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Chris Bolitho

Chris Bolitho

Audio Consultant
Post Production and Education

Los Angeles, CA

818.237.9181 x141

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An industry veteran with extensive experience, Chris Bolitho joined Vintage King in 2012 to set up our nationwide sound equipment for picture and DAW division, Vintage King Post. Prior to beginning his Vintage King tenure, Chris worked for another LA-based reseller for 9 years as a sales and marketing manager, running their events and website as well as handling many corporate and professional accounts. Previously, he worked across the pond as a UK Sales Manager for Apple and Digidesign (AVID) at Digital Village. His clients in London included the BBC, John Paul Jones, David Gilmore, and many post-production facilities in London's West End, Soho, Ealing, and Pinewood.

Chris holds a Bachelor's in Electronic Music and Economics, indicative of his talents in finding creative, efficient studio solutions on any scale. He honed those skills in the studio, where he engineered for several recording labels, gaining attention for his tech savvy and knowledge of the gear. His passion for the technical side of things grew, eventually leading him to officially specialize in professional audio equipment consulting and sales in 1998, where he continues to enjoy connecting creative people with effective technology. He and his wife live in the LA area and are proud parents of two beautiful children.

Q & A

What is your favorite piece of gear?
I'm a Pro Tools guy, and helping a friend and client plan and implement a powerful Pro Tools rig, with a large format control surface, hardware inserts, plenty of DSP and a good selection of awesome plugins is what I get the most satisfaction from every time.

What piece of gear do you think changed history?
If we're talking history-changing inventions, then the electromagnetic induction microphone, and its counterpart the loudspeaker have done more to change recording and broadcast history than anything else.

The invention of the Analog to Digital converter, however, ushered in a whole new era of recording possibilities, culminating in today's high-end computer-based audio workstations – and in my opinion we're only realizing a tiny amount of the creative possibilities that these machines give us.

Testimonials

  • Thank you Chris, you've been great to work with and I appreciate how easy you've made this for me.

    David T.

  • Just wanted to drop you a line and thank you guys again for suggesting that MOTU unit that we picked up from you last month and helping me get it all set up.

    It ended up working out beautifully and made me look like an all-star with the camera crew down there. Locked up to their cameras for 18 days in a row without any trouble! You guys rule.

    Dan Moore

  • The Rednet sounds fantastic and was surprisingly easy to get up and running, and the iMacs are beautiful!

    We really appreciate you making this whole process easy for us and being available for the consultations - we will absolutely be getting in touch next time we do another studio upgrade!

    Sam & Alexis

  • I wanted to let you know just how much I have enjoyed this whole process with you; from our first phone conversation to coming to the store, and all our follow up conversations since. Not only did I find your depth of knowledge of all the products we have discussed to be accurate and on point, but you also seemed genuinely interested in helping me make the right choices for the studio, rather than "sell" me on specific products. It was for these reasons that I have switched to you as my preferred vendor for future purchases. I also wanted to thank you for being patient with me. (I'm sure you realize how slowly things can move when dealing with educational and government accounts.)

    I find you to be very easy to deal with and instrumental in helping me to make the right choices. At the end of the day I try do business with people that possess the knowledge necessary to inform me to make sound decisions. I feel I have found that with you for future consultations and purchases.

    Sam

  • The sonic richness, warmth and depth of sound I would credit to API and Shadow Hills. The foresight and knowledge required to make the right kit choices at the right time is a huge credit to Chris Boltiho and Vintage King. Thanks Chris!

    RW Smith, Film Composer