Session Guitarist

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Ziv Shalev on SoundBetter

COVID19 %19 OFF on any project. We need to stimulate creativity and music creation around the world.

I absolutely love writing guitar loops and hooks, creating ambient pads, wall of rhythm guitars, Acoustic, Electric, Nylon String, 12 String guitar or anything you have in mind. Whatever your song needs I am your guy.

I would discuss your goals with you and learn what it is you would like to capture in your project and build a foundation for jingles, singles, EP’s, Full-length albums or sound tracks. I always start with creating a demo so the client can feel comfortable knowing that if the direction or concept is not what they are looking for they can modify it for free or money back guaranteed.

Using a state of the art and acoustically treated recording studio I provide the highest quality guitar tracks for your track. The signal chain contains some or the best preamps and microphones in the industry. I use a variety of guitars for different tones and styles of music. Audio tracks are always amped and mic-ed but also recorded direct for later re-amping if necessary. I always record in the highest sample rate and could render the audio in any rate you would like.

I work remotely but can assure you a fluent communication and fast turnaround time. You can also book an in person session with me in NYC through Soundbetter.


Send me an email though the ‘Contact׳ button above and let’s get started,
Best,
Ziv

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

181 Reviews - 35 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Chris W.
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    Ziv is extremely organised and professional with a friendly manner.

    His work is very thorough, he listened carefully to what I wanted and made some helpful suggestions.

    I am delighted with the results and will continue working with him.

  2. Review by Labronn C.
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    Through this time of hardships and trials and tribulations, we are all facing trying times. I had to downsize my production for my EP, and Ziv was with me to make sure that my guitar project was still absolutely solid. Been working with him for about a year, never a single bad experience.

  3. Review by Anthony M.
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    Ziv and I went into our next project with the idea of merging two genres to create something new and unique. To say it worked is an understatement; the end result is beyond awesome. Communicating with Ziv is effortless, and it makes each project a dream and something I will continue to look forward to in our future work together! Thanks again!

  4. Review by Elmer A.
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    Amazing not just as a musician but as a professional. Keeps calm when things aren’t sounding right. And is loyal to the process. Knows that it is all about trial and error and that eventually we going to find the right sound for the track. And that is priceless. And rare to find on any musician. Thank you! Another one for the books and many more to go.

  5. Review by Anthony M.
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    Ziv is an extremely talented musician who exceeds in delivering exactly what his clients visions are. Super quick turn around time and efficient attention to detail have made this collaboration a breeze. Not mine first time working with Ziv, and surely won't be the last! Thanks so much!

  6. Review by Jo S.
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    Ziv provided the guitar arrangements for an acoustic version of a song. The result was amazing! Already worked with Ziv in the past and also this time was top notch! 100% recommended

  7. Review by Simon Z.
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    Fast delivery! Did an excellent job on an intimate acoustic guitar solo

  8. Review by James R.
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    Ziv was excellent. Second time collaborating with him and he always finds a way to go above and beyond in my expectations! Can highly recommend working with him.

  9. Review by Hiro
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    Really good job this time project too.

  10. Review by Lee K.
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    Working with Ziv is great each time

  11. Review by Lee K.
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    Ziv was easy and awesome to work with

  12. Review by Lee K.
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    Another great track from Ziv

  13. Review by Lee K.
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    Great work! Good dude, dedicated to to making sure it's perfect

  14. Review by Michael k.
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    What can I say, not only is his guitar work impeccable, he brings an intuitive touch in translating my vision that even I didn't see coming.

  15. Review by James R.
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    Ziv was professional and very easy to work with. He produced amazing results much quicker than I had imagined! Can strongly recommend his services.

  16. Review by Shehzad
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    My 12th collaboration with Ziv and I am still speechless about the results. Again, the first version is already mixed incredibly accurately. It's just an unbelievable pleasure to work with such a professional. I always feel understood immediately and Ziv simply transforms the spirit of my songs into hearable reality. He pays attention to the smallest details. Thank you, Ziv

  17. Review by Francis V.
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    Ziv is truly a guitar savant, and also an excellent communicator with fast turnaround time. I told him the sound I was looking for by offering band and song references and he nailed it. Very little revision was needed. I will definitely work with Ziv again to finish my album

  18. Review by Michael k.
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    Far above expectations, very beautiful acoustic work!

