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Vintage King and Pensado’s Place Host VKLA Gear Expo 2013

Celebrities Draw Big Crowd to Los Angeles Event

Pictured at VKLA's Gear Expo are foreground (L-R) Pensado's Place executive producer Herb Trawick and host Dave Pensado with guest panelists Steve Genewick, Al Schmitt, and Ryan Hewitt. Photo by David Goggin.

Vintage King Audio and the popular video series Pensado’s Place teamed up for Gear Expo 2013, the premiere audio event of the Summer in Los Angeles. While Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick chatted on stage with a top roster of artists, producers and engineers, attendees viewed new and vintage gear and met with sales representatives from prominent audio manufacturers.

“What a great Summer LA event to bring together people from all facets of the recording community,” commented Grammy(r)-winning engineer/producer Al Schmitt. “It was a special treat for me to share the Pensado’s Place stage with my friends Steve Genewick and Ryan Hewitt.”

Among the guests on the stage provided by Bedrock.LA were Al Schmitt, Steve Genewick, Ryan Hewitt, Rodney Jerkins, Alex Da Kid, Francois Tetaz, Side Brain, Steven Slate, Manny Marroquin, Paul Dateh, Printz Board, and Robert Duncan.

“The interaction between attendees and manufacturers was ideal, like a friendly mini-convention,” said Julian David, marketing manager of AEA Ribbon Mics.

Manufacturers who participated included A-Designs Audio, AEA Ribbon Mics, Apogee Electronics, Auralex Acoustics, ATC, Blue Microphones, Chandler Limited, Daking, Eventide, Focal, Lynx Studio Technology, Maag Audio, Mojave Audio, SPL/Brauner, Overstayer, Phoenix Audio, Primacoustic, Radial Engineering, Rascal Audio, Royer Labs, Standard Audio, Tree Audio, and Wave Distribution.

“What a turnout we had for this first VKLA Gear Expo!” commented Shevy Shovlin, Vintage King Audio director of partner marketing and PR. “Everyone coming together from LA and around the world – as far away as New Zealand – made this a very special day for the LA pro audio community. Between the star guests, vendors, manufacturers and Dave & Herb live, it couldn’t have been better. At some point, you could have actually crowd-surfed at a pro audio gathering. Who ever thought that would happen?”

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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: