Company profile - Dreamhire audio equipment rental

Chris Dunn, CEO of Dreamhire audio equipment rental, knows about audio equipment.

From his early days as bass player for Birmingham, UK band City Boy, which recorded five albums with producer Mutt Lange, Chris went on to manage Battery Studios in London for Zomba where Mutt demanded cutting edge technology to continue churning out the hits. Whilst at Battery, Chris hatched Dreamhire in 1984 and oversaw its rapid rise, becoming one of the top three rental outfits in the UK. In 1988 Chris was offered the opportunity to open and manage Dreamhire locations in New York and Nashville. After the sale of Zomba to BMG in 2001, Chris jumped at the chance to take over Dreamhire and assumed ownership in 2003. The business was then streamlined to operate solely from its main office in New York City.

Dreamhire continues to be the USA's most respected audio equipment rental source for digital and analog recording equipment, Digidesign, now AVID, Pro Tools systems, keyboards, sound modules, modern and meticulously-maintained vintage tube microphones, microphone preamps, outboard processors, and a whole variety of other equipment including a vast selection of DJ gear and sound systems for parties, weddings and other musical events. Dreamhire can supply just about anything you may possibly need to augment even the best-equipped recording studio. Chris has also built up a fabulous collection of vintage microphones procured purely for use as props, many of which are in full working condition.

However, owning a vast amount of top-line rental equipment is not enough. Our rental coordinators, technicians and transport specialists are all experts in their fields. We guarantee all our equipment to arrive on time and within specifications. Dreamhire has qualified and experienced sound engineers on staff should you need us to operate the rig for you.

These pages have been designed to give you access to information about all areas of the services offered by Dreamhire including our rental rate card, audio transfers and archiving division, staff details, and information regarding new acquisitions added to our substantial rental inventory, together with updates on special lines including the new Pro Tools HDX systems.

We appreciate any comments or inquiries about these pages or our services. Please feel free to contact us by phone, email or complete our inquiry form.