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Easy Payment and Financing Options

At Vintage King, we make it easy to get what you want and pay for it however you like best. Take a look at our convenient payment, financing, and leasing options below. For questions or to learn more, just give us a call at 1.888.653.1184 or contact our Sales Team.


Affirm is a financing alternative to credit cards and other credit-payment products. Affirm offers instant financing for online purchases to be paid in fixed monthly installments over 3, 6, or 12 months. Learn more.

Completing A Purchase With Affirm By Phone

  1. Download the Affirm app to apply for a virtual card or create an account of Affirm's website.
  2. Once you've created an account, a 4-digit verification code will be texted to your phone.
  3. Select "Vintage King" as the store that you'd like to shop at and enter the amount that you want to spend.
  4. If you're approved by Affirm, you'll be given a virtual card (as pictured here). To prevent misuse, this virtual card is only valid for 24 hours.
  5. Contact your Vintage King Audio Consultant by phone and provide them with the card number, CVV, expiration, and billing address in the same way you would with any other phone transaction.
  6. Your purchase is now complete. Enjoy your new gear!

PayPal Credit

Get 6-month, 0% interest when you spend $99 or more with PayPal Credit® (formerly Bill Me Later®), a convenient and secure payment method designed for purchasing on the web or over the phone. As a credit account, PayPal Credit® provides you with the flexibility to purchase without using your credit card. PayPal Credit® does not require a lengthy application process, offers "zero fraud liability" protection, and offers flexible repayment options.

Vintage King Credit Card

Apply today for the Vintage King Credit Card and take advantage of exclusive promotional financing offers. Now it's even easier than before to get the sound you've been dreaming of. Hurry, our limited-time offers won't last forever.

Vintage King G.A.S. Card

If you have an existing Vintage King G.A.S. Card account, you may still use it to make purchases. However, to take advantage of our special promotional financing, you will need to apply for our new Vintage King Credit Card. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Use Your Favorite Credit Card

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and check cards, as long as they are connected with one if the major credit card companies listed above. You can safely enter your entire credit card number via our secure server, which encrypts all submitted information.

Financing and Leasing

Building your dream studio or looking to make a long-needed upgrade? We can create financing and lease options to fit nearly any budget. We have relationships with several reputable financing institutions that can keep your cash flow intact while helping you get the gear you need right now. Equipment leasing lines are another option, giving you the chance to build up your inventory of income-producing equipment — after all, we believe that equipment should pay for itself. Whatever your unique needs, together, we can come up with a strategy that makes solid business sense for you. Contact our sales team or click here to learn more.


Pay directly from your PayPal balance, linked bank account, credit card, Pay in 4, or with PayPal's proprietary financing service, PayPal Credit®, all without revealing sensitive financial details. Sign up or learn more.

Bank Wire

If you can't visit in person but prefer a direct-to-us payment option, we'd be glad to help you arrange a bank wire. Give us a call at 1.888.653.1184 or Contact us for details.


We provide e-Check as a payment option through PayPal.

Western Union

With Western Union's 480,000+ worldwide locations and convenient 24/7 online payment center, sending cash has never been easier, faster, or more secure.


We prefer cash for in-person pickups at one of our locations only. It is unsafe to send cash through the mail.

Easy Returns

We Make Returns Easy

We do our best to help you choose the perfect gear, but if you don't love it in the first 30 days after receipt, please contact your sales rep for a return authorization

Our sales team is available Monday-Friday from 10 AM to 9 PM Eastern Time. Just call 1.888.653.1184, and press 3. If outside the United States please call 1.248.591.9276

Avoid Restocking Fees

Help us sustain our Easy Return policy. To reserve your right to return the gear within 30 days with no re-stocking fees please observe these steps upon receipt of item(s):

Keep all packaging in like-new condition. Open packaging gently and carefully.

  • When opening package use scissors and try avoid tearing packaging.
  • Take note of how components are packed.

Keep all items in new condition unless 100% sure you're keeping the gear.

  • Avoid scuffs and scratches in handling and rack mounting.
  • We recommend rack mounting only after you're certain you're keeping the gear.
  • If rack mounting, use plastic washers and beware of metal rack screws' tendency to scratch rack-mount holes.

Include everything that came with your purchase. If equipment or accessories are damaged or missing, a re-stocking fee will apply upon return.

