Frequently Asked Questions

Easy Financing

Easy Payment and Financing Options

At Vintage King, we make it easy to get what you want and pay for it however you like best. Take a look at our convenient payment, financing, and leasing options below. For questions or to learn more, just give us a call at 1.888.653.1184 or contact our Sales Team.

PayPal Credit

Get 6-month, 0% interest when you spend $99 or more with PayPal Credit® (formerly Bill Me Later®), a convenient and secure payment method designed for purchasing on the web or over the phone. As a credit account, PayPal Credit® provides you with the flexibility to purchase without using your credit card. PayPal Credit® does not require a lengthy application process, offers "zero fraud liability" protection, and offers flexible repayment options. Learn more.

Vintage King Credit Card

Apply today for the Vintage King Credit Card and take advantage of exclusive promotional financing offers. Now it's even easier than before to get the sound you've been dreaming of. Hurry, our limited-time offers won't last forever.

Vintage King G.A.S. Card

If you have an existing Vintage King G.A.S. Card account, you may still use it to make purchases. However, to take advantage of our special promotional financing, you will need to apply for our new Vintage King Credit Card. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Use Your Favorite Credit Card

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and check cards, as long as they are connected with one if the major credit card companies listed above. You can safely enter your entire credit card number via our secure server, which encrypts all submitted information.

Financing and Leasing

Building your dream studio or looking to make a long-needed upgrade? We can create financing and lease options to fit nearly any budget. We have relationships with several reputable financing institutions that can keep your cash flow intact while helping you get the gear you need right now. Equipment leasing lines are another option, giving you the chance to build up your inventory of income-producing equipment — after all, we believe that equipment should pay for itself. Whatever your unique needs, together, we can come up with a strategy that makes solid business sense for you. Contact our Sales Team to learn more.

PayPal

Pay directly from your PayPal balance, linked bank account, credit card, or with PayPal's proprietary financing service, PayPal Credit®, all without revealing sensitive financial details. Sign up or learn more.

Amazon Payments

Buy what you want, and get on with your life. When you login and pay with Amazon, say goodbye to long checkout processes and missed mobile taps. Learn more.

Bank Wire

If you can't visit in person but prefer a direct-to-us payment option, we'd be glad to help you arrange a bank wire. Give us a call at 1.888.653.1184 or Contact us for details.

E-Check

We provide ECheck as a payment option through PayPal.

Western Union

With Western Union's 480,000+ worldwide locations and convenient 24/7 online payment center, sending cash has never been easier, faster, or more secure.

Cash

We prefer cash for in-person pickups at one of our locations only. It is unsafe to send cash through the mail.

Easy Returns

We Make Returns Easy

We do our best to help you choose the perfect gear, but if you don’t love it in the first 30 days after receipt, please contact your sales rep for a return authorization

Our sales team is available Monday-Friday from 10 AM to 9 PM Eastern Time. Just call 1.888.653.1184, and press 3. If outside the United States please call 1.248.591.9276

Avoid Restocking Fees

Help us sustain our Easy Return policy. To reserve your right to return the gear within 30 days with no re-stocking fees please observe these steps upon receipt of item(s):

Keep all packaging in like-new condition. Open packaging gently and carefully.

  • When opening package use scissors and try avoid tearing packaging.
  • Take note of how components are packed.

Keep all items in new condition unless 100% sure you’re keeping the gear.

  • Avoid scuffs and scratches in handling and rack mounting.
  • We recommend rack mounting only after you’re certain you’re keeping the gear.
  • If rack mounting, use plastic washers and beware of metal rack screws’ tendency to scratch rack-mount holes.

Include everything that came with your purchase. If equipment or accessories are damaged or missing, a re-stocking fee will apply upon return.

