Peter Ferguson Productions

Musician, Producer, Mixing

Peter Ferguson Productions on SoundBetter

Hello, and thanks for stopping by! My name is Pete. I'm a musician, producer, and writer based out of Nashville, TN, USA. I create music in a wide range of styles, from Pop/R&B to Country, Jazz to Rock, and everything in between. My specializations: musicality and versatility. I can't wait to collaborate and elevate your project.

We live in the golden age of collaboration - it is possible to have a drummer, songwriter, and producer in different parts of the world create music, as if they were in the same room together. I love working with different artists and musicians from my home studio in Nashville, TN, USA.

I perform and record music on guitars, keyboards, and other stringed instruments, like mandolin, banjo, ukelele, and more. Additionally, I producer, engineer, program, mix, and master in Logic Pro X and Ableton 10.

My inspirations in the studio include Dave Cobb, Tom Bukovac, Brent Mason, George Martin, Brian Wilson, The Wrecking Crew, and The Funk Brothers.

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

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    Interview with Peter Ferguson Productions

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

    2. A: I'm really proud of the record I produced with my fiancé, Bri Murphy. It will be coming out next spring.

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

    4. A: I am producing a few record projects at the moment, building a few pedalboards, tracking a bunch of guitars, and playing live with David Nail. All is well.

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

    6. A: Kyle May and Reed Pittman are absolutely amazing at their instruments! Drums and keys. Both great producers as well.

    7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

    8. A: Both! Digital has gotten so amazing, specifically in the world of guitar amp simulation and effect pedals. The convenience is unparalleled, but I do prefer all the old gear.

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

    10. A: You will be happy and the instruments will sound amazing.

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

    12. A: I've always known I want to be a musician. I love collaboration, playing music, listening to music, thinking about music. Best job in the world!

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

    14. A: Which guitar will I use? Which guitar did I use? My answer is the answer to that question.

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

    16. A: I'm really not sure.

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

    18. A: How do you like your eggs? And your bacon? How do you like your guitars?

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

    20. A: I try to over-communicate, and I find that it helps a lot with remote work. I'm happy to jump on a phone call or Facetime if needed. I love it when my clients also prioritize communication. If we were working together in the studio, feedback would be instantaneous. Let's try and honor that.

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

    22. A: My Collings OM2H, Custom Built Telecaster, 1973 Deluxe Reverb, a guitar cable, and a power source. Rock on.

    23. Q: How would you describe your style?

    24. A: Vintage and rad.

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

    26. A: I'd love to work with Sting, Taylor Swift, or Brad Mehldau.

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

    28. A: Get it right at the source! (Who's heard this before?)

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

    30. A: Songwriter-driven music! But I love progressive instrumental music, jazz, and classical music, too.

    31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

    32. A: I make a mean breakfast smoothie.

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

    34. A: I bring musicianship and experience playing some of the best songs in the world with some of the best singers in the world. I hope to channel their sensitivities and what they loved to hear into the parts I play, along with what I know I do best.

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

    36. A: I try and set up my room and session file the night before I record. I'm often moving sound baffles around, plugging in different amplifiers, effect pedals, and microphones, and making sure my guitars are set up for great intonation and tones. I always try and record to a click track. When I go to record, I like to take my time and make sure the tones and parts are great before I lock in and capture the perfect recording. I usually stack more parts than needed, and eventually comb through and get rid of what is unnecessary. I will sometimes go through and slip edit my finalized comps, especially if the song calls for being extra tight to the click.

    37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

    38. A: I'm running everything off of a powerful Mac Mini. The studio is setup with Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton, and my favorite plugins from Omnisphere, Fabfilter, Plugin Alliance, Soundtoys, Sound Theory, and others. My electric guitars are always tracked through my live cabinet, which I keep in an isolation closet. I'm always testing out new microphones and preamps, but right now, I love a vintage Shure 548 Unidyne IV and my modded Yamaha PM1000 preamps. I love to track acoustic guitars as well, and switch my room around to get a tight room sound. Currently, I'm loving my 251-style microphone from Golden Age Premier, along with my two Neumann KM-184's. I'll use the Neumann's if I'm looking for a stereo recording. The 251 really gets the job done, though. The most up to date info on my gear is on my website!

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

    40. A: I'm a longtime fan of Dominic Miller, Eric Johnson, and John Mayer. Those three really set the whole thing off for me. More recently, I've been digging on Eric Valentine, Brandi Carlile, Tom Bukovac, Brandon Flowers, Brian Eno, and Daniel Lanois.

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

    42. A: I add instruments to tracks...acoustic and electric guitars, piano and keyboards, and even bass guitar, banjo, mandolin, and others! Sometimes I am involved in developing the song from the ground up, and other times the song and parts are already determined, and I perform and record them with an amazing collection of instruments and equipment.

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    All pricing is an average estimate. Every song is unique, and we will figure out the appropriate cost on a per-project basis...perhaps an hourly rate, or a lower rate for multiple songs, etc.

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