How To Return Your Items

  1. Contact Vintage King to obtain a Return Authorization (RA).
  2. Place a copy of the RA inside the package of the items for return.
  3. Write RA number anywhere on your airbill, not on the box or packaging.
  4. Returns must be complete including accessories and documentation with original packaging.
  5. You are responsible for return shipping costs including shipping insurance which is recommended to protect your items, as you are liable for items damaged during return shipment. Additionally, if you received Free Shipping on the order when we fulfilled it, we will be deducting the value of this shipping cost from your refund/discount.
  6. The following products are NOT returnable:
    • Special Order Items - Items that are non-stocking and require special ordering
    • Personal items - Items that require intimate contact with the body during use, including in-ear headphones and microphone windscreens
    • Custom built cabling, mic input panels and stage boxes
    • Software
    • Computers
    • Hard Drives
    • Recording Master Tape
    • Studio furniture, racks and chairs
    • Items shipped via freight
  7. We will inspect your return once it's received. If you have met the above conditions and the items are all in like-new condition, you will get your choice of a full refund or credit on account.
  8. If any of the above conditions are not met, Vintage King reserves the right to charge a restock fee equal to our costs to return the item to like-new condition.

International Returns

Important: In order to avoid unnecessary duties or taxes when returning your item(s), you MUST use the customs and shipping documents Vintage King provides along with your Return Authorization. Vintage King will refuse shipment of items when customer fails to use Vintage King provided customs and shipping documents or returns items without prior authorization.

The Vintage King Easy Return policy is effective for products purchased after March 4th, 2014.

World Class Warranty Support

Free Extended Warranty Included on New Items

Most new items that Vintage King carries are subject to our FREE extended warranty protection. If the manufacturer offers a one-year warranty on your product, then you are covered under the same warranty terms for a total of two years from the time of initial shipment. Likewise, if the manufacturer offers a five-year warranty, then you receive a total of six years of coverage when purchasing through Vintage King. We add one year to your standard manufacturer's warranty period, FREE of charge, no matter what the manufacturer's warranty period may be.

Some exclusions apply – click here for more information. Purchases made via third party marketplace sites do not automatically qualify for our free extended warranty.

Optional Accidental Damage & Handling Protection Plans

Vintage King offers optional no-deductible Accidental Damage and Handling (ADH) plans from Extend on most new and VK-serviced used items for a low cost proportional to the price of the equipment. Plans are available at the time of purchase, both online and through your Vintage King Audio Consultant.

Your Extend ADH Protection Plan begins at the time you receive the gear and lasts for the duration of the term it was purchased for. The ADH plan covers damage caused by accidents such as drops, breaks and spills, including some commonly damaged components that are not traditionally covered by a warranty. This includes speaker drivers, mic capsules and tubes.

For added peace of mind, if you select an ADH protection plan that lasts longer than the manufacturer's warranty, the ADH plan will also cover mechanical and electrical failure, just like a regular extended warranty plan, once the manufacturer's warranty has expired. For more details on our optional ADH plans, please contact your Audio Consultant, click here.

Still Have Questions?

Unsure if your gear is covered under its original manufacturer's warranty, Vintage King's warranty or an Extend ADH plan? Want to know exactly what is covered under your plan? We can help! Call or contact us today.

Used Item Warranties

In the early days of Vintage King, owners Mike and Andrew Nehra would buy vintage gear for their recording studio and often receive broken and incomplete junk in need of repair. When Vintage King became a retailer, they made a pledge to never let that happen to any of their customers… Not once! That's why Vintage King offers an industry-leading level of technical service and warranty support on our used and vintage items, the likes of which has never been surpassed.

Our standard used item warranty periods are as follows:

  • Analog Outboard Gear – One-Year
  • Microphones – One-Year (excluding capsules, tubes, and ribbon elements)
  • Speakers – One-Year (excluding drivers)
  • Digital Outboard Gear – 30-Days

Extended warranty plus accidental damage and handling plans are available to purchase with serviced used items though Vintage King's partnership with Extend.

Used Console Warranties

Due to the size and complexity of recording consoles, we offer a wide variety of warranty periods to best suit our customers and the consoles they are purchasing. If you have any questions on a specific console offering, the servicing included, and/or the warranty period, please contact us today and we'll be happy to answer any questions for you. Our consoles are sold in the following variations of servicing scenarios and warranty periods, depending on the specific console.

Consoles (Brokered) - As-Is

Vintage King offers select used consoles for sale on a brokerage basis, which means that we do not own the console, but we are representing the sale on behalf of the console's owner. These consoles are sold as-is with a detailed third party technical report whenever possible and benefit from Vintage King's high level of customer service and communication throughout the sales process. This includes assistance with decommissioning and freight shipping wherever applicable. Console owners enjoy selling through Vintage King for our convenience and expertise in handling their sale, payment transaction and shipping concerns. No warranty is included on brokered consoles.

