With more than 4 Million Spotify listeners Éyal Hai is proven to be a powerful music producer, Saxophonist and singer-songwriter. As a Saxophone player Éyal has been sharing stages from a young age with Grammy award winner Danilo Pérez, Panagiotis Andreou, Maria Mulata (Peru) and Israeli pop star Shiri Maimon to name a few.
I would love to bring whatever it is your music needs to be it’s best possible version.
- Highly experienced as a Session Saxophone Player (Alto and Tenor, Flute).
- Keyboards/ Synths & EWI(!) - finding the right part with the right sound
- Top melodies, chords, Lyrics - If you need helping with writing/composing
- Arrangements - Horn Section, Saxophone Quartet, strings (Check out The Side Project saxophone quartet)
- Production & Mix - Tasteful Synths, programmed drums
Eyal is a singer-songwriter, producer and multi instrumentalist with more than 4 Million Spotify listeners that moved back to Israel less than a year ago after a decade of creating and performing in NYC.
Eyal Hai started his career as a Jazz saxophonist, playing with some of the most acclaimed musicians such as Grammy Award Winner Pianist Danilo Pérez (Wayne Shorter), Bassist Ben Street, Israeli pop star Shiri Maimon and Israeli funk band “Portrait”. Already feeling a need to evolve and find his own voice as a songwriter, producer and singer, éyal founded the label Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Records in 2014, launching his own career as a Singer/producer (eyalhai.com), and as a founding member and arranger for The Side Project, A funky saxophone quartet that’s playing jazzy covers for pop songs. Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit now boasts more than 10 acts with different releases each.
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7 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Eyal Hai
very soulful tone and fast turnaround. thanks for your work, I will definitely come back!
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Eyal produced an amazing track full of groove and flavor and it was a pleasure adding Rhodes and Piano to it. I am excited to hear the track when it’s out.
I enjoyed working with Eyal a lot and I highly recommend collabing with him!
Eyal adds so much flavor to my track with his sax arrangement and solo. Very patient and professional. Great experience!
Eyal completely changed the face of our track with a tenor arrangement and played an alto solo exactly the way we were looking to have a solo fit into the music.
I look forward to working with Eyal very soon. He's the real deal.
Eyal tracked saxophone for a TV cue I produced and everything top to bottom was excellent! His tone is beautiful and judging by the sound quality of the track his recording chops are just as good as his playing which is top notch. The job was done quick, the communication with Eyal was smooth and easy, and he ended up tracking an alternate take with a beautiful sax solo just in case I need some more material.
This guy is the full package!
Eyal wrote and produced a full track for our company. The tune is super fun and catchy, and every single instrument on it sounds amazing. Especially the sax! (a sucker for sax here). He was also very communicative and easy going which made this short relationship very pleasant and full of good vibes.
Eyal is a very creative and versatile artist. He sat in with my band back when there were shows and blew the room away with his sax. He recently remotely recorded a sax solo on my newest album and he elevated the track to new heights. If you need great session work done quickly, Eyal Hai is the guy.
Interview with Eyal Hai
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My first album - it has more then 4 million Spotify Listeners.. pretty exciting
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My next album as a producer and singer/songwriter. I am trying to create synth-like sounds using the saxophone
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! And also acoustic. Coming from the sax - I used to play long tones for hours as a child and I appreciate the connection that humans can have with the instrument and how it affects the sound. You become one with the instruments. Analog gear sometimes has that human like quality. And digital is important because it can create the magic that humans can't create. The combination is the key
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To make them happy with their track
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To get other people excited about their music
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If I have other ideas... usually they come up with idea to a part they have in mind. I am honest - if it's good I go with it. If I hear something better in mind I'll share my idea and see how they act
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That saxophone players play too many notes... I lie to play exactly what needs to be played
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: If they have references for how they'd like the part or production to sound like?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to the audio samples
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Sax, Mojave vintage mic, Elektron digitakt , iMac and sound card
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started with piano at 6 years old. I switched to sax at 4th grade and never stopped since. Went to Berklee to Jazz Performance. and from there moved to NYC where I started singing and writing songs as well. and eventually started my own label Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am very Jazz influenced. I grew up in the 90s so there's a lot of rock there. I also love pop and electronic music
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I love working with the band The Side Project They always bring the best singers in NYC that will deliver the song in the best way. And the saxophone Quartet is one of the finest!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yes, first hear internally what you are trying to do. Then record a few takes - then take a break before listening and editing. It's very important to take breaks from the track you're working on! Just like a painter needing to go farther from the painting in order to get different perspective
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Jazz, Hiphop, R&B, Indie Rock and Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ears and taste. As a label owner I have to listen to music all the time and see what has the right vibe
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: What it needs! Be it the right melody, chords, sounds, vibe, lyrics or sax solo
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I will listen to your track and see what I'm hearing it needs. Once I have some part in mind I will record it as effortless as possible and will send it back to you to see if you like the direction. Once we are both on the same page I will record the part perfectly and will give it the right treatment (eq, compression and coloring)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Saxophones, Flutes, EWI!, Synths, Many fun Pedals, iMac with amazing plugins such as Keyscape
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love writing and playing with my band The Side Project. I lam all about music that grooves, lyrics that are raw and honest, sounds that makes you feel excited like a child
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Saxophone Solo in different genres - Jazz, R&B, Funk, Pop/Rock Horn Section Arrangement - I love the sound of Sax Quartet, but can also Synth and keyboards - the right part and the right sound. Beat Making and Sampling - I love creating beats with my digitakt sampler Top Melody, Cool Chords, Bass lines - Composing and producing pop/rock/trap Songwriting - lyrics and music Producing & Mixing