Contact Chris

1.213.984.4000 Ext. 133
1176 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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We're ecstatic to have Chris Karn on our experienced team at VKLA. An accomplished producer, singer, songwriter, and recording engineer, and a long-time Vintage King customer, Chris has forged his career in the Los Angeles area and brings a wealth of knowledge to VKLA about every aspect of the recording business.

Chris's commercial success with his original music is enough to make any artist envious, with placements in major movies as well as hit TV shows on nearly every network, including How I Met Your Mother, Scrubs, Numb3rs, and many more. With highly developed skills behind and in front of the console, and a growing list of credits to his name, Chris has earned a stellar reputation among audio professionals in LA and across the music industry. In fact, he has had the opportunity to work alongside iconic engineers Daniel Lanois and also Joe Chiccarelli for releases on Universal/Republic and Netwerk, in addition to the countless indie records he continues to produce out of his private studio.

A surfer and self-professed "family guy," Chris is honored for the opportunity to be a part of the Vintage King team. He is especially grateful for the years of excellent service he's received as a Vintage King customer for nearly twenty years, and looks forward to helping others on their own quests for great tone. His favorite part? Helping turn any space into a warm, professional recording environment that inspires artists to create greatness. You're a good man, Chris.

Q & A

What is your favorite piece of gear?

Teletronix LA-2A (grey face, non-1970s).

What piece of gear do you think changed history?

Les Paul's multitrack recorder.

What made you want to work with Vintage King?

The people at Vintage King are the best at what they do. I'm honored to be here and try to emulate the incredible people who have helped me over the years in my tone quests. Before working here, I was a customer for close to 20 years and every experience I've ever had with VK has been nothing short of awesome. I really do enjoy getting the chance to help others just as Mike Nehra and the VK team had helped me over the years. I love every minute of it!!!