Consoles (Tested With Fault Report) - As-Is

Vintage King offers certain consoles at fair market value, which may need some degree of servicing or repair. These consoles are owned by Vintage King and sold as-is with the market pricing adjusted down to account for any parts and labor that may be required to get the console 100% to factory specifications. These consoles will come with a tech report detailing the condition of the console and any flaws that may be present, so that there are no surprises when the console is received. The console will be cleaned, tested and guaranteed to power up upon delivery. No warranty is included on consoles sold as "Tested with Fault Report."

Consoles (Serviced) - 30 Days on Removable Modules & Power Supplies

Vintage King also offers modern used consoles or control surfaces that are fully functioning and serviced. This sale includes a 30-day warranty on removable modules and power supplies from the time of shipment. These consoles will undergo a complete and thorough cleaning and testing by our expert technicians with any faults being repaired to factory spec. During the 30-day period from shipment we will repair any faults on removable modules or power supplies at the discretion of our technical support staff if problems arise.

Consoles (Premium Restoration) - 1 Year on removable modules and power supplies

Vintage King is the world leader in vintage console restoration services. The staff at the Vintage King Tech Shop have restored hundreds of vintage consoles, which now reside in premier recording and mixing facilities across the globe. Our expert technical staff spares no expense and cuts no corners when it comes to ensuring that our Premium Restorations are functioning and sounding like the day they left the factory. Cosmetics are given due attention as well, making sure that your new vintage console makes a statement.

Our Premium Restoration consoles are serviced to order upon placement of a deposit. Lead times may vary depending on client time frame, current servicing queue and amount of labor hours required on a given project. Amazing craftsmanship and quality cannot be rushed, but our team will work with you to ensure your project is handled in a timely fashion and to a standard that will well exceed all expectations. Our Premium Restoration consoles include a one-year warranty on all removable modules and power supplies.

What to do if You Have a Warranty Issue?

Should any issue arise requiring possible warranty support, contact our Customer Service representatives Monday through Friday between 10 AM and 6 PM EST and they will be happy to help you.

To contact Customer Service, please either email or call 1.888.653.1184, and press 2. If outside the United States, please call 1.248.591.9276. Please note that you are responsible for all shipping costs related to your warranty repair, unless shipping costs are covered within the policy of the manufacturer's warranty specific to the warranty repair in question. Vintage King is not responsible for any shipping expenses related to warranty repair.

For complete terms and conditions including "Limitation of Liability," click here.

Warranty Service & International Orders

Global warranty policies vary by manufacturer, but in most cases, items purchased in, or shipped from, the USA must be returned to the USA at the buyer's expense for warranty service and repair. If you're outside the USA we recommend you contact our Customer Service representatives directly before reaching out to the manufacturer to arrange a warranty repair.

Free Shipping

Free Shipping Details

Free ground shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up. A flat rate of $6.95 is available for FedEx Ground Economy shipping of online orders under $99 and under 10 lbs to the lower 48 states. Free shipping cannot be combined with other discounts. Some restrictions apply. See below for details.

Need It Faster? We Have Great Rates

If you need a piece quickly for an upcoming session — or just want it sooner — we can make it happen. We've negotiated excellent shipping rates, so we can rapidly and reasonably ship gear around the globe. Just call.

What Gear Qualifies?

All new items under 150 lbs in shipping weight as well as any order over $99 are eligible for free shipping within the contiguous United States. For items over 150 lbs, additional freight charges may apply and a quote can be provided by our sales team; please inquire for a freight quote on applicable items. For orders totaling under $99 and under 10 lbs, a $6.95 flat rate shipping fee applies within the contiguous United States. For shipments outside of the contiguous United States, please inquire with our sales team for a shipping quote.

If you live outside the US, certain manufacturers may not allow us to ship their gear internationally. Contact us to find out about item eligibility.

In the rare event an item you've selected doesn't qualify, we'll contact you immediately to let you know.

All Strymon and Real Traps products excluded from free shipping. Some promotional and discounted items may also not be eligible for free shipping.

Who Can Take Advantage of These Deals?

Our offers apply to end users only, not resellers. If you live in the lower 48 states, we'll ship it FREE. Just place your order online and you're covered.

What Happens If I Return The Gear?

If your purchase was eligible for free shipping, the shipping cost will be deducted from your refund. Check out our Returns section for more information.

What About Import Duties and Tax?

If you live outside the US, your government might impose taxes and/or import duties on products.

You, the recipient, are solely responsible for shipping charges, taxes, and duties, once the goods arrive.

