Santa Monica, CA (January 26, 2005)–Stompbox Music and Sound Design, a boutique, original music production and post-production house located in Santa Monica, has significantly expanded its operations, by hiring Paul Hurtubise as sound mixer and promoting Tommy O’Brien to creative director/executive producer. In addition, the company has also compiled an impressive array of music composers to work under the “Stompbox” banner, including Gary Myrick, Ben Einziger, Sam Farrar, Steven Morrell, Chris Horvath, John Author and Kevin Hayes.
Hurtubise is a mixer, sound designer and composer who has been working in the advertising industry for the last 10 years. He was awarded a CLIO in 1999 as an engineer and has mixed and/or done sound design for more than 10,000 commercials. Some of his clients over the last few years have been Radio Shack, Infiniti, Earthlink and Gateway. He has written music in a multitude of styles for many TV shows including Biography, Elimidate, Mail Call, Forensic Files and Animal Planet, and has also penned music to commercials for Chevy, Scooby-Doo, Wherehouse Music and Miller Lite.
O’Brien is a founding member of Stompbox and had been a freelance composer with the company until now. A musician who began his career in New York, he once toured with Dee Dee Ramone and did a world tour with pop act, Sweet Sensation. Moving to L.A. in l995, he became a successful freelance composer, working on TV spots for Endless Noise and other major local jingle houses.
Regarding the newly revamped Stompbox, O’Brien said, “It’s an exciting new chapter both for myself and for our company. Each of our composers will bring with him a spirit and enthusiasm to each of our client’s projects, which will embellish and complement those projects. This is the next evolution of Stompbox.”
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