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Vintage King LA and Pensado’s Place Host Gear Expo 2016

Now in its fourth year, Pro Audio's block party is set to take over Los Angeles. Pensado's Place & Vintage King are teaming up once again to produce the biggest annual Gear Expo yet.

Pro Audio’s Annual Free Block Party

Pictured (L-R) are Ross Hogarth, Samantha Maloney, Yeuda Ben-Atar aka Side Brain, and Joe Barresi.

Now in its fourth year, Pro Audio’s block party is set to take over Los Angeles. Pensado’s Place & Vintage King are teaming up once again to produce the biggest annual Gear Expo yet. Attendees will once again be able to demo gear, talk directly with manufacturer reps, watch live interviews, mingle with celebrity guests, listen to live music, win prizes, enjoy local food trucks and meet Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick of Pensado’s Place.

Gear Expo LA takes place on Saturday, June 11, 2016 10am – 4pm.
Guests include Chris Lord-Alge, Gavin Lurssen, Joe Barresi, Ross Hogarth, Steve Genewick, Tony Shepperd, Jack Sinclair, Big Juice, Josh Gudwin, Samantha Maloney, Yeuda Ben-Atar aka Side Brain, Daedelus, DJ Mal-Ski, Joseph McGee, Candace Stewart, Fred Archambault, Mark Mangini, and Alan Meyerson.

“Getting prominent musicians, producers, engineers and gear makers together with block party-goers is ideal,” said Mike Nehra, Vintage King co-founder. “It’s like a mini-convention, but in a more relaxed and fun setting.”

Gear Expo attendees includes top artists, engineers, producers and industry notables who represent the music community. Featured this year is an Electronic Instruments For Stage & Studio panel, with live performances by industry pros using Moog, Native Instruments and Ableton instruments.

The list of title sponsors comprises some of the most prominent names in professional audio, M.I. and audio education, including Ableton, Adam Pro Audio, Apogiee, Audio Plus Services, Avid, Focusrite, Manley Labs, M1 Distribution, Prism Sound & Maselec, Radial Engineering & Primacoustics, and Transaudio Group.

“We’re very excited to return to Los Angeles for our fourth annual Gear Expo,” stated Herb Trawick, Gear Expo Executive Producer.  “Last year was the biggest pro audio block party ever seen, and this year we are going to top it. We’re going to have a blast providing hands-on educational information and demonstrations that you cannot find anywhere else.”

The Gear Expo producers:
* Dave Pensado – Co-host of Pensado’s Place, GRAMMY(r)-winning mix engineer and teacher
* Herb Trawick – Gear Expo Executive Producer and Co-host/Executive Producer/Creator of Pensado’s Place
* Shevy Shovlin – Gear Expo Producer and Agency Director at Headroom for Days

RSVP and more info:

Vintage King Audio is a 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. For more information, visit:

The hour-long weekly web series Pensado’s Place was created over five years ago. Co-hosted by legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado (Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson and more) and show creator Herb Trawick, Pensado’s Place includes interviews with top music industry artists, engineers, producers, mixers, and record executives, as well as in-depth tutorials in production, engineering and mixing. As a leading educational resource, Pensado’s Place is helping build the next generation of audio greats.