  19. Review by Racine T.
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    Ziv is an amazing guitarist, he gave me the perfect bass sample for my tack ! Definitely want to work with him again !

  20. Review by Anthony M.
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    Ziv is an overall great guy and very talented musician! I was shocked at how quick his turnaround time was, and no matter what my feedback was he was able to deliver results quickly and effectively. I will absolutely be working with Ziv again!

  21. Review by 孫紹庭
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    This is a truly amazing artist/ guitarist that you would never regret to work with. I'm super satisfied!

  22. Review by VAN
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    Great playing and performance! Easy to communicate with and was a pleasure to work with!

  23. Review by Donya Z.
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    Ziv was really easy to work with and wrote exactly what I needed, and got it out to me super quickly.
    Pleasure to work with and would love to work together again :)

  24. Review by Doz N.
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    very professional, fast and on point. overall good communication clear and thorough. Fun to work with.

  25. Review by Wicked
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    First class musician with an almost automatic response and work rate. You're in the safest hands possible with Ziv. What an incredible job he has done. Thank you!

  26. Review by Shehzad
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    Ziv is extremely talented. Easy to work with and gave me exactly what I needed, all in the first go. I have worked with him on a number of projects and in all instances, he manages to deliver as agreed. I look forward to working with him again!

  27. Review by Connor B.
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    Perfection as usual!

  28. Review by Ian C.
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    Ziv is a solid and creative guitarist that can contribute layers of material to enrich a song, as he did with mine. It's been good to work and communicate with him!

  29. Review by Elmer A.
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    I don’t know how he can keep blowing my mind after 17 songs! Wow! I’m excited for the next 3 track to complete our second album together.

  30. Review by Elmer A.
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    love this guy's work ethic! 5 star nothing less!

  31. Review by Jurriaan H.
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    Really professional! Was great to work with Ziv

  32. Review by HERVE E.
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    So reactive and pro, I would definitely recommand Ziv

  33. Review by Jo S.
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    Second gig with Ziv and again perfect. Fast, communication superb and exactly nailing it as per input and guidelines with some nice additions on top.

  34. Review by Elmer A.
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    amazing turn around time, great quality like always, nothing less but A 5 star product and service!

  35. Review by Jo S.
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    Reached out to Ziv to complete the guitar arrangement for one of my songs and he nailed it 100%. First time right, no remarks, super fast, great communication and above all extremely talented guitar player. 100% recommended!

  36. Review by Elmer A.
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    Amazing as usual
    Nice vibes
    Clean Guitars’s
    Very high quality

  37. Review by L.
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    Excellent guitarist! First time working with Ziv and will definitely work again! Fast delivery also.

  38. Review by Labronn C.
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    Ziv did it again! One of the most reliable guitarists featured on this site. His attention to detail and mastery of your work is truly unmatched. The desire to collaborate with him is more than just his awesome guitar playing, it's his professionalism. Truly one of the best all-around guys to work with. I definitely recommend him.

  39. Review by Michael
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    Great experience working with Ziv! Had everything back the same day. Extraordinary! A++

  40. Review by Michael
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    Ziv is an absolute pro. Communication was prompt and clear throughout. He took my track to a new level! I got the exact results i was looking for; couldn’t have asked for more.

  41. Review by Jon S.
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    Ziv did a great job on a guitar solo for one of my tracks. Not only did he write a great part but he was finished within one day! Excellent!

  42. Review by Elmer A.
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    we ended up finishing an entire album in 25 days. so i had to start a second one, and this is the first one! and we already have a new formula for it and its coming out amazingly can't wait to finish another 11 tracks with Ziv! you're the man!

  43. Review by Elmer A.
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    What a closing for our 11th and final song for this album! What a closing ! 😱💣 insane amount of talent ! Grammys Grammys Grammys!

  44. Review by Guillaume H.
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    Everything went smoothly, I recommend Ziv, guitar was good, job was done fast and communication was good as well. Thanks Ziv :)

  45. Review by Elmer A.
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    he just gets it, not much to say, in a month we were able to pull an entire album. what an accomplishment and with quality. Ziv is a future hall of famer.

