Zaq Sawyer Coffey

Full Production Services

starstarstarstarstar
28 Reviews (25 Verified)
Zaq Sawyer Coffey on SoundBetter

I am a producer and pianist. I currently study at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where I was given a scholarship to study music production. My style is heavily influenced by RnB, hi-hop, house and experimental electronic styles. I try and make everything I do unique in some way, whether that be through musical content or sound design.

I am now in my third year of my University degree. I study at the Music Technology at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. As such I spend the majority of my waking hours, studying music, writing music, producing music and mixing music.

I am heavily influenced by artists like Kaytranada, Flume, Monte Booker and Joji. I love combining electronic music production styles with jazz and rnb styles which I often do using my collection of vintage synths. I currently own a DSI prophet rev 2 and am building a modular synth set up which currently consists of several moog modules fitted in a doepfer case.

If you want a combination of unique sound design, electronic production style and catchy bass-lines I am your guy.

In terms of engineering, I specialise in mixing pop, rnb, hip-hop and electronic tracks especially with vocals. I am able to edit and tune vocals using top of the range software and tools to turn any recording into a hit ready song.

Software: I mainly use Ableton and Pro Tools, and am a certified Pro Tools user.

I have also began to offer 1-2-1 lessons wit customised lesson plans. If you are serious about improving your engineering and production skills with customised training and instruction feel free to reach.

I look forwards to working on your project with you,

Zaq

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

28 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

Endorse Zaq Sawyer Coffey
  1. Review by Vaughan T.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Zaq is without a doubt my favorite mixing/mastering engineer to work with. Exceptionally talented and professional. I highly recommend.

  2. Review by SAME
    starstarstarstarstar
    by
    check_circleVerified

    Super Guy! i loved work with Zaq gentle quiclky professional with good music sensibility, he well understand music universes.
    I will defenettly work with Zaq again ! Thank you Zaq!

  3. Review by Sacha A.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    amazing! really really great working with you Zaq

  4. Review by Vaughan T.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Zaq is a phenomenal producer and engineer. Very professional and easy to work with. I will continue to collab and highly recommend his services.

  5. Review by daniel j.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    It was great working with Zaq!!

  6. Review by Vaughan T.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Zaq is outstanding. I continue to work with him because of his high quality standards and professionalism. I would highly recommend.

  7. Review by Vaughan T.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Outstanding mix as always. Zaq has an exceptional ear for mixing and is very easy to work with. I would highly recommend.

  8. Review by Vaughan T.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Zaq has one of the best ears for mixing that I’ve come across. He takes time to learn your needs then executes flawlessly and professionally. I highly recommend

  9. Review by Vaughan T.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Zaq is very professional and a top notch producer/engineer. He asks the right questions to get the sound that you are looking for. I was blown away by his mix. I would highly recommend his services.

  10. Review by Gözde K.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    It was really nice working with Zaq. He's really good with what he does. He's easy to work with and put my ideas into the song very quickly.

  11. Review by Sarah C.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    It was a pleasure working with him, get the job done and is very quick and takes your ideas in and makes them a reality even thou I don't give him much details or ideas, so he could produce anything, he still produce on what little ideas I gave me and he kept me update on what was going on and asked for my thoughts on what I like or what I didn't like and if anything I didn't like he would come up with something new the next day.

  12. Review by Kirills K.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Great friendly man. I definitely recommend him

  13. Review by Andrew
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Great to work with! Zaq is able to hear what's most important in a song and really make it shine. He is fast, talented, friendly and willing to go the extra mile.

  14. Review by Haysen
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Another efficient and high quality result with Zaq who does his best every time.

  15. Review by Haysen
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Third job with Zaq. Efficient, reliable and flexible with the terms of cooperation while delivering excellent results every time.

  16. Review by Haysen
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Second song with Zaq now. Same amazing quality, efficient and professional with the mixing/mastering.

  17. Review by Haysen
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Zaq is efficient, patient and professional in the manner he approaches his client's projects and delivers every time with amazing sound quality.

  18. Review by Mind182
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

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

  19. Review by Bassel N.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Great and Easy person to work with!!! Our workflow is getting better every-time!!

  20. Review by Bassel N.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Amazing Work and Communication as always!!!

  21. Review by Bassel N.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

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

  22. Review by Bassel N.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Amazing work and great communication!

  23. Review by tony y.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    good job

  24. Review by Max S.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    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.

  25. Review by tony y.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    SUPER NICE

  26. Review by Sri
    starstarstarstarstar
    by

    Great Producer and easy to work with, produces some filthy bops

  27. Review by Andrea Sepulcri
    starstarstarstarstar
    by

    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.

  28. Review by Pravir
    starstarstarstarstar
    by

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

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.).

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

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. 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.

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

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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.

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

  26. 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.

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

  28. 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.

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

  30. 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.

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

  32. 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

  33. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  34. 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.

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

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

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

  38. 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.

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

  40. 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.

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

  42. 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.

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

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

  45. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  46. 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.

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

  48. 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.

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

  50. 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.

  51. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  52. 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.

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

  54. 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.).

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

  56. 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.

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

  58. 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.

  59. Q: How would you describe your style?

  60. 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.

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

  62. 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.

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

  64. 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.

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

  66. 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.

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

  68. 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.

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

  70. 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.

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

  72. 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

  73. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  74. 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.

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

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

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

  78. 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.

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

  80. 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.

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

  82. 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.

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

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

loading
play_arrowpause
skip_previous
skip_next
Forte and Eli Mar$ - Too Much

I was the Mixing Engineer, Producer, mastering engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Turn around time: One to two weeks for production/remixes. One to three days for mixing/mastering Revisions: Unlimited revisions within reason

GenresSounds Like
  • Joji
  • KAYTRANADA
  • Monte Booker
Gear Highlights
  • UAD Apollo
  • UAD Plug-ins
  • DSI Prophet Rev 2
  • MOOG DFAM
  • MOOG Mother-32
  • Doepfer A-100
More Photos
More Samples
SoundBetter Deal

Three or more projects/tracks = discount