How to Balance Work, School, and Production with Syence

“If you’re truly passionate about music, you can make it work with other things on your plate.”—Zach from Syence

In this episode, I have a chat with Zach, half of the production duo Syence. He’s a very talented producer based out of Los Angeles, and is a core member of the Hyperbits Masterclass team. In this episode, we talk about how he got into production, how he got good at production while being a full time student, whether or not you should move to Los Angeles, working on the Hyperbits Masterclass, and much more.

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Show notes:

  • His background (3:10)
  • Deciding to switch careers (13:20)
  • Should you quit school to pursue music (16:10)
  • The importance of time management (21:02)
  • Quantity v quality (24:40)
  • When he knew his music was “professional” (28:25)
  • Attending Pyramind (36:20)
  • Should you move to Los Angeles? (45:30)
  • Working with Serik/Hyperbits (51:35)
  • Final pieces of advice (58:03)

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