Eric Allen

  1. Mesanovic Introduces New Monitors And Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic

    Mesanovic Introduces New Monitors And Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic
    Over the course of the past few years, Deni Mesanovic and the Mesanovic brand have become known for making some of the best ribbon microphones in pro audio. Mics like the Model 2, Model 2S, and Model 2A, give engineers a wide range of ribbons to select from, no matter whether they're looking for active, passive, or stereo options. This week, Mesanovic has announced several new exciting pieces of gear that have been added to their product line. Not only has Mesanovic created its first small diaphragm condenser microphone named the SC1, but they've also introduced a new studio monitor and ISO platforms. Continue on below to learn more about each of these creations from Mesanovic. Continue reading →
  2. Win A Pair Of Focal Shape 65 Monitors In Vintage King's Summer Remix Contest

    Win A Pair Of Focal Shape 65 Monitors In Vintage King's Summer Remix Contest
    In Spring 2019, Vintage King launched our first-ever mix contest and, quite frankly, y'all blew us away! We were inundated with more mixes than we ever imagined and amazed by the incredible quality of your entries. While only five engineers walked away with a prize, you were all winners in our eyes. We're extremely excited to announce another opportunity to show off your skills with our Summer Remix Contest. Once again, we've assembled some of our favorite producers, engineers, and musicians to contribute tracks for you to work with and act as guest judges. This year, you can select from music created by Carl Craig, Lisa Bella Donna, and Chris “Classick” Inumerable. Continue reading →
  3. Official Rules For Vintage King's Summer Remix Contest

    Please read below to see the official rules for Vintage King's Summer Remix Contest. If you would like to download source files and submit an original remix for the Summer Remix Contest, please click here and use the form on our entry page. Continue reading →
  4. Neumann's New V 402 Dual-Channel Preamp Offers Sonic Purity For Your Studio

    Neumann's New V 402 Dual-Channel Preamp Offers Sonic Purity For Your Studio
    While the most recent releases from Neumann have leaned towards microphones, monitors, and headphones, the brand has announced a new piece of gear that will fit perfectly right alongside them in your studio. Meet the Neumann V 402, a dual-channel pre amp that will bring the utmost clarity to your recordings. Neumann is certainly no stranger to building incredible preamps, as they have done so for consoles throughout their storied history. However, this is the brand's first stand-alone mic pre release, and what better to pair with an impeccable sounding Neumann microphone than a pristine preamp. Continue reading →
  5. Buyer's Guide: Dolby Atmos

    Buyer's Guide: Dolby Atmos
    The evolution of the listener's audio experience has led the post-production world to the vast frontiers of immersive mixing. Thanks to Dolby Atmos, mix engineers can now plunge their listeners into lush three-dimensional sonic worlds that feature well-placed, accurate sounds. The best part? With Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite, it's easier than ever before. If you've heard about Dolby Atmos and have been wondering why you need to start thinking about it when it comes to your mixes, you've come to the right place. Throughout this blog, we'll be outlining the concepts behind Dolby Atmos, the creation process for immersive mixing and some of the tools of the trade that you'll need to do the job right. Continue reading →
  6. API Audio's 312 Mic Pre Is Back!

    API Audio's 312 Mic Pre Is Back!
    API Audio has always been synonymous with large sounding American rock records that have lots of analog warmth. One of the key elements of that sound is the API 312 mic pre, which API has just announced is coming back to regular production in 2020. In celebration of API's 50th anniversary, the brand released a limited edition hand-wired version of the 312 in 2019. The new version of the famed preamp announced today is a standard production version that costs $795 and offers the same classic API sound in a 500 Series format. Continue reading →
  7. Five Sounds With Tamar-kali

    Five Sounds With Tamar-kali
    Tamar-kali is an accomplished composer and performer, best known for her work on critically-acclaimed films such as The Assistant, The Last Thing He Wanted, and Shirley, all of which received high praise at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to her work as a film scorer, Tamar-kali also writes and performs with her rock band and her string sextet and voice project. We recently sat down with Tamar-kali for our Five Sounds With... series. Read on to learn about her approach to film scoring, her experiences recording a 16-person ensemble, and how she got her start in the New York punk scene. Continue reading →
  8. Revisiting The Tegeler Audio Creme For Compression And EQ

    Revisiting The Tegeler Audio Creme For Compression And EQ
    Tegeler Audio has been around for several years, but the company is relatively new to Vintage King. After checking out the German brand's Creme bus compressor and mastering EQ, we knew we had to do a demo to show off this beautiful piece of gear. The concept for the Creme is simple. Tegeler Audio was looking to give mix engineers all of the tools needed for compression and EQing a track in one simple package. And what a package it is, as this 2U rack space unit has a really attractive blue patina faceplate with classic chicken head control knobs. Continue reading →
  9. The Hottest Pedals And Effects Of 2020 (So Far)

    The Hottest Pedals And Effects Of 2020 (So Far)
    Keeping up with current guitar pedal releases can sometimes seem like a full-time job, there are just so many innovative brands who keep pushing the envelope and finding new ways to recreate classics. We wouldn't trade this embarrassment of riches for the world and that's why we put together a new video featuring our choices for the hottest pedals and effects of 2020 so far. Our list starts with the Vongon Paragraphs, an outstanding analog four-pole resonant low pass filter pedal that has been flying off the shelves for the company. Next, the legendary Shin-Ei line is back, and we're talking specifically about the picture-perfect fuzz of the Companion. Rounding out the pedal selections on our list, Strymon discontinued its long-time compression option in the OB-1, but it's now back with the impeccable Compadre. Continue reading →
  10. Purchase Any Antelope Audio Synergy Core Interface And Get Free Mic, FX, And DAW Software

    Purchase Any Antelope Audio Synergy Core Interface And Get Free Mic, FX, And DAW Software
    This summer Antelope Audio wants to give you the tools to kick your creativity into high gear and do it without breaking your budget. The pro audio brand has assembled an incredible All-In-One Production Suite promo that will give you everything you need to make high-quality music at home, in the studio, and on-the-go. When you purchase any Antelope Audio Synergy Core audio interface before July 31st, 2020, you’ll receive an Edge Solo modeling mic, FX pack, and a full version of Bitwig Studio 3 for free! Learn a little more about each of these free gifts by reading below: Continue reading →

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