Hi, I'm Ziv Zac, a musician and producer working out of Downtown Studios in Tel Aviv, Israel.
I currently work with several local clients; producing, mixing, arranging and recording. I work typically with indie rock, singer/songwriter, hiphop and folk artists, guiding them through every stage from lyrics, melody, harmony, and tempo, all the way to recording, mixing and mastering.
I believe my job is to find and bring out the best from every artist I work with, allowing them to express themselves in a safe and supporting environment, and together creating the music they envision.
About the studio:
Our space has a large recording room for drums\percussion\piano, a spacious control room for mixing, editing and mastering and a smaller studio for amps\vocal recording.
Our studio combines vintage analog equipment with modern virtual instruments in the highest standards ensuring quality of sound.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
7 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Ziv Zac
Ziv has been very helpful with a long term project!
Ziv was an absolute professional! He is a masterful musician with lots of great ideas. I brought in a really tough piece to work on, and he approached the group with much patience and diligence. Would highly recommend!
Ziv is a very special person and a brilliant producer.
He was highly tuned and aware of my creation and totally extracted the best of me.
Ziv is loaded with great artistic ideas that just come out through out the whole creation process,in any aspect.His comments are precise,honest and important.
his music,playing both guitar and keyboards,is full of warm sounds,feel and intelligence.
ziv is my one and only fucking amazing producer. we recorded together 3 albums. working with him is a journey that brings out the best of me. in his smart, sensitive, intuitive, modest and honest way, he magically forms my feelings and stories into the most exiting, full of style, true and touching music, and he always has a new way to approach every song, keeping the session alive. the best.
For recording: Ziv has a great studio in a convenient location. He has a variety of mics/equipment and patiently worked to get the right sound for my project.
He was easy to communicate with and shared files quickly (no delays or excuses so I could meet my deadlines).
If you need a place to record, this is a good spot to consider.
Interview with Ziv Zac
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog, it's just more fun to play with buttons and not the mouse of the computer.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Why do you want to make music?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: About 10-12 years, starting at home on my own, after a few years i went to Rimon school of jazz and contemporary music in Israel, and since i've been working in different studios.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: David Bowie, he was the greatest, always changing, innovating himself, keeping fresh with what's going on in the world and staying cool.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always be open to learn, from every artist, session player or producer you stumble upon
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Indie, Alternative
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Whatever it needs, i try not to enforce myself but rather bring the best out of the artist and the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Song - Lyrics, Key, Tempo and structure. Arrangement - Groove section, then guitars\keyboards, and anything else necessary. Vocal recording Editing, Mixing, Mastering
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Underground Tel Aviv, we have 3 spaces, One Large Recording room for Drums, Piano and guitars. One space for amps when recording a band and the control room. I work with a lot of analog equipment, but try to blend it in with Virtual instruments and digital process as well.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Nigel Godrich makes everything he touches sound unique and amazing. Radiohead, The cure, Interpol, Why?, The national, Gorillaz, Massive Attack, The beatles...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I always like to start working on the songs in their most basic position, just the singer with his or her instrument. I believe when you get to the point where the song works like that than you're good to go. After all, the lyrics and the vocals are the most important thing.