I am a mixing & mastering engineer. I write music for film / TV/ ads: www.pgbankermusic.com
I have been writing music for film, TV and ads for the last ten years. Some highlights include co-writing music for the 2012 Coca-Cola Olympic commercial featuring female boxer, Marlen Esparza. And writing the theme song for the short documentary Mountain Man, winner of the 2011 Yosemite International Film Festival Silver Sierra Award. I graduated from the SAE Institute of Technology in Nashville, TN where I studied audio engineering. I have worked with many brands licensing music for TV and radio advertising campaigns, including: Coca-Cola, Walmart, Purina, Chili's, Verizon, Cracker Barrel and Prilosec among others.
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Exceptionally professional. A wealth of knowledge. Very helpful in getting the best version of the mix. I didn't feel like "just another drop in the bank account," but felt like P.G. was sincerely interested in my project being the best it could be. I would definitely use his services again.
Interview with P.G. Banker
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The Tim O'Connell album "It's My Song Dammit!". I was the engineer and producer. We recorded the drums, rhythm guitar and bass live on a Neve 88R console. It sounded great!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Music for films, advertising, reality TV and several independent artist projects.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Lauren Conklin, she's a great fiddle player!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, because its the world we now live in!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We will have fun working together!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making music sound great!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make my music sound awesome? Yes!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Computers can make any audio sound great
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your goal (TV / film licensing, radio airplay, etc)? What commercial artists or music references would you like to emulate?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Work with a commercial reference
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer (with Logic X installed), Audio Interface (UAD preferable), Mic & Cables (SM57), Guitar (Stratocaster) and Amp + Pedals & Cables (68' Fender Pro Reverb)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Music & English Literature major in college. Started in music business in 2004, had a few "days jobs" along the way and went full time music in 2008 after joining Hummingbird Productions.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: "The Maverick" - go where others haven't gone before, push the envelope, turn some heads and have fun
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Will Champlin, bc/ I have worked with him in the past and he's awesome! A great guy, super funny and tons of talent!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Top secret! haha, just joking again. Depends on the genre, but focus on getting a great low end sound from the beginning and the mixing / mastering will be a lot smoother.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All types! Rock, Electronic, EDM, Indie Synth Pop, Trap, Hip Hop, Rap
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mastering & Delivering a final product
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: 10 years of experience writing, recording, mixing and mastering music for films, TV, radio and advertising purposes. Also a fresh set of ears!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Top Secret! haha, not really. Just approach each project as a unique opportunity. Always focus on communication with the client and the desired goal. I always work off commercial references to achieve highest level of success.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: DAW = Logic X; monitors = Blue Sky Pro Desk
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Vocalists and really great drummers!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mastering & Mixing