Ken 'Pooch' Van Druten has been a Producer / Engineer / Live Sound Engineer for 26 years. He graduated from Berklee College of Music, Magna Cum Laude, and is the recipient of the Music Technology Division Engineering Scholar award - given to one outstanding engineer a year by Berklee staff. His first work as a Producer / Engineer in Los Angeles gained him three Grammy nominations, and a multitude of Platinum and Gold records.
For the last 20 years he has worked as a Front of House Live Sound Engineer for the likes of KISS, Kid Rock, Linkin Park, Guns & Roses, Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, System of a Down, Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Jay Z, Ted Nugent, Seal, Pantera, Jane’s Addiction, Eminem, and many more.
He has won the Tourguide magazine Top Dog FOH engineer of the year award an amazing 6 times, and is a two time winner of the FOH magazine Parnelli FOH engineer of the year award.
“I religiously use RME products. The HDSP AES-32 is an integral part of my setup for Linkin Park. The two most important inputs (my main vocals) are sent and returned via AES. I have to trust that it will work every night, and it does, with precision and reliability. RME has the best sounding interfaces, preamps, and accessories, hands down.”
Ken 'POOCH' Van Druten