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March 2021

  1. Moog Sound Studio Opens Up World Of Synthesizers To Everyone

    Moog Sound Studio Opens Up World Of Synthesizers To Everyone
    The world of synthesizers is a vast landscape with lots of options. One of the reasons for its explosion in popularity is that music makers are afforded the freedom to create any kind of rig they can dream up. For some though, this can be a barrier to entry. With the release of the Moog Sound Studio, the historic brand is giving new and old synth enthusiasts all the tool they to start creating music instantly. On the surface, the Moog Sound Studio appears to simply be two different bundled options, the Mother-32/DFAM ($1399) and DFAM/Subharmonicon ($1449). These entries into Moog's semi-modular synthesizers lineup are world-class instruments that have been adopted by knob tweakers and patch-friendly artists all over the world. The best part? You don't need to understand modular synthesis to make interesting sounds with these instruments. Continue reading →
  2. Buyer's Guide: Remic Microphones

    Buyer's Guide: Remic Microphones
    While there are many pro audio brands creating microphones for a wide array of applications, sometimes you need something that is specifically designed for a certain sound source. Remic Microphones specializes in creating mics that work for a number of classical instruments including violin, cello, double bass, brass and woodwinds. Throughout this Buyer's Guide, we'll be breaking down Remic Microphones product offerings and explaining the differences between the various model numbers. Before we get into it, let's talk about the history of Remic and how the brand got its start creating tools for capturing classical instruments in both the studio and live settings. Continue reading →
  3. Focal Announces New Monitor Line With Alpha 50 Evo and Alpha 65 Evo

    Focal Announces New Monitor Line With Alpha 50 Evo and Alpha 65 Evo
    In the past few years, the Focal Alpha range has garnered plenty of praise among music makers for its brilliant clarity and affordable price point. New for March 2021, Focal is bringing the Alpha series to the next point in its evolution with the introduction of the Alpha Evo series.­ Focal's Alpha 50 Evo ($349 per monitor) and Alpha 65 Evo ($449 per monitor) improve on the line's predecessors with a new cone, connectivity options and plenty more features. In this blog, we'll offer your first look at the monitors and break down what users can expect when unboxing them in their studio. Continue reading →
  4. Studio Spotlight: Golden Bear Records

    Studio Spotlight: Golden Bear Records
    Based out of Des Moines, Iowa, Golden Bear Records is a recording studio and record label run by Bryan and Sarah Vanderpool. The duo found acclaim with their folk-pop band, The Well Pennies, before moving to the Midwest from Los Angeles to start Golden Bear. We recently sat down with Bryan to talk a bit about Golden Bear for our new Studio Spotlight series. Continue reading below to find out about the history of the studio, his experience in the industry and the gear he relies on for every session. Continue reading →
  5. Make Your Mark With Adrian Younge

    Make Your Mark With Adrian Younge
    In 2020, Vintage King visited Linear Labs, the recording home of accomplished composer, arranger and producer Adrian Younge. We sat down for a conversation with Adrian and talked about how he got his start in music, why he prefers analog gear and the way he seamlessly blends so many different genres together. Watch our new Make Your Mark starring Adrian below and continue on afterward to read the cover story from Vintage King's new print magazine, PLAYBACK. Limited edition magazines are available at Vintage King Los Angeles and Vintage King Nashville while they last, but you can subscribe digitally here and get a copy of each issue sent directly to your Inbox. Enjoy! Continue reading →
  6. Behind The Gear: Traverse Analogue

    Behind The Gear: Traverse Analogue
    In a short period of time, Julian Traverse has made a name for himself around the world with the brilliant Traverse Analogue 652 dual-channel mic preamp. Traverse Analogue's reputation is staked on boutique-level craftsmanship and the 652's tube-based circuitry, which lights up any source passing through it with plenty of rich harmonic content. We recently sat down to talk with Julian about the company, his journey into pro audio, his mentors, and more. Watch our demo of the Traverse Analogue 652 below and continue on after to read our full Behind The Gear conversation. Continue reading →
  7. Quick Hits: Cranborne Audio Camden 500 Microphone Preamp

