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Vintage King and Woodshed Recording Host Top Monitor Shootout

Vintage King Audio recently co-sponsored an unprecedented listening session at the beautiful Woodshed Recording studio in Malibu, CA.

Producers and Engineers Gather at Popular Malibu Studio

Pictured (L-R) at Woodshed Recording are Grammy-winning engineer/mixer Dave Reitzas, Vintage King sales rep Chris Bolitho and prolific scoring composer and studio owner Richard Gibbs.  Photo by David Goggin.

Vintage King Audio recently co-sponsored an unprecedented listening session at the beautiful Woodshed Recording studio in Malibu, CA.  Owned by prolific scoring composer and producer Richard Gibbs, the session featured the monitor speakers Barefoot Sound MicroMain 27 and MiniMain 12, ATC SCM45A, Augspurger Duo8, Guzauski-Swist GS-31, and PMC IB2S.  The attendees included top level composers, engineers and musicians.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to the music community,” commented VK sales rep Chris Bolitho, “We decided to take our Vintage King LA working showroom concept out to Richard’s great studio in Malibu to showcase these top monitors in a fine listening environment, with participants able to listen to their favorite music through each of the speakers in a high-performance signal chain.”

The owner of Woodshed Recording, Richard Gibbs, has written the scores for over sixty feature films and various television series, including Battlestar Galactica, the Simpsons, Dr. Dolittle, Say Anything, and Queen of the Damned. In a former life he was the keyboardist for the seminal L.A. band Oingo Boingo and worked extensively as a session player and arranger for artists such as Tom Waits, Aretha Franklin, Robert Palmer, and War.  He has also served as record producer for Eisley, Korn, and Richard Page, amongst others.

Woodshed Recording provides a totally unique creative environment, with a flexible wall system and fluid control system overlooking the Pacific thru a dozen French doors and windows. Coldplay, U2, Barbra Streisand, Kanye, and many others have made this their destination studio of choice. Some have opted to take over the entire 1.5 acre property, with its separate two story four bedroom house, organic gardens, pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and private beach rights. Replete with a 65″ rolling video monitor, 5.1 speaker system, and deep writing rig, the studio is also a film scoring and ADR facility of the highest order.

Vintage King Audio is a leader in professional audio sales, studio consulting, and comprehensive gear servicing. No matter the scope of a client’s needs or goals – from selecting a new microphone to designing a studio from the ground up – Vintage King distinguishes itself with standard-setting customer service, which begins with the company’s knowledgeable, industry-experienced staff. For more information, visit: