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  1. Creating A Dolby Atmos Mix Room With The Avid MTRX Studio

    Creating A Dolby Atmos Mix Room With The Avid MTRX Studio
    Since its release, Dolby Atmos has exploded in popularity and proven to be the next big thing in post-production. But making the switch to Atmos can be intimidating, especially when it comes to buying the right equipment and setting up a certifiable Atmos mix room. Thankfully, the new Avid MTRX Studio makes it easier than ever to incorporate Dolby Atmos into your studio setup. Throughout this blog, you’ll learn everything you need to know about setting up a Dolby Atmos mix room using the new Avid MTRX. To get the details, we spoke with Vintage King’s Dolby Atmos expert, James Good. James has more than 15 years of experience in pro audio and has helped build, design, and maintain some of the best studios around the world. James helped us break down each component Continue reading →
  2. The State Of Hybrid Mixing In 2020

    The State Of Hybrid Mixing In 2020
    Over the last few years, hybrid mixing has exploded in popularity. More and more engineers are making the switch to hybrid systems to utilize the best of both worlds, combining the unmistakable sound of analog recording equipment with the lightning-fast workflow of digital audio systems. New tools like the SSL Origin, Neve 8424, and Avid Pro Tools MTRX Studio are making it easier than ever for engineers to integrate their analog and digital workflows with versatile I/O, monitoring, and routing solutions. Whether you prefer the tactile response of a console or the familiar feel of a mouse and keyboard, these powerful tools are changing the way we mix. Continue reading →
  3. Music Samples, Original Beats, & Why Knowing The Difference Is Crucial

    Music Samples, Original Beats, & Why Knowing The Difference Is Crucial
    For those that work outside of the hip-hop and pop world, we don’t often think about the art of sampling vs. original beat production. So much of the music the world knows today consists of old musical ideas placed in new creative contexts. Music samples have long been used in songs, but we’re hearing them more than ever in 2020. Samples can be great for your music, but using them incorrectly or without permission can get you into trouble. If music-sampling is a part of your creative process, you’ll need to know the difference between what’s 100% your own creation and what you’re borrowing from someone else. Continue reading →
  4. Improving Your Studio's Sound With Clean And Balanced Power

    Improving Your Studio's Sound With Clean And Balanced Power
    Clean power is essential to any recording or mixing studio. It can be the difference between professional-sounding records and noisy tracks riddled with hums, buzzes and other complications. But for those who just want to make music, learning the basics of power can seem complicated and overwhelming. So we reached out to electrical guru Arthur Kelm to answer some of your questions. Arthur Kelm is CEO of Ground One AV Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in power and grounding for professional recording facilities and high-end home installations. Arthur has overseen the electrical and grounding design for some of the world’s most iconic recording studios, including Capitol Records Studios, Warner/Chappell Music, and Sonoma Mountain Studio. Continue reading →
  5. 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 →
  6. How To Get Started With MIDI And MIDI Controllers

    How To Get Started With MIDI And MIDI Controllers
    In 2020, songwriters and producers of every genre and experience level are relying on technology to create and explore music like never before. While EDM and hip-hop comes to mind for most people who think about tech’s relationship with music creation, music-makers of all backgrounds are using tools like MIDI to shape musical ideas, record, and perform live. If you don’t fancy yourself an especially tech-savvy musician, you may have been interested in exploring MIDI for music creation or performance, but have put off trying because it seems too intimidating. The good news is that MIDI is affordable, accessible, and easy to wrap your head around! That’s why so many musicians are using it. Continue reading →
  7. Tools For Collaboration In The Studio While Social Distancing

    Tools For Collaboration In The Studio While Social Distancing
    As we adjust our lifestyles and adhere to new social distancing measures, we need collaboration in art more than ever. This holds especially true for musicians, audio engineers, mix engineers, and other creators whose livelihoods are closely tied to their ability to work with others.Fortunately, there are a number of ways that audio makers can collaborate over the internet from the safety of their own home. Continue below to discover some of the most popular platforms for working on new projects and discover a few pieces of software that will help you get the job done right. Continue reading →
  8. How To Improve Your Songwriting When You're Not Feeling Creative

    How To Improve Your Songwriting When You're Not Feeling Creative
    Many of us have said, "If I only had more time to write, I would come up with better songs." Now that most people have been afforded more creative time due to quarantine measures, we're left trying to find inspiration in truly troubling times. Obviously, you’re not going to love every song you write, but the key to becoming a better songwriter is writing more and practicing your craft. In this blog, we’ll share some of our favorite tips for staying productive and making the most out of your time at home. Continue reading →
  9. 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 →
  10. A Mix Engineer's Guide To Creating The Perfect Mix Bus

    A Mix Engineer's Guide To Creating The Perfect Mix Bus
    Prior to walking away with a Grammy this past weekend, F. Reid Shippen (Dierks Bentley / Ingrid Michaelson) sat down to talk all things mix bus-related with Vintage King Audio. The Nashville-based mixer and producer has been outspoken about avoiding bad pro audio advice, so we thought who better than Reid to offer tips on how to create and use the perfect mix bus. While no two mix bus may be the same, there are some general rules that can be applied to your work. Read on to discover some of Reid's pro tips, get the inside scoop on how he uses his gear, and learn more about what exactly he uses in his set-up. Happy mixing! Continue reading →

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