Zaq Sawyer Coffey

Production, Mixing, Mastering

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Zaq Sawyer Coffey on SoundBetter

I am an 18-year-old music producer. My original tracks have been supported by artists such as Cherney and Limitless. I mainly produce; Trap, Future Bass and Electronic Music. However, I am also a full-time Hip Hop Producer for Kalou. I have recently been accepted into the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with a scholarship to study Electronic music

I have been producing music for about 2 years and have now decided to pursue it as a career. I produce, mix and master all my own tracks which can be found on my Soundcloud and produce a variety of styles and genre.

My love for music originally came from playing the piano, which I started at the age of Five. I have now achieved Grade 8 and am planning to take the performance diploma in the upcoming years.

At school I attended a Higher Level IB music class which formed part of my IB diploma. I scored 27/30 overall for my composition portfolio which consisted of one Future Bass piece, one Future House piece and one Argentinian Tango.

I also write beats, produce and mix for the up-and-coming rapper Kalou who's track 'Hades' has over 100 thousand plays.

Quick facts about my work:

All original productions and remixes will use my own original melodic ideas and I will refrain from using any sort of melodic loops.

Mixing can be done using stems or if you can give me access to an Ableton project file.

The DAWs I use are Ableton Pro 10 and 9.

I own several industry standard VSTs and plugins, giving your mix a professional sound.

I own Universal Audio Hardware (Sattelite 2) as well as Softube Hardware.

Mixing and Mastering will be done on HS8 Yamaha speakers.

If there is anything you would like to know about me feel free to send me a message!

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

11 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Mind182
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    He is a man of great freshness.
    Thatcher is very fast and professional musician who does my best.

  2. Review by Bassel N.
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    Great and Easy person to work with!!! Our workflow is getting better every-time!!

  3. Review by Bassel N.
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    Amazing Work and Communication as always!!!

  4. Review by Bassel N.
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    Great communication, super fast speed! Never fails to deliver and makes sure your task is handled all the way till the final product!!

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    Amazing work and great communication!

  6. Review by tony y.
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    good job

  7. Review by Max S.
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    Such an awesome producer. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for someone with great production skills and a great creative mind. I loved working with him and I assure you that you will too.

  8. Review by tony y.
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    SUPER NICE

  9. Review by Sri
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    Great Producer and easy to work with, produces some filthy bops

  10. Review by Andrea Sepulcri
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    I commissioned Zaq to compose a piece for a short film I'm working on. He was efficient and returned with a complete song on time. Very happy with the end result.

  11. Review by Pravir
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    Zaq was an amazing counterpart to help me produce the music that I wished to create. His wide range of knowledge for creating and mixing provided me with a variety of different sounds to choose from, helping him create the best suitable music for me. His hard work ethic and drive ensured that the turnover was as quick as it possibly could be, wasting no time in helping me get the sounds I needed.

Interview with Zaq Sawyer Coffey

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

  2. A: Laptop, Prophet Rev-2, AKAI MPC, AKG 712 Headphones and a solar power generator.

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

  4. A: I have been producing music for 2 years now and have recently decided to pursue it as a career path. I will be starting my BMus Electronic Music course at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire this September which will then hopefully allow me to pursue music production as a career in the future.

  5. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  6. A: Recently I completed a remix for a client on Soundbetter. Originally he sent me the vocals and he wanted me to make a dubstep remix. However, the original song was at 100bpm which made this pretty much impossible. I managed to create a fusion between house and dubstep which the client really ended up liking. I was also veryh happy with the final mix and master. Overall it was one of the most professionally produced tracks I have worked on.

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

  8. A: Currently, I am working on my own debut ep consisting of electronic music. I am also foccusing on the rapper I produce and engineer for trying to grow his project. Finally, I will also be assisting in the mixing of a rock and electronic album.

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

  10. A: As of yet, I have not been much in contact with other professionals on Soundbetter.

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: Analog synths have an amazing sound. However, in this day and age digital is where the industry is and it's important to be compatible with as many people and systems as possible. Digital workflow allows for more effective collaboration and workflow.

  13. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  14. A: I promise to take the clients vision and use it to create - using my own personal style - a great piece of work for the client

  15. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  16. A: For me, Soundbetter is a really great opportunity for me to work with talented musicians from around the world. It also allows me to practice all production skills I will need in the future and I can say with confidence that Soundbetter really has improved me as a musician and producer. I get great satisfaction from producing great music for other people that they are really happy with and Soundbetter really makes this easy.

  17. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  18. A: Questions vary from client to client. However, I often get asked if I offer packaged deals. The answer is yes, I offer discounts if more than one track is commisioned from me.

  19. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  20. A: That mixing is easy, most people I meet do not realise how much of a detail based, gruelling process mixing really is. However, it is also incredibly rewarding to get the mix just right.

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

  22. A: Usually questions about what mood and style they want to convey through their music and what their inspiration was. This helps me get in the right mindset to write a song that the client will love.

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

  24. A: Feel free to ask as many questions as you want. It's important you are confident in my ability before you hire me. I can provide short audio clips for all manner of things.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: My style is quite versatile as I produce several different types of music. I have also studied several different kinds of music at school. This mix of influences creates for a commercial sound with a few twists here and there to give the tracks interest and a personal touch. I also enjoy combining both bass heavy and melodic music to get both the heavy hitting sound design and the singing top lines you get from each respective style.

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

  28. A: Most likely Skrillex. In every song he has written there is always something unique about the track which expands his own personal repertoire. Also, he has truly amazing production skills which I am sure I could learn something from.

