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Black Friday is officially underway at Vintage King and we've got loads of deals on microphones, audio interfaces, software and more. Today on the blog, we're going to be breaking down all of the different ways you can save on outboard gear during our sale. We're talking compressors, EQs, mic pres, racks and so much more. Continue on below to find out how you can save.
Black Friday Deal: 10% Off Select Burl Audio Gear (11/22/2021 - 12/6/2021) Product Spotlight: BURL Audio B1 Mic Pre Known for their stellar A/D and D/A conversion, BURL Audio’s B1 is the brand's entry into the 500 Series preamp market. This company is known for cutting no corners whatsoever, so you’ll notice the signal path of the B1 is ultra clean, as it utilizes BURL's custom input and output transformer. The B1 delivers that Class A discrete sound that adds warmth and punch to virtually anything it touches. The B1 gives you up to 70 dB of gain, and a 30 dB pad will be useful for those wanting to drive the preamp hard.
Black Friday Deal: Free Cranborne Audio N22 With 500R8 and 500 ADAT Racks, Free Half-Rack Kit With Camden EC1 Product Spotlight: Cranborne Audio 500R8 500 Series Rack/Interface Cranborne Audio is not only creating killer mic preamps, but the brand has also designed an innovative 500 Series rack. Not only does the 500 Series rack have enough power to handle eight individual modules, but the rack also features a 28-in/30-out USB audio interface. Cranborne's rack stands out from the pack with onboard AD/DA conversion with 121dB (A-wtd) dynamic range and THD+N of <0.00032% (@ -4dBFS, 1kHz, A-wtd). In addition, the 500R8 features connectivity for two sets of studio monitors and headphone outputs.
Black Friday Deal: 10% Off Pope Audio (11/22/2021 - 12/6/2021) Product Spotlight: Pope Audio BAX 2020 Classic The Pope Audio BAX2020 EQ And Drive utilizes a Baxandall EQ circuit, a design that was originally developed by Peter Baxandall in the early 1950s. What's the difference between a Baxandall EQ and traditional EQ? It's simple. While traditional EQs feature a fast rise above a set frequency, Baxandall EQs employ a gently rising slope that makes for a more natural sound. Developed for the 500 Series format, each BAX2020 features Hi and Lo frequency gain controls. This makes dialing in your ideal sound extremely easy. There is also a button that allows for hard bypass when you don't want to use the EQ. With all this being said, there are four different options, each of which will give you a bit of a different vibe.
Black Friday Deal: 10% Off Purple Audio Gear (11/22/2021 - 12/6/2021) Product Spotlight: Purple Audio MC77 FET Compressor Purple Audio’s MC77 has long been a favorite choice for engineers wanting a great sounding FET compressor without the pitfalls of owning a vintage unit. Purple designed the MC77 to recreate the exact sound of the 1176 Rev E, and the MC77 nails just that by use of a fully discrete transistor audio path and a transformer balanced design. Modern updates to the design include the “OFF” setting under the attack knob, which allows users to bypass compression and simply take advantage of the coloration of the Purple unit.
Black Friday Deal: Free RNHP With Rupert Neve Designs 5254 or MBC (11/22/2021 - 11/29/2021) Product Spotlight: Rupert Neve Designs 5254 Dual Diode Bridge Compressor As one of the most revered vintage compressors, the Neve 2254 offers lush, creamy compression sounds by use of a comprehensive diode bridge design. That vintage unit has since become one of the rarest, highest dollar items on the market, making it unreachable to many engineers. Enter the Rupert Neve Designs' 5254, a 1U rack unit that offers two channels of the same compression with modern flexibility. A front panel Blend control gives engineers easy access to parallel compression sounds, and a HPF control allows the compressor not to be dragged into reduction by excess low end. When you pick up a 5254 or MBC during Black Friday, you'll receive a free RNHP with your order.
