As the end of another month edges closer and closer, we've been working hard at our Los Angeles store to bring you a better pro audio experience. That means offering more gear and finding new ways for you to hear the difference for yourself. Find out what we've been doing to bring you both throughout September in this edition of In-Store: Los Angeles.
Modal Electronic's New Analog/Digital Hybrid Synthesizer
Earlier this year, Modal Electronics announced that they would be creating another new synthesizer in the vein of their popular 002 model. The brand new 001 features two-voices (each of which has two oscillators), a pure analog signal path, internet connectivity and so much more. This duophonic synth is essential and if you'd like to demo it, it's up and running at our store. Come and fall in love with synthesizers all over again.
Construction In The Critical Listening Room
In our quest to present audio lovers with facilities to test pro audio gear unlike any other, we've once again brought out the sledgehammers and started demo on the store. You may remember that we worked on our lobby earlier this summer, but now we have our eyes (and ears), set on our Critical Listening Room. Why start over when we already had an award-winning listening room? We want to create the ultimate experience for you, our faithful customer. Stay tuned for the big reveal in next month's In-Store!
Second Annual Award Show Honors The Best In The Music Industry
Led by Pensado's Place hosts Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick, the second annual Pensado Awards were an inspiring night of honoring audio excellence. Not only did upstarts like Jam in the Van and James Royo win big, but classic icons like Bruce Swedien were also commended for a lifetime of achievements with the Pensado Giant Award.
Want to get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at everything that happened at the Pensado Awards? Check out the Jam in the Van team living it up backstage, winning their award and even recording some live tracks in the video below. To find out who else brought home awards, check out our full list of winners.
Discover The Latest Gear Favorites of Our Staff
Finding a new favorite piece of gear is a feeling unlike many others. So what happens when you're surrounded by the best pro audio gear in the world every single day? You tend to find yourself fawning over something new very frequently. Check out the latest obsessions of two members of our sales crew, Alex Oana and Chris Karn.
Yearly Celebration Of Amps And More Turns 11
Every year the world's best guitar, amp and pedal builders make a pilgrimage to California for the LA AMP Show. This year, the expo turns 11-years-old and features the biggest array of products to demo yet, including gear from Bogner Amplification, Chase Bliss Effects, EarthQuaker Devices, Electro-Harmonix, Eventide, JHS Pedals, Jackson Ampworks, Keeley Electronics, Supro and more.
For the 2015 expo, the Vintage King Los Angeles team will be on hand at the LA AMP Show and running one of the unique demo rooms set-up during the event. To join us on October 3rd and 4th at the Airtel Plaza, simply show up, pay the $20 entrance fee and you'll be admitted to dozens of private demo rooms featuring tons of gear, panel discussions, prizes and more.
Local Recommendations From The Vintage King Staff
There's nothing like living and working in Los Angeles. Not only is there access to some of the best studios and sound facilities in the world, but there are also a lot of great places to eat, drink and imbibe all of LA's other flavors. Check out some of our staff's favorite local haunts and, next time your in the store's area, be sure to stop by one for some fine refreshments and beyond.
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