Ziv Shalev

Session Guitarist

909 Reviews (894 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. 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!

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909 Reviews - 137 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Rob D.
    by Rob D.

    I have worked with Ziv for a couple of years now - neither he nor I can remember how many tracks.

    What I can remember is that in all of those tracks, there was only ONE (Very very minor) adjustment required by me. It was so minor I cannot now recall what it was!

    Ziv delivers time after time - that's all you need to know really!

  2. Review by theojazz13@gmail.com

    Ziv is a very good player and his parts work. He was able to take the lead or take my ideas and get them recorded. Ziv made the process very easy and I will work with him again.

  3. Review by lemor e.

    A very talented guitarist and devoted to helping his clients.

  4. Review by G.Michael Hall

    I cannot imagine being more thrilled with Ziv. A consummate pro in everyway imaginable . His dedication to his craft carries through from his extraordinary intuition for music right through to the needs/wants of hiring producers. Take instructions very well, translates that to the result one would expect from a virtuosic talent . He is a warm friendly highly effective communicator ,world class talent who is also a top shelf engineer excellent musicianship 5 star products. Will hire again

  5. Review by Elmer A.

    Took a few months off from production, came back and had to message Ziv to keep adding up to our collection of hits! 45 down! And wow the magic is still there! So much passion on every note!

  6. Review by Tim hysen

    As always my brother in music delivers fast and with an precision that is hard to believe, best stems and communication I’ve ever encountered. Let’s keep on creating

  7. Review by Hank T.

    I've worked several times with Ziv and it's always a great collaboration!
    I don't need to give him strict direction, he intuitively knows what a song needs and always delivers!

  8. Review by Rob D.
    by Rob D.

    Easy track this time, as I just asked for a separate Base Line for a track already done for me by ZIV.

    As usual/expected it was prompt and just what was required.

  9. Review by Brett the Writer

    First pass, no revisions, Ziv knows how to strike gold every single time. 100000 stars

  10. Review by Micky
    by Micky

    Ziv was great to work with and very patient with making sure I was fully satisfied. Thank you and will be back soon!

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 within 24 hours.
Even split on publishing for songwriting.

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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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