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  1. Buyer's Guide: Telefunken Elektroakustik Microphones

    Buyer's Guide: Telefunken Elektroakustik Microphones
    Telefunken Elektroakustik is one of the most famous manufacturers of microphones in the recording industry. Since the company's formation in 1903, they have influenced how we record in the studio, set a standard for high-quality gear, and given new product designers something to aspire to when creating their next design.Throughout this Buyer's Guide, we'll be breaking down the differences between several different lines of Telefunken Elektroakustik's microphone offerings. Before we dive in, we think it's important to further discuss the history of this legendary brand and talk a bit about how its current iteration came to be. Continue reading →
  2. Behind The Gear: Josephson Engineering

    Behind The Gear: Josephson Engineering
    Founded by David Josephson in 1988, Josephson Engineering has been producing high-quality microphones with versatile features and attractive price tags for over 30 years. The brand got its start in San Jose and later moved to Santa Cruz, where they have been designing and manufacturing microphones ever since. We recently sat down with David Josephson to take a look behind the scenes at Josephson Engineering. Read on to discover the inspiration behind Josephson’s popular C725 condenser microphone, how the e22S was originally a custom creation for Steve Albini, and learn more about the brand new C705. Continue reading →
  3. Buyer's Guide: Mojave Audio Microphones

    Buyer's Guide: Mojave Audio Microphones
    Built with premium analog components, Mojave Audio microphones capture the rich, colorful sound of classic tube microphones at a fraction of the price. Revered by some of the world’s greatest engineers, these microphones have been a secret weapon for top recording studios for years. Whether you’re looking for a workhorse condenser microphone that delivers unparalleled bang-for-your-buck or need a replacement for your vintage tube mic, Mojave Audio microphones deliver professional results in any setting. In this Buyer’s Guide, we’ll break down the differences between each microphone in the line, show off the brand's new colorways, and help you find the perfect mic for your needs. Continue reading →
  4. Myburgh M1 Microphone Offers High-End Sound And Vintage Build

    Myburgh M1 Microphone Offers High-End Sound And Vintage Build
    What happens when you bring together a team of designers who were raised on the strong tradition of German tube mics? Microphone magic! Created in collaboration by noted U47 tech Andreas Grosser, design engineer Eckehard Dux, and engineer/producer Andrew Myburgh, the new Myburgh M1 microphone is certainly a beauty. Previewed at Musikmesse in 2018, and now available exclusively through Vintage King, the Myburgh M1 microphone offers the build quality of Germany's legendary microphones. Despite being inspired by the classics, the M1 is a microphone with its own design. This isn't just another replica of the U47, U67, or 251. Continue reading →
  5. Buyer's Guide: Schoeps Mikrofone

    Buyer's Guide: Schoeps Mikrofone
    Since the late 1940s, Schoeps Mikrofone has been producing some of the world's most renowned microphones from its home base in Germany. The brand is responsible for creating the first dynamic microphone and continues on today as a leader in small diaphragm condenser mics. In our new Buyer's Guide, we're taking a deep dive into the world of Schoeps Mikrofone. Continue reading below to learn more about company founder Dr. Karl Schoeps, the brand's storied history, and get a tour of its current product offerings available to engineers today. Continue reading →
  6. Best Selling Microphones of 2019

    Best Selling Microphones of 2019
    2019 is drawing to a close and that means it's time to talk about the best selling gear of the year. What happened in pro audio? What was hot? What were the new trends? Let's kick off the discussion with a bang! We're starting off this blog series with the best selling microphones of 2019! When it comes to what microphones Vintage King Audio clients bought, the results were a little all over the place. While our list of the best selling microphones of 2019 features many classic mainstays, there are a number of modeling mics that made the cut. Read on to discover who made our top five list of microphones and some honorable mentions that we couldn't leave out. Continue reading →
  7. VK Shootout: Sennheiser MD 421 II vs MD 441-U

    VK Shootout: Sennheiser MD 421 II vs MD 441-U
    When it comes to classic studio and live microphones, the Sennheiser MD 421 II and MD 441-U have been staples since their release in the late 1960s. In our new VK Shootout, we're pitting the dynamic microphones against each other in a session, as we use both the MD 421 II and 441-U on vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and drums. The Sennheiser MD 421 II has a large diaphragm, directional cardioid response and is capable of handling extremely high sound pressure levels. That's the reason you'll most likely see this classic in front of a guitar cab or on a drum set (particularly toms). The microphone features a five-position bass roll-off switch, which can control proximity effect for close-miking situations. Continue reading →
  8. 13 Ways To Save On Microphones During Vintage King's Summer Sale

    13 Ways To Save On Microphones During Vintage King's Summer Sale
    Summer is finally upon us and you know what that means... The sun, the surf, the sand, and killer sales on new microphones, of course! Vintage King Summer Sale is here once again! Stack your mic locker with huge savings on top-sellers from AKG, Neumann, Royer, and more, and take your recordings to the next level. Continue below to discover all of our microphone sales, but hurry, these deals only last until Monday, June 24th, 2019. Continue reading →
  9. Finding The Sound: Modeling Microphones And What They Can Do For Your Studio

    Finding The Sound: Modeling Microphones And What They Can Do For Your Studio
    The contents of your microphone locker can say a lot about your studio. Ask any engineer who walks into a place with a wide-ranging collection of large diaphragm condensers, ribbons, and dynamics, how they feel about working there. More than likely, they'll say, "Inspired." Ask the same to an engineer who has to deal with a bunch of broken microphones that were used at your last house show. I'm sure they'll feel differently. So if you're looking to slowly build up your collection and have some options along the way, a modeling microphone can be a really attractive tool. With the power to emulate some of the most iconic mics of all time (all within the few clicks of a mouse), modeling microphones are one easy way to pull together an arsenal of legendary sounds at a great price. Continue reading →
  10. VK Shootout: Flea 47 vs. Vintage Neumann U47

    VK Shootout: Flea 47 vs. Vintage Neumann U47
    When it comes to large diaphragm condenser microphones, there is no more beloved mic than the Neumann U47. The U47 is stylish, sounds incredible, and has the distinct honor of being used on sessions by everyone from Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald to The Beatles and Bob Dylan. As far as modern reproductions of the U47 go, Flea Microphones has created a masterful take on the classic tube mic. The Flea 47 gets the details right by accurately replicating the most important components of the U47; the M7 capsule, the BV8 transformer and Telefunken's EF12 Tube. How close does it sound to the real thing? Continue on to find out. Continue reading →

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