Studio Instructor Coordinator
Joined in
2014
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I bless the rains down in AAAAAAAAFRICAAAAAAA!
Areas of Instruction

Bass, Ukulele, Recording, Guitar, DJ

Favorite Instruments

Fender Jazz Bass, Ludwig Drums, Martin 00028, Ableton Live, FENDER TELECASTER, Rickenbacker 4003, Cordoba 25TKCE Ukulele

Musical Education

Jazz Performance SFSU, Audio Technology SAE Insitute

Category Expertise

Sound & Recording Cards / Audio Interfaces, Computer Recording Systems, Analog Recording, Music Recording Software

Favorite Bands

Prince, the Beatles, Queen, Sly and the Family Stone, Radiohead, The Beach Boys, Paul Simon, R. Kelly, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, James Brown, Flying Lotus, Autechre, St. Vincent, Portishead, Bjork, Parliament, Funkadelic, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk, Toto, Rick Astley, Aaliyah, Neil Young, Blackstreet, Maxwell, The Roots, Eric B & Rakim, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Mos Def, J Dilla, The Rolling Stones, BOOTSY COLLINS, Graham Central Station, M83, Jay-Z, Outkast, UGK, 2 Chainz, Tortoise, Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky, The Misfits, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, The Damned, The Ramones, Gang of Four, Public Image Ltd, Roy Harper, Bert Jansch, Pentangle, Nick Drake, Nick Cave, Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley, The Smiths, The Art of Noise, The Mars Volta, My Bloody Valentine, Howlin' Wolf, Son House, Charley Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Tower of Power, Billy Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Etta James, Nina Simone, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Blanton, Count Basie, Clifford Brown, Bill Evans, Scott Lafaro, McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter

Musical Interests

R&B, Soul, Jazz, Experimental Music, Hip Hop

Nic D.
Studio Instructor Coordinator

Teaches: Bass, Ukulele, Recording, Guitar, DJ, Guitars, Drums, Keyboards, ProAudio, Accessories

My name is Nic de la Riva. I am a San Francisco Bay Area native and your GC Pro Sales Associate!

I have been a musician for 12 years now, picking up any instrument I can find! I studied Jazz Performance at San Francisco State University and Audio Technology at the SAE Institute in LA! My work in music and audio engineering has taken me around the world, but SF is still the place I return to every time!

I live and breathe gear! Check out my gear list on the other tab and you can see that I h ave a passion for great instruments and equipment. My knowledge for all this gear matches my passion and I am here to help you get what you need to further your artistic expression and enrich your life!

My expertise is grounded in Professional Audio and Live Sound, but I know just as much about Guitars, Basses, Drums, etc! I have been on both the creative and technical side of making music and I am willing to share anything I have learned with you!

My division (GC Pro) focuses on the high-end and the professional needs of clients. If you are a local band, venue, studio, or house of worship looking to take your projects to the next level, I'm your guy. I am extremely knowledgeable in software such as Pro Tools and Ableton Live. My strength is creating big bundles for recording or live sound.

Feel free to send me an email with any questions you have. I'd love to get in touch with you and help you make music!

Come on out to Guitar Center San Francisco for all your musical needs including guitars, ukuleles, basses, amps, drums, keyboards, dj equipment, lighting, live sound and much more! We have some of the top brands such as 3rd Power Amps, 65amps, A Designs, Aguilar, ADAM Audio, AKG, Allen & Heath, Alvarez, American Audio, American DJ, Ampeg, Antoine Courtois Paris, Aphex, Apogee, Apple, Armstrong, ART, Arturia, Audio-Technica, Audix, Auralex, Avalon, Avanti, Avid, Azumi, B&S, B3 Guitars, Bach, BAM, BeatKangz, Bedell, Behringer, Belkin, Benchmark, Benchmark Media Systems, Benedetto Guitars, Besson, Bixonic, Black Cat, Blackheart, Blackstar, Blue, Bogner, Bosch, Bose, Boss, Breedlove, Bricasti, Brio, BSS Audio, Buffet Crampon, Bugera, Bundy, Carl Martin, Casio, Cerwin-Vega, Chameleon Labs, Chandler Limited, Charvel, Chauvet, Cleartone, Cloud, Conn, Cordoba Music Group, Courtois, Crate, Crown, Cusack, Daking, Dangerous Music, dbx, Dean, Death By Audio, Diamond, DigiTech, Disney by Washburn, DLS Effects, Drawmer, Dunnett, Drum Workshop, EBS, Eden, Edirol, Elation, Electro-Harmonix, Electro-Voice, Elysia, Emerson, EMG, Eminence, EMMA Electronic, Empirical Labs, Empress Effects, Engl, Epiphone, ESP, Euphonix, Eventide, EVH, F. Loree Paris, Fano Guitars, Fargen Amps, Fender, Fishman, Focusrite, Fox, Fuchs, Fulltone, Furman, Gallien-Krueger, Galway, Gator, Gemeinhardt, Genz Benz, Getzen, Gibson, Gibson Custom, Gibson USA, Giffin Guitars, GNI Pedals, Godlyke, Gold Tone, Golden Age Project, Grace Design, Great Divide, Great River, Gretsch, Guild, Guyatone, Hagstrom, Hans Hoyer, Hao, Harden Engineering, Harman, Haynes, Hercules, HHB, Hohner, Holton, Ibanez, ISP Technologies, J Puchner, Jackson, JamHub, Jasmine by Takamine, JBL, Jet City Amplification, Jody Jaz, Jupiter, K&M, Kanstul, Kawai, Keeley, Keilwerth, Keith McMillen Instruments, King, Koll Guitars, Korg, Kramer, KRK, Kurzweil, Kush Audio, Langevin, Leblanc, Lexicon, Line 6, LovePedal, LP, LsL Instruments, Ludwig, Luna Guitars, Mackie, Mad Professor, Malekko Heavy Industry, Manley, Mapex, Markbass, Marshall, Martin, Martin-Leblac, Maxon, Meinl, Meinl Weston, Mesa Boogie, Millennia, Miraphone, Mixosaurus, Mogami, Mojave Audio, Moog, Morgan, Music Man, MusicXPC, N-Tune, Neumann, Neve, Nord, Novation, NS Design, Olympus, On-Stage Stands, Option 5, Orange Amplifiers, Ortofon, Ovation, P. Mauriat, Pacific Drums & Percussion (PDP), Paiste, Parker Guitars, Pearl, Peavey, Pelonis Sound and Acoustics, Perris, Phonic, Pigtronix, Pioneer, Powell, Prelude by Conn-Selmer, PreSonus, Propellerhead, PRS, Purple Audio, QSC, Quik Lok, Radial Engineering, Rainsong, Randall, Rane, Reunion Blues, Rickenbacker, Rivera, RME, Roc-N-Soc, Rockbag by Warwick, Rockbass by Warwick, Rockcase by Warwick, RockStand by Warwick, Rode Microphones, Roland, Royer, Rupert Neve Designs, Sabian, Sample Logic, Schecter Guitar Research, Scherzer, Schilke, Schreiber, Schroeder, Schroeder Guitars, Selmer, Selmer Paris, Sennheiser, Serato, Shure, SKB, SM Pro Audio, Softube, Solid State Logic, Sonare, Soul, Soundcraft, Squier, Stanton, Steinberg, Steinberger, Stephanhouser, Sterling by MusicMan, Summit Audio, Sweet Sound Electronic, SWR, T-REX Engineering, Takamine, Tama, Tapco, Taylor, TDK, Tech 21, Telefunken, Thermionic Culture, Toadworks, Tobias, Tone King, Tortuga, Traveler Guitar, Traynor, True Systems, Tube-Tech, Two Rock, Ultimate Support, Universal Audio, Vestax, Violet Audio, Vito, VMI, Voodoo Lab, VOX, W. Nirschl, Waldorf, Wampler, Warwick, Washburn, Weber Speakers, Western Digital, Xotic Effects, Yamaha, Yamaha Band & Orchestra, Yanagisawa, Zildjian, Zoom, ZVex Effects and many more. We are serving the San Francisco area including Oakland, Sausilito, San Rafeal, Santa Rosa, Napa Valley, Marin County, Petaluma, Mill Valley, Redwood City, Daly City, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, Hayward, San Leandro, Berkley, and more. For our international guests, we service Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Canada, and most of South America. Hope to see or hear from you soon!