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  • Enter To Win A Universal Audio Ox Amp Top Box From Vintage King

    Vintage King and Universal Audio are teaming together to give away the brand new OX Amp Top Box. That's right, one randomly chosen winner will bring home the brand new premium reactive load box and guitar recording system from UA.

    What makes the Ox Amp Top Box so special? This tool allows you to dial in your amp's sweet spot, whether it's clean tones or on the verge of going full-on dirt, and allows you to play it at any volume. Simply, find your favorite settings and allow the load box to do all of the heavy lifting.  Continue reading

  • The Year Punk Went Pop: The Making of Green Day's Dookie

    1994 was a weird year in music history. Ace of Base had three of the Top 10 Billboard singles in the US. Kurt Cobain died. Left Eye burned down that mansion. Oh, and three different major labels got in a bidding war over a band who wrote songs about smoking pot and masturbation.

    Earlier this month, Green Day's Dookie turned 24-years-old, but it's youthful exuberance and pop prowess still seems fresh all these years later. Read on to get insight into how three Berkeley punks were able to create a modern punk masterpiece in the era of grunge domination. Continue reading

  • Your Time Is Gonna Come: The Making of Led Zeppelin's Debut

    Last week on the Vintage King blog, we took a deep dive into the drums sounds on Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks." We're discussing Zeppelin once again, but this time we are covering the history behind the recording and release of their self-titled debut from January 1969. Continue reading

  • Vintage King: Celebrating 25 Years Of Audio Excellence


    Throughout 2018, Vintage King will be celebrating its 25th anniversary. We’ll be taking a look back at the history of the company, gear that we have serviced and sold throughout the years and the customers who have made it all worthwhile. Stick around, we think you’re going to like it.

    Fueled by a passion for the studio equipment that was used to create their favorite records, Michigan-based brothers Mike and Andrew Nehra began crafting a plan in their parent's garage to capitalize on a trip to Europe. That’s right, the effort to become one of the leading pro audio gear companies started in an unlikely place ­- a hotel room in England. Continue reading

  • How To Stay Inspired In The Studio

    The holidays are almost over and it's time to get back in the studio. It's a hard thing to do when you've finally been able to relax and then need to find instant inspiration. What do you do? Two words: Brian Eno.

    Brian Eno was a weird dude. He was a self-described "non-musician” that reinvented the recording process with a highly conceptual approach. His unique strategies changed the way we make music to this day. Continue reading

  • Smart Santas Shop Vintage King's December Promos

    With the holidays upon us and the end of 2017 looming near, Vintage King has some incredible offers on our best gear. Get a peak at Mad Mike's Christmas Riot Sale in the video below for some holiday fun and then continue on afterward to learn more about many of our December deals. Continue reading

  • Pro Audio Stocking Stuffers For The Holidays

    Can I be real for a second? Stocking stuffers are LAME. Socks. Soap. Maybe some awful smelling cologne/perfume if you’re lucky. This year, surprise your loved ones by stuffing something truly awesome in their stocking! Continue reading

  • Music Documentaries To Watch Over The Holidays

    Let’s face it, you’d rather be doing something creative than spending hours with your extended family, struggling to make small talk. This year, give them (and you!) a gift they’ll actually appreciate — something entertaining to watch. A Christmas Story is great, but it’s not going to hold your Aunt’s attention long enough to keep her from asking you how “your little music stuff” is going. These are some of our favorite music and recording documentaries of 2017. Continue reading

  • 40 Years of Excess: The Making of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

    Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours is a monument to excess; fueled by enormous budgets, sleepless nights and mountains of cocaine. Earlier this year, the album celebrated its 40th anniversary and we decided to take a look at what exactly went into the recording and mixing process of this classic album.

    Rumours was recorded over 12 months at The Record Plant in Sausalito, California in 1976. Even the studio owners thought Fleetwood Mac were going overboard. Chris Stone said, "They would come in at 7 at night, have a big feast, party till 1 or 2 in the morning. And then when they were so whacked-out they couldn't do anything, they'd start recording." Continue reading

  • Five Ways To Use a Moog Music MF-104M

    The Moog Music MF-104M is already a modern day classic and will without a doubt be a pedal that people will be lusting over for years to come. It features 800 ms of bucket brigade driven, analog delay that floats beautifully as you play. The repeats are simply gorgeous and sit perfectly underneath your dry signal.

    Experimenting with the extremely advanced modulation section is really what brings out the true charm of this pedal. With six different waveforms to choose from, you will find yourself dialing in arpeggios, laser blasts and classic tape delay tones for hours. Continue reading

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