Philip Pence

bass, guitars, mix, tracks

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I am a professional studio/touring bassist with Drake White & The Big Fire. I have lived in Nashville for 11 years & played on many records & tours around the world. I am proficient on building tracks and mixing songs as well.

Living & working in Nashville, I know what it takes to make a record pop from the bass perspective. Whether you need country, pop, rock, jazz or even a hip hop line, I can lay it down & send you a WAV file that will enhance your track.

Also, I can help bring your song’s vision to life by building a track with multiple instruments in a current, hip way.

Electric bass
Ubass (for the acoustic bass vibe)

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Philip Pence
  • Drake White
  • Drake White
  • Drake White
  • Drake White
  • O'Shea
  • David Oakleaf and the Open Road
  • Heather Faraday
  • Thom Shepherd

Interview with Philip Pence

  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 proud of the Drake White “Spark” record. (Dot/2016) I played bass on half of the record and, as a member of the band, it was cool to see the positive reaction from fans all over the world.

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

  4. A: I’m currently working on several singer-songwriter tracks, a bluegrass record & some pop country tracks.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Analog sounds cool but is cumbersome and inefficient in today’s world most of the time. Digital is the way to go. With all the wonderful plug-ins available now, I can achieve that analog sound digitally.

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

  8. A: I’ll promise to do everything I can to help execute your vision and bring your songs to life.

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

  10. A: I love being able to take a raw song/idea and help bring it to life.

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

  12. A: Turnaround time: usually 1 week What can you do for the project? Add energy & integrity.

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

  14. A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that it should be done for free.

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

  16. A: What is your vision for my involvement? What time frame are you working with? Deadlines? Reference tracks?

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

  18. A: Hiring a professional can really take your ideas to the next level. The cost is minimal when you realize the value you’re receiving is 10-fold.

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

  20. A: I would want: My Yamaha acoustic Rode NT-2A Fender Jazz bass Focusrite interface w/ headphones Macbook Pro M-Audio keyboard

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

  22. A: I have always wanted to pursue music as a career. I have been playing professionally for 20+ years.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: My style is funky & groove-oriented.

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

  26. A: I would like to work with Ed Sheeran because I think he has a fresh approach to cool music.

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

  28. A: Listen. You can’t track/mix with your eyes. If something sounds “off” or “wrong” to you, it probably is and should be fixed.

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

  30. A: Living in Nashville, I usually work on country songs but I can work other genres comfortably.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: My strongest skill is playing stringed instruments (guitar, bass, etc), keyboards & building tracks.

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

  34. A: I bring energy, substance & integrity to any song I work on.

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

  36. A: I start with a vision of how I want the track to sound. Then, I use my gear to recreate what I’m hearing in my head.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Logic Pro X Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Interface Universal Audio LA-610 Avalon U5 Mics: Rode NT-2A Shure SM 7B Shure Bullet Shure SM 58 Audio Technica 4050 Yamaha Acoustic guitar Fender classical guitar Fender Stratocaster Eastman hollowbody electric w/ bigsby Fender P bass Fender J bass 5 Fender P bass (flatwound strings) Kala Ubass (fretless) Bouzouki Mandolin Ganjo M-Audio Oxygen 25 keyboard Yamaha 88 note keyboard Tons of plugins: Waves Soundtoys Valhalla Bias FX Bias Amp Superior Dummer Spectrasonics RMX

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

  40. A: I’m inspired by cool country & Americana music.

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

  42. A: Electric bass tracks in all genres. Building tracks for singer/songwriters.

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Drake White "It Feels Good"

I was the Bassist in this production

Terms Of Service

I will allow two revisions. Turnaround time is usually about a week, sometimes sooner. I will send you a WAV file via WeTransfer.com.

GenresSounds Like
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Tim McGraw
  • Amos Lee
Gear Highlights
  • Fender Jazz Bass (5 string)
  • Fender Precision Bass (4 string w/ flatwound strings)
  • Gibson Thunderbird Bass
  • Kala U-bass (Ukulele bass)
  • Universal Audio LA-610 Mk II
  • Logic Pro X
  • Focusrite Saffire Liquid 56 interface
  • tons of high end plugins
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