Shipping Methods

We ship via Fed Ex. In some circumstances, we do ship via UPS and with other freight services. Your sales representative will provide all viable options to best suit your shipping needs.

FedEx Ground

U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico. 1–5 business days within the contiguous U.S.; 3–7 business days to and from Alaska and Hawaii. 3-7 business days to Canada and Puerto Rico.

FedEx Saver

U.S. Delivery to businesses by 4:30 p.m. and to residences by 7 p.m, in 3 business days.

FedEx 2 Day

U.S. Delivery by 4:30 p.m. in 2 business days to most areas (by 7 p.m. to residences).

FedEx Standard

U.S. Next-business-day delivery by 3 p.m. to most U.S. addresses; by 4:30 p.m. to rural areas.

FedEx Priority

U.S. Next-business-day delivery by 10:30 a.m. to most U.S. addresses; by noon, 4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. in remote areas; by noon, 1:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

FedEx International Economy

Time-definite delivery typically in 2–5 business days (typically 2 or 3 business days to Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico).

FedEx International Priority

Time-definite delivery typically in 1, 2 or 3 business days. Reach major cities in Europe by noon typically in 2 business days.

Signature Required for Delivery

In order to protect your shipment from theft, we require a direct signature when delivered. An email will be sent upon shipment so you can check delivery dates with the tracking number provided. Please make certain someone is available to receive your package or shipping charges may incur after three delivery attempts. To protect your order, shipments cannot be rerouted after it leaves our warehouse. Should you need to update your delivery address or request a pickup at a FedEx facility, please contact a Vintage King representative and we will update the information with FedEx accordingly. Any packages that require rerouting will be charged $10.00.

In-Store Pickup

Vintage King Detroit Headquarters

2032 Heide Dr.
Troy, MI 48084 view map
Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm Eastern

This location offers parking within the building's private lot. All doors are locked during business hours. To request entry, please ring the doorbell located on the side of the building labeled "Customer Pickup" upon arrival. A Vintage King team member will greet and assist you in receiving your items for pick up.

The following must be presented at the time the order is picked up:

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to change the name of the person picking up your order.

Vintage King Los Angeles

2636 N Ontario St.
Burbank, CA 91504 view map
Monday - Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm Pacific
Saturday 10AM - 4PM Pacific

This location offers street parking only which is located in front of the building's entrance. Please do not part in the parking lot on the side of the building as it is reserved for surrounding businesses. The front door at Vintage King Los Angeles remains locked during business hours. To request entry, ring the doorbell upon arrival. A Vintage King team member will greet and assist you in receiving your items for pick up.

The following must be presented at the time the order is picked up:

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to change the name of the person picking up your order.

How to Order

We at Vintage King have gone through great lengths to make our ordering process as easy on you as possible. To get started buying from vintageking.com, follow these simple steps:

  1. Find the items you want. You can use the quick search located in the top of every page. You can also use the navigation bar to browse all available products on site.
  2. Add desired items to your cart. If you would like to purchase an item, click the "Add to Cart" button located on the category or product page. If you want to check on the items in your cart click the "My Cart" link at the top right of every page.
  3. Proceed to checkout. View your shopping cart and make sure that you have all of the items you wish to purchase. Click the "Proceed to Checkout" button.
  4. Sign-in, create account or checkout as guest. If you have an existing vintageking.com account log-in with your email and password. If you are new to vintageking.com you can create an account or checkout as a guest. We highly recommend creating an account to take advantage of all of the features of our site as well as receive special members-only benefits.
  5. Enter address information. Enter your billing and shipping address.
  6. Choose shipping method. If your purchase qualifies, make sure you select the "Free Shipping" method. If not, or if you would like to expedite your shipping, choose the method that suites you best.
  7. Enter payment information. How would you like to pay for your order? At vintageking.com we accept American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards. In addition to using your credit card you can pay with your Paypal account, vintageking.com Gift Cards, and several other financing options.
  8. Review and submit your order. Be sure to check the accuracy of all of the information before submitting to vintageking.com. Once you have done that, check the box that you have read and agree to vintageking.com's Terms & Conditions, and click "Place Order"
  9. Sit back and let us do the rest. Shortly after you click "Place Order" you will receive an email confirming your order. You will receive another email when your order is shipped along with a tracking number. If you do not receive an email please contact us as soon as possible.

Lifetime Support

We've Got Your Back

Shopping for studio equipment can be overwhelming. With a staff of experienced engineers and seasoned musicians, Vintage King helps narrow your choices and stands by your side until you're 100% satisfied. We've been on the "other side of the sale" and know that customer support is a crucial component to any successful purchase – to put it simply, we treat you how we'd want to be treated.

