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Nord Lead 4

In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, demonstrates the Nord Lead 4 49-Key Synthesizer and its redesigned multi-timbral sound engine. Rives discusses how it can be used to produce a variety of sounds including basses, pads, and leads while exploring its 4-part arpeggiator, DSP effects, and Virtual Analog and FM synthesis.

Quick Highlights from AES 2013: A Peek at What’s to Come in Audio

For audio engineers, the AES convention is synonymous with tradition. It rotates annually between the East and West Coast, and it has become a showcase for both long-standing gear manufacturers and fresh new faces alike. In an age where the music business is in constant flux, the AES convention provides panels, networking, and hands-on experience for audio professionals. As always with AES, the real fun is the gear, so let's dive in!

Editor's Note: This post was co-written by Jamie Traba

iZotope Upgrades Nectar 2 Production Suite

Remember the days of manually patching in three or four pieces of outboard equipment to create the ultimate vocal chain? Or are you new to recording, and is the whole idea of an effects chain baffling to you? When mainstream recording went digital, so did the mindset: you simply opened up multiple plug-ins for different processors to achieve the sound.

Lavalier Microphones

Lavalier microphones are often the appropriate choice in many ENG, public speaking, and theatrical scenarios. In this video, Rob Rives teaches us the basics of lavalier miking and shows us several different lavalier microphones in various price ranges.

Hands-On Review: the Senal XU-1648 XLR-to-USB Adapter

We use acronyms and generic product names daily, yet their origins have often faded into obscurity and we forget that a particular feature may actually live up to its name. USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a case in point. How many of us are aware when we use the format of its universality?

Introducing Moog Music at B&H

We’re proud to announce that B&H is now an official dealer of Moog Music, Inc. It’s a big deal, not only because Moog instruments and effects have such outstanding craftsmanship and quality, but also because the brand itself is so historically significant. It’s an honor to represent Moog, and the temptation to splurge on one of their products will surely be stronger than ever.

 

EARasers: Not Your Standard Earplugs

When I first got into the audio-engineering business, I received advice from different people on a number of topics. Teachers, mentors, and friends would share their favorite mic-placement tips, preferred preamps for specific applications, or how they like to EQ a lead vocal to really get it to pop in a track.

Hands-On Review: iZotope RX 3 Audio Restoration Software

If you're a beginner or a professional engineer, you've most likely had  this painful experience at one point or another: sitting there, tweaking EQs and filters, trying to salvage a busted clip of audio to make it usable for a project. What has brought you the misery this time?

USB Microphones: Versatile and Easy to use

Today’s technology user constantly demands smaller and more portable devices. Customers want all-in-one, plug-and-play solutions that are versatile and easy to use. The world of audio recording has certainly followed suit, hence the growing popularity of USB microphones.

Wireless Audio Recording Systems

Whether you are a student, independent filmmaker, production company, or video journalist, wireless miking is an invaluable technique, and in many cases, one that you simply cannot do without. While shotgun mics will always have an important place in audio for film, the ability to close-mic a subject can allow for clearer dialog capture.

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