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  1. 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 →
  2. Get Free FlexVerb & LMC+ Plug-Ins With Solid State Logic SSL2 & SSL2+ Interfaces

    Get Free FlexVerb & LMC+ Plug-Ins With Solid State Logic SSL2 & SSL2+ Interfaces
    The SSL2 and SSL2+ are both incredible desktop interface options, but Solid State Logic is making owning one even sweeter. When you purchase either interface from Vintage King through January 1, 2022, you'll receive a full license of the FlexVerb and LMC+ native plug-ins, along with the much loved DrumStrip and VocalStrip. Taking advantage of this promo from SSL is extremely easy. Just pick up an SSL2 or SSL2+, register your interface through SSL's registration portal with your iLok account name and you'll get instant access to the LMC+, FlexVerb, Vocalstrip, Drumstrip and more. It's as simple as that! Continue reading →
  3. Universal Audio's LUNA 1.2 Delivers Control Surface Support & Sidechaining

    Universal Audio's LUNA 1.2 Delivers Control Surface Support & Sidechaining
    Since its release in April 2020, Universal Audio's LUNA Recording System has been adopted by music creators all over the world. The free software enables users to track, mix and master in an environment that seamlessly integrates with Universal Audio's interfaces, plug-ins, software instruments and more. Today, Universal Audio is unleashing the latest update for the LUNA Recording System with LUNA v1.2. This version of the recording software introduces control surface support and sidechain integration. What does that mean for all you LUNA users out there? Let's get into it! Continue reading →
  4. Vintage King Outfits The Ranch House With SSL XL Desk & More

    Vintage King Outfits The Ranch House With SSL XL Desk & More
    Founded in 1996, Athey Creek Christian Fellowship is a non-denom­i­na­tion­al fel­low­ship and house of worship located in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon. Recently, Athey Creek opened up a state-of-the-art recording studio called The Ranch House. Vintage King Audio Consultants James Good and Sam Routheaux helped the team at Athey Creek outfit The Ranch House with an incredible array of gear. The studio features a brand new SSL XL-Desk console, Burl Audio B80 Mothership and a collection of world-class mics and outboard gear. We recently sat down with Peter Elliott and Joey Meador, the Lead Engineers at The Ranch House, to discuss their new studio set-up, some of their favorite pieces of gear, and what sets The Ranch House apart from other studios in the area. Continue reading →
  5. Lee "Scratch" Perry's Life & Legacy In The Studio

    Lee "Scratch" Perry's Life & Legacy In The Studio
    On August 29th, 2021, the music world lost prolific producer and mixer Lee “Scratch” Perry. Many outside the audio community came to know Lee for his eccentric personality, but his iconic work in the studio with Bob Marley and Junior Murvin will stand the test of time. Lest we forget his experimentation with remixing and his status as one of the forefathers of dub. Having released music less than a month before his death, it's obvious Lee had an obsession with creating and spent his life dedicated to his craft. In celebration of the outlandish producer, we scoured the web to discover some of his tricks and found some unique anecdotes from his decades of recording and mixing in the studio. Continue reading →
  6. 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 →
  7. Brian Alston Brings Home Iconic Sound With Neve 8424 Console

    Brian Alston Brings Home Iconic Sound With Neve 8424 Console
    Vintage King client Brian Alston is an Arizona-based singer/songwriter who recently elevated his project studio to a whole new level. As a long-time fan of the Neve console sound, Brian wanted the benefits of the brand's storied desks, but needed to be mindful of both budget and space. Enter the Neve 8424 recording console. “I basically wanted a console that would be with me for a very, very long time and one that would continue to inspire me to work every day," Brian says. "I have found that in the 8424.” Continue reading →
  8. 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 →
  9. Studio One Sixty Four Revitalizes Chicago's Legendary Carnegie Hall Live Record

    Studio One Sixty Four Revitalizes Chicago's Legendary Carnegie Hall Live Record
    Between April 5th and 10th, 1971, the legendary American rock band Chicago performed and recorded eight shows at the world-famous Carnegie Hall. In October of that year, highlights from the performances were featured on the band’s first-ever live album, which is still the band’s best-selling live album to date. To honor the 50th anniversary of these historic concerts, Chicago is releasing all eight Carnegie Hall shows in their entirety in a new 16-CD deluxe boxed set, fully restored and mixed on a classic SSL 4064 G+ console. However, restoring and mixing these 50-year-old performances was no easy task. Tim Jessup, mix engineer and studio manager of Studio One Sixty Four (owned by Chicago founding member and trumpeter Lee Loughnane), recruited Vintage King to outfit the new studio with its SSL 4064 G Series console and multiple racks of analog outboard gear. Continue reading →
  10. More Podcasts For Audio Engineers & Producers

    More Podcasts For Audio Engineers & Producers
    In the realm of pro audio, continued learning of new techniques is vital to perfecting your craft. Luckily, there are many incredible resources out there for further educating yourself in the world of engineering and production. Some forms of media are great for dipping your toes in and learning a new trick, but podcasts can expand on new information in a more long-form approach. Podcasting has truly become a highly effective platform for learning in our industry. World-class engineers regularly can be found talking on podcasts about many of their integral practices, all without the hindrances of time constraints and visuals. Who better to learn from than the people making timeless sounding records and the hits of today? No one. Continue reading →

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I had two Grammy wins this year - Ray LaMontagne & Carolina Chocolate Drops. Both made with help from Vintage King!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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