My name is Ziv, singer, songwriter, mixer, producer and artist from L.A. currently living and working in Nashville, TN. I specialize in full production, mixing/mastering and my vocals on your track in the pop/rock, rock, alternative, and singer/songwriter genres. My songs have been featured on Fox, ABC, NBC, WB, MTV, and several other networks.
Hello friends, I have been in the music industry for 15 years, travelled North America for the last 6 years on tour, and sold tens of thousands of my own records. I sing, play, mix, record, and produce. I create demos and mixes, which sound like records, very quickly and can deliver them with stems so you can remix them as you wish. I work in Pro Tools 11 or Logic X. My studio set up is both analog and digital, so I can work on a 32 channel SSL Sigma analog console which sounds warm and lovely or, I can mix in the box. You choose. Both will have fantastic results.
My songs have been featured and placed on FOX, ABC, WB, MTV, VH1, Discovery Channel, and more. Let me put the same love an attention into your idea and make it come to life. I can play every instrument. sing and program very proficiently. I do offer a live drum package but must charge more for that. You can find samples of my work here on my profile or if you need more examples I can point you to them. I can work from a vocal only or complete tracks that need revisiting. I am happy to load as many tracks into the song as you like.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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34 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Ziv Music
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It was a joy to work with Ziv again, this time mixing his song "Under The Lights". Ziv's a great artist and great guy who I look forward to working with more down the road.
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What a great experience it was to work with Ziv on the mix of his song "Enemies & Friends". Such a beautiful song, and it's always a pleasure to work with an artist who is clear in their vision and can communicate it well!
High quality production and vocals. Great musicianship. It was a pleasure working with Ziv. I highly recommend.
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Very rewarding indeed ! This was a fun and challenging song for me to master and communication was outstanding, which i enjoy a lot. Song was great too ! Very well crafted and produced. Thanks Ziv !
Ziv is the real deal, the whole package in one person -- a great producer, skillful musician and a great singer. He will patiently work with you to help bring your song to life. As the production of the song progresses, he'll constantly surprise you with his own inspired touches - in the vocals, melody and overall arrangement - that improve the song beyond your expectations. He's a true professional, with results of the highest caliber. Working with him is a real pleasure.
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Fantastic ! Great song, super cool guy, quick and very clear and concise communication. Very enjoyable overall. Looking forward to the next one. Thanks Ziv ! It was fun :-)
A wonderful singer with a great range and tone. I highly recommend him!
Ziv delivered outstanding vocals for my song and was very pleasant to work with.
Really great experience and Ziv works fast! Super happy with everything.
Ziv brought a genuine passion to my project and was very responsive and supportive of the vision I was trying to achieve. He has great vocal hook ideas and a unique and standout voice.
Ziv's vocal quality is song-changing. He met and surpassed our high expectations. Get him on your song now.
Once again ziv brought my song to another level.the best
Again. a perfect job.
Ziv was so easy to work with and far exceeded our expectations. We came to him with "lyrics" in a word document and a very general idea of what we would like to see happen with our song. He took our ideas and combined them with his own and the finished product floored us! So impressed by his talent!
Great job by Ziv! He went above and beyond what I was expecting. The job was to edit some lyrics, and he recorded my song with a modified melody as well. Fantastic! Thank you!
The job was perfect. Above my expectations. Will work again with Ziv.
Was a good choice the one I made to choose Ziv over others. He delivered quick and great. Amazing voice.
Great talented artist to work with!
Ziv did a great job! He understood what I was looking for, and delivered in record time! We did two revisions and he made the adjustments quickly and cheerfully. I love my track! will use Ziv again for sure!
Ziv did an amazing job! He has an incredible feel for music, is very creative and has a great work ethic.
