The Gimbel Sound Story
Gimbel Sound was registered as a business in 2017 as an extension of our founder Joel's love for audio, music & the arts. Joel Gimbel II has been working in studios and venues around the Bay Area for over a decade. Joel has spent his life around musicians, attending music events across genres, and participating in various musical projects in his adult life.
In playing music at local venues and beginning recording work over a decade ago, he quickly realized his passion for audio engineering and the world of the arts. He took his interest in audio & gear collection to the next level, earning a Certificate in Music Recording Technology at Chabot College. There he worked as an audio technician for the Performing Arts Center before going on to found Gimbel Sound.
While there, he engineered the jazz department’s bands, sound designing plays for the theater department, and various other projects. With his experience and inventory rapidly growing, Joel was able to manage the sound for concerts outside the college and offer recording services to local musicians.
After working with a diverse collection of studios & venues, Joel began engineering recording sessions at East Bay Recorders (EBR) in Berkeley with renowned producer, Michael Rosen. His work in local music has found its way into community events with nonprofits as well. He has substantial live sound experience through his work with IATSE Stagehands Local 16, one of the union locals that services the San Francisco Bay Area.
This year, Joel is expanding Gimbel Sound's services to the online community! While Gimbel Sound still strives to be an active business in our local community, we are excited to share our services across the wider community.