How To Return Your Items

  1. Contact Vintage King to obtain a Return Authorization (RA).
  2. Place a copy of the RA inside the package of the items for return.
  3. Write RA number anywhere on your airbill, not on the box or packaging.
  4. Returns must be complete including accessories and documentation with original packaging.
  5. You are responsible for return shipping costs including shipping insurance which is recommended to protect your items, as you are liable for items damaged during return shipment.
  6. The following products are NOT returnable:
    • Special Order Items - Items that are non-stocking and require special ordering
    • Personal items - Items that require intimate contact with the body during use, including in-ear headphones and microphone windscreens
    • Custom built cabling, mic input panels and stage boxes
    • Software
    • Computers
    • Hard Drives
    • Recording Master Tape
    • Studio furniture, racks and chairs
    • Items shipped via freight
  7. We will inspect your return once it’s received. If you have met the above conditions and the items are all in like-new condition, you will get your choice of a full refund or credit on account.
  8. If any of the above conditions are not met, Vintage King reserves the right to charge a restock fee equal to our costs to return the item to like-new condition.
  9. If you received Free Shipping on your order, the value of the shipping cost will be deducted from your refund or credit.

International Returns:

Important: In order to avoid unnecessary duties or taxes when returning your item(s), you MUST use the customs and shipping documents Vintage King provides along with your Return Authorization. Vintage King will refuse shipment of items when customer fails to use Vintage King provided customs and shipping documents or returns items without prior authorization.

The Vintage King Easy Return policy is effective for products purchased after March 4th, 2014.

World Class Warranty Support

When you choose Vintage King for your Pro Audio needs, rest assured that you will be protected. With all new gear, we extend the manufacturer's warranty by one year, FREE of charge, adding peace of mind to your investment. Further, we’re the only store on the globe where you can purchase vintage and used gear fully backed by an industry-leading warranty. No other Pro Audio shopping experience compares to the support you’ll feel before, during, and after a purchase with Vintage King!

New Item Warranties

All new items that Vintage King carries are subject to our FREE extended warranty protection. Basically, if the manufacturer offers a 1-year warranty on your product, then you are covered under the same warranty terms for a total of 2 years from the time of initial shipment. Likewise, if the manufacturer offers a 5-year warranty, then you receive a total of 6 years of coverage when purchased through Vintage King. We add 1 year to your standard manufacturer’s warranty period, FREE of charge, whatever the manufacturer’s warranty period may be.

Used Item Warranties

Back when Vintage King Audio began, owners Mike and Andrew Nehra would buy vintage gear for use in their own recording studio and found that half of the time they received broken and incomplete junk in need of repair. While launching Vintage King in the early '90s, they made a pledge to never let that happen to any of their customers…not once! That's why Vintage King offers an industry-leading level of technical service and warranty support on our used and vintage items, the like that has never been seen in the past and most likely will never be duplicated in the future!

Our used item warranty periods are as follows:

  • Analog Outboard Gear – 1 Year
  • Microphones – 1 Year (excluding capsules, tubes, and ribbon elements)
  • Speakers – 1 Year (excluding drivers)
  • Digital Outboard Gear – 30 Days

Used Console Warranties

Due to the size and complexity of recording consoles, we offer our used and vintage consoles in a variety of warranty periods to best suit our customer’s needs and the unique console for sale. If you have any questions on a specific console offering, the servicing included, and/or the warranty period then please contact us today and we’ll be happy to answer any questions for you. Our consoles are sold in the following variations of servicing scenarios and warranty periods, depending on the specific console.

Consoles (Brokered) - As-Is

Vintage King offers select used consoles for sale on a brokerage basis, meaning that we do not own the console but we are representing the sale on behalf of the console's owner. These consoles are sold as-is, with a detailed third party technical report whenever possible, and benefit from Vintage King's high level of customer service and communication throughout the sales process, including assistance with decommissioning and freight wherever applicable. Console owners enjoy selling through Vintage King for our convenience and expertise in handling their sale, payment transaction, and shipping concerns. No warranty is included on brokered consoles.

Consoles (Tested with Fault Report) - As-Is

Vintage King offers certain consoles at fair market value which may need some degree of servicing or repair. These consoles are owned by Vintage King and sold as-is with the market pricing adjusted down to account for any parts and labor that may be required to get the console 100% to factory specifications. These consoles will come with a tech report detailing the condition of the console and any flaws that may be present, so that there are no surprises when the console is received. The console will be cleaned, tested and guaranteed to power up upon delivery. No warranty is included on consoles sold as “Tested with Fault Report”.

