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  1. H2 Audio's New Helios 0011 Mic Pre & EQ Goes Head To Head With Vintage Helios Modules

    H2 Audio's New Helios 0011 Mic Pre & EQ Goes Head To Head With Vintage Helios Modules
    Earlier this year, H2 Audio brought new life to the Helios name with fantastic 500 Series reproductions of the classic console brand's mic pre and EQ. H2 Audio is now taking the Helios love to the next level with its latest release, the 0011 Mic Pre and 3-Band EQ ($1999). This painstaking recreation of the original channel module will inspire those who love the sound of classic Helios records like Are You Experienced?, Exile on Main Street, Led Zeppelin I and countless others. Al Sutton and Tim Mead of H2 Audio have worked tirelessly to stay true to Dick Swettenham's original design work and perfect the 0011 down to its smallest detail. Continue reading →
  2. Quick Hits: Cranborne Audio Camden 500 Microphone Preamp

    Quick Hits: Cranborne Audio Camden 500 Microphone Preamp
    Since bursting onto the pro audio scene in 2018, Cranborne Audio has firmly entrenched itself with a bevy of fantastic releases. One of its most notable products is the Camden 500. This microphone preamp has quickly joined the ranks of the Neve 1073LB and Rupert Neve Designs 511 as one of the best-selling 500 Series modules at Vintage King. The reason for the success of the Cranborne Audio Camden 500 is no secret. The module offers the polar extremes of the mic preamp world by giving engineers both extremely clean sounds and vintage warmth. When designing the module, Cranborne Audio elected to go transformerless, which guarantees an extremely transparent and linear sound. The Camden 500 preamp has low-noise and low-distortion performance for a stunning level of clarity. Continue reading →
  3. Win An ISA 428 MkII Mic Preamp & ADN8 Card From Focusrite Pro and Vintage King!

    Win An ISA 428 MkII Mic Preamp & ADN8 Card From Focusrite Pro and Vintage King!
    March is here and you know what that means... NEW GIVEAWAY TIME! That's right, every month we team up with one of your favorite pro audio brands to give one lucky winner a special gift. This month Vintage King and Focusrite Pro are giving away a Focusrite ISA 428 MkII mic preamp and ADN8 card. The Focusrite ISA 428 MkII offers up four of the brand’s prestigious ISA-series transformer-based preamps in a 2U rackmount unit. Throw in the ADN8 card we’re also giving away and you instantly have eight additional channels of I/O. This works perfectly for tracking a few sources on its own or for adding expanded I/O to pretty much any interface with Dante or ADAT connectivity. Continue reading →
  4. Mega Rupert Neve Designs Demo With New 5254 Dual Diode Bridge Compressor And Master Buss Converter

    Mega Rupert Neve Designs Demo With New 5254 Dual Diode Bridge Compressor And Master Buss Converter
    Rupert Neve Designs is celebrating its 15th year in pro audio by dropping a few new releases that will have engineers salivating. Earlier this month, the Texas-based brand announced its Master Buss Converter and we're excited to say that today brings us the launch of the 5254 Dual Diode Bridge Compressor. Before we get into our demo video that includes both pieces of gear, let's talk a little about what's going on with this new equipment. Let's start first with the 5254 Dual Diode Bridge Compressor. Rupert Neve got his start making diode bridge compressors in the early 1970s and these designs have become known for bringing warmth and acting as the glue on mixes. The only issue when using a diode bridge compressor in the modern studio is that the controls can be slightly limiting (pun not intended). Not the case anymore, thanks to Rupert! Continue reading →
  5. Cranborne Audio Introduces Desktop Version Of Camden 500 With Headphone Amplifier

    Cranborne Audio Introduces Desktop Version Of Camden 500 With Headphone Amplifier
    While AES 2020 may only exist online this year, gear manufacturers continue to launch new products during the weeks surrounding the annual show. The latest release this October comes by way of Cranborne Audio, a new upstart in the world of pro audio. Cranborne Audio has quickly planted its flag with the incredible Camden 500 preamp and 500 Series rack/interface. For the brand's new Camden EC1, the award-winning design of its flagship mic pre has been put into a desktop chassis with some extra features. Before we get too far into the extras, let's talk about the preamp. Continue reading →
  6. Neumann's New V 402 Dual-Channel Preamp Offers Sonic Purity For Your Studio

    Neumann's New V 402 Dual-Channel Preamp Offers Sonic Purity For Your Studio
    While the most recent releases from Neumann have leaned towards microphones, monitors, and headphones, the brand has announced a new piece of gear that will fit perfectly right alongside them in your studio. Meet the Neumann V 402, a dual-channel pre amp that will bring the utmost clarity to your recordings. Neumann is certainly no stranger to building incredible preamps, as they have done so for consoles throughout their storied history. However, this is the brand's first stand-alone mic pre release, and what better to pair with an impeccable sounding Neumann microphone than a pristine preamp. Continue reading →
  7. First Listen: Peach Audio Savannah 196sx Stereo Tube Preamp

    First Listen: Peach Audio Savannah 196sx Stereo Tube Preamp
    David Peach started Peach Audio over 20 years ago and has been designing and hand-building audio gear from his home in Australia ever since. His dynamics, EQs, and tube mic pres, including the Savannah 196sx,  have garnered an underground reputation for their incredible sounds and now we've brought Peach Audio on as an exclusive brand to Vintage King. The Peach Audio Savannah 196sx is the third generation of David's tube mic pre and combines lighting-fast transient response with an ultra-wide dynamic range for class-leading detail and precision. Engineers will be able to take advantage of versatile controls for impedance, multiple transformer options, and mid/side processing capabilities, to craft their source's sound. Continue reading →
  8. Vintage King Summer Sale Rolls On With Outboard Gear Deals

    Vintage King Summer Sale Rolls On With Outboard Gear Deals
    Last week on the blog, we covered all of the different microphones deals happening during the Vintage King Summer Sale. As we roll on to week two of our Summer Sale, we turn our attention to things that will shape, bend, and change your audio... That's right, we're talking outboard gear. Pick up some new gear during our Summer Sale and beat the heat by cranking out the hottest tunes of the year in your air-conditioned studio! Continue below to check out these deals on some of our most popular preamps, EQs, compressors, and more. Hurry, these deals only last through Monday, June 24th! Continue reading →

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