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  1. Buyer's Guide: Audio Interfaces

    Buyer's Guide: Audio Interfaces
    A quality audio interface is the first essential piece of gear for any home studio owner. Whether you’re recording or mixing, every signal passes through the audio interface. Cheap interfaces often make tracks sound weak, thin and brittle. But a quality interface can bring your tracks to life. In this Buyer’s Guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to select the audio interface for your studio, including info on preamps, converters, DSP and more. But first, let’s take a quick look at how audio interfaces came to be so popular. Continue reading →
  2. A Mix Engineer's Guide To Creating The Perfect Mix Bus

    A Mix Engineer's Guide To Creating The Perfect Mix Bus
    Prior to walking away with a Grammy this past weekend, F. Reid Shippen (Dierks Bentley / Ingrid Michaelson) sat down to talk all things mix bus-related with Vintage King Audio. The Nashville-based mixer and producer has been outspoken about avoiding bad pro audio advice, so we thought who better than Reid to offer tips on how to create and use the perfect mix bus. While no two mix bus may be the same, there are some general rules that can be applied to your work. Read on to discover some of Reid's pro tips, get the inside scoop on how he uses his gear, and learn more about what exactly he uses in his set-up. Happy mixing! Continue reading →
  3. The Mastering Engineer's Checklist For A Mix Engineer

    The Mastering Engineer's Checklist For A Mix Engineer
    Mastering is a mysterious and often misunderstood element of the record-making process. However, it’s also one of the most crucial. In an era when producers and engineers are working on songs from the very first note to the final mix, having a second set of ears to provide a professional opinion can be worth its weight in gold-plated cables. An essential element of success in collaborating with a mastering engineer is to prepare your sessions in the proper way. While it can be intimidating sending off your production to a mastering engineer the first time, the simple act of preparation will make for a good rapport with whoever you are working with and allow your tracks and albums to shine. Continue reading →
  4. 20 Questions With Miles Walker

    20 Questions With Miles Walker
    Miles Walker is a Grammy Award-winning engineer with countless hits and multi-platinum records sold worldwide. Best known for his work in hip-hop and pop, Walker has racked up credits with Top 40 heavyweights like Beyonce, Rhianna, Katy Perry, Usher, Lupe Fiasco, David Banner and many more. We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Miles for our 20 Questions series. Read on to learn about the incredible story of how Miles moved to Atlanta with nothing but the clothes on his back, in order to follow his dreams of working in the music industry. He also breaks down his favorite plug-ins and outboard gear, serves up some of his best mixing tips, and dishes out some powerful advice for aspiring engineers. Continue reading →
  5. How To Get A Big Vocal Sound For Under $1500

    How To Get A Big Vocal Sound For Under $1500
    One question we always get asked here at Vintage King Audio is, “How do I get huge sounding vocals that have warmth and color?” Over the years, we’ve shared our gear picks for how to do it on an unlimited budget and a somewhat stricter one. For today's blog, we want our social media fans to know that we've heard them loud and clear. You wanted us to do this with a smaller budget, and so here it is! We understand that not everyone can afford Neumann U47s, Neve 1073s, or Fairchild 670s. With that being said, most people still want their recordings to sound like they have used these titans of the studio for tracking and mixing. Read our blog below to discover some microphone, preamp, and compressor options that will get you a big sounding vocal chain for right around $1,500. Continue reading →
  6. The Best Podcasts For Audio Engineers And Producers

    The Best Podcasts For Audio Engineers And Producers
    A great audio engineer understands the importance of learning their craft from the masters. Books and magazines have always been a great resource, but the explosion of podcasts on engineering, mixing, and mastering has made quality information more available than ever. In this blog, we’ll break down some of our favorite podcasts for audio engineers, including gear-driven tech talk, podcasts on how to run your own studio, and behind the scenes interviews with artists and producers. Continue reading →
  7. The Hottest Plug-Ins And Software of 2019 (So Far)

    The Hottest Plug-Ins And Software of 2019 (So Far)
    It’s hard to believe that we’re already over halfway through 2019. So far, it’s been a huge year for groundbreaking creative software and plug-ins. From analog emulations with unprecedented accuracy to innovative new plug-ins, there’s never been a better time to mix in-the-box. In this blog, we’re breaking down some of the hottest plug-ins released so far this year. Continue reading →
  8. Buyer's Guide: Avid S4 and S1 Control Surfaces

    Buyer's Guide: Avid S4 and S1 Control Surfaces
    Earlier today at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee, pro audio giant Avid announced the release of the Avid S4 Control Surface and S1 Control Surface. These two new control surfaces streamline Avid’s best selling S6 and S3 control surfaces to offer a space-friendly option for medium to smaller sizes recording and mixing facilities. Continue reading our new Buyer's Guide below to get a complete breakdown of what you can expect from the Avid S4 and S1 control surfaces. If you'd like to speak with a Vintage King Audio Consultant about either Avid control surface or put in your pre-order now, please contact us via email or by phone at 866.644.0160 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.