Thanks to an outstanding staff, unparalleled warranty and full-service philosophy, Vintage King eliminates the impersonal feel typically associated with purchasing gear, ensuring a 360° experience, from installation to post-sale support.

Free Consultation

Our staff will work with you on any questions and all gear specifications, no matter how large or small. Located in Los Angeles, Nashville, Chicago and Detroit, Vintage King's sales engineers are always available over the phone or in person upon request.


Our Flagship Store & Demo Studios in Los Angeles and Nashville enable you to demo equipment before committing to a purchase. Not in L.A., Nashville or Detroit? No problem. Nearly any product can be shipped to you for a trial period.


We ensure that your new gear seamlessly connects with your existing setup. After providing installation support, either on the phone or in-person, Vintage King stays involved with your purchase to provide overall design advice, wrap up the final tweaks or simply exchanges tricks of the trade.

Free Extended Warranty

With Vintage King's Free Extended Warranty, have confidence in your purchase. We are proud to add an additional 1-year free warranty on any NEW products and up to a 1-year free warranty on most used and vintage products, included with any purchase.

Payment Policies

Payment Options

Checks: All checks (including cashier's checks and money orders) must clear before any orders or merchandise can be sent out. There is a 5–7 business day hold placed on all checks received.

Bank Wire Bank: details will be provided upon request. We cannot ship until bank wires have been confirmed and funds have been received by our banking institution. Please fax us a copy of the wire transaction provided by your bank to speed up this process and help track your incoming wire. E-mail customerservice@vintageking.com for bank wire details.

Credit Card: We can only ship your order to addresses verifiable by your issuing credit card bank. Please be sure to provide your exact billing address and telephone number which are the same as your credit card issuer has on file for you. Incorrect information will delay the processing of your order. *Credit card payments will be processed for the full amount before any labor is performed on used and vintage items.

Credit Card Restrictions: Vintage King Audio retains the right to refuse credit card purchases at any time and is subject to Vintage King Audio's approval. Credit card charges for larger transactions may be denied and could require an alternate payment method. Vintage King Audio also retains the right to charge any customer credit card on file to pay for overdue accounts.


You can log in to your PayPal account to select a payment method you have available through PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can sign up for one at paypal.com.

Amazon Payments

Buy what you want, and get on with your life. When you login and pay with Amazon, say goodbye to long checkout processes and missed mobile taps. Learn more.

E-Check: We provide E-Check as a payment option through PayPal.

Western Union: Your sales representative can provide details.

International Orders

Credit Card: We can only ship your order to addresses verifiable by your issuing credit card bank. Please be sure to provide your exact billing address and telephone number which are the same as your credit card issuer has on file for you. Incorrect information will delay the processing of your order.*Credit card payments will be processed for the full amount before any labor is performed on used and vintage items.

Import Duties and Tax: Since import taxes and/or duties that your government might impose on products shipped from the United States may apply, you (the customer), are solely responsible for shipping charges, taxes, and duties, once goods arrive in your country.

Duties and tax for warranty and damage replacement items: Even though you may have paid shipping, taxes or duty on your original order, it is IMPORTANT to understand that your government may impose duties and taxes for warranty items or replacement items damaged during shipment from the United States. You (the customer), are solely responsible for shipping charges, taxes, and duties, once goods arrive in your country.

Restrictions: Due to manufacturer restrictions, certain brands can not be shipped outside of the United States. Please call us to find out if the item(s) you are interested in can be shipped internationally. We can ship to any locations that use a US Postal ZIP Code such as US Military addresses, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands, etc.

Promotional Codes

What Are Promotional Codes?

Occasionally, our marketing department will create promotional or "promo" codes that help you save money on your gear purchase. These codes can be found in our email newsletter and throughout the site.

How Do I Use Promotional Codes?

Promo codes can be entered into the box located on the shopping cart page. Once entered, click "Apply" and watch your discount appear before your eyes!

Pricing and Discounts

Discounts cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. We are happy to work with museums, universities and nonprofit institutions, and can offer special discounts. Package discounting is available. Please call our sales team at 1.888.653.1184 or 1.248.591.9276 and press 3 for further information. Prices and availability are subject to change.

Payment Terms, Price Confirmation and Billing Errors

Unless otherwise indicated, the purchase price of products will be billed in full at the time of product shipment. Vintage King's payment terms are subject to change without notice at Vintage King's sole discretion. For orders from the website, we confirm the price of a product as part of our order processing procedures. In the unlikely event that a price stated on the Vintage King Website or any other sales materials are incorrect, then the following applies: If a product's correct price is lower than our stated price, we charge the lower price and ship you the product. If a product's correct price is higher than our stated price, we will, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before shipping or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation.

