Recording A Cappella with Danny Ozment
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Recording A Cappella: Inspiring interviews with the world's most incredible a cappella producers, arrangers, engineers, and luminaries! Our guests share how they started in a cappella, how they've grown and evolved, lessons they've learned, failures and successes they've had, recording practices they implement, how they stay motivated and ultimately what makes that fire inside of them burn!
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Zach Toom - Awesome Up & Coming A Cappella Producer (and Recording A Cappella Mastermind Member)
2 days ago
Let me introduce you to Zach Toom. First off, Zach works for NASA and I think that’s freaking cool!!! I first met Zach 6 months ago when he applied for my mastermind groups. Zach is a lot like many of you listening. He was in groups in college and got tapped to figure out how to record his own group. He’s recorded some tracks. He’s dealt with disappointing results when a local recording studio tried to mix their a cappella tracks. He decided he wanted to figure out how to do it on his own and that’s why he joined our group. And in 6 months, Zach has gone from just starting out to being so good that I’ve actually hired him to help me on a few projects. “A mastermind group is designed to help you navigate through challenges using the collective intelligence of others. How does a mastermind work? A group of smart people meet regularly to tackle challenges and problems together. They lean on each other, give advice, share connections and do business with each other when appropriate. It's very much peer-to-peer mentoring and if you are lucky enough to get invited to one, you will most likely see a marked change in yourself and your career.” Our current mastermind is a group of 6 people that had to meet certain criteria, apply and and then have a brief call with me to make sure it was the right fit. I personally mentor each member of the group and facilitate our calls. But more than that, our group is about providing the members with support, confidence, inspiration, camaraderie, and unimpeded access not just to me, but to a wealth of other forward-focused individuals in a true mastermind setting. Each month the group is provided stems for a song recorded by me or by members of the group. Members edit and mix the song. In most cases, I also edit and mix the song as a control or benchmark for the group and provide over the shoulder videos explaining what I did. We then meet twice a month for 60 - 90 minutes. Once to share edits and a second time to share mixes. During our calls, each person gets 15 minutes to receive feedback from me and from the group as a whole. We also spend time on calls to discuss the business of the home studio and any other topics that come up. we also have a private Facebook group to discuss, ask questions, and share in the time between calls. Masterminds may seem a bit like a "Secret Society" sometimes. Because, well...they are! In the best sort of way, of course. They're a safe space where YOU can nurture and grow your best a cappella self within the safe confines of your wise peers. And no amount of genius marketing I could ever do would give true voice to their power. So that’s why I’m sharing this recording with you. So you can hear for yourself and pick up just of the few nuggets we share in each and every call. And if you already know you're ready to super-charge your growth, rapidly build a quality network, and cut your editing and mixing learning curve in half, then apply to the 2018 Recording A Cappella Masterminds today at https://recordingacappella.com/mm. Zach Toom - https://www.facebook.com/zachary.toom Mastermind - https://recordingacappella.com/mm Ultimate Pre-Production Checklist - https://recordingacappella.com/checklist Interested in a coaching session or joining one of our groups? - https://recordingacappella.com/coaching Video Courses - https://recordingacappella.com/shop