Amit Erez

Guitarist / Producer

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Amit Erez on SoundBetter

I arrange and record high quality acoustic, electric and nylon string guitars in all genres.

Writing for guitar is my vehicle to put my heart and soul into a song, and I want you to LOVE your songs until speechless.

I have 20 years of experience recording and performing professionally in the genres of Rock, Pop, Indie, Folk, Metal, Alternative & Progressive Rock. Whether you need a hot rock guitar solo, fingerpicked acoustic guitars or anything else in between, I would be honored to collaborate with you on your project.

I enjoy communicating and respond quickly. For any questions hit me up!
Looking forward to hearing your music and helping you take it to the next level.

Amit

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Amit Erez
  • Moonshine Bandits
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Discogs verified credits for Amit Erez
  • עמית ארז*
  • The Secret Sea
  • Rachel Yaron
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  • Noa Babayof
  • Eatliz
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  • The Walking Man
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  • קרן פלס*
  • Eatliz
  • Efrat Ben Zur*
  • Danski (2)
  • The Secret Sea
  • Noa Babayof
  • The Secret Sea
  • Rachel Yaron
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  • Moonshine Bandits
  • Or Edry = אור אדרי*
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  • The Walking Man
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70 Reviews - 7 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Nick P.
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    Holy Moly!!! I'm hitting my imaginary jury table right now and have to get up. Amit is the real deal! I know how nervous you can get to find the right guitar player. Let me put it this way: the track had no chance to become mediocre with Amit. He NAILED the song....Amit is an absolute diamond level talent. In addition, super nice, professional and always kept me up to date! I will be back! 1000000000 stars

  2. Review by Darren T.
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    Amit is a class A musician. He captures what a song needs and is so diligent in producing the guitar just right. I definitely will be coming back to him time and time again.

  3. Review by Quiana
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    Another amazing job.

  4. Review by Robert W.
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    Amit is such a gifted musician and guitar player. I have him playing an all my songs. He always surprise me and makes me grow as a song writer!

  5. Review by Tobin M.
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    A pleasure working with you! I am so glad we hooked up. We are both huge YES fans and it is for=hard to find tru prog musicians on Sound Better. I will have more recordings soon. Thank You!

  6. Review by Jay F.
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    Amit was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was incredibly professional and took great care to make sure I got exactly what I needed (and more!). On top of all that, he was great at communicating with me and very friendly. Will definitely work with him again!

  7. Review by Edu V.
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    Amit is a wonderful guitar player, he knows his instrument thoroughly.
    It was a pleasure working with him because he works on time, delivers quality and he's super open regarding instructions. it goes without saying that he is super nice and really cool to work with.

    I recommend 100%

  8. Review by Matthew Fountain
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    Amit is the best guitarist I heard while living in Portland, an amazing songwriter, and an all-around great guy. He improved on my guitar parts and in light speed. Wholeheartedly recommend!

  9. Review by Quiana
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    Perfect tone and clarity. Amit delivered emotive acoustic guitar recordings in the style I was asking for. Easy to work with and professional. I can highly recommend .

  10. Review by Akshin Alizadeh
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    I really enjoyed working with Amit, as he proved to be a very talented musician possessing highly sophisticated guitar playing skills! And most importantly, Amit was very prompt in delivering his job, which illustrates his true professionalism and client-based approach.

    Strongly recommended!

  11. Review by ESJAY JONES
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    Amit absolutely blew my mind! He is highly professional, communicate and the turn around time was lightening fast! Will be hiring Amit on the regular!

  12. Review by Shirin S.
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    Working with Amit on two guitar and vocals songs was pure pleasure. Besides his obvious skill, talent and professionalism, he really owns the project and puts his heart into it. What's more, his candid and empathetic communication puts you at ease and makes you feel like you've always been working with him. He will be my address for guitars from now on. Thank you Amit and Soundbetter!

  13. Review by Steve B.
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    Beautifully done!

  14. Review by Paul
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    I needed a solution to fatten up a thin nylon guitar part I had done priorly and he escalated the part immensely within two hours. He’s just a masterful and gifted guitar player. Amit should be on everybody’s A list.

  15. Review by Paul
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    Amit is amazing. He played my song as I had laid out then filled in gaps with a masterful acoustic. Just magnificent player and one heck of a great guy. I told him he’s detailed with creativity and tenacity. He will work hard and make you proud, trust me!

  16. Review by Tedy D'neiyo
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    Great communication and finished my project quite fast. Amit has a great understanding of the guitar and sounds pretty amazing. Would definitely work with him again!

  17. Review by Jordan P.
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    Incredibly patient. Excellent Communicator. Thanks for putting this together for me. All the best!

  18. Review by Robert W.
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    Another fantastic guitar performance and delivery from Amit. I always get back more than I expect. Great to work with and very professional and so gifted!

  19. Review by Robert W.
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    Amit is an amazing guitar player and musician. I am always surprised of the harmonies and the way he delivers on my songs. Thanks so much Amit!!

