I specialize in modern pop production. I’d love to work with you to turn your song idea or demo into a finished track ready for release. I have a knack for making vocals sound great.
I graduated from The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in 2008 and I'm based out of Nashville TN. I've been recording and producing for about 20 years. I spend a lot of time staying on top of latest pop production trends and new music. I have extensive experience in sound design with synths and samplers. I might build your track with synths, guitars, bass, acoustic drums or electronic, samples and lots of vocal layers.
I'm happy to work remotely with you if you already have vocals recorded. If we're tracking vocals in person, we'll mask up when not in the vocal booth (until CDC loosens recommendations). My basement studio isn't luxurious or stylish: it's pretty bare bones, but it's perfect for vocal tracking and making music in general.
For projects where we'll be tracking vocals: The first session will be settling on a key and tempo, any structure tweaks etc, and recording a scratch vocal track. After that, (offline) and I'll work up an arrangement direction and send you a bounce and we'll iterate on it until we're both happy with the direction. Once the track is fleshed out enough, I'll have you back to record vocals, backups, harmonies etc. Then, (offline again), I'll put on the finishing touches of the arrangement and mix. Once I have the mix in a good place, I'll send it to you and we'll iterate on it until we're both happy.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Zach Swift
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Taking a song idea and
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have a good ear for what a song needs. I usually lean toward less is better. I'll make your vocals sound great. I almost always bring a catchy bass line.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: We'll do a scratch vocals on the first session, we'll iterate on a production direction offline, have you back for final vocals, and then iterate on a mix until we're both happy.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I produce out of my basement. I have a makeshift vocal booth and actually works great. My main mic is a TLM103. I use logic pro X, a variety of software instruments, guitars, bass, drums etc. I'm based in south Nashville.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Pooh Bear, Ian Kirpatrick, Andrew Huang
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Full production, vocal tracking, comping, pitch correction, mixing, mastering.