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Join B&H's Rob Rives as he checks out the new Sony DWZ Digital Wireless Audio Systems, designed to be an affordable option for presenters, vocalists and guitar or bass players in smaller venues. Rob takes a look at the way this line-of-sight system works and talks about its features and limitations. He also examines and demonstrates the four different DWZ sets to help you figure out which one might be right for your needs.

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When most people think of a wedding, the visuals come to mind. The ceremony, the reception hall, being surrounded by friends and family, and of course the beautiful white dress. As it is increasingly common for couples to want their special day filmed as well as photographed, however, the sounds of the day as well as the visuals will now be committed to memory. Weddings, especially the receptions... READ MORE
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When the technical operations behind a local cable TV show, a school play or a sporting event are executed smoothly, it doesn’t happen by accident. Crews are required to make these productions possible, and the people involved need to be able to communicate with one another while the event is taking place.

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In this video we take a look at the new Røde iXY Stereo Recording Microphone for iPhone and iPad. Used in conjunction with the Røde Rec app available on iTunes, the iXY is the first mic to deliver stereo recordings for iOS devices at resolutions of up to 24-bit/96 kHz.  A foam windshield and protective zip case are included, making it easy to turn your iPhone or iPad into a portable audio recorder at a moment’s notice.

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The Analog Four is the latest entry in Elektron’s series of uniquely “electronic” flavored instruments. This time they’ve delivered a four voice desktop analog synthesizer with precise digital control, a six-track sequencer, macro performance knobs, effects and six arpeggiators.

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Join Rob Rives in this B&H video as he test-drives the Nagra LINO and PICO portable digital audio recorders. You get to hear what they sound like in action, with recorded examples of dialog and acoustic guitar. Rob also walks you through all of the controls on both devices, and shares a great deal of pertinent information about each recorder’s features and capabilities.

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The Akai MPC Renaissance follows a long tradition of electronic excellence. The new twist? It utilizes your computer’s processing power and a unique software application to create sound, while the hardware serves as a controller and a USB audio interface.

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Apogee is a premier brand name in both clocking and conversion. Their small-scale audio interfaces have forever changed the performance and sound-quality expectations of USB and FireWire devices. The new Quartet joins and further develops this prestigious product family.

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Novation is a leading brand in the resurging synthesizer market. Their microsynth, the MiniNova, is a versatile and feature-packed 37-key sound-shaping machine. The MiniNova is built on the same sound engine as the flagship UltraNova.

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If you decide to take up horseback riding, a few key accessories will be required when you arrive home with your newly acquired thoroughbred. Besides a saddle, you’ll also need horseshoes, a stable, bales of hay and a trough from which your new horse can drink.

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When it comes to production sound for film or an original series, quality audio capture is imperative. Bad audio can ruin the experience for everyday viewers and critics alike. In this article, we’ll discuss the elements of an effective and ultra-portable sound recording rig.

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Whether you work professionally in sound or you’re just a music fan, headphones are essential items that you use every day, and when a product is so central in your life, every single detail about its design and performance is important. If any aspect of your headphones fails to satisfy, you’ll encounter it again and again, and it will be a constant bother.

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Software isn’t always the most convenient way to make a recording. If you’re on the road or just trying to document a performance, all the necessary accessories to utilize a DAW can be overwhelming and delicate. A portable multi-track recorder, on the other hand, provides an all-in-one solution.

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This hoilday video features a variety of USB turntables that are available at B&H. There are several options, from portable and retro models to professional DJ and audiophile turntables. The video introduces and examines the characteristics of four turntable models that feature USB connectivity for digitizing your vinyl collection. Additionally, none of these turntables require a phono preamp.

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