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NAMM 2013 Wrap-Up: New Products from Akai, M-Audio and Alesis

This year at NAMM, three industry heavyweights released full product lines of fresh gear. Akai, M-Audio and Alesis have all come forth with new and interesting products for 2013, ranging from a tiny 2-channel USB interface to full-featured electronic drum sets and microphones.

NAMM 2013 Wrap-Up: The Future of Live Sound

As Digital Signal Processors (DSP) and wireless technology continue to advance independently, manufacturers are striving to design products integrating a symbiosis of both. This was a clear theme among live-sound products being introduced this year at NAMM. Go Digital or Go Home!

Holiday 2012: Guitar Effects Pedals

If you’re not completely satisfied with the clean, unprocessed sound coming from your guitar and you want to experiment with and modify or color that sound, a great way to tweak it is with effects pedals, also called “stompboxes.”

Holiday 2012: Electronic Drum Kits from Alesis, Roland & Yamaha

This holiday article takes a look at some of the most popular electronic drum kits from three of the most widely respected electronic drum kit manufacturers—Alesis, Roland and Yamaha. These nine kits cover everything from the most affordable beginner kits up through high-end professional kits.

Musical Instruments at B&H: Electronic Drums and Drum Machines

If you’re interested in electronic percussion, there are two basic categories to choose from: Electronic Drums and Drum Machines. Electronic drums are essentially electronic versions of acoustic drum sets, whereas drum machines are tabletop devices that enable you to perform and program beats.

Holiday 2012: Portable Digital Recorder Roundup

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.

Camcorder Roundup

Consumers have more choices in camcorders than ever before, and some of them seem downright professional with features sets that are packed to the rafters. Canon’s VIXIA HF G10 Flash Memory Camcorder shoots 1920 x 1080 high definition video, and you can choose frame rates of 60i, 30p or 24p for a cinematic look and feel.

Electronic Drum Kits Roundup

Beginner, amateur and pro drummers all share the same dilemma: no one, not even their closest family members and friends, wants to hear them banging away, loudly practicing their chops. Thankfully, these musicians have the option of using electronic drums.

iPad and iPod Recording Accessories

You’re probably aware that Apple’s iPad, iPod touch and iPhone have zillions of uses. Were you also aware that there are oodles of accessories for these things that enable you to harness their power for your recording studio? 

First Impressions of the iPad-Friendly Alesis iO Dock

If you’re a musician or a producer who uses (or is considering using) an Apple iPad in your creative process, one of the most interesting accessories out there for recording and performing music is the Alesis iO Dock.

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