    Quick Hits: Cranborne Audio Camden 500 Microphone Preamp
    Since bursting onto the pro audio scene in 2018, Cranborne Audio has firmly entrenched itself with a bevy of fantastic releases. One of its most notable products is the Camden 500. This microphone preamp has quickly joined the ranks of the Neve 1073LB and Rupert Neve Designs 511 as one of the best-selling 500 Series modules at Vintage King. The reason for the success of the Cranborne Audio Camden 500 is no secret. The module offers the polar extremes of the mic preamp world by giving engineers both extremely clean sounds and vintage warmth. When designing the module, Cranborne Audio elected to go transformerless, which guarantees an extremely transparent and linear sound. The Camden 500 preamp has low-noise and low-distortion performance for a stunning level of clarity. Continue reading →
  8. All The Gear We Saw In The New Billie Eilish Documentary

    All The Gear We Saw In The New Billie Eilish Documentary
    It's no secret that Billie Eilish has taken over the world of pop music. She's everywhere! One of the most endearing elements of Billie's ascension to stardom is the bedroom studio production process she shares with her brother and producer, Finneas. The fact that two twenty-somethings can create global smashes with a minimal set-up is inspiring for a whole new generation of music makers. In the newly released documentary The World’s A Little Blurry, we get a look at Billie's career so far and a window into her creative process. Showing scenes from the recording environment as well as stadium level tour stops, we hit pause whenever gear came up on our screen and took notes of what Billie and Finneas are utilizing. Check it out below! Continue reading →
  9. Blue West Channels Classic API Punch With New 2448 Console

    Blue West Channels Classic API Punch With New 2448 Console
    Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Bill Jabr is a world-class producer, musician and engineer who has hosted hip-hop elite like Childish Gambino, André 3000, Juice Wrld and Travis Scott at his Blue Room studios. Under the banner of Blue Room, Bill and his partners have built out two amazing studios including Blue South in the ATL and the newer Blue West in Los Angeles. With the buildout of Blue West, Bill was looking to install a centerpiece that carried the weight and punch of a classic API console. While he had always wanted an API 1608, the brand's newly debuted 2448 was an even better fit for the studio and Bill worked with Vintage King Audio Consultant Chris Karn to bring the desk home. Continue reading →
  10. Buyer's Guide: Soyuz Microphones

    Buyer's Guide: Soyuz Microphones
    Over the course of the past eight years, Soyuz Microphones has been building a reputation for impactful mics. Innovative creations like the 017, 023 Bomblet and 013 have been adopted by engineers around the world as studio standards that offer impressive sounds. In this Buyer's Guide, we'll take a closer look at the brand’s lineup of high-end condenser microphones and hear them in action. Before we get to the specifics of each release, let's learn a little about the history of Soyuz and how they handcraft these beautiful mics. Continue reading →

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I would like to thank VK for the wonderful sales assistance, service and prices. This was my first purchase with you and it won't be my last. I only wish I'd discovered you years ago!
Matthew R.
I had two Grammy wins this year - Ray LaMontagne & Carolina Chocolate Drops. Both made with help from Vintage King!
Ryan F.
In almost 20 years in Pro audio buying, never did I receive a unit so well packed and exactly as described. Works flawlessly. The whole process has been so smooth. I will never hesitate to do business with you guys in the future and will recommend you to everyone I know.
Martin C.
This was my first experience buying something from Vintage King (although I surf the "used" categories on the website frequently!), and, despite being on the other side of the world, I had absolutely no trouble and everything went very smoothly.
Phil T.
The speed of delivery exceeded my expectations! I was VERY pleased that my shipment arrived in time for a scheduled vocal tracking session. The packing insured that my order arrived safely. And the sales staff responded quickly to questions regarding the product.
James P.
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