20 Questions

  • 20 Questions With Dave Rieley of Vintage King's Nashville Showroom

    In addition to leading the charge in our Nashville showroom, Vintage King Audio Consultant Dave Rieley is an incredible engineer, producer and mixer in his own right. Dave began his career at the Chicago Recording Company and in the time since has worked with a wide range of artists including Straight No Chaser, Skillet, The Hives and Kelly Clarkson.

    We recently sat down with Dave and asked him to take part in our 20 Questions series. Continue on below to learn his thoughts on miking drums, the one plug-in that goes on all of his mixes and hear about some classic hijinx from inside his studio. Continue reading

  • 20 Questions With Heba Kadry of Timeless Mastering

    If you haven't heard of Heba Kadry, then you clearly have been sleeping on some of the hottest independent records to come out in the past few years. Since moving into the mastering world in 2007, the Egypt-born engineer has been amassing quality credits from the likes of the Black Lips, Lightning Bolt, Wooden Shjips, Ty Segal, Slowdive and Palehound, while working in her New York studio, Timeless Mastering.

    Recently, Heba was kind enough to take a break from work to be interviewed for our new blog series, 20 Questions. Read on to learn more about her obsession with synthesizers and Brian Eno, the gear she uses in her studio and the advice she would offer those looking to get into mastering. Continue reading

  • 20 Questions With Michael James

    Michael James has been a familiar face in the music industry since his name began popping up on records by the likes of the New Radicals, Jawbreaker, Hole and L7 in the early 1990s. In the time since, James has continued cultivating an impressive catalog of work and recently relocated to a new studio facility in the San Francisco Bay Area featuring gear selected with help from Vintage King Audio Consultant Chris Bolitho.

    "Wow, that's a tough one. I wouldn't know where to begin," James says when being asked about his favorite piece of gear he's picked up from Bolitho and Vintage King. "I must say I am quite fond of my Sterling Modular Plan B Mastering Console because it was truly a game changer, both sonically and ergonomically. Chris and I had a lot of fun when we came up with the plan to integrate it into my world." Continue reading

  • 20 Questions With Vance Powell

    Nashville-based producer, engineer and mixer Vance Powell has built an incredible resume over the past decade, one that features albums from Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, JEFF The Brotherhood, Kings of Leon and more. The multi-time Grammy winner sat down with us to talk gear, favorite eats, beard grooming tips and drum mic placement in our new series, 20 Questions. Continue reading

  • 20 Questions With Chris Lord-Alge

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    Chris Lord-Alge is a man who needs no introduction. With hundreds of album credits to his name, his body of work is impressive to say the least. His mixes are huge and dynamic, and can leave most engineers slapping their head and saying, "How'd he do that?"

    As a longtime friend of Vintage King, Chris was an obvious first choice for our "20 Questions" series. Chris gives us some great insight into his work ethic, favorite gear and the music he loves. Continue reading

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