What if you could level up your music production skills from the comfort of your own home with a private 1-on-1 coach and produce the best sounding records you've ever made?
Explore music production, level up your skills, and become a professional in the studio.
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I’ve been a fan of Zach’s mixes and productions for many years and first had the opportunity to work with him when he produced/mixed me and my fiancee’s EP. I’ve always been interested in production and mixing and was thrilled to sign up for Zach’s coaching program to level up my skills. Going into the program, I had plenty of musical knowledge, but limited technical knowledge. Each week Zach and I explored different mixing and engineering topics including micing techniques, processing different instruments, EQ/compression, spatial processing, and so much more. As skilled of a mixer Zach is, he is an equally skilled instructor and is able to effectively break down sometimes quite advanced technical concepts into easy to understand and practical ones. Throughout this learning experience, if I ever had any music technology questions while in the middle of a project, Zach was always available to answer my questions and provide his insight based on his many years of experience. Zach is extremely patient, kind, and supportive which makes learning from him a true pleasure. Another thing I really enjoyed about our coaching sessions was having the opportunity to practice mixing with multitracks he would send to me and then receive his feedback. Through the process of receiving notes from Zach and discussing them at our coaching sessions, I became increasingly confident as a mixer. Now, a little over a year later I feel confident in pursuing a career in audio engineering, mixing, and producing. I have accumulated a number of mixing/production clients and have discovered one of my greatest passions in life. I couldn’t be more thankful for Zach’s expertise, guidance, and friendship. I highly recommend this coaching program to anyone looking to level up their skills!
Hi I'm Zach Hughes - Music Producer, Recording & Mix Engineer, and Music Production Coach
I have spent the past 12 years of my life learning how to produce the best sounding records I possibly can.
I went to audio school. I got the degree. I built a recording studio from the ground up. I watched a million Youtube videos, took the online courses, met with mentors, read the books, listened to the podcasts, sourced and distilled information from all the disparate parts of the internet.
AND STILL I never felt like I found the one great resource that I could tap into to learn more about the elements of music production that I needed to know NOW. That met me exactly where I was at NOW.
I wanted to make records that sounded like my heroes. I wanted to understand how other artists and producers could create such incredible sounds. I wanted to know how to get great sounding vocals, guitars, keys, bass, and drums. I wanted to know how I could get my recordings to give people goosebumps.
There's an endless ocean of contradictory information out there when it comes to audio and recording. It seems the loudest voices in the room have the least amount of experience or don't even practice making music anymore.
For a while it was fine. Wasting endless hours of my life searching for the one little nugget of information I needed to get me 0.0026% closer to the result I needed.
Until I realized that most people don't know what they're talking about or are just flat out wrong. One person in one forum or thread would say one wrong thing that would somehow get regurgitated over and over again in the endless echo-chamber of social media talking heads.
I got tired of it. So I picked up the manual. I tested the gear. I experimented, I tested. I experimented and I tested. Until finally I got to a place of understanding and I felt confident in my own taste and abilities with zero insecurity. Now making records is intuitive, it comes naturally, and is honestly such a joy.
Tens of millions of streams and counting...
And one of the best parts?
I get to use my music production skills to create and publish assets that generate consistent monthly income for me. And once that snowball get's rolling I don't have to lift a finger.
Sure it took me years to get to the point that I'm at now, but that was time I spent pursuing my own dreams, NOT trading hours for barely enough dollars to scrape by and helping to achieve someone else's dream.
I took myself seriously and I made the investment in myself. That I believe is the best investment you can make.
A 1-On-1 private coaching program designed to level up your music production skills, meet you exactly where you're at, and help get you the results you need.
Music Production Coaching will help you:
Make records that sound like your music heroes
You will no longer need to bang your head against the wall wondering why your music doesn't sound as good as your favorite artist's tracks.
Create a portfolio of songs that can generate consistent monthly income
You don't have to spend your life trading hours for dollars. Now you can produce creative works, one time, that can indefinitely earn you money month in and month out.
Save money by not having to spend an arm and a leg on production
Not only that but be able to communicate your creative vision and ideas better to your collaborators.
Deliver your unique message to the world and your fans
Better understand the technology and process that stands between you and expressing your artistry to the world.
Music Production Coaching is a personalized 1-on-1 coaching program that will give you proven methods for understanding and successfully applying the concepts of music production.
You will also get Mixing For Artists, an online course that includes 20 modules, over 120 lessons, and 14 hours of content all created to help artists learn mixing.
This program was made for you:
Everyone learns differently. This program is designed to meet you exactly where you need help the most. After our first coaching session I'll dial in a custom coaching program just for you.
You get what you put in. If you put in the work, then at the end of our time together you'll be miles ahead and making better sounding records than ever before.
