The clocks have been turned back and the leaves are changing, which means it's time for another edition of In-Store: Nashville. Find out what's going on in the shop throughout the month of November, along with seeing our latest arrivals, staff picks and more.
The Rebirth of a Legend
It's the sound behind "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Nights in White Satin," "Space Oddity" and so many more. It's the Mellotron. Originally using prerecorded sound tapes that would be triggered by plunking a key, the Mellotron has gone digital while still utilizing the same concept. The digitization of this beautiful instrument results in a wider range of sounds at your disposal while still offering the original tapes and a less hefty load weight-wise. We now have a Mellotron M4000D in our store and it's an absolute must-play when you're next in the shop.
Roland Comes To Music City
With over 40 years of innovation under their belts, Roland has finally made its way to our shop and we couldn't be more excited about their classic guitar, synth and drum machine gear. If you're interested in checking out Roland equipment, the first place to start in our store is in our synthesizer room, as we've already set up and synced an impressive display of their products. Come find out the power of the TR-8 Rhythm Performer, AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer, System-1 Plug-out Synthesizer, TB-3 Touch Bassline and more, on your next visit to Vintage King Nashville.
Discover The Latest Gear Favorites of Our Staff
Another month of In-Store means a new round of Staff Picks from the Vintage King Nashville crew. For November, Josh Gleave and Allan Fullerton talk shop about some of their favorite guitar, outboard and synth gear that's currently in the shop.
Everyone that plugs into one wants one. All iterations of Big Muff in one box!
Premier synth sound and functionality. Endless array of sounds and control.
Spectra Sonics 610 Complimiter
Taking Nashville over by storm. One of the best peak limiters out there, immediately giving you extra bandwidth, headroom and sonic information.
Originally designed in 1969 and put into production by 1970, the BCM10 has become a favorite among engineers, producers and artists alike. At this year's AES convention in October, AMS Neve announced that it was releasing a revamped version of the console and that it would be sold only through two companies, one of which is Vintage King.
The revamped version of the BCM10/2 Mk2 offers a direct output per channel for recording, four mono auxiliaries, a stereo cue, two inputs per channel for monitoring and mixing and mix bus insert with 2264a compression and parallel processing. In addition to these changes, the brilliant minds at AMS Neve have also included SLS and headphone outputs, a stereo/5.1 loudspeaker monitor, dedicated reverb returns and DI Bus inputs, a Solo system and comprehensive talkback system.
Stay tuned for news on when you'll be able to have your chance to demo this new console from AMS Neve in Nashville!
Local Recommendations From The Vintage King Staff
While we're your ultimate resource for pro audio gear in Nashville, we also have deep love for all things food, art, music and more in Music City. Check out some Nashville-area recommendations from our staff members Josh Gleave and Clint Culberson.
Best steak in town. $$$$ but really f*cking good.
Desano Pizza Bakery
Best pizza in all of Nashville in my opinion.
The Basement East
Brand new, lots of excitement right now and a built-in crowd.
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