Black Friday Deal: 10% Off Spectra Sonics STX 100 Mk2 and BB-DI (11/22/2021 - 12/6/2021) Product Spotlight: Product Spotlight: Spectra 1964 STX 100 MK2 Reviving Spectra's 101 amplifier circuit, the STX 100 allows engineers to harness the discrete sound of the brand's classic consoles from the 1960s. Incredible transient response sets the Spectra designs apart with higher headroom that keeps the punch and clarity of your drums and transient sounds intact. There is astounding frequency response from a subsonic 10 Hz all the way up to 50 kHz, which ensures that the sounds reproduced are ultra-lifelike.
Black Friday Deal: 10% Off Tegeler Audio (11/22/2021 - 12/6/2021) Product Specialist: Tegeler Raumzeitmaschine Reverb High-tech German outboard gear designers Tegeler Audio imagined up a tube reverb with remote control capabilities. The eye-catching Raumzeitmaschine features an immersive optical display and smooth, iconic reverb sounds. Using a combination of analog and digital components, the Raumzeitmaschine harnesses the best of the two worlds, and offers users easy tweaking via DAW control. Open the plug-in and tweak one of the simple parameters, and you’ll notice the hardware unit update settings remotely across the room. Two triode tubes per channel as well as input and output transformers make for plenty of rich depth in the resulting reverb tone.
Black Friday Deal: 10% Off Tierra Audio (11/22/2021 - 12/6/2021) Product Spotlight: Tierra Audio Gravity VCA Bus Compressor Coming from the eco-conscious minds at Tierra Audio, the Gravity compressor is handmade in Madrid, Spain. Offering the iconic “VCA Buss Compressor” tone, the Gravity imparts punch and presence to your mix buss, delivering that “radio ready” finished sound. Top notch components like Triad and Lundahl transformers are used, and Tierra utilizes a gorgeous looking cherry wood front panel that offers improved thermal insulation. Using the compressor, you’ll notice thoughtful touches like laser engraved labelling, and a High Pass Filter control allowing you to set how much low end the Gravity detects. For each Tierra Audio device sold, the company plants a tree, ensuring their dedication to technology that’s environmentally responsible.
Black Friday Deal: Save $100 on TK Audio BC-501GR (11/1/2021 - 12/31/2021) Product Spotlight: TK Audio BC-501GR Sweden’s TK Audio brought us the BC501 in 2015, and one good look at the unit reveals its heritage as a VCA style buss compressor. Incredibly transparent, the BC501 imparts smooth, glue-style buss compression with updated features that set it apart from the British console classic. The unit’s Grab feature modifies the threshold for a harder knee, a particularly great option on drum mixes. You’ll also notice the selectable High Pass Filter options, allowing you to control how much low end is detected for gain reduction – a feature instantly making the unit more flexible than the classic compressor that inspired it. Another excellent tool is the one knob Blend control, making parallel compression a breeze to dial in.
Black Friday Deal: Save $300 On Traverse Analogue's 652 Mic Preamp Product Spotlight: Traverse Analogue 652 Mic Preamp Recently featured in a Behind the Gear blog, Traverse Analogue’s 652 packs a ton of lush tube vibe into two channels of discrete, Class A preamplification. This original design utilizes 12AX7 tubes and delivers a big, hefty tube sound while allowing the user to dial in their favorite sweet spot. Traverse Analogue uses Lundahl transformers on the input and output stage (for that discrete console-style sound), in addition to Beldfoil wiring and gold plated switching relays. For the modern studio wanting tube flavor with flexibility, it’s incredibly hard to beat the sound and build quality of the Traverse Analogue 652.
Black Friday Deal: 10% Off Wunder Audio Outboard Gear And More (11/22/2021 - 12/6/2021) Product Spotlight: Wunder Audio PEQ2R Mic Pre/EQ The new and improved Wunder Audio PEQ2R Mic Pre/EQ makes it easy to dial in the right sound with any mic. Inspired by the world's most popular preamp, this 1073-style module offers two modes and three bands of EQ for precision tonal control. Choose the Vintage Classic setting for a heavily saturated sound, or use Active mode for a clean, modern tone. Tweak your sound using the low shelf, mid-band and high-shelf controls, as well as a built-in high-pass filter. Plus, the PEQ2R even includes an instrument input — perfect for recording bass, guitars and synths!