Probiotic Soundsystem began as a sound system rental company during the winter of 2011 in Victoria, BC. Oliver Giving is the founder. In 2012, Oliver moved to Vancouver, BC in order to access a larger market. At this time he also added lighting and projections to the services offered.

For two years Probiotic Soundsystem provided audio visual rentals and operation to many different kinds of events in Metro Vancouver – concerts, DJ events, weddings, business presentations, grand openings, conferences, dance performances and more.

In the winter of 2014, Oliver became inspired to focus on youth music events. Please see the Present & Future page for more info.

Following are photos and testimonials from Probiotic Soundsystem’s previous incarnation.

Irene Strong

“Oliver was a referral from a friend and we are so happy we found him! He sourced equipment for us last minute and the sound was managed beautifully onsite. He knows what he’s doing and is a pleasure to work with. We’ll be using him again.”

Irene StrongHabitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver
Jayleen Deelman

“Thank you SOOO much for your extra efforts and awesome expertise on Saturday. Everything turned out perfectly and the couple was thrilled. I’m so grateful for your help, and look forward to our next one together!!”

Jayleen DeelmanDreamGroup Productions Wedding and Event Planners
Robb Miller

“Oliver has subtle and nuanced skills in creating a warm and welcoming environment with sound, while being truly professional and resourceful in creating a blue-chip AV experience for any audience. He is a rare commodity, please use him wisely.”

Robb MillerCleanweb Vancouver
Geneve McNally

“Producing events of the magnitude and grandeur that we do requires a lot of effort and not just our own! We rely on talented individuals who share a passion for what they do. Oliver and Probiotic Soundsystem came through for us 10 fold in managing the AV requirements for Style & Strut 2012 featuring celebrity fashion guru Randy Fenoli. Oliver handled Randy’s needs flawlessly and we were very thankful to have him a part of the project. We look forward to involving him in future DreamGroup projects.”

Geneve McNallyDreamGroup Productions Wedding and Event Planners
Hannah Boutillier

“We found Oliver’s ability to combine old school integrity with cutting edge equipment a truly refreshing experience. It’s not often that you find someone who balances technical expertise with such an approachable attitude. His diligence provides crystal clear sound which leaves the room glowing”

Hannah BoutillierReturning Saturn Productions
Ada & Andy

“Before we leave for our honeymoon today we wanted to send you a quick email to tell you how smoothly the AV portion of our reception went! Our guests absolutely loved the slideshows and we were so grateful to have you there helping us put them up. You have been so organized and so easy to work with. We will definitely be recommending you.”

Ada & Andy
Myriam Steinberg

“Thanks again for doing sound at the festival. It was a pleasure to work with you! I look forward to working with you again!”

Myriam SteinbergIn the House Festival
Gita John-Iyam

“Probiotic Soundsystem supported our community event ‘All Fired Up’. Everything went smoothly and this was mostly due to Oliver’s skills with lights and sound, his practical planning skills and his positive energy. If you are looking for hightech with a smile – then Oliver is it!”

Gita John-IyamPower of Hope Canada
Liz Cave

“You’re awesome!”

Liz CaveVancouver Coastal Health
Tonje Olson

“I am so happy with how smoothly everything went last night. Having a great tech just puts the finish on a show, and I got feedback from several people saying the same thing. Thank you for being so awesome!!”

Tonje OlsonBelly Belly Hip
Milton M Cameron

“The J.P. Fell Pipe Band, North Vancouver was very pleased with the delivery service, installation execution, and operation of the sound reinforcement system from Probiotic Soundsystem for our 2013 Robbie Burns Dinner in the J.P. Fell Armoury, 6 Engineer Squadron, Military Engineers, North Vancouver in January 2013. Oliver Giving was co-operative, friendly and very knowledgeable to service our needs.

He removed all operational concerns for us for the entire evening. We will be very pleased to use his services again next year.”

Milton M CameronJP Fell Pipe Band
DJ Mountain Eyes

“Probiotic Soundsystem made our dances a snap! Oliver brought EVERYTHNG! Our typical crowd really appreciates great beats on great speakers, and Oliver’s vibe and dedication to sound quality for our patrons was unmatched. As a DJ, it was a treat to play on his systems….crisp, clean, and well mastered……And no shortage of well tuned BASS.”

DJ Mountain Eyes
Angelina McKellar-Thorne

“Not only has Oliver been amazing to work with in the planning stages, but the night of the show I always know I can rely on him to do fantastic work. I will never ever call anybody else and I love him!”

Angelina McKellar-ThorneScarlet Lux
Sobey Wing

“We had Probiotic Soundsystem for Earthdance Vancouver and Oliver provided great outdoor sound for the people in Prospect Point Picnic Area. Oliver is reliable and professional and I highly recommend him!”

Sobey WingEarthdance Vancouver
Mutya Macatumpag

“Oliver came through in a pinch and delivered a professional setup that provided clean sound and expressive lighting. Without Probiotic Soundsystem, we would not have been able to transform our event space the way we did that night. Oliver’s last minute support really helped bring together a closing night event that will be remembered for life times.”

Mutya MacatumpagMoonpulse Productions