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In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates Universal Audio’s next-generation Apollo Thunderbolt 2 audio interfaces. This video showcases the three rackmount models, including the Apollo 8,...
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In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the Sennheiser AVX Camera-Mountable Digital Wireless Audio System—designed to streamline your workflow significantly when recording sound for picture. The video focuses on Sennheiser’s rich history of building world-class wireless solutions, and shows off the...
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In the following video, B&H’s resident audio guru, Rob Rives, demonstrates the Arturia Virtual Collection 4, an amalgam of 13 of the company’s 64-bit virtual instruments. Rives runs through a handful of demos, giving you a taste of what some of the included virtual...
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1 month ago
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In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates Audio-Technica’s System 10 camera-mount digital wireless system, and how it can be integrated into your camera rig for wireless audio. The video explores some of the functionality of the system, as well as discusses its digital audio quality and operating range. Rives shows off both the...
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In this video, Rob Rives shows us a cost-effective ear-set mic that is just at home on stage, in the classroom, or in the pulpit. The Mogan Standard Ear Set features a transparent earpiece, providing low visibility on stage, as well as a comfortable fit. A discreet 3mm omnidirectional condenser element...
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In the following video, B&H’s own Rob Rives demonstrates the new QLX-D digital wireless audio system, and some of the applications in which it can be useful. The video’s audio is all recorded through the QLX-D system, allowing you to hear exactly what it’s capable of capturing. Rives gives us a rundown of its specs,...
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2 months ago
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In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount microphone. With the microphone mounted on a Canon 5D mk III, the video...
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For many in video production or electronic news gathering (ENG), the most complicated part of their rig is the wireless audio system. Without a dedicated sound person, capturing audio that matches the quality of your shot can be a daunting task. However, not every wireless system requires a Bachelors degree in audio engineering and fluency in German to get you great results. Enter Audio-Technica’...
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3 months ago
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When my manager asked me to write a piece about pro audio mixing on a tablet, my curiosity was definitely piqued. My past experiences in tablet-based music production have been exercises in lateral thinking, calling for me to adapt to tablet-specific DAW software, and forgo the use...
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3 months ago
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In this video, our in-house audio expert, Rob Rives, demonstrates two condenser shotgun microphones from RØDE: the NTG4 and NTG4+. Featuring a supercardioid polar pattern and the ability to withstand up to 135 dB SPL, these mics offer an ideal solution for ENG, filmmaking, field recording, sound design, and broadcast applications....
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4 months ago
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In the following video, Rob Rives takes a quick look at Apogee’s refresh of its Ensemble audio interface, the Ensemble Thunderbolt. The video touches upon its high-quality, 32-bit conversion, along with how it employs its Thunderbolt connectivity for extremely low roundtrip latency. Rives discusses how the...
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4 months ago
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Recently, a whole world of video and filmmaking opportunities has opened up to photographers, thanks to the fact that nearly every DSLR camera is capable of shooting surprisingly good High Definition, or sometimes even 4K, video. However, there is one area in which the DSLR lags behind greatly, and that is in sound. You may not realize it at first, but good sound is really just as important to a...
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4 months ago
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Azden is taking a major step forward in its shotgun microphone design, with the SGM-250. The sixty-plus-year-old Japanese company has studied the market’s offerings and come out with a totally revamped, dual-powered shotgun specifically designed to compete with others at its moderate price point. Made in Japan and targeted at audio professionals in the video production industry from Broadcasters...
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4 months ago
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The aim of the ORCA Bags company is to provide the best, customized bags and accessories for today’s working broadcast and cinema professionals worldwide. Through diligent research and development over the past 30 years, ORCA Bags CEO Ofer Menashe has designed a line of products that utilize the most advanced technologies and materials available. Starting as a young designer at KATA, Menashe...
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In this video, Rob Rives shows us three new pocket synthesizers from Teenage Engineering and Cheap Monday: the PO-12 Rhythm for drums, the PO-14 Sub...
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