Consoles (Serviced) - 30 days on removable modules and power supplies

Vintage King also offers modern used consoles or control surfaces as fully functioning, serviced, and including a 30 day warranty on removable modules and power supplies from the time of shipment. These consoles will undergo a complete and thorough cleaning and testing by our expert technicians, with any faults being repaired to factory spec. During the 30-day period from shipment we will repair any faults on removable modules or power supplies at the discretion of our technical support staff if problems arise.

Consoles (Premium Restoration) - 1 Year on removable modules and power supplies

There is no company in existence with more experience in restoring vintage recording consoles as Vintage King Audio. Our Premium Restored vintage consoles are found in the world’s top facilities, where quality of servicing and reliability are paramount. Our expert technical staff spares no expense and cuts no corners when it comes to ensuring that our Premium Restorations are functioning and sounding like the day they left the factory. Cosmetics are given due attention as well, making sure that your new vintage consoles makes a statement. Our Premium Restoration consoles are serviced to order upon placement of a deposit. Lead times may vary depending on client time frame, current servicing queue, and amount of labor hours required on a given project. Amazing craftsmanship and quality cannot be rushed, but our team will work with you to ensure your project is handled in a timely fashion and to a standard that will well exceed all expectations. Our Premium Restoration consoles include a 1-year warranty on all removable modules and power supplies.

What to do if you have a warranty issue?

Should any issue arise requiring possible warranty support, contact our customer service department Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm Eastern Time and they will be happy to help you.

Please either email customerservice@vintageking.com or call 1.888.653.1184, and press 2. If outside the United States, please call 1.248.591.9276. Please note that you are responsible for all shipping costs related to your warranty repair, unless shipping costs are covered within the policy of the manufacturer’s warranty specific to the warranty repair in question. Vintage King is not responsible for any shipping expenses related to warranty repair.

For complete terms and conditions including “Limitation of Liability,” click here.

Free Shipping

Free Shipping Details

Free shipping to the lower 48 states when you order online. 50% off shipping outside the US and to Hawaii and Alaska. Some restrictions apply. See below for details.

Need It Faster? We Have Great Rates

If you need a piece quickly for an upcoming session — or just want it sooner — we can make it happen. We've negotiated excellent shipping rates, so we can rapidly and reasonably ship gear around the globe. Just call.

International Orders 50% Off Shipping

No matter where you call home, we'll ship your gear for half the price. Nearly everything qualifies. Please note: you, the recipient, are solely responsible for shipping charges, taxes, VAT and duties, once the goods arrive.

What Gear Qualifies?

The vast majority of Vintage King gear is eligible, so long as it's not a large, overweight item that requires extra care when shipping. We'll let you know. Also, promotional items, including demo deals and specials are excluded and cannot be combined.

If you live outside the US, certain manufacturers may not allow us to ship their gear internationally. Contact us to find out about item eligibility.

In the rare event an item you've selected doesn't qualify, we'll contact you immediately to let you know.

All Strymon and Real Traps products excluded from free shipping. Wampler Pedals are excluded from our 1/2 off international shipping promo.

Who Can Take Advantage of These Deals?

Our offers apply to end users only, not resellers. If you live in the lower 48 states, we’ll ship it FREE. The 50% off deal works anywhere else in the world. Just place your order online and you’re covered.

What Happens If I Return The Gear?

If your purchase was eligible for Free Shipping, the shipping cost will be deducted from your refund. Check out our Returns page for more information.

What About Import Duties and Tax?

If you live outside the US, your government might impose taxes and/or import duties on products.

Our 50% off shipping deal will get the gear to your country. You, the recipient, are solely responsible for shipping charges, taxes, and duties, once the goods arrive.

Shipping Methods

We ship via Fed Ex. In some circumstances, we do ship via UPS and with other freight services. Your sales representative will provide all viable options to best suit your shipping needs.

