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  1. Behind The Gear: Josephson Engineering

    Behind The Gear: Josephson Engineering
    Founded by David Josephson in 1988, Josephson Engineering has been producing high-quality microphones with versatile features and attractive price tags for over 30 years. The brand got its start in San Jose and later moved to Santa Cruz, where they have been designing and manufacturing microphones ever since. We recently sat down with David Josephson to take a look behind the scenes at Josephson Engineering. Read on to discover the inspiration behind Josephson’s popular C725 condenser microphone, how the e22S was originally a custom creation for Steve Albini, and learn more about the brand new C705. Continue reading →
  2. API Audio's 312 Mic Pre Is Back!

    API Audio's 312 Mic Pre Is Back!
    API Audio has always been synonymous with large sounding American rock records that have lots of analog warmth. One of the key elements of that sound is the API 312 mic pre, which API has just announced is coming back to regular production in 2020. In celebration of API's 50th anniversary, the brand released a limited edition hand-wired version of the 312 in 2019. The new version of the famed preamp announced today is a standard production version that costs $795 and offers the same classic API sound in a 500 Series format. Continue reading →
  3. Buyer's Guide: Neve 8424 Recording Console

    Buyer's Guide: Neve 8424 Recording Console
    The new Neve 8424 is a hand-built 24-channel analog mixing and recording console that seamlessly integrates with all of the equipment in your studio for a streamlined workflow. This desk is the intuitive and ergonomic link between your analog outboard gear/instruments and your DAW and plug-ins and also offers easy internal recall of all console settings. Neve's latest console offers dual-channel inputs, enabling you to switch between recording and mixing inputs at the press of a button. With Marinair transformers, two authentic 1073 preamps and classic EQ circuitry, the 8424 delivers the classic 80-series Neve sound in a compact frame. And with two open 500 series slots, you can easily expand your tone with your favorite outboard signal processors. Continue reading →
  4. 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 →
  5. AMS Neve Launches 1073OPX With Eight Remote Controlled 1073 Mic Pres

    AMS Neve Launches 1073OPX With Eight Remote Controlled 1073 Mic Pres
    The Neve 1073 is one of the most legendary mic preamps in recording history and has been available in just about every format possible. AMS Neve has just announced that the brand is once again changing the name of the 1073 game by introducing the new 1073OPX octal microphone/line/instrument preamplifier. What's going on with the 1073OPX that makes it so impressive? We're talking about a 2U 19" rackmount unit, which features eight 1073 preamps with Marinair transformers that can be controlled via remote control. It gets even better! The 1073OPX has a digital card option that offers 192kHz/24Bit conversion for USB and Dante network connections. Continue reading →
  6. 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 →
  7. Universal Audio's Lev Perrey Answers Your Questions About LUNA

    Universal Audio's Lev Perrey Answers Your Questions About LUNA
    Earlier this week, we reached out to our social media followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, asking them what questions they had about Universal Audio's LUNA recording system. Well, surprise, surprise, Universal Audio officially launched LUNA yesterday and made it available for download. Despite his busy schedule on launch day, Universal Audio's Director of Product Management Lev Perrey took the time to answer all of your burning questions about the brand's latest release. Watch below to check out our in-depth interview with Lev, and if you want more information about LUNA, we've got you covered here. Continue reading →
  8. Five Reasons You Should Download Universal Audio's LUNA Recording System Right Now

    Five Reasons You Should Download Universal Audio's LUNA Recording System Right Now
    Universal Audio has just launched its new LUNA Recording System. The application is free and available to download right here for Mac users with Thunderbolt Apollo and Arrow interfaces . Whether you've been curious about LUNA or don't know the first thing about it, we've got everything you need in this blog. First things first, what is it? Universal Audio describes LUNA as a "music creation, recording, and analog-style production system." Essentially, LUNA is your new home base for recording, editing, and mixing, one that flows seamlessly with Universal Audio Thunderbolt-equipped interfaces in a way like never before. Continue reading →
  9. Get Free British Sound FX With Antelope Audio's Discrete 4 And Discrete 8 Synergy Core Interfaces

    Get Free British Sound FX With Antelope Audio's Discrete 4 And Discrete 8 Synergy Core Interfaces
    Antelope Audio has just announced a new promo that will net you even more free FX when you purchase a Discrete 4 or Discrete 8 Synergy Core interface. Since both interfaces are packed with more processing power via FPGA and DSP chips, you'll be able to run even more FX during recording and mixing. From now through April 30th, 2020, you'll receive a free package of classic British mic pre and compressor emulations with your Discrete 4 or Discrete 8 Synergy Core order. These four FX are an added gift, and are in addition to the 36 plug-ins that already come with the Synergy Core interfaces. In total, that means you'll get 41 FX for free with your purchase! Continue reading →
  10. Award-Winning Conversion Goes Compact With Apogee Symphony Desktop

    Award-Winning Conversion Goes Compact With Apogee Symphony Desktop
    Since Apogee got its start, the brand has been known as a heavyweight in the digital end of pro audio, providing what many agree to be the best quality conversion in the game. New for 2020, Apogee has unveiled the Symphony Desktop, which brings the same technology used in the Symphony I/O to a much smaller package. It’s no secret that Apogee’s Symphony I/O has become one of the top choices for audio interfaces in professional studio environments. The interface features crystal clear definition in its conversion, massive I/O support, and the option for brilliant mic preamps. With that said, the Symphony I/O provides both a price point and a large format that might be a little above those just getting a start in the industry. Continue reading →

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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.
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