Vintage King Blog

  • The Bubble Talks Their API 1608

    The Bubble is a fully functional hybrid digital and analog recording studio located in Austin, TX. Founded in 1998 by Alex Lyon and Chris “Frenchie” Smith, the studio’s gear list is as eclectic as the building where it all lives – a cottage house that sits behind a 90-year old historic home in the bustling Hyde Park neighborhood. Continue reading
  • Studio Trilogy Gets An API Upgrade


    Studio Trilogy, a full service, multi-room recording facility in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district, recently installed an API 1608 32-channel console, accompanied by a custom-built Sterling Modular frame.

    The studio turned to Vintage King Audio, a leading dealer of high-end new and vintage recording equipment, when founders Justin Lieberman, Willie Samuels and Cindy McSherry made the decision to purchase the 1608, which they selected thanks to the console’s extreme flexibility and outstanding sonic qualities. Continue reading

  • Rourketown Studios Welcomes New Tonelux Consule

    "This was one of the most unique installs I have been a part of, in my time at Vintage King," says Jeff Ehrenberg, head of Vintage King West Coast Sales. “Jeff O’Rourke needed a system that figuratively and literally combined the best of both worlds, analog and digital." Continue reading

  • Vintage King And Robert Lang Studios Talk Outboard Gear


    Robert Lang Studios is located in the idyllic Richmond Beach area of Seattle, Washington, providing artists with a creative recording environment matched by the picturesque landscape and incredible gear list. Founded in 1974, the studio is owned by Robert & Tina Lang, Rick Eaks and Liz Ellison. Continue reading

  • Island Vortex Brings In VK For Big Sound


    Island Vortex recently finished construction of a new recording studio located in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. Island Vortex specializes in Hawaiian music, rock, reggae, hip-hop and more.

    Owner Seti Orion chose renowned studio designer Larry Swist of Evenfall Acoustics of New York to design his recording studio. When it came time to equip the studio Seti turned to Vintage King Audio. Continue reading

  • Matchbox Recording Studio Brings Home A New API Console


    Matchbox Recording Studio, in Austin, Texas, has an abundance of both vintage and new analog equipment that, when coupled with a Pro Tools HD3 system, lends authenticity and a somewhat indescribable "organic heft" to the many projects that are recorded there. Continue reading

  • Producer's Corner with John Shanks

    As both a Grammy-award winning producer and a professional musician, John Shanks has been able to see both sides of the coin and use it to his advantage in the studio. Originally, Shanks began playing in Melissa Etheridge’s band in 1988 and toured with her for several years. Continue reading
  • Vintage King's Tech Shop Opens Its Doors to the World


    Vintage King relocated our technical, restoration and fulfillment departments into a new, 10,000 square foot facility in Ferndale, MI. We are also pleased to announce the official opening of our restoration department to the entire professional audio community, not just those who purchase gear from Vintage King directly.

    In addition to the legendary consoles and outboard gear that we both sell and restore, including the recent refurbished Neve 8078 console for the legendary Electric Lady Studios, we are now offering our Premium Restoration Service for personal gear (purchased elsewhere) as well. Continue reading

  • 20 Questions With Chris Lord-Alge

    Chris Lord-Alge is a man who needs no introduction. With hundreds of album credits to his name, his body of work is impressive to say the least. His mixes are huge and dynamic, and can leave most engineers slapping their head and saying, "How'd he do that?"

    As a longtime friend of Vintage King, Chris was an obvious first choice for our "20 Questions" series. Chris gives us some great insight into his work ethic, favorite gear and the music he loves. Continue reading

  • Chandler Ltd. Introduces The Germanium 500 Series

    The Chandler Germanium 500 MKII is an updated version of the brand's classic Germanium 500 Series module. Despite an improved faceplate layout, the rest of the specs remain true to the original version of the Germanium, including all Class A, transformer balanced circuits. You'll get all the same sounds that you've always known to get from this new piece of gear from Chandler Limited. Continue reading

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