FedEx Ground

U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico. 1–5 business days within the contiguous U.S.; 3–7 business days to and from Alaska and Hawaii. 3-7 business days to Canada and Puerto Rico.

FedEx Saver

U.S. Delivery to businesses by 4:30 p.m. and to residences by 7 p.m, in 3 business days.

FedEx 2 Day

U.S. Delivery by 4:30 p.m. in 2 business days to most areas (by 7 p.m. to residences).

FedEx Standard

U.S. Next-business-day delivery by 3 p.m. to most U.S. addresses; by 4:30 p.m. to rural areas.

FedEx Priority

U.S. Next-business-day delivery by 10:30 a.m. to most U.S. addresses; by noon, 4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. in remote areas; by noon, 1:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

FedEx International Economy

Time-definite delivery typically in 2–5 business days (typically 2 or 3 business days to Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico).

FedEx International Priority

Time-definite delivery typically in 1, 2 or 3 business days. Reach major cities in Europe by noon typically in 2 business days.

Signature Required for Delivery

In order to protect your shipment from theft, we require a direct signature when delivered. An email will be sent upon shipment so you can check delivery dates with the tracking number provided. Please make certain someone is available to receive your package or shipping charges may incur after three delivery attempts. Any packages that require rerouting will be charged $10.00.

How to Order

We at Vintage King have gone through great lengths to make our ordering process as easy on you as possible. To get started buying from vintageking.com, follow these simple steps:

  1. Find the items you want. You can use the quick search located in the top of every page. You can also use the navigation bar to browse all available products on site.
  2. Add desired items to your cart. If you would like to purchase an item, click the “Add to Cart” button located on the category or product page. If you want to check on the items in your cart click the “My Cart” link at the top right of every page.
  3. Proceed to checkout. View your shopping cart and make sure that you have all of the items you wish to purchase. Click the “Proceed to Checkout” button.
  4. Sign-in, create account or checkout as guest. If you have an existing vintageking.com account log-in with your email and password. If you are new to vintageking.com you can create an account or checkout as a guest. We highly recommend creating an account to take advantage of all of the features of our site as well as receive special members-only benefits.
  5. Enter address information. Enter your billing and shipping address.
  6. Choose shipping method. If your purchase qualifies, make sure you select the “Free Shipping” method. If not, or if you would like to expedite your shipping, choose the method that suites you best.
  7. Enter payment information. How would you like to pay for your order? At vintageking.com we accept American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards. In addition to using your credit card you can pay with your Paypal account, vintageking.com Gift Cards, and several other financing options.
  8. Review and submit your order. Be sure to check the accuracy of all of the information before submitting to vintageking.com. Once you have done that, check the box that you have read and agree to vintageking.com’s Terms & Conditions, and click “Place Order”
  9. Sit back and let us do the rest. Shortly after you click “Place Order” you will receive an email confirming your order. You will receive another email when your order is shipped along with a tracking number. If you do not receive an email please contact us as soon as possible.

Lifetime Support

We've Got Your Back

Shopping for studio equipment can be overwhelming. With a staff of experienced engineers and seasoned musicians, Vintage King helps narrow your choices and stands by your side until you’re 100% satisfied. We’ve been on the “other side of the sale” and know that customer support is a crucial component to any successful purchase – to put it simply, we treat you how we’d want to be treated.

Thanks to an outstanding staff, unparalleled warranty and full-service philosophy, Vintage King eliminates the impersonal feel typically associated with purchasing gear, ensuring a 360° experience, from installation to post-sale support.

Free Consultation

Our staff will work with you on any questions and all gear specifications, no matter how large or small. Located in Los Angeles, Nashville, Chicago and Detroit, Vintage King's sales engineers are always available over the phone or in person upon request.

Demonstration

Our Flagship Store & Demo Studios in Los Angeles and Nashville enable you to demo equipment before committing to a purchase. Not in L.A., Nashville or Detroit? No problem. Nearly any product can be shipped to you for a trial period.