Sales Tax Policies

Sales/use tax may be due on your Vintage King purchase. Currently, we collect sales tax for any purchases shipped to the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Please refer to your state and local taxing authorities as you may be responsible for additional sales tax on any untaxed purchase(s) in your jurisdiction.

Partial and complete tax exemptions may be available in these states as well as sales tax exemption for nonprofit organizations. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance at any time or if any additional questions arise. Contact Customer Service Monday-Friday between 10AM and 6PM ET. Email customerservice@vintageking.com or call 1.888.653.1184, and press 2. If outside the United States, please call 1.248.591.9276.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We're Not Happy Until You're Happy

If there is a problem with your order or you are not 100% satisfied, please contact us immediately so that we can promptly resolve it for you. Contact Customer Service Monday-Friday between 10AM and 6PM ET. Email customerservice@vintageking.com or call 1.888.653.1184, and press 2. If outside the United States, please call 1.248.591.9276.

Software Download Instructions


  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. Your product can be downloaded at https://www.antarestech.com/software-download
  3. To determine how your particular software needs to be authorized, visit the Antares help desk.

Audio Ease

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. Register this license key at http://www.audioease.com/ed
  3. After registration, you will receive the download instructions on the screen and an additional e-mail from Audio Ease

Avid Pro Tools

  1. Visit www.ilok.com to sign up for an iLok.com account (if you don't already have one).
  2. Visit www.avid.com/activation and log in to your Avid account using the email address you used to set up the account. (If you don't already have an account, click "Create Your Account" to create one.)
  3. In the resulting screen, enter your activation code in the field and then click "Download Now."
  4. Visit www.ilok.com, log in to your account, and follow the instructions to transfer the license from your account to your iLok USB Smart Key.


Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King, along with download and authorization instructions.


  1. You will be emailed a serial number.
  2. To download and authorize the software, go to: https://services.celemony.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/LicenseApp.woa/wa/LoginDA?language=en
  3. If you don't have a Celemony account, click the "First Time Registration" button next to the email box and follow the instructions.
  4. If you already have a Celemony account, log in and enter the serial number in the "Add License" box.

Chandler Limited

Chandler Limited will deliver an e-mail with authorization and download instructions

Crane Song

Crane Song will deliver an e-mail with authorization and download instructions


For Dolby Atmos software installers, visit https://developer.dolby.com


  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. Your product can be downloaded at http://eventide.com/AudioDivision/Support/Plug-ins/Native%20Plug-in%20Support.aspx
  3. Your product can be registered by going to http://www.eventide.com/User/RegisterProduct.aspx and following the prompts to generate an iLok license
  4. Following the initial registration process, you will be able to download the product license to your iLok from within your iLok.com account.


  1. First, create a user account at FXpansion.com, if you have not already. This will be your user account that you use to authorize all your current and future FXpansion products.
  2. Proceed to registering your serial at FXpansion.com, if it has not already been assigned to your user account. You can register the product here. You can confirm that your product is registered once you proceed to the Support > Downloads page, as you will see the registered product(s), serials, and download links.
  3. Once registered correctly, proceed to the Support > Downloads > Downloads for and locate the proper product. You will see your product and serial number on this page, along with the blue download link for the latest version of the software.
  4. Proceed to downloading the appropriate link. These downloads are the FULL installers for your product(s). There is no need to download and install the previous versions in order to use the latest version of your product.
  5. After you download, please open the downloaded file. This will prompt the installation to your system. After a complete install, please open your product and you will be prompted to authorize your product.
  6. When the FX License Manager pops up, authorize using your registered FXpansion user account name, password, and product serial. Make sure that your computer is connected to the internet and you should have no problems with the authorization process. If you do run into any trouble, please email ryan@fxpansion.com for assistance.


  1. A download link and a serial number will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. The first time you load the software, click the “Authorize” button and input the license key when prompted
  3. Visit https://support.izotope.com for detailed instructions.

Kush Audio

  1. You will be emailed your license code.
  2. Your product can be downloaded at http://www.thehouseofkush.com/downloads/downloads.html


  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail
  2. Locate and download the installers for your plug-ins here: http://www.lexiconpro.com/en-US/product_families/plugins
  3. Select the product purchased
  4. Download applicable plug-in and install
  5. When prompted, enter the license key that was emailed to you


  1. The license will automatically be issued to your iLok account and can be downloaded by logging into your iLok account at http://www.ilok.com
  2. You can download the installers from the McDSP website: http://www.mcdsp.com/downloads


  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. Use the provided SERIAL NUMBER and register your product at: http://www.minnetonkaaudio.com/register
  3. While most Minnetonka products allow you to use the application without activation for a period of 14 days, some products require activation before they can be used.
  4. Once the registration has been completed, a permanent license will be generated, and a confirmation will be sent to you via email.
  5. Use this Activation Code or the iLok license to permanently activate http://www.minnetonkaaudio.com/register your software.

