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Unless you're familiar with the Swedish hi-fi market of the 1960s and '70s, the name Stig Carlsson probably doesn't ring a bell.... READ MORE
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2 months ago
Hands-on Review
Universal Audio is one of those companies that do not need much of an introduction. An industry stalwart with a history that reaches back to recording’s adolescence in the late 1950s and ’60s, its history is firmly rooted in the analog realm, with... READ MORE
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As with most creative pursuits, well-made accessories for guitar playing and recording can be worth their weight in gold. Latch Lake is committed to offering that value, and it’s a new brand here at B&H. Focusing on producing boutique guitar slides, sturdy, versatile microphone stands, and smart-device integration, Latch Lake’s product line is admittedly niche, but one that fills an... READ MORE
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3 months ago
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The arrival of the Rytm drum machine from Elektron has been highly anticipated due to its design, which combines analog sound generation with digital sample playback, forming a versatile tool for musicians, producers and sound designers alike. In this video, Rob Rives takes us on a guided tour of the... READ MORE

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It is not every new company whose founders can boast an impressive history and experience in their field before they even begin manufacturing, but such is the case with EVE Audio, maker of... READ MORE
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3 months ago
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In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, demonstrates the Focusrite iTrack Dock for the iPad. He explores the dock’s form factor, input capability, and monitor control knob. The video showcases the dock's microphone preamps, taken from Focusrite’s Scarlett interfaces, and... READ MORE

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3 months ago
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In the following video, Rob Rives shows off the Resident Audio T4 Thunderbolt Audio Interface. Rives discusses the features of the interface, including how it provides four mic preamps with phantom power while being exclusively bus powered, its color LED gain indicators, and its... READ MORE

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­ At a time when most manufacturers were content with solid-state designs, Manley Laboratories, Inc. stepped outside the box to produce a line of professional-quality all-tube equipment for recording and mastering studios. Manley’s design philosophy is simply to provide the best-sounding equipment at the best possible price. The company’s 11,000-square-foot building, located in Chino, CA, houses... READ MORE
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A microphone is the first and most important point of contact between a sound that you want to record and the signal you are ultimately able to deliver. Like photography and film lenses, microphones will retain their value for decades and remain relevant to future technological advances in analog-to-digital conversion and digital signal processing. They can be used with multiple recording... READ MORE
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With the growing popularity of using iPads and iPhones to record video, more and more people are running into the same problem - how to get good sound. While the camera is great and the built-in mic is probably fine for phone calls and FaceTime, videographers demand more professional options. In this video, Rob from B&H takes us through some third-party audio solutions to consider, from entry... READ MORE

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4 months ago
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When your grandparents were in their prime, tuning guitars with the tuning fork and the pitch pipe, the advent of transistors, solid-state circuit boards, and chips allowed manufacturers to develop and design revolutionary new guitar tuners that did most of the work for you—their onboard microphones picked up and processed the plucked notes, and displayed flat, sharp, or in-tune notes on a small... READ MORE
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Dave Smith is a pioneering circuit designer and founder of Dave Smith Instruments. Responsible for developing the first polyphonic and microprocessor-controlled synthesizer, the Prophet 5, he has once again delighted synthesizer enthusiasts around the world with the... READ MORE
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4 months ago
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I can hear you saying it. “Seriously? How do you reinvent something as utilitarian as a mic stand? It only needs to be sturdy and hold your mic in place. Why fix what’s not broken?” True―the mic stand, while incredibly important in the studio, on stage, and at rehearsals, is usually far from exciting. Even the most reliable stands found in world-class recording studios and on tour with platinum-... READ MORE
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4 months ago
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It is always exciting whenever a new company adds its product line to B&H’s expansive catalog. It is especially exciting whenever a company is able to offer a customer professional tools at lower prices than were previously obtainable, so that the technology may be enjoyed by more end users worldwide. Not long ago, MADI―the Audio Engineering Society standard that stands for Multichannel... READ MORE
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In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, presents an overview of the new Bitwig Studio Music Creation System. Rives explores some of the software’s key features, including the dual side-by-side arrangement and clip launcher views, VST sandboxing, Hybrid... READ MORE

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