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Daniel Bockrath

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3 months ago
Whether it is rooftops, backyards, block parties, or the gallery of a museum, night clubs above and below ground, and every happening, get together, and hang-out in between, one of the joys of living in New York City is being able to experience the thriving cultural scenes surrounding art, live music, and dancing. We live in what we call "the present moment” for a reason, because life is a gift....
5 months ago
Pittsburgh Modular, innovator in the resurgence of modular synthesizers, is showing up at NAMM 2016 in a big way with the announcement of the Lifeforms Eurorack Systems and a line of Professional Eurorack Enclosures. The Lifeforms Eurorack systems are regarded by the company as its best synthesizer yet. Available in the...
7 months ago
Filmmakers who shoot with DSLR cameras should be quite pleased at the news about the soon-to-be-released TASCAM DR-701D, a six-channel Linear PCM Field Recorder that attaches to the tripod thread of your camera for DSLR-style Filmmaking. The...
7 months ago
With each passing year, the quality of power supplies, preamplifiers, analog-to-digital converters, and DSP technology improves. We are fortunate to live in a time where there is now a wide variety of digital mixers available for live sound and theater applications. This overview will explore some of the products currently available from several manufacturers, and the unique features they offer....
8 months ago
Whether it’s for mixing tracks in the studio or providing live sound reinforcement for touring or installed PA systems, amplifiers are an important part of an audio signal chain. While studying the specifications for a powered studio monitor, active loudspeaker, or power amplifier, you may have noticed that the amplifier is designated by a class followed by a letter or combination of letters....
8 months ago
Audiophiles rejoice! B&H is happy to announce the inclusion of a premier high-fidelity brand to the company’s ever-expanding catalog of professional and personal audio solutions.  Marantz offers ...
9 months ago
Over the past few weeks, I have enjoyed the opportunity to audition two new pairs of headphones from Audeze (AW-deh-zee), the California-based creators of the famed LCD-3, LCD-2, LCD-X, and LCD-XC models of magnetic planar headphones. If this is your first time ever hearing about magnetic planar speaker driver...
11 months ago
It is a commonly held belief that the frequency response of human hearing is between 20 Hz and 20,000 Hz, with degeneration of the upper frequencies occurring as a person grows older. More recent research may indicate that human beings can detect signals much higher than this, though the perception of those frequencies may be expressed as harmonic interactions and by the transient crossings in...
1 year ago
Zoom, the Japanese manufacturer famous for democratizing the portable recorder market with the highly accessible and feature-rich H series of field recorders (H2n, H4n, H5, H6) has done it again—this time with a product dedicated for multi-channel, sound-for-picture and music applications. Designed to...
1 year ago
Experience the meaning of the word “audiophile” with this portable stainless-steel Hi-Fi Audio system. The unit supports WAV, FLAC, AAC, MP3, WMA, OOG, and more...
1 year ago
Provide big sound in a small package for your next public speaking, live performance, or DJ event with these new compact Active Two-Way Array systems from RCF.   With a vertical array design to help minimize high frequency beaming and provide more balanced coverage, the top element in the system conveniently slides...
1 year ago
The home is a special place to connect with family and friends. A great way to share this special place and time is by listening to music and watching your favorite films together. These shared experiences can be the basis for the kind of lifelong memories that hold friendships together, so it makes sense and is well worthwhile to invest in quality equipment that delivers those experiences with...
1 year ago
Enjoy your music in style and comfort with these ergonomic In-Ear Headphones from Xuma. Available in four variations, they include a 6mm driver version with a flat one-button in-line microphone remote control cable for iOS and Android (...
1 year ago
In a noble gesture that celebrates the rich heritage of music technology and, in the spirit of MIDI collaboration, Yamaha Corporation and President Takuya Nakaha have restored possession of the “Sequential” brand name to its original founder, the legendary designer Dave Smith.  With the encouragement of Roland founder Ikutaro Kakehashi, who is also a colleague and friend of Smith, Yamaha has...
1 year ago
American DJ brought two new lights to the 2015 NAMM show in Anaheim, the Inno Pocket Fusion and the Warlock Barrel Scanner.  Using precision stepper motors for high mirror speed, the new Inno Pocket Fusion continues the evolution of the company’s compact pocket series with a...

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