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  • VK Sales Staff Talks Gear To Be Thankful For Thanksgiving 2015


    Tis' the season to be thankful for all the fantastic things that have happened this year and we've had plenty to be thankful for at Vintage King. From new team members to new family members (so many VK babies in 2015), we've seen so much change and growth and couldn't be happier! Not to mention, we're super thankful for all of you, our faithful customers and clients, who we've been happy to help outfit with the best pro audio gear in the world.

    While we're more than thankful for new babies, the health of our loved ones and all of you, we're also super appreciative for our favorite gear that helps us get the job done in our own studio spaces. We tracked down some of our Sales Staff before our big Black Friday Sale and asked them about the equipment they hold near and dear to their hearts this holiday season. Read Full Story

  • Universal Audio Launches End-of-the-Year Promos With Free Gear And Plug-ins


    Universal Audio is kicking off Black Friday week with a bang! The team behind some of the world's best gear and plug-ins have extended two giant offers for Vintage King customers to take advantage of throughout November and December 2015. Read on to learn about how you can pick-up a free UAD-2 QUAD Satellite and plug-ins today. Read Full Story

  • Meet Caroline Guitar Company's Météore VK Exclusive


    Caroline Guitar Company finds inspiration in some of the most interesting places. The latest from Philippe and his crew, the Météore, is named for the Paris Metro's line 14 and finds influence in the space's incredible interior built from glass, tile and steel. For the Vintage King exclusive version, the pedal maker is offering up a unique paint job that ever-so-slightly resembles the Sony Sport Walkman. Read Full Story

  • Robin Porter Talks About The Brand New AMS Neve BCM10/2 Mk2


    Originally created in 1969 and released in 1970, the Neve BCM10 has since become a studio mainstay, thanks to its compact form and classic sound. When making the decision to revive a console from Neve's past catalog, AMS Neve lead designer Robin Porter eventually decided to bring back the BCM10, while also adding some modern innovations.

    Making its debut at AES 2015, the AMS Neve BCM10/2 Mk2 has already made a significant splash in the pro audio world. We caught up with Robin Porter a few weeks ago to chat about the effort to bring back a classic desk, the painpoints of this process and the unique changes that make this console ready for the studio of today. Read Full Story

  • Vintage King Welcomes Roland To The Family


    Since 1972, Roland has been one of the biggest creators of premium quality digital pianos, synthesizers, electronic drums, recording equipment, amps and more. Over the course of these four decades, the gear giant has time and time again introduced amazing innovations for live stages and recording studios around the world.

    We're extremely excited to announce that Roland has now joined the family at Vintage King and that we've already added many of their incredible products to our online catalog and retail locations. Read on to discover some of our new favorite pieces of gear from the company and a few essentials that have changed the course of music forever. Read Full Story

  • Vintage King Brings AMS Neve BCM10/2 Mk2 to Los Angeles

    Since rumors began to swirl about AMS Neve announcing a new console at AES 2015, the pro audio community waited with baited breath until the eventual launch of the brand new BCM10/2 Mk2. The console was debuted at our booth during the AES convention and is now being prepared for two events at our retail locations in Los Angeles and Nashville. Read Full Story

  • In-Store: Los Angeles [November Edition]


    It's November and we're thankful for our amazing customers and all of the great pro audio gear that seems to be coming into the shop lately! Find out what we've got in store for the rest of the month including an exclusive demo of the AMS Neve BCM10 Mk2 and more in the latest edition of In-Store: Los Angeles. Read Full Story

  • Tracking With Jim Kaufman of Jim Kaufman Productions


    "Starting at about 17, I was making records all the time," says Jim Kaufman of the aptly named Jim Kaufman Productions. The Phoenix, Arizona-born producer and engineer has been working in studios since his teenage years, whether helping to helm the desk for his own band's work (Opiate For The Masses) or working on sessions for other artists. Read Full Story

  • Choosing Microphones For Recording Electric Guitars


    When it comes to working in the studio, selecting the proper microphone to record electric guitars can be extremely critical to your end result. After all, while the right pedals, amplifier and guitar can help you create a killer live sound, it's all for naught if you can't make the sound translate onto a physical record. Read Full Story

  • Around The Shop: EMI TG12345 Channel Strip


    Over at our Tech Shop, we have the pleasure of working with some of the more rare pieces of audio gear from throughout the history of recording. With that being said, it's still always a surprise when something like this EMI TG12345 channel strip is carried through the door and placed on our bench. This very strip holds the keys to some of the most treasured recordings of the modern era of music. Read Full Story

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