Winter NAMM 2021 News and Interviews
New Gear Announcements
The NAMM Show may have a different look to it in 2021, but there is still lots of excitement in the air. Find out what's new from the best pro audio brands in the business and stay up-to-date as NAMM's Believe In Music Weeks rolls on.
New @ NAMM Brand Interviews
Antelope Audio Igor Levin
Vintage King's Dustin McLaughlin chats with Antelope Audio about the new Zen Go Synergy Core interface. The Zen Go is a 4x8 bus-powered portable desktop interface that allows musicians to record wherever they see fit. It's the best of both worlds with two discrete ultra-linear preamps, class-leading AD/DA conversion and 37 Synergy Core effects.
Apogee Roger Robindore
Apogee has been a staple of The NAMM Show for over three decades and always brings something new to the table. Join Vintage King's Dustin McLaughlin and Apogee's Roger Robindore as they chat about the new Clip Mic Digital and Symphony ECS channel strip plug-in.
Prism Sound Jody Thorne
During NAMM's Believe In Music Week, we caught up with Jody Thorne from Prism Sound to talk about the new Dream ADA-128. Find out how this converter chassis can support up to 128 channels of audio with four modular host slots and 16 modular I/O slots. This innovation from Prism Sound is sure to revolutionize the workflow of many multi-room recording and mixing facilities.
Daking Geoff Daking
For those looking for classic 1980s console flavor, look no further. Daking's Mic Pre One has long been a favorite for Vintage King customers and now the brand is doubling up on the fun. Watch our interview with Geoff Daking to learn more about the Mic Pre IIT, which brings together two of the preamps into a single rackmount unit.
Tula Microphones David Arthur Brown
What originally began as a crowdfunding effort has now become a reality in 2021! The Tula Microphone is a unique handheld mic option that features cardioid and omni capsules, USB-C connectivity, and on-board noise reduction software. Additionally, the microphone is capable of holding up to 12 hours of standalone recordings in 48k/16bit wav files.
Radial Engineering Jay Porter
Radial Engineering heads into NAMM's Believe In Music Week with five new releases that are sure to solve some major issues in your studio. Watch our interview with Radial's Product Manager Jay Porter to get the scoop on the brand new Power-1, Power-2, JX44 V2, JX 42 V2 and EXTC-Stereo, a stereo version of the best-selling guitar interface and reamping box.
What's New With Your Favorite Brands?
In the days leading up to NAMM's 2021 Believe In Music Week, we had the chance to Zoom with some of the best brands in pro audio. Watch the videos in this section to hear from the makers designing hot new gear and learn how it can have an immediate impact in your studio.Shop All New Gear
First Listen / Gear Demos
Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core Audio Interface
Antelope Audio's new Zen Go Synergy Core interface is ready to make recording and mixing while on the move even easier. Get a complete overview of this new bus-powered audio interface in our latest video and watch as Vintage King's Dustin McLaughlin tracks guitars via the Zen Go and a number of Synergy Core effects.
H2 Audio 2128 Mic Pre And 5011 EQ 500 Series
Award-winning producer Al Sutton and Q2 Audio main man Tim Mead have come together to revive some truly classic studio gear. Based on the legendary Helios Type 69 console designed by Dick Sweetenham, H2 Audio is introducing a new preamp and EQ for your 500 Series rack. Watch our interview to get the full lowdown and hear the modules at work.
Avid Pro Tools Carbon Audio Interface
The Pro Tools | Carbon is the latest addition to Avid's product lineup and offers engineers a comprehensive approach to production in the studio. In our recent demo, Olivia Dear, Bryan Reilly and Takashi Iio track and mix with the Carbon's versatile I/O, premium converters, and DPS-powered Avid plug-ins.
Warm Audio WA-67 Tube Condenser Microphone
Warm Audio has created affordable reproductions of the Neumann U47, U87, and 251, so why not add a U67 to the lineup? That's right, the WA-67 is finally here and we are putting it up against a real deal vintage model in our recent shootout. Find out how this new reproduction sounds on vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar and drums.
Hear The Gear Here First
Talking about new gear is always fun, but what's better is actually hearing it in action. We're getting hands-on with the latest releases from Winter NAMM 2021 to offer you a First Listen. Check back all week long as we offer up new demos from the likes of Avid, Warm Audio, Chase Bliss Audio and more?
Vintage King Panel Discussions
Vintage King has brought together a group of pro audio experts from the worlds of the studio and gear production to talk about a number of different topics. Continue on below to watch these panel discussions and gain some fresh insight into the world of engineering and design.
The State Of The Studio: Analog vs. Digital
While many ponder the age-old question "Which is better, analog or digital?" pro audio brands have continued to evolve their product offerings to fit a hybrid workflow. In this panel discussion, we sit down with Slate Digital's Steven Slate and Burl Audio's Will Kahn to discuss the past, present and future of the two styles of gear design.
Steven Slate Owner of Slate Digital
Steven Slate's constant innovation has led to the creation of multi-touch production consoles, modeling mics and plug-ins that deftly defy the expectations of both analog and digital technology.
Will Kahn Director of Sales at Burl Audio
For over 12 years, Will Kahn has played an essential role at Burl Audio, the pro audio brand whose game-changing B80 Mothership converters have had a major impact in recording studios all over the world.
The Melding of the Home Recording and Professional Studio
Warren Huart and Marc Daniel Nelson of Produce Like A Pro come together to talk about recording and mixing at home and how to replicate the sounds of major studios anywhere you work. They also discuss how to get past the struggles many budding engineers face, the right time to buy a standalone mic pre and how to make time for yourself in the studio when you have another job.
Warren Huart Producer/Engineer
Warren Huart is a well-known producer, engineer and musician who has worked with The Fray, Korn, and Aerosmith. In addition, he is the host of the popular Produce Like a Pro YouTube channel.
Marc Daniel Nelson Producer/Engineer
Marc Daniel Nelson is a Grammy-nominated producer and engineer who has worked with Fleetwood Mac, Colbie Caillat and Jason Mraz. He has recently started guest hosting the Produce Like A Pro series.