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  1. 20 Questions With Gloria Kaba

    20 Questions With Gloria Kaba
    Gloria Kaba is a Ghanaian-American engineer, producer, mixer, and writer with over 14 years of experience in the studio. She's best known for her work with A Tribe Called Quest and Solange, but has built an impressive list of credits that include Madonna, Beyoncé, André 3000, Kanye West, Anderson Paak, Dirty Projectors, Frank Ocean, and more. We recently spoke with Gloria for our ongoing 20 Questions series. The conversation started with a bit about her background in the industry before turning to her favorite microphones, why she prefers working in-the-box, and her secret weapon for capturing reverb at the Power Station. Continue reading →
  2. 10 Innovative Ways To Make Music With The Make Noise 0-Coast

    10 Innovative Ways To Make Music With The Make Noise 0-Coast
    The Make Noise 0-Coast is a powerful desktop synthesizer that makes it easy to quickly create complex sounds using both East and West Coast synthesis techniques. The synth fits a lot into a small package! With two channels of MIDI to CV and MIDI to gate options, 0-COAST is capable of creating complex synth sounds in any style. We recently spoke with Walker Farrell from Make Noise (you may know him as the voice of these tutorial videos) to learn more about how to make music using the 0-Coast. Read on to learn 10 different ways to use the 0-Coast synthesizer in your studio from simple synthesis creation tips to complex arpeggiated patches. Continue reading →
  3. Behind The Gear: Josephson Engineering

    Behind The Gear: Josephson Engineering
    Founded by David Josephson in 1988, Josephson Engineering has been producing high-quality microphones with versatile features and attractive price tags for over 30 years. The brand got its start in San Jose and later moved to Santa Cruz, where they have been designing and manufacturing microphones ever since. We recently sat down with David Josephson to take a look behind the scenes at Josephson Engineering. Read on to discover the inspiration behind Josephson’s popular C725 condenser microphone, how the e22S was originally a custom creation for Steve Albini, and learn more about the brand new C705. Continue reading →
  4. Creating A Dolby Atmos Mix Room With The Avid MTRX Studio

    Creating A Dolby Atmos Mix Room With The Avid MTRX Studio
    Since its release, Dolby Atmos has exploded in popularity and proven to be the next big thing in post-production. But making the switch to Atmos can be intimidating, especially when it comes to buying the right equipment and setting up a certifiable Atmos mix room. Thankfully, the new Avid MTRX Studio makes it easier than ever to incorporate Dolby Atmos into your studio setup. Throughout this blog, you’ll learn everything you need to know about setting up a Dolby Atmos mix room using the new Avid MTRX. To get the details, we spoke with Vintage King’s Dolby Atmos expert, James Good. James has more than 15 years of experience in pro audio and has helped build, design, and maintain some of the best studios around the world. James helped us break down each component Continue reading →
  5. The State Of Hybrid Mixing In 2020

    The State Of Hybrid Mixing In 2020
    Over the last few years, hybrid mixing has exploded in popularity. More and more engineers are making the switch to hybrid systems to utilize the best of both worlds, combining the unmistakable sound of analog recording equipment with the lightning-fast workflow of digital audio systems. New tools like the SSL Origin, Neve 8424, and Avid Pro Tools MTRX Studio are making it easier than ever for engineers to integrate their analog and digital workflows with versatile I/O, monitoring, and routing solutions. Whether you prefer the tactile response of a console or the familiar feel of a mouse and keyboard, these powerful tools are changing the way we mix. Continue reading →
  6. Buyer's Guide: Mojave Audio Microphones

    Buyer's Guide: Mojave Audio Microphones
    Built with premium analog components, Mojave Audio microphones capture the rich, colorful sound of classic tube microphones at a fraction of the price. Revered by some of the world’s greatest engineers, these microphones have been a secret weapon for top recording studios for years. Whether you’re looking for a workhorse condenser microphone that delivers unparalleled bang-for-your-buck or need a replacement for your vintage tube mic, Mojave Audio microphones deliver professional results in any setting. In this Buyer’s Guide, we’ll break down the differences between each microphone in the line, show off the brand's new colorways, and help you find the perfect mic for your needs. Continue reading →
  7. Buyer's Guide: Avid Interfaces, Desktop Control Surfaces & More

    Buyer's Guide: Avid Interfaces, Desktop Control Surfaces & More
    Over the past few decades, Pro Tools has become the industry-standard DAW for recording, mixing, and post-production facilities. Avid has given both home and commercial studio owners several new tools in the past year to help streamline their Pro Tools rigs, including a new interface and several desktop control surfaces. With so many solutions to choose from, it can be tough to tell which is the best for you and your studio. That’s why we put together this Buyer’s Guide to help you find the perfect Avid gear for your space. Read on to learn more about the Avid MTRX Studio, Pro Tools Dock, S1, S3, and HDX series chassis. Continue reading →
  8. Buyer's Guide: Neve 8424 Recording Console

    Buyer's Guide: Neve 8424 Recording Console
    The new Neve 8424 is a hand-built 24-channel analog mixing and recording console that seamlessly integrates with all of the equipment in your studio for a streamlined workflow. This desk is the intuitive and ergonomic link between your analog outboard gear/instruments and your DAW and plug-ins and also offers easy internal recall of all console settings. Neve's latest console offers dual-channel inputs, enabling you to switch between recording and mixing inputs at the press of a button. With Marinair transformers, two authentic 1073 preamps and classic EQ circuitry, the 8424 delivers the classic 80-series Neve sound in a compact frame. And with two open 500 series slots, you can easily expand your tone with your favorite outboard signal processors. Continue reading →
  9. Buyer's Guide: Amphion Loudspeakers

    Buyer's Guide: Amphion Loudspeakers
    Handmade in Finland, Amphion Loudspeakers are known for their honest and accurate sound reproduction. With precision-engineered drivers and state-of-the-art technology, Amphion's monitors deliver world-class imaging and phase coherency in any environment. But with five passive loudspeaker models and two bass extension systems to choose from, it can be tough to tell which setup is right for your studio. That’s why we put together this handy Buyer’s Guide to help you find the right pair of Amphion Loudspeakers for your studio. Continue reading →
  10. Improving Your Studio's Sound With Clean And Balanced Power

    Improving Your Studio's Sound With Clean And Balanced Power
    Clean power is essential to any recording or mixing studio. It can be the difference between professional-sounding records and noisy tracks riddled with hums, buzzes and other complications. But for those who just want to make music, learning the basics of power can seem complicated and overwhelming. So we reached out to electrical guru Arthur Kelm to answer some of your questions. Arthur Kelm is CEO of Ground One AV Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in power and grounding for professional recording facilities and high-end home installations. Arthur has overseen the electrical and grounding design for some of the world’s most iconic recording studios, including Capitol Records Studios, Warner/Chappell Music, and Sonoma Mountain Studio. 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.
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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.