Zachari Smith

folk producer/musician

5 Reviews (5 Verified)
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Professional touring musician, producer and songwriter. I have produced over 50 albums for independent folk, roots, indie and experimental artists. I've worked as a session musician on acoustic guitar, dobro, lap steel, drums, electric guitar, and mandolin.

I'm passionate about creating high quality recordings for artists and clients. I have a beautiful collection of instruments, microphones, preamps and outboard gear to deliver pro level results. I specialize in acoustic instrument recording in folk, indie-folk, country and americana genres.

I also have produced, mixed an mastered over 100 recording in my 15 years as a studio owner.

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5 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Aasta F.

    super quick turnaround, great end result that matched what i was looking for. would work with again.

  2. Review by Stephen W.

    Zachari always delivers an amazing performance . Look forward to the next project together.

  3. Review by Stephen W.

    Zach, did a wonderful job adapting his sound with my tune. Track turned out beautiful and can’t say enough about his talent ❤️

  4. Review by Stephen W.

    Zachari recorded a beautiful dobro part that fit perfectly with my song. Can’t wait to send another project soon.

  5. Review by Tim J.
    by Tim J.

    Did an amazing job :)

Interview with Zachari Smith

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

  2. A: Try to provide some reference songs. Something that your song could be beside on a playlist.

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

  4. A: My 1938 Gibson acoustic, my dobro, drums, a mic and a recording interface,

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

  6. A: I grew up in a recording studio. My dad has been recording artists almost my whole life. At 13 years old I was learning Pro Tools. Since then i have produced many artists and toured internationally in as a solo artist and as a hired musician on mandolin, lap steel, drums, guitar, keys and more.

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: My style is mainly folk or alt-country. I like music that is lyrically centred and often very emotional in the productions.

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

  10. A: I’d love to work with Madison Cunningham, Dawes or Blake Mills. All for the same reason, I think they are amazing musicians that have made really great soundingrecordings.

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

  12. A: Use a spectrum analyzer.

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

  14. A: I mainly work on singer/songwriter, folk, alt-country and similar genres,

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: I think my strongest skill is listening. As a mixing engineer, producer and musician I listen to music constantly but not only that I listen to my clients and the artists I work with to help make their vision a reality.

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

  18. A: I bring an open mind. After many years of working with artist to create their vision I have honed my skills to help the artists bring their vision to a reality. Ultimately it’s the artists work and my job is to help and facilitate the creation process,

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

  20. A: I’m often working with artists remotely helping them capture great recordings and then I edit, mix and master the songs in my studio. I often will add drums, guitars, lap steel etc as well.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: My studio is located in the Nova Scotian country side in a converted garage. It’s a great space to be creative and make music! I run a Pro Tools setup with Orion converters. I have a variety of great preamps (Capi, Ward Beck etc) and many bundles of great plugins (Slate, Waves, SSL, Soundtoys). I also have many great modern and vintage instruments including Gibson Advanced Jumbo (1938 and 2017), Gibson 50s Lap Steel, G & L Asat Special, Miller Pedal Steel, Moog synth, Ayotte drums and more.

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

  24. A: I’m a huge fan of Dawes, Haim, City and Colour and more — I love their productions and they inspire me to keep creating and honing my mixing and mastering skills.

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

  26. A: I am mainly a producer and mixing engineer when not on the road touring as a professional musician with Joshua Hyslop (over 300 million streams).

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Terms Of Service

Up to two revisions included in price. Additional revisions at studio rate of $50/hour. Most projects can be done within 72 hours.

GenresSounds Like
  • Joshua Hyslop
  • Gregory Alan Isakov
  • Dawes
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • CAPI VP26
  • Gibson BR-9 Lap Steel
  • 1978 Dobro
  • Gibson Advanced Jumbo
  • Larrivee
  • Fender Bassman
  • Moog Grandmother
  • Vintage Drums
  • G&L Asat
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