Daniel Helfman

Session Guitarist

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Daniel Helfman on SoundBetter

I'm a working musician, making a living as a touring and session guitarist.

For me, when it comes to recording guitars, it's all about what serves the song best. I'll choose the right gear and build the guitar parts based on the genre and according to your guidelines/references. I'm very influenced by blues and rocknroll guitar players but play many genres from r&b, soul and funk to country, reggae etc. I also love playing slide guitar.

I record all tracks in my own home studio with high quality gear.

I use different guitars in my recordings, including:

Fender strat
Semi-hallow Gretsch electric guitar
PRS DGT
Martin OM28 acoustic guitar
National resonator guitar(great for traditional blues and country)
Classical nylon strings guitar
I record electric guitar tracks through a combo Marshall amp or a Fender custom deluxe reverb. Can also use amp simulation and provide D.I signal

*Workflow described in the FAQ section.

Ultimately I'll do what ever is necessary to make your song sound as best as i can.

so in order for that to happen,

please contact me before ordering so we can discuss exactly what you're after.

Let's make some MUSIC !

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

20 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Lisa Y.
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    Once again, Daniel delivers everything I needed in the first pass. He instinctively knows what works for the song and does it. Fabulous work!
    Daniel is consistently the best guitarist I have worked with!

  2. Review by Andre Xavier
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    Again, brilliant work by Daniel on a dub-inspired record I'm working on. Spot on sound and performance on first delivery. Daniel's intuition and musicality is always on target!

  3. Review by Lisa Y.
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    Another stellar performance !

  4. Review by Lisa Y.
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    Stellar work. Daniel plays in any style and makes every song sound even better. Top notch musician and a pleasure to work with!

  5. Review by Andre Xavier
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    Daniel is a master in his craft. He performed a last minute rhythm guitar session for my song and it fit perfectly on one take. Thank you!
    More to come!

  6. Review by Lisa Y.
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    Daniel is a master guitarist. He always delivers gold no matter what the style. Always on time and never disappoints. Phenomenal talent and musicianship!

  7. Review by Lisa Y.
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    Daniel is the best guitarist I have worked with. He is so intuitive and always delivers what I need on the first try. Literally never need any revisions. HIs musical aptitude is at the highest level.

  8. Review by Lisa Y.
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    Daniel is a superb guitar player. I love working with him! Very professional and telanted.

  9. Review by Kay H.
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    Brilliant, as usual - thankyou, Daniel!

  10. Review by Lisa Y.
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    Daniel is an intuitive and talented guitar player. His musicianship is top notch and he always delivers music of the highest caliber! He responds quickly and delivers the work in a timely manner. I enjoy working with him!

  11. Review by Kay H.
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    Once again, Daniel gave our song exactly what it needed.

    He really listens, infuses with skill, and evokes emotion.

    It's a pleasure working with him and we hope to do so again in the future.

  12. Review by Kay H.
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    Brilliant work! Daniel's lead guitar is absolutely awesome and rhythm guitar is just right!!!

    Magnificent - cannot recommend him highly enough

  13. Review by Kay H.
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    Daniel developed a high quality guitar lead / solo for us.

    He's a great communicator, took into consideration our needs and delivered on time.

    Well done, and thankyou!

  14. Review by Lisa Y.
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    Daniel is one of the finest guitar players I have heard. He gives me so much to work with and it always hits the mark! Amazing!

  15. Review by Lisa Y.
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    Daniel is a phenomenal guitar player! He went above and beyond with parts for my song. great stuff!

  16. Review by Frankie
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    Great guitar playing! A very skilled soloist!

  17. Review by Robert A.
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    Daniel is an amazing producer and musician!

  18. Review by Robert A.
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    Outstanding guitar player and seller. Five stars!

  19. Review by Robert A.
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    Absolutely brilliant guitar work by Daniel, he always makes my songs so much better.

  20. Review by Robert A.
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    I am so glad my favorite guitar player Daniel is here on SoundBetter! He did an amazing job on my latest song and he always delivers fantastic guitar tracks!

Interview with Daniel Helfman

  1. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  2. A: Listening. I listen to the song and what it needs before I think of any guitar sound or technique.

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

  4. A: I bring to the song whatever's necessary to make it more exciting. It can be a simple hook line, a strong rhythm part to drive the song or a full guitar arrangement.

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

  6. A: Client sends me their song, professional recording or a demo. We discuss the guidelines regarding the guitars. I record the guitar tracks and send them back in 5 days maximum.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I use my humble collection of guitars - acoustics, electrics, 12 string, banjo, resonator, nylon string, ukulele. All recorded to pro tools through a UAD Apollo interface. I use a Neumann TLM103 for acoustics and amps for electrics recorded with an SM57, can also use amp simulation and provide D.I tracks if required.

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

  10. A: To me it's all about songs. I get inspired by good songs, doesn't matter what genre it is.

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

  12. A: I record original guitar parts of any kind for my clients.

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Typical turn-around time - 5 days maximum.
Up to 5 revisions.

GenresSounds Like
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • John Mayer
Gear Highlights
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • PRS DGT
  • Gretsch semi-hollow
  • Martin OM-28
  • Takamine Classical
  • Washburn Banjo
  • Gretsch Resonator
  • Marshal ma100
  • Fender custom deluxe reverb
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I offer my services as a session guitarist, providing electric/acoustic guitar tracks for your projects