  46. Review by Daniel M.
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    Ziv is a real pro! Extremely fast, yet somehow still excellent quality! I asked for a couple small revisions and he got back with a new take within a couple hours. Very pleased and would like to work together again!

  47. Review by Elmer A.
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    This guy is super dedicated at getting out exactly what is suppose to be on that recorded! Dedication and discipline isn’t even the word! Wow!

  48. Review by Elmer A.
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    His guitar playing and vibe fit perfect for this track, both solos are insanely simple and sensual at the same time. This guy is gonna be huge !

  49. Review by Connor B.
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    Fantastic job as usual! Always a pleasure working with Ziv!

  50. Review by Elmer A.
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    What’s hotter than fire ? Lighting ? Because this blow my speakers! Insane dude! ZIV should be at number one on this site!! And he will I promise! Wow! Lord the amount of feelings in this guitars are inside and in all different type of music!

  51. Review by Tara
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    Thank you again Ziv for a great product! Ziv is easy to work with and patient.

  52. Review by Adrien G.
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    Great sound as usual!

  53. Review by Elmer A.
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    Awesome visions for each track, maintaining on sound and adding a different flavor in each one. Couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome.

  54. Review by Tiago
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    Unbelievable execution! I would give him 20 stars if I could. He delivered a PERFECT acoustic guitar track within hours. Understood and flawlessly executed the emotions I wanted to convey with my song. I am very picky by the way, but it was if he could read my mind. Highly highly recommend, what a pleasure to work with. Will come back with more projects. Thanks, Ziv!!!

  55. Review by Elmer A.
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    Amazing work! Clean sound that fits perfectly the vibe of the track! Definitely doing more tracks with him. Best guitarist I’ve work with to date.

  56. Review by Kristjan
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    Ziv is a talented guitar player with great original
    Ideas and very quick to respond and delivery of the files. I will definitely work with him again in the near future!

  57. Review by Blake B.
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    Working with Ziv was a great experience - turnaround was very quick, and he nailed the parts I had him record.

  58. Review by Krimsonn
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    Gave me EXACTLY what I was looking for

  59. Review by Max K.
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    Amazing

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    Amazing

  61. Review by Oliver Q.
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    He recorded additional BASS and also 5+ super quality!

  62. Review by Oliver Q.
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    Very nice to work with and AWESOME quality & technique. You can't go wrong with Ziv and our standards are very high.

  63. Review by Connor B.
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    Great to work with Ziv again. Extremely quick and very talented!

  64. Review by Socio
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    This is the 2nd time I've worked with Ziv, and one again he was great to work with - the work was done quickly, Ziv was happy to provide alternate ideas and his guitar work was fantastic and suited my project.

  65. Review by LUC O.
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    Ziv is really talented and worked so fast on my project. I will definitely use him again.

  66. Review by Labronn C.
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    Ziv did a wonderful job with the composition of my guitar track. He was once again able to translate my references and words into something more than I could imagine. We've been working together for a very, very long time, and that's because he's fast, efficient and caring over the project. His skills when it comes to playing the guitar are unmatched in quality and creativity. Definitely recommend working with him.

  67. Review by HERVE E.
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    As always quick and good job from Ziv

  68. Review by Will B.
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    Excellent work and unbelievably fast

  69. Review by Will B.
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    Masterful work as always from Ziv!

  70. Review by Henri K.
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    Ziv is a great talent. I had an amazing experience working with him and he delivered the job super fast!!
    Highly recommended!!

  71. Review by Nick M.
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    It was great to work again with Ziv and I really love his quick responses.

  72. Review by Tony
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    Working with someone such as Ziv makes my job so much easier. Great communication from start to finish and a super quick turn around time. Ziv went the extra mile to make sure I was 100% happy with what I received. Couldn't recommend enough.

  73. Review by Socio
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    I would recommend Ziv to anyone - Ziv responded quickly, completed the work in a couple of days, and his excellent guitar work was ideal for my project. Being a non-guitarist, I could only give Ziv a couple of ideas about the sound I wanted, and he delivered something beyond my expectations.

