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  1. Holiday Wish List For Recording Engineers

    Holiday Wish List For Recording Engineers
    WishListRecordingEngineerIt's that time of year! The time when you break away from the studio for a few precious days of hanging out with loved ones, stuffing your face and giving gifts. While the spirit of the season revolves around giving to others (and we highly encourage you to do so), it's always nice to receive, as well. Yet, what do you do when your family has no idea what a recording engineer wants for the holidays? We got you covered! We've put together a handy holiday wish list for discerning family members who'd like to give the ultimate present for the music maker in their life. Simply e-mail, post or text this article and rest easy knowing that you won't be getting the typical socks and underwear. Continue reading →
  2. VK Sales Staff Talks Gear To Be Thankful For Thanksgiving 2015

    VK Sales Staff Talks Gear To Be Thankful For Thanksgiving 2015
    VKGear Tis' the season to be thankful for all the fantastic things that have happened this year and we've had plenty to be thankful for at Vintage King. From new team members to new family members (so many VK babies in 2015), we've seen so much change and growth and couldn't be happier! Not to mention, we're super thankful for all of you, our faithful customers and clients, who we've been happy to help outfit with the best pro audio gear in the world. While we're more than thankful for new babies, the health of our loved ones and all of you, we're also super appreciative for our favorite gear that helps us get the job done in our own studio spaces. We tracked down some of our Sales Staff before our big Black Friday Sale and asked them about the equipment they hold near and dear to their hearts this holiday season. Continue reading →
  3. Creating The Spooky Synth Sounds Of Legendary Horror Movies

    Creating The Spooky Synth Sounds Of Legendary Horror Movies
    SpookySynthsSounds As Halloween draws closer and closer, we've been binge watching all kinds of classic horror movies. While some achieve greatness in terms of jump scares and gory visuals, others remain our favorites because of their incredible soundtracks. From Argento and Fulci to Carpenter and Romero, these masterful directors have made fantastic choices when choosing the composers and artists who would make the music for their films. Continue reading →
  4. Big Sean And Vintage King Bring Studio To Detroit High School

    Big Sean And Vintage King Bring Studio To Detroit High School
    BigSean When asked to take part in the #ImaginedBy project, a new initiative from sneaker giant adidas, hip-hop artist Big Sean didn't have to think hard about where his efforts would take place. Big Sean, real name Sean Anderson, quickly decided on his hometown of Detroit as the site of his #ImaginedBy effort. Continue reading →
  5. Five Famous Makeshift Studios

    Five Famous Makeshift Studios
    makeshiftstudios As the general public finally starts to recognize the worth of classic recording studio spaces (RE: Nashville's Studio A), the appreciation will hopefully be taken a step further when it comes to other music making environments. After all, some of the most important recordings weren't even made in traditional studios, but rather in basements, bedrooms and garages. While the recent boom of home recording has made the phenomenon more achievable, hooking up mics and tape players was a unique process for artists of earlier eras. Whether recording for archival purposes, publishing deals or official releases, these performers and the places they recorded in changed the landscape of music forever. Here are five of our favorite makeshift studios and the albums they spawned. Continue reading →
  6. The Session Musicians Behind Pop Music History

    The Session Musicians Behind Pop Music History
    sessionmusicians On our blog last week, we touched on some of the more memorable music documentaries to come out in 2014, many of which featured lesser known studios and musicians. With films like Muscle Shoals highlighting backing bands like The Swampers, many underrated session players are finally getting their due. Continue reading →
  7. The Best Studio And Music Documentaries To Watch Over The Holidays

    The Best Studio And Music Documentaries To Watch Over The Holidays
    musicdocumentaries1 (2) In a year where the pro audio industry went big time on film (ie: Dave Grohl's HBO-based Sonic Highways), music documentaries pushed beyond the base level of a sob-story biopic. The filmmakers behind incredible documentaries like 20 Feet From Stardom, Muscle Shoals and more, have artfully illustrated the ways that recording studios have impacted the music industry. Continue reading →
  8. Studio Prodigy Master Class With Jim Scott

    Studio Prodigy Master Class With Jim Scott
    StudioProdigy The Studio Prodigy Master Class Series rolls on with a new event coming up in November featuring Jim Scott. As a world-renowned record producer, Jim has been responsible for working on several classic albums throughout the past three decades. Over the course of two days, Jim will lead an advanced class on his techniques and tricks that have helped him create a definitive sound in the studio. Continue reading →
  9. The World Of Hybrid Mixing At Vintage King Los Angeles

    The World Of Hybrid Mixing At Vintage King Los Angeles
    mixingVKLA When it comes to recording and mixing, engineers, producers and mixers have always looked to the best gear to get the job done properly. Whether new or vintage, the important factor has always been finding the tool that best serves the song. With the advancement of technology, this process includes the blending of digital and analog studio equipment, which is the focus of an upcoming event at Vintage King Los Angeles. Continue reading →
  10. The Hearty Sound Of The Coles 4038

    The Hearty Sound Of The Coles 4038
    coles_40381Designed and built by the BBC in the early 1950s, the Coles 4038 is one of the most popular ribbon microphone of all time. With its unique hoof-like shape and an appearance similar to waffle iron, this microphone has a sound that is extremely hard to match. 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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