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3 weeks ago
That’s a great idea!” exclaimed my manager as he went over the pitch-sheet for this article. “But—and don’t hate me for this—you’re way too old to write it.” Running a hand through my thinning brown hair, I replied, “whatever do you mean?” "In the time since you've graduated," he said, "you could've gone to college again. Twice." Here he suspended two fingers in the air. “Twice.” He was right....

2 months ago
Join B&H’s own Robert Rives, as he discusses new features of the H4n Pro Handy Recorder from Zoom, including its stereo microphone, built-in preamps, and onboard effects processing. In this video, Rives engages the talents of colleague Nick Messitte to test-drive the Zoom H4n on acoustic...

2 months ago
Join Rob Rives as he tests out the Sennheiser MKE-440, a directional stereo microphone for DSLRs designed to maximize the audio within your frame while rejecting ancillary, unwanted noise. Watch as B&H puts this microphone to the test—both inside the SuperStore and out. Please note:...
2 months ago
The Aston Origin microphone—a large diaphragm condenser running in a cardioid polar pattern—surprised me when I first took it home; it’s been surprising me since. Considering its low price, I was anticipating it to sound quite rough around the edges. Perhaps it...

3 months ago
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses how the Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless technology can deliver crisp, clean, and interference-free audio in a busy UHF environment like Times Square. With all kinds of wireless activity such as cell phones, Bluetooth, TV signals, and who knows what else is going on, we also showcase the...
4 months 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...

6 months ago
In the following “Quick Listen” video, Greg Johnson demonstrates the Korg Minilogue Polyphonic Synthesizer and shows how this powerful new synthesizer can be a useful addition to any musician’s inventory. The video explores some of the 100 Factory/User presets and how to utilize the...

7 months ago
Join Enrique Martinez as he composes a dance track—on the spot—using the Novation Launchpad Pro with Ableton Live. Though it’s been designed specifically for Ableton Live, the Launchpad will work equally as well with any DAW or hardware MIDI...

7 months ago
Join B&H and Justin Colletti, from our partners at Sonic Scoop, as he puts five popular and affordable large diaphragm condensers through their paces. Colletti is joined again by singer/songwriter Wes Hutchinson, who helps him shoot out the Audio-Technica 4050, the...

8 months ago
Join Justin Colletti, from our partners at Sonic Scoop, as he puts some of the most sought-after and popular high-end large diaphragm condensers through their paces at Degraw Sound Studios, in Brooklyn. Singer/Songwriter Wes Hutchinson helps with the side by side comparisons of the AKG C414 XLII, the...

8 months ago
Join Rob Rives as he talks with resident DAC expert Dan Bockrath about the ever-growing portable listening amp and digital-to-analog converter category, here at B&H. The two focus on the newly released Shure SHA900, as well as the...

8 months ago
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the Sanken COS-11D lavalier microphone, an industry standard for TV and film productions. Using a Sennheiser EW 100 G3 wireless system with a...
8 months ago
If you’re a professional engineer, chances are you already have some experience using a trackball with Pro Tools or another DAW. As the preferred method of travel in many commercial studios and post facilities, the trackball gives engineers some key advantages in navigating their sessions, versus using a traditional mouse. In the paragraphs below we’ll explore some these advantages, and look at...
8 months ago
The Delta Series from Denon Professional are custom-designed loudspeakers that are well suited for live acoustic performance, dynamic A/V playback, and articulate spoken-word presentations. The series includes three models of tops and two models of subwoofers. All of the speakers share the same Class-D amplifier, which...


8 months ago
In this video, Rob Rives shows us a new six-track audio field recorder from Tascam, the DR-701D. An update to the DR-70D, the DR-701D now represents Tascam's flagship audio recorder for single-shooter video production. Designed specifically as an audio-recording solution for DSLR video...

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