shouldn't have to come in and out of the mind sets of both engineer and musician to deal with technical headaches and troubleshooting. You need someone who’s knowledgable and experienced to be organized, solve issues before they show up, all while keeping the session moving and fun to be a part of!
I know that you worked incredibly hard on your music and want to share something tangible and professional sounding with the world, and you absolutely must! Whether it's your first time or you're a seasoned artist with records under your belt, you need the right people behind you to help facilitate the process and define your sound and image as an artist. Not only to help to create and improve on it, but to make it a reality. You should work with others who want to see you grow and grow with you! After all, your music is important to you, so shouldn’t someone spend as much time and be as passionate bringing your songs to life as you did writing them?!
I am an organized, problem solver who is always thinking ahead and bringing ideas to life.
(And that's exactly why you need an engineer)
Even as a kid I would build lego sets without the instructions and take things apart just to see how they worked. I would later do the same thing to my favorite songs. Then even further down the rabbit hole in studying music production and audio engineering. I understand what can be done to make a good song and how to get there. And I understand the tech/business sides. Allow me to properly introduce myself...
My name is Zach Zyla, I am a multi-instrumentalist, multi-genre songwriter and audio engineer/producer. I enjoy being both sides of a very different coin as both an 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 it is my own or someone else’s.
“I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein