Zachary Staines

Australian Singer & Writer

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Zachary Staines on SoundBetter

Hey! I'm a writer, vocalist and producer from Brisbane, Australia. I've contributed for artists both locally and in LA. I've gained over 15 Million total streams on my work globally! I would love to chat about your project :)

I can provide a full-length written and produced topline with harmonies, doubles and ad-libs for your track. Vocal stems will be delivered as both dry recordings and wet-processed to give you options when mixing. The track must be unnamed (uncredited) unless discussed otherwise. I can also provide demo topline writing for pitching to artists!

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71 Reviews - 11 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Fabian Schünemann
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    Zachary delivered a topline beyond my expectations. He was super quick with writing and recording, and the results are absolutely stunning! I'm so glad to have found this man on this website. If you are looking for a talented singer with a super unique voice, you can not go wrong with Zachary at all! One of my favorite projects I did here on Soundbetter! Zachary's singing and songwriting skills are stunning and he is super kind and fast on top! Loved every part of it!

  2. Review by Salvo (Dj Saved M.L.)
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    Once again Zac did an amazing job !!! Proud to work with him 🔥🇦🇺

  3. Review by Niels S
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    Such a pleasure working with this talented and awesome singer/songwriter! Highly recommend Zachary if you are looking for a great top line! :)

  4. Review by Jonathan R.
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    he is absolutely amazing in every way. ive worked with Zach on many songs - everything from pop songs, to edm tracks and he takes my songs to the next level each time. i wish i could communicate to whoever is reading this how good he is. simply amazing.

  5. Review by Henry
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    One of my favorite collaborators to work with!! What can I say, he's just a legend 😎

  6. Review by Dutchican Soul
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    This guy is a legend..He nailed my second project and is such a great singer/songwriter!! Very easy to work with and such a pro!

  7. Review by Tommaso C.
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    Amazing voice, Amazing talent And professional singer! I think i will reach him out again.
    Thanks so much man!

  8. Review by Brian J.
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    Very professional work. Emotive vocal performance with a great stack of doubles and harmonies.

  9. Review by Salvatore
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    What I have to say,
    Professional, nice voice, fast and patient.I give to him 5 stars but I add one myself! I will work with him on other songs.

    Salvo

  10. Review by Opher Y.
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    Love Zac's vocals and musical interpretation. Super cool dude and a pleasure to work with!

  11. Review by Bram K.
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    Great vocalist with an amazing workflow! Thanks bro :)

  12. Review by Christopher P.
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    Zach was a perfect addition to our track and a great artist to work with. I’m blown away by our final product and know I’m gonna reach out again in the future!

  13. Review by WEMU
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    Amazing work as always from Zach... total pro and great fun to work with. Totally nailed this tracks emotion too.

  14. Review by Bastiaan de Nooijer
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    I had a very unbelievably smooth experience with Zachary. He was so motivated to work on my project.

    We directly got connected on social media, which made this entire experience way more personal. I am super happy to have worked with Zachary, and I will definitely work on a lot more music with him in the very near future!

  15. Review by Daumantas V.
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    Working with Zachary is super professional and efficient! Great experience and results!

  16. Review by Joe W.
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    Very professional and open to ideas as well as very responsive and interactive to get the song finished and sounding great. Highly recommend.

  17. Review by eunjilim
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    Zac was so gentle and professional singer! so punctual and creative :) He deserves to 5 stars

  18. Review by Awindai
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    My first use ever of platforms such as SoundBetter. I feel insanely lucky I met Zach. He's definitely a very good singer, and he's an awesome person as well. Would recommend, 10k%

  19. Review by WEMU
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    Another amazing project/partnership with Zach... 10th one so far... more to come. Total pro... and a joy to work with. Particularly excited with how this project has turned out.

  20. Review by Aux F.
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    Zachary was an absolute pleasure to work with. His voice really is one of a kind. He will make your track unique and really stand out, no doubt about it. Other than that, he's also a very nice guy who just wants the best for your track! Legend. Looking forward to working with him again!

  21. Review by Stefan K.
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    Zachary is a legend 🔥 He delivered high quality vocals and everything was perfect! Such a nice person, it was a pleasure to work with him! Fantastic!

    I will definitely contact him again :)

  22. Review by Danky C.
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    Great work, Zach! Awesome Voice! Fast work! Thank you so much! You make my day!

  23. Review by WEMU
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    Job number 10 with Zach... and 3 more currently in play. A total pro whom works very hard 'and' passionately to delivery amazing vocal performances.