  74. Review by HERVE E.
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    Very good job by Ziv !

  75. Review by HERVE E.
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    2nd experience with Ziv and..as at first time, he is very involved, a pleasure to work with such quality musician.

  76. Review by HERVE E.
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    A pleasure working with Ziv
    Good communication, reactive and efficient, a very good guitarist

  77. Review by Aisha R.
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    Ziv is absolutely amazing! On such short notice he was able to mix down some vocals and send it back. This is my second project with him and could not ask for a better person for the job. He is so talented! Next project...coming right up

  78. Review by Adrien G.
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    Another great performance from Ziv :)

  79. Review by Adrien G.
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    Great arranging and performing skills, Ziv was really easy to work with.
    His sharp mind understood the needs of the piece right away, and he delivered really quickly a high quality product.

  80. Review by Connor B.
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    Very friendly and easy to work with. Ziv is very talented and quick! Will be using again!

  81. Review by Donnie R.
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    Very responsive. Professional quality.

  82. Review by Simon Z.
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    Good work!

  83. Review by Tara
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    Ziv produced some guitar riffs and a short electric solo for me that were excellent! He made them in a really short amount of time (for country rock song “Alibi”) and they were of his own composition....I did not have much direction to provide for him and just told him the basics of what I was looking for and he was able to interpret that into something really great!

  84. Review by Don
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    A gifted and pro guitar specialist. Ziv is a master at taking a song from concept to completion. Will definitely work again

  85. Review by Seamus S.
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    Ziv was fast, reasonably priced, and most important played a great part for me!

  86. Review by Michael
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    Professional, great playing, and fast turnaround. Would hire again!

  87. Review by Zack S.
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    Very fast and efficent. A great player and has a great setup. Sounds very professional..I highly recommend Ziv. Looking forward to working with him again :)

  88. Review by Don
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    Second time working with Ziv, awesome and I hire him for all my songs. Super professional, I can't recommend highly enough.

  89. Review by Don
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    Ziv is the best guitarist ever. I'm flabbergasted, WOW, I wish I had hired him earlier. Skills Above Excellent, Timing Above Magnificent, You know when someone is killing it in his profession, Awesome and social musician.

  90. Review by Labronn C.
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    Ziv, did an amazing job on the guitar solo I booked him to do. He manifested all of the references I gave him and made something really emotional and powerful. And his rates are absolutely great. Definitely recommend him.

  91. Review by Sam C.
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    Excellent response time and delivery. Could not have been happier with the interaction.

    In addition to that, I absolutely loved the music Ziv produced. I highly recommend.

  92. Review by Ramesh V.
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    It was great working with Ziv. Very patient and recorded clean guitar tracks for my project. He is also very quick in response and delivery.
    Thank you

  93. Review by Zack S.
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    Amazing Session player. Also very fast and professional. Very professional sounding recordings...Highly Recommened. Will be working with Ziv again in the future !!

  94. Review by adam g.
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    Great!

  95. Review by Hiro
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    I love his guitar. I can not imagen without his guitar as my project.

  96. Review by Jae P.
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    Man what can I say. Ziv was absolutely amazing to work with! Extremely patient and understanding. I needed something quite specific, and Ziv managed to nail it after literally 2 takes..turned it around in a few hours! Very Professional. Will defo be working with him in the future for sure. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

  97. Review by Jesus R.
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    Ziv is an Excellent guitar player and really open minded person. He deserves a 10 star review. Excellent guitar tone sound quality. I was so impressed on how easy he understood what I wanted and how easy he got the guitar tone that I wanted. With no doubt Ziv it’s going to be my session guitarist from now on. Thank you Ziv

  98. Review by Solomon C.
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    Guitar was beautiful

  99. Review by Simon Z.
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    Superfast turnaround! Excellent communication

  100. Review by Simon Z.
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    Super fast to record! This guy knows how to improvise without too much instruction!

  101. Review by Simon Z.
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    Superb tracks!

  102. Review by Simon Z.
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    Awesome! Very fast delivery, excellent musical skill

  103. Review by Hiro
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    I realized that he is a really great guitarist. Thank you.

