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  1. Creating Original Compositions For Sampling With Mario Luciano

    Creating Original Compositions For Sampling With Mario Luciano
    Mario Luciano is a world-class producer with a passion for analog recordings. Over the last few years, Mario has quickly made a name for himself by creating authentic analog instrumentals for producers and beatmakers to sample in their productions. Offering more than 200 original compositions available through his website, Polyphonic Music Library, he seamlessly blends elements of soul, gospel, jazz, and trap in his work. So far, his productions have been used by groundbreaking artists like H.E.R., YG, and Wale, just to name a few. Continue reading →
  2. Vintage King's Inside Look At Trace Horse Recording Studio

    Vintage King's Inside Look At Trace Horse Recording Studio
    Preston Cochran and Scottie Prudhoe first bonded as middle schoolers over The Beatles, Flaming Lips, and Wilco. The Jeff Tweedy-led outfit was of particular interest to the young DIY musicians from Virginia, and they began setting up a "Loft"-like studio in the Cochran family home. While Preston and Scottie started on cheap mixers, they soon elevated their game with a Shadow Hills Industries Quad Gama purchased from Ryan McGuire at Vintage King Audio. Eventually, after thousands of hours and trial-by-fire experimentation, they developed an appreciation for using high-quality analog gear on the front-end during tracking. This ethos would only grow stronger as the duo decided to make their way to Nashville after college and stake a claim in the studio scene. Continue reading →
  3. Vintage King's Inside Look At Big Bad Sound

    Vintage King's Inside Look At Big Bad Sound
    To know Zach Fisher and Jack Ruley is to know two best friends living out their best lives. Shooting guns for sport out in Joshua Tree? Check. Playing stoner rock opuses in a band called Jurassic Witch? Oh yeah! Building one of the most awe-inspiring new recording studios in Los Angeles? Not only did they do it, but they did it with impeccable aesthetic and gear selection. Big Bad Sound originally started out in Zach's house in Silver Lake, but the size of the artists he was working with quickly outgrew his homestead. Jack quit his job to help Zach grow the studio, and the two ultimately settled on moving to a former movie prop house they found while looking for spaces. Continue reading →
  4. Vintage King Workflow: Needlz

    Vintage King Workflow: Needlz
    For Needlz, the creation of music has always centered on finding new sounds that intrigue him. Whether by way of a snare hit, synth melody or sample, the world has provided plenty of inspiration for the Atlanta-based music maker. He's written and produced multi-million-selling records for the likes of Bruno Mars, Cardi B, G-Unit, Lupe Fiasco, and countless others. In order to capture his song sketches in the moment and turn them into hits, Needlz has relied on Universal Audio's Apollo audio interface series for as long as he can remember. "I started with the silver one and I've gotten each new version since," Needlz says from the confines of Dry Rain Studio. "Now I've got two Apollo x16s in my set-up, which gives me 32 channels to work with." Continue reading →
  5. Blackbird Transforms Studio C Into Immersive Mix Room With Vintage King

    Blackbird Transforms Studio C Into Immersive Mix Room With Vintage King
    Founded in 2002 by legendary sound engineer John McBride and his wife, country superstar Martina McBride, Blackbird is one of the most prestigious recording and mixing facilities in the world. With nine world-class studios and an unrivaled selection of vintage microphones and recording equipment, Blackbird has been the studio of choice for artists such as Beck, Rush, Sheryl Crow, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Kings of Leon, The White Stripes, and Taylor Swift.In order to remain on the cutting-edge of audio production technology, Blackbird recently decided to renovate its George Massenburg-designed Studio C and upgrade it with an immersive mixing solution. Blackbird partnered with Dolby Laboratories on the install and design, and brought in Vintage King to supply gear from ATC Loudspeakers, Avid, and Antelope Audio. The set-up for Studio C now includes three ATC SCM300ASL loudspeakers in LCR position, 12 ATC SCM100ASL surround speakers and six ATC SCM1-15ASL Subwoofers controlled via 2 Dante-enabled Avid MTRX interfaces and an Antelope 10MX Clock. Continue reading →
  6. Vintage King Helps Middle Tennessee State University Makeover Student Mix Rooms

    Vintage King Helps Middle Tennessee State University Makeover Student Mix Rooms
    It's a chill day on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. Not in terms of the weather (it's August and it's a hot one), but MTSU's campus and student body are still sleepy as they lumber towards the start of the Fall 2019 semester. Upon entering the MTSU Center for Popular Music, we meet with the Director of the Master of Fine Arts program, Bill Crabtree. He begins to explain some of the concepts behind the gear selection in the Department of Recording Industry. "Our philosophy is more about teaching framing, rather than teaching hammer," Bill says. "This is the mantra we stick to when selecting our equipment. It's most important to teach the concepts behind the equipment and not the knob turning or the specific equipment itself." Continue reading →
  7. Vintage King Workflow: Maxton Waller

    Vintage King Workflow: Maxton Waller
    We all have different approaches to our craft, whether it be our gear preferences or unique techniques for tracking, mixing, and mastering. In our new series, Vintage King Workflow, we're celebrating the beauty of how our favorite engineers and producers create art and asking them to show us their methods. Maxton Waller was playing in rock bands when he first moved to California in 2007, but quickly transitioned full-time into composing for film and television. Since becoming a Los Angeles resident, he's racked up an incredible resume including scoring the Hulu Original Series RocketJump: The Show, Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders, and SpacePOP. Continue reading →
  8. Pinch Recordings Brings Home New API 2448 Console From Vintage King

    Pinch Recordings Brings Home New API 2448 Console From Vintage King
    E Scott Lindner is a professional recording engineer, studio owner, and guitarist who has worked with world-class artists like David Bowie, Pat Metheny, and Mariah Carey. In 2017, Scott teamed up with four partners to open Pinch Recording in Long Island City, New York. In order to capture a more authentic analog sound, Pinch recently upgraded to a new API 2448 32-channel console. We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Scott about his experience purchasing an analog console from Vintage King. Read on to learn why Scott chose to upgrade to a large format console, the installation process, and how Pinch’s new API console has helped increase business. Continue reading →
  9. Vintage King Helps Gold Diggers Land API 2448 Console For Studio Room A

    Vintage King Helps Gold Diggers Land API 2448 Console For Studio Room A
    Gold Diggers is a new recording studio, live music venue and hotel that lives all on one campus on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. Over the course of the three-year planning process for these facilities, owner Dave Trumfio worked hand-in-hand with Vintage King Audio Consultant Jeff Ehrenberg to select the gear that would go into the nine room studio space. When API Audio announced the release of the new 2448 recording console in October 2018, Ehrenberg connected Trumfio with the storied pro audio brand and the rest is history. One of the first 2448 desks to be built by API Audio was installed into the Studio A room at Gold Diggers shortly after the product was launched. Continue reading →
  10. Vintage King Delivers A Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Console To Nashville’s Historic RCA Studio B

    Vintage King Delivers A Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Console To Nashville’s Historic RCA Studio B
    Now operated by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, RCA Studio B in Nashville is open for visitors to explore where their favorite records were made. The hallowed halls of the famous Music City studio have seen just about every legend pass through, including Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and the King himself, Elvis Presley. “Terry Blackwood of the Imperials asked Elvis how to knock a gun out of somebody's hand if they were trying to rob you,” says RCA Studio B Assistant Studio Manager Johnny Gentile. “So they found a pistol in the studio and held it towards Elvis. Elvis karate kicked the pistol out of the person’s hand and it went flying across the room. The barrel of the pistol went straight through the back of session guitarist Chip Young’s acoustic guitar.” Continue reading →

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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.
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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.
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