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This video review explores aspects of the Mackie DL1608 16-channel live sound mixer. You’ll learn how to control all of the DL1608’s functions with an iPad, using the Master Fader app. Rob Rives demonstrates a few of the preset settings and effects, as well as the mixer’s wireless capabilities.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

This B&H video reviews the Keith McMillen Instruments QuNeo 3D Multi-Touch Pad Controller. The QuNeo is an ultra-portable, light-up pad controller that offers touch recognition in multiple dimensions for drum programming, DJ-ing, VJ-ing, performing and more. It features 27 pads, sliders and rotary sensors that are pressure, velocity and location sensitive.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

What is a Dynamic Performance Sampler? It is an all-in-one performance module featuring real-time sampling, an 8-track sequencer, built-in effects, time stretching and pitch scaling. That just scratches the surface of what this feature-packed steel box can do. Check out this new video to see the Elektron Octatrack DPS-1 in action.

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2 years ago
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The eXplorer II bundle from Rob Papen delivers a very rounded collection of multi platform and multi format plug-ins for electronic music production. The bundle features nine components including various synthesizer types and effects. In this fifteen minute video, the presenter delivers a quick but detailed tour of each plug-in, along with some useful audio examples.

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2 years ago
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The new Sony VAIO E Series 14” Boomdizzle Edition Notebook is a powerful laptop computer that comes with a matching set of Sony MDR-V55 DJ headphones and a full suite of audio and video production software. A one-year subscription to My Connect Studio is included.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

There is always a stream of new desktop audio interfaces being released to the public; they’re shiny, with fancy lights and buttons... but most are inevitably fragile. Audio professionals who require a more durable and roadworthy interface will want to see this new video on MOTU’s MicroBook II.

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2 years ago
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The latest audio interface technology combines impressive conversion quality and high input/output counts into small desktop devices. MOTU has long been a contender in the ring of high quality digital audio. This 10 minute video takes a thorough look at Track 16, MOTU’s latest audio interface. It also gives quick look into their flagship DAW, Digital Performer.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

Software manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to improve their products, and with advances in audio-to-graphics technology, we’ve seen several new products recently that represent audio elements as colors in some form or another. One of these is R-MIX from Roland. 

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2 years ago
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The latest trend towards capturing video using HDSLR cameras produces unquestionably good images. The same cannot be said of the camera’s audio capture capabilities, although with the latest offerings from Canon and Nikon, that situation is improving. JuicedLink has long provided a range of solutions for improving audio issues in-camera, and this eight minute video looks at two new offerings.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

Nearly every kind of videographer needs a dependable wireless microphone for their camera, but none of them need unnecessary headaches. Shure recently released a new product called the FP Wireless System, which makes it easier than ever to avoid the unwanted audio problems from which all wireless microphones suffer.   

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2 years ago
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Many audio people have been searching for a smartly designed case for portable digital recorders and for a location audio bag that can properly hold a Zaxcom Nomad or a Sound Devices 788T with a CL-8 Controller. Two new solutions from Petrol Bags have recently been released that fill these needs brilliantly. 

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

If you’re interested in electronic percussion, there are two basic categories to choose from: Electronic Drums and Drum Machines. Electronic drums are essentially electronic versions of acoustic drum sets, whereas drum machines are tabletop devices that enable you to perform and program beats.

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2 years ago
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Your initiation to the world of DJ mixing may be a click of the DJ Mouse away. The included Deckadance LE software puts almost every professional DJ tool within reach. I had just sprained my ankle before opening the box, yet I was able to create elaborate remixes even with one leg elevated! I'm not sure they would've "moved me" as easily if I were struggling to stand behind a more elaborate DJ rig.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

A cornucopia is a symbol of abundance. With this in mind, it’s fitting to picture the B&H Pro Audio department as an abundant cornucopia, brimming with Digital Pianos, Arranger and Portable Keyboards. 

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

There are different kinds of cameras for different kinds of shooters (DSLRs for serious photographers, point-and-shoot cameras for snapshot takers, mirrorless camera systems for DSLR users on vacation, etc.), and similarly, there are many different kinds of musical keyboards, too.

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2 years ago

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