  24. Review by Samuel G.
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    The collaborator you're looking for.
    Zachary is a super talented, smart, and really nice guy, he took my tune to another level. Super satisfied with the final result!

  25. Review by Paul D.
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    Zach was great to work with and met all of our needs in a timely manner. Very talented vocalist/writer and we highly recommend.

  26. Review by Antun V.
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    Amazingggg work!! Fast delivery and high quality! Thnx alot!! Will order again!

  27. Review by Rob L.
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    No words, super quick turn-around, friendly, nailed everything. Deffo recommend him.

  28. Review by Shuhei K.
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    Super friendly, his personality and great communication. Very nice work with him.His amazing talent and voice brought my songs to life and I am 200% satisfied.Highly recommended!!!

  29. Review by WEMU
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    Another stellar effort from Zach. Total pro... and very talented too (singing and song-writing). On to the next project with Zach... :)

  30. Review by Damian C.
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    Zachary is an amazing artist and took the time to run everything by me and work with me on getting the sound right which is a huge plus for me. I like to be involved heavily in the process and Zach was completely up for it and delivered a killer vocal as well

  31. Review by WEMU
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    Absolutely love working with Zach... total professional and his enthusiasm is both infectious while working on our projects... and also shows in his work. Around 8 jobs with Zach so far... and this particular job was close to if not the best one so far. Many more collabs to come.

  32. Review by Shane The Crane
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    Friendly and very professional. Always checked back with updates when needed. Highly recommended

  33. Review by WEMU
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    Love this guys work... as always. Total pro... very generous with his time and adds value beyond an always stellar vocal performance when required. I think this is project 8 together... with 2 more currently being worked on... and another 3 to follow that. Favourite vocalist/lyricist/melody-maker on here.

  34. Review by Avery
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    amazing to work with! super flexible with requests and changes - highly recommended!

  35. Review by WEMU
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    Amazing work as always... a great vocalist and collaborator. Really enjoying working with Zach.

  36. Review by Ryno M.
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    By far the best vocalist I've ever worked with. Knows what he's talking about, writes fast, and provides quality like no other. Coming back for another!

  37. Review by Pietro B.
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    Zachary is great!
    He is very accessible, serious and professional!
    I highly recommend.

  38. Review by WEMU
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    Another fantastic effort from Zach. Totally connected with the lyrics/tone of the track... and the upbeat music. Getting better with every job together... can't wait for our next collaboration. Zach is one out of the box.

  39. Review by XAVI
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    Big professional I really 100% recommend ! :D

  40. Review by WEMU
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    Another amazing effort from our new favourite singer... Zach Staines. 5th track with Zach so far... many, many more to come. Such a pro... and a joy to work with too.

  41. Review by vollestad
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    Song 3 with zachary! Again.. Super nice vocals!
    Very talented guy! :)

  42. Review by BinDaiko
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    Zachary is a very talented guy, I am sure he will add a nice flavor to your project. will defiantly work again with him

  43. Review by C-Barts
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    One of the best people i have worked with on Soundbetter, absolute quality and replies very quickly

  44. Review by Dutchican Soul
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    Zac is such a great guy to work with, super talented singer/songwriter. Will definitely be doing another collaboration with him!

  45. Review by Tom Grant
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    Another fantastic experience working with Zachary! Clear creative direction, and brilliant songwriting. Looking forward to working again in the future

  46. Review by WEMU
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    Absolute joy working with Zach... so very glad we found this local legend here on SoundBetter. Really looking forward to our continuing and growing collaborations.

  47. Review by Tony S.
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    Zachary is an excellent choice for you project. He is on the case, polite and efficient. He's given me exactly what I ask for and even more. He has a quality voice and a good recording system. I will definitely be back Zac! Thanks so much.

  48. Review by Sajay
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    Working with you Zac has been one of the best experiences ever on this site.

    He delivers in a very timely manner and checks in to see if any changes are needed.

    Definitely recommend!

  49. Review by WEMU
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    So glad we found Zach here on SoundBetter. Another amazing collaboration... 3rd track together thus far with more on the way. Total professional with great range and talent. Highly recommend.

  50. Review by VOLLÉSTAD
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    Started out working with Zach on one track a few weeks back. We now work on 3. Maybe the 4th! Insaine good writer and killer on the vocals! Multi talented in all genres. Would recommend him at the most! Hope we can work together also in the future! Thanks man, you nailed it <3

  51. Review by Jonathan R.
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    Amazing. Simply amazing. I really can’t talk this guy up enough. He’s just the best in the game. Simple as that.

