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  1. Creating A Dolby Atmos Mix Room With The Avid MTRX Studio

    Creating A Dolby Atmos Mix Room With The Avid MTRX Studio
    Since its release, Dolby Atmos has exploded in popularity and proven to be the next big thing in post-production. But making the switch to Atmos can be intimidating, especially when it comes to buying the right equipment and setting up a certifiable Atmos mix room. Thankfully, the new Avid MTRX Studio makes it easier than ever to incorporate Dolby Atmos into your studio setup. Throughout this blog, you’ll learn everything you need to know about setting up a Dolby Atmos mix room using the new Avid MTRX. To get the details, we spoke with Vintage King’s Dolby Atmos expert, James Good. James has more than 15 years of experience in pro audio and has helped build, design, and maintain some of the best studios around the world. James helped us break down each component Continue reading →
  2. Buyer's Guide: Avid Interfaces, Desktop Control Surfaces & More

    Buyer's Guide: Avid Interfaces, Desktop Control Surfaces & More
    Over the past few decades, Pro Tools has become the industry-standard DAW for recording, mixing, and post-production facilities. Avid has given both home and commercial studio owners several new tools in the past year to help streamline their Pro Tools rigs, including a new interface and several desktop control surfaces. With so many solutions to choose from, it can be tough to tell which is the best for you and your studio. That’s why we put together this Buyer’s Guide to help you find the perfect Avid gear for your space. Read on to learn more about the Avid MTRX Studio, Pro Tools Dock, S1, S3, and HDX series chassis. Continue reading →
  3. Tools For Collaboration In The Studio While Social Distancing

    Tools For Collaboration In The Studio While Social Distancing
    As we adjust our lifestyles and adhere to new social distancing measures, we need collaboration in art more than ever. This holds especially true for musicians, audio engineers, mix engineers, and other creators whose livelihoods are closely tied to their ability to work with others.Fortunately, there are a number of ways that audio makers can collaborate over the internet from the safety of their own home. Continue below to discover some of the most popular platforms for working on new projects and discover a few pieces of software that will help you get the job done right. Continue reading →
  4. Vintage King Outfits Joey Raia's Hudson Electric Co. with Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Console

    Vintage King Outfits Joey Raia's Hudson Electric Co. with Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Console
    Joey Raia is a Grammy-nominated recording and mix engineer based in New York. He’s engineered award-winning hits for everyone from Run The Jewels and Danger Mouse to songs for Disney’s Frozen soundtrack. For the last few years, Joey has been working out of a commercial space in Brooklyn dubbed Night Hunter Studios. But when he recently purchased a new house in Dobbs Ferry, New York, he decided to create a brand new private mix room in his guest house. We recently caught up with Joey to see how his new set-up at Hudson Electric Co. has been treating him. Read on to learn how he worked with renowned studio designer Francis Manzella and teamed with Ryan McGuire at Vintage King to fill the room with a stunning Rupert Neve Designs 5088 console, custom patch bay, and tons of great outboard gear. Continue reading →
  5. SNAPSOUND Gets Dolby Atmos Certified With Help From Vintage King

    SNAPSOUND Gets Dolby Atmos Certified With Help From Vintage King
    Many post-production facilities have just started preparing for the move to immersive sound, but Zach Seivers at SNAPSOUND has already finished his room's new Dolby Atmos set-up. That makes SNAPSOUND one of only 13 facilities in the United States to be outfitted for Dolby Atmos and receive official Home Entertainment Studio Certification from the audio company. The journey to SNAPSOUND's Dolby Atmos set-up took place over several months near the end of 2019. Zach teamed up with Vintage King's Chris Bolitho and Troy Manning to select the gear for his room, including an Avid S6 control surface and monitors from Meyer Sound. For installation, Zach worked with Vintage King Technician Frank Verschuuren to complete the build of the control surface and implement the monitors. We recently caught up with Zach to chat about all things Dolby Atmos and his decision to go the immersive audio route. Continue below to read our full interview and take a 3D walkthrough tour of SNAPSOUND's new room set-up. Continue reading →
  6. Vintage King Outfits SŌL Studios With An API 1608 Console And More