Nomad Factory

  1. You will be emailed a serial number
  2. To download and authorize the software, go to: http://www.nomadfactory.com/downloads

OHM Force

  1. You will be emailed a product key
  2. To download and authorize the software, go to: https://www.ohmforce.com/UseAsset.do?action=register

Plugin Alliance

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. Your product can be downloaded at https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/activate.html


  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. Your product can be downloaded at https://www.pspaudioware.net/register/demo.php
  3. Your product can be registered at https://www.pspaudioware.net/register/login.php by creating a PSP account, logging in and selecting the “Activate Product” option
  4. Following the initial registration process, an authorization code will be sent to your e-mail and you will use this code to authorize the product on your computer

Serato Audio Research

  1. You will be emailed a serial number. DO NOT try activating this code through a demo or trial version of a plug-in.
  2. Create a Serato account or sign in to your account here: https://www.serato.com/login
  3. Register the serial number here: https://account.serato.com/#/products
  4. Follow further instructions sent to you through email or displayed on the page after activation.


  1. You will be emailed a serial number
  2. Register the serial number here: http://www.softube.com/register
  3. Then download the plug-in from here: http://www.softube.com/download/
  4. Finally download the license to your iLok: http://www.ilok.com


  1. You will be emailed a registration number
  2. To install and activate your Sonalksis software, download and install the Sonalksis Plugin Manager application from: http://www.sonalksis.com/download.html

Sonic Studio

Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King, along with download and authorization instructions

Slate Digital

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail
  2. To register and activate your plug-ins, go to http://www.slatedigital.com/esd/
  3. Select the product purchased
  4. Fill out registration info

Sonnox Oxford

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail
  2. To register and activate your plug-ins: http://www.sonnoxplugins.com/register
  3. For more information on how to authorize an Oxford plug-in for use with an iLok key, click here.

Steinberg Cubase

  1. Go to steinberg.net and click on "MySteinberg"
  2. Create an account or log in with your account info. (If you are creating an account for the first time, they will send you a confirmation email to complete the account registration).
  3. Once you are logged into your MySteinberg account: On your "My Products" page, click on "Register eLicenser/software - Enter Download Access Code"
  4. Enter the 25-digit code from the Vintage King email

Steven Slate Drums

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail
  2. To register and activate your plug-ins, go to http://www.slatedigital.com/esd/
  3. Select the product purchased
  4. Fill out registration info


  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King.
  2. Your product can be registered by logging into your account at http://www.toontrack.com. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.
  3. Within your account section, navigate to the "Register" option within the "Support" menu and follow the instructions.

Universal Audio

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail
  2. To register and activate your plug-ins, go to https://www.uaudio.com/my/account/redeem/
  3. Create an account or log in with your account info
  4. Once you are logged into your account, enter the license key that was emailed to you

For more information visit the UA Website.

URS Plugins

A document with registration and download instructions will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King.


Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King, along with download and authorization instructions


  1. We will email you your Waves license keys
  2. Go to https://www.waves.com/account/register. If you already have a Waves account then sign in. If not, create an account. Then enter the code we sent you where it asks for the serial number.
  3. If you already have the Waves Central application on your computer, launch it. Otherwise, download it and set up a Waves account here
  4. Once logged into Wave Central, navigate to the Install Products page
  5. Find your new plug-ins in the All Products tab and click "Install and Activate"

XLN Audio

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail
  2. To register and install your plug-ins, go to www.xlnaudio.com/install

The Section 179 Tax Deduction

Tax Breaks for Gear!

No doubt about it, the US Tax Code is not a thrilling read. However, there is one provision that can truly benefit your business. Did you know that you can get tax breaks for the new and used gear you buy this year? Section 179 helps makes it all possible!

By giving business owners the chance to deduct up to $1,040,000 total this year on equipment purchased, Section 179 of US Tax Code makes it easier to buy the gear you need. In order for the rule to apply, you have to make your purchases and put the equipment to use before December 31, 2020 to save on your taxes this year.

Read on to learn more or start shopping before this amazing tax option expires! Be sure to consult your tax professional.

Does the tax break apply to me?

If you need music gear as a part of your business, then yes, Section 179 applies to you!

