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2 months ago
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Technology tends toward iteration; true innovation is rare. This is especially true in audio, where a high-quality set of studio monitors or headphones can last a decade or more without needing to be repaired or replaced. I love audio and delight in exploring new products and the technologies that make them possible. Imagine my delight when I first heard about the Audeze...

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The Mikme is a 1" gold-plated condenser microphone and audio recorder, encapsulated in a stylish enclosure. Bluetooth and a rechargeable Li-Po battery make it a great on-the-go audio solution. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other...
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iZotope is known for being adept at creating both creative and practical problem solving audio software; drop their name to a pro or home recorder, and they’ll think of their mastering suite Ozone, their problem solving restoration...
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Shure has been on a mission recently to expand its footprint into the digital audio realm (with a bit of a focus on iOS), throwing the company’s reputation for pro audio and consumer headphones into new designs, such as the Motiv line of iOS-friendly microphones and the...
4 months ago
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USB microphones have come a long way since their inception, with strides being made all the time in ADC tech, sound, and build quality; these days, some companies even team up with well-regarded brands like Apogee in nestling analog-to-digital converters within their microphones. And yet, some mics have exhibited solid build and dependable sonics for quite a while now. Take the...
6 months ago
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Like the Star Trek villain whose name is strikingly similar, the KANN Portable Music Player, from the folks at Astell&Kern, is engineered from the ground up to be better—an improvement on what we've come to expect (in this less nefarious case) from a digital music player. As we've replaced our MP3/digital audio...

6 months ago
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Join B&H’s Rob Rives as he takes to the financial district to test out the DPA’s d:vice 2-channel interface, which connects microphones to mobile devices and USB ports, allowing you to record clear, crystalline audio on location. Hear its low-noise preamps and high-...

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Join B&H’s Rob Rives as he discusses Sound Device’s Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6 audio recorders, in depth. First you’ll hear the Mix Pre-6’s Kashmir mic preamps in action...

9 months ago
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In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the Presonus FaderPort 8, and how it can be a useful addition to any producer/engineer’s inventory. This video explores the functions, controls, and features of the FaderPort 8, including setting up the controller with different DAWs including ProTools,...
10 months ago
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After sighing a deep sigh and promising myself I would not work in any puns about Apple incorporating the Touch Bar into their flagship DAW being “Logical,” I opened the Late 2016 MacBook Pro and downloaded Apple’s Logic Pro (version 10.3 is required). The two main DAWs I use are Pro Tools and Logic (where I prefer to do my programming and MIDI work), so having a familiarity with the software...

12 months ago
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Watch B&H’s own Jaime Traba as he sits down with Breedlove Guitars’ Sean Morrissey at the 2017 NAMM Show for a private chat. First, they examine an acoustic from the Stage series, which boasts a Sitka Spruce top and cocobolo back and sides. After a conversation about Breedlove’s love of exotic woods, they discuss a new acoustic body shape—one with the feel of a concert and the projection of a...

1 year ago
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In this video, Rob Rives demonstrates the Lectrosonics PDR, a portable digital recorder designed for capturing high-quality digital audio that can synchronize with timecode. Recording at industry-standard 24-bit/48 kHz audio in WAV (BWF) format, the PDR is particularly useful in...

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In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the newest additions to the latest Native Instrument Komplete 11 Ultimate bundles and how they can be a useful addition to any studio production environment. This video explores the latest instruments and effects including Form, a sample mangling...

1 year ago
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In this video, Rob Rives demonstrates the RØDElink Newsshooter Kit, which utilizes an RX-Cam wireless receiver in conjunction with a TX-XLR wireless transmitter, thus allowing you the option of using handheld XLR microphones in a roaming, wireless fashion. Rives shows off its power abilities, gain-...
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Music production has, for the most part, gone small. Large-format consoles, massive 2-inch tape machines, and stacks of outboard gear are no longer the only way to produce quality tracks. Realistically speaking, many (if not most) home studios consist of a laptop, which get consistently smaller every few months, a small interface, a MIDI controller, and a pair of monitors. This is true especially...

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