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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: BitWig Studio Music Production System Sees Release Date

It has been 2 years since a team of programmers, developers, and musicians known as Bitwig announced the development of what would be their groundbreaking music production software of the same name, Bitwig Studio. Since then, EDM, House, and Techno producers, along with DJs and performers, have been patiently waiting (some more patiently than others) for the software to leave the Beta stage and see its first full release, all eager to use the software’s promised features in their productions.

Streamline your Audio Workflow with the QCon Pro DAW Controller

In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the QCon Pro DAW controller from Icon Digital, and how it is capable of streamlining your workflow when tracking and mixing. The video explores the unit's compatibility and functionality with a variety of common DAWS such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro, and Ableton Live, including its mapped controls.

The New K-Tek Stingray Audio Bag for the Sound Devices 633

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.

5 Ways to Step up Your Audio When Filming

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.

B&H Gear News Update for March 7, 2014

This Week in the News:

  • Panasonic announced the new Super 35mm 4K VariCam 35 Cinema Camera
  • Roku is releasing the compact and affordable Roku Streaming Stick
  • Apple unveiled their CarPlay technology, which integrates the iPhone with automobiles
  • K-Tek has a new audio bag that's ideal for the Sound Devices 633 

The new Panasonic 4K VariCam 35

The MOTU 828X Digital Audio Interface

In this video, Rob Rives shows us around the MOTU 828x, a professional digital audio interface that features a total of 28 inputs and 30 outputs. The unit, which is equpped with bothThunderbolt and USB connections, can be used with 32- or 64-bit Mac or PC systems.

Audio Nerd Controversy: Are Analog Summing Devices Beneficial or Snake Oil?

The term “analog summers” does not refer to the act of giving up your smartphone during the months of June, July, and August. It refers to controversial pieces of audio equipment. Analog summing hardware takes the outputs from an audio interface, usually 8 or 16 channels’ worth, and sums them down to a stereo pair, which you can then record back into your DAW. where’s the controversy?

Weirdly Quiet: What the Total Silence of an Anechoic Chamber Can Do To You

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?

NI Kontrol S4 Mk II and Denon MC-6000 Mk II

In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the updates to the Native Instruments Kontrol S4 MK II and Denon MC6000 MK II DJ Controllers. Rives talks about the DJ Controllers’ layout, internal sound cards and new support for Serato and video mixing on the DN MC 6000 MKII.

Hands-On Review: Zynaptiq Unveil De-reverberation Software

In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, demonstrates how to increase, reduce, or remove the amount of reverb in audio recordings using the Zynaptic Unveil de-reverberation and signal-focusing software for Mac and PC.

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