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  1. First Listen: Moog Matriarch Synthesizer

    First Listen: Moog Matriarch Synthesizer
    For the past several years, Moogfest has been the launching pad for many of Moog's latest product releases. The 2019 edition of the festival was no different as the storied synth brand debuted their new 4-voice, paraphonic analog synth, the Matriarch. The make-up and build style of the Matriarch will be familiar to those who have played the Moog Grandmother. The synth is semi-modular, features classic Bob Moog-designed modules, and an on-board sequencer and arpeggiator. That's where the similarities start to fade. Continue reading →
  2. First Listen: Spectra 1964 Model C610 Complimiter

    First Listen: Spectra 1964 Model C610 Complimiter
    Spectra 1964 is back and better than ever with the Model C610, a new take on their classic Model 610 complimiter. The original Model 610 was released in 1969 and quickly earned a reputation as one of the fastest, quietest, and most versatile compressors on the market. In more recent years, engineers and producers like Tchad Blake have made the compressor known as a great coloring tool. While you're still able to drive the new Model C610 to distort, the updated feature set of the complimiter expands on the designer's original intentions for the piece of gear. It all starts with Spectra 1964's new cinemag input and output transformers. The output transformer features a higher headroom and bandwidth than the original Triad design. The C610 also features additional input padding (the same found on the V610), as the original had a lower threshold and would begin compression at lower volumes. Continue reading →
  3. First Listen: SSL SiX Desktop Mixer

    First Listen: SSL SiX Desktop Mixer
    When it comes to recording and mixing consoles, Solid State Logic has always been looked to as one of the preeminent authorities on the matter. The brand's latest release, the SiX, distills down the elements that have made their desks industry standards and brings them into an innovative desktop mixer.   The sound of SSL has always been defined as "pristine." That's thanks in part to the SuperAnalogue™ technology used in their consoles, starting with the SL 9000J, all the way through the AWS and Duality series of today. Two of these SuperAnalogue™ mic pres are featured in the design of the SSL SiX, giving users access to console-grade technology in a small, portable package. Continue reading →
  4. First Listen: A Review Of The Meris Enzo Synth Pedal

    First Listen: A Review Of The Meris Enzo Synth Pedal
    Since entering the pro audio/pedal game, Meris has flipped the world upside down by creating some of the most interesting sounding gear to be released in years. From delay (Polymoon) to reverb (Mercury 7, Mercury 7 pedal) to bit-crusher (Ottobit, Ottobit Jr.), they've been killing it on all levels. The latest release from Meris, the Enzo, takes the idea of an instrument-based synthesizer pedal and expands on it in a way never done before. Utilizing a guitar, bass, drum machine, your voice or even another synthesizer, you can take full advantage of a wide-ranging swath of beautiful sounding synth features. Continue reading →
  5. First Listen: Chase Bliss Audio Condor

    First Listen: Chase Bliss Audio Condor
    The Chase Bliss Audio Condor is a fantastic new pedal that gives us the ability to shape the necessary frequencies for our source to sit as it should within a mix. On the front panel it reads, “Condor, Analog EQ / Pre / Filter” and it is absolutely just that, but it’s what you do with it that makes it unlike any other tone shaping device out there. Continue reading →
  6. First Listen: A Review Of Remic Microphones D5400 and D5400LB

    First Listen: A Review Of Remic Microphones D5400 and D5400LB
    Until a few weeks ago, I was never aware of Remic Microphones (pronounced “Ree-Mike”) or their D5400 mic for upright basses. For years, I have used the standard Al Schmitt method of miking an upright bass, which is a large diaphragm condenser near the bridge and f-hole, and one on the top of the bass near the fingerboard. Al uses two Neumann M149s (which is a $10,000 microphone setup), I’ve been partial to using a Neumann U 47 on the bridge position and a Neumann U 67 on the neck, but if you don’t have access to high-end microphones, any two large diaphragm condensers would do the trick. Using that method, you can achieve a lot of depth and low end from the bridge microphone, and the attack, string noise, and presence of the instrument from the fingerboard microphone. My buddy Takashi Iio and I had a session come up and it happened to be the day these Remic Microphones had come across my desk for a demo. Takashi is one of the finest bass players I’ve ever seen, his playing ranges from jazz to rock and everything in between. He is the top of the A-list musicians here in Detroit, first call for every gig and studio session, and plays on over 250 studio recordings each year. When you get to that level of playing, you become very particular about your tone, which I believe we had completely dialed in, that was until the Remic was put to the test. Continue reading →
  7. Hear Universal Audio's New UAFX Effects Pedals Here First!

