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  1. The Best Selling Outboard Gear of 2021

    The Best Selling Outboard Gear of 2021
    2021 is on the way out and that means it's time for Vintage King's annual retrospective of the best selling gear in some of our top categories. We're starting off with a heavy hitter this year! That's right, first up on the block is all things outboard gear. Outboard gear is a unique category in that it really includes anything that alters or processes your audio signal outside of the console. For our purposes here, we'll be specifically discussing gear of the 500 Series and rackmount variety. So, sit back and get ready to check out our top sellers in the world of microphone preamps, equalizers, compressors and more. Continue reading →
  2. Behind The Gear: Tierra Audio

    Behind The Gear: Tierra Audio
    TIERRA Audio is a newer brand on the pro audio scene, one that got started in Madrid, Spain in 2018. Dubbing themselves the “ECO-Smart Pro Audio Company,” TIERRA puts a focus on not only achieving high end sound in their products, but also on being an ecologically responsible company. As a part of our ongoing Behind The Gear series, we sat down with TIERRA Audio Co-Founder and CEO Javier Pascual to learn more about the brand, its product lineup, and the important work the company is doing to ensure the safety of our planet. Continue reading →
  3. All The Ways To Save On Outboard Gear During Vintage King's Black Friday Sale

    All The Ways To Save On Outboard Gear During Vintage King's Black Friday Sale
    Black Friday is officially underway at Vintage King and we've got loads of deals on microphones, audio interfaces, software and more. Today on the blog, we're going to be breaking down all of the different ways you can save on outboard gear during our sale. We're talking compressors, EQs, mic pres, racks and so much more. Continue on below to find out how you can save. Continue reading →
  4. Quick Hits: Rupert Neve Designs 5025 Dual Shelford Mic Pre

    Quick Hits: Rupert Neve Designs 5025 Dual Shelford Mic Pre
    No one has made a greater impact on the world of pro audio than Rupert Neve. For more than 50 years, his designs have powered our favorite recordings and remain the gold standard of the studio world. Many of his greatest innovations, including the 1073, 1064 and 2254 have been brought together in the best-selling Shelford Channel from Rupert Neve Designs. Rupert Neve Designs has just announced its new limited edition 5025 Dual Shelford Mic Pre ($3999), which offers up two channels of the Shelford mic pre in a 1U rackmount form factor. Limited to just 300 pieces worldwide, the 5025 represents the definitive evolution of Rupert’s classic designs, as it offers custom transformers, Class-A circuitry, and his innovative Silk and Texture controls. Continue reading →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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 →
  7. Behind The Gear: Traverse Analogue

    Behind The Gear: Traverse Analogue
    In a short period of time, Julian Traverse has made a name for himself around the world with the brilliant Traverse Analogue 652 dual-channel mic preamp. Traverse Analogue's reputation is staked on boutique-level craftsmanship and the 652's tube-based circuitry, which lights up any source passing through it with plenty of rich harmonic content. We recently sat down to talk with Julian about the company, his journey into pro audio, his mentors, and more. Watch our demo of the Traverse Analogue 652 below and continue on after to read our full Behind The Gear conversation. Continue reading →
  8. 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 →
  9. Rupert Neve's Greatest Pro Audio Innovations

    Rupert Neve's Greatest Pro Audio Innovations
    A few weeks ago, the pro audio community suffered a tremendous loss when Rupert Neve passed away at the age of 94. Known to many as the father of modern recording, Rupert's passing shook colleagues, fans and musicians alike. He was known for being an incredibly kind man and a brilliant innovator who inspired legions of music makers with his...
  10. 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 →

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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.
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