Installation

We ensure that your new gear seamlessly connects with your existing setup. After providing installation support, either on the phone or in-person, Vintage King stays involved with your purchase to provide overall design advice, wrap up the final tweaks or simply exchanges tricks of the trade.

Free Extended Warranty

With Vintage King's Free Extended Warranty, have confidence in your purchase. We are proud to add an additional 1-year free warranty on any NEW products and up to a 1-year free warranty on most used and vintage products, included with any purchase.

Payment Policies

Payment Options

Checks: All checks (including cashier’s checks and money orders) must clear before any orders or merchandise can be sent out. There is a 5–7 business day hold placed on all checks received.

Bank Wire Bank: details will be provided upon request. We cannot ship until bank wires have been confirmed and funds have been received by our banking institution. Please fax us a copy of the wire transaction provided by your bank to speed up this process and help track your incoming wire. E-mail customerservice@vintageking.com for bank wire details.

Credit Card: We can only ship your order to addresses verifiable by your issuing credit card bank. Please be sure to provide your exact billing address and telephone number which are the same as your credit card issuer has on file for you. Incorrect information will delay the processing of your order. *Credit card payments will be processed for the full amount before any labor is performed on used and vintage items.

Credit Card Restrictions: Vintage King Audio retains the right to refuse credit card purchases at any time and is subject to Vintage King Audio's approval. Credit card charges for larger transactions may be denied and could require an alternate payment method. Vintage King Audio also retains the right to charge any customer credit card on file to pay for overdue accounts.

PayPal

You can log in to your PayPal account to select a payment method you have available through PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can sign up for one at paypal.com.

Amazon Payments

Buy what you want, and get on with your life. When you login and pay with Amazon, say goodbye to long checkout processes and missed mobile taps. Learn more.

E-Check: We provide E-Check as a payment option through PayPal.

Western Union: Your sales representative can provide details.

International Orders

Credit Card: We can only ship your order to addresses verifiable by your issuing credit card bank. Please be sure to provide your exact billing address and telephone number which are the same as your credit card issuer has on file for you. Incorrect information will delay the processing of your order.*Credit card payments will be processed for the full amount before any labor is performed on used and vintage items.

Import Duties and Tax: Since import taxes and/or duties that your government might impose on products shipped from the United States may apply, you (the customer), are solely responsible for shipping charges, taxes, and duties, once goods arrive in your country.

Duties and tax for warranty and damage replacement items: Even though you may have paid shipping, taxes or duty on your original order, it is IMPORTANT to understand that your government may impose duties and taxes for warranty items or replacement items damaged during shipment from the United States. You (the customer), are solely responsible for shipping charges, taxes, and duties, once goods arrive in your country.

Restrictions: Due to manufacturer restrictions, certain brands can not be shipped outside of the United States. Please call us to find out if the item(s) you are interested in can be shipped internationally. We can ship to any locations that use a US Postal ZIP Code such as US Military addresses, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands, etc.

Promotional Codes

What Are Promotional Codes?

Occasionally, our marketing department will create promotional or "promo" codes that help you save money on your gear purchase. These codes can be found in our email newsletter and throughout the site.

How Do I Use Promotional Codes?

Promo codes can be entered into the box located on the shopping cart page. Once entered, click "Apply" and watch your discount appear before your eyes!

Sales Tax Policies

Vintage King Audio collects sales tax for shipments to California, Illinois, Michigan and Tennessee. Partial and complete tax exemptions may be available in these states. Below are the forms that can be filled out and returned by emailing customerservice@vintageking.com or fax to 248.545.1767.

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance at any time or if any additional questions arise. Contact Customer Service Monday-Friday between 10AM and 6PM ET. Email customerservice@vintageking.com or call 1.888.653.1184, and press 2. If outside the United States, please call 1.248.591.9276.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We're Not Happy Until You're Happy

If there is a problem with your order or you are not 100% satisfied, please contact us immediately so that we can promptly resolve it for you. Contact Customer Service Monday-Friday between 10AM and 6PM ET. Email customerservice@vintageking.com or call 1.888.653.1184, and press 2. If outside the United States, please call 1.248.591.9276.

