Monthly Archives: November 2014

  • Avid's S3 Launches At Vintage King Los Angeles and Nashville

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    Avid's latest offering to the world, the S3 Control Surface, made a giant splash at AES 2014 and has now landed at Vintage King. In celebration of the release of the S3, we're teaming up with Avid to present two exclusive launch parties at our Los Angeles and Nashville locations. Continue reading

  • F. Reid Shippen Details Hybrid Mixing At Vintage King Nashville

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    In a town like Nashville, which looks to both the musical past and future at the same time, it's important to utilize a studio set-up that can offer the best of both worlds. A prime example of this philosophy is 10-time Grammy winner F. Reid Shippen, who uses a mixing concept best summarized by the man himself as "Digital when I need it, analog when I need it."

    On December 11th, 2014, Shippen will be leading a workshop at Vintage King Nashville on the fine art of hybrid mixing. Detailing the techniques of blending analog and digital, the veteran mixer, engineer and producer will share ideas that he has used on a wide range of projects including Cage The Elephant, Minus The Bear, Dierks Bentley and Lady Antebellum. Continue reading

  • Acme Audio Introduces New Motown D.I. WB-3

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    There are few sounds that are as instantly recognizable as a James Jamerson or Bob Babbitt bassline. Their names may not be well-known, but as the resident bass players at Motown Records in the label's heyday, they were the men behind the sounds of "Bernadette," "For Once In My Life," "Ball Of Confusion" and many more hit songs.

    Aside from the tremendous abilities of both players, one of the things that helped to shape these memorable recordings was one of the very first direct in boxes ever created. In an effort to revive the distinct character of this D.I. box, Acme Audio has painstakingly recreated all of the original components for the brand new Motown D.I. WB-3. Continue reading

  • Slate Media Technology Drops Price Of Raven MTI For The Holidays

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    In the heyday of analog gear, the recording studio was a place where tactile controls influenced every aspect of the sounds that you created. While the digital push has led many towards a less hands-on approach (more point-and-click then turn and test), many gear makers are attempting to create a perfect combination of both. Enter the Slate Media Technology Raven MTi. Continue reading

  • The Hottest Recording Consoles And Control Surfaces Of 2014

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    2014 has been a big year in terms of innovation for recording consoles and control surfaces. While some companies are increasingly making smaller desks more fitting of tighter studio spaces, other have gone back to a more analog way of life. Here are five unique desks and control surfaces that have pushed the art of recording and mixing forward this year. Continue reading
  • Five Of The Latest Guitar Pedals To Hit Vintage King

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    Whether you're looking for fuzz, reverb or boost, Vintage King's pedal collection has continued to grow into an extremely well-rounded offering of guitar effects. We've brought together five of our favorite pedals to be released in the last few months to show you what's hot in the world of boutique guitar gear. Continue reading

  • Be One Of The First To Demo The SSL XL-Desk And Barefoot MM45

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    Two of the hottest pieces of gear to come off the AES 2014 floor, the Solid State Logic XL-Desk and Barefoot Sound MicroMain45, have made their way to Vintage King. As an exclusive to all Vintage King fans, we are holding two special events where you can be among the first to demo both of these new products. Continue reading

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