Zak Higgins

Mixing, Producing, guitarist

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Zak Higgins on SoundBetter

I can only make you sound like the best version of yourself.

9+ years experience in music production, mixing, recording and playing guitar.

I don't like to have to explain my music too much, so if you like what you hear in my demos, please do get in touch.

I also offer unlimited free revisions, because I prefer to make a great song and have a happy client, than make a small amount of extra money.

Check out my website for my most up to date catalogue of music:
https://zakhiggins.wordpress.com/

Songs in my demo (if you want to look them up):

1 - P I O - Dunes
2 - Jesse June - Sandy
3 - Tobi- A - Worth
4 - Omo Aston x Dendo - Deeper than
5 - Jesse June - Get me out
6 - Tobi- A - So Good
7 - Jesse June - Relax

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

16 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Hugo Lee
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    A real pleasure working with Zak! Great music, lots of fun to play sax over. Quick responses, clear instructions and great attitude! Highly recommended.

  2. Review by Omo Aston
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    Competent, clear and professional!

  3. Review by Gabriel L.
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    I'm so happy to write this review because I had such a positive experience working with Zak. First and foremost, he's a great engineer and my song turned out clean and well balanced. More importantly, Zak is very communicative and does everything in his power to make sure you're happy with the record. I've had engineers in the past who don't take notes well or rush through their work. Not Zak! He is passionate about each song he tackles and respects the musical process. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a mixing engineer for their song.

  4. Review by Fortysixbookings
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    Zak is a very talented producer / engineer.

    He has the patient and completed the job to our most satisfaction.

    Till next time!

  5. Review by Vaughan T.
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    Zak is a dope producer. Excellent collab partner, and will continue to work him in the future.

  6. Review by Vaughan T.
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    Zak is super dope and talented. Works professionally and great service. I would recommend.

  7. Review by Joao Leao
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    Very easygoing, loved working with you! Keep it up

  8. Review by Michael A.
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    Zak is not only extremely creative, is a great with communication and kept me in the loop every step of the way. I would highly suggest working with Zak!

  9. Review by Brian Lee
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    Zak made the mixing/mastering process very easy for me, and he made any additional edits that I wanted. He made the final project sound great!

  10. Review by Mar M.
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    Very patient, kind and fun to work with! Zak is a meticulous artist who is as dedicated to achieving your visions as you are.

  11. Review by Vaughan T.
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    I've worked with Zak now several times. He's very talented and has a great instinct for what sounds good. I would highly recommend.

  12. Review by Mar M.
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    Zak is incredibly incredibly talented! He really engages with your vision and adds so much value to it. He's very patient, hard-working and determined to produce unique tracks with you:) His work is purely magical.

  13. Review by Vaughan T.
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    5 stars for production quality and professionalism. Great to work with and has an excellent ear for beats.

  14. Review by Vaughan T.
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    Super talented musician and producer. I definitely like collabing with Zak and would recommend his service.

  15. Review by Vaughan T.
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    Zak is a killer producer. He is very talented, fast, professional, and easy to work with. His sound is next level too. I would highly recommend working with him

  16. Review by T U.
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    Such a great, professional mix! Fantastic engineer and all round great guy!

Interview with Zak Higgins

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

  2. A: my laptop, acoustic guitar, sm7b, PMC Result 6s and Apollo twin interface

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

  4. A: I work with a fantastic producer and musician named Conor tansey who you can also find on soundbetter. If you're looking for a song writer in hip hop, hit up "Dendo", for RnB "Omo Aston" or for gospel/rnb soul, then "tobi- A" is your guy.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: "Why choose when you can bring all your weapons to the gun fight?" - Dave Pensado

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

  8. A: The joy of making other people happy. (Confelicity)

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

  10. A: Production is as simple as 'making a beat'

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

  12. A: what are their goals, what message are they trying to get across with their music, what elements of their song do they really want to stand out, what do they want me to bring to the table

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: I always try to stand out from the norms. I prioritize dynamics and transients over loudness and brightness

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

  16. A: Never force anything to work. Learn WHY before HOW

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Identifying the artist/producers vision and keeping it in mind while I add my own

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: I mix and produce Mostly in the box. I have a computer which I actually built myself (I trust it more that way) which is running through my UAD Apollo twin X Quad and out through my PMC result 6 monitors. I have a Mexican Fender Telecaster, a Fender P bass, an upright piano, and more plugins than I'll ever need.

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

  22. A: Timbaland, Jon Castelli, Iain Kirkpatrick, Sonder, Frank Ocean

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

  24. A: Music production and mixing, sometimes playing guitar or bass

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

  26. A: To make them sound like the best version of themself

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

  28. A: Most common questions are what do I charge and what style am I comfortable with. I tell them my prices and that I can adapt to any style

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

  30. A: Don't expect to sound like anything other than the best version of yourself

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

  32. A: either Brent Faiyaz or saba, as they just bring something unique to the table and I listen to their music alot

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

  34. A: Hip hop/Rnb

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

  36. A: I make it the best version of itself

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

  38. A: I listen to the artists ideas and try to create a mental image of who they are and what their sound is, then I try to bring out the best in all of it

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  • Khalid
  • Saba
  • Billie Eilish
Gear Highlights
  • PMC Result 6 monitors
  • Pro tools 12.5
  • Ableton 10
  • FL Studio 20
  • UAD apollo
  • Neumann TLM 102
  • Shure SM57
  • Oktava mk012 pair
  • 1991 USA Fender Stratocaster plus
  • VOX AC15H
  • Two notes-Torpedo Captor
  • All of the plugins
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