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The Tascam UH-7000 is a 2-channel microphone preamp that can operate without a computer, as well as a four-input, four-output USB audio interface. Inside are high-quality HDIA mic pres, and there are onboard effects. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of... READ MORE

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5 months ago
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Sanken's new CSR-2 shotgun microphone, introduced at NAB 2014, features a switch for rear rejection to enable expanded reach for the shotgun. The CSR-2 has two unique rectangular capsules, one to pick up audio in front and the other to reject audio in the rear. Listen to our real-world demo of this mic on the show floor, and see a roundup of Sanken's other mics. We hope you enjoy the video, and... READ MORE

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Robert Rozak, of JuicedLink, introduces the company's new Little DARling DAR122, a tiny distributed audio recorder for filmmakers that eschews internal microphones for weight savings and features locking connectors and plug-in power for lav mics.... READ MORE

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Jesse Parker, of Sound Devices, explains the 970 model audio recorder, a rack-mountable unit that records up to 64 channels of 96kHz, 24-bit audio and associated metadata, and features MADI and Dante I/O. The 970 offers a large LCD readout panel, eight line level analog inputs/outputs, a... READ MORE

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At NAB 2014, Rycote introduced its new Super-Softie microphone windshield, with the new 3D Tex fabric. B&H interviews Rycote's Scott Boland about this non-furry material, which offers several advantages for wind attenuation over the traditional "dead-cat" style windscreens. Also, see the new... READ MORE

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At NAB 2014, Sound Devices introduces its Pix 270i Video Audio Recorder that records ProRes or DNxHD video as well as 64 channels of audio, with MADI & Dante I/O for audio and 3G-SDI & HDMI I/O for video. There's also a hardware scaler and frame-rate converter to record video at a different rate from what the input camera might support. The PIX 270i can be grouped with other PIX 270i... READ MORE

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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... READ MORE

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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. Rives demonstrates some of the signal-processing controls of the software by reducing the room ambience of a vocal recording from an interview with photographer Lindsay... READ MORE

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6 months ago
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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 equipped with bothThunderbolt and USB connections, can be used with 32- or 64-bit Mac or PC systems. The interface is rackmountable and offers eight channels of 192kHz analog recording and playback, combined with 16 channels of ADAT... READ MORE

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6 months ago
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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.... READ MORE
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In the following video, Rob Rives gets his hands on the Zoom iQ5 Stereo Microphone for iOS Devices, and discusses how it can be used for mid-side recordings with adjustable stereo fields and orientations. Rives demonstrates the controls and functionality of the iQ5, including how to adjust the mic’s orientation when in landscape or... READ MORE
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7 months ago
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Generally speaking, wireless receiver antenna systems tend to fall under the “necessary and important, but unexciting” category in live sound equipment, with most sporting a similar spaced diversity pair of antennas. RF Venue, clearly not content with the status quo in reception design, have developed a “better mousetrap” for reception with their... READ MORE
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In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, demonstrates the Native Instruments Maschine Studio. He explores the controller’s hardware design, software functions, and production workflows, including  stand-alone operation and integration with popular DAWs such as Ableton Live and... READ MORE
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In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, demonstrates the Waldorf Pulse 2 analog synthesizer module and the range of styles it can accommodate, including ambient and techno. Rives demonstrates the Pulse 2’s physical build before delving into its sonic output by examining some presets... READ MORE
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8 months ago
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In the following video, Rob Rives, of B&H, demonstrates the Volca line of analog synthesizers from Korg, and how they can be a useful addition to any musician or producer’s tool kit. This video examines the features, controls, and layouts of the Volca Bass, Keys, and Beats synths, including their VCOs, ribbon keyboards, and programmable step sequencers. The playability of each unit is... READ MORE
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