Inside Look

  1. 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 →
  2. Vintage King's Inside Look At Hutton Hotel

    Vintage King's Inside Look At Hutton Hotel
    Located in the West End of downtown Nashville, the Hutton Hotel has carved out its niche as an artist-friendly home away from home. Sure, the hotel's impeccable live space, vibey bars, and posh guest rooms help factor into the formula, but it's the newly opened on-site writer's rooms that have made it a favorite for songwriters on-the-go. From the outset, the goals for these rooms were simple. Provide the amenities of a world-class studio a few blocks away from the publishing world of Music Row and give writers a comfortable place to work efficiently. Hutton Hotel staff teamed with Vintage King Audio Consultants when selecting gear for the room, opting for modern classics like the Flea 47, Purple Audio MC77, Retro Instruments Sta-Level, BAE 1073, Soyuz 013, and Soyuz 017. 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's Inside Look At Meris

    Vintage King's Inside Look At Meris
    Nestled in among the other small one-level buildings in the sleepy beachside streets of Ventura, California, sits an unassuming old storefront. The sun-baked exterior and paper-lined windows offer a distinct contrast to what lay inside, the brain trust of one of the world's exciting pedal makers, Meris. Unboxing a Meris pedal or 500 Series module is an experience unlike any other. This is thanks in part to Engineer/Founder Terry Burton, DSP Engineer/VP Angelo Mazzocco, and Creative Director Jinna Kim. Each aspect of the brand's products, whether it be packaging and artwork or design and function, offer up a connective aesthetic and sound that is distinctly their own. Continue reading →
  5. Vintage King's Inside Look At Gold-Diggers Sound

    Vintage King's Inside Look At Gold-Diggers Sound
    The phrase "If these walls could talk," gets thrown around a lot, but if the surroundings at Gold-Diggers spoke up, we'd be all ears. Whether the location served as Ed Wood's movie set, Slayer's practice space or the home to LA's finest exotic dancers, something interesting has always been going down at 5632 Santa Monica Blvd. That continues to remain true today, as recording studio owner Dave Trumfio recently took over the space and has built out an extremely unique complex. The facilities at Gold-Diggers now include state-of-the-art recording facilities with nine studios and large sound stage, a bar/live music venue, and rock star-worthy hotel. Continue reading →
  6. Vintage King's Inside Look At BAE Audio

    Vintage King's Inside Look At BAE Audio
    While Mark Loughman claims to have come to America with just a bag of CDs and his guitar on his back, it's apparent from talking to him that he also brought something else. It was an insatiable hunger to put his stamp on the music industry, one that eventually led him to form BAE Audio. In the time since he took an internship, learned how to solder his first piece of gear and started his own company, Loughman has brought BAE Audio to great acclaim. The brand's take on the classic 1073 module (BAE 1073BAE 1073MPL, 1073DMP) and countless other pieces of analog gear have propelled them to the top of the pro audio industry and made them a staple in studios all over the world. Continue reading →
  7. Vintage King's Inside Look At The Women's Audio Mission

    Vintage King's Inside Look At The Women's Audio Mission
    The goal to bring more female-identifying individuals into the audio industry has been the driving force behind the Women's Audio Mission since it was founded over 15 years ago. Formed by Executive Director Terri Winston at City College of San Francisco, the organization essentially began as a small club with around 15 participants.  In the time since their initial meetings, Winston has created something incredible. She has worked to create the only professional recording studio in the world completely built and run by women. With an impressive home base featuring state-of-the-art gear from Avid, Barefoot Sound and Audient, WAM has been able to provide audio training and work experience to over 1,500 women and girls from the Bay Area and beyond. Continue reading →
  8. Vintage King's Inside Look At Make Noise

    Vintage King's Inside Look At Make Noise
    The world of modular synthesizers has blown wide open in the past couple of years, thanks in part to incredible builders like Make Noise. The Asheville, North Carolina-based brand started by husband/wife duo Tony Rolando and Kelly Kelbel has pushed to the forefront of the scene with impressive sounding modules and a unique visual aesthetic. Continue reading →
  9. Vintage King's Inside Look At Moog Music

    Vintage King's Inside Look At Moog Music
    Prior to the passing of revolutionary thinker Dr. Robert Moog, he began to help Moog Music prep for the company's next phase in their development. Moving the brand's operations to his adopted home of Asheville, North Carolina, the storied synthesizer creator helped his namesake select a new headquarters and design its floor plan. It's an impact that is still felt at Moog Music nearly 12 years later. "It's not difficult for us to continue on the path that Bob Moog laid out ahead of us," says Jim Debardi, Communications Manager at Moog Music. "His pictures are everywhere, his tools are everywhere. Everything we do has his touch on it, one way or another. The spirit of Bob Moog is alive in every corner of this factory." Continue reading →
  10. Vintage King's Inside Look At Rupert Neve Designs

    Vintage King's Inside Look At Rupert Neve Designs
    RupertNeveDesignsHaving already lived a life full of innovation, no one would have blamed Rupert Neve if he never created another piece of gear again. After all, the man known as the "Godfather of Pro Audio," had spent decades perfecting his gifts to the recording world, including consoles, mic pres, EQ, compressors and more. Yet, ever the tinkerer, Neve remained restless and desired to create something under his own name. 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.