David Zaffiro

Producer, Mixing, Mastering

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I've had the honor of mixing Little Big Town, The Band Perry, Point Of Grace, Devon Gilfillian, Striking Matches and more... Mixing and Mastering is a process that I really enjoy and I don't cut corners. If someone were to ask me what is the most important aspect to producing? I would respond "Never lose the song or the artist in that process."

It all started for me in 1987. After working with a record producer in LA for the release of our debut record, (Bloodgood) I said to myself, "I want to do that, I want to be a produce!" I found a couple of indie bands and produced their demos (for next to nothing.) Both bands got signed to record deals... My strength back then was in composition not engineering, that came a number of years later. My main instrument, is the guitar, it's my musical sounding board. I also have a passion for programming (electronic, strings, grooves, keys-pads. etc...)
Mixing for me, is almost like therapy. Its like I'm in another world, separating out all the sonic details of a musical expression. Everything has its own space with an overall glue that holds it together.
Mastering is a bit different, I do love it, but I got into it for a different reason...
I would finish a mix that the Artist, A&R and all parties felt like it was perfection, and after the mastering, it was brick wall, with sizzling artifacts, with hardly any of the original dynamics or transients. That being said, that's pretty much when I got into it.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for David Zaffiro
  • Jamie Slocum
  • John Waller
  • Point of Grace
  • Beth Williams
  • Beth Williams
  • Jamie Slocum
  • Fee
  • Jonathan Phillips
  • Phil Stacey
  • Phil Stacey
  • Phil Stacey
  • Point of Grace
  • Point of Grace
  • Point of Grace
  • Point of Grace
  • Point of Grace
  • Point of Grace
  • Point of Grace
  • Natalie Grant
  • Tammy Trent
  • Michael English
  • Rush of Fools
  • Rush of Fools
  • Little Big Town
  • Point of Grace
  • Women of Faith
  • Jaime Jamgochian
  • Rush of Fools
  • John Waller
  • Kellie Coffey
  • Fee
  • Jessie Daniels
  • Passion
  • NewSong
  • Wayburn Dean
  • Julian Drive
  • Julian Drive
  • Julian Drive
  • Julian Drive
  • Julian Drive
  • Julian Drive
  • Julian Drive
  • Julian Drive
  • Julian Drive
  • Kate Miner
  • Jaime Jamgochian
  • Jaime Jamgochian
  • Jaime Jamgochian
  • Jaime Jamgochian
  • Jaime Jamgochian
  • Jaime Jamgochian
  • Jaime Jamgochian
  • Jaime Jamgochian
  • Jaime Jamgochian
  • Little Big Town
  • Point of Grace
  • Point of Grace
  • Point of Grace
  • Point of Grace
  • Point of Grace
  • Point of Grace
  • Point of Grace
  • A Worship House
  • A Worship House
  • Andy Chrisman
  • Kim Hill
  • Kim Hill
  • Kim Hill
  • Whitecross
  • Whitecross
  • Passion
  • Passion
  • Passion
  • Acquire the Fire
  • Acquire the Fire
  • Acquire the Fire
  • Acquire the Fire
  • Acquire the Fire
  • Kim Hill
  • Kim Hill
  • Kim Hill
  • Eli
  • Miss Angie
  • Miss Angie
  • Bloodgood
  • Whitecross
  • Whitecross
  • Whitecross
  • Whitecross
  • Whitecross
  • Kim Hill
  • Point of Grace
  • Eli
  • Eli
  • Eli
  • Eli
  • Eli
  • Eli
  • Eli
  • Eli
  • Eli
  • Eli
  • Whitecross
  • Whitecross
  • Whitecross
  • Whitecross
  • Whitecross
  • Paul Q-Pek
  • Holy Soldier
  • Holy Soldier
  • E.T.W.
  • Twila Paris & Friends
  • Whitecross
  • Tourniquet
  • Julie Miller
  • Brett Williams & In Reach
  • Brett Williams & In Reach
  • Brett Williams & In Reach
  • Brett Williams & In Reach
  • Brett Williams & In Reach
  • Brett Williams & In Reach
  • Brett Williams & In Reach
  • Brett Williams & In Reach
  • Brett Williams & In Reach
  • Brett Williams & In Reach
  • Brett Williams & In Reach
  • Brett Williams & In Reach
  • Bloodgood
  • Bloodgood
  • Bloodgood
  • Bloodgood
  • Holy Soldier
  • Bloodgood
  • On the Frontline
  • Bloodgood
  • Bloodgood
  • Hagood Hardy
  • Chase the Light
  • Holy Soldier
  • Holy Soldier
  • Holy Soldier
  • Holy Soldier
  • Holy Soldier
  • Jason Eaton
  • Jason Eaton
  • Point of Grace
  • Passion
  • Matt Papa
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Terms Of Service

I'm good with revisions, as long if it does not get of control... I want the client, to be not only satisfied, but to feel like we have accomplished their vision

GenresSounds Like
  • Striking Matches
  • The Band Perry
Gear Highlights
  • SSL G-384
  • Teletronix LA-2A
  • DBX 160
  • Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor
  • Slate Raven MTI2
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