    Hear Universal Audio's New UAFX Effects Pedals Here First!
    Universal Audio has demonstrated its mastery of creating digital emulations of analog classics for years. Prior innovations like the OX Amp Top Box have shown the brand making its move into the guitar world, but with today's announcement of a new line of UAFX pedals, they've firmly entrenched themselves in the stompbox game. Engineered and developed by the team at Universal Audio, the Astra Modulation Machine ($399), Golden Reverberator ($399) and Starlight Echo Station ($399) feature dual-processor technology that power some of the most stunning effects ever created for the pedal platform. Each release puts three emulations of classic vintage gear at your feet (there are some free extras you can get upon registration) and offers six knobs, three switches and two footswitches for controlling your sound. In addition to accepting Hi-Z, the UAFX also accepts line level, so you can use the pedals for mixing. Continue reading →
  8. Fresh Listen: A Review of the Barefoot Sound MicroMain26

    Fresh Listen: A Review of the Barefoot Sound MicroMain26
    Over the past month or so, I've been fortunate to demo a few different monitors for Vintage King and recently brought home a pair of Barefoot Sound's MircoMain26 to review. I was very impressed by the performance and attention to detail Thomas Barefoot and his team put into these monitors. It's no wonder mix engineers like Chris Lord-Alge, Tom Lord-Alge, Butch Vig, Michael Brauer and so many others swear by Barefoots to achieve their signature mixing sound In my own studio, I’ve been working with a pair of MicroMain27 for the last year or so, and have relied on them for their accurate translation between listening environments. They have the ability to impress clients from the second they hear the downbeat of a mix. With the MicroMain26, Barefoot Sound has taken their design to a whole new level. Continue reading →
  9. 20 Questions With Marcella Araica

    20 Questions With Marcella Araica
    Marcella “Ms. Lago” Araica is a world-class producer and audio engineer credited for mixing more than 100 chart-topping hits. Throughout her 20-year career, she’s worked with superstars such as ​​Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Usher, Missy Elliot and many more. We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Ms. Lago for our 20 Questions series, where we discussed her journey in the music industry, from studying at Full Sail and landing her first job at The Hit Factory to opening her own studio and founding N.A.R.S. Records. Read on to learn about what gear she’s been using lately, her go-to vocal chain and her advice for up-and-coming engineers. Continue reading →
  10. Tracking & Mixing With The API Select T12 Dual-Channel Mic Pre & T25 Dual-Channel Compressor

    Tracking & Mixing With The API Select T12 Dual-Channel Mic Pre & T25 Dual-Channel Compressor
    In early August, API introduced API Select, a series of six releases that combined technology purchased by the storied brand over the years with homegrown innovations. The API Select lineup includes the T12 Tube 2-Channel Mic PreamplifierT25 2-Channel Tube CompressorSR22 Dual-Channel CompressorSR24 Dual Channel EqualizerTranZformer GTR Pedal and TranZformer CMP Pedal. Continue reading →

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In almost 20 years in Pro audio buying, never did I receive a unit so well packed and exactly as described. Works flawlessly. The whole process has been so smooth. I will never hesitate to do business with you guys in the future and will recommend you to everyone I know.
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This was my first experience buying something from Vintage King (although I surf the "used" categories on the website frequently!), and, despite being on the other side of the world, I had absolutely no trouble and everything went very smoothly.
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The speed of delivery exceeded my expectations! I was VERY pleased that my shipment arrived in time for a scheduled vocal tracking session. The packing insured that my order arrived safely. And the sales staff responded quickly to questions regarding the product.
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