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We are quite excited to offer the new RØDE Videomic Pro Plus compact condenser shotgun microphone at B&H. Aimed straight for the mic-on-camera user, the Videomic Pro Plus brings a bowlful of additions and improvements that are likely to bring relief and a maybe even a whispered, “...
by Philip Nichols
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For well over twenty years, people working with audio have seen dither on hardware, digital audio workstations, and plug-ins, yet many fear to tread near it. Some have filed it away as unexplainable and irrelevant. Others proclaim startling “truths” about its miraculous powers. The good news, or perhaps bad, is that dither will not transform your musical mud into gold, nor will it topple your...
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Hi, my name is Nick, and I have a problem. To fix the problem, I need to take certain steps, the first of which is to admit that I am powerless—specifically, I am powerless over my sensitivity to sibilance. I’m an avid listener to radio, records, singles, and podcasts, so it can be a burden: If those esses haven’t been tamed, I wince with every offending syllable. And when I listen to an old...
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It’s 2017 Summer NAMM, and the living is easy—real easy, with these new audio goodies. At the festival this year, we’re seeing new stompboxes, new plug-ins, new microphones, and more. We here at B&H are pleased to relate some of the goings-on’s good news. Eventide UltraTap Plug-In Part of the H9 series—and emulating the well-regarded H9 Harmonizer pedal—the UltraTap plug-in provides rhythmic...
by Philip Nichols
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For all the acoustic guitarists who desire a DI box that makes your guitar sound like your guitar and more, Zoom has made the AC-3 Acoustic Creator. Very few people are pleased and inspired by the sound of a DI’ed acoustic; Zoom aims to change that. The AC-3 offers a host of features designed to...
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I’m often asked by friends and colleagues, “Which DAW do you use?” or “What’s the best DAW?” What may be right for me might be completely wrong for you. With so many Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) choices, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. All DAWs share a main purpose, which is to record, edit, and mix audio (and MIDI), but each platform offers some unique features, bells and whistles, if you will...
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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...
by Philip Nichols
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Three new Elektron models, the Analog Rytm MKII analog/digital beat machine, Analog Four MKII analog tabletop synthesizer, and Octatrack MKII advanced sampler build upon the creative success of the original units by adding highly desired features that jibe with classic and modern production techniques. Ideal for masters of the beats, The...
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Pioneer has been producing cutting-edge DJ products for more than two decades. With the release of the CDJ-500, in 1994, Pioneer literally changed the game overnight, which is why Pioneer remains the industry standard on equipment riders for professional DJs and artists performing around the world. Always innovating, Pioneer continues to push the boundaries with the latest cutting-edge...

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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...
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The idