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  1. 20 Questions With Gena Johnson

    20 Questions With Gena Johnson
    To say that Gena Johnson has had one hell of a 2021 is the understatement of the year. The Nashville-based engineer and producer garnered a nomination from the Academy of Country Music Awards for Engineer of the Year, in addition to seeing several records she worked on grab 2022 Grammy nominations. Oh, and did we mention she got married?! Prior to tying the knot, Vintage King sat down with Gena to give her the 20 Questions treatment. Read on to discover how she got started in the world of recording, learn about some of her favorite gear and find out the one artist that she's been dreaming of working with. Continue reading →
  2. Five Sounds With Erin Tonkon

    Five Sounds With Erin Tonkon
    A version of this interview with Erin Tonkon was previously published in PLAYBACK Issue 002. Be sure to check out the entire issue here. Erin Tonkon broke into the world of engineering at a young age and started learning under the best at NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. During her studies, the budding engineer began working with production legend Tony Visconti and the duo were at the helm for releases from David Bowie, Esperanza Spalding and The Damned. Erin has continued to amass an incredible discography of work, including mixing albums for Sad13, Richard Hell, Rosie Tucker, Lady Lamb and more. Read on to get the inside scoop on five favorites from Erin's career so far. Continue reading →
  3. Buyer's Guide: Control Surfaces

    Buyer's Guide: Control Surfaces
    DAWs offer a lot of benefits over traditional analog studio workflows, but one thing that's missing is the tactile response of turning a knob or sliding a fader. Control surfaces offer the best of both worlds, combining the workflow improvements of digital audio with the familiar controls of an analog console. But with so many different control surfaces available, it can be difficult to choose the best one for your workflow. In this Buyer's Guide, you'll learn exactly what to look for when purchasing a control surface to ensure you find the perfect model. Continue reading →
  4. The Making Of The Green Knight OST With Danny Reisch

    The Making Of The Green Knight OST With Danny Reisch
    With over two decades of production and engineering experience, Danny Reisch has cemented himself as an institution in the Austin, Texas recording community. The engineer has spent time working on records with Wye Oak, Heartless Bastards and White Denim, in addition to running live sessions for Daytrotter with the likes of HAIM,  Mac Demarco and Gary Clark Jr. One of Danny's latest endeavors has been handling mixing duties for the score to The Green Knight. We recently sat down for a chat with the Dallas native to talk about his work on the film, his thoughts on mixing an album compared to soundtracks and the gear at his studio, Good Danny's. Continue reading →
  5. Focusrite Introduces Next Generation Clarett+ Audio Interfaces

    Focusrite Introduces Next Generation Clarett+ Audio Interfaces
    Focusrite has just announced that it is releasing the next generation of Clarett interfaces under the banner of Clarett+. This lineup of three premium-quality audio interfaces includes the Clarett+ 2Pre ($499.99), Clarett+ 4Pre ($699.99) and Clarett+ 8Pre ($999.99). So what's new? Let's find out. Focusrite's original Clarett interfaces were already well-loved for their incredible sound, but the brand is taking it a step even further. Improvements to the USB-C interfaces center around upgraded independent AD/DA converters. Focusrite promises that the newly chosen DA converter (and output filter circuitry) will offer greater dynamic range and lower noise floor. Continue reading →
  6. Building Out A Basic Recording And Mix Room Within Your Budget

    Building Out A Basic Recording And Mix Room Within Your Budget
    The original version of this article appeared in the first issue of Vintage King's Playback. If you haven't subscribed digitally to our new magazine, you can do so right here. Here at Vintage King, we often get asked, “How do I build a studio for _____ amount of money?” This question is an interesting one, and we can certainly help you find an answer that fits within your budget. The starting point is most likely a question that you must ask yourself: “What is the goal for my studio?” In upcoming issues, we’ll be tackling how to build out several kinds of studios on a budget, but for the purposes of this article, we thought it best to start out with the essential gear needed for a basic recording and mix room. We’ll be covering three pieces of gear in particular: microphone, interface and monitors. Continue reading →
  7. Solid State Logic Expands DAW Tool Offerings With UC1 Plug-In Controller

    Solid State Logic Expands DAW Tool Offerings With UC1 Plug-In Controller
    Solid State Logic is known for its world-class consoles with industry-leading ergonomics and next-gen workflows. With the new SSL UC1 plug-in controller ($849), you can enjoy the brand's legendary sound and the feel of mixing on a 9000 L SuperAnalogue console for a fraction of the price and space. The UC1 plug-in controller offers engineers complete tactile control over the new SSL Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plug-ins. For those who prefer working in-the-box, but love getting hands-on, this new release will pair well with the recent UF8 advanced DAW controller. SSL's approach with these two releases will afford users a simple set-up and slick ecosystem to work within. Continue reading →
  8. 20 Questions With Erin Tonkon

    20 Questions With Erin Tonkon
    Erin Tonkon broke into the world of engineering at a young age and started learning under the best at NYU's Clive Davis Insitute of Recorded Music. During her studies, the budding engineer began working with production legend Tony Visconti. Over the course of six years, Erin would work side-by-side with Tony, including handling the engineering duties for David Bowie's final record, Blackstar, in addition to releases from Esperanza Spalding and The Damned. In recent years, Erin has continued to amass an incredible discography of work, including mixing albums for Sad13, Richard Hell, Rosie Tucker, Lady Lamb and more. She is also the co-founder of a new company that is trying to revive the New York City music scene post-pandemic by bringing together musicians, producers, multiple studios and a new live venue. Continue reading →
  9. Studio Spotlight: Maximus Music

    Studio Spotlight: Maximus Music
    For over two decades, artists from around the globe have been flocking to Maximus Music to find the key to that Southern sound. Owner and founder Ira Parker has propelled the Queen City studio to success and brought in an incredible array of talent including Anthony Hamilton, G-Eazy, Rick Ross, Jadakiss and many more. We recently sat down with Ira for our new Studio Spotlight series to talk about Maximus Music in more detail. Continue below to find out how Ira started the studio, hear his favorite stories about artists working in the room, and discover some of his go-to gear that he picked up from Vintage King Audio Consultant Anthony Erwin. Continue reading →
  10. Studio Spotlight: Tiny Thunder Audio

    Studio Spotlight: Tiny Thunder Audio
    Serge Espitia is a mastering engineer out of Maplewood, New Jersey. With over a decade of experience in the music industry, he has spent time working in some of the most recognizable studios in the world, including Blue Jay Recording in Boston, and East Side Sound, Stratosphere Sound and Masterdisk in New York. In 2011, Serge began putting together his own Brooklyn-based studio space under the banner of Tiny Thunder Audio. Eventually, he headed to New Jersey and shifted focus from tracking and mixing to predominantly mastering. Recently, we sat down to talk with Serge about the history of Tiny Thunder, his philosophy on mixing vs. mastering, and some of the gear choices that he’s made for his studio. Continue reading →

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