Zach Swift

Pop Producer

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I'm an LA-based producer and songwriter, creating catchy pop grooves, with a focus on vocal precision and authenticity. You'll come away with a release ready master.

Greetings from Los Angeles. I'm a producer and songwriter here, looking forward to collaborating. I love co-writing something from scratch or helping you finish a song. But if you've got an existing song you'd like me to produce, I'm here for that too if I think I can do it justice. A lot of times the production phase can bring out ideas in song structure or melody/lyric changes etc and I'm always open to that if you are.

My production approach is usually minimal yet catchy pop grooves. While I have a soft spot for bass-driven tracks, every component — from guitar and drums to synths and vocals — holds weight in my productions. Especially vocals. As for vocal production, I make sure the intricacies of the intended phrasing, pitch, and melody are right at tracking time. I have a high-end vocal chain and you'll leave with a release ready master you'll be proud of.

Let's work together, and create something memorable.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Interview with Zach Swift

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Either or both. Sometimes, the best take you can get is working with what you have at that moment. Analogue gear can inspire you to come up with ideas you wouldn't have come up otherwise, though. I can get great results with either. Solid state, mechanical, tube, hybrid, or digital.

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

  4. A: See if they'll give you a deal for the first session together to see if you two even have chemistry. It really does take a mutual trust and chemistry between artist and producer. So many times, it's just not a good fit. It's good to find this out without having to pay for a bad experience.

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

  6. A: microphone, macbook, audio interface, midi controller, headphones?

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

  8. A: My main genre is pop. I'll add rock, r&b and electronic elements as well as the song calls for it.

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

  10. A: Dan Nigro, Ian Kirpatrick, Andrew Goldstein, Louis Bell, Max Martin, Charlie Puth

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

  12. A: I've been recording since my dad cobbled together a computer and mixer for me when I was 12. I went to school for audio engineering, have given guitar, bass and drum lessons professionally, and was very involved in the Nashville songwriting scene. I'm looking forward to connecting to the LA music community.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Catchy, yet substantial pop

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

  16. A: Michael Jackson. I know impossible, but he was the master of the craft of pop music.

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

  18. A: Always be recording anytime you're brainstorming any vocal or instrument part. So many times the first thing that comes out of your mouth is the right thing. Easy to lose it if you're not recording.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: Taking a song idea giving it a production it asks for. Not overproduced, but just enough to make the song come to life.

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

  22. 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'll always have something interesting/catchy in every part of the song. I love a strong dynamic contrast between song parts.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: I have a whisper room for a vocal/instrument booth, a high end vocal/instrument chain, and a full suite of real instruments, virtual instruments, and plugins to craft whatever sound we're going for.

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

  26. A: Full production. Meaning you come with a song idea or a written song and we'll finish with a fully mastered, release ready production.

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

  28. 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.

Wasting My Time

I was the Producer, Mixing and Mastering Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

I’ll revise the production/mix until you're happy with it.

GenresSounds Like
  • Harry Styles
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Charlie Puth
Gear Highlights
  • Whisper Room
  • Neumann TLM103
  • Shure SM7B
  • WA73-EQ
  • WA76
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SoundBetter Deal

$1200 for first full production