Zadra on SoundBetter

Grammy nominated engineer with a love for low-end and Urban music

My name is Luca, I'm a producer/engineer from Belgium.
I graduated Berklee College of Music majoring in Music Production and Engineering and have credits that include Bombino, Tristan Simone, SoulFood, MarkL, CCCorazón, Jesus Molina, Quincy Jones and many more.

I started off as a tracking engineer when I was 15 and mainly did Jazz and Big Band recordings until I heavily got into electronic production. For many years I was producing almost exclusively Drum and Bass music but my focus has now shifted to mixing and producing Hip Hop.

I'm part of an American/Spanish collective called CoyotL through which we also release and publish our material for the world to hear and I now work with legendary producer and beat-maker MyGuyMars (Kanye/Jay-Z/Chris Brown/Ty$ and more) as an engineer.

I'm eager to get to work on your tracks! Whether it's Jazz, Reggaeton, Hip Hop, RnB or Pop I can get your music to sound like you've always wanted it to.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with Zadra

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Both have their strengths, weaknesses and colours.

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

  4. A: I will not stop until you've been delivered the best product you could hope for.

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

  6. A: It doesn't feel like work, most of the time.

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

  8. A: That it's not a creative process like production or songwriting.

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

  10. A: "What do you think your song is lacking?"

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

  12. A: State your vision and expectations from the start, saves time and effort for both parties and makes the process much smoother.

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

  14. A: Laptop

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

  16. A: It's been about 7 years now, I started off as the youngest engineer in a private studio in Belgium until I moved to Boston to study Music Production and Engineering in Berklee College of Music. Having graduated, here I am in LA!

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Big low end, punchy drums

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

  20. A: Travis Scott because him and Mike Dean opened my heart and ears to a whole new world

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

  22. A: Experiment and break rules. Creativity is learning something so you can do the opposite.

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

  24. A: Urban music such as Reggaeton and Hip Hop though I do have a lot of Jazz and Fusion under my belt.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: Understanding the client's vision and adapting my style to cater to their needs.

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

  28. A: I like to think that I can understand the artist's vision for the song and bring it to life sonically, sometimes the client is already so close to it and all they need is my little push and sometimes it's a pretty hefty change but always something the client will want to sign off on.

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

  30. A: I listen to the rough mix and references while taking notes, then I move to organising the tracks like I like them to be and simply start doing my thing

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: It's very simple and straightforward, other than my Valley People dynamic processors and a few guitar pedals I'm all In The Box via Pro Tools 2019.

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

  34. A: Jaycen Joshua, Serban Ghenea, Alex Tumay, MyGuyMars, Boi1da to name a few.

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

  36. A: I mainly get hired to Mix client's records but I do a lot of Mastering, Tracking and Producing as well.

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

  38. A: Natasha Patel for songwriting!

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I was the Mixing Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Mix: generally up to 5 free revisions. 2-3 days max turn-around time.
Master: 2 free revisions. 1-2 days turn-around time.

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