  104. Review by Simon Z.
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    Awesome job as usual. Superior skill!

  105. Review by Simon Z.
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    Hired a few other guitarists before finding Ziv. Finally found a guy who knows his stuff well. He feels the music and plays everything in sync with perfect rhythm.

  106. Review by Aisha R.
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    AmaZing!

  107. Review by Monterey
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    Ziv once again did a wonderful job with my project. He really brought this entire project to life and propelled it into a direction that I never even knew my project could go. Definitely a gem on this site.

  108. Review by Charles M.
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    It was a pleasure working with Ziv. He came with great recordings in such a fast turnaround time. Looking forward to collab with him again in the future.

  109. Review by Aisha R.
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    Ziv is absolutely amazing. This is my first time working with him and I was amazed at how great in communication and patient he is. He is a talented musician and producer and I cannot wait to work with him again.

  110. Review by James M.
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    Ziv was very patient and did a great job recording acoustic guitars for me- 5 stars.

  111. Review by Josh D.
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    Ziv was great to work with. He arranged and recorded a fantastic arrangement THE SAME DAY the project was funded. Ziv wanted to get a thorough understanding of the sound I wanted to achieve before he began writing. This all led to a great overall experience. I highly recommend Ziv!

  112. Review by Hiro
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    Thanks for your excellent guitar again. He is completed professional guitarist! Look forward to working with you again!

  113. Review by Hiro
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    He is a really talented guitarist! Thanks Ziv.

  114. Review by Kapeller F.
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    Ziv it top! Very fast feedbacks and perfect work.

  115. Review by Manuel
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    Nice and Good Musician!

  116. Review by Hiro
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    Thank you very much for the wonderful guitar this time. I have a great deal of confidence in you. I will ask for the next job soon.

  117. Review by Hiro
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    He is a really great guitar list. The client is happy too. He is a professionally completed guitarist who wants to work again.

  118. Review by Ricky S.
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    Great communication and fast turnaround. Acoustic guitar sounds fantastic on my song! Will work with Ziv again.

  119. Review by Monterey
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    Another great project completed with Ziv! This guy has so much personality when it comes to playing. He's about the closest thing to having a session musician right in your studio. He's that good, responsive and productive. Highly recommended.

  120. Review by Kate V.
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    The best!

  121. Review by Shehzad
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    Another perfect job delivered. Ziv has always been very fast and professional., I couldn't be any happier with the final result!

  122. Review by Shehzad
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    I am continually blown away by the sound Ziv is able to bring in the mixing. He understands my vision for the song, and sees it through to perfection!!! I have worked with Ziv on all the tracks of my album and he is one of the best engineers i've worked with by far. Very clean work, cooperative, great turn around time and superb with communication. Highly recommended to work with!

  123. Review by Jakob W.
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    Professional, fast, friendly, fair price, simply on point. I got exactly what I wanted and more!

    Thank you :)

  124. Review by Shehzad
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    Class act, Ziv gets it right the first time! And fast too... next day! Great ear, quality equipment, great communicator, he’s 100% pro! Oh... and a pretty great bassist too!

  125. Review by Nick M.
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    Ziv did a great job. Also, he was very patient in order to understand my needs and to deliver it in the way that made me happy...

  126. Review by Clinton
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    Ziv nails it every time and the quick turnaround is most welcome!

  127. Review by Will B.
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    Fast and professional

  128. Review by Priyanuj M.
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    First time working with Ziv and it was the most efficient session ever. Really polite guy, great sense of composition and quick turn around time. Highly recommend!

  129. Review by Gregor S.
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    Great Guy!

  130. Review by Vince S.
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    Ziv was easy to work with and a great guy. He has an excellent ear and is very timely in doing the work as promised. Till next time!!

  131. Review by Baptiste D.
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    Ziv is an outstanding guitar player who's not only amazing at playing but also at understanding the "energy" and feel of a track. It was my second time using his services and it definitely won't be the last!

  132. Review by Shehzad
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    Ziv nailed it yet again! He is a joy to work with. Professional and Patient. Really in tuned with my ultimate vision and considered to allow as much freedom and creativity during the process, to get to the ultimate goal. I loved working with him, and look forward to many more projects together! I have found my go-to Mixing specialist! Thank you, Ziv.

  133. Review by Shehzad
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    Ziv is an amazing musician and most of all a very patient individual. He was kind enough to understand and fulfill all of my requests and queries on time. Thank you Ziv

  134. Review by Tim A.
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    Great guitarist! Very easy to work with.

  135. Review by Shehzad
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    Another successful project completed with the same level of experience and satisfaction. What I really admire Ziv commitment towards the project. Thank you Ziv. You are amazing.

  136. Review by adam g.
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    I had a great time working with Ziv. Very talented guitarist who helped me with my songwriting too. Highly recommend

  137. Review by Max S.
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    It was a brilliant experience working with Ziv. He met a very tight deadline with ease, and delivered quality guitar work. A great musician, great communication, and super professional throughout. I look forward to working with him again soon!

  138. Review by Jason S.
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    Great work - super quick!

  139. Review by Jason S.
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    Quick, cordial and great to work with!

  140. Review by IAMC.A.L.D.W.
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    Ziv consistently knocks it out the park! The creativity he brings to a song is thoughtful, deliberate and elevates the overall brilliance of a song. I'm extremely blessed to have found such a wonderful musician. Ziv, you're the best buddy!

  141. Review by IAMC.A.L.D.W.
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    Ziv is amazing. He delivered what I wanted and so much more. His attention to the small, yet important details of the song, proved to make it even better. Can't wait to work with him again, I highly recommend you consider him for acoustic guitar work. Thanks Ziv!

  142. Review by Shehzad
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    Awesome work once again from Ziv, this is our 5th project together now and always amazing results. Thanks Ziv!! More coming your way.

  143. Review by Asif M.
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    A truly versatile guitarist!

  144. Review by Corei
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    Great and easy guy to work with! Gives you what you ask for! Thanks again and hope to work again soon!

  145. Review by Monterey
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    Once again, he did a wonderful job with my track. He had such a great ability to translate so much emotion through his playing. Wonderful studio musician.

  146. Review by Kate V.
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    Extremely fast work, great communication, meticulous attention to detail, and a beautifully executed finished product. I could not have asked for a better experience. Looking forward to the next project!

  147. Review by Jeremy K.
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    Ziv is an exceptionaly talented guitarist who has a skill set which covers multiple styles.
    He is easy very responsive, and completes tracks really quickly.
    I highly recommend working with Ziv.

  148. Review by Baptiste D.
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    Ziv was fast and efficient. He was able to perfectly capture the subtle emotions that I was looking for.

  149. Review by Shehzad
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    Ziv was amazing with the mixing of my song. He was very patient with me as and always ready to listen to my points and how I wanted the track to sound. I look forward to working with him on all the tracks for my album. Thanks Ziv!

  150. Review by Monterey
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    Wonderful musician! Working once again on a new track, he is crazy talented and works on projects very quickly. He is the definition of a session musician: fast, responsive and delivers well.

  151. Review by Monterey
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    Working with Ziv for the second day (In a row), now that is a first for me on Soundbetter, if that's not saying much I'm not sure what will. This guy is heavily talented and consistently pays close attention to the outcomes of the project, musically and otherwise. And he has an amazing 10% off deal right now for new clients! You'd be a fool to bypass him. Thanks again, Ziv.

  152. Review by Monterey
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    Ziv is a great guitarist, his turnaround time is absolutely amazing, especially when you are clear on availability with him. He looks forward to understanding your tracks and will work to create a great track with you, every step of the way.

  153. Review by Christina G.
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    Ziv was very patient, and kind. His communication skills are excellent. He not only did the job I requested, but he consistently responded to all messages promptly. What I really appreciated was the quality of his work. I plan on using Ziv for future jobs.

  154. Review by Hugo A.
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    I highly recommend Ziv he is talented, nice and know exactly what your track need !

  155. Review by Clinton
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    I gave Ziv a challenging track, no doubts about it - multiple odd time signatures with a vague "sounds like" request and it came back sounding better than I'd heard it in my head.

    A class act, great musician with friendly and easy communication. I would recommend Ziv any time to anyone.

  156. Review by Elliott
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    Total pro!

  157. Review by Nathaniel J.
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    Very talented musician and professional. Timely with all aspects of the project. I look forward to working with Ziv again.

