Sony has announced that it is revamping the Walkman for the digital age, for on-the-go music lovers. The Walkman NW-ZX2 boasts audiophile-quality playback with Bluetooth compatibility, 60-hour battery life, 128GB of internal storage, and a solid aluminum body. The Walkman features the S-Master HX digital amplifier, which was developed for high-resolution playback using a mastering-quality digital... READ MORE
What are 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.” An effects pedal, depending upon its configuration, modifies the sound of your guitar through electrical circuitry or digital modeling via... READ MORE
Have you always wanted to learn the guitar, but don’t know where to start? Maybe you have tried to learn, but have gotten discouraged by confusing books, or less-than-competent teachers. If this sounds like your experience, or your child’s, don’t fret! Check out the new Fretlight 5... READ MORE
As part of the company’s DJ and Production Tools, the volca range of modules provides artists and performers with easily accessible and fun-to-use sound generators that can function as stand-alone units, or be interconnected with each other to create a complete performance system. A newly... READ MORE
What is a portable digital recorder?
A portable digital recorder is a compact, battery-powered device that’s capable of creating high-resolution digital audio recordings. Most portable digital recorders feature built-in microphones, but some only have inputs for connecting external audio signals.... READ MORE
One idea that resonates for me, having worked as a Sound Mixer for many years, is that there is no one way to do anything. Putting a lavalier microphone on talent is a skill that requires as many “solutions” as you can possibly devise. The person with the largest number of options and... READ MORE
While we generally recommend getting closer to the subject and using a dual-system solution to avoid recording the camera's noisy preamps, in many one-shooter, run-and-gun situations, that's not always possible. This video is designed to give you an idea of what some of these microphones sound like in such situations. We begin by listening to the poor audio recorded from the built-in mic on a... READ MORE
Ultrasone, the German inventor of the innovative S-Logic headphone driver arrangement, has recently announced the new Performance Series line of headphones.
The Performance 840 provides agile bass with a frequency response of 10 to 25,000 Hz from a 40mm transducer with a... READ MORE
No matter what you're using to shoot video these days—a mirrorless hybrid, a DSLR, or a more traditional palm- or shoulder-mount camera—you are capturing both moving images and sound. Although more emphasis is placed on the visuals, the importance of sound should never be overlooked. There are a great number of things you can do to improve the audio quality of your video productions, and using a... READ MORE
The Grace Design m905 is highly regarded by professional audio engineers as one of the best high-end studio monitor controllers currently on the market. Such high quality often comes with a hefty price tag. Fortunately, the folks at Grace Design came up with a solution; the... READ MORE
When someone describes themselves as an audiophile, it is easy to immediately imagine an elaborate home setup, with expensive speakers, pricey amps and cables, audio receivers, and turntables. However, listening habits change over time, and for those with long daily commutes to school or work, more and more time spent listening to music is spent while on the go. Thankfully, there are a number of... READ MORE
In the following video, Rob Rives, of B&H fame, talks about the growing popularity of using iOS devices as portable recording studios, and some of the equipment available that will turn your iPad into the hub of your studio on the go. The video explores recording docks and interfaces like the... READ MORE
Join audio expert Rob Rives in this B&H online video, as he presents four 88-key digital pianos from Yamaha, Casio, and Kawai. Aside from comparing their features, the video includes audio samples of piano, electric piano, and one other instrument from each, expertly performed by Greg Johnson. We hope you enjoy the video and the music, and invite you to view the wide selection of other... READ MORE
When someone mentions karaoke, my first thought is out-of-tune singers, awash in heavy reverb effects. For me, karaoke has not been the most pleasant experience, but the folk at Singtrix (creators of the original Guitar Heroes video game) have me singing a different tune with the... READ MORE
In the following video, Rob Rives, of B&H fame, gives a hands-on demonstration of six different portable digital audio recorders, examining their features and differences. He explores their available input and output capabilities, recording functions, and built-in microphones. Rives showcases their multiple features and points out some of their more advanced options. We hope you enjoy the... READ MORE