Ziv Shalev

Session Guitarist

1271 Reviews (1255 Verified)
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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.

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

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

1271 Reviews - 170 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Kobby I.

    Great, great sounding licks and very tasteful choices on guitar. Ziv brought a fresh air of sound and technique to all the tracks he worked on and I am extremely happy with the result. Looking forward to working on more projects with Ziv for sure!

  2. Review by Rorie B.

    Ziv is always very helpful. I have worked with him on many personal projects. He has a great ear for details when it come to guitar.

    Will definitely work with him again in the future

  3. Review by Chgr
    by Chgr

    Top quality and amazing service

  4. Review by Kobby I.

    Quick turn around and great sounding track. It was a great pleasure to work with Ziv.

  5. Review by Blidge N.

    If i haven't said it before " Ziv is da man !!! "
    100% professional , will do the best to make you happy and upgrade your music.

  6. Review by G.Michael Hall

    I have a fairly long history with Ziv and the work just continually exceeds expectations. The quality of his recordings and intuitive instrument selections is always of the highest standard. I kind of resent having to share him with the rest of you lot.
    5 stars in every way imaginable
    g.Michael Hall

  7. Review by zeke cherney

    Ziv has over 1200 reviews all 5 star. What the hell is left for me to say:). Let me just tell you, if you are nervous that the provider with 1265 review won't give you're song the time of day. Then know that your wrong, and Ziv won't settle until you're happy. He will jump on a call if you need , he will do whatever it takes to keep you in the loop, and fulfill you're vision of you're music!!!

  8. Review by Sebastian A.

    Best guitaristt and as always, and also a great bass player. Amazing what Ziv does

  9. Review by Jason
    by Jason

    Really ast and high quality work.

  10. Review by Sebastian A.

    10 songs already with this guy and i just keep loving more and more what he adds to my music. Best guitarist ever 🙏🏼

  11. Review by Younghoon Kang

    He is really kind!
    The work with him was a pleasure. :)
    I love his guitar!

  12. Review by Sam E.
    by Sam E.

    Ziv has achieved the goals of set project

  13. Review by Alexander G.

    I always love working with Ziv, this is probably the 6 or 7th time now! He makes me sound so good!

  14. Review by Sparks
    by Sparks

    Ziv is #1 .Been working with Ziv for quite some time and I'm amazed time after time by his talent and professionalism ,he does it effortlessly. In some of our works I wanted to bring some emotions as the songs were calling for it and he tailored the guitar parts to my vocals with so much emotion that he maid me emotional. I'm honored and thankful to work with him, everything works smoothly from start to finish- this is how I know I work with the right one! Highly recommend him!Many thanks Ziv!

  15. Review by Brett the Writer

    I'm all about that bass, and I never run into any treble working with Ziv! 10/10

  16. Review by Jose C.

    Ziv es un guitarrista versatile de sorprendentes habilidades. Tenía altas expectativas y las superó totalmente, brindando mucho más de lo que le pedi. La creatividad y los resultados fueron de primera categoría, como se esperaba de un músico de su talla.

  17. Review by Meade B.

    Really great work. Ziv is a really talented player, injected a lot of musicality into this. Also very thorough, professional, and a quick turnaround. Can't speak highly enough, looking forward to working together again in the future.

  18. Review by Dee
    by Dee

    Ziv gives the Guitar a meaningful voice. He creates great sounds and gives always 110%. Thank you Ziv for perfect collaboration.

  19. Review by Austin Leeds

    Another great track done with Ziv! Thank you!

  20. Review by Emmanuelle R.

    First collaboration but not the last!
    Ziv is a very great guitar player with an incredible inspiration and a huge feeling.
    He immediately understood what I wanted and the result is stunning. Frankly you can't miss this wonderful guitarist so inspired and so professional!
    Thank you so much 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

Acoustic Guitar Demo

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Terms Of Service

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

GenresSounds Like
  • John Mayer
  • David Gilmore
  • Joe Satriani
Gear Highlights
  • Gibson Les Paul Gibson ES335 76’ Fender Stratocaster 61’ Fender Jazzmaster Gibson Songwriter Acoustic
  • Gretsch Duo Jet Cordoba GK Series Classical Guitar Suhr Badger 30 Victory Kraken VX UA M610 preamp UA Apollo interface
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