Studio Workflow

  1. Vintage King Workflow: Needlz

    Vintage King Workflow: Needlz
    For Needlz, the creation of music has always centered on finding new sounds that intrigue him. Whether by way of a snare hit, synth melody or sample, the world has provided plenty of inspiration for the Atlanta-based music maker. He's written and produced multi-million-selling records for the likes of Bruno Mars, Cardi B, G-Unit, Lupe Fiasco, and countless others. In order to capture his song sketches in the moment and turn them into hits, Needlz has relied on Universal Audio's Apollo audio interface series for as long as he can remember. "I started with the silver one and I've gotten each new version since," Needlz says from the confines of Dry Rain Studio. "Now I've got two Apollo x16s in my set-up, which gives me 32 channels to work with." Continue reading →
  2. Brokering Your Console With Vintage King

    Brokering Your Console With Vintage King
    For over two decades, Vintage King has been one of the world's preeminent purveyors of vintage and used recording consoles. In addition to buying consoles to sell outright, we also provide brokering services. By utilizing our brokering services, we can help clients who would like to avoid the hassles and complexities that can be involved in selling a desk. Why choose Vintage King to broker your console? We’ve been a trusted partner in creating thousands of safe transactions for buyers and sellers around the globe for 25 years. Read on to learn more about our brokering process and how we can make it as easy possible for you. Continue reading →
  3. Comparing Universal Audio Plug-Ins To Their Hardware Counterparts

    Comparing Universal Audio Plug-Ins To Their Hardware Counterparts
    One of the most common questions we get asked by customers at Vintage King relates to plug-ins and how they stack up against their analog hardware counterparts. In terms of Universal Audio's software replicas, the painstaking care taken to recreate these classic pieces of hardware is beyond obvious when comparing their sonic output. Continue reading →
  4. Exploring Universal Audio's Compressor, Equalizer and Effect Plug-Ins

    Exploring Universal Audio's Compressor, Equalizer and Effect Plug-Ins
    When purchasing UAD-2 powered gear from Universal Audio such as the Apollo Twin, Apollo 8, Apollo 8p, Apollo 16 or a UAD-2 Satellite, you gain access to some of the most powerful plug-ins in the world. Offering great digital replications of top audio gear like the Neve 1073Manley VoxBox, Neve 88r, Thermionic Culture Vulture and many more, Universal Audio has made these plug-ins so close that you forget you aren't using the real thing. Continue reading →
  5. Avid Control Surfaces: Which One Fits Your Needs?

    Avid Control Surfaces: Which One Fits Your Needs?
    Since there has been more and more advancements in the digital world, Avid has been coming up with new ways to integrate the old school hands-on approach of mixing into the modern world of music production. As much as we all love analog mixing desks, they are expensive and hard to integrate into a smaller studio environment. With the vast improvement of plug-in sounds and recall ability, every year more engineers migrate towards "In The Box" workflow. Sometimes all you need is the ability to put your hands on a group of faders and pan knobs to really feel a mix, and now with expanded functionality of a digital control surface, you have access to a more tactile control of your plug-in collection. 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.