Over the past 24 years, we've been extremely blessed to see a lot of incredible vintage consoles
come through the doors of Vintage King. It's not rare to walk through the Vintage King Tech Shop
and see a historic desk or two, but our current crop for sale certainly takes the cake. Read on to discover more about four of these classic consoles and find out how you could bring one of them home to your studio.
API 2488 Console
Former Owner: Sound Factory
This API 2488 has become an institution in the Los Angeles recording world, as the console has spent the last 30 years in Studio A at the Sound Factory. Utilized on recordings with Jimmy Cliff, Beck, Smashing Pumpkins and many more, the desk features 36 mic/line inputs, 16 busses and 29 monitor inputs.
API 3288 Console
Former Owners: Radio City Studios, Q-Tip
After the release of the last A Tribe Called Quest record, We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
, artist/producer Q-Tip teamed up with Vintage King's Darrin Fendley to sell his vintage API 3288 console. Prior to Tip buying the console, it was housed at Radio City Studios in New York City, where it was used for recording the first Ramones and Blondie records, among countless other classics.
Neve 8068 MKI Console
Former Owner: Daniel Lanois
Canadian producer Daniel Lanois is best known for his incredible work with Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson and Neil Young, many of which he worked with on this Neve 8068 MKI console. After 25 year of creating music with this vintage Neve console, Lanois has decided to simplify his studio life and wants to find a new owner who will love it as much as he has.
Former Owners: Abbey Road Studios, Lenny Kravitz
This legendary REDD.37 console (one of only three ever created), was active in Abbey Road Studios and utilized on various recording sessions by The Beatles. The console is made up of five individual pieces and features an upgrade in the number of tracks and channels from its predecessor, the REDD .17. Since the 1990s, this REDD.37 console has been lovingly cared for by Lenny Kravitz, who has kept the desk in pristine condition.
If you're interested in purchasing one of these classic recording consoles, please contact our team via email
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