Paul O’Farrell-Stevens has joined Solid State Logic as marketing manager for SSL music products.
With an extensive career in sound engineering and pro audio marketing/brand management, O’Farrell-Stevens’ appointment is part of SSL’s ongoing growth plans.
“We are thrilled to have Paul on board as marketing manager for our music products,” said Dan Duffell, head of marketing for SSL. “With such an exceptional background in recording and marketing for the music and pro audio industries, Paul is the perfect addition to our team.”
Prior to joining SSL, O’Farrell-Stevens provided public relations, marketing and brand management support for several global pro audio brands, including Monster Cable, Ixos Audio Products and QED Audio Products. He has also delivered freelance marketing and design consultancy for a number of consumer electronics manufacturers and distributors, such as Castle Acoustics, Multi Enterprises and Recoton A/V Distribution.
Before embarking on a career in communications, O’Farrell-Stevens was a recording engineer at various recording studios. He garnered his first experiences with the SSL brand at London’s CBS Recording Studios, where he worked his way up the ranks – from tea boy to recording engineer. During his tenure at CBS, he got the opportunity to work with world-renowned artists such as Michael Jackson, Liza Minnelli and George Michael, and also spent time alongside legendary producer and engineer, George Martin.
After CBS, O’Farrell-Stevens went on to become the chief recording engineer at Comforts Place Recording Studios – a residential facility equipped with an SSL G-Series console.
He followed up his time at Comforts with a freelance engineering career at famous studios such as Abbey Road, The Hit Factory, Real World, Olympic and Hook End Manor that eventually saw O’Farrell-Stevens move into his brand management position at QED Audio Products.
“I am very excited to be able to combine my years of behind-the-scenes SSL experience with my marketing and brand management skills,” commented O’Farrell-Stevens. “The years I have spent working as a recording engineer will provide me with the unique ability to recognise the needs of SSL’s music customers.”
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