About

Learn more about Zippy Zappy Productions and lead audio engineer, Jay Helmus.
 

Remarkable Audio Production

Zippy Zappy Productions provides audio post production services with an emphasis on exceptional sound design and stellar customer service. We don’t just make great sounding audio, we also strive to make things as easy as possible for our clients with high quality work and fast turnaround times that you can count on.

We specialize in providing radio imaging production outsourcing, post production music mixing and mastering, and top-quality voice-over demo production services.

Customized Solutions

Your sound is unique. Your production needs are unique. We deliver the right production service for each individual client.
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Collaborative Process

We want to understand the exact sound and style you’re looking for and we won’t stop until we’ve found it together.

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Quick Turnaround

We meet our deadlines and deliverable schedules. Rush projects can also be accommodated under special circumstances.

Jay Helmus, Lead Audio Engineer

Zippy Zappy Productions was founded by Jay Helmus, a veteran producer with tons of experience working in radio stations across Canada, including Toronto and Vancouver. Over the course of his radio career, Jay worked for a variety of formats and produced imaging for dozens of stations, from small market stand-alones to national multi-market brands in Canada and the U.S.

Jay has also spent enornous amounts of time expanding and honing his skills in many other forms of audio production, including mixing and mastering for music, TV and film. He has worked on hundreds of songs for musicians and bands over the years and his professional ear is behind all the mixing and mastering we do.

Jay’s skills go far beyond his knowledge of studio equipment and production techniques. He has a deep understanding of the physics of acoustics and how the brain perceives sound (psychoacoustics) and utilizes these skills to produce remarkable sound for our clients.

Our two radio stations in the Silicon Valley haven’t sounded better since Jay joined our team. I’ve worked in Bay Area radio for over 10 years and Jay’s production is head and shoulders above everyone else’s. Everything he produced is of the highest quality and his turnaround is amazingly fast. He’s reliable, creative, and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend! Marc Acton

Audio Producer, Alpha Media / KBAY / KEZR (San Jose)

Love love LOVE working with Jay! He is amazing! I have recorded everything from a rush demo for a pitch in 24 hours, to a full EP and he always finds a way to make me look at things in a new and exciting light that I just wouldn’t have thought of myself. Upfront, honest, creative, hilarious and always professional! The best!! 🙂 Heather Meori

Musician

I’ve worked with Jay on a number of music projects. Without exception Jay has always made my music better. He hears the soul of a song and brings it out both artistically and sonically. His attention to detail coupled with his love of his craft make him an obvious choice for anyone looking to raise the quality of their recorded music. John Masecar

Independent Audio Engineer

I just recently finished a project with Jay and he was fantastic! He was extremely quick on getting me back the final mixes and I was overjoyed with the quality, sound and production level! He hit the nail on the head with what I had envisioned for my project. Lisa Keys

VO Talent, Atlas Voice Talent Agency

I have been working with Jay for the past 6 months. All I can say is there is no one else I would like to work with the most. Jay is efficient, professional, incredible ears. He cared about my project as much as I did, he does not settle for anything less and will work on it until it’s done and perfected. Jay is the man! Assaad Lakkis

Musician, Bull Funk Zoo

I’ve been watching, and listening, to Jay’s evolution as a mixing engineer and radio producer for 15 years. His development has been both meteoric and impressive. While he has an exceptional grasp of the arsenal of plugins within his Pro Tools rig – which is all well and good – Jay’s true prowess and talent lie in his ability to hear, feel & interpret music and to bring his radio production to life. Chris Pottage

Production Director, Rogers Media (Toronto)

Award-Winning Audio Production

Radio & Production Awards (and 8 nominations)

Crystal Awards (and 11 nominations)

 

BCAB Awards (and 4 nominations)

Astral Awards (and 2 nominations)

Newcap Creative Awards