Seven of the Best Live Sound Engineers in L.A.
And it's not just about learning how to operate the sound board: Every room is different. What works at The El Rey isn't going to work at The Echoplex. But the good part is that L.A. sound engineers are a community: While there's a competitive element to it, live sound engineers tend to celebrate each other's successes.
Here are seven of the best that Los Angeles has to offer, in no particular order:
Venues: The Dragonfly, The Joint, The Opium Den, King King, The Garage, The El Rey, Henry Fonda Theater, The Viper Room, Roxy, Troubador, Key Club.
Years in Town: 18
Years in the Biz: 12
Gig Pet Peeves: Tardiness. "When you're in the studio you have all the time in the world. That's not true when you're playing live."
Favorite Piece of Gear: Any digital mixing console. "It allows you to be fluid and fast."
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Venues: The Viper Room, Echo, Club Nokia, Fonda, The El Rey
Years in Town: Native
Years in the Biz: 4
Gig Pet Peeves: "When the audience is telling me how to mix."
Favorite Piece of Live Gear: Venue profile console