Vintage King Blog

  • Vintage King's Tech Shop Opens Its Doors to the World

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    Vintage King relocated our technical, restoration and fulfillment departments into a new, 10,000 square foot facility in Ferndale, MI. We are also pleased to announce the official opening of our restoration department to the entire professional audio community, not just those who purchase gear from Vintage King directly.

    In addition to the legendary consoles and outboard gear that we both sell and restore, including the recent refurbished Neve 8078 console for the legendary Electric Lady Studios, we are now offering our Premium Restoration Service for personal gear (purchased elsewhere) as well. Continue reading

  • 20 Questions With Chris Lord-Alge

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    Chris Lord-Alge is a man who needs no introduction. With hundreds of album credits to his name, his body of work is impressive to say the least. His mixes are huge and dynamic, and can leave most engineers slapping their head and saying, "How'd he do that?"

    As a longtime friend of Vintage King, Chris was an obvious first choice for our "20 Questions" series. Chris gives us some great insight into his work ethic, favorite gear and the music he loves. Continue reading

  • Chandler Ltd. Introduces The Germanium 500 Series

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    The Chandler Germanium 500 MKII is an updated version of the brand's classic Germanium 500 Series module. Despite an improved faceplate layout, the rest of the specs remain true to the original version of the Germanium, including all Class A, transformer balanced circuits. You'll get all the same sounds that you've always known to get from this new piece of gear from Chandler Limited. Continue reading
  • Apogee Duet 2 Software Installer Now Available

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    Apogee has become aware of an issue that results in Duet 2's display remaining fixed on the purple "A" and the unit not being recognized by the Mac. We are currently working with Apple to resolve this issue. Continue reading

  • Producer's Corner with Lee Negin

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    A prolific composer and videographer, Lee Negin started recording and releasing his work in the late 1970s, and was involved in the international Indie/Techno/New Wave movement of the 1980s. His music received international airplay, including by the highly influential Jon Peel at BBC Radio, and he collaborated with the founders of the Detroit Techno scene. Continue reading

  • Producer's Corner with Michael Beinhorn

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    Michael Beinhorn started his professional career as a musician, playing keyboards in Bill Laswell's Material during the 1980s. He got a chance to work with Herbie Hancock, producing Hancock's Future Shock album, which contained the massive hit single "Rockit," long regarded one of hip hop's seminal hits. In 2004, Beinhorn received a Grammy Nomination for "Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical" for his work on Fuel's 2003 album, Natural Selection. Continue reading

  • Vintage King Details The Neve 1073LB

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    The Neve 1073 is one of the most famous mic pres in the world and the 1073LB picks up right where it left off. Manufactured to the exact specifications of the classic model, the 1073LB brings together the magic of old with the convenience of new technology. Continue reading
  • Producer's Corner with Jeremy Harding

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    Perhaps best known as Sean Paul’s manager, Jeremy Harding initially made a name for himself as a producer, behind such hits as Beenie Man’s “Sim Simma (Who Am I),” Mad Cobra’s “Pet & Pamper,” along with Sean Paul’s “Infiltrate” and “Baby Girl” to name a few. Harding’s production credit and phone number were printed on Paul’s early 45s, which led to interested booking agents getting in touch with Harding to set up the artist’s first live shows. Continue reading

  • Producer's Corner With Devin Powers

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    ASCAP Award-winning producer Devin Powers burst onto the music scene in the early nineties. His band, Cats:Choir, toured up and down the West coast and sold-out shows night after night. The band climaxed when their hit album, House:of:Dog, skyrocketed to the top of the European music charts. From there, Devin parlayed his success to tour and record with such legends as John Entwistle of The Who and Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats. Continue reading
  • Vintage King Discovers The Acme Opticom XLA-3 Limiter

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    In this video series, Al Sutton of Acme Audio talks about the Acme Opticom XLA-3 with Mike Nehra of Vintage King Audio. This optical audio limiter brings together the best of three compression curves into one single piece of gear. Built to military specifications, the Opticom will bring dynamic sounds to your tracking process, ranging from dirty to clean and back. Continue reading

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