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  • Black Friday Guitar And Synth Sales Are Here

    It’s that time of year again; the season of giving. When we put our wants aside and give back to those who — HOLY SH*T did you see these Black Friday guitar and synth deals? They're insane! Some of these units are limited stock too! One little present for yourself is OK… right? Continue reading

  • Six Black Friday Monitor Deals To Bring Home For The Holidays

    Black Friday is here and if you've been thinking about upgrading your studio monitors, we have a few deals that were created just for you. Read below to learn about some of the monitors featured in our Black Friday sale including selections from Acoustic Energy, ADAM AudioATC, Barefoot Sound, Focal and ProAc. Continue reading

  • Burl Audio Offers 10% Off Masterful B80 Mothership And More

    This holiday season, Burl Audio is offering 10% savings on the brand's entire line of incredible gear, including the beloved B80 Mothership. With all of the great converters out there, you might ask "Why Burl?" Read on to learn more about these powerful tools and how they can revolution your studio's audio output. Continue reading

  • Save 10% On These Neve Classics That Will Change Your Studio

    For decades, recording engineers have relied on the sound of Neve products to give that signature tone to their recordings or mixes. Neve gear can help add presence, punch and clarity to any recording, the preamps, EQs and compressors have such musical quality to them, they work wonders on just about every instrument and genre of music.

    This holiday season Neve have teamed up to offer 10% off their entire line (excluding consoles), so if you’re looking to add some new flavors to your recording or mixing setup, now is the time. Continue reading

  • First Listen: Meris Polymoon Delay Pedal

    Many players can be happy with simple delay, but sometimes that’s just not enough. That's where the Meris Polymoon shines above the average delay pedal.

    I’m always on the hunt for a good complex delay, something that takes you to another planet with the turn of a few knobs. The Polymoon does exactly that, and has a bunch of incredible features that can turn any source into a sonic soundscape. Continue reading

  • Vintage King Expands Technical Services In Los Angeles

    Multi-talented audio consultant, product specialist and solutions engineer Frank Verschuuren has joined the Vintage King Los Angeles team as Technical Services Specialist.

    Verschuuren’s responsibilities at Vintage King include a wide range of technical services like patchbay configuration and installation, mic line/input panel design and installation of custom studio solutions. His talents extend to Pro Tools system installation/configuration, as well as on-site acoustical analysis and Dolby Atmos installation and design. Continue reading

  • 40 Years of Excess: The Making of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

    Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours is a monument to excess; fueled by enormous budgets, sleepless nights and mountains of cocaine. Earlier this year, the album celebrated its 40th anniversary and we decided to take a look at what exactly went into the recording and mixing process of this classic album.

    Rumours was recorded over 12 months at The Record Plant in Sausalito, California in 1976. Even the studio owners thought Fleetwood Mac were going overboard. Chris Stone said, "They would come in at 7 at night, have a big feast, party till 1 or 2 in the morning. And then when they were so whacked-out they couldn't do anything, they'd start recording." Continue reading

  • Vintage King Revives Classic Neve BCM10 Console

    For the past few months, we've had the pleasure of watching our console team at the Vintage King Tech Shop breathe new life into a vintage Neve BCM10. This unique mixing console was released by Neve in 1970 and was primarily used for broadcast purposes at the time.

    "The intent of the BCM10 was to have a simple device to run multiple microphones for a mono or stereo output," says Senior Console Tech Rich Hunt. "Nowadays, the BCM10 is used as a sidecar and for things like running stereo stems out of your interface and using it as a small summing mixer." Continue reading

  • Retrofit Fitness Studio Gets A Sound Upgrade

    When you think of establishments where great live sound is absolutely an essential element, you probably think about music venues, movie theatres and houses of worship. If you ask Retrofit owner Brad Goodstein, fitness studios also deserve to be on this list. 

    "Music is everything for fitness," Goodstein says. "It sets the mood. It motivates people. It can control the intensity of a class. Workouts can thrive with the right music." Continue reading

  • Five Ways To Use a Moog Music MF-104M

    The Moog Music MF-104M is already a modern day classic and will without a doubt be a pedal that people will be lusting over for years to come. It features 800 ms of bucket brigade driven, analog delay that floats beautifully as you play. The repeats are simply gorgeous and sit perfectly underneath your dry signal.

    Experimenting with the extremely advanced modulation section is really what brings out the true charm of this pedal. With six different waveforms to choose from, you will find yourself dialing in arpeggios, laser blasts and classic tape delay tones for hours. Continue reading

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