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  • Buyer's Guide: Neumann Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones

    No matter what sound source you're looking to record in the studio, there is a Neumann microphone that will allow you to confidently handle the task. For years, the Berlin-based company has been looked to as the gold standard of microphones and has continued to evolve their technology over time for the modern studio, stage and beyond.

    In our latest Buyer's Guide, we're breaking down Neumann's entire line of large diaphragm condenser microphones. Continue on below to learn more about each large diaphragm condenser mic's history, sonic qualities and best uses in the recording studio.

    If you'd like to hear these microphones in action, check out our new Neumann microphone shootout by clicking here. Continue reading

  • 20 Questions With Chris Coady

    Chris Coady has been producing, mixing and engineering your favorite records for decades. He has become known for his work with indie rock icons like Beach House, TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more.

    We recently had the chance to chat with Chris for our ongoing 20 Questions series. Read on to learn more about his philosophy on producing, his affinity for vintage dynamic microphones and how he uses old VCRs to spice up his mixes.

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  • Prophet's Song: The Making Of Queen's A Night At The Opera

    Queen is one of the greatest rock bands of all time, known for their excessive orchestrations, progressive productions and extravagant theatrical performances.

    In 1975, the band released their seminal record, A Night At The Opera. At the time, it was the most expensive record ever made with a production budget of £40,000, that’s akin to over $250,000 today.

    With Queen back on the tip of people's tongues (thanks to a new biopic and upcoming tour), we decided to take a look back at the making of A Night At The Opera. Continue on below to discover what the recording process was like and learn more about the album's lasting legacy. Continue reading

  • First Listen: Chandler Limited TG Microphone

    Chandler Limited has always been known for their incredible analog hardware. However, with the release of the new TG Microphone, the brand is also solidifying their reputation for creating outstanding mics.

    Coming hot on the heels of the highly successfully EMI REDD Microphone, the TG Microphone is a new solid-state large diaphragm condenser mic. Once again, Chandler Limited is giving you the option to alter your sound at the source by giving the microphone a plethora of on-board tools. Continue reading

  • Buyer's Guide: Avid S6 Control Surface

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    The Avid S6 is the world's first customizable work surface with a modular design that not only allows the user to configure it exactly as needed, but also to expand and grow as their needs change. The key is in the modules, and there are plenty to choose from.

    There are two configurations of the S6, the M10 and the M40, both are built around the EUCON Ethernet protocol. This allows the S6 to control multiple DAWs such as Pro Tools, Nuendo, Logic and more. Up to eight different DAWs can be controlled from the same surface without moving from your monitors.

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  • Bring Home Beautiful Compression For Less During Black Friday

    Black Friday, the day itself, might be over, but we are far from done offering savings over at Vintage King. Our Black Friday Sale continues on until December 3rd with so many ways to save!

    Whether you’re looking for subtle glue on your mix bus, tight transient control on your tracks, or downright dirty parallel compression, we’ve got you covered this Black Friday with crazy deals on some of our most popular compressors. Continue reading

  • Ways To Save On Pedals, Synths And Beyond For Black Friday 2018

    Our Black Friday Sale is on at Vintage King and we have so many different ways to save this holiday season. If you're looking to pick up some fantastic deals and extra goodies on more instrument-based items than you'll want to check out some of the sales featured in this blog.

    That's right, during out Black Friday Sale, we've got specials offers from Elektron, Moog Music, Novation, Rock Stock, Soundwell, Toontrack and more. Continue on below to discover Black Friday savings on some of the best from the world of synthesizers, pedals and software instruments.  Continue reading

  • Re-Up AVID Pro Tools Now And Lock In 20% Off Pricing

    During Vintage King's Black Friday Sale (which lasts from now through December 3rd), Avid is offering up 20% off on select software and hardware. That means that if you've been waiting to buy Pro Tools, there's never been a better time than now to do it. Avid's lowest prices of the year are here!

    Already have Pro Tools? You can still benefit from the savings even if you purchased your subscription/license earlier this year. When purchasing the same Pro Tools package that you currently own during the sale, you'll extend your subscription/license by a full year, in addition to the remaining time left on your current package. By doing so, you'll ensure you're locking in another whole year at this special 20% off pricing. Continue reading

  • Vintage King Kicks Off Inaugural Black Friday Bowl

    Football has become as much of a tradition during the holidays as uncles who talk too much, dry turkey and floating cartoon characters in the sky. After all, what are you going to do instead of watching the big game? Actually talk to your family?

    For the inaugural Vintage King Black Friday Bowl, we ask the question, "What happens when you pit analog v.s. digital on the biggest day to save of the year?!" The answer? Everyone wins! Watch the video below to see the gridiron glory unfold and then explore all of our deals during the Vintage King Black Friday Sale by clicking here. Continue reading

  • Six Black Friday Audio Interface Deals At Vintage King

    Now that the home recording revolution is in full swing, more and more musicians are taking the plunge and learning how to create quality recordings at home. Good recordings start at the source, but every link in your signal chain colors the sound. A great instrument and a great mic recorded through a cheap preamp will ruin an otherwise perfect recording.

    If you're in need of a great recording interface, our Black Friday Sale is a great place to start. Step up your home recording game with Black Friday deals on these popular recording interfaces. Continue reading

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