Reviews / Audio

Hands-on Review

The Sennheiser MD-46 is an interview microphone specifically designed for electronic news-gathering (ENG) purposes. Unlike many interview mics, which are built with an omnidirectional response, the MD-46 has a cardioid polar pattern (though an omnidirectional version exists in the form of the MD-42).

2
Share
1 year ago
Hands-on Review

Join Rob Rives as he demonstrates the Novation Launchkey Controller and its functionality with multiple DAWs. Rives explores the functions, controls, and versatility of the Launchkey 49 key controller, including its InControl software that allows you to map the Launchkey to multiple DAWs.

0
Share
1 year ago
Hands-on Review

When I heard that B&H InDepth wanted to do an article on Sennheiser stage and studio microphones, I jumped at the opportunity to write it. As both a touring performer and an audio engineer, these mics have been the go-to tools of my trade for years. Their versatility, durability, and all-around excellence never disappoints.

0
Share
1 year ago
Hands-on Review

Novation's popular Launchpad controller has been updated. The Launchpad S features brighter LEDs, a faster refresh rate, and full-MIDI class compliance so it can work with virtually any Mac- or PC-based audio software. In this video, Rob Rives takes a look at how it works.

0
Share
1 year ago
Hands-on Review

Capturing sound for film, TV, or podcasting can present some unique challenges. Unlike audio engineers working in a studio setting, many who work in film and TV do not have the relative luxury of working in the same acoustic environment every day.

1
Share
1 year ago
Hands-on Review

There are many DJ controllers to choose from, but the VCI-400 from Vestax has a lot going for it. This solidly built but quite portable 4-deck controller connects to your Mac or PC via USB and features an excellent sounding built-in audio card.

0
Share
1 year ago
Hands-on Review

Every so often, a piece of audio gear is released that quickly builds a loyal base of users to the point that it becomes almost ubiquitous, just an obvious choice for a given application because it works so well. The rise in popularity of the Zoom H4n is such an example.

22
Share
1 year ago
Hands-on Review

In this video, Rob Rives takes a look at Shure’s new LensHopper camera-mountable shotgun microphones. There are two models, both specifically designed to work with camcorders and DSLR cameras. The VP83 is the microphone-only model, while the VP83F features an integrated flash recorder for even better sound quality.

4
Share
1 year ago
Hands-on Review

In the third and final episode in our series dedicated to helping DSLR shooters improve the audio quality of their video productions, we take a look at some dual-system solutions. “Dual systems” means we use an entirely separate device to record our audio.

3
Share
1 year ago
Hands-on Review

In the past 15 years, everything about the process of recording and distributing music has changed. The major labels have toppled from their pedestals, and with them have fallen their high temples—recording studios. 21st- Century recordings take place in bedrooms, basements, rehearsal spaces, and out on the road.

0
Share
1 year ago
Hands-on Review

When the iPad was released in 2010, it created a market for tablet computing that simply did not exist before. Initially, most iPad owners used it as an Internet consumption device; a clever new means for browsing, watching videos, checking email, playing games, and interacting with their online life.

0
Share
1 year ago
Hands-on Review

As DSLR cameras continue to be a popular choice for capturing video, we have seen their feature set and value expand. However, one area where DSLRs consistently come up short is their built-in microphones. Commonly, many built-in mics will pick up mechanical noise from the camera.

2
Share
1 year ago
Hands-on Review

Shure has a hard-earned reputation as one of the standard bearers for quality wireless microphone systems. Their new BLX wireless system is geared toward users who are in need of a system that has more than “entry-level” features but do not have the need (or the budget) for something like the Shure ULX series.

0
Share
1 year ago
Hands-on Review

One basic way to improve the sound quality of a video camera is to utilize an external, on-camera microphone. The microphone that’s built into your camera is typically of low quality and usually picks up lots of handling noise. An external microphone can provide better overall sound quality.

0
Share
1 year ago
Hands-on Review

The Rocket is German company Waldorf's recent entry in the  desktop synthesizer market. While ultra-portable and relatively inexpensive, the Rocket delivers some powerful sounds; aided by a terrific-sounding analog filter and a booster circuit for added warmth and distortion.

0
Share
1 year ago

Pages