EP64 | Zack Ohren

EP64 | Zack Ohren

We talk with Zack Ohren (Machine Head, All Shall Perish, Fallujah) about gaining trust, messy clients, and making Nintendo 64 soundtracks.

We all have our audio origin stories, but Zack’s might actually take the cake. Our discussion takes us from him creating video game soundtracks professionally in his teens to producing some killer extreme metal. And, if you’re looking for a “how to” of dealing with problem clients, this one is a good place to start.

You can’t imagine something much nerdier than being a music nerd, that also is a computer nerd, quickly getting into digital audio workstation stuff.” – Zack Ohren


– Why working from home is a blessing and a curse
– The pitfalls of housing bands
– Zack’s audio industry origins
– How not having a filter can actually help build trust with clients
– Why working fast is important in extreme genres
– And much, much more

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