How does Section 179 work?

We'll do our best to translate the math-speak. At its core, Section 179 was added as a part of recent Stimulus Bills that were passed into law. Before Section 179, you could only write off the amount your gear depreciated every year, which can still be done. This new provision helps business owners get the equipment they need today by accelerating that depreciation through Section 179.

Thanks to Section 179, you get to write off the full purchase price in the very same year you buy the gear. By doing this, you don't have to postpone the purchases you want to make. If you know certain equipment will help grow your business in the coming year, then Section 179 can help you throughout the process.

Click the following link to use a tax calculator to see just how much you could save: www.crestcapital.com/tax_deduction_calculator

Limits of Section 179

Section 179 does come with limits – there are caps to the total amount written off ($1,040,000 for 2020), and limits to the total amount of the equipment purchased ($2,590,000 in 2020). The deduction begins to phase out on a dollar-for-dollar basis after $2,590,000 is spent by a given business (thus, the entire deduction goes away once $3,600,000 in purchases is reached), so this makes it a true small and medium-sized business deduction.

Who Qualifies for Section 179?

All businesses that purchase, finance, and/or lease new or used business equipment during tax year 2020 should qualify for the Section 179 Deduction (assuming they spend less than $3,600,000).

Most tangible goods used by American businesses, including "off-the-shelf" software and business-use vehicles (restrictions apply) qualify for the Section 179 Deduction.

For basic guidelines on what property is covered under the Section 179 tax code, please refer to this list of qualifying equipment. Also, to qualify for the Section 179 Deduction, the equipment and/or software purchased or financed must be placed into service between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

We should also mention that if a piece of gear will be helpful for business and personal use (i.e., headphones), it can still apply to Section 179. Whether you use the equipment at the office, studio or on business trips, the gear still qualifies for an income-tax deduction, determined at the percentage you'd be using the product at work.

Does leased or financed gear qualify?

Yes! You can take advantage of perks with our Vintage King Audio credit card, while qualifying for the deduction. We can also help you secure a lease. Give us a call at 1.888.653.1184 or click here for more information on payment and financing options.

For full details visit www.section179.org

Tracking Your Shipment

Tracking Your Shipment

An email will be sent upon shipment so you can check delivery dates with the tracking number provided. New items ship within 24-48 business hours of your order unless notified otherwise. Used item delivery times vary depending upon the item. Do not hesitate to call customer service at 1.888.653.1184 or 1.248.591.9276, and press 2, Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm ET with any questions relating to delivery times.

Signature Required

In order to protect your shipment from theft, by default, we require a direct signature when delivered. You can opt out of this option in the checkout, which will mean that the shipping carrier will leave your package without anyone signing for it. If shipping with signature required, please make certain someone is available to receive your package or shipping charges may incur after three delivery attempts. Any packages that require rerouting will be charged $10.00.

What Are "Demo Deal" Products?

Our Demo Deals offer a unique opportunity to save big on open box, fully warrantied gear. These items are typically customer returns or factory refurbished and may have signs of cosmetic wear. Prior to shipment, each unit is carefully tested by our expert tech staff to ensure that functionality is 100% to spec.

Check out our current Demo Deals.

What Are "Vintage & Used" Products?

Vintage Products

A "vintage" item is a piece of audio gear that has been formerly owned by someone else, and either sold to us, or traded in toward the purchase of other equipment. The term "vintage" is not a precise one, but generally refers to a product that is at least 20-25 years old. Audio equipment from this era is predominantly analog, but does include some of the earlier digital gear. Most of our vintage pieces are from the "Golden Age" of audio design and manufacturing, with companies like Neve, Neumann, Urei, dbx and Helios making their classic products in the 60s and 70s. Vintage King is proud to offer the largest selection of such gear in the world, and we are constantly looking to expand our stock, (hey, we have to live up to our name!). All of our "vintage" items are serviced by our in-house technical staff - using as many original parts as possible - and nearly all of them are provided with a six month or 1 year warranty.

Used Products

A "used" item is a product that has been formerly owned by someone else, and either sold to us, or traded in toward the purchase of other equipment. Some used items are relatively new; their owners only part with them so that they can 'trade-up' to something else they have their eye on. Other used items that are of a certain age are called "vintage" items. Although no longer under the manufacturer's warranty period, almost all used items are serviced by our in-house technical staff, and come with a Vintage King warranty: 1 year for analog rack gear, 6 months for microphones, and 30 days for most digital products.

Proposition 65

California Residents: Proposition 65 Warning

 WARNING - Cancer and Reproductive Harm. Some products sold in this store may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information see www.p65warnings.ca.gov.

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