Found in the West End of downtown Nashville, the Hutton Hotel has always been a meeting spot for the city's songwriters. Now they have an actual studio to meet at, as the hotel has built out beautiful writer's rooms packed with gear, including a Flea 47, Purple Audio MC77, Retro Instruments Sta-Level, BAE 1073, Soyuz 013, and Soyuz 017.
Beau Burchell may be best known as the guitarist of post-hardcore band Saosin, but the Orange County native has spent years working as a producer and engineer. He recently built out a new recording and mixing studio with a switachable guitar amp wall, easy-to-build vocal booth, and hybrid digital/analog set-up.
Want to learn more about Beau Burchell and his recording/mixing room? Watch our Vintage King Workflow video to hear Beau explain his set-up and the importance of the Antelope Audio Orion 32 HD Gen 3 interface.
Record producer and mix engineer Jim Kaufman currently works out of two studios, one based in his native Arizona and the other in Santa Monica, California. Jim's approach to the room in Santa Monica is analog heavy with a Neve BCM 10 console, tons of outboard gear, and a beautiful Burl Audio B80 Mothership.
Want to learn more about how Jim Kaufman uses the Burl Audio B80 Mothership to get epic results in the studio? Watch our Vintage King Workflow video and see firsthand how his studio is centered around the audio converters.
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Vintage King has carefully curated a selection of our best blogs that cover life in the audio industry. Meet the designers, creators and studios who make the recording world go round and find out how they are getting the job done.
There are tools for every trade and learning what they are is an important step toward improving your craft. Vintage King has selected the Essential Gear below to give you an idea of what microphones, audio interfaces, outboard gear, and monitors other creators are using to get the job done right.
3. Universal Audio Apollo x8p Interface
The Universal Audio Apollo x8p enables creators to record and mix via a 16x22 (8x14 analog I/O) interface with eight Unison-enabled mic preamps and new HEXA Core processing.
4. Focusrite Red 4Pre Interface
The Focusrite Red 4Pre includes four of Focusrite's digitally-controlled, 'Air' enabled, Red Evolution mic preamps with Thunderbolt 2 connectivity and dual mini-DigiLink ports.
1. API 1608 MKII Recording Console
The 1608-II is a fully analog board that merges a wealth of modern features with the rich history of API console design in the classic 1604 model. All analog, all day long.
2. SSL AWS Delta Recording Console
The Solid State Logic SSL AWS recording console combines classic SSL SuperAnalogue™ console technology with comprehensive DAW control hardware in a single work surface.
3. Avid S1 Control Surface
Based on the best-selling Avid S3, the S1 delivers the same intuitive interface and rich visual feedback in a streamlined package with motorized faders, touch-sensitive knobs and customizable soft keys.
4. Slate Media Technology Raven MTZ Control Surface
The Slate Media Technology Raven MTZ is a 43″ multi-touch monitor that seamlessly integrates with your favorite DAW and combines the tactile response of analog with the versatility of software-based environments.
3. Solid State Logic Fusion Master Processor
The Solid State Logic Fusion is an analog processing tool with five elements adding tone, depth, space, and a touch of analog magic to your mix bus or stereo stems
1. Neumann U 67 Reissue Microphone
This Neumann U 67 reissue is a replica of the vintage models and features 100% historical accuracy from sonic qualities to construction of the casing and power supply.
2. FLEA Microphones 12 Microphone
The FLEA 12 is an exact replica of the AKG C12 that comes equipped with Tim Campbell's CT12 capsule and a five-star version of the GE 6072 tube, which is minimally noisy and microphonic.
3. Neumann U 47 FET Microphone
Featuring FET 80 circuitry and a K 47 double large-diaphragm capsule, the U 47 FET painstakingly recreates the original specifications of the original U 47 FET down to the very last detail.
4. Manley Reference Cardioid Microphone
With a similar diaphragm thickness and construction, high frequency resonance and proximity effect, the Manley Reference Cardioid closely recalls what many of the vintage European tube mics sounded like when they were new.
1. Avid HD I/O 16x16 Analog
The Avid HD I/O 16x16 Analog is a state-of-the-art audio interface designed for Pro Tools | HD systems that delivers class-leading A/D and D/A conversion with the lowest possible latency.
2. Mellotron Micro Synthesizer
The Mellotron M4000D Micro is the smallest version available of the M4000D Digital Mellotron with one hundred sounds sourced from original Mellotron and Chamberlain tape libraries.
2. Crane Song Avocet IIA Monitor Controller
The Crane Song Avocet IIA is a high-resolution digital monitor controller from Crane Song with D/A conversion, three digital inputs, three analog inputs, and much more.
3. Dangerous Music Monitor ST Monitor Control System
Unlike other monitor controllers that color and distort your sound, the Dangerous Music MONITOR ST uses audiophile-grade components to create a transparent design.
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