Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

Live Sound Audio Consultant

Detroit, MI

248.591.9276 x175

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For Paul Johnson, the calling of his faith has always helped direct him down life’s path. Getting his start as a Christian-based hip-hop artist, the Detroit-born performer traveled the world spreading the good word through his music. As an artist, he struggled to find a producer or engineer that understood the sound he wanted, but this gave him the opportunity to learn how to create it himself.

When Paul decided to start a family, he left the touring world behind to focus on the audio sales business. “I started working on the sales floor like a normal associate, but shortly after, I realized I was capable of doing more. I started working on the professional side of the company, specializing in installing live sound because I had a knack for it.”

Spending over a decade at Guitar Center, first as a sales associate then a live sound expert, Johnson amassed an incredible amount of experience, especially in the House of Worship realm. Performing installs of speakers, projectors, lighting and more, Paul was glad to have his life once again revolve around helping the church.

“I grew up in the church, I understand their needs specifically and my heart wants to help them meet their goals,” Johnson states. “It’s a natural thing for me to go to a church, find out what they want to do and reach that goal. For me, I thought it was a great fit.”

Leading Vintage King’s venture into the world of live sound, Paul Johnson is excited about the prospects of doing things the right way. He’s ready to tackle audio issues in any live setting and help break down the roadblocks that can pop up between the performer and audience. “I understand that sound can be a barrier between reaching people,” Johnson says. “If you can get it to where there is nothing standing in the way, you can make a better connection and meet your goals more easily."

When he's not consulting or out in the field on an install, you can find Paul at home with his family. "I am a family man, I love spending time with the kids!"

Q & A

Who are some of your favorite artists?
I really like Otis Redding and Al Green. There is a depth and emotional connection to their music that I rarely hear.

What do you like best about working at Vintage King?
I like the people. We have the smartest and most inclusive team ever assembled. Plus, it’s an exciting prospect to be building out Vintage King’s live sound division and it gives my work new meaning.

What's something interesting that we might not know about you?
I am an avid gardener. I have 17 garden beds in my backyard.

Testimonials

  • Better than expected; impeccable service, professional, knowledgeable, speedy delivery above and beyond standard. Vintage King Audio is definitely my go to for audio and information needs.

    Thank you VK & Mr. Paul Johnson.

    James O.