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  1. Replicating Plate Reverb With Plug-Ins, Pedals And Outboard Gear

    Replicating Plate Reverb With Plug-Ins, Pedals And Outboard Gear
    A few weeks back, we posted a new VK Shootout featuring a vintage EMT 140 plate reverb going up against some popular emulations. People were digging the shootout so much that we decided to do another blog that expands on other ways to get plate reverb sounds in the studio and during live performances. Since the release of the original EMT 140, the options for getting plate reverb sounds have gotten way smaller. Sure... Being smaller than a 600-pound metal structure isn't super hard, but we're talking much smaller, like nearly as small as the palm of your hand. Continue reading →
  2. 20 Questions With Lenise Bent

    20 Questions With Lenise Bent
    Producer/engineer Lenise Bent has been working in the entertainment industry since she was just eight years old. She began her career as a member of the Screen Children’s Guild, which lead to studying film and TV production in college. That is until she stepped foot into a recording studio for the first time. After dropping out of college to join the Sound Masters Recording Institute (one of the only audio schools in Los Angeles at the time), she was hired as an assistant engineer at The Village Studios in Los Angeles. There where she would build an incredible resume working on iconic records like Aja by Steely Dan, Breakfast in America by Supertramp, and Tusk by Fleetwood Mac. Lenise quickly graduated from assistant to chief engineer for producer Mike Chapman, with whom she recorded the platinum-selling record Autoamerican for Blondie, as well as songs for The Knack, Suzi Quatro, and many more. Continue reading →
  3. Finding The Sound: Modeling Microphones And What They Can Do For Your Studio

    Finding The Sound: Modeling Microphones And What They Can Do For Your Studio
    The contents of your microphone locker can say a lot about your studio. Ask any engineer who walks into a place with a wide-ranging collection of large diaphragm condensers, ribbons, and dynamics, how they feel about working there. More than likely, they'll say, "Inspired." Ask the same to an engineer who has to deal with a bunch of broken microphones that were used at your last house show. I'm sure they'll feel differently. So if you're looking to slowly build up your collection and have some options along the way, a modeling microphone can be a really attractive tool. With the power to emulate some of the most iconic mics of all time (all within the few clicks of a mouse), modeling microphones are one easy way to pull together an arsenal of legendary sounds at a great price. Continue reading →
  4. Avid Announces New Updates And Features For Pro Tools 2019.5

    Avid Announces New Updates And Features For Pro Tools 2019.5
    Earlier today, Avid announced the latest update to their industry-standard Pro Tools and Pro Tools | Ultimate software. The Pro Tools 2019.5 update boasts a plethora of new features, including an increase in voice limit for Pro Tools | Ultimate users, added support for macOS Mojave and new options for a more streamlined workflow. In this blog, we’re breaking down what's new for Pro Tools 2019.5 so you know exactly what to expect when updating your software. If you have any questions about what Pro Tools is right for you, check out our handy guide by clicking here. If you already have Pro Tools with the Support Plan, you will automatically be able to download the upgrade for free. Continue reading →
  5. Pete Lyman Talks Using Rupert Neve Designs RMP-D8 In His Workflow

    Pete Lyman Talks Using Rupert Neve Designs RMP-D8 In His Workflow
    Pete Lyman is a world-renowned mastering engineer who has worked on records for Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy, just to name a few. More recently, Lyman mastered Brandi Carlile's 2018 album, By The Way, I Forgive You, which received Grammy nominations for Record of the Year and Album of the Year. The importance of converters to the workflow of a mastering engineer like Lyman cannot be emphasized enough. So when his friends at Rupert Neve Designs sent over the RMP-D8, Lyman immediately began working the eight-channel Dante mic preamp and mastering-grade 24-bit 192 kHz converters into his chain. Continue reading →
  6. 20 Questions With Jennifer Decilveo

    20 Questions With Jennifer Decilveo
    Jennifer Decilveo is a Grammy Award-nominated and Brit-nominated songwriter and producer based in Los Angeles. Best known for her work with Anne-Marie, Melanie Martinez, and Andra Day, Decilveo brings soulful sounds and vintage textures to every production. We recently sat down for an interview with Jennifer for our ongoing 20 Questions series. Read on to learn more about her approach to songwriting and producing, her love for the LA-2A, and how her favorite plug-in is based on a garden hose in a box. Continue reading →
  7. Why Does Vintage Recording Gear Matter?

