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  • Using Remic Microphones For Open Air Concerts With Taketo Gohara

    Miking instruments in open-air settings like amphitheaters can be complicated, as the weather can always be unpredictable and factors like the wind can ruin your sound. For the purposes of miking orchestral instruments in these settings, REMIC Microphones has created new mics that feature built-in shields to prevent any wind noise from being picked up.

    This past summer, Front of House Engineer Taketo Gohara went on with legendary Italian singer-songwriter Vinicio Capossela, and was tasked with running sound for two orchestras. When miking the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini and the Orchestra Teatro Massimo in open-air settings, Gohara opted to use the REMIC LB (Live) microphones featuring built-in windscreens.
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  • Around The Shop: Arcade Fire's Custom Universal Audio 610 Console

    In the world of the recording studio, there may be no more recognizable console or mic pre than the Universal Audio 610. With its light green hue and large tactile knobs, Bill Putnam Sr.’s creation was known for adding warmth and harmonics to recordings while still keeping things sounding extremely musical.

    The 610 mic pre and recording console’s resumes are beyond stacked. Both were used predominantly on some of the top records of the 1960s and 1970s, including Neil Young’s Harvest, The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, The Doors’ L.A. Woman and several Frank Sinatra recordings. Continue reading

  • Vintage King Presents: Silent Knife

    It's Halloween time and at Vintage King we've been getting in the spirit by binging on our favorite horror movies, both new and old. Whether it be the lush beauty of Mandy, the stark realism of the latest Halloween or the bonkers nature of every Friday The 13th sequel, we got inspired to create something of our very own.

    In our new short, Silent Knife, we posit the question, "What happens when a serial slasher's knife goes quiet?" Not "quiet" as in the killer goes dormant, but "quiet" in the sense that things just aren't quite the way they used to be. There's just that little something missing. Continue reading

  • Buyer's Guide: SSL AWS Delta Recording & Mixing Console

    Solid State Logic AWS Delta Recording & Mixing Console

    Solid State Logic has a wide range of consoles for both recording and mixing purposes. Finding the right one to fit the needs of your studio is not a problem – it’s a solution waiting to be discovered! Today we’ll be talking about the AWS 900 Delta Series recording and mixing consoles.

    If you’re running a mid-sized production facility, the Solid State Logic AWS 900 Delta Series is most likely the answer for you. These full featured hybrid consoles that combine Superanalogue™ sound with a DAW controller. The AWS 900 Delta Series offers a choice of three different channel sizes and configurations. All three contain a variety of inputs within a compact frame size of 24 faders:

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  • Universal Audio Apollo Expanded: Pairing The Apollo X and Apollo Twin

    The connectivity options for the Universal Audio Apollo has always been one of the interface's greatest features. By combining multiple Apollos together, you can expand your processing power and feature set to make your workflow faster than ever before.

    When specifically pairing a Universal Audio Apollo X interface with an Apollo Twin, there are some really handy features you can deploy for both recording and mixing. In this configuration, your Apollo Twin instantly becomes a monitor controller for up to three pairs of monitors and can be used as a talk-balk mic controller during your session. Not to mention, the Apollo Twin will also expand the processing power of your Apollo X rig. Continue reading

  • Vintage King's Mike Nehra Talks With DIME Detroit Students

    Located only a block away from where the Nehra brothers started Vintage King, the Detroit Institute of Music Education offers a new educational option for those interested in pursuing careers in the music industry. The school's unique curriculum focuses on areas like songwriting, music entrepreneurship and creative music performance.

    DIME Detroit recently invited Vintage King Co-Founder and CEO Mike Nehra to come speak with students about his recording career and work at our company. Additionally, Mike took questions from DIME students and offered insights into using certain microphones for specific genres, analog compared to digital and creating a hybrid workflow. Continue reading

  • Buyer’s Guide: API Audio 1608-II Console

    API 1608-II Recording Console

    API Audio remains at the leading edge of small format analog console design with their newest offering – the 1608-II. Expanding on the architecture of their ever popular 1608 console, which helped revolutionize the analog project studio, API Audio has brought out its latest iteration, the Mk II.

    The 1608-II is a fully analog board that merges a wealth of modern features with the rich history of API Audio
    console design in the classic 1604 model. All analog, all day long – this is a realm that API Audio knows like no
    other. For the 1608-II, API Audio has made some new upgrades, including four Stereo Returns, a global 0dB fader
    bypass and (optional) new cross-platform FinalTouchTM Automation System.

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  • Buyer’s Guide: API Audio 2448 Console

    API 2448 Recording Console

    API Audio remains at the forefront of the analog console domain with their newest offering, the 2448 recording console. Drawing on the heritage of their classic 2488 console, which dominated the LA recording world in the 1970s and 1980s, API Audio has brought out a worthy successor to the legend.

    The API Audio 2448 is a fully analog console that injects a host of modern features into the rich history of API console design. All analog, all day long – this is a realm that API knows like no other. The console features a twin audio path design: 2 complete audio paths in every channel, for true ‘inline’ simultaneous analog tracking and monitoring.
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  • 20 Questions With Piper Payne

    Piper Payne is the Owner and Chief Mastering Engineer of Neato Mastering, and a Co-Founder and the Chief Product Officer for Second Line Vinyl. An avid enthusiast of audio education, Piper has worked with the SF Chapter of the Recording Academy, the P&E Wing Advisory Council, AES SF Chapter and Women's Audio Mission. On top of all that, Piper has found time to master music for nationally renowned artists like Third Eye Blind, Madame Gandhi and Geographer.

    Recently, Piper was able to take some time out of her busy schedule to chat with us for our ongoing 20 Questions series. Read on to learn more about how she got started mastering, her innovative incogNEATO: Remix service and her penchant for Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. Continue reading

  • Manley Labs' EveAnna Manley Talks Tubes, Innovation + More

    Manley Laboratories has been producing world-class tube gear for professional engineers since the late 1980s. Known for creating legendary studio equipment like the Variable Mu Limiter-Compressor, Massive Passive EQ and Reference Cardioid Microphone, Manley has become one of the music industry’s most revered manufacturers.

    We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with EveAnna Manley, the company's President, and chatting about the past, present and future of Manley Laboratories. Read on to learn about EveAnna’s journey from inventory manager to president, some sage management advice, and what sets Manley Labs apart from other pro audio companies. Continue reading

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