Former Sound City Manager Takes Over at LA Location
In a move that adds even more experience to the top staff of their Los Angeles location, Vintage King Audio has announced the hiring of Shivaun O’Brien in the newly created role of Traffic Manager. As the former Studio Manager of the venerable Sound City Studios, O’Brien brings over three decades of in-studio knowledge to Vintage King Los Angeles, where she will work towards creating an ever-expanding pro audio experience.
O’Brien’s tenure at Sound City played a major role in her decision to join Vintage King Los Angeles. The brick and mortar store’s dedication to creating a studio-like setting enables the former Studio Manager to work in a similarly gear-filled environment.
“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 LA.”
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, Vintage King Los Angeles’ new Traffic Manager has worked her way up the ranks to become a respected and popular member of the pro audio community.
While O’Brien has worked on a number of heavyweight projects over the years, including sessions with everyone from Johnny Cash and Tom Petty to Metallica and Weezer, her love of gear is what truly shines and makes her integral to the Vintage King Los Angeles team.
“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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