    Highly recommended

  158. Review by Tomme B.
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    Ziv is amazing he did wonders to my track he took my midi concepts and turn them into a great sounding piece of work.

    I truly appreciate great musicians

    Thanks a million times over

  159. Review by Shehzad
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    Ziv is an awesome collaborator with an excellent attitude!! So humble, quick, patient and open. He is a wizard who somehow understands what's in my head and add pure magic to my tracks. And the best part is.... all projects were done in the first take. A pleasure on every level. Thank you Ziv!

  160. Review by Shehzad
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    Ziv is nothing less than extraordinary. Remarkable in every way, talent, musicianship, communication, delivery. He went above and beyond what we could have expected and lifted the song to new heights with his guitar tracks. Highly recommended.

  161. Review by Milton C.
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    Excellent guitarist and fulfilled the deadlines for recording

  162. Review by Shehzad
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    As good as it gets. If you're looking for a top guitarist for your next project, stop now & hire Ziv as fast as you can. I'm not kidding.

    Unreal musicality: technique, versatility, tone, & just impeccable instincts for how to serve each song. A true musican's musician.

    He's also a true pro: quick, thorough, & the best, coolest attitude. He went above & beyond, & made my songs sound better than I thought they could sound. I couldn't be more grateful, & I can't recommend him highly enough.

  163. Review by Tunch Y.
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    Another excellent session with Ziv! We went through several iterations to get things right and he maintained a helpful and positive attitude despite me nagging him with many details :) Thanks and would love to work again!

  164. Review by Tony
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    I loved working with Ziv and have nothing but great things to say about him. Highly recommended and he will definitely be my first choice for any future guitar needs.

  165. Review by Tony
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    I am blown away by Ziv's work. He has a very professional sound, articulate and emotional playing, and a great sense of what the song needs. Complete pro, with the quickest turnaround time I have ever seen!

  166. Review by Tony
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    Ziv is awesome!
    He composed a guitar solo that was full of emotion and perfect for the song. Very professional and the turn around time was almost too fast! I'm looking forward to doing a couple more tracks with Ziv.

  167. Review by Tunch Y.
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    Ziv is a great guitarist and an amazing person to work with. He is very helpful and goes the extra mile. Goose bumps every time I listen to his lead guitar track. Highly recommended.

  168. Review by Shehzad
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    Ziv is a phenomenal, talented, humble, and kind producer. AMAZING quality, really fast turn around and most importantly, really friendly. Cannot thank Ziv enough! I will definitely be working with him very soon.

  169. Review by Dan C.
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    A real pleasure working with Ziv, a very emotive guitar player - great ear for the most fitting style.

    Definitely recommended!

    Thanks again!

  170. Review by NA
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    Ziv is an excellent guitarist and a pleasure to work with amazing person too!

  171. Review by Theofil
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    WOW.
    If you see Ziv amongst your proposals, just tell him: SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.
    I mean I worked with various guitar players and I always had to come back for corrections. He really has over 15 years of practice behind him and has a very good ear which is a rare gift. One thing is to be a good guitar player and another to have a good ear and he has both. And knows music theory and the terminology.
    What else could you ask for?

  172. Review by Christina G.
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    Very pleasant to work with. He really went out of his way to help me get a project done within hours of asking. I am super thankful for the kindness and great customer service that I was given by Ziv. I plan to use him for future projects.

  173. Review by NA
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    Ziv is a great guitar writer

  174. Review by sam
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    good work flow, nice to work with, very fast delivery

  175. Review by Anila N.
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    We did a trial run for some music that we needed and we absolutely loved Ziv's work. We look forward to him working on the rest of the project as well. Fantastic work so far and very timely deliveries without any delays at all.

    Highly recommend!

  176. Review by Eric W.
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    I'm completely new to making music. Ziv was patient and helped answer any of the questions I had. If you work with him, you will be completely satisfied.

  177. Review by Danny
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    Ziv is one of kind musician and producer, he played and recoded with my Celtic fusion band at festivals and venues on east coast of USA, a true professional musician, second to none.

