Vintage King Blog

  • 20 Questions With Chris Tabron

    Chris Tabron is a multi-platinum record producer, mixer, and engineer based in Brooklyn, New York. He has worked with everyone from pop legends like Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and Mary J. Blige to indie rock icons like the Strokes, the Voidz and Lower Dens.

    We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Chris for our ongoing 20 Questions series. Read on to learn more about his hybrid mixing setup, impressive outboard collection, and why he brings his trusty tap-tempo metronome to every session. Continue reading

  • Vintage King Helps Gold Diggers Land API 2448 Console For Studio Room A

    Gold Diggers is a new recording studio, live music venue and hotel that lives all on one campus on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. Over the course of the three-year planning process for these facilities, owner Dave Trumfio worked hand-in-hand with Vintage King Audio Consultant Jeff Ehrenberg to select the gear that would go into the nine room studio space.

    When API Audio announced the release of the new 2448 recording console in October 2018, Ehrenberg connected Trumfio with the storied pro audio brand and the rest is history. One of the first 2448 desks to be built by API Audio was installed into the Studio A room at Gold Diggers shortly after the product was launched. 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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  • Watch Vintage King's Videos From The Floor Of The 2019 NAMM Show

    It's been an exciting first two days of the 2019 NAMM Show. Lots of stunning new gear, redesigns of classics and, of course, plenty of free swag. Some standout releases so far have been the API Box 2, Slate Raven MTZ, Dangerous Music D-Box+, Focal Trio11 Be, and Tree Audio The Roots 500 Series.

    If you want to learn more about what's new at NAMM in 2019, check out our YouTube playlist below. We'll be adding videos all weekend long, so keep checking back to get more updates from the floor. Continue reading

  • 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

  • The 2019 NAMM Show Is Coming And We Have You Covered

    If there is one thing that engineers, producers and musicians love talking about more than anything, it's the announcement and release of new gear. It's another chance to perfect our tone, find the answer to workflow issues and achieve what we've been dreaming about. That's what makes the week of the NAMM Show one of the most exciting times of the year. Anything seems possible!

    Once again, the 2019 NAMM Show is taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center from Thursday, January 24th through Sunday, January 27th. Over 100,000 attendees will walk the convention center floor to check out the latest and greatest gear from hundreds of different pro audio and music equipment brands. . Continue reading

  • 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

  • Vintage King Delivers A Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Console To Nashville’s Historic RCA Studio B

    Now operated by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, RCA Studio B in Nashville is open for visitors to explore where their favorite records were made. The hallowed halls of the famous Music City studio have seen just about every legend pass through, including Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and the King himself, Elvis Presley.

    “Terry Blackwood of the Imperials asked Elvis how to knock a gun out of somebody's hand if they were trying to rob you,” says RCA Studio B Assistant Studio Manager Johnny Gentile. “So they found a pistol in the studio and held it towards Elvis. Elvis karate kicked the pistol out of the person’s hand and it went flying across the room. The barrel of the pistol went straight through the back of session guitarist Chip Young’s acoustic guitar.” Continue reading

  • Buyer's Guide: Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Recording Console

    Taking numerical inspiration from his last console design, the Neve 8088, Rupert Neve has carried on his legacy of pure Class A design with the creation of the Rupert Neve Designs 5088 recording console. All the musicality and sophistication of the 8088 has been brought into the 21st century, refined and updated for today’s modern studio.

    Aside from the improved components and circuitry, the key refinement is the totally modular nature of the console. You can have a 5088 built to your exact needs, including everything you want and nothing you don’t. Take the best of what Rupert Neve Designs has to offer, and make the most of your studio. Continue reading

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