    Vintage King Outfits SŌL Studios With An API 1608 Console And More
    When Grant Thomas began plotting out SŌL Studios in Fort Smith, Arkansas, he imagined a creative hub that specialized in both audio and video production. After years of renovating the building formerly known as Omega Sound, Grant's vision has been realized with the opening of his new studio. "We believe your environment directly affects your ability to create, so we designed an eclectic space that provides a unique experience," Grant says. "The studio is outfitted with a vast mix of the latest digital technology and classic analog staples; equipped to serve artists and businesses across the map." For gear selection at SŌL Studios, Grant and Head Engineer Anton Rasmussen worked with Vintage King Audio Consultant Jeff Leibovich to outfit the space. Continue on below to read an interview with Grant and learn more about the studio's new API 1608 console, Avid HDX System, and so much more. Continue reading →
  7. Top Ten New Releases From The 2020 NAMM Show

    Top Ten New Releases From The 2020 NAMM Show
    It's been an incredible week at the 2020 NAMM show, one that will have the pro audio community buzzing all the way until next year's show. There was a monumental amount of new releases on the convention center floor, and we're here to tell you about the best of what we saw. From new monitors and outboard gear to interfaces and converters, the new releases at NAMM are all about bettering your audio signal and simplifying workflow. Read below to discover our top ten releases from the NAMM Show and check out our New At NAMM category to see everything that was announced. Continue reading →
  8. Find Out How You Can Benefit From The End of Avid Pro Tools Reinstatements

    Find Out How You Can Benefit From The End of Avid Pro Tools Reinstatements
    Throughout the past year, there have been many changes in the way users purchase their Avid Pro Tools software. We covered the pricing updates that the company released in July and offered up ideas on the best way to take advantage right here on our blog. Now, before 2019 is in the books, Avid is once again changing things up. If you're a Pro Tools user that has been waiting to upgrade, Avid's latest announcement will be of the utmost importance to you. Continue reading →
  9. Blackbird Transforms Studio C Into Immersive Mix Room With Vintage King

    Blackbird Transforms Studio C Into Immersive Mix Room With Vintage King
    Founded in 2002 by legendary sound engineer John McBride and his wife, country superstar Martina McBride, Blackbird is one of the most prestigious recording and mixing facilities in the world. With nine world-class studios and an unrivaled selection of vintage microphones and recording equipment, Blackbird has been the studio of choice for artists such as Beck, Rush, Sheryl Crow, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Kings of Leon, The White Stripes, and Taylor Swift. In order to remain on the cutting-edge of audio production technology, Blackbird recently decided to renovate its George Massenburg-designed Studio C and upgrade it with an immersive mixing solution. Blackbird partnered with Dolby Laboratories on the install and design, and brought in Vintage King to supply gear from ATC Loudspeakers, Avid, and Antelope Audio. The set-up for Studio C now includes three ATC SCM300ASL loudspeakers in LCR position, 12 ATC SCM100ASL surround speakers and six ATC SCM1-15ASL Subwoofers controlled via 2 Dante-enabled Avid MTRX interfaces and an Antelope 10MX Clock. Continue reading →
  10. Vintage King Helps Middle Tennessee State University Makeover Student Mix Rooms

    Vintage King Helps Middle Tennessee State University Makeover Student Mix Rooms
    It's a chill day on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. Not in terms of the weather (it's August and it's a hot one), but MTSU's campus and student body are still sleepy as they lumber towards the start of the Fall 2019 semester. Upon entering the MTSU Center for Popular Music, we meet with the Director of the Master of Fine Arts program, Bill Crabtree. He begins to explain some of the concepts behind the gear selection in the Department of Recording Industry. "Our philosophy is more about teaching framing, rather than teaching hammer," Bill says. "This is the mantra we stick to when selecting our equipment. It's most important to teach the concepts behind the equipment and not the knob turning or the specific equipment itself." Continue reading →

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I would like to thank VK for the wonderful sales assistance, service and prices. This was my first purchase with you and it won't be my last. I only wish I'd discovered you years ago!
Matthew R.
I had two Grammy wins this year - Ray LaMontagne & Carolina Chocolate Drops. Both made with help from Vintage King!
Ryan F.
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.
Martin C.
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.
Phil T.