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  1. Warm Audio Unveils New WA-CX12 and WA-47F Microphones, Inspired By Vintage Classics

    Warm Audio Unveils New WA-CX12 and WA-47F Microphones, Inspired By Vintage Classics
    Warm Audio is known for making budget-conscious recreations of classic microphones, such as the popular WA-67, WA-47 and WA-87. Today, the brand announced two highly-anticipated additions to the collection with the new WA-CX12 ($999) and WA-47F microphones ($799). In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at both recreations and how these new Warm Audio mics compare to those that inspired them.  Continue reading →
  2. Universal Audio Unveils New Dream, Ruby and Woodrow UAFX Pedals

    Universal Audio Unveils New Dream, Ruby and Woodrow UAFX Pedals
    Universal Audio has a long history of creating authentic digital emulations of classic analog designs. Today, UA announced three new amp emulation stompboxes, adding to the brand's current collection of popular UAFX pedals. The new Dream ‘65 Reverb Amplifier ($399), Ruby ’63 Top Boost Amplifier ($399) and Woodrow ’55 Instrument Amplifier ($399) UAFX pedals utilize powerful dual-engine processing and world-class UAD modeling to recreate the sound and feel of three timeless amps.  Continue reading →
  3. Studio Spotlight: Radio Galactic

    Studio Spotlight: Radio Galactic
    At Radio Galactic, his North Chicago studio, John Buehler does a variety of things: film scoring, music projects and immersive sound for apps including his own holographic audio app Naturespace, which provides vividly detailed high-res 3D recordings of natural spaces. There is a common thread that runs through all the work that Radio Galactic does – emotion and well-being. The emotional impact that sound has on the listener (and the creator of the sound) is fundamental to Buehler’s work. Continue reading →
  4. Oberheim Makes a Triumphant Return With Its New OB-X8 8-Voice Analog Synthesizer

    Oberheim Makes a Triumphant Return With Its New OB-X8 8-Voice Analog Synthesizer
      Legendary synth manufacturer Oberheim has just announced its most powerful model yet: the OB-X8 ($4999). Combining the classic design and features from the OB series with modern enhancements, this versatile eight-voice analog synth serves up unmistakable Oberheim sounds while giving you the power to create and save hundreds of your own. Let’s dive a little deeper into what the OB-X8 has to offer. Continue reading →
  5. 2022 Pre-NAMM Vintage King Los Angeles Open House

    2022 Pre-NAMM Vintage King Los Angeles Open House
    For the first time since 2020, The NAMM Show is making its triumphant return to Anaheim and all of us at Vintage King are excited to see our friends in person at the music industry’s premier trade show. To celebrate, we’re hosting an open house at the Vintage King Los Angeles showroom on Thursday, June 2 from 5 pm to 9 pm PT—less than one mile from the Hollywood Burbank Airport! Continue reading →
  6. Focusrite Announces New Clarett+ OctoPre Audio Interface

    Focusrite Announces New Clarett+ OctoPre Audio Interface
    Adding to the impressive lineup of Clarett+ audio interfaces, Focusrite has just announced the new Clarett+ OctoPre audio interface ($799). With reduced THD, lower self-noise and improved DAC performance, the new Clarett+ OctoPre captures the truest version of your sound. Let’s take a closer look at this versatile new interface and see what’s under the hood! Continue reading →
  7. Vintage King's Inside Look At Peter Eddins' Recording Studio

    Vintage King's Inside Look At Peter Eddins' Recording Studio
    Peter Eddins is a renowned multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer who has worked with superstars such as DJ Khaled, Drake, Adia Victoria and many others. Over the years, Pete has penned hits across many genres, including hip hop, pop, R&B, rock, folk and jazz—and he does it all from the comfort of his own home, in an impressive studio tucked away in the quiet streets of Nashville. Continue reading →
  8. Behind The Scores Of Star Wars

    Behind The Scores Of Star Wars
    When A New Hope was released in theaters in 1977, its impact quickly became the stuff of pop culture history. Of all the aspects of Star Wars which now feel ubiquitous, the bold opening trumpet fanfare of John Williams’ theme is among the franchise’s most iconic callbacks. Even as Star Wars has branched out with new composers and new stories, the music has remained an integral part of the franchise’s identity. Continue reading →
  9. Win A Custom Vintage King Edition Shure SM58 Microphone!

