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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 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...

3 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...

3 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...

4 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...

4 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...

4 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...
4 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...
4 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...


4 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...

5 months ago
In this video, Rob Rives shows us the RØDE VideoMicro, a compact camera-mountable microphone that features a cardioid condenser capsule for capturing pro-quality recordings. Highly portable, and great indoors or outdoors, the mic is powered by plug-in power from your camera, and it comes with a 3.5mm coiled connection cable...

5 months ago
In the following video, Andrew Eisele demonstrates the Moog Mother 32 Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer, and how it can be a useful addition to any musician’s inventory. This video explores the functions, controls, and features of the Mother 32, including the use of the synthesizer in...

5 months ago
In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the Sennheiser ClipMic Digital and MKE2 Digital microphones for iOS, and how they can be a useful addition to any pro audio/video setup....
6 months ago
I have been a big fan of Roland for many years. My first synthesizer was the Roland SH09 that I purchased in 1997. I still have it, and it is one of my most prized possessions. I’ve had several analog and digital synths come and go over the years, but the SH-09 has been very dear to me. I’m a bit of analog-synth geek, so when I was offered to try out the...

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