Monthly Archives: March 2016

  • The Classic Sound Of Rupert Neve Delivered In 500 Series Format

    Long known as the godfather of pro audio, Rupert Neve has been creating incredible innovations since his teenage years, including everything from transistors on up to consoles. The Portico 500 Series from Rupert Neve Designs takes the knowledge and craft of over six decades of audio products and condenses it down into the handy, dandy 500 Series format. The end results are five modules that can make an immediate impact on the sound of your productions. Continue reading
  • Vintage King Introduces New Modular Synth Selection


    It's a big week here at Vintage King! After months of building an impeccable selection from some of the best manufacturers in the business, we're launching full-force into modular synthesizers. Whether you're highly versed in modular synths or have no idea what they can do, we're here to help you find the latest and greatest pre-built systems and modules that can bring compelling sounds to your studio environment. Continue reading

  • Vintage King And Make Noise Give One Lucky Winner A Black And Gold System


    As a part of our full-on entrance into the world of modular synths, we're teaming up with the incredible minds at Make Noise to give one lucky fan their shared system/Eurorack case, the Black and Gold System ($4495 Value). Starting today, modular synth fans will be able to visit this contest page and enter for their chance to win this amazing studio tool and resource. Continue reading

  • Make Your Mark With Daniel Barrett of Rubicon Studios

    Life is simple in Austin, Texas, and that’s the way producer Daniel Barrett likes it; a dog on the floor, tubes in his gear and a French Press machine for making coffee. After spending years as an artist working in large-scale studios, Barrett took to creating a home recording space, Rubicon Studios, that better suited the Lone Star State's laidback vibe. Continue reading

  • Vintage King Announces Free Cabling On All New Consoles Over $30K


    For the many of you that have worked in a studio or seen the birth of one from the ground up, you know how much cabling plays a factor in a fully-functioning recording facility. While purchasing a console alone can be expensive enough, the cabling to get one up and running can cost in excess of thousands of dollars. In an effort to make your load lighter, we're announcing an exclusive deal that includes free cabling on all new recording consoles $30K and up. Depending on the console of your choice, this special can net you a savings of up to $6400. Continue reading

  • The Hottest Pedals Of 2016 (So Far)


    We talked to our in-house guitar wizard Scotty Iulianelli gives his take on some of the hottest pedals of 2016.

    I remember about 10 years ago someone said to me, "Man, Scotty, this whole 'boutique' pedal thing will have to fizzle out at some point". If you ask me, dude was wrong. WAY wrong! Thankfully, most pedal builders (if not all) are guitar players, (I'm looking at you Kirk Hammett), and know exactly what is missing from their command station, i.e. pedalboard. In an effort to achieve the tones in their head or create something completely unheard of, they are pushing the boundaries of what pedals can do. At the same time, there are guys like Jext Telez out there, still sniffing out rare circuits and bringing them back from the dead for all of us to enjoy. And so here you have a list of pedals that 2016 has brought us that tap into the spirit of boundary-pushing and tone-unearthing. Continue reading

  • Around The Shop: Neumann U67 Sequential Trio and Neumann M50/M250B Tube Microphone Decca Trio

    When you're surrounded by vintage and used microphones every single day, you see tons of incredible pieces that have undeniable history. Yet, it's rare to see some of these mics come into our shop in their original intended sets and groups that follow their sequential number order. In today's Around The Shop, we're taking a look at two sets of three Neumann microphones that include vintage M50/M250Bs and U67s. Continue reading
  • Remembering George Martin Through The Studio Gear Of The Beatles

    The recording community and music lovers around the world were deeply saddened by the passing of Sir George Martin on Tuesday, March 8th. While he is predominantly known for his production work with The Beatles, Sir George Martin's iconic discography also includes records with Cheap Trick, Elton John, Gerry and the Pacemakers, America, Jeff Beck and more. In today's blog, we're looking at some of the gear used by Martin and The Beatles including the microphones, mic pres and compressors he helped make famous. Continue reading
  • Vintage King's Guide To VCA Compressors

    VCACompressorsEver wonder what exactly a VCA compressor does? VCA stands for "Voltage Controlled Amplifier." The funny thing is that it's not usually an amplifier, but an attenuator, meaning that it turns the signal down when it's fed a certain control voltage. In simple terms, that's how the gain reduction takes place in a VCA compressor; a control signal which you dial in using the different front panel controls like Threshold, Attack, Ratio and Release, tell the VCA circuit in the compressor when to start turning the signal down, how fast to do it, how much to do it, and how long it should take for the signal volume to return to normal. Continue reading

  • Vintage King Brings Moog Music, Trinnov Audio and Barefoot Sound To Game Developers Conference 2016


    The video game industry has been consistently on the rise since the late 1980s with more and more music makers lending their talents to creating in-game audio. For those just breaking into the video game genre and industry veterans alike, there is no better event to attend than the annual Game Developers Conference. Held in San Francisco, the 30th Game Developers Conference brings together the brightest creators, gear makers and beyond to the Moscone Center for five days of all things gaming related. Continue reading

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