    Win A Custom Vintage King Edition Shure SM58 Microphone!
    To celebrate SM58 Day, we’re teaming up with Shure to give you the chance to win a custom Vintage King Edition Shure SM58 microphone. For decades, the Shure SM58 has been the go-to vocal microphone for live performances. Its iconic black and silver design has been spotted on countless stages over the years, from sold-out summer festivals to the local bar downtown. Recently, Shure began offering custom-painted designs through ColorWare and we just couldn’t pass up the chance to create a custom Vintage King paint job! And what better way to celebrate SM58 day than to give it away to one lucky winner? Congratulations to Reva K on winning our custom Vintage King Edition Shure SM58 microphone! Continue reading →
  10. Universal Audio Re-Releases Apollo X Series Interfaces

    Universal Audio Re-Releases Apollo X Series Interfaces
    When Universal Audio announced the Apollo Heritage Edition audio interfaces back in 2020, people were thrilled to be able to bundle the popular audio interfaces with packages of five or 10 of UAD’s best-selling plug-ins. However, some folks have been asking for a return of the original interfaces, without the additional plug-in bundles. UA has answered the call and today announced the return of the beloved (non-Heritage Edition) Apollo X audio interfaces! You can now pick up the classic Universal Audio Apollo X6, X8 and X8p rackmount audio interfaces again—and at a lower price than their Heritage Edition counterparts! Continue reading →

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I would like to thank VK for the wonderful sales assistance, service and prices. This was my first purchase with you and it won't be my last. I only wish I'd discovered you years ago!
Matthew R.
I had two Grammy wins this year - Ray LaMontagne & Carolina Chocolate Drops. Both made with help from Vintage King!
Ryan F.
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.
Martin C.
This was my first experience buying something from Vintage King (although I surf the "used" categories on the website frequently!), and, despite being on the other side of the world, I had absolutely no trouble and everything went very smoothly.
Phil T.
The speed of delivery exceeded my expectations! I was VERY pleased that my shipment arrived in time for a scheduled vocal tracking session. The packing insured that my order arrived safely. And the sales staff responded quickly to questions regarding the product.
James P.
Thank you so much! Vintage King has been so fair and easy to work with. I can't thank you enough. It feels good to trust such a hefty purchase to folks who are so helpful and knowledgeable. Vintage King is a sound designers dream store.
Noa L.
You guys have excellent customer service and I am excited about the next upgrade I complete on my fifth recording facility. I've been in the studio business for forty plus years. The salesman I worked with at Vintage King was the best of the best. You all rock!
Robby T.
I would recommend Vintage King to any one looking for top-class gear, unbeatable customer service and the best prices on the map!
Jake D.
My experience with Vintage King was excellent. The order was here fast considering it was out of stock. The sales person had SKB send it to me directly and I couldn't have been more pleased.
Michael D.
From the minute I placed my order I was kept well-informed through each step in your process. Even though I was buying a comparatively modest piece of gear, your attention to detail made me feel like I was purchasing a six-figure mixing desk.
Thomas W.
I am a new customer of yours. You guys provided me the absolute best deals in ordering all the equipment to power my brand new recording studio. Your customer service is amazing and i will always deal with you from here on out.
Rob M.
Thanks for your great service and getting this out today. You guys really are the Kings!
Alan B.
Better than expected! Truly impeccable service. Your team was professional, knowledgeable, provided speedy delivery above and beyond standard. Vintage King Audio is definitely my go to for all of my audio and information needs.
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