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Services:

I offer professional quality recording, editing, mixing, mastering, and noise removal at competitive prices. My services are perfect for live recordings, demos, and audition CDs. I also offer HD video recording of events. For rates and availability, email zach (at) zachherchen.com

About:

I have over 15 years of experience recording/editing/mixing/mastering classical, jazz, and rock music in studio and at live concerts. My projects have included 20-track live recordings, full studio sessions, noise removal and pitch correction, sound design for video and theater, compliance for television broadcast and more. I have helped musicians win auditions for orchestras, competitions, a Fulbright Scholarship, an Indie Record award for Top 25 Albums of 2007 (Scott Alexander’s album Scott Alexander Makes Friends), and graduate school auditions. My recording from Meet The Composer’s Three City Dash festival is streaming on Q2, NYC’s premiere new music radio station.

I hold a BM in Recording Arts and Engineering from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and interned at Avatar Studios in NYC.

Partial Client List:

Carnegie Hall, PBS, Yefim Bronfman (GRAMMY award winning pianist), Glenn Kotche (Wilco, drummer), Abdullah Ibrahim (renowned jazz pianist/composer), New Focus Records, D’Addario Woodwinds, So Percussion, ETHEL String Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, Meet The Composer, Richard Carrick (Guggenheim Fellow, composer), Sylvana Joyce and The Moment, The Documentary Group, Dohee Lee, Kati Agócs (Guggenheim Fellow, composer), Metropolis Ensemble, Music from China, Devin Gray, A/B Duo, Rhymes With Opera, Aerocade Music, Ibis Productions, Sue Maskaleris, Erin Rogers, Geoff Landman, Kendra Emery, Paul Pinto, Jeremy Lamb, Dave Cohen, David Fetter, Kevin Clark, Driven to Clarity, James Umber, Hungry Man, Jim Brown Productions and more.

Equipment:

Interface: 16 track portable rig (Focusrite Saffire Pro 40, PreSonus Digimax FS)
DAWs: Pro Tools 11, DSP Quattro, Reaper, Triumph
Noise Removal: iZotope RX
Plugins: Waves, iZopope, Altiverb, IK Multimedia and more
Microphones: Audio-Technica, AKG, Rodes, Shure, Audix and more
Monitors: KRK Systems V8 Series 2
Headphones: Audio-Technica M50, Sony MDR-V600

Sample Recordings:

classical piano – recording by Zach Herchen

jazz combo – recorded and mixed by Zach Herchen

jazz piano – recorded and mixed by Zach Herchen

sound design – recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered by Zach Herchen

classical music video – recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered by Zach Herchen

jazz combo – produced, edited, mixed, and mastered by Zach Herchen

contemporary classical – mastered by Zach Herchen

contemporary classical – recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered by Zach Herchen

rock – recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered by Zach Herchen

broadcast compliance – volume and dynamics compliance for national broadcast by Zach Herchen

noise removal – background air conditioner noise removal by Zach Herchen
Original, with noise:
Noise removed: