Greetings—my name is Greg Panciera, and I’m a Chicago-based music professional. I make my living helping people organize and capture their musical ideas. Whether serving in the role of producer, engineer, mixer or musician, my aim is to work collaboratively toward a finished product that reflects the character, emotion and story underlying a piece of music. What are the core sentiments, and how in turn, can we ensure the performances, arrangement, and sound-choices clarify those sentiments? Sometimes, its the process itself that reveals the answers.
Ultimately I try to approach every project as a beginner—open to stumbling on new ways of working, and open to the perspectives of everyone involved. Some artists just need a producer/engineer to capture what they’re already doing, and others are looking for outside perspective and direct engagement in the process.
If you’re looking for someone to help out with your next project, please shoot me a message or give me a call. I’d love to hear about your project, and you can rest assured that if I don’t feel I’m the person you should be talking to, I’ll always say so.
very official bio:
Greg Panciera is a producer, mixer, musician, and recording engineer, based in Chicago, IL. Greg has worked with artists including Half Moon Run, Mutemath, The Wombats, Alessandro Cortini of Nine Inch Nails, The Blasters, and Jefferson Starship. He has worked as an assistant to some of the best producers in the business including Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of a Down), Dave Bianco (Bob Dylan, Tom Petty) and Dusty Wakeman (Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam).
In addition to work in the studio, Greg performs on bass with Grammy-nominated Chicago artist Cathy Richardson. He also teaches recording and production classes at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy and SAE Institute in Chicago. Prior to moving to Chicago, Greg worked as the Director of the Independent Artist Program at Musicians Institute in Hollywood CA, where he taught production and recording classes and built a curriculum to teach independent musicians how to record and promote themselves.