A self made artist, producer, and musician out of Denver Colorado. Having been in music for 12 years as a classical and jazz percussionist (VIBRAPHONE), songwriter and producer, I now attends Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. attaining a BA in Song Writing and and Production.
Finalist in the Glass Animals "Heat Waves" Remix Competition 2020
Vibraphone studio recordings on Penthouse Penthouse record “Cruise Control” 2016
Worked with LA rapper “Omeinhu” 2016-current
Worked with New York rapper “Tiing” 2020-current
Produced for numerous Artists (Raheem Alameen, SUB BLUE, NYLAN, SANTHO, etc..) 2018-current
Hired for numerous ghost production jobs under Whitney and Andromeda etc… 2020-current
I also have a large amount of live performance experience as a musician specializing in Keys and Percussion (drums, world percussion, jazz Vibraphone, classical percussion).
Some acts I have played with are
Opening for the Fray at Red Rocks Amphitheater (Denver, CO) 2014
Performed on a midwest tour with Bass Physics (Denver, Boulder, For Collins, San Diego, etc..) 2017-2018
Performed with Jonny 5 from the Flowbots (Hit single “Handlebars”) at the Oriental Theatre (Denver, CO) 2014
Performed numerous gigs around Liverpool for “Aron” (Current LIPA Student) 2018-Current
Some labels I have been approached by include
Atlantic Records (Worldwide)
3beat Records (Liverpool, UK)
TileYard (London, UK)
Nightowl Collective (Worldwide)
La Musica (Spain)
Phuture Collective (Worldwide)
Founder the Denver Youth Ableton user group and the Liverpool Ableton User Group 2016-2020
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Interview with Zach Bahn
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you have somewhat of an idea of what you want from a producer! If not, hiring a producer may not be a good use of your time or the producers! Buying beats or track is much different than hiring a producer to make a track from scratch for you! Unlike many other producers if there is a track you like that I already have on my catalogue as "finished", I will be happy to tweak it to fit you more as an artist!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: DON'T OVERTHINK MUSIC!! IF IT SOUNDS GOOD, THATS ALL THAT MATTERS! :)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly pop and R&B sub genres. I do lots of funky "Anthem" type music such as SG Lewis's "Chemicals" or works from KAYTRANADA house music sound. With that being said I also have lots of experience with Trap, Hip-hop, and indie rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skills include overall production ability (Ableton/Logic), generating demo tracks in short periods of time, Percussion session instrumentation, Topline melodies, and unique production ability with most R&B sub genres as well as all pop genres being the strength.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Percussion and unique production sounds with drums up front (usually very danceable and groovy). I also feel that I have a pretty good ear with how to make songs sonically more interesting or even just find the right notes or chords music theory wise! When doing a song with me you can almost always count on a unique sound but also staying familiar with genres and feels you might know!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It usually depends on the project. When working on my own stuff, Ive always really enjoyed sampling things off records and youtube to make my own instruments and sounds. I slowly start to build the track. usually starting with the harmony. After I find the chords, there isn't really a formula as I try to flow with the ideas as they go. When working with other artists I always try to go off reference track as its always helpful for those artists that need help finding their vision. Even if the artist has an idea how they want to sound, I still look for references sonically or sometimes musically. When trying to finish songs, I always get the track and the arraignment down first, then the vocals if possible. Next, I record and pitch vocals along with any minimal vocal changes before bringing them back into the main project. Finally, I mix the vocals with the track and ad final details as I go along. I find this to be my best formula when working and completing projects.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Since I'm currently studying abroad in the UK, I have access to a full range of studios from large to small. I usually work out of a small apartment studio. Small Home studio Specs - Speakers - Yamaha hs7 MacBook Pro 2019 - 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM Gear - Malletkat V2 (Vibraphone midi controller), Akai MPK249, Ableton Push 2, Akai APC40, Novation Mini Nova V1 Mics - AKG C214 x1, Sterling ST51 x2 Percussion - Mbria/finger piano, REMO Pandero, Joropos (Venezuelan Maracas) LIPA Studio 1 Specs Speakers - Neumann KH120A plus more Console - SSL AWS900SE Recorders - Tascam DA40 DAT, ProTools HDX c/w 2x HD I/O giving 24 channels of analogue I/O, Marantz PMD340 CD Player, Tascam 122 MkII Cassette Outboards- 1 x BSS DPR 504 Quad Gate, 1 x BSS DPR 404 Quad Compressor, 1 x Neve 1073DPA, 1 x Focusrite ISA215, 1 x Millennia HV3-C, 1 x Manley Vari-mu compressor, 1 x Bricasti M7, 1 x Lexicon 300L, 1 x tc M2000 Instruments - Musser 3 octave Vibraphone, Various drum kits, Orange Bass, and Guitar Amps
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I listen to all types of music as I find music that pushes boundaries to be the most inspiring. This is something I try to accomplish with my my music. The style and approach may be different but I want my music to also be comfortable and familiar. Artists that blend genres while also staying in a pop realm are my favorite, such as Jaime XX, Tame Impala, SG Lewis, etc...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work I usually do for clients are full track productions for artists that have written lyrics and have a sound/style in mind. This production includes vocal production and pitch correction if need be!