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composer

producer

educator

composer

producer

educator

ZW BUCKLEY

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Reel

Memories of You

This is my latest release. Memories of You is a love letter to the Persona series and its incredible soundtracks. The album is about growing up, nostalgia, and loss. Memories of You comprises 13 original songs that cover a broad range of styles from electronic, jazz fusion, rock, and hip hop. You can learn more about the album here.

Any style and every challenge

I specialize in Digital Fusion, a hybrid of video game music, electronic music, and jazz. It doesn't stop there, though. I'm always interested in going further and bringing the best music to your project, regardless of style. My motto? You can get away with anything if there's a good melody on top of it.

Here are just a few examples of the different kinds of music I've been asked to make over the years.

Audio Post Production

Sound Design

While video games are my main bag, I'm comfortable with all aspects of audio post-production from sound design, dialogue recording, editing, and mixing. Reach out regarding any of your audio needs.

 

Hello!

About me

I'm a composer, producer, and educator based out of Seattle, Washington. Born and raised in the Midwest, I've loved all things audio from an early age. I got my start as a choral singer and began composing for the many local bands I played in as a teenager (classic, I know).

Since then, I've done a stint on Michigan Avenue with ARU Chicago, doing post-production audio for brands like Wendy's and Telltale Games.

 

Currently, I'm working with Miami-based developer Machine Elf Studios on their upcoming action RPG, Laxidaze.

 

I hold an M.S. in Creative Technologies from Illinois State University where I researched music-led virtual realities and published papers with IEEE and EVA London.

Listen to what my friends have to say about me!

 

If you want your game's soundtrack to be catchy and fit the mood of your project perfectly, and you want sound design that transports players into your game world, I recommend Zach for your dev team. He's a pleasure to work with and an extremely talented composer.

—  Geoffrey Golden, Writer. Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Lionsgate.

Music Production Lessons

Do you feel stuck in your music making? Are you limited by your abilities to produce good recordings? Are your mixes sounding less than professional? Are you sick of not knowing how a compressor works?

Music production is complex and multi-faceted. It's a lot to learn and, sometimes, you just need help.

 

I'm offering private one-on-one lessons in music production for anybody looking to produce quality, professional recordings in a range of styles.

Lessons

My Approach to Teaching

I have a holistic view of music production as the process of taking a piece of music from initial idea all the way to a distributable recording.

I also believe in student-led education. I'll teach you the skills you need to know while helping you make the music you love.

In your lessons, we'll focus on making sure you're at the skill level you want to be at in four core areas: composition/arrangement, recording, production, and mixing/mastering.

Want to Get Started?

Reach out using the contact form below. I want to help you make the music you've always wanted to.

 
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Hello!

I'm so excited to hear from you!
 

I'm excited that you're here checking out my work and I'm even more excited that you're considering including me in yours. It's an honor! Let's chat and see if I'm a good fit for your project.

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