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1.248.591.9276 Ext. 111
1603 E. Nine Mile Rd.
Ferndale, MI 48220
CONTACT RYAN
 
 
 
BIO
Ryan McGuire first connected with Vintage King Audio as a customer while building his studio, Teletone Recording and Mastering (Pontiac, MI) in 2005. As owner and principal engineer, McGuire outfitted Teletone entirely with gear purchased from Vintage King Audio and walked away impressed with the outstanding service and extensive knowledge of the staff. Having studied business at Albion College and the London School of Economics, McGuire decided to combine his formal education with his long running passion for audio and music. Now five years later, McGuire oversees Vintage King’s business development and International Sales as well as vintage/used purchasing. In 2009, he was appointed Director of Sales for M1 Distribution, Vintage King’s international counterpart that connects manufacturers like Shadow Hills Industries, Barefoot Sound, Inward Connections, and Retro Instruments with like-minded dealers around the world. An avid musician himself (guitar, bass, drums, synths and programming are just a few of his credits), McGuire continues to operate Teletone Recording, providing unique insight for Vintage King clients, from both sides of the sale.  When he’s not working at Vintage King, McGuire isn’t far from his studio – in his spare time he writes, produces and performs music on the regular.
 
 
 
TESTIMONIALS
Ryan McGuire and the entire VK team went above and beyond to help us build our studio. They worked within our deadlines and were able to get us the best gear on the market. We couldn't be happier with the outcome.

Imagine Dragons
 
I have no ideas for improving service, but wanted to give a shout-out to my sales representative, Ryan McGuire. Ryan has been more than a knowledgeable advisor, but more like a partner in my studio build and recording process. I always get the sense that Ryan digs deep for a revealing answer versus just a nuts and bolts quick response. I will certainly continue my studio build through VK.

Rick Babcock, Hendersonville, NC
 
Ryan,
Thank you for being so generous with your invaluable knowledge and experience. There are many people that have knowledge but are not so humble and gracious about it to those of us who are still learning. Thanks for going above and beyond.

I look forward to our continued work together.

Best regards,
Gordon B.
 
Hey Ryan,

...your recommendation of both the Brute pre and Burl limiter really helped me better my sound. I had a ton of tracking last week and got to use the chain a lot and it blew me and 3 different clients away. I really appreciate you getting the pre to me in time for those sessions……Thanks again ~ so great that I know somebody I can trust their ears/taste in gear. I would not have even heard of the Brute and probably never thought to try a Burl pre if you hadn't let me know about them.

Have a good one,
Danny
Austin, TX
 

You guys are my "go to" now for gear. I had a guy at Sweetwater that was brilliant, but he left. I've tried a few others but they're mostly just sales guys. When I was nerding out with Ryan McGuire about a new mic for my mandolin and acoustic, I felt like I was getting the level of experience (and then some) that I used to get at Sweetwater. Nothing against them, but as with any tremendous growth, you can run out of experts and lose focus in different areas.

Christian

 
Hi Ryan,
I couldn't thank you more for your quick great service. The Bricasti M7 just came in time so i can use it for the new Herbie Hancock album.
Much Appreciated!
Helik Hadar
 
Hi Ryan,
Equipment has arrived. Looks very good, also the recapping job! Thank you for the service and 2 beautiful devices. Compex sounds really good on drums, very special and very fast! Nice piece of gear.

Greetings from a happy costumer!

Frans van Steijn
 
THANK YOU Ryan McGuire and the rest of the VK team!!

I have never experienced this level of professionalism. You made our goal reachable with outstanding service. I'll be watching Your site for further investments... :-)

Kristian
Oslo Sound Observatory
 

Hi VKA,

I had a great experience with my recent order (BAE 1073 MPF). The speed of shipping exceeded my expectations and was VERY pleased about that as that arrived in time for vocal tracking session I had booked. The packing insured that the shipment arrived safely. And the sales staff (Ryan and his assistant Nick) responded quickly to questions regarding the product. And the BAE 1073 MPF sounds fantastic. So glad I purchased the model with the High-Pass Filter as it was a real session-saver. Very pleased with my order and experience with VKA.

