Ziv Shalev

Session Guitarist

1750 Reviews (1731 Verified)
Ziv Shalev on SoundBetter

I provide quality guitar production. I am looking forward to hearing and collaborating on your music!

I absolutely love writing guitar loops and hooks, ambient pads, wall of guitars, acoustic, electric, nylon string, 12 string guitar and bass. I provide commercial quality tracks recorded in a state of the art recording studio.
We will discuss your goals in depth and capture the sounds you are looking for on your production.

The signal chain consist of some of the top amplifiers, preamps and microphones in the industry. I use a variety of guitars for different styles of music. The audio tracks you will receive will be recorded through an amp of your choice including DI tracks (if requested in advance), if requested. I will work with you until you are 100% happy with the result. Once we are finished with the project you will receive precise, edited isolated final stems.
I work remotely but can assure you a fluent communication and fast turnaround time.

Pricing: All type of guitar track prices for full length songs are listed on my page. Full Instrumental Production price includes anywhere between 3-10 guitar tracks, double acoustic panned left and right, ambient pads, wall sounds, licks and leads and ear candy. For shorter segments, such as solos or loops please contact me for pricing.

Get in touch with me through the green ‘contact’ button above and let’s start creating some beautiful music!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

1750 Reviews - 220 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Kevin G.

    KILLER bass work from my man Z!! This tune is got that 70’s Aerosmith coolness vibe to it and Z took it to the next level! So awesome!

  2. Review by Kevin G.

    Absolutely beautiful lead guitar on an awesome and unique song we wrote called Stay For The Rats, Ziv wrote the lead so elegantly and smooth. Truly UNBELIEVABLE!

  3. Review by Brad B.

    Crushed the project and provided the exact guitar tracking needed. Highly recommend for your project!!

  4. Review by Kevin G.

    KILLER bass work by Z! Major swag on a KICKIN tune!!

  5. Review by Kevin G.

    HOLY F**K, seriously I honestly don’t even know, Z is a song-writing, guitar wielding Demi-god that slays monsters as he writes the best F’n songs!!

    I really am in awe……

  6. Review by Tim Karabajak

    Ziv is awesome to work with! He nails the sound and vibe every time, making my tracks sound great. His recordings are clear and punchy, and he always gets what I'm going for. Communication is a breeze, and he's super talented and dedicated. Can't wait for our next project together. Highly recommend him if you want your music to shine!

  7. Review by Kevin G.

    The ONE! And ONLY!! Z!!!

    Truly a writing wizard of the ages!

  8. Review by Gavriel Music

    Fantastic guy to work with! Super quick and good vibes all around! 🎸🤙😎

  9. Review by Jose C.

    Ziv is very professional and super talented. I highly recommend him.

  10. Review by Kevin G.

    Beautifully done bass work by Z on a beautiful song, sooooo Awesome!!

  11. Review by Mendy P.

    10/10 - again.

  12. Review by Kevin G.

    I LOVE writing songs with Z, it’s the F’n BEST!!

    And this last song that Ziv just recently absolutely CRUSHED the lead on is a….KILLER!!

  13. Review by Shyju M.

    Proud of my man. His musical abilities are 5star and very patient. Thank you brother.

  14. Review by Torben M.

    Another great experience with the amazing Ziv Shalev.

  15. Review by sherif K.

    Great and fast effort from Ziv! Much appreciated

  16. Review by Mendy P.

    Great as always!

  17. Review by Van
    by Van

    Second song working with Ziv, he helped finished one of the most important songs on my album, great recording and smooth communication!

  18. Review by Jasper Stephens

    Ziv is an absolute phenom on the guitar and his execution is always on point with no hesitations. I always look forward to working with him. He's a gem for sure!

  19. Review by Kevin G.

    An amazing story in the making……something very special about instrumentals

    Truly magnificent

  20. Review by Paul F.

    My second time working with Ziv and as previously he excelled at laying down some great guitar tracks.
    Ziv is my first choice for acoustic or electric guitars and he also played bass this time around.
    Thanks Ziv.

Interview with Ziv Shalev

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

  2. A: I loved working and producing primarily The Vanity Belles, Danny Mclaughlin band and The Vinyl Stash. Good music with combination of good people and musicianship is the best.

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

  4. A: I am producing a Musical.

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

  6. A: Yes. Yoed Nir is incredible Cellist. and Roy Kariok is a fantastic guitarist. Both are wonderful audio engineers as well.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. but! It's all about the speed of delivery thesis days, so Digital takes the lead.

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

  10. A: %100 money back guarantee if they are not satisfied with my work.

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

  12. A: Everything. I am very passionate abut what I do.

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

  14. A: If I can drop down the price for a project. I usually do that for first time clients.

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

  16. A: Sometime I think people realize I am a professional producer as well.

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

  18. A: To have a clear vision of what they are looking for.

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

  20. A: To have a clear vision of what they are looking for. A reference is wonderful so I could pin point the sound they are after.

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

  22. A: Guitar, amplifier, computer, interface and Protools.

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

  24. A: I have been playing and producing music for 25 years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Multi Genre.

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

  28. A: Sting. I love everything he does from songwriting to playing his base to his lyrics, voice and productions.

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

  30. A: Don't "fix it in the mix". Music needs to sound amazing before and cosmetic work is done to it. The best projects I worked on did not need a mix.

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

  32. A: Pop Rock, World Music, Classical and Jazz.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Correspondence. I am very quick to get work done. Nothing lingers, even if I am busy.

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

  36. A: I try to bring first and foremost my own creativity and sound. What the song really needs beyond my personal taste. and depending on the project, radio friendly or commercial sound.

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

  38. A: I first discuss the genre and what you are looking for from the guitar portion When possible, I encourage my clients to provide a reference to the type of style and sound desired Depending on your preference, I can record a single guitar track or multiple guitar tracks to produce a richer sound or stereo sound. Tracks are then recorded remotely and sent directly to the client. I start with charting the song, opening a new project on PT, deciding what tempo the song is in, and laying out the tracks starting with rhythmic parts and all the way to the lead parts.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I run Protools on a custom Mac. I use the Apollo 8p as an interface with its magnificent plugins. I have a Whirsperroom isolated booth to maximize mic'ed recording and isolation. I have a variety of amps such as Fender Vibrolux and Marshall JCM800. Endless effects and pedals. I use microphones such as Neumann87, AKGC414 and Royer 121. I always use the best high performance cables. Most of them are Mogami. I also use S-gear and Helix.

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

  42. A: The list would be endless but here are top few: Jeff Lynn, Quincy Johns, Queen, John Mayer, Steve Lord Alge, Chris Rock, Eagles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmy Hendrix, Fufus Wainwright.

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

  44. A: I do guitar work for my clients, whether it's single, multiple layer guitar work, it is all done within a couple of days. I have a variety of guitars to choose from, for all genres including nylon, acoustic guitar, ukulele or mandolin. I also compose and arrange music for singer/songwriters as well as audio engineering projects such as editing, vocal tuning and mixing and mastering as well

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Typical turnaround time 3-5 days.
Even split on publishing for songwriting.

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  • Gibson Les Paul Fender Stratocaster Gibson Songwriter Gretsch Duo Jet Cordoba GK Series Classical Guitar Suhr Badger 30 Victory Kraken VX UA Neve 1073 Imperical Labs Distressor M6176 preamp UA Apollo interface Neumann U87 and KM184
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