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Making buying recording consoles easier since 1993

Shopping for a recording console can be an intimidating process. You can spend countless hours online searching for answers only to end up with more questions than when you started.

That's why we created our one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Our team of experts is able to answer even the toughest questions. We work tirelessly to provide the best selection, service and support anywhere to help our customers find the console of their dreams. How can we help you?

Stewart Lerman in front of a vintage Neve 8078 at Electric Lady Studios, NY, NY. Console restored and installed by Vintage King.
Photo: Ian Gittler

Over the years, we've helped over 1,500 customers around the world find the recording console of their dreams.

The largest selection of recording consoles anywhere

From classic/vintage consoles to the newest cutting-edge digital technology, we carry a huge selection of recording consoles for you to choose from. No matter your workflow or sonic needs, we'll have great options waiting. Check out our selection for yourself:

Seamlessly Integrate Your Console

Buying a new console can make you entirely rethink your studio layout. From the patch bays and cabling to your DAW system and beyond, it's a great time to look for new ways to create efficiencies in your workflow.

We're here to consult from the very beginning. Analyzing your existing setup and needs, we'll be able to recommend the perfect solution. We can even help you look into the future and create a scalable solution that will grow with your business.

Our team of installation experts travel the globe to serve our clients. Our goal is to eliminate downtime and get you back to work.
Case Study: Team Detroit Installation

Powerhouse ad agency Team Detroit knew they were reaching the end of the line with their existing Pro Tools system. With a roster of elite clients and work regularly reaching the global market, they wanted a newer, more powerful post-production setup, equipped to help them serve their clients even more efficiently and effectively. Team Detroit chose Vintage King to help bring their vision to life.

From Detroit To Dubai,
We ship safely around the world

Throughout our twenty-year history, we've shipped many rare and one-of-a-kind recording consoles to the far reaches of the globe. We take above-and-beyond measures to expertly package your console and personally arrange its transit, making sure that it gets there safely, no matter where you call home.

Want to take a test drive?

Each year, thousands of people from all over the world walk through the doors of our Nashville and Los Angeles retail locations to hear and try some of the best recording gear anywhere. In addition to microphones, preamps, EQs, compressors and more, we also have a rotating roster of recording consoles and work surfaces wired up and ready for you.

For the price of gas or a plane ticket, you can put any of our available consoles to the test. Just bring in a Pro Tools session or stem mixes, pull up the faders and hear for yourself.

We Make Financing Simple

Consoles are expensive, but you don't necessarily have to pay it all up front. What if we told you that a new recording console could cost as little as a few booked days in your studio a month? We have relationships with several lenders that are well-versed in financing for recording studios. Upgrading to a new console could be an upgrade to your studio's bottom line. We're here to help you put your sonic dreams within reach.

Estimated monthly cost:

Avid S6 M10 from $489 / month
Avid S6 M40 from $996 / month
SSL AWS 948 from $2,180 / month
API 1608 from $1,214 / month
Tree Audio Roots from $491 / month
SSL XL-Desk from $437 / month
Rupert Neve 5088 from $818 / month

Real world scenario

An API 1608 costs $52,400...

Estimated cost based on 60 month financing terms and $0 down.

You'll be able to charge more per hour with your new API, so let's say that you charge at least $60 per hour.

Approximate number of additional hours booked each month to cover the expense.

Do you have a recording console you'd like to sell? We’re here to help. Vintage King's brokering services give you and your listing an edge over other dealers and brokers. Our straightforward options help you avoid the headaches of selling by yourself on eBay or through private listings. Plus, because we know consoles, have a built-in customer base, and are familiar with the most economical shipping practices, we can get you the best value, and quickly.

4 reasons you should let us help you sell your old console

1. Selling privately is hard.

Our straightforward service helps you avoid the headaches of selling yourself on eBay or through private listings.

2. Get more eyes on your listing.

Put the Vintage King marketing machine to work for you. Because we receive thousands of daily web visitors, a listing with Vintage King will rapidly reach qualified buyers all across the world.

3. Excellent return on your investment.

On average, we help our broker clients receive 10-15% more than what they would be able to fetch selling it themselves. Our reputation helps us get more per listing.

4. We’ll handle everything.

From scheduling the tech report to assess the condition of the console, to freight and shipping arrangements after your console sells, we'll handle it all for you.

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Our Mission: Total Satisfaction

Whatever your needs or goals are, you can feel confident that Vintage King has the know-how to make sure you achieve them. We’ve always felt that getting a new console should be one of the most exciting, rewarding experiences of any audio career. Trust Vintage King to make it happen.

“I wanted to build a studio where the basis and foundation of it was analog, and my SSL 948 is the centerpiece of my studio... My favorite thing here. I love putting my hands on it every day. When Jeff Ehrenberg showed me the 948 at Vintage King Los Angeles, it was like somebody hit me in the face with a bat. I was like, ‘Oh my god, this thing exists!'”

- Jaron Luksa / The Rattle Room / Burbank, CA

“We were so impressed with Vintage King from the start – it was a no brainer. I've not been upset or had one problem since. I was really lucky to find Vintage King.”

- Dean Dolce / Team Detroit / Detroit, MI

“I was very happy with the handling of my console sale / purchasing of new setup. It was very complicated and [my sales person] was great – knowledgeable, responsive, smart. You got a good one there.”

- Doug McBride / Gravity Studios / Chicago, IL

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