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  1. Behind The Gear: D.W. Fearn

    Behind The Gear: D.W. Fearn
    Based in Pennsylvania, D.W. Fearn has garnered a reputation over the years for being one of the finest purveyors of tube recording equipment. Known for essentials like the VT-1 and VT-5, D.W. Fearn gear can be found in control rooms all over the world and is easily recognizable by the brand's iconic red finish. The company was originally started in 1993 by owner and namesake Doug Fearn. Doug spent the better part of a few decades making his own gear before enlisting brothers Geoff and George Hazelrigg of Hazelrigg Industries to help in the manufacturing and marketing of his equipment. Continue reading →
  2. Win A $500 Gift Card From Vintage King

    Win A $500 Gift Card From Vintage King
    There's just something about the holiday season that makes you feel like sharing with others. With the spirit of giving in mind, we're doing a little giveaway and awarding one lucky subscriber to our YouTube page a $500 gift card. You can use it on microphones, mic preamps, interfaces, acoustic treatment, cables, Vintage King t-shirts... Spend it however you want! How do you enter? It's simple. Watch our YouTube video explaining the giveaway below. In order to officially put your name in the drawing, you'll need to "Thumbs-Up" the contest video, subscribe to our YouTube page, and leave a comment on the video explaining what you would use the gift card for. Continue reading →
  3. The Best Deals On Microphones During Vintage King's Black Friday Sale

    The Best Deals On Microphones During Vintage King's Black Friday Sale
    Sure, the day of Black Friday has come and gone, but we don't subscribe to those rules around here. Vintage King's Black Friday Sale continues through Monday, December 7th, and we have plenty of ways for you to save throughout the next week. If you've been looking for something new for your microphone locker, you've come to the right place. We've got massive savings on our most popular microphone brands including Antelope Audio, Slate Digital, Manley Labs, Gefell, Royer, and more. Check out our list of what's on sale below and meet some of our favorite microphones. Continue reading →
  4. Every Way To Save On Outboard Gear During Vintage King's Black Friday Sale

    Every Way To Save On Outboard Gear During Vintage King's Black Friday Sale
    The turkey has been eaten, you've napped to your heart's content and now it's time to save. Trick out your studio with some new outboard gear this holiday season and save during our massive two-week Black Friday Sale. We're here to breakdown all of the biggest ways to save on outboard gear. Continue below to discover deals from all of your favorite brands, including Shadow Hills, Pultec, Neve, and so much more. Happy savings! Continue reading →
  5. Get A $5000 Neve Outboard Credit With The Purchase Of A 8424 Recording Console

    Get A $5000 Neve Outboard Credit With The Purchase Of A 8424 Recording Console
    If you've been considering the new Neve 8424 recording console for your studio, the historic pro audio brand has just sweetened the deal for you. When you purchase an 8424 before December 31st, 2020 from Vintage King, you will receive a $5000 credit for Neve outboard gear that you can use however you see fit. This $5000 credit for Neve outboard gear can be used at the time of purchase, and must be spent before June 30, 2021. The credit is limited to strictly Neve outboard gear, which means it can not be used towards the 8424, Genesys/Genesys Black, 88RS, and DFC consoles and options. Continue reading →
  6. Universal Audio Announces Apollo Heritage Edition Interfaces

    Universal Audio Announces Apollo Heritage Edition Interfaces
    Universal Audio is introducing a new way of purchasing its award-winning Apollo interfaces. The legendary pro audio brand is releasing the Apollo Heritage Editions, which bundles the beloved audio interfaces together with packages of five and 10 of UAD's best-selling plug-ins. At this point, you might be saying, "Don't Universal Audio Apollos already come with plug-ins?" And you would be right, all Apollo interfaces come with the “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” package of plug-ins. The aforementioned five and 10 UAD plug-in bundles that come with the new Apollo Heritage Edition interfaces are in addition to the "Realtime Analog Classics Plus." That means for new Apollo buyers, you're going to have a massive library of essential analog emulations at the ready at all times. Continue reading →
  7. 25+ Brands Offering Black Friday Software Savings At Vintage King

    25+ Brands Offering Black Friday Software Savings At Vintage King
    Cyber Monday has become a huge deal for music makers, as it offers them a chance to save on the best plug-ins and software around. This year at Vintage King, you don't need to wait for Cyber Monday. You can get started saving right now! That's right, Vintage King's Black Friday Sale has already kicked off and we have plug-ins and software on sale from over 25 different brands. Whether you are in need of a new subscription to your favorite DAW, a hot compressor plug-in for your mix bus, or some virtual instruments, we've got you covered. Continue below to see what's on sale. Continue reading →
  8. The Making Of Future Islands' As Long As You Are With Steve Wright

    The Making Of Future Islands' As Long As You Are With Steve Wright
    When synth-pop quartet Future Islands were looking for a studio to track its sixth record, As Long As You Are, they didn't have to venture far from home to find the right place. The Baltimore, Maryland-based group made its way to the world-class facilities of Wright Way Studios, located conveniently within the limits of Charm City. Once there, Future Islands set to work with studio owner, producer, and audio engineer Steve Wright. In addition to handling both recording engineer and mix engineer duties on As Long As You Are, Steve has built an incredible resume over the past three decades working with artists like Mos Def, U.N.K.L.E, Slipknot, and Dying Fetus. We recently caught up with Steve to talk about the new Future Islands record and the recording and mixing process. Continue reading below to find out what gear he used and learn a little more about the set-up over at Wright Way. Continue reading →
  9. How To Take Advantage Of Section 179 In 2020 And Prosper In 2021

    How To Take Advantage Of Section 179 In 2020 And Prosper In 2021
    2020 has been an unpredictable year, to say the least, but you know what hasn't changed? The fact that you can still rely on a handy piece of IRS tax code to save on gear before the end of the year. That's right, we're here to talk about Section 179. When planning out the scope of your studio for 2021, studio owners can take advantage of Section 179 to make large purchases before the end of December and deduct the price of their new gear from their 2020 gross income. You may be thinking, "I got into studios to avoid hard math," but Section 179 really isn't as complicated as you may think. In fact, it's actually quite simple and the savings can have a drastic effect on your bottom line. Let's dive into talking about Section 179. Continue reading →
  10. Avid's Pro Tools | Carbon Interface Offers Complete Hybrid Audio Production System

    Avid's Pro Tools | Carbon Interface Offers Complete Hybrid Audio Production System
    Avid has just announced its groundbreaking Pro Tools | Carbon hybrid audio production system that includes everything you need to start producing music right out of the box. Not only do you get access to pristine sound, versatile I/O, and premium converters, but you'll also get a one-year subscription to Pro Tools Standard and more than 120 DPS-powered plug-ins. Pro Tools Carbon is a state-of-the-art audio interface that connects directly to your Mac via ethernet, delivering high-quality audio and built-in DSP acceleration with less than 1ms of latency. In this blog, we'll break down Carbon’s top features and explain why it’s such a powerful tool for songwriters, engineers, and producers. 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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