Best regards,
James P

 
Hi Ryan,
Devices are at home, just arrived today ! I can’t stand for having a look but I’m so busy still for a few days that I don’t have any time to for now and won’t even sleep a lot... next week will be cool... :-)

Thank you for all and once again let me say I’m really impressed by the highly professionalism of business at VK! I really appreciate it and I’ll get back to you one day I hope!

Best wishes,
Alain
 
The Microphone is exactly what I've hoped for and i am very happy with the sales person which helped me a lot (Ryan).

It was a bit complicated to send my gear to USA but Ryan helped me with all my questions. He did a great Job.

Thank you for your help and support , I am very happy that I've spent this money at Vintage King. It will not be the last time that I buy gear at Vintage King.

All the best,
Michael F
Switzerland
 
Solid 10+++ across the board for Ryan (McGuire) and Nick (Buzinski) on this last transaction, and the one before that, and every time. I love my experiences dealing with these guys. Best of the best. A big THANK YOU to these guys. Excellent service. Top notch. I consider this my best relationship w/any dealer I have dealt w/regarding recording gear. I have been "full time" engineer since 2002. These guys are gems. I associate Vintage King being "awesome" because of my dealings w/them. Not being overzealous, just giving due credit in response to this email. I'll be dealing w/Ryan/Nick for years to come hopefully.

Danny S.
Austin, TX
 
Hi Ryan,

I have been meaning to send you a little note to say "thank you" for all your assistance and patience in the order you did for us at Priddis Music.

Things were really busy getting everything installed and catching up on sessions, but everything is working wonderfully and we are very happy with the results and new equipment.

Thank you for all your time and attention. We really appreciate it.

I hope all is well for you and yours.

Best,
Miles F
 
Hi Ryan!
Hey, I want to thank you for the wonderful service you’ve given me this year (which is almost over); it’s been a real pleasure working with you! You’re always well informed, professional, courteous and efficient, not to mention you always take good care of me.

So, I’m wishing you a Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous 2010. Man, it just doesn’t look right, 2010… Anyway, I look forward to more dealings with you next year.

Thanks again, bud, I really do appreciate all you’ve done for me!!!

Also, best to the entire VK team --- you guys/gals get top marks across the board…!

Best from SF,
Kev
 
Ryan,
Thanks so much for the fantastic service and support. You guys are fantastic to work with... you have a customer for life.

Mark P.
Lancaster PA
 
Hey Ryan.

Vintage King is by far the greatest music store i had to do with ever! If you don't know, it also seems you have an incredibly good reputation over here in our small country! Just want to let you know :-)

I'm already getting excited about my next order i will place (the stuff we took out) but it will probably first be after the summer sometime though.

Cheers,
Alex
Denmark
 
Hi Ryan!
I just wanna take a few minutes to tell you how much I enjoyed my first Vintage King experience. In almost 20 years in Pro audio buying, never did I receive a unit so well packed and exactly as described. Works flawlessly. The whole process has been so smooth. I will never hesitate to do business with you guys in the future and will recommend you to everyone I know. Thanks very very much.
Martin Courcy
Montréal
 
Hi Ryan,
The 160VU arrived safe and sound today. WOW - it's a beautiful thing and will keep me up very late tonight!!!

Thanks so very much to you and the team for all the great work.

One happy Australian customer,
Charlie
 
 
 
Q & A
What is your favorite piece of gear?
Neumann U67, Neve 1073’s, Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, Barefoot Sound MM27’s, Urei 1176LN, Inward Connections TSL-3, Retro 2A3…I can’t have just one!
What piece of gear do you think changed history?
The Neumann U47 as it brought a whole new level of detail and presence to recordings and continues to do so today.
What is your most memorable Vintage King sale?
Outfitting a remote truck for Pete Townshend of the Who.  It was an interesting project as the goal was to recreate a compact setup true to the gear used for recording the early Who albums, that could also be eventually housed in a truck for the re-recording of the classic “Quadraphenia” album.  Originally Pete felt constrained by the 8 and 16 track tape machines available at the time. He was intrigued by the prospect of re-cutting the record as accurately as possible with as many available original rooms, instruments, etc. to take advantage of the nearly unlimited track counts available with a modern Protools HD rig.