Jim AvivA

Keyboardist, singer, composer

11 Reviews
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Rock/classical singer, composer and keyboardist; worked with Andy LaRocque (King Diamond), Christian "Kohle" Bonifer (Another Perfect Day), wrote more than 20 classical works and a lot of songs (rock/pop/ballades)

Hey guys! My name is Jim AvivA. I'm a composer, singer and keyboardist (I have a conservatory diploma as a classical composer and opera singer). Over the years I've been involved in many projects such as My Name is Janet (progrock/metal), Jet Lemon Band (jazz/jazz rock, fusion), AvivA (solo project - progressive/ conceptual/ electronic/ electroacoustic/ ambient). I have worked with well-known musicians (Andy La Rocque, Christian “Kohle” Bonifer etc.). Six CDs were released on European labels:
AvivA “Rokus Tonalis” (Musea, 2007) – progrock/conceptual
AvivA Omnibus “Nutcracker in Fury” (Musea, 2008) – progrock/metal/electronic
AvivA “Peer Gynt in Favour” (Musea, 2009) – electronic/ambient
My Name is Janet “Red Room Blue” (Galileo, 2011) – progrock/metal
My Name is Janet “Big Unveiling in the Town of Dead” (Prog Power, 2014) – progrock/metal/psychedelic
Jet Lemon Band “Led Zeppelin II in the Key of Jazz” (Leo Records, 2018) – jazz/jazz rock/fusion
Also, I'm an author of more than 20 classical works of different genres (from chamber to symphonic music).

I would love to help and support you in any kind of your musical and creative efforts. I have extensive experience in rock, electronic and electroacoustic fields.

There is a link to my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXqEip-6UmRkPSloHAqRWfQ

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11 Reviews

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  1. Review by Glenn Welman
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    Completed a full album with Jim and it has been a great pleasure working with him!

  2. Review by Glenn Welman
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    Jim is a real gentleman and a pleasure to work with!

  3. Review by Glenn Welman
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    Jim is such a great dude, been working with him on a few songs now and the music is always great and he is a pleasure to work with!

  4. Review by Glenn Welman
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    Jim is always a pleasure to work with! Great guy and great musician!!

  5. Review by Glenn Welman
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    Always challenging grooves and always a real pleasure to work with Jim!

  6. Review by Mark Corradetti
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    Jim is a very serious musician of the highest caliber with some really outstanding work. It was outrageous working with him!!😃😃

  7. Review by Glenn Welman
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    Jims songs are complex and always a great enjoyable challenge to work on. I really enjoy working with him!

  8. Review by Tyler Cox
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    Jim is a very talented and inspiring artist, and his music is a blast to work on. Jim is an excellent collaborator and I would love to work with him again. Thanks so much, Jim!

  9. Review by Glenn Welman
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    Thank you Jim. Its always a pleasure!!

  10. Review by Glenn Welman
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    Its a real pleasure working with Jim. Great music and great guy!

  11. Review by Jon Lewis

    It was great working with Jim on his latest song, a very fun song to work on for me, Jim was prompt and courteous, had great detailed mix notes and was very easy to collaborate and work with. I look forward to working with him again in the future! Thanks Jim!

Interview with Jim AvivA

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

  2. A: I work on the new metal album and electroacoustic stuff. Everything is still going well. My role is composing, singing and keyboards playing

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

  4. A: I work on the new metal album and electroacoustic stuff

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

  6. A: Tyler Cox, Glenn Welman, Jon Lewis, Mark Corradetti

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Analog as a sound image, digital as a control and handle.

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

  10. A: It's gonna be GREAT!

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

  12. A: unlimited freedom of creativity

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

  14. A: customer: - Can you...? me: - Yes, I can.

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

  16. A: Some questions do not require the responce. There are no misconceptions about my job at all

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

  18. A: Why? How? Where? How much?

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

  20. A: Be free in your creativity. Don't stick to tamplates (stock and banal way).

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

  22. A: There would be 4 powerful solar panels and 1 electric chair

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

  24. A: I've been doing this since 6

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: experimental/ psychedelic/ heavy/ atmospheric

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

  28. A: I like to work with my new partners. They are the constant providers on soundbetter.com. Tyler Cox and Glenn Welman. They are highly creative and patient guys! I so appreciate what they have done for me for the last two months.

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

  30. A: No rules and tips at all. Making the templates is the way to nowhere. Always refreshing.

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

  32. A: mostly working on rock/metal stuff as a singer; for any kind of music (except jazz) as a keyboardist; ambient, electroni/electroacoustic stuff as a composer

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: composition, vocal, keyboard playing (arrangement)

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

  36. A: no more than new highest level of melody, harmony, arrangement etc

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

  38. A: Putting on my headphones to leave the real world. I just focus on every aspect of the song/composition.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Midi keyboard; Sonar 8,5 producer; Gefell RFT PM 750 mic; Shure 58 mic; Helicon VoiceLive 2

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

  42. A: Led Zeppelin, Queen, Yes, Ozzy Osbourne, Pink Floyd, Rush, Brian Eno, Steve Vai, Devin Townsend, Steven Wilson, William Bassinski, Alfred Shnitke, Igor Stravinsky

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

  44. A: Keyboard parts (rock, blues, classic, vanguard, noise, ambient, soundscape etc...), vocals (rock, blues, classic, opera, chamber), experimental, childish, choral etc...), songwriting/composing, lyrics

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GenresSounds Like
  • Brian Eno
  • Soundgarden
  • Rush
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  • Gefell/Shure58 microphones; Helicon voiceLive 2; Sonar 8
  • 5 Producer
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