About Us

Derek O’Brien started out his musical career as the original drummer for Social Distortion. Trained is Jazz, Classical and always a music connoisseur / chameleon, he went on to tour and recorded with many different artists over the years. In 2000 Derek brought his experience as a seasoned drummer/songwriter/producer along with an Audio Engineering degree from UCLA to found D.O’B. Sound Recording Studios. An instant success cranking out album after album, D.O’B. Sound provided a comfortable, clean & relaxed (musician friendly) environment for Music Production, Recording, Mixing & Mastering. 

The short list includes: Social Distortion, Lucinda Williams, Flogging Molly, Fishbone, The Adicts, Agent Orange, DI, The Adolescents, Punk Rock Karaoke, Extra Fancy, Marc Ford (Black Crows), Tony Gilkynson (X), Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello), Matt Skiba (Blink 182, Alkaline Trio), Ted Russel Kamp (Shooter Jennings), Moonshine, production team – Sound Ministry Gurus, and many others. 

Then in 2008, Derek teamed up with Larry Ramirez (producer/songwriter/guitarist for “Second Chance” and founder of Loaded Bomb Records) to take over the historical “True One and Basement Studios” facility located in Santa Fe Springs, CA (equidistant to Hollywood, Orange County and Long Beach). Achieving their goals of adding great sounding rehearsal rooms, doing custom guitar work / repair, and teaching audio engineering, a new dimension and sense of community was born. 

Since then, the team has added live sound, A/V tech and video production for clients / events such as: Former president Bill Clinton speech, Private Party music performance feat. Members of Metallica, Eagle Rock Music Festival, Long Beach’s “Live After Five” Concert Series, Long Beach Folk Revival Festival, Long Beach’s “Music Tastes Good Festival”, Labyrinth Masquerade Ball at The Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, various charity fund raiser / auction events for – Walk United, M.O.L.A., Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles and others, as well as private and corporate parties / events around So Cal.    

D.O’B. Sound Pro:  Together with other knowledgeable (musical instrument / pro audio) experts, Derek and Larry have brought their many years of experience, dedication and passion for happy customers to bring you – D.O'B. SOUND PRO