Javier Zacharias

Producer, Mixer, Film Composer

4 Reviews (1 Verified)
Javier Zacharias on SoundBetter

Award-winning Producer and Composer ready to collaborate on your songs and film scores. Graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors from Berklee College of Music, recipient of the BMI Film Scoring award, premio Nuevas Miradas en la TV, and numerous other awards and nominations. Performed as a saxophone and piano player with many of Argentina's top bands.

Song Production/Arranging:
Javier has worked as a producer for artists from all over the world, with 100% 5 star reviews on Fiverr where he's been an active Top Seller since 2016. He has produced songs for more than 50 artists, ranging from mainstream Pop to Indie, Rock bands and more, amounting over 3 million streams in Spotify.

In the world of TV, he has produced songs for the hit TV show “Tu cara me suena” (TelevisaUnivision, Mexico) and has worked as score producer for the Disney+ series Intertwined and Freeks and many others.

Typical workflow: You send Javier your song, recorded in any way - even a voice memo works! You tell him where you want the song to go - if you will be singing and/or playing, and what instruments you'd like him to add. We'll talk about style, groove, rhythm, harmony, form and other musical elements, and then he'll get to work on your song, turning your ideas into reality.
In the end, he'll make a final mix and master that will shine, be it on Spotify, YouTube, on the radio, TV or anywhere.

Javier can write music set to picture, a main theme, underscore, songs (in English and Spanish!) or music for your podcast!

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

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Manu P.

    Great Job! Super professional, recorded and mixed 3 tracks. I'm very happy with the outcome. Looking foward to work again with Javier in the near future.

  2. Review by lucas gordon
    by lucas gordon

    It’s key to find a producer that will listen and try and grasp the essence of what it is you want to transmit in your music. Javier’s ear for detail and deep understanding in structure and instrumentation has taken the songs I brought him to another level. He was relentless in finding the right sound for me.Javier’s professionalism was directly imprinted in the 12 track record he produced for me.

  3. Review by John Lees
    by John Lees

    We worked at Javier's studio producing and recording an original rock song in person. Working with him was a great experience, his knowledge of song-composition and arrangements really helped the song reach a new level. The work was done very professionally and he was committed and passionate about helping us get the sound we wanted. Definitely recommended.

  4. Review by Justo P.

    Great service

Interview with Javier Zacharias

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

  2. A: I co-produced a song for Marina Wil which featured Fito Paez on vocals. I worked as a music producer and also engineered the sessions for drums, guitars, bass, woodwinds and vocals. I also wrote and produced the musical score to the Disney+ series "Freeks", released in 2023.

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

  4. A: I'm producing a few artists locally (in Buenos Aires) and a some remotely: currently with projects in France (writing and producing an orchestral fanfare-like piece for a jewellery brand) and the USA, producing tracks for a TV show.

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

  6. A: Marcos Barilari is a fantastic orchestral arranger, he's an absolute pro! Ryan Gilligan is a top level mixing and mastering engineer who I've worked with in the past and always exceeds my expectations.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Depends on the project! Nowadays digital has really reached a level where it can emulate analog gear almost exactly. Still, using analog has its charm, and it usually will limit your possibilities in a way that is often liberating creatively. Sometimes having less options, less takes, less amount of gear to plug into a chain can spark more musicality and creativity. Having said this, the ease and flexibility of digital, the possibility to use as many tools as needed and not be limited by what you physically own is fantastic, and is the reason why almost every industry professional has now gone 100% In The Box for mixing.

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

  10. A: Louis Cole, Lizzy McAlpine, Philip Etherington, John Mayer, Sting, Greg Wells, Jacob Collier, Thomas Newmann, John Williams, Michael Giaccinno

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

  12. A: "Producer" is a vague word and different producers fulfil different roles. I'm a very hands-on producer, I will talk about harmony, melody, form, lyrics, arrangement, tempo, key and then every technical aspect of the mix and master - whatever is necesary

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

  14. A: I mostly want to know where they want their song to go, and how involved they want me to be in each aspect of the process.

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

  16. A: You have a very difficult choice to make, so ask many questions and get a feeling for the person you will be working with. Your music is personal and important to you, and your producer should be willing and able to wear many hats: from engineer to arranger/performer to sometimes therapist! Listen to each producer's prior works to see if they resonate with you. Ask for similar things they may have worked on. You will learn from each working relationship so try a few!

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

  18. A: I started playing piano and saxophone as a child. I graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2009 with Suma Cum Laude honors and several awards. I've been working as a professional musician for 15 years.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: I like music that makes me feel things - that's it. I don't care about genre. If I'm making music that makes me feel nostalgic, energised, makes me want to dance, or gives me hope - that's when I know I'm doing my job well.

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

  22. A: Louis Cole and Lizzy McAlpine (sorry, that's two artists, but I'm obsessed with both!)

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

  24. A: Lots of pop music, RnB, indie, folk, rock, and also film music.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: I can match the production quality of almost any song, and infuse your music with any or all characteristics from a reference song. I'm also a multi-instrumentalist (saxophone, piano, guitar, bass, drums, flute, among others) so I can quickly and easily add real instruments to a song.

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

  28. A: I bring my passion and knowledge of music, from pop to jazz to rock to contemporary classical, combined with a deep knowledge of the musical tools used in production. I am a musician above all, and always keep the music in the forefront. I'm also good at understanding what a song has to give, finding the essence of a piece of music and enhancing it to show it's best version.

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

  30. A: The way I typically work when producing artists remotely is as follows: - You send me your song, ideally with guitar/piano and voice in separate tracks, as well as the typed out lyrics. - We talk about where you'd like the song to go, using examples from other artists when necessary. - I make a demo of the basic elements of the song. At this stage I might suggest some new chords, change the song form a bit, suggest edits to the lyrics, chose some instruments, define a tempo, etc. I send you this demo. - You send me feedback on the demo, and I can either improve it or move on to the next step. - Once the demo is approved by you I'll start with the actual production, where I'll record all the necessary instruments, and even bring musicians into my studio to record if needed. - I'll send you the production without vocals, and you'll record new vocals over this production (at home or at a studio). - You send me your vocals, and I mix and master the track. It's a pretty complex process, but the end result is a great sounding, professionally mixed and mastered song.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: I have a large studio (Studio A) for tracking drums and larger ensembles and a smaller production studio (Studio B) where I mix and produce when I'm on my own or collaborating remotely. I work with Pro Tools or Digital Performer, depending on the project. My monitors are Adam A7 in Studio A and A7X in Studio B. Both studios have UA Apollo interfaces. Some of out outboard gear includes: LA2A, Manley Force, Avalon AD2022, Distressor, Pultec. Some mics include: Neumann U87, KM184, Sure SM7, among others.

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

  34. A: I work with artists and bands from around the world helping them turn their musical ideas into finished, sparkling mixed and mastered productions.

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

  36. A: 1) Laptop 2) USB mic 3) Headphones 4) Keyboard 5) A guitar

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

  38. A: Have great players at hand (or become a great player yourself)! Music is made by people! Also: focus a lot of attention on time/rhythm/groove.

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Terms Of Service

We will define terms of service before starting our project together. My goal is that the artists and film-makers I work with love my work. We can work by project or on an hourly basis.

GenresSounds Like
  • Bon Iver
  • John Mayer
  • Thomas Newman
Gear Highlights
  • LA2A
  • Pultec
  • Manley Force
  • Avalon AD2022
  • Empirical Labs Distressor EL8
  • Neumann u87
  • AKG 414
  • KM 184
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