Product News

  • Buyer's Guide: Avid Pro Tools | MTRX

    Avid have been busy adding features to Pro Tools over the past couple of years, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen any new hardware from them. During that time we’ve seen the I/O hardware playing field change as AD/DA Converters have taken another leap in quality/affordability and Audio-Over-IP has started to really take shape and consolidate around the Dante standard from Audinate.

    Now Avid is back in the hardware game with a very well specified, pristine sounding I/O with sophisticated internal routing and IP connectivity. Meet the Avid Pro Tools | MTRX. MTRX was originally designed by NPI and launched as the DAD AX32. It’s a configurable interface that has already found a home with high-end mix and mastering engineers and Vintage King Audio clients like Alan Meyerson, Craig Bauer, Warner Brothers and Mick Guzauski. This new version has been rebranded and updated with a smart black finish, and a simplified menu of user-installable optional upgrades. Continue reading

  • Hear The New UK Sound 176 Mono Compressor

    In late 2017, BAE Audio announced the formation of a sister company, UK Sound, with a focus on creating affordable, high quality gear. UK Sound's latest release follows suit with this ideal, as the 176 mono compressor offers up a design inspired by the classic UREI/Universal Audio 1176.

    This isn't the first time that UK Sound has channeled the legendary FET-style compressor. The brand's first release, the 1173, brought together an 1176-style design with the much-loved Neve 1073 mic pre. While the 1173 comes in at a cost of $1,200, the new standalone version of the 176 only costs $749.00. This makes it perfect for anyone who already owns a 1073 mic pre and just wants more compression in their workflow.

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  • Moog Music's Limited Edition Sirin Bass Synth In Stock At Vintage King

    Right before the 2019 NAMM Show, Moog Music announced the release of a new bass synthesizer, the Sirin. This synth (which is limited to only 2500 units worldwide), has now landed at Vintage King and is ready to be shipped to low end fanatics everywhere.

    For the Sirin, Moog Music revived the Taurus bass synth sound engine and put it into the handy Minitaur form factor. The original Moog Taurus was a foot-operated synth and was manufactured from 1975 to 1981 and had another brief run as the Taurus II from in 1981 to 1983. The bass synth pedal was a favorite among Rush, Yes and many more legendary prog rock artists. Continue reading

  • Discover The Best New Gear Of The 2019 NAMM Show

    The dust has settled on the 2019 NAMM Show and it's been another banner year for product releases. There was so much new gear at NAMM that we had to gather together some of our favorites and highlight the best of the bunch on the Vintage King blog.

    Want to learn more about some of the standout new releases from the convention center floor? Continue on below to watch our videos from NAMM and discover the latest and greatest in recording consoles, EQs/Dynamics, microphones, monitors, pedals, and synths.
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  • API Audio Debuts New Version Of The Box And Two Anniversary 500 Modules

    Today at the NAMM Show, API Audio announced they will be releasing a revised version of The Box in 2019.  It's been five years since the release of the original award-winning consol, which has been used in both professional and home recording facilities worldwide. The new version finds a whole host of updates and upgrades that will win over even more fans for the small format console.

    The name of the game with the new Box console is flexibility. The console now offers eight inputs with mic preamp, line input and Hi Pass Filter, eight 500 Series slots, direct out on input channels and 16 summing channels (24 channels during mixing). There is also a 0dB bypass switch on each summing channel, something that was found on the original Box console and brought to the new 2448 and 1608-II consoles. Continue reading

  • Meet The New V Kick And V Beat Drum Mics From sE Electronics

  • Burl Audio Introduces New Mothership Cards For NAMM 2019

    Burl Audio is known for their innovative Mothership, a modular AD/DA audio interface equipped with swappable “daughter cards.” Ahead of the upcoming 2019 NAMM Show, Burl has announced the release of two new daughter cards, the B4 Mic Pre and BDA4m.

    While Burl has expertly created the Mothership to be adaptable to any studio's workflow, the true brilliance lies in the sound. Each daughter card offers an all-discrete, Class-A signal path with transformers and custom op-amps for analog-esque tone in the digital domain. Continue reading

  • First Listen: Chandler Limited TG Microphone

    Chandler Limited has always been known for their incredible analog hardware. However, with the release of the new TG Microphone, the brand is also solidifying their reputation for creating outstanding mics.

    Coming hot on the heels of the highly successfully EMI REDD Microphone, the TG Microphone is a new solid-state large diaphragm condenser mic. Once again, Chandler Limited is giving you the option to alter your sound at the source by giving the microphone a plethora of on-board tools. Continue reading

  • Vintage King And Retro Instruments Team Up For Exclusive 175-B Compressor

    Vintage King wanted to create something special to celebrate our 25th anniversary this year, so we teamed up with our friends at Retro Instruments to release a reproduction of the 175-B compressor. There will only be 100 of these limited edition 175-B recreations available worldwide and they will be sold exclusively through Vintage King.

    Why bring back the 175-B? Simple. It’s a classic compressor that has been a staple since its release. Designed by Bill Putnam, the product was created to make up for the lack of compressors created specifically for recording studios. It’s huge and clear sounding tube circuitry and aggressive nature has made it a favorite of many engineers on drums, guitars and vocals. Continue reading

  • First Listen: A Review Of The Moog One Synthesizer

    For years, synthesizer fans have been asking the question, "When will Moog release a new polyphonic analog synth?" Ask (to the point of exhaustion), and you shall receive, synth community! Meet the brand new Moog One polyphonic synthesizer.

    While designing their first polyphonic analog synth in over 30 years, it's apparent that Moog held nothing back in regards to its sheer number of features. The Moog One is the result of years of research and development and its expansive palette of sonic colors will be a shock to those who have been waiting with baited breath. Continue reading

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