About

Your Connection To Great Events

 

If you’re looking for a great audio-visual equipment rental resource, you’ve found it: Gear Connection. But you’ve also found much more. Since our start in 1999, we’ve grown from being a small equipment rental business to being one of the premier Full Service Audio/Video & Lighting production companies in Southern California – simply by striving to be the best in our field AND always putting our customers first in everything we do. 

It is our reputation for hands-on, meticulous client engagement and support, that has led us to work with some of the biggest names in Entertainment, Politics, Corporate Theatre, and Television. For your next large-scale event, consider our team at Gear Connection, we will ensure that all technical aspects of your production are a complete success.

Please enjoy our extensive portfolio.

Equipment Rentals (DIY & Professional)

For those interested in our equipment rental service, we test and prep all of your gear long before you come to pick it up. Upon your arrival, you can always expect to see clean, well maintained and fully functioning systems as we guide you through the process of setting it up and using it. This way you never have to question if what you’re getting works and don’t experience any unexpected surprises when you do it on your own. After that, we even help you load it into your vehicle!

In addition to the extensive range of equipment in our inventory and on our website, we offer you the expertise and experience of our talented staff who will listen and guide you towards a customized solution for your event’s needs that will save you unnecessary expense.  This attention to detail and client-centric part of our company’s approach sets us miles apart from the competition.

Complete Technical Event Production

Whether you’re planning a private party, concert, fashion show, a corporate or institutional event, political rally, or a pure entertainment experience, we have the in-house capabilities to meet all of your production needs and provide you with the complete technical production and management required to execute your vision and make your event an exciting, enjoyable and memorable experience.

 

Meet Our Team
 

  • ARIK

    Arik Perelman

    Arik developed a love and fascination with Audio Engineering while he was a student at Fountain Valley High School. He always knew that he would somehow be involved in the Audio production field. Holding degrees in Marketing and Recording Arts from USC, Arik has hands-on working experience in almost every facet of the industry. From record labels, recording studios, and performance venues, to equipment manufacturers and even retailers he has extensive experience in all these categories. He has been involved with Gear Connection from the company’s beginnings in 1999, He has been an integral part of its monumental growth and success.

    While managing the Production Services division of Gear Connection doesn’t allow for much time to “Push Faders” these days, He still enjoys the occasional opportunity to mix for some high profile names. In his time off Arik enjoys coaching his son’s youth baseball team and playing poker.

  • JASON

    Jason Rodriguez

    Out of everyone on the team, Jason has spent the most time with the Gear Connection family. Joining the organization straight out of high school in 2004, he was originally brought in to bolster the rapidly growing rental department. Since coming to work he has excelled in providing top-notch customer service and currently runs the rental department while also managing the main equipment warehouse.

    Jason’s main goal is to develop long standing relationships and making sure that the client’s every need is met. When not working, Jason spends his free time with his wife Sonya and their four children, Carollyn, Memo, Trevor & Dante.

  • CHRIS

    Chris Guthrie

    Chris is one of the newer members of the Gear Connection team, joining in early 2015. He found his passion for production through playing music. While recording an album in high school he was immediately attracted to the mixing console. Shortly after, he attended the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences with a main focus on Audio Recording and Live Sound. After graduating from the Conservatory in 2010 Chris took an internship at Different Fur Recording Studios in San Francisco. There he engineered and assisted on many sessions with artists like Yelawolf, All Smiles, and Electric Wire Hustle. After leaving Different Fur in 2011 Chris became a freelance audio engineer and began to expand his knowledge of live sound, as well as, video and lighting. Outside of production, Chris enjoys playing guitar, surfing, and spending time with his girlfriend Kirsten.

  • JONATHAN

    Jonathan Monte

    Jonathan started in the film industry in 1994 where he worked for many years on television shows, commercials, and feature films before moving into A/V production. He has been with Gear Connection since its inception in 1999, and since then he has developed an extensive set of production skills including: crew and production management, a well-rounded and comprehensive engineer for our audio, video, lighting, electrical and rigging services. In his free time Jonathan enjoys fishing, surfing, and hanging out at the beach with his family.

  • TOBY

    Toby Tittle

    Born and raised in Los Angeles, Toby has played in rock bands and jazz ensembles from 1996 into the mid 2000s. He started doing live sound professionally in 2001 as well as working at Cherokee Studios in Hollywood. He started specializing exclusively in live sound engineering starting in 2004. However, he still does an occasional recording project along with live concert recording. He has mixed artists such as Ozomatli, Stevie Wonder, Dianne Reeves, Debbie Gibson, Ghostface Killa, and many more. Has found a niche doing symphonic pops shows and currently mixes two high profile pops rock shows around the country. Toby is an avid rock climber and mountaineer who spends as much time training and climbing to big peaks as possible.