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  1. Rick Lawrence Of Sterling Modular Talks Creating Furniture For The Forever Evolving Studio

    Rick Lawrence Of Sterling Modular Talks Creating Furniture For The Forever Evolving Studio
    For more than 25 years, Sterling Modular has designed, manufactured and crafted high-quality studio furniture for recording, mixing and mastering. Proudly made in Boyertown, PA, the brand offers several lines of high-end custom and configurable studio furniture solutions. With Sterling Modular currently preparing new custom desks for the Avid S4 and S1, we caught up with owner Rick Lawrence to find out what makes their furniture so special, what separates them from other pro audio manufacturers, and what’s in store for the future. Continue reading →
  2. David Peach Talks The History Of Peach Audio And The Savannah 196sx

    David Peach Talks The History Of Peach Audio And The Savannah 196sx
    David Peach has been building high-end audio gear for over 35 years. His company, Peach Audio, is best known for their all-tube 196 series preamps, including the Savannah 196sx, which are all hand built in Australia. If you missed our new demo video of the Savannah 196sx, you can watch it by clicking here. We recently had the pleasure of chatting with David about what makes his preamps so special. Read on to learn about how David got his start making gear, his approach to design, and what new products he’s been working on. Continue reading →
  3. Creating Inspiring Studio Furniture With DangerFox

    Creating Inspiring Studio Furniture With DangerFox
    After 17 years of professional touring, writing, recording and producing, Aaron Matthew had finally had enough of spending a fortune for a quality console desks. That’s when he decided to build the Genesis series desks, which combined form, function, and inspiration in a compact footprint. This led to the creation of DangerFox, a company focused on creating high-quality studio furniture with an affordable price tag. Aaron Matthew recently took time out of his busy schedule running the day-to-day at DangerFox to chat with us about what makes his studio desks so special, where he got the inspiration for their innovative design, and what he has planned for the future of the company. Continue reading →
  4. Crafting Boutique-Grade Signal Processors With Phoenix Audio

    Crafting Boutique-Grade Signal Processors With Phoenix Audio
    Although they originally formed in 1996 as the UK’s leading service provider for vintage consoles, Phoenix Audio is now known for crafting boutique-grade signal processors. From their DRS and Ascent series preamps, Nicerizer summing mixers and EQs to the new Gyrator 500 series module, Phoenix Audio has a reputation for creating one-of-a-kind designs. We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Robin Ashley, the company’s President, to learn about what Phoenix Audio is currently working on. Read on to learn about their design philosophy, their signature sound, and what Phoenix Audio has in store for the future. Continue reading →
  5. Michael Zähl Talks Creating Zähl 500 Series Modules And Custom Consoles For Conny Plank

    Michael Zähl Talks Creating Zähl 500 Series Modules And Custom Consoles For Conny Plank
      When he first began building gear for Conny Plank Studio in Germany, Michael Zähl entered a unique world of artistic experimentation. After all, this was the late 1970s. Artists like Kraftwerk, Neu!, and Cluster were well on there way towards creating cutting edge sounds that were as unique as they were beautiful. 35 years on, Michael's engineering and design creations still stand out. He's continued to build consoles under the Zähl banner and has even brought his designs to the 500 Series format. Continue below to read our recent conversation with Michael Zähl and learn more about the past, present and future of his classic gear. Continue reading →
  6. Reviving The Ribbon With Royer Microphones' Rick Perrotta And Kevin Parker

    Reviving The Ribbon With Royer Microphones' Rick Perrotta And Kevin Parker
    Royer Labs released their cutting-edge R-121 ribbon microphone in 1998. Within a short period of time, it sparked a revolution that reintroduced the smooth, musical characteristics of ribbons to engineers all around the world. We recently had the chance to chat with Rick Perrotta, President of Royer Labs, and Kevin Parker, Director of Sales, to learn more about how Royer started the ribbon microphone revolution and how they plan to continue to innovate in the future. Continue reading →
  7. Manley Labs' EveAnna Manley Talks Tubes, Innovation + More

    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 →
  8. Deni Mesanovic Of Mesanovic Microphones Talks Ribbon Mics And More

    Deni Mesanovic Of Mesanovic Microphones Talks Ribbon Mics And More
    MesanovicMicrophonesFinding his way into music via his older brother's guitar, Deni Mesanovic of Mesanovic Microphones quickly advanced to recording his Metallica and Slayer-inspired high school bands. Coming from a family full of mechanics, it's no surprise that a DIY aesthetic was instilled into the budding musician. "My dad’s entire family is made up of mechanics, so if something breaks, you fix it yourself," Mesanovic says. Aside from developing his independent spirit, Mesanovic's father also taught him the ropes of working the lathe in his mechanic shop that catered to semi-trucks. After making the decision to attend the University of Michigan, Mesanovic applied his love for music and technical skills to an education in the recording arts, which quickly developed into a career in building microphones. Continue reading →
  9. The Soul Power Behind Burl Audio

    The Soul Power Behind Burl Audio
    BurlAudioSince 2006, Burl Audio has been changing the world of pro audio one studio at a time and they wouldn't have it any other way. By taking their incredible converter creation, the B80 Mothership, around the world, owner/lead designer Rich Williams has amassed a group of followers that includes some of the biggest and brightest creators today like Eddie Kramer, Vance Powell and Dave Cobb. Continue reading →
  10. Chandler Limited Talks TG Microphone Cassette, Abbey Road And More

    Chandler Limited Talks TG Microphone Cassette, Abbey Road And More
    TGMicrophoneCassetteIowa-based Chandler Limited has established an incredible relationship with EMI/Abbey Road Studios that allows them to develop faithful gear recreations from throughout the studio's storied history. The brand's latest piece of gear is the TG Microphone Cassette, a full-featured mixing console channel strip based on the famous TG12345 console, which was used on The Beatles’ Abbey Road, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass and more. 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.
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.
James P.
Thank you so much! Vintage King has been so fair and easy to work with. I can't thank you enough. It feels good to trust such a hefty purchase to folks who are so helpful and knowledgeable. Vintage King is a sound designers dream store.
Noa L.
You guys have excellent customer service and I am excited about the next upgrade I complete on my fifth recording facility. I've been in the studio business for forty plus years. The salesman I worked with at Vintage King was the best of the best. You all rock!
Robby T.
I would recommend Vintage King to any one looking for top-class gear, unbeatable customer service and the best prices on the map!
Jake D.
My experience with Vintage King was excellent. The order was here fast considering it was out of stock. The sales person had SKB send it to me directly and I couldn't have been more pleased.
Michael D.
From the minute I placed my order I was kept well-informed through each step in your process. Even though I was buying a comparatively modest piece of gear, your attention to detail made me feel like I was purchasing a six-figure mixing desk.
Thomas W.
I am a new customer of yours. You guys provided me the absolute best deals in ordering all the equipment to power my brand new recording studio. Your customer service is amazing and i will always deal with you from here on out.
Rob M.
Thanks for your great service and getting this out today. You guys really are the Kings!
Alan B.
Better than expected! Truly impeccable service. Your team was professional, knowledgeable, provided speedy delivery above and beyond standard. Vintage King Audio is definitely my go to for all of my audio and information needs.
James O.