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When your grandparents were in their prime, tuning guitars with the tuning fork and the pitch pipe, the advent of transistors, solid-state circuit boards, and chips allowed manufacturers to develop and design revolutionary new guitar tuners that did most of the work for you—their onboard microphones picked up and processed the plucked notes, and displayed flat, sharp, or in-tune notes on a small... READ MORE
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5 months ago
Hands-on Review
At NAB 2014, K-Tek introduced their new line of audio bags, which includes Stingray (for Sound Devices 633 and Zaxcom MAXX) as well as the brand-new Stingray2 (for Sound Devices 644) and an audio harness, which is designed around minimizing fatigue. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other ... READ MORE

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8 months ago
Hands-on Review
At NAB 2014, Rycote introduced its new Super-Softie microphone windshield, with the new 3D Tex fabric. B&H interviews Rycote's Scott Boland about this non-furry material, which offers several advantages for wind attenuation over the traditional "dead-cat" style windscreens. Also, see the new... READ MORE

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Tips and Solutions
Noise is a given part of our daily lives, and if you live in a bustling area like B&H’s home in New York City, the clamor of buses, trains, construction, and people can be downright overwhelming. New Yorkers love to get away on weekend trips to quieter, rural locales. But is there such a thing as too quiet? Two NASA engineers inspect a test setup in an anechoic chamber in preparation for the... READ MORE
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9 months ago
News
The utilitarian features of your sound recording bag are as important as the performance of the equipment it contains. The value of your investment in microphones, wireless systems, mixers, and recorders is diminished if the kit bag isn’t functional or comfortable to wear for an entire day’s work. It’s worthwhile to invest in a bag that protects and optimizes the functionality of your equipment.... READ MORE
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Tips and Solutions
Nirvana’s Nevermind remains one of the most influential albums of all time, introducing MTV (and the world) to grunge and alternative and changing the landscape of popular music, essentially ending the popularity of “hair” metal. Aside from the vast influence of its songs, Nevermind remains a benchmark for sound quality, from a recording and engineering standpoint. The drum sound on classic... READ MORE
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Tips and Solutions
In a perfect world, budgets would be unlimited and you could hire a top-notch sound person for every production. But for students, amateurs, or professionals on a shoe-string budget, you probably don’t have the funds available to do that. This doesn’t preclude you from stepping up the quality of your audio. Here are five steps you can take that can help your sound. 1. Pay more attention to sound... READ MORE
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Tips and Solutions
There’s no way around it: the music industry has changed drastically over the last 10 to 15 years. Save a few exceptions, gone are the multi-million-dollar recording budgets and the in-depth development deals for new artists while major studios are being shuttered around the world. Albums are now being completed in home studios, and smaller professional studios are cropping up that might have... READ MORE
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Hands-on Review
If you’re experienced working in film, video, or electronic news-gathering, then you already know how devastating the wind can be to your audio recordings. Without the proper protection, a microphone will interpret wind, vocal pops, and drafts from air-conditioning units as disturbances in air pressure around the microphone element. digital recorders.

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1 year ago
Buying Guide
The discovery of electricity has dramatically changed our lives, with the wonders of modern science surrounding us everywhere—the light bulb, the electric motor, radio waves. Who would want to be without them? Audio engineers, for one, because all of the above are potential sources of audio pollution that can affect our pristine signal, as it travels between source and destination. Refrigerator... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

Shure has a hard-earned reputation as one of the standard bearers for quality wireless microphone systems. Their new BLX wireless system is geared toward users who are in need of a system that has more than “entry-level” features but do not have the need (or the budget) for something like the Shure ULX series.

 
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There is a first time for everything, and if you have your mind set on producing a wedding video, you will encounter plenty of “firsts” within that initial wedding weekend. There is a first kiss, a first dance and a first slice of cake. Where will you have your cameras set up for each of these memorable moments? Will you need lights for every shot?  How will you manage the audio? When the bride... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

A podcast is a digital audio or video show that can be created by anyone and shared through the Internet. The shows can be streamed live, and posted on a website after they’re finished. The format of a podcast can be anything you want it to be.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

What does a portable digital recorder have in common with a farm-fresh egg? You can use an egg to glaze an apple pie, cook a Denver omelet or to make fresh gnocchi. Likewise, you can use a portable digital recorder to capture live music, record the sound in a video shoot or to create a podcast in the field.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

Mother’s Day is coming, and there’s not much time left to get your mom that perfect gift. You could always pick up some flowers or candy, but you’ve probably given her countless bouquets and sweets over the years, so that wouldn’t be much of a surprise, would it? 

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