Here's a sneak peak of what you'll get inside the online course Mixing For Artists:
Module 1: An Introduction To Mixing
Understand one of the most important stages of record production
Module 2: Audio Engineering 101
Learn the foundations and become a true audio nerd
Module 3: Monitoring Your Mix
If you can't hear it, you can't mix it. Why your monitoring is so important
Module 4: DAW Basics
Once you understand the software you unlock a whole new level of music production
Module 5: Audio File Management
Organizational systems that are proven to work and help prevent catastrophe
Module 6: Pre Mix Setup
Get your sessions perfect and ready to go
Module 7: Checking For And Correcting Phase Issues
The secret to why your stereo instruments and drums tracks sound like trash
Module 8: Signal Flow, Gain Staging, And Metering
The real secret sauce to making great sounding records
Module 9: Achieving A Great Pre Mix Levels Balance
One of the lesser known key steps to dialing in a good mix
Module 10: Saving Session Files
Keep track of your work and never lose part of an important project
Module 11: Using Reference Tracks
How to use reference tracks without accidentally ruining your mix
Module 12: Types Of Audio Processors
An in depth look at the tools used to make every one of your favorite records
Module 13: Parallel Processing
One of the best methods used by the pros to achieve louder and more exciting mixes
Module 14: Sidechain Techniques
Techniques you can use not only to spice up your mixes but also make your productions more interesting
Module 15: Mixing Instruments
The meat and potatoes of crafting incredible mixes
Module 16: Automation
One of the final but most important steps to a great mix
Module 17: Mixbus Processing
One of the most powerful mixing techniques when used properly but can also be the most destructive
Module 18: Printing Your Final Mix & STEMS
How to deliver your final mix audio files and format them for DSPs
Module 19: Creating Your Own Mixing Template
How to save 1000s of hours over the course of your music career and mix faster than ever
Module 20: How To Handle Mix Revisions
Don't let mix revisions get you down. Here's how I deal with it
On top of all that you will get...
🎸 Access to full session multitracks professionally recorded by yours truly to practice mixing
🎸 Free production notes and mix critiques for the duration of our coaching term
Music Production Coaching is for you if:
- You are passionate about music production and learning the skills required to make great sounding records
- You are tired of investing your valuable time and energy into everyone else's business but your own
- You are tired of searching endlessly for the answers you need NOW
- You are wiling to put in the work and consistently make the time to improve yourself
- You care about creating and releasing the best possible art into the world
This is NOT for you if:
- You expect results without putting in the time, money, or effort to get there. You have to make it your business to care and invest in your education and skills. No one else will do it for you.
Can I buy just Mixing For Artists and not do private coaching?
How long do you recommend I do coaching for?
What if I want to do coaching for more than six months?
Can I choose what tracks from the projects you've worked on to receive the practice mixing multitracks for?
Do you offer any discounts?
Do you offer refunds if I am unhappy with the coaching program or Mixing For Artists?
I am a past mixing client of yours. Do I get Mixing For Artists for free?
Do I need any equipment or gear to do coaching with you?
You are not going to learn the skills you need in time on Instagram, Tiktok, or Youtube...
Look at the catalogues of even the most prolific artists. It'd be rare to find any who have released more than one or two dozen albums.
You only get the chance to make so many records in your life. Rather than sputtering along and consuming whatever breadcrumbs you can find online to learn music production, why not consider really diving in and going deep?
Don't squander the few opportunities you have to bring your art into this world. Do what's best by the songs you so carefully crafted.
You could buy that $2k microphone, but I guarantee it's not going to solve your problems.
You could spend $20k per semester at some fancy audio school, take out loans, and go into debt.
You could try to get a super competitive internship at a commercial studio only to go on lunch runs and take out the trash for a year of your life.
Trust me I've been there.
I built this program because I want to empower as many artists as I can by making accessible the knowledge and understanding of music production so that more and better art will be brought into this world.
I fully believe in this coaching program. I spent a year and a half of my life building Mixing For Artists alone. There's not a doubt in my mind that this will rock your world.
I don't want you to feel locked in. I want you to have options. If you're on the fence that's fine. I'm willing to do this:
If you purchase Mixing For Artists, or Music Production Coaching and you don't love it within 60 days of your purchase just send me an email and I will refund you immediately. No questions asked.
So here's what you're getting with Music Production Coaching:
- Mixing For Artists with 20 modules, over 120 lessons, and 14+ hours of content on mixing ($500 Value)
- 1-on-1 private coaching sessions with a professional music producer: ME (F'ing Priceless)
- Access to full session multitracks of commercially released songs from my own projects ($1200-$2000 Value)
- Unlimited production notes and mix critiques for any projects you are working on during our coaching ($600-$1200 Value)
- The skills and knowledge to be able to self-produce future projects, lower production costs, and avoid unnecessary gear purchases ($1000s Over The Course Of Your Career)