Tips & Tricks

  1. How To Improve Your Songwriting When You're Not Feeling Creative

    How To Improve Your Songwriting When You're Not Feeling Creative
    Many of us have said, "If I only had more time to write, I would come up with better songs." Now that most people have been afforded more creative time due to quarantine measures, we're left trying to find inspiration in truly troubling times. Obviously, you’re not going to love every song you write, but the key to becoming a better songwriter is writing more and practicing your craft. In this blog, we’ll share some of our favorite tips for staying productive and making the most out of your time at home. Continue reading →
  2. 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 →
  3. 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 →

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