Close Up: Hollywood Sound Systems

Celebrating 55 Years of Complete Professional Audio Services: Since 1960, Hollywood Sound Systems has been a premier provider of rentals and sales, sound design and event production for “everything audio.” They provide workflow solutions for studio environments, from production to post. One of the oldest sound companies in the U.S., Hollywood Sound Systems continues to reinvent itself as technologies evolve. Recently relocated from its longtime location in Hollywood, its new, larger facility in Burbank is complete with a working 24-foot stage.

CB mixing Aaron Durr on our stage

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Hollywood Sound Systems’ designers and technicians specialize in the finding, maintenance and operation
of the newest equipment and advanced technologies. They encourage prospective customers to come and check out exciting new technologies like DANTE and NUENDO and equipment like the Yamaha & Steinberg “NUAGE” DAW, the Triad-Orbit mic stands and the Nexo STM speaker systems. They recently hosted an official stop on the Steinberg Nuendo 7 World Tour, incorporating hands-on work flow options into this new cutting edge technology via live band, in ear monitors, consoles and amps using Cat6 cable over a DANTE network.

Catering to Your Specific Needs: According to President Les Harrison, “We use technology and techniques to support our customers’ artistry. Knowing there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to most audio needs, our facility not only showcases equipment, but is a place to talk to experts who can help you find the right equipment, system or work flow technique to help accomplish what you need for your live event or studio environment. Whether a one-day rental or a long term solution, HSS customizes to your needs.” Harrison invites customers to book hands-on tutorial time on specialized equipment like Digico & Yamaha consoles and test different microphones, speakers and configurations on our new stage. Make sure to check out one of the largest vintage microphone collections in the world. They have it all!


- Jonathan Widran