Yaniv Taichman

Middle eastern strings player

10 Reviews (6 Verified)
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Golden oriental REAL instruments for your song!any genre .with love and care for all details. My main love is the Oud but I record also Saz and mid eastern violins.22 years in the industry.touring with artists ,recording for top Israeli musicians, composing and producing original music and for others.

My main speciality is middle eastern music and all the Fusion related .blending the Arabic/Turkish heritage with many styles is my cup of tea.if it’s a pop song, flamenco track , jazz ,metal . Whatever...I’ll fit in! This is what I do all my life .my main instrument is the Oud.but I usually record /perform also with the Saz and the violin(oriental flavored).I’m working with a wide range of artists, from the top israel mainstream singers to more indie/jazzy/electronic/world music projects of any kind(almost :)
Except from being a session musician and recording tracks in my home studio.I also compose and produce music for my own projects, and for others.
So ..if you want to add hot Oud/Saz/violin tracks for your songs, or want me to compose /produce stuff using the my skills and style, I’m here!

Send me a note through the contact button above.


  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

10 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by sean m.

    Yaniv is always one of the first people I bother when I need creative string stems for my tracks. He's clearly very talented, but also a pleasure to work with. Due to the nature of my work I'm always on tight deadlines and Yaniv has never left me hanging.

  2. Review by sean m.

    Yaniv is a super talented gem. I had an unreasonable timeframe request and he turned around an incredible quality within 24 hours. Such a talent -- will definitely work with again soon.

  3. Review by Jerry S.

    Yaniv is a super talented musician, he provides me exactly that what i was looking for! I will book him again!

  4. Review by John F.

    Yaniv is great to work with, timely work and excellent feel for the music.

  5. Review by Ben V.
    by Ben V.

    To me the finest Oud improvisation I have ever heard (and I have heard my fair share). I guess all professional musicians have the technical skills and the knowledge to play well but Yaniv has a unique musical tone that I found outstanding. Beautiful lyrical improvisation sound and storytelling. Pleasure doing these collaborations.

  6. Review by Ben V.
    by Ben V.

    Yaniv is an absolute remarkable musician. Not only is he very skilled in playing his instruments but he has a great musical feel which made our project sound really beautiful. Looking forward to more collaborations in future.

  7. Review by Omer Kringel
    by Omer Kringel

    Wow...extremely recommended , marvelous musician with gorgeous sound and ideas. and more important great person, what make the all process and the work with him so much fun. pleasure!

  8. Review by Israel Portnoy (Productions)

    Yaniv is an absolutely killer musician and multi-instrumentalist who I had the pleasure of working with, most recently on the Oud. When dealing with him, he was super personable, a sensitive player and his attention to detail is second to non. I cant recommend this guy enough!

  9. Review by Ofer peled
    by Ofer peled

    I had several recording sessions with Yaniv on Oud, Saz and Violin, and he always sounds perfect and gave his extraordinary touch to every project in any genre.

  10. Review by Udi b.
    by Udi b.

    Yaniv is a real artist. I invited him to play in my album and we had a great session, recording his oud and violin. he was bringing his soul and skill to the session and the outcome was more than I expected.

Interview with Yaniv Taichman

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

  2. A: Be clear in what you want and if you’re not sure just trust me and I’ll set you up.

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

  4. A: Probably Oud,violin,guitar,saz ,and a zoom recorder.

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

  6. A: I’m playing since my childhood and working in the music business since 2000 more or less.

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Progressive oriental haha

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

  10. A: Nick cave or Tom York maybe. First because you I’m a big fan and second , playing Oud in these areas should be artistically challenging and mind blowing .

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

  12. A: Learn keyboard shortcuts!

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

  14. A: Oriental/world music.pop music,singer songwriters, instrumental,fusion

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: I think that it will be maybe accuracy, creativity and fitting often many genres

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

  18. A: Colors and human touch.

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

  20. A: Getting some stems or a playback channel ,recording ideas or /and specific lines, and sending it :) When producing stuff I usually start with rough guides and then go deep into searching /creating /recording /muting and so on...

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: Cubase ,Rme BF pro ,heritage audio TT73 preamp and AT 4040 mic

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

  24. A: Munir Bashir ,yurdal tokcan , secret chiefs 3 , Elias tetik, Beck , Bjork..it goes on and on.I’m a music junky..

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

  26. A: Oud/San and violin sessions.musical production and arrangement works

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

  28. A: My band Taichmania. composed and produced all tunes.the music .combines many of my inspirations.oriental,electronic, rock ,classical ,fusion...collaborated with killer musicians .check out our album called “seventh heaven”.

Terms Of Service

Prices for recording Oud/Saz/Violin
1 instrument track 223$
2 instruments tracks 280 $
3 instruments tracks 335 $

Doubling Channels 11 $ each

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Gear Highlights
  • Cubase
  • AT 4040 mic
  • Rme and heritage audio TT73 chain
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  • New studio!Mar 20, 2022

    So know I’m a working in a new studio !

    Which means, a very professional acoustic treatment ,and even better sources then before !

    Hit me with your new music🎶