Vintage King Blog

  • Q-Tip Commissions Vintage King For Sale Of Classic API Console


    Hot off the release of the A Tribe Called Quest record, We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service, artist/producer Q-Tip reached out to Vintage King about purchasing a new console and selling his vintage API 3288. The desk, which was originally housed at the Radio City Studios in New York City, has belonged to Q-Tip for five years and was used during the production of the final Tribe record. Continue reading

  • Barefoot Sound Launches New Footprint Line


    Barefoot Sound is kicking off NAMM week with a major announcement, as the monitor makers have developed a new line of speakers entitled Footprint. The first release in the line is the Footprint01, an active 3-way speaker that shares many of the elements of the classic monitors designed by Thomas Barefoot. Continue reading

  • Antelope Audio Releases Orion32 HD And Zen Studio+


    Ahead of Winter NAMM 2017, Antelope Audio has announced that they will be making significant advances to their interfaces in the new year. They are starting out by releasing the Orion32 HD and Zen Studio+, both of which have many new features that will be sure to please music makers everywhere. Continue reading

  • Mesanovic Mics Unleashes New Active Stereo Ribbon Microphone


    Deni Mesanovic, the owner of the Michigan-based Mesanovic Microphones, has been churning out stellar mics since graduating from the University of Michigan only a few short years ago. Just in time for Winter NAMM 2017, his is announcing his latest creation, an active version of the popular Model 2S that has been dubbed the Model 2AS. Continue reading

  • Warren Huart Shoots Out Five Monitors In New Video


    What's the best way to select a pair of studio monitors? Sit down in a proper listening environment and listen to several different monitors with a mix you are familiar with. Warren Huart and Alex Oana recently teamed up to do just that and put five different monitors through a rigorous shootout. Continue reading

  • Sean Neff Discovers The Power Of The Avid S3


    After playing in bands for years in his native Texas, Sean Neff found himself on the other side of the studio working as a mix and recording engineer. Since arriving in his new home of Nashville, he can hardly remember a time before he adopted Avid software into his workflow. "I'm trying to remember when I haven't gone to my doc and hit the button for Pro Tools," says Neff. "I don't know life without it." Continue reading

  • Celldweller Demos Korg's Electribe and Electribe Sampler


    Klayton (Celldweller) is back with a new video for Vintage King featuring two pieces of gear from Korg, the electribe and electribe 2 Sampler (which comes in both Blue and Red). 10 years after the release of the original electribe, these two new models from Korg open up a world of sonic possibilities for all kinds of music makers. Continue reading

  • Exploring Avid's Pro Tools MTRX

    Avid Pro Tools MTRX

    Avid have been busy adding features to Pro Tools over the past couple of years, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen any new hardware from them. During that time we’ve seen the I/O hardware playing field change as AD/DA converters have taken another leap in quality/affordability and Audio-Over-IP has started to really take shape and consolidate around the Dante standard from Audinate.

    Now Avid is back in the hardware game, with a very well specified, pristine sounding I/O with sophisticated internal routing and IP connectivity. Meet the Avid Pro Tools MTRX. MTRX was originally designed by NPI and launched as the DAD AX32. It’s a configurable interface that has already found a home with high-end mix and mastering engineers and Vintage King Audio clients like Alan Meyerson, Craig Bauer, Warner Brothers and Mick Guzauski. This new version has been rebranded and updated with a smart black finish, and simplified menu of user-installable optional upgrades. Continue reading

  • Focusrite Offers Trade-In Program For RedNet Interfaces


    If you're looking to start 2017 off with a bang, there is no better way than bringing premium gear from Focusrite's RedNet line into your audio workplace. As Focusrite's flagship range of modular Ethernet-networked audio interfaces, RedNet has gained an impressive reputation for incredible AD/DA conversion, clocking and compatibility that extends to use in all types of live and studio settings.

    Beginning in January 2017, Focusrite is offering a trade-in program for those interested in upgrading to RedNet products. Customers will be able to trade in their current I/O and can potentially save up to $900 on new RedNet gear. Continue reading to discover more details about this offer and then fill out the form below if you are interested in trading in your interface. Continue reading

  • Warren Huart Shoots Out Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones At Vintage King Los Angeles


    As one of the most versatile studio tools in recording history, large diaphragm condenser microphones are known for sounding great on just about everything. From the beloved U 87 to the C414 and beyond, engineers and producers have used these mics for decades to record vocals, drums, brass and countless other types of musical instruments. Continue reading

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