  20. Review by Alex M.
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    Amit is great! He played acoustic guitar for our project and delivered great quality in a timely fashion. Also just a really nice person to work with. I highly recommend!

Interview with Amit Erez

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

  2. A: I am very proud of all the work I've done with "Le Bob" here on SoundBetter - he is a wonderful Swedish songwriter. I have arranged and recorded guitars on more than 20 songs of his by now, and each song explores new horizons. It's my most fruitful collaboration thru SoundBetter so far!

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

  4. A: Shahar Haziza! amazing drummer!

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

  6. A: I will not rest until you're pleased with the results!

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

  8. A: That the gear you use makes a difference. Of course it’s nice to have fancy gear, but the playing and choice of notes is what it’s all about, might have been recorded with the most basic gear and you wouldn’t know or care.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: I work with Ableton Live as my DAW. I use one condenser mic to track acoustic/nylon guitars. For electric guitars I usually go direct and apply amp emulators such as Guitar Rig. I might use a beta 57A with a Fender amp but most times I find it unnecessary. I keep things super simple and mostly "in the box" and get excellent results that I proudly stand behind. My guitars: 1) Nash Telecaster 2016 (Seymour Duncan split-humbucker bridge pickup, Lollartron neck humbucker, and a Bigsby). 2) Fender Stratocaster 1979 3) 1975 Guild D35NT acoustic guitar. 4) 2017 Guild M20 acoustic guitar. 5) La Patrie Concert classical guitar 6) 1966 Eko Barracuda-VI electric guitar.

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

  12. A: Brian Eno, Prince, Tom Petty, Elliott Smith, John Parish, PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse...and of course Pink Floyd & The Beatles.

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

  14. A: I began writing songs and playing live in the early 2000s. Got signed by 2 record labels in Israel - Earsay Records and Anova Music. Released 5 albums under my own name and 2 albums under the moniker "The Secret Sea". I was a band member in the art-rock group Eatliz and worked with countless big and small independent artists in Israel as a session musician in the studio and live. I produced albums for others and for myself. Toured a lot in Europe and played festivals such as "Primavera Sound" in Barcelona (twice) and "Exit" in Serbia. I moved to the states in 2015 where I ended up recording an album with Larry Crane at Jackpot Studios (Elliott Smith, M.Ward, Cat Power and others). Joined the "Burn County" label as the in-house guitarist, working with Country Rap artists such as "Moonshine Bandits" among others.

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

  16. A: My solo project "The Secret Sea" - I am recording and mixing new songs these days, that will hopefully become a new full length album!

  17. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  18. A: I love both. Analog demands a completely different mindset and isn't realistic when working with tight deadlines, so I don't do it, but it is definitely an amazing experience when circumstances allow it.

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

  20. A: Being a big fan of teamwork, I love that I get to be creative AND work with people at the same time!

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

  22. A: I will ask if there's a specific musical reference I should take note of, and what other instruments and/or vocals will be in the song if not already recorded. This is crucial for the range of the guitar parts, so each element has its right place in the mix.

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

  24. A: The most important questions are: 1. Are you digging the audio samples? 2. Did you enjoy communicating with the provider? If the answer is yes to both, you're probably gonna enjoy working with that person and enjoy the results :)

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

  26. A: I wouldn't take any recording gear with me but I'd take an acoustic guitar, lots of strings, a cutter and a box of picks.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Emotionally driven.

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

  30. A: Daniel Lanois, because of his approach to atmosphere and purity of performance.

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

  32. A: If you can sing it, you're heading in the right direction...so write with your head and not with your fingers.

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

  34. A: I have 20 years of experience in Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Alternative & Indie music. More recently I've been doing a lot of cross-genre work in Hip-Hop/Rap & Country beats.

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Musically - finding the right notes to play and going there without over-thinking things. Personally - highly communicative and committed.

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

  38. A: Originality, outside-the-box style of composing and playing, exceptional range of influential musical sources from all decades, immaculate timing and flow, prioritizing of melody and feel over technical fireworks.

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

  40. A: I first listen to a track several times with my headphones while doing other life-things, until I start hearing guitar parts in my head. I intentionally avoid holding a guitar while writing. Once I have a solid understanding of what I'd like to hear, I get settled in my work room to map out the parts on my guitar and hone them. Once I got the performance and the right sound nailed, I will begin recording. Takes are usually sorted & edited during the recording itself. Post recording I might apply further EQing and dynamic processing if necessary, depends on what the client wants. I can provide direct dry sources if requested by the client, to sculpt a different sound around my playing.

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

  42. A: Writing and tracking guitar parts for beats and song. This includes riffs, solos & licks, chord progressions, acoustic fingerpicking and strumming etc.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Nick Drake
  • Tom Petty
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Gear Highlights
  • 1975 Guild D35NT acoustic
  • 2017 Guild M20 acoustic
  • 1979 Fender Stratocaster
  • Nash Telecaster
  • La Patrie 'Concert' Nylon String
  • Eko Baracudda VI
  • Ableton Live
  • Audio-Technica AT4040
  • Shure Beta 57A
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