PGR Studio

Guitarist, Producer, Mix Engr

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I'm a creative and experienced guitarist with many years of experience recording and playing live. I play Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, and Electric Bass. I've got great gear, good chops, and get great sounds. I'm also a Composer, Producer, and Mix Engineer. Listen to some of my work at www.merlotembargo.com

I'm a Guitarist/Producer/Engineer/Arranger based in Los Angeles. I've been making music as a guitarist for twenty plus years, and creating music as an Engineer/Producer for the last ten.

As an electric & acoustic guitarist, I'm available for creating/recording guitar tracks in the genres listed on this page and many others as well. I specialize in rock/pop/jazz/r&b/worship, but I'm good at "faking" many styles. I also play banjo, mandolin, electric bass, some simple keyboard parts, and various percussion instruments.

I do a fair bit of production work from my home studio in Downey, Ca, where I also record tracks for most "real" instruments, including acoustic drum kits, strings, guitars, vocals, etc. Although I'm always learning, I've recorded many instruments over the years, and have a good working knowledge of how to get to a great sounding recording.

I also do string and horn arrangements, either for sampled sections or to be recorded by actual musicians.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

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  1. Review by Sil S.
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    Geoff will give it his best. The gentleman works on your project like his own. You won't regret with this one. Trust me!

Interview with PGR Studio

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Yes.

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

  4. A: That natural talent is enough.

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

  6. A: What's the goal of your music? This influences every thing we might want to do. Are we writing for sync, or to emote, or is it a math rock vanity project. (All very valid reasons to make music, btw.)

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

  8. A: Let's make sure we are a good fit. There are lots of producers and musicians out there, and we all have limited time. So let's make sure our visions align!

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

  10. A: Am I doing production or just surviving?

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

  12. A: To be completely honest, guitar playing and music production have been my side hustle for years. I've never made the jump to quit my day job yet, and honestly at this point I don't think I want to any longer. This way, my way, I get be choosy about which clients I work with, and do something that's mutually beneficial for both of us. That being said, I'm very good at what I do - it's called side *hustle*, not side drink by the pool. hah.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Good mix between old school reliability and newer techniques and workflows.

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

  16. A: Honestly I would looooove to re-form the Police and do a song with them. hah.

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

  18. A: Don't be afraid to automate unconventional things. Even a song's tempo from section to section might want to change slightly. Live bands do this naturally, and sometimes certain sections of a song feel significantly better just a few bpm faster or slower.

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

  20. A: Indie, Pop, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Musicality. We're not doing this for flashy tricks or bullshit that bores people. At the end of the day, music should connect with people emotionally and help them feel something. I try to maintain big-vision approach in everything I do, from minute little guitar parts to the overall arc of a song.

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

  24. A: Primarily I'm a guitarist, and a pretty groovy one at that. So my productions tend to be guitar based. I'm also a strong arranger and producer. There's an art to getting a song to speak and be the best version of itself. I like to think I can help songs get there.

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

  26. A: I do preproduction in Ableton Live, where I sketch out a song, add the important parts and scratch vocals. If it's a pop oriented thing I may tend to keep it in Live until the final mix stage, in which I prefer working in Pro Tools. If it's a more indie/rock kind of thing where we might record more real instruments and use fewer samples, I would tend to move to ProTools earlier in the production.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: I run a well-equipped home studio, that literally sounds bigger than it is. I can record any instrument on site including drum kits, up to 12 channels/mics.

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

  30. A: I listen to a wide variety for inspiration. Old school guitar slingers like John Mayer, and newer tiktok stars like Tai Verdes both have something valuable to teach me.

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

  32. A: Production, Guitar Tracks

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GenresSounds Like
  • John Mayer
  • Sara Bareilles
  • The Weeknd
Gear Highlights
  • Guitars/Amps: all the main ones you have heard of. Studio: Apogee interfaces
  • lots of mics you've heard of and some you haven't
  • some synths like a Juno-106
  • Hammond BV organ
  • Optigan
  • Ableton Live
  • ProTools
  • insert more gear namedropping
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