  52. Review by Russell G.
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    Probably one of the best singers I’ve hired on this site. He really did a good job

  53. Review by Peter T.
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    Writing skills on point

  54. Review by VOLLÉSTAD
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    Great guy! Finished one track super fast, and it sounds REAL good before the mix, master! Jumped straight to track number 2! Think i will have Zachary onboard the "ship" for the future for sure! Thanks man!

  55. Review by WEMU
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    Absolute joy to work with Zach. So glad we found him here via SoundBetter. Our 2nd job with Zach... and definitely not the last. Will work with again... and again.

  56. Review by Jonathan R.
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    Zachary is easily the most talented guy on soundbetter. He’s super easy to work with, and is beyond talented. Great voice and great vision. Took my project where nobody else could’ve. I can’t wait to work with him again. He’s simply amazing. Hire him. You will not regret it. He’s amazing. Actually amazing.

  57. Review by WEMU
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    First job here on SoundBetter. Couldn't be happier with both discovering Zachary Staines here... and the results from his first job working with us. A pro from start to finish. Minimal revisions. End product/delivery was spot on. Can't wait to work with Zach on our next project.

  58. Review by Kévin Y.
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    Very very very professional and he immediately understands what I want for the track. He really took it to the next level.
    I really recommend it! And above all always on time! Thanks again Zachary

  59. Review by Rüdiger K.
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    Love his work! Highly recommended.

  60. Review by Zane Lee
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    Zachary was easy to work with and I was blown away by the work he did. I was smiling from ear to ear when he sent me vocals for my track. Hire this guy now for your next project!

  61. Review by Henry
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    1 of my favorite people to work with =)

  62. Review by Dylan M.
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    Absolutely stoked with both the songwriting & the vocal performance from Zachary! Fast turnaround, great communication & very professional. Would definitely recommend, 11/10!

  63. Review by Raymond
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    Zac does great work in a very useful time.
    I really enjoy working with him. Thank you for the great performance :)

  64. Review by Rob Murray
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    Great song, nice guy, quick/clear communication.

  65. Review by Raymond
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    very good cooperation, top quality and a great result!:)) .... again, very talented!

  66. Review by Jay
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    Zach was a pleasure to work with! He brought my vision to life, 100% would recommend!!

  67. Review by Henry
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    Easy to work with, amazing voice and talented songwriter =)

  68. Review by Danky C.
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    Amazing talent And professional singer! It was an honor for me again and I'm already looking forward to the next time.

  69. Review by Tommaso
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    Emotional, stunning vocals and such a great artist to work with! it was a pleasure man, I think I will reach you out again

  70. Review by ok, tyler
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    Zachary is a solid musician with amazing character. Just listen to the tracks (posted on the right) and you'll hear the talent and bang for your buck you're getting!

  71. Review by Tom Grant
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    I've had the pleasure of working with Zachary on a few projects now! His sonic vision, work ethic, musicality and talent are a perfect combination for any project. He'll really bring your ideas to fruition as a vocalist, writer and producer - highly recommended!

Interview with Zachary Staines

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: My debut album. It's gonna make my mum proud!

  3. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  4. A: My Macbook, my midi controller, a mic, some ice tea and my Apollo.

  5. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  6. A: Pop music. Flippin' pop music, bro.

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: Typically I will develop melodies and music concepts before I dive headfirst into lyrical ideas.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: I currently use my Apollo Twin Duo MKII and WA-251 as my main writing and tracking setup.

  11. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  12. A: I currently write, record and produce music.

  13. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  14. A: Both Greg Wells and Julia Michaels inspire me!

  15. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  16. A: I try to bring an underlying sense of optimism and honesty to every project I write on.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Melody development and structure.

  19. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  20. A: When you're on the come up, there is no shame in a mattress vocal booth.

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: I would love to work with Lauv. To have so much groove in minimal production gets your boy going!

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: A mix of Ryan Tedder, Lauv and Charlie Puth.

  25. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  26. A: I was originally a YouTube vlogger wanna-be turned producer and writer. I've been playing music for over 10 years.

  27. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  28. A: Having a great vision and direction for a song, as well as a great work ethic will help me to turn around the best product I can!

  29. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  30. A: What's your favourite ice tea?

  31. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  32. A: Denny White. What a guy!

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GenresSounds Like
  • Ryan Tedder
  • Jon Bellion
  • Charlie Puth
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  • WA-251
  • AKG C214
  • Aston Stealth & Apollo Twin Duo MKII
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  • HelloMay 19, 2019

    I've been looking for a way to connect with other musicians globally to create and develop great songs from all the way down here in Australia!

    I'm excited to work with a diverse group of people. Let's go!