Ziv Shalev

Session Guitarist

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I provide quality guitar production. I am looking forward to hearing and collaborating on your music!

I absolutely love writing guitar loops and hooks, ambient pads, wall of guitars, acoustic, electric, nylon string, 12 string guitar and bass. I provide commercial quality tracks recorded in a state of the art recording studio.
We will discuss your goals in depth and capture the sounds you are looking for on your production.

The signal chain consist of some of the top amplifiers, preamps and microphones in the industry. I use a variety of guitars for different styles of music. The audio tracks you will receive will be recorded through an amp of your choice including DI tracks (if requested in advance), if requested. I will work with you until you are 100% happy with the result. Once we are finished with the project you will receive precise, edited isolated final stems.
I work remotely but can assure you a fluent communication and fast turnaround time.

Pricing: All type of guitar track prices for full length songs are listed on my page. Full Instrumental Production price includes anywhere between 3-10 guitar tracks, double acoustic panned left and right, ambient pads, wall sounds, licks and leads and ear candy. For shorter segments, such as solos or loops please contact me for pricing.

Get in touch with me through the green ‘contact’ button above and let’s start creating some beautiful music!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

1791 Reviews - 224 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Erin W.
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    Really nice playing, the communication was smooth!

  2. Review by Kevin G.
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    Z shredding up and down this song!! So badass, and a GREAT story told, so pumped!

  3. Review by David S.
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    Exceptional dynamic work !!!!! Ziv is always on the edge of understanding the concept of re-inventing and re-tooling a song until it comes out amazing !!!! We have worked with him 4 times now and will again. Thanks Ziv

  4. Review by Kiat G.
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    Ziv is always the man for beautiful guitar work 🥳

  5. Review by Top
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    Ziv finished the tracks in less than a day, and it was an immediate approval! My go to guy always

  6. Review by Rob D.
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    Ziv always delivers - even after many, many tracks we have worked on together - he always come up with new techniques/sounds and innovation.

    Thats why he is my Go-To Guitarist.

  7. Review by Trey P.
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    Another successful one. Great working with Ziv, thanks!!

  8. Review by Dirk
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    Ziv is a gifted guitarist and musician. This time he supported me for a movie soundtrack. The result is phenomenal, as always. Top quality, super fast and kind and professional. Thanks Ziv!

  9. Review by Zack S.
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    Ziv is first of all an amazing and talented guitarist. He is also very efficient and always delivers within a day, making him my go-to guitarist when I need tracks ASAP. I highly recommend Ziv !!

  10. Review by Kevin Good
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    KILLER BASS ON KILLER SONG!! Oh hell yeahhhhh my friend!

  11. Review by Bill I.
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    I was swamped with things going on and explained what i wanted very loosely and it was completely my fault he misunderstood (was still 95% there even with my bad explanation), i was going to chalk it up as my fault and just be like ok this works, but he wasn't satisfied, he wanted me to get exactly what i wanted and pushed to work with me until i was completely happy. i appreciate that as alot of these players just push stuff out, but he is determined to make sure i was happy and then some.

  12. Review by Elmer A.
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    if they had a 10 star options id give him 11! amazing feeling in every note!

  13. Review by Kevin G.
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    What Ziv just wrote can only be written by a genuine, sincere, and fully realized human……so beautifully written

    Like I said to Z in private, bravo…Bra-F’N-vo!!!

    You’re the King my friend!

  14. Review by Kevin G.
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    Majestic, graceful, and stoic! Those are some of the traits of the music Z just wrote! Sooooooo awesome!

    You’re the BEST my friend! 🤘🏻😎🤘🏻

  15. Review by Tom B.
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    Great experience

  16. Review by Ralph G.
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    Awesome job, well done!

  17. Review by Brad B.
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    Great work and very fast response. Definitely recommend!

  18. Review by Kevin G.
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    As I told Z in private, after witnessing this badass lead on this BADASS song Ziv from this point on will be called The Electric Wizard of the realm!! 🤘🏻😎🤘🏻

  19. Review by Elmer A.
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    The Guy is a Beast!!! over 83 songs with him so far and many more to go!

  20. Review by Tim Karabajak
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    Collaborating with Ziv is always a pleasure! He expertly handles all guitar and bass recordings, delivering top-notch quality that enhances each project. His professionalism and timely communication make the process seamless. I highly recommend Ziv to any musician looking for outstanding production and sound engineering skills.

Interview with Ziv Shalev

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. A: I am producing a Musical.

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

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

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  20. 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.

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

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

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

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

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Multi Genre.

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

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

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

  30. 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.

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

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

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

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

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

  36. 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.

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

  38. 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.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. 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.

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

  42. 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.

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

  44. 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

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Typical turnaround time 3-5 days.
Even split on publishing for songwriting.

GenresSounds Like
  • John Mayer
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  • Joe Satriani
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  • Gibson Les Paul Fender Stratocaster Gibson Songwriter Gretsch Duo Jet Cordoba GK Series Classical Guitar Suhr Badger 30 Victory Kraken VX UA Neve 1073 Imperical Labs Distressor M6176 preamp UA Apollo interface Neumann U87 and KM184
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