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Some microphones look the same, some look wildly different. Reading each manufacturer’s product description leaves you with the impression that every mic is the best for everything. Microphones in the sub-$100 range are often described the same way as mics in the territory of several thousand dollars. So, how do you determine what sets them apart? You can get your first clue in those ultra-boring...
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So, you want to get into mastering, and you’ve found yourself here. Welcome. Soon we will cover topics like compression and limiting—mayhaps, monitoring and room treatment to boot—but first, we’re going to give you a few insights into a process with tons of tonal impact on the final master. I speak, of course, of equalization. The General Approach It is often said that EQ adjustments in the realm...
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You could spend the better part of your days comparing speakers in search of the “best.” Even within a single manufacturer’s product line, there are subtle and obvious variations between speakers. Some of those variances are visible while others are guarded in the secret scrolls of specifications. With prices ranging from hundreds to many thousands of dollars, all those differences must matter,...
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In the time I’ve been at B&H, I’ve been lucky enough to review many types of earphones from different manufacturers. Growing from my experience in Pro Audio, earphones are a bit of a passion of mine, because they are the crossroads between my love for audio and my love for consumer tech, so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Shure’s new...
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In case you haven't heard, Sound Devices makes some of the most widely used and well respected portable multitrack audio recorders out there. The company's latest products, the MixPre-3M and the...
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In response to wireless mic frequencies being squeezed in the United States, Lectrosonics is expanding its product offerings to take advantage of the unlicensed 900 MHz frequency band, as an alternative to the soon-to-be illegal 600 MHz band. The company is introducing the Digital Hybrid ...
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Virtually synonymous with the world of DJ'ing, Pioneer DJ once again pushes the boundaries and expands creative power with the release of its new DDJ-SX3 DJ performance controller for Serato DJ Pro. For DJs and remixers, this 4-channel controller combines familiar functionality with fresh tricks...
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Attention filmmakers, sound designers, and mobile engineers! Bringing yet another powerful product to market, Zoom has introduced the new F8n multi-track field recorder with all the customizable fiddly bits, boulder-like solidness, and situational flexibility you could ask for! Add to...
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Moogfest is Moog's annual music and technology festival, showcasing established and up-and-coming artists, as well as the latest tech and the people behind it. The four-day festival was in Durham, North Carolina, and took place in a variety of local performance venues, schools, theatres, churches, and music halls. Most artists are required to provide a talk or workshop, in addition to their...
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AB takes a close look at Moog’s newest semi-modular synth, The Grandmother. He is joined by Nick from Moog, who gives demonstrations and in-depth explanations of the Grandmother’s many powerful features. Check it out! We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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Yamaha has continued to fashion excellent digital keyboards—for instance, these entries in the P series and DGX series. As you’ll see from the infographic below, all these keyboards have multiple voices, tons of built-in effects, USB flash memory, and onboard DSP. The differences between entries in this series change depending on the model, so we at B&H have made this handy chart to help you...
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The name "Moog" is synonymous with synthesizers of the analog persuasion. From vintage classics to modern marvels, Moog has something cool to dig into. For someone stepping into the shallow end of the synthesizer pool, the complexity of modular signal flow can overwhelm their creative senses. With the Moog Grandmother, that issue is a problem of the past. Its foundation is a 32-note, velocity-...
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The latest explosion of new software from PreSonus will come as a welcome shock to creators in music and video production, whether in your home or at the studio. From plug-in emulations of classic analog equipment to bold innovations in functionality, PreSonus aims to make what you do easier, more inspiring, and sonically...
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Video team member AB, from B&H, visits Durham, NC, for Moogfest 2018. In addition to a variety of vendor exhibits and educational forums, he checks out Moog's latest synth release, the GRANDMOTHER, a semi-modular synth that packs a big sonic punch. Check it out!
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Adhering to proper Internet protocol, the world of online surfers flipped their tops and became obsessed with a new magnificent mystery, an audio clip of a single word. What word? Well, supposedly it was Laurel… or was it Yanny? Everyone from conspiracy theorists to arm-chair quarterbacks weighed in, but it was the audio experts who gleefully separated the chaos from the science. Each word we...
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