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1 week ago
Looking for a truly hi-fi listening experience in a headphone form factor? Seeking a pair of cans with a wide-but-even frequency response and lightning-fast transient representation? Well, look no further. With their nano-grade uniforce diaphragms suspended in parallel magnet planes,...
2 weeks ago
Zoom has long been synonymous with solid and portable digital recording—whether you’re considering the H4n for podcasting, or the F8 MultiTrack for 8-channel field-recording. Now, Zoom is expanding into the digital interface market with the...
2 weeks ago
I admit it: I am an audio snob, but at the same time, I find the concept of some “audiophile” gear to be ridiculous. Some people go to lengths to enjoy their music that are well beyond reasonable and border on the absurd, and my experience as a recording engineer always has me reaching for the practical approach. While I track audio at high resolution rates (24-bit, 88.2 or 96 kHz) for mixing...
2 weeks ago
There’s no shortage of MIDI controllers on the market, most of which come in the form of keyboards, drum pads, and mixer emulations with faders and knobs. In fact, you’ve probably already noticed the abundance of all-in-one keyboard controllers with drum pads, faders, and knobs.  With so many options, I thought it might be useful to look at some MIDI controllers that shy away from the norm and...
2 weeks ago
You’ve written the parts, tuned your axe, and informed your neighbors that things are going to get loud. Now it’s time to record some electric guitars at home. But a question tugs at you: How can you, with your home setup, ever approach the sound of a top-notch studio? We’re here to suggest some tips and tricks on how to do just that. If you’ve ever wanted a compendium of everything from gear...
2 weeks ago
Held in Frankfurt, Musikmesse is an international trade fair for musical instruments, sheet music, and music production. More than 100k visitors from nearly 130 countries made their way to the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Center to find out about the latest innovations and new products. Let’s see what’s up and coming! Three New Antelope Products Antelope announces the LiveClock, Zen Tour, and...
by Greg Johnson
3 weeks ago
A well-designed room can make the difference between smooth sailing and major headaches down the road. With today’s technology, it doesn’t take thousands of dollars to get the gear needed to set up your home audio studio. Here are a few things (six steps) you should know before you start so that you can spare yourself some months of frustration and get it right from the very beginning. Step 1:...
3 weeks ago
The new MCX8000 from Denon shows promise as a cutting-edge DJ performance instrument, which not only functions as a stand-alone DJ system without the need for a computer, but also...
3 weeks ago
The RX Plug-In Pack utilizes four essential audio-cleaning plug-ins, taken from iZotope’s award-winning RX software, each offering the same industry-leading technology used by network television, Hollywood films, and major label record releases. There are any number of uses, such as cleaning up audio...
3 weeks ago
A perennial favorite in the pro audio community, Chandler Limited is unveiling a piece of gear sure to get engineers all over the world salivating—and we here at B&H couldn’t be more happy to bring it to you. The...
3 weeks ago
Universal Audio has announced a new line of UAD-2 Satellites offering the rich analog sound of UAD-2 powered plug-ins over USB 3.0 on Windows with support for VST, RTAS, and AAX 64 formats. The satellites utilize SHARC processors that are offered in Quad and Octo Core formats with a number of plug-in packages...
by Nicholas Messitte
1 month ago
The synthesizer quandary—every guitar player-turned-producer comes face to face with it sooner or later. On the one hand, that song you’re working on could really use a synth part. On the other hand, you’re a guitar player, not a pianist; those lessons your parents made you suffer through so long ago have been thoroughly wiped from the annals of your memory. No keyboard skills? No problem. We at...

1 month ago
Justin Colletti, from our partners at Sonic Scoop, continues his interview with recording engineer and producer Chris Zane, at Gigantic Studios, in Manhattan. Round 2 of this interview goes into Zane’s approach to mixing, and how he tracks parts so they sound “mixed” going into Pro Tools. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other...
1 month ago
If there’s a king of recording equipment, there’s no doubt it would be the microphone. Arguably providing the most significant impact on your recorded sound (at least within the realm of gear), finding a mic that complements your voice can pay more dividends than almost any other purchase. Sure, the studio classics and vintage condenser mics run thousands upon thousands of dollars, but for the...

1 month ago
In this video, industry experts Ben Escobedo, of Sennheiser, and Michael Miceli, of Miceli Productions, show us the Sennheiser AVX, a digital wireless microphone system that  is specifically designed for capturing professional video sound. Featuring true “plug-and-record” operation, AVX is fully self-configuring,...

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