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  • Tips for In The Box Mixing

    The expansion of power in a DAW is drawing more and more engineers to mixing in the box. Software such as Pro Tools and Logic come stocked with all of the tools you need to do a professional sounding mix right out of the box, and also allow you to add the addition of your favorite third party plug-ins. In the blog, we'll discuss some tips and tricks for setting up your DAW to create a seamless in the box workflow. Continue reading

  • Vintage King's Guide To Compressors And Using Them In The Studio

    A compressor is one of the most useful tools an engineer can have on hand during a session. They have been the glue that holds recordings together since their creation and engineers still heavily rely on them for vocals, voiceover, guitars, bass, drums, the mix bus and more. Continue reading

  • Tracking With Ben Lorenz of Willis Sound

    Willis, Michigan is a one light town that resides a little less than 20 miles away from the University of Michigan. The small community is home to only three operating businesses; a liquor store, a yoga studio and a BBQ joint. Thanks to business partners Ben Lorenz and Jason Magee, the city can now add the beautiful new recording studio known as Willis Sound to their resume.

    When looking to build a larger studio than the one they currently owned in Ann Arbor, Lorenz and Magee joked about finding a vacant church through a house of worship locator web site. Much to their surprise, there was a site utilizing this concept and they quickly found an abandoned church in nearby Willis.  Continue reading

  • First Listen: Townsend Labs Sphere L22 Condenser Studio Microphone

    Over the past couple days, I’ve been spending some quality time with the new Townsend Labs microphone system, the Sphere L22. As with any other mic modeling system, I was a bit skeptical going into the demo. I’ve been lucky enough to use all the real versions of the microphones modeled on countless recordings across all genres of music over the last 10 years. I must say, the Townsend Labs Sphere L22 is the real deal. 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

  • 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

  • Building a Studio Through Monthly Payments Part I

    When it comes to building out a studio, there are many different ways to handle the purchase of a new package of gear. One of the most reliable ways to upgrade is by taking advantage of financing or a monthly payment plan. This way you can get the tools you need now and make payments as your business continues to increase.

    For the first in a series of blogs on building a studio on monthly payments, Vintage King Audio Consultant Jeffrey Ehrenberg talks about how he helps businesses realize their visions while being financially responsible. Read on to learn more about the process and discover some handy tips for making your next studio upgrade. 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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