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

  30. A: LESS IS MORE. You do not need to put every channel through five mixing busses to get it perfectly compressed, when done tastefully the imperfections in music are what makes it interesting.

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

  32. A: On SoundBetter I am usually hired to write Trap, Dubstep or other Bass music. However, in my own time, I also enjoy producing future bass and electronic music (future chill, chill trap etc.).

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My focus during production is always the writing. Creating interesting themes and melodic motifs is the most important part of a song to me and as such, I spend a lot of time creating an effective theme which fits the mood of the piece.

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

  36. A: I believe I have quite a new and modern sound when it comes to production and that helps me produce commercial sounding music with a unique twist. I am also a classically trained pianist so creating great melody lines is something which I have always focused on.

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

  38. A: When I write music I tend to start by creating a backbone for the whole song. I write out the chords/ideas for the chorus and verse and then build the track from there. After the ideas are laid down I will start to design sounds for the different sections and layer them with other sounds. I usually mix as I go and then do a final clean up when the whole track is finished.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Currently, I work mostly in my room which, is soundproofed and is fitted with Yamaha HS8. I use a UAD satellite and a Softube console one for mixing. I record everything using a prophet rev-2 hardware synth which I either use as an instrument or as a MIDI Keyboard. However, next year I will be studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where I will have access to there professional mixing, mastering and recording studios.

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

  42. A: Artists that have unique sounds like Flume or NGTHMRE inspire my work and my quest for my own personalised sound.

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

  44. A: The most common work I do for clients would have to be remixing. They send me vocals and stems, and I remix it with my own style.

  45. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  46. A: Recently I completed a remix for a client on Soundbetter. Originally he sent me the vocals and he wanted me to make a dubstep remix. However, the original song was at 100bpm which made this pretty much impossible. I managed to create a fusion between house and dubstep which the client really ended up liking. I was also veryh happy with the final mix and master. Overall it was one of the most professionally produced tracks I have worked on.

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

  48. A: Currently, I am working on my own debut ep consisting of electronic music. I am also foccusing on the rapper I produce and engineer for trying to grow his project. Finally, I will also be assisting in the mixing of a rock and electronic album.

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

  50. A: As of yet, I have not been much in contact with other professionals on Soundbetter.

  51. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  52. A: Analog synths have an amazing sound. However, in this day and age digital is where the industry is and it's important to be compatible with as many people and systems as possible. Digital workflow allows for more effective collaboration and workflow.

  53. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  54. A: I promise to take the clients vision and use it to create - using my own personal style - a great piece of work for the client

  55. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  56. A: For me, Soundbetter is a really great opportunity for me to work with talented musicians from around the world. It also allows me to practice all production skills I will need in the future and I can say with confidence that Soundbetter really has improved me as a musician and producer. I get great satisfaction from producing great music for other people that they are really happy with and Soundbetter really makes this easy.

  57. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  58. A: Questions vary from client to client. However, I often get asked if I offer packaged deals. The answer is yes, I offer discounts if more than one track is commisioned from me.

  59. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  60. A: That mixing is easy, most people I meet do not realise how much of a detail based, gruelling process mixing really is. However, it is also incredibly rewarding to get the mix just right.

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

  62. A: Usually questions about what mood and style they want to convey through their music and what their inspiration was. This helps me get in the right mindset to write a song that the client will love.

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

  64. A: Feel free to ask as many questions as you want. It's important you are confident in my ability before you hire me. I can provide short audio clips for all manner of things.

  65. Q: How would you describe your style?

  66. A: My style is quite versatile as I produce several different types of music. I have also studied several different kinds of music at school. This mix of influences creates for a commercial sound with a few twists here and there to give the tracks interest and a personal touch. I also enjoy combining both bass heavy and melodic music to get both the heavy hitting sound design and the singing top lines you get from each respective style.

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

  68. A: Most likely Skrillex. In every song he has written there is always something unique about the track which expands his own personal repertoire. Also, he has truly amazing production skills which I am sure I could learn something from.

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

  70. A: LESS IS MORE. You do not need to put every channel through five mixing busses to get it perfectly compressed, when done tastefully the imperfections in music are what makes it interesting.

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

  72. A: On SoundBetter I am usually hired to write Trap, Dubstep or other Bass music. However, in my own time, I also enjoy producing future bass and electronic music (future chill, chill trap etc.).

  73. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  74. A: My focus during production is always the writing. Creating interesting themes and melodic motifs is the most important part of a song to me and as such, I spend a lot of time creating an effective theme which fits the mood of the piece.

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

  76. A: I believe I have quite a new and modern sound when it comes to production and that helps me produce commercial sounding music with a unique twist. I am also a classically trained pianist so creating great melody lines is something which I have always focused on.

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

  78. A: When I write music I tend to start by creating a backbone for the whole song. I write out the chords/ideas for the chorus and verse and then build the track from there. After the ideas are laid down I will start to design sounds for the different sections and layer them with other sounds. I usually mix as I go and then do a final clean up when the whole track is finished.

  79. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  80. A: Currently, I work mostly in my room which, is soundproofed and is fitted with Yamaha HS8. I use a UAD satellite and a Softube console one for mixing. I record everything using a prophet rev-2 hardware synth which I either use as an instrument or as a MIDI Keyboard. However, next year I will be studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where I will have access to there professional mixing, mastering and recording studios.

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

  82. A: Artists that have unique sounds like Flume or NGTHMRE inspire my work and my quest for my own personalised sound.

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

  84. A: The most common work I do for clients would have to be remixing. They send me vocals and stems, and I remix it with my own style.

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