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  • Burl Audio's Mothership Touches Down In Hollywood


    As one of the pro audio industry's leaders in blending digital and analog, Burl Audio has created several significant pieces of gear to advance the art of recording forward. One of Burl's greatest accomplishments has been none other than the B80 Mothership, an impeccable 80-channel AD/DA converter with custom transformers on each input.

    In order to show off exactly what the B80 Mothership is capable of doing, Burl Audio is embarking on a nationwide tour this summer and heading straight towards Hollywood. Vintage King will be getting in on the action and hosting the Burl crew at EastWest Studios on Friday, June 5th from 6 to 9 PM, for a night full of amazing audio conversion education and fun. Read Full Story

  • Joel Korte Runs Down A Dream With Chase Bliss Pt. 1


    The perseverance needed to follow your dreams doesn't necessarily come easy, no matter your mental make-up. For Chase Bliss owner Joel Korte, it took a personal tragedy to transform his life and lead him down the alternate path of starting his pedal company. Read Full Story

  • In-Store: Nashville [May Edition]


    Welcome to the first edition of In-Store: Nashville, your source for what's going on at Vintage King, the one stop shop to fulfill all of your Music City recording needs. Read on to discover our hottest new arrivals, special sales, Staff Picks and other going-ons you may have missed out on in the store. Read Full Story

  • Joe Barresi's Friday Night Music Club Comes To MegaWatt Recording


    Vintage King and Joe Barresi, the producer/engineer behind classic records like Queens of the Stone Age's self-titled debut, Weezer's Pinkerton, Tool's 10,000 Days and many more, are inviting you to take part in the Friday Night Music Club. What's the FNMC all about? We'll let Joe explain. Read Full Story

  • SAE Institute Chicago: Shaping The Next Generation Of Audio Specialists


    Set in a sprawling 19,000 sq ft. space, the SAE Institute of Chicago has garnered a reputation for developing the wave of audio producers. Whether students are interested in music creation, live audio engineering, studio ownership or beyond, SAE offers them the ability to see how it all works firsthand. Read Full Story

  • BAE Audio Brings 500 Series Version Of 1073MP To Life


    In the world of 1073 reproductions, few have come as close as BAE Audio when attempting to create a true-to-form replica of the famous EQ module. The English-based brand's 1073MP, a mic pre version of the original, has become one of the most popular models and comes as close to the original with today's modern parts.

    With the forward moving trend of bringing larger rack mount gear down to the 500 Series size, BAE has granted the wish of audio gear lovers around the world by creating a new 1073 module. The 1073MPL features the same Class A sound, impressive mids and rich low end that is trademark of the original piece of equipment. Read Full Story

  • Make Your Mark With Mooka Rennick Of Prairie Sun Recording Studios


    As Mark "Mooka" Rennick recalls his family's history of Midwest farm living, it begins to seem more than appropriate that he opened Prairie Sun Recording Studios on the same kind of land. Making his move onto a 12-acre plot in Cotati, California in 1980, Mooka used the serene space to create a laid-back studio environment capable of producing quality sounds. Read Full Story

  • Michael James And Rob Chiarelli Talk Production Secrets At ASCAP Expo


    The upcoming ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo is a unique event that brings together the world's most prominent minds in songwriting, composing, producers and the music industry. Taking place April 30th through May 2nd at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, the "I Create Music" Expo will offer classes in developing the skills needed to take your career to the next level. Read Full Story

  • Talking Tape With Chris Mara Of Mara Machines Pt. 2


    Thanks to a few television series that show complete restoration jobs in convenient half-hour episodes, many might think that bringing a tape machine back to life isn't complicated. For Chris Mara of Mara Machines, the act itself may not always be easy, but the reward of giving life to 50+ tape machines yearly makes it all worthwhile. Read Full Story

  • Talking Tape With Chris Mara Of Mara Machines Pt. 1


    In a time before vintage gear became en vogue, Chris Mara opened his all-analog studio, Welcome To 1979, in Nashville and created a space befitting of its era-specific name. At the center of the studio, MCI tape machines restored by Mara have acted as a conduit for committing music to tape since the grand opening.

    Rather than hiding his tape-spewing secret weapons, Mara has shared his love of MCI with the entire world. Attempting to keep the format and equipment alive, the freelance engineer and studio owner has added one more title to his long resume by rehabbing these classic tape machines under the banner of Mara Machines. Read Full Story

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