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3 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,...
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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...

5 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...

5 months 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...

5 months ago
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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...

6 months 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...
7 months ago
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Any time we head into a holiday season, you may be searching for gifts for that special someone. If they are a DJ professional or enthusiast, consider the wide selection of gear at B&H, for any application and budget. Perhaps you are looking for an all-in-one controller that comes with software, or you’re more the “old-school” type who is looking for two turntables and a mixer. There are also...

7 months ago
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In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the Zoom F4 Field Recorder, and how it can be a useful addition to any professional sound engineer’s inventory. This video explores the functions, controls, and features of the Zoom F4, including the inputs and outputs, signal flow, and...

8 months ago
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In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the Rycote “Perfect For” series wind solutions for shotgun microphones, and how they can be a useful addition to any audio production inventory. This video explores the effectiveness of each wind-reduction kit, including the Super-Blimp Kit and Softie Kit for RØDE NTG microphones, as well as the Windshield Kit and Super-Softie Kit for the Sennheiser...

8 months ago
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In the following “Quick Listen” video, Gregory Johnson and Prentiss Thompson demonstrate the handmade Minimoog Model D, with its authentic vintage analog sound engine. Each player explores the three oscillators, modifiers, and the classic Moog low-pass ladder filter with resonance. Check out...

8 months ago
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In this video, B&H’s Rob Rives test-drives Output Exhale and Output Signal in various configurations, showing you how to create EDM tracks, soundtracks, and music beds with these exciting...
10 months ago
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That’s a great idea!” exclaimed my manager as he went over the pitch-sheet for this article. “But—and don’t hate me for this—you’re way too old to write it.” Running a hand through my thinning brown hair, I replied, “whatever do you mean?” "In the time since you've graduated," he said, "you could've gone to college again. Twice." Here he suspended two fingers in the air. “Twice.” He was right....

1 year ago
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Join B&H’s own Robert Rives, as he discusses new features of the H4n Pro Handy Recorder from Zoom, including its stereo microphone, built-in preamps, and onboard effects processing. In this video, Rives engages the talents of colleague Nick Messitte to test-drive the Zoom H4n on acoustic...

1 year ago
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Join Rob Rives as he tests out the Sennheiser MKE-440, a directional stereo microphone for DSLRs designed to maximize the audio within your frame while rejecting ancillary, unwanted noise. Watch as B&H puts this microphone to the test—both inside the SuperStore and out. Please note:...

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