Interview with Ziv Music
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was recently hired to mix a song that had several mixers try before me. One of those mixers was a well known guy in Sweeden. The artist was very unhappy with all of the others which made me a little nervous. I heard the other mixes and they were not bad, but I understood what was lacking. I took on the project and decided to mix the song analog with all my vintage gear. The client was so happy that we talked on Skype for 2 hours and he expressed his gratitude. Here is the review he left me.. "This was my best experience ever, working with an online engineer. Ziv brings 3 elements with him, which make him excel from the many services online: He brings the passion of a great musician, the ears and skills of an experienced engineer and a big talent for communication. "
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I have 2 mixing projects for an artist in Los Angeles, a couple of full productions for a children's book/movie series, and a few "my vocals on your track."
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I have recently joined Soundbetter so I don't know anyone personally, but I'm sure there are many great providers here who would do an excellent job.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I use both analog and digital. They are both great tools and there is a time when either one is appropriate.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The end product will be what you had in your vision! I don't put a cap on revisions, so it's done when you say it's done.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I get to do music full time and spend most of my day doing what I love most.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They usually ask me why I am willing to communicate via Skype and on the phone when most don't. My answer is simple, this process is more than just about the music. It is about relationships and building trust between me and my clients.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That because my rates are very affordable, the product might suffer. It never does, I only deliver radio quality work.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1. What feeling do you want this song to evoke 2. What is your target audience 3. To whom will song be delivered 4. What is best way I can help you
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to ask for what you want. It's your song/project...you will never regret demanding excellence , but you might regret not getting what you really wanted.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Yamaha upright piano 2. Martin Acoustic guitar 3. Apple Macbook pro 4. Neumann U47 vintage mic 5. Korg keyboard
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Much like artists like John Mayer, Sting, and Seal, I have always been a solo act that toured with a backing band. I built my company from the ground up. I learned to do booking, tour management, and all other aspects of the music business out of necessity. I had a few record deals fall through at the last minute and I just lost the desire to keep fighting to complete a contract with one of the majors. So I built my own label, my own management company, my own booking arm, and cruised on for 12 years. It was the best decision I ever made. My start came playing the streets of Los Angeles with a boombox. I soon started selling records and graduated to a full blown P.A. and 6 hours a night singing at the Santa Monica Promenade, Universal Studios, or Hollywood and Highland. These outdoor venues allowed me to make a lot of fans and make a nice living selling my own music on my own terms. In 2008 I started touring nationally and have been doing so since.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Clean with some edge, and with passion and energy.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with any of the British piano based bands...(Coldplay, Keane, Radiohead...) I think they all the have the same influences I do and I happen to really love their work.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Music production is a natural extension of thoughtful arrangement. Classical music is where I got my start, especially with Bach and Beethoven. If you can hear all four voices in a Bach fugue than you can do any kind of production. I think those early days of listening and trying to mimic the masters of yesteryear gave me ears to hear the space in recording. And production to me is about filling the space with color, rhythm and feeling. Pushing and pulling the listener and evoking a feeling.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly rock/pop, alternative, rock, and some EDM.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is being able to create from very little. Most of my clients come to me with ideas that really need shaping and building. I love these projects because it allows me to really put in my energy.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring 15 years of professional writing, production, and artistic experience as well as passion and energy. Music is the language the I know and love most. I never settle for just ok, my goal is to have every client succeed with their song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The most important part for me is listening. Listening to what the client wants. My first pass is always mine, meaning, that I just go for what I hear in my head. I communicate with the client so that they can pick and choose what they like. Then, we come to a collaboration point where the best of me and the best of their original vision comes through. This has worked really well!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio centers around a custom 36 channel Soundraft 8000 vintage analog console and a Mac Pro 8 core with Logic X and Pro Tools 11. I also have great outboard gear...Neumann M149 microphone, several Lexicon effects units, Vintech and Jensen mic pres, Joe Meek SC2 master buss comp, and much more. My room is tuned and treated to have proper frequency response.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Keane, U2, Seal, Fink, Brian Eno, Trevor Horn, David Foster, Imagine Dragons, One Republic, Peter Gabriel and so many more.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The bulk of my work is music production, mixing, and my vocals on your song. I will always put the same care and attention into your work as I do on my own songs.