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  1. How To Reamp Guitars In The Studio

    How To Reamp Guitars In The Studio
    As one of the most popular techniques in modern recording, reamping allows engineers the flexibility to capture the best sounding guitar takes and send them through any amp or chain that they desire. This practice gives users the chance to experiment with different microphones, various settings on amplifiers, and unique pedal combinations without having to re-record another take. Want to know the best part? It's pretty easy to do! In this blog, we'll be going over the basics of reamping and the gear that you'll need to get the job done right. So sit back, plug in, and let's talk about how to get pristine takes that you can do whatever you want with later. Continue reading →
  2. New Environments For Mixing With Steven Slate Audio's VSX Modeling Headphones

    New Environments For Mixing With Steven Slate Audio's VSX Modeling Headphones
    Steven Slate has been at the forefront of innovation in the pro audio world for over a decade now. His recent releases find cutting-edge software working in tandem with physical products to emulate classic studio technology, and thus giving engineers a number of tools at a great price. Under the banner of Steven Slate Audio, Steven is pushing modeling to a new realm with the release of the VSX Headphones. This hybrid system combines headphones featuring lightweight beryllium hybrid drivers and custom analog tuning circuitry with a modeling plug-in that recreates a variety of listening environments. NRG Recording Studio, Archon Recording, car stereo, nightclub sound system, classic reference boombox... There are all there, and there's more. Continue reading →
  3. Buyer's Guide: Telefunken Elektroakustik Microphones

    Buyer's Guide: Telefunken Elektroakustik Microphones
    Telefunken Elektroakustik is one of the most famous manufacturers of microphones in the recording industry. Since the company's formation in 1903, they have influenced how we record in the studio, set a standard for high-quality gear, and given new product designers something to aspire to when creating their next design.Throughout this Buyer's Guide, we'll be breaking down the differences between several different lines of Telefunken Elektroakustik's microphone offerings. Before we dive in, we think it's important to further discuss the history of this legendary brand and talk a bit about how its current iteration came to be. Continue reading →
  4. 20 Questions With Kim Rosen

    20 Questions With Kim Rosen
    Kim Rosen is a mastering engineer based out of Ringwood, New Jersey, where she owns and operates her own studio, Knack Mastering. Over the course of the past decade and some change, Kim has put together an impressive resume of records, including Grammy®-nominated releases from Bettye LaVette, Bonnie Raitt, and The Milk Carton Kids, in addition to a win for Aimee Mann's Mental Illness. We had the pleasure of talking with Kim as a part of our ongoing 20 Questions series in which we interview top engineers and producers about their careers and day-to-day lives. Continue below to learn more about how Kim got started in the industry, find out what song defines her mastering work, and get details on the tube amplifier she created with her husband. Continue reading →
  5. The Making Of Protomartyr's Ultimate Success Today

    The Making Of Protomartyr's Ultimate Success Today
    Over the last decade, Detroit-based band Protomartyr has been pushing the boundaries of post-punk and how it's defined. The group's earlier work reminds one of Mark E. Smith's The Fall, but they've transitioned into something much broader and more experimental with the release of their fifth record, Ultimate Success Today. When preparing to record the album, the band's record label linked the members of Protomartyr with engineer and producer David Tolomei. David has built a robust resume since getting his start in 2008 with credits on releases from Dirty Projectors, Beach House, !!!, and John Cale. Continue reading →
  6. The Hottest Plug-Ins of 2020 (So Far)

    The Hottest Plug-Ins of 2020 (So Far)
    We're past the halfway point of the year, and while it feels like we've lived a lifetime in the last eight months, many of us are lucky to still be working in the studio pursuing our craft. Fortunately for us, plug-in manufacturers have given us some new toys to make our jobs even easier. And while we still have four months left in 2020, we wanted to shine a spotlight on some of the plug-ins that have inspired us to create new sounds, shape tones, and make records in different ways. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest plug-ins of the year so far. Continue reading →
  7. Buyer's Guide: Universal Audio Apollo Interfaces

    Buyer's Guide: Universal Audio Apollo Interfaces
    Universal Audio has always been known for its innovation. From legendary mic pres and compressors to game-changing audio interfaces and software, the brand has truly helped shape the landscape of the modern recording industry. The Apollo interface series, which was first introduced in 2012, has played a major role in furthering Universal Audio's legacy. Now in its third generation, Apollo interfaces offer world-class conversion, amazing preamps, and on-board processing for near-zero latency when using with Universal Audio's top-notch plug-in emulations. Continue reading →
  8. How To Ensure Your Live Stream Performance Has High Quality Audio

    How To Ensure Your Live Stream Performance Has High Quality Audio
    It’s no secret that with the current pandemic, lifestyles and working conditions have drastically changed for all of us. Whether it be closing down our businesses or working from home, we've had to make some big adjustments. Even simple pleasures like going to see live music have fallen by the wayside. As a response, many of our favorite artists have adapted and found ways to be there for fans with live stream performances. For those looking to take their music to the world of live streaming, there are a lot of questions to be answered regarding your set-up. We recently sat down with Vintage King Audio Consultant Jeff Ehrenberg to talk about the tools and software that will help ensure that your performance is high quality and meets the standards viewers have come to expect. Continue reading →
  9. Buyer's Guide: Ex Machina Monitors

    Buyer's Guide: Ex Machina Monitors
    As new players in the studio monitor game, Brooklyn-based Ex Machina has made waves by making some staggering choices with its designs. The brand has come out swinging for the fences and, after listening to these two current releases, it's obvious these decisions have worked for the best. Ex Machina made its big debut at NAMM 2020 with two monitor offerings for different sized studio spaces. Continue on in this Buyer's Guide to learn more about the brand's technology and these ultra-clear, transparent and focused studio monitors. Continue reading →
  10. Helping Musicians And Audio Professionals During The COVID-19 Crisis

    Helping Musicians And Audio Professionals During The COVID-19 Crisis
    The lifestyle changes brought on by COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) have truly transformed the gig-based economy that many musicians and audio professionals work within. From venues being closed and tours being canceled to budgets being slashed and recording projects being put on hold, there certainly has been a lot of bad news for the people in our industry. Despite it all, the events of the past few months have brought our community closer together than ever before. Whether you have a few extra bucks to spare or you're an artist, engineer, live crew member in need of support, we've put together a list of organizations that are here to help those that have been affected by the crisis. 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.
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