Monthly Archives: December 2014

  • The Session Musicians Behind Pop Music History

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    On our blog last week, we touched on some of the more memorable music documentaries to come out in 2014, many of which featured lesser known studios and musicians. With films like Muscle Shoals highlighting backing bands like The Swampers, many underrated session players are finally getting their due. Continue reading

  • Vintage King Presents Meet The Makers Panel At NAMM '15

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    Vintage King and the NAMM H.O.T. Zone have teamed up to produce a very special panel discussion to ring in the new year of pro audio. Taking place at NAMM 2015 in Anaheim, California, the panel will feature breakthrough product developers discussing their technology in various categories including outboard gear, monitors, microphones, digital and more.

    The hour-long discussion will be moderated by GRAMMY Award-winning engineer and producer, Jack Joseph Puig, and feature the following highly distinguished audio professionals. This panel discussion is sure to be a highlight of the NAMM Show 2015, which takes place on Friday, January 23, 2015, at 4PM, in the Anaheim Convention Center's The Forum (203 A-B). Continue reading

  • Make Your Mark With Vince Tennant of Wild Woods

    In the world of post-production, life is forever changing. New projects are constantly coming in, forcing editors to adapt and react to the different sounds they are dealing with. For Vince Tennant, Director of Audio for Wild Woods Post Production Sound, his success is based on looking at the smallest details. Continue reading

  • The Best Studio And Music Documentaries To Watch Over The Holidays

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    In a year where the pro audio industry went big time on film (ie: Dave Grohl's HBO-based Sonic Highways), music documentaries pushed beyond the base level of a sob-story biopic. The filmmakers behind incredible documentaries like 20 Feet From Stardom, Muscle Shoals and more, have artfully illustrated the ways that recording studios have impacted the music industry. Continue reading

  • Retrospec Brings Back Squeeze Box For New Reissue

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    When it comes to compression in pedal form, Ken McKim at Retrospec Audio truly nailed it with his classic Squeeze Box. This high quality tube compressor and limiter keeps tones intact while smoothing out your sound, in addition to offering a classic warm feel.

    The history of the Squeeze Box dates back to Ken McKim's days as a maintenance engineer at Albert Grossman's Bearsville Studios. Affording the tech a chance to build some of his own gear for studio use, the idea for the pedal came about after Ken created his signature DI box, the Juice Box. Continue reading

  • Rodney Jerkins Goes Barefoot On "Stay With Me" Remix

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    In a year where you could hardly go anywhere without hearing one of his tracks, famed producer "Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins has divulged that one of his secrets to success has been Barefoot Sound gear. Used on a majority of his output from 2014, Barefoot's MiniMain12 have become a fixture in Rodney's home studio and Capitol Records-based workspace. Continue reading

  • Vintage King Clients Pull In Over 50 Grammy Nominations

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    At Vintage King Audio, our goal is to help our clients develop their sound and deliver results that will drop the jaws of listeners everywhere. Throughout 2014, they have done exactly that. We're extremely proud to announce that the Vintage King family of customers have had another successful year in the music industry, earning over 50 nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards. Continue reading
  • Tracking With Studio Baumhaus

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    Despite getting a late start compared to most involved in music, Studio Baumhaus’ fascination with melody, voice and rhythm was instilled from an extremely age. Upon finally picking up a keyboard at age 16, the teenage musician quickly set about writing his own songs and fine-tuning them for his first trip to a recording studio. Continue reading

  • Keeley Introduces A New Generation Of Compression With The GC2

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    Since first getting into the guitar effects game, Robert Keeley and Keeley Electronics have become known for their impressive array of compression pedals. His latest creation, the GC2, takes the classic compression of Robert's older pedals and puts a new twist on them. Continue reading

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