Ken "Pooch" Van Druten

Cellular - +1-214-415-4185 / Fax - +1-925-871-1645

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Qualifications:

  • Three time Grammy nominated Producer/Recording engineer, FOH Engineer, and Tour/Production Manager with many years of experience in the music industry.

Education:

  • Berklee College of Music, Boston. Graduate, Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Arts in Music Production & Engineering.

Awards, Accomplishments & Press:

  • 2013 Interview for Air New Zealand. Used for their in flight entertainment section.
  • Tourlink "Top Dog" FOH Engineer of the year 2013
  • Mix Magazine tour profile of the Linkin Park tour 2011
  • Monthly feature article at waveslive.com called "Pooch's Corner"
  • Mixer for 2010 Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance - Linkin Park: Live at Milton Keynes.
  • Performing Musician and Live Sound World magazine feature article - August 2009
  • FOH Engineer of the Year, 2008 - Tourlink Top Dog Awards
  • FOH Engineer of the Year, 2008 - The Parnelli Awards.
  • Video interview for Waves Signal Processing.
  • Press release for McDowell Signal Processing.
  • MIX Magazine All Access article - June 2008
  • FOH Magazine May 2008 article featuring the Linkin Park tour
  • Total Production International Magazine feature article - March 2008
  • Recording and mix engineer for Itunes exclusive EP release of Linkin Park Apple store show in NYC.
  • 2007 winner of Tourlink Magazine's Top Dog Engineer of the Year award.
  • February 2008 Sonnettech press release.
  • Live Sound International feature article about Linkin Park.
  • Nominated for FOH Engineer of the Year 2007, Linkin Park - Parnelli Awards.
  • Recording and Mix Engineer for live Linkin Park show recordings. CD's are sold at every Linkin Park show.
  • July 2007 Sonnettech press release.
  • Music Mixer for the 2007 Feature Film Documentary "Screamers" featuring System of a Down.
  • 2006 winner of Tourlink Magazine's Top Dog Engineer of the Year award.
  • August 2006 issue of FOH magazine feature article/interview production profile - Ozzfest 2006.
  • Nominated for FOH Engineer of the Year 2006, System of a Down - Parnelli Awards.
  • Recording engineer for Kid Rock live record: Live Trucker 2006.
  • Nominated for FOH Engineer of the Year 2005 - Parnelli Awards.
  • Berklee College of Music Seminar - Live Sound Master Class to Berklee Students 2004
  • Featured Chapter in Clive Young's book "CRANK IT UP: Live Sound Secrets of the Top Tour Engineers
  • Nominated for FOH Engineer of the Year 2004, Limp Bizkit - Tourlink Awards.
  • Nominated for FOH Engineer of the Year 2004, Kiss Symphony - Parnelli Awards.
  • May 2003 issue of Pro Audio Asia magazine feature article/interview about the KISS Symphony.
  • July 2002 issue of Pro Sound News magazine feature article/interview about the Kid Rock Tour.
  • June 2000 issue of Mix Magazine "All Access" feature article about the Kiss Farewell Tour.
  • Recording Engineer for 1998 Grammy nominee - Everclear, So Much for the afterglow.
  • Recording Engineer for 1994 Grammy nominee - Tony Toni Toné, Sons of Soul. Nominated Best R&B Album and Album of the Year.
  • Recipient of Music Technology Division Engineering Scholar award, Berklee College of Music - Awarded to one recording engineer annually in recognition of outstanding achievement.
  • Client List:


    ARTIST

    (Alphabetical order)

    FOH MIXER

    MONITOR MIXER

    MUSIC MIXER FOR DVD OR ONLINE RELEASE

    PRODUCTION MANAGER

    TOUR MANAGER

    BEASTIE BOYS

    X

     


     



    BIG BANG
    X




    BLACK SABBATH

    X




    COURTNEY LOVE

     

    X

     

     



    DEAD BY SUNRISE
    X


    X
    X

    EARTH, WIND, & FIRE

    X

     

     

     



    EMINEM

     

    X

     

     



    EVERLAST

     

    X

     

    X



    FEAR FACTORY

    X

     


    X

    X

    GUNS & ROSES

    X

     

     

     



    JANE'S ADDICTION
    X




    JAY-Z


    X



    KISS
    X
    X


    KID ROCK

    X

     

    X




    LIMP BIZKIT

    X

     

    X




    LIVE

     

    X

     

     



    MOTLEY CRUE

    X




    N.E.R.D.


    X



    OZZY OSBOURNE

    X




    PANTERA

     

    X

     

     



    PUDDLE OF MUDD
    X





    REV HORTON HEAT

    X

    X


    X

    X

    ROB ZOMBIE

     

    X

     

     



    SEAL

    X

     

     




    SLASH FEATURING
    MYLES KENNEDY
    X

    X
    X


    SMASHING PUMPKINS
    X





    SYSTEM OF A DOWN
    X

    X



    TED NUGENT
    X





    THE WAILING SOULS
    X


    X
    X

    TLC
    X





    VINCE NEIL
    X


    X
    X

    WARRANT
    X


    X
    X

    WHITNEY HOUSTON

    X




    XZIBIT
    X





    ZAKK WYLDE
    X


    X
    X














    OTHER LIVE SOUND EXPERIENCE:

    Nickelodeon Network Television Show - Roundhouse. '92-'95

    • FOH Engineer/Crew Chief. Responsible for all aspects of live sound production used in filming a weekly television variety show. On-stage were thirteen actors and actresses and a five piece band. Filmed live on the CBS lot in Studio City, CA.


    Independant Recording Engineer 1988 - present with many credits.

    For a partial discography for Ken Van Druten by Artist Direct click here.

    For a partial discography for Ken Van Druten by Discogs click here.

    Platinum and/or Gold Credits:

    • Linkin Park - Live at Milton Keynes DVD and CD Pack - Recording & Live engineer, Mixer for DVD release
    • Slash - Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) - Mix Engineer for Bonus Tracks
    • System of a Down - Screamers - 2007 - Music Mixer for Feature film and DVD release
    • Kid Rock - Live Trucker - 2006 - Recording Engineer & Live Sound Engineer
    • KISS - Kiss Alive IV - 2004 - Live Sound Engineer
    • KISS - Kiss Symphony, The DVD - 2004 - Live Sound Engineer
    • Collective Soul - Live - 1998 Capital Records - Recording Engineer
    • Everclear - So Much for the Afterglow - 1998 Capitol Records - Recording Engineer
    • Joe Walsh - Greatest Hits Live - 1996 Asylum Records - Recording Engineer
    • Tony Toni Toné - If I had No Loot - 1995 Wing Records - Recording Engineer
    • Andy Summers - The Last Dance of Mr. X - 1994 Reprise Records - Recording Engineer
    • Tony Toni Toné - Anniversary - 1994 Wing Records - Recording Engineer
    • Tony Toni Toné - Sons of Soul - 1993 Wing Records - Recording Engineer
    • Dwight Yoakam - Under the Covers - 1992 Reprise Records - Recording Engineer
    • Sheryl Crow - Duet with Dwight Yoakam on Under the Covers - 1992 Reprise Records - Recording Engineer



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