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If you’ve ever seen a security guard, hospital worker, or even a store clerk in action, you’ve probably seen a two-way radio in use. Two-way radios are essential when closed communication is needed between employees; their use in service industries is widespread, but... READ MORE
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In the following video, Rob Rives and Prentis Thompson demonstrate two portable keyboards and two digital pianos, taking us through the differences and features of the Yamaha PSR-E243 and... READ MORE
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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? Computer peripherals such as hard drives and pointing devices that previously required various connectors and... READ MORE
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In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, presents several audio products for iOS devices that make great holiday gifts. Rives explores the Novation series of miniature controllers, mobile microphones, and iOS audio interfaces, including the RØDE XY and smartlav microphones, IK multimedia iRig Pro interface, and the full-featured Focusrite iTrack solo.

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Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, takes us through some of the notable features of the Atomos Samurai Blade. The Samurai Blade is a field recorder/monitor hybrid with a high-resolution 720p display that incorporates advanced image analysis features including focus peaking, waveform, and... READ MORE
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In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses a range of inexpensive USB DJ controllers with built-in audio interfaces. The video explores DJ controllers by Numark, Hercules, and Native Instruments, including  the Hercules DJ Control Air with infrared control and the expandable... READ MORE
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One of the easiest ways to improve your production, be it podcast, radio, film, or music, is to take a look at the type of device into which you are recording your audio. Most pros know (and will tell you), not all audio is captured equally. Integrating a portable digital recorder into your rig may seem like an obvious solution, but it is often overlooked, and is an excellent way to improve your... READ MORE
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In this video, B&H Photo's Rob Rives takes us on a guided tour of the feature-rich X32 Compact digital mixing console from Behringer. The mixer, which features 16 MIDAS-designed mic preamps, can be used for front-of-house and monitor mixes in a live setting as well as for studio recording, with its built-in 32 x 32 USB audio interface card.

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Demystifying On-Camera Wireless 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... READ MORE
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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.

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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. With more and more manufacturers offering an increasing variety of models, choosing the USB mic with the feature set that best... READ MORE
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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.

 

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In the follow video, Rob Rives, from B&H, demonstrates the Novation Bass Station II Synthesizer, its setup, and some of the sounds it is capable of producing. He discusses its build quality and connectivity as well as talking about how it has been updated from the original model.

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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.

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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.

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