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  • Studio Veteran Al Sutton Talks Recording Drums and Guitars

    Over the past few decades, Detroit-based producer and engineer Al Sutton has carved out a niche for himself in the world of rock 'n' roll. From working with legends like John Fogerty and Jerry Lee Lewis to fellow Detroiters like Kid Rock and the Detroit Cobras, Sutton has become renowned for the sounds he's capable of getting at Rust Belt Studios.

    We recently visited Al at Rust Belt to get some insight into how he attacks capturing guitar and drums sounds in the studio. Check out our two new videos below to learn how Al tracks both instruments and find out what microphones and compressors he uses in the process. Continue reading

  • A Comparison Of Surround Monitor Controller Options

    Surround monitor controllers are a vital link in the chain for today’s composers and post-production professionals. Situated between your DAW or console I/O and speakers, this tool serves as the control for volume attenuation and routing of your audio at the final stage of reference.

    The need for transparent and accurate control is shared by pretty much everyone, but there are a wide array of features and capabilities that require some decision making. Do you need a simple 5.1 desktop unit for an editing suite? What about something that will let you expand for additional channels down the road? How about a complete solution that will handle immersive content and also provide room and acoustic correction? Continue reading

  • Vintage King Revives Classic Neve 8068 For Power Station New England

    Power Station New England, founded in 1995 and located in picturesque Waterford, Connecticut, has taken delivery of a historic Neve 8068 MkII recording console as part of an extensive studio expansion. At the center of the 2017 upgrade is the legendary main recording space with signature 35-foot dome, plus four isolation spaces and the historic control room, which now features the vintage Neve 8068. Continue reading

  • First Listen: Universal Audio OX Amp Top Box


    Last week I was lucky enough to sit in on a demo of the newest product from Universal Audio, The OX Amp Top Box. Universal Audio has been setting the standards of analog gear in professional recording studios for decades (see the 1176 or LA-2A), but they have spent more and more time recently in the digital realm. Continue reading

  • FOH Engineer Brian Pomp Talks Mixing Analog And Digital On DNCE Tour

    Front of House vet Brian Pomp has handled live sound responsibilities for Iggy Azalea, Hollywood Undead, Kesha and American Idol winner Kris Allen, just to name a few. He's currently out on the road with the Joe Jonas-led band DNCE and has brought out some exciting new pieces of gear for this round of touring. Continue reading

  • Celldweller Explores The T-Rex Replicator and Elektron Analog Heat

    In two new demos, Klayton (Celldweller) is taking on some unique studio tools and adding them into his modular synth set-up. Continue on below to learn more about the T-Rex Replicator Eurorack Module and Elektron Analog Heat and see how Klayton explores new worlds of sound with the gear. Continue reading

  • Make Your Mark With Collin Dupuis

    Most would-be engineers and producers find their way into the studio in their late teens, as they start to work on recordings for their first bands. For Collin Dupuis, the fascination began forming at a much younger age.

    "My mom was friends with Glenn Brown of Glenn Brown Productions in Lansing, Michigan," Dupuis says. "She took me in there when I was five-years-old and it was like 'Bing!' Buttons and knobs everywhere. I could feel it instantly forming in my head that technology was going to be a part of my future." Continue reading

  • Celebrating The 114th Birthday of Alan Blumlein

    There have been many influential creators throughout the history of the recording studio, but one that always stands out is Alan Blumlein. Celebrate what would have been his 114th birthday by reading below and learning about his famous miking technique and other contributions to the world of music. Continue reading

  • Seven Compressor Shootout With Dave Rieley of Vintage King

    Since the creation of the compressor, this essential studio tool has hardly left the side of discerning engineers, producers and musicians. Whether you're trying to make a vocal stand out or give definition to a drum hit, the compressor can do a whole wide range of things for any track you're working on.

    To make the selection process easier when looking for your next compressor, Vintage King's Dave Rieley has created a seven compressor shootout. The compressors used in the shootout include the Chandler Limited RS124, Highland Dynamics BG2, Tube Tech CL 1B, Acme Opticom XLA-3, Retro Instruments 176, Retro Instruments Sta-Level and Universal Audio LA-2A. Continue reading

  • Closing Out 2017 Summer NAMM With Vintage King Nashville

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    In the next few weeks, Nashville will be awash in the best and brightest of the pro audio industry, as NAMM brings its mid-summer gathering to Music City. With more exhibitors and brands being represented than ever, 2017 Summer NAMM is setting up to be one of the biggest celebrations of gear yet.

    After a weekend of presenting products, finding out about the latest industry news and attempting to meet everyone possible, the time comes to relax and reflect on another successful Summer NAMM event. To celebrate, Vintage King Nashville and NAMM will be hosting the final event of the weekend on Saturday, July 15th, at 4 PM. Continue reading

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