Software Download Instructions

Antares

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. Your product can be downloaded at http://www.antarestech.com/download/update.shtml
  3. Your product can be authorized by following the steps outlined here: http://www.antarestech.com/authorize

Audio Ease

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. Register this license key at http://www.audioease.com/ed
  3. After registration, you will receive the download instructions on the screen and an additional e-mail from Audio Ease

Avid Pro Tools

  1. Visit www.ilok.com to sign up for an iLok.com account (if you don't already have one).
  2. Visit www.avid.com/activation and log in to your Avid account using the email address you used to set up the account. (If you don't already have an account, click "Create Your Account" to create one.)
  3. In the resulting screen, enter your activation code in the field and then click "Download Now."
  4. Visit www.ilok.com, log in to your account, and follow the instructions to transfer the license from your account to your iLok USB Smart Key.

BIAS

Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King, along with download and authorization instructions.

Celemony

  1. You will be emailed a serial number
  2. To download and authorize the software, go to: http://www.musicmarketing.ca/reg_celemony.php

Chandler Limited

Chandler Limited will deliver an e-mail with authorization and download instructions

Crane Song

Crane Song will deliver an e-mail with authorization and download instructions

Eventide

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. Your product can be downloaded at http://eventide.com/AudioDivision/Support/Plug-ins/Native%20Plug-in%20Support.aspx
  3. Your product can be registered by going to http://www.eventide.com/User/RegisterProduct.aspx and following the prompts to generate an iLok license
  4. Following the initial registration process, you will be able to download the product license to your iLok from within your iLok.com account.

FXpansion

  1. First, create a user account at FXpansion.com, if you have not already. This will be your user account that you use to authorize all your current and future FXpansion products.
  2. Proceed to registering your serial at FXpansion.com, if it has not already been assigned to your user account. You can register the product here. You can confirm that your product is registered once you proceed to the Support > Downloads page, as you will see the registered product(s), serials, and download links.
  3. Once registered correctly, proceed to the Support > Downloads > Downloads for and locate the proper product. You will see your product and serial number on this page, along with the blue download link for the latest version of the software.
  4. Proceed to downloading the appropriate link. These downloads are the FULL installers for your product(s). There is no need to download and install the previous versions in order to use the latest version of your product.
  5. After you download, please open the downloaded file. This will prompt the installation to your system. After a complete install, please open your product and you will be prompted to authorize your product.
  6. When the FX License Manager pops up, authorize using your registered FXpansion user account name, password, and product serial. Make sure that your computer is connected to the internet and you should have no problems with the authorization process. If you do run into any trouble, please email ryan@fxpansion.com for assistance.

Izotope

  1. A download link and a serial number will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. The first time you load the software, click the “Authorize” button and input the license key when prompted
  3. Visit http://www.izotope.com/store/authorization.html for detailed instructions.

Kush Audio

  1. You will be emailed your license code.
  2. Your product can be downloaded at http://www.thehouseofkush.com/downloads/downloads.html

Lexicon

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail
  2. Locate and download the installers for your plug-ins here: http://www.lexiconpro.com/en-US/product_families/plugins
  3. Select the product purchased
  4. Download applicable plug-in and install
  5. When prompted, enter the license key that was emailed to you

McDSP

  1. The license will automatically be issued to your iLok account and can be downloaded by logging into your iLok account at http://www.ilok.com
  2. You can download the installers from the McDSP website: http://www.mcdsp.com/downloads

Minnetonka

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. Use the provided SERIAL NUMBER and register your product at: http://www.minnetonkaaudio.com/register
  3. While most Minnetonka products allow you to use the application without activation for a period of 14 days, some products require activation before they can be used.
  4. Once the registration has been completed, a permanent license will be generated, and a confirmation will be sent to you via email.
  5. Use this Activation Code or the iLok license to permanently activate http://www.minnetonkaaudio.com/register your software.