  178. Review by Glenn Grossman
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    To say that Ziv is great at many things is kind of an understatement.
    His creativity, passion, professionalism and dedication to his craft is truly something that should be experienced by all.
    I have hired Ziv to play in many different musical settings; whether for live or recording work.
    He’s simply beautiful.
    Playing authentically in any style with creativity, passion and musicality makes him a far more valued guitarist and musician than most. His background in music production and mixing just adds to his musical insight when creating guitar tracks.
    Triple thumbs up on all levels.

  179. Review by Jimmy Dowd
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    One of the greatest musicians I have ever worked with!! His audio production skills are only second to his brilliant guitar work! He Arranged and produced our 2006 album The Vinyl Stash Variety Bash- which we all couldn’t be more happy with- And he is currently tasked to arrange,produce, sing back-ups and play guitar on our new concept album Healter Skelter The Musical- which is currently being developed for musical theatre- Ziv’s contributions have been priceless!!
    -Jimmy Dowd

  180. Review by Greg Kelly
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    Ziv is terrific. He's turn around time is quick and he really nails the sounds i'm after. We've been working together for the past 5 years. He's the guy to go to when it comes to any type of guitar tracks.

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    Can't recommend him highly enough.

Interview with Ziv Shalev

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

  2. A: I do guitar work for my clients, whether it's single, multiple layer guitar work, it is all done within a couple of days. I have a variety of guitars to choose from, for all genres including nylon, acoustic guitar, ukulele or mandolin. I also compose and arrange music for singer/songwriters as well as audio engineering projects such as editing, vocal tuning and mixing and mastering as well

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

  4. A: The list would be endless but here are top few: Jeff Lynn, Quincy Johns, Queen, John Mayer, Steve Lord Alge, Chris Rock, Eagles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmy Hendrix, Fufus Wainwright.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I run Protools on a custom Mac. I use the Apollo 8p as an interface with its magnificent plugins. I have a Whirsperroom isolated booth to maximize mic'ed recording and isolation. I have a variety of amps such as Fender Vibrolux and Marshall JCM800. Endless effects and pedals. I use microphones such as Neumann87, AKGC414 and Royer 121. I always use the best high performance cables. Most of them are Mogami. I also use S-gear and Helix.

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

  8. A: I first discuss the genre and what you are looking for from the guitar portion When possible, I encourage my clients to provide a reference to the type of style and sound desired Depending on your preference, I can record a single guitar track or multiple guitar tracks to produce a richer sound or stereo sound. Tracks are then recorded remotely and sent directly to the client. I start with charting the song, opening a new project on PT, deciding what tempo the song is in, and laying out the tracks starting with rhythmic parts and all the way to the lead parts.

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

  10. A: I try to bring first and foremost my own creativity and sound. What the song really needs beyond my personal taste. and depending on the project, radio friendly or commercial sound.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Correspondence. I am very quick to get work done. Nothing lingers, even if I am busy.

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

  14. A: Pop Rock, World Music, Classical and Jazz.

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

  16. A: Don't "fix it in the mix". Music needs to sound amazing before and cosmetic work is done to it. The best projects I worked on did not need a mix.

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

  18. A: Sting. I love everything he does from songwriting to playing his base to his lyrics, voice and productions.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Multi Genre.

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

  22. A: I have been playing and producing music for 25 years.

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

  24. A: Guitar, amplifier, computer, interface and Protools.

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

  26. A: To have a clear vision of what they are looking for. A reference is wonderful so I could pin point the sound they are after.

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

  28. A: To have a clear vision of what they are looking for.

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

  30. A: Sometime I think people realize I am a professional producer as well.

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

  32. A: If I can drop down the price for a project. I usually do that for first time clients.

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

  34. A: Everything. I am very passionate abut what I do.

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

  36. A: %100 money back guarantee if they are not satisfied with my work.

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: Both. but! It's all about the speed of delivery thesis days, so Digital takes the lead.

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

  40. A: Yes. Yoed Nir is incredible Cellist. and Roy Kariok is a fantastic guitarist. Both are wonderful audio engineers as well.

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

  42. A: I am producing a Musical.

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

  44. A: I loved working and producing primarily The Vanity Belles, Danny Mclaughlin band and The Vinyl Stash. Good music with combination of good people and musicianship is the best.

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