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What’s Most Important: The Career & Influences Of Monitor Engineer Whitney Olpin
Behind the scenes with an up-and-coming touring monitor engineer who's found her happy place.
By Kevin Young • April 11, 2019


When I spoke recently with Whitney Olpin, she sounded perfectly content to be off tour and home in Los Angeles, just watching the rain come down. “The city needs a bath,” she says, although not so long ago, she wouldn’t have been quite as content to be between gigs.

It was a “slow burn” for Olpin to get where she is now with her career, and while she’s relatively new to the road, she’s put a lot of miles behind her to reach that goal.

“It felt like forever getting my feet off the ground,” she notes. Since doing so, however, she’s worked steadily, handling monitors for artists such as Melody Gardot, Lauryn Hill, Toni Braxton, Fitz and The Tantrums, Dirty Heads and Sublime With Rome.

Even as a teenager in Southern California, Olpin was certain music was going to figure into her life in some way...

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