    Why Does Vintage Recording Gear Matter?
    The world of the recording studio is a forever-changing landscape, as new products are being released daily to make our work as engineers easier. For some, this begs the question, "With so many contemporary tools for recording, mixing, and mastering, what's the point of buying vintage gear?" There are many reasons why vintage gear remains an important part of the studio experience and record making process. Continue reading below to learn more about the differences in new and vintage equipment, how to make a safe investment in older gear and some of the ways Vintage King can offer you peace of mind. Continue reading →
  8. Creating A Vocal Chain Based On Your Genre Of Choice

    Creating A Vocal Chain Based On Your Genre Of Choice
    Here at Vintage King, we are often asked for advice on building the perfect vocal chain. We have lots of experience doing just that, but the specific answer for you may be different than one of your engineer peers. Have you ever heard the phrase, "There's more than one way to peel a potato." This holds true when it comes to creating the right vocal chain for your studio. Different genres require different sounds and having a vocal chain that fits the bill is critical to nailing the sound your clients are craving. While there isn't one exact, perfect vocal chain for any genre, we talked with Vintage King Audio Consultants Jeff Leibovich and Andy Catlin about some of their favorites. Read on to discover microphones, preamps, EQs, and compressors that will suit a number of different styles of music. Continue reading →
  9. Creating Space and Depth in Your Mixes

    Creating Space and Depth in Your Mixes
    One of the keys to a great mix is creating separation between each instrument. Most instruments feature overlapping frequency ranges, which can cause your mix to lack definition and sound cluttered. In this blog, we’ll break down our favorite tips for bringing space and depth to your mixes so each instrument can be heard clearly. Arrangement One of the most effective ways to solve a frequency masking problem is to rearrange the track and transpose one of the offending instruments. For instance, if you’re struggling to achieve separation between two guitar parts, transposing one of them up or down an octave will usually do the trick. Continue reading →
  10. Classic Albums: Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline Turns 50

    Classic Albums: Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline Turns 50
    Bob Dylan is arguably one of the most celebrated artists in American history. His insightful lyrics and innovative arrangements appealed to the burgeoning civil rights movement of the 1960s with counterculture anthems like “Blowin’ in the Wind” (1963) and “The Times They Are a-Changin’” (1964). In 1965, Dylan caused controversy when he traded in his acoustic guitar for an electric. He went on to record a trilogy of rock records that changed the genre forever: Bringing It All Back Home (1965), Highway 61 Revisited (1965), and Blonde on Blonde (1966). 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.
Thank you so much! Vintage King has been so fair and easy to work with. I can't thank you enough. It feels good to trust such a hefty purchase to folks who are so helpful and knowledgeable. Vintage King is a sound designers dream store.
Noa L.
You guys have excellent customer service and I am excited about the next upgrade I complete on my fifth recording facility. I've been in the studio business for forty plus years. The salesman I worked with at Vintage King was the best of the best. You all rock!
Robby T.
I would recommend Vintage King to any one looking for top-class gear, unbeatable customer service and the best prices on the map!
Jake D.
My experience with Vintage King was excellent. The order was here fast considering it was out of stock. The sales person had SKB send it to me directly and I couldn't have been more pleased.
Michael D.
From the minute I placed my order I was kept well-informed through each step in your process. Even though I was buying a comparatively modest piece of gear, your attention to detail made me feel like I was purchasing a six-figure mixing desk.
Thomas W.
I am a new customer of yours. You guys provided me the absolute best deals in ordering all the equipment to power my brand new recording studio. Your customer service is amazing and i will always deal with you from here on out.
Rob M.
Thanks for your great service and getting this out today. You guys really are the Kings!
Alan B.
Better than expected! Truly impeccable service. Your team was professional, knowledgeable, provided speedy delivery above and beyond standard. Vintage King Audio is definitely my go to for all of my audio and information needs.
James O.