Nomad Factory

  1. You will be emailed a serial number
  2. To download and authorize the software, go to: http://www.nomadfactory.com/downloads

Plugin Alliance

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. Your product can be downloaded at https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/activate.html

PSPAudioWare

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. Your product can be downloaded at https://www.pspaudioware.net/register/demo.php
  3. Your product can be registered at https://www.pspaudioware.net/register/login.php by creating a PSP account, logging in and selecting the “Activate Product” option
  4. Following the initial registration process, an authorization code will be sent to your e-mail and you will use this code to authorize the product on your computer

Serato Audio Research

  1. You will be emailed a serial number
  2. Register the serial number here: http://serato.com/login
  3. Then download the plug-in from here: http://www.serato.com/downloads/
  4. Finally download the license to your iLok: http://www.ilok.com

Softube

  1. You will be emailed a serial number
  2. Register the serial number here: http://www.softube.com/register
  3. Then download the plug-in from here: http://www.softube.com/download/
  4. Finally download the license to your iLok: http://www.ilok.com

Sonalksis

  1. You will be emailed a registration number
  2. To install and activate your Sonalksis software, download and install the Sonalksis Plugin Manager application from: http://www.sonalksis.com/download.html

Sonic Studio

Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King, along with download and authorization instructions

Slate Digital

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail
  2. To register and activate your plug-ins, go to http://www.slatedigital.com/esd/
  3. Select the product purchased
  4. Fill out registration info

Sonnox Oxford

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail
  2. To register and activate your plug-ins: http://www.sonnoxplugins.com/register
  3. For more information on how to authorize an Oxford plug-in for use with an iLok key, click here.

Steven Slate Drums

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail
  2. To register and activate your plug-ins, go to http://www.slatedigital.com/esd/
  3. Select the product purchased
  4. Fill out registration info

Toontrack

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King.
  2. Your product can be registered by logging into your account at http://www.toontrack.com. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.
  3. Within your account section, navigate to the "Register" option within the "Support" menu and follow the instructions.

URS Plugins

A document with registration and download instructions will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King.

Waldorf

Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King, along with download and authorization instructions

Waves

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail
  2. Your product can be downloaded by going to http://waves.com and navigating to the “Downloads” section
  3. Your product can be registered by going to http://waves.com and logging into your Waves account. (If you do not have one, you can create a profile in under 10 minutes)
  4. From within, use the “Register New Products” option from within the “Register” section
  5. You will be prompted to enter your license key and iLok ID (If you do not have an iLok account, you can create one at http://www.ilok.com)
  6. Following the initial registration process, you will be able to download the product license to your iLok from within your iLok.com account

XLN Audio

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail
  2. To register and install your plug-ins, go to www.xlnaudio.com/install

The Section 179 Tax Deduction

Tax Breaks for Gear!

No doubt about it, the US Tax Code is not a thrilling read. However, there is one provision that can truly benefit your business. Did you know that you can get tax breaks for the new and used gear you buy this year? Section 179 helps makes it all possible!

By giving business owners the chance to deduct up to $500,000 total this year on equipment purchased, Section 179 of US Tax Code makes it easier to buy the gear you need. In order for the rule to apply, you have to make your purchases and put the equipment to use before December 31, 2015 to save on your taxes this year.

Read on to learn more or start shopping before this amazing tax option expires! Be sure to consult your tax professional.

Does the tax break apply to me?

If you need music gear as a part of your business, then yes, Section 179 applies to you!

How does Section 179 work?

We'll do our best to translate the math-speak. At its core, Section 179 was added as a part of recent Stimulus Bills that were passed into law. Before Section 179, you could only write off the amount your gear depreciated every year, which can still be done. This new provision helps business owners get the equipment they need today by accelerating that depreciation through Section 179.

Thanks to Section 179, you get to write off the full purchase price in the very same year you buy the gear. By doing this, you don't have to postpone the purchases you want to make. If you know certain equipment will help grow your business in the coming year, then Section 179 can help you throughout the process.

