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Pensado’s Place Shoots at Fairfax with Vintage King Founders

Andrew and Mike Nehra Join Kevin Augunas at Former Sound City

Pictured at Fairfax Recordings, formerly Sound City, are (L-R) Vintage King founders Mike and Andrew Nehra, Pensado's Place producer and co-host Herb Trawick, VK Director of Partner Marketing/PR Shevy Shovlin, series host Dave Pensado, and Fairfax Recordings owner and producer/engineer Kevin Augunas. Photo by David Goggin.

Vintage King Audio and the popular video series Pensado’s Place shot a new episode on location at Fairfax Recordings, the former Sound City studio memorialized in Dave Grohl’s recent documentary film. Joining Pensado and co-host Herb Trawick were Vintage King founders Andrew and Mike Nehra with Fairfax founder Kevin Augunas.

“It doesn’t get any better than this,” commented Dave Pensado, host of the series. “This studio was immortalized in the Sound City documentary and essentially these rooms remain unchanged, thanks to the hard work done by Kevin Augunas, a superstar producer and engineer in his own right.”

“It’s an honor to share the studio with Dave’s audience,” added Augunus, “I love their enthusiasm for what we’ve done here at Fairfax.”

“Having Mike and Andrew included in the episode is very special to them,” remarked VK’s Shevy Shovlin. “Their history as recording artists and then recording gear collectors fit in perfectly with the theme of this episode looking at the history of the studio and the legacy of sonic excellence associated with the legendary rooms, the equipment, and a tradition that is so valuable in today’s music world.”

Check out the special edition of Pensado’s Place:

Top mixing engineer Dave Pensado (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson, and more) talks all things music and audio in his weekly show, Pensado’s Place. Pensado gives insights into his career and teaches how to get that “platinum record” sound in the mix. The show includes interviews with top music industry artists,engineers, producers, mixers, and record executives, as well as in depth tutorials in engineering and mixing.

Fairfax Recordings is an independent label and recording studio, founded by accomplished producer, engineer and mixer Kevin Augunas. He has worked with a broad array of exceptional talent, ranging from the Black Keys, Cold War Kids, Last Bison, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Jon Brion, to Grammy nominees The Lumineers. The recording studio occupies the space that formerly housed the legendary Sound City. The label was established in 2006, releasing the critically acclaimed and best-selling debut album by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes in conjunction with Vagrant Records. Fairfax has gone on to issue records by Tribes, J Roddy Walston and the Business, Florence and the Machine, and The Naked and Famous, and most notably Gotye, co-releasing the 2013 Grammy Awards Alternative Album of the Year ‘Making Mirrors’, with Universal-Republic Records.

Vintage King Audio is a global leader in professional audio sales, studio consulting, and comprehensive gear servicing. No matter the scope of a client’s needs or goals, from selecting a new microphone to designing a studio from the ground up, Vintage King distinguishes itself with standard-setting customer service, which begins with the company’s knowledgeable, industry-experienced staff. Far surpassing the basic functions of an audio dealer, however, Vintage King Audio values its long-standing partnerships with manufacturers and stays connected with the professional audio community through hosting frequent events, panel discussions, and product launches. For more information, visit