Ferndale, MI (February 17, 2015)—Vintage King Audio has hired Shivaun O’Brien, former studio manager of Sound City Studios, for the newly created role of traffic manager at its Los Angeles location.
O’Brien’s tenure at Sound City reportedly played a major role in her decision to join Vintage King Los Angeles. “My job as studio manager involved booking the studio, making sure the sessions ran well and keeping the equipment well-maintained,” says O’Brien, who spent nearly 20 years at Sound City. “My main focus is using this experience to boost in-store customer service and support the sales team here in L.A.”
Getting her start in the industry with an Associate’s Degree in Music and two-year degree in electronics, O’Brien’s storied past in the studio far surpasses her years at Sound City. Working in nearly every position, from receptionist to engineering major sessions for everyone from Johnny Cash and Tom Petty to Metallica and Weezer, she worked her way up the ranks to become a respected and popular member of the pro audio community.
“I’ve worked with young artists on their first projects, as well as with multi-platinum, seasoned pros,” says O’Brien about her time in the pro audio industry. “I really enjoy the entire recording experience, but above all, I have a love for the gear, both vintage and brand new. And that’s what Vintage King is all about.”
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