Click the following link to use a tax calculator to see just how much you could save: www.crestcapital.com/tax_deduction_calculator

How much can I deduct?

In late 2015, Section 179 was increased to a permanent level of $500,000. Businesses exceeding a total of $2 million of purchases in qualifying equipment will have the Section 179 deduction phase-out dollar-for-dollar and completely eliminated above $2.5 million. Additionally, the Section 179 cap will be indexed to inflation in $10,000 increments in future years.

What gear does Section 179 work for?

Whether it's new or used, if the gear is for your business, you can make the purchase! This includes pro audio hardware and even equipment like new studio furniture, computers, and cabling. Even some software qualifies for Section 179. For purchases up to $500,000, the deduction works exactly the same way for new and used gear. Have you been eyeing a vintage microphone or compressor all year? Utilize Section 179 to make your audio dreams come true!

We should also mention that if a piece of gear will be helpful for business and personal use (i.e., headphones), it can still apply to Section 179. Whether you use the equipment at the office, studio or on business trips, the gear still qualifies for an income-tax deduction, determined at the percentage you'd be using the product at work.

Does leased or financed gear qualify?

Yes! You can take advantage of perks with our Vintage King Audio credit card, while qualifying for the deduction. We can also help you secure a lease. Give us a call at 1.888.653.1184 or click here for more information on payment and financing options.

For full details visit www.section179.org

Tracking Your Shipment

Tracking Your Shipment

An email will be sent upon shipment so you can check delivery dates with the tracking number provided. New items ship within 24-48 business hours of your order unless notified otherwise. Used item delivery times vary depending upon the item. Do not hesitate to call customer service at 1.888.653.1184 or 1.248.591.9276, and press 2, Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm ET with any questions relating to delivery times.

Signature Required

In order to protect your shipment from theft, by default, we require a direct signature when delivered. You can opt out of this option in the checkout, which will mean that the shipping carrier will leave your package without anyone signing for it. If shipping with signature required, please make certain someone is available to receive your package or shipping charges may incur after three delivery attempts. Any packages that require rerouting will be charged $10.00.

What Are "Demo Deal" Products?

A "Demo Deal" item simply means we've had it out of the box to demonstrate to another customer on site or sent to their premises to hear in their own studio for a few days, therefore it is no longer factory-sealed. All Demo Deal items we sell come with a full manufacturer's warranty and have been evaluated by our factory-authorized technical staff to ensure your "Demo Deal" purchase is in perfect working order before we ship it to you. No need to worry as you will have peace of mind knowing that our return policy applies to all demo items.

Check out our current Demo Deals.

What Are "New" Products?

"New" products are exactly as they sound, brand spankin' new! These products are in their original packaging straight from the manufacturer. Any products that have been returned to us or traded in are either listed as "Used" or "Demo-Deal" products.

What Are "Vintage & Used" Products?

Vintage Products

A "vintage" item is a piece of audio gear that has been formerly owned by someone else, and either sold to us, or traded in toward the purchase of other equipment. The term "vintage" is not a precise one, but generally refers to a product that is at least 20-25 years old. Audio equipment from this era is predominantly analog, but does include some of the earlier digital gear. Most of our vintage pieces are from the "Golden Age" of audio design and manufacturing, with companies like Neve, Neumann, Urei, dbx and Helios making their classic products in the 60s and 70s. Vintage King is proud to offer the largest selection of such gear in the world, and we are constantly looking to expand our stock, (hey, we have to live up to our name!). All of our "vintage" items are serviced by our in-house technical staff - using as many original parts as possible - and nearly all of them are provided with a six month or 1 year warranty.

Used Products

A "used" item is a product that has been formerly owned by someone else, and either sold to us, or traded in toward the purchase of other equipment. Some used items are relatively new; their owners only part with them so that they can 'trade-up' to something else they have their eye on. Other used items that are of a certain age are called "vintage" items. Although no longer under the manufacturer's warranty period, almost all used items are serviced by our in-house technical staff, and come with a Vintage King warranty: 1 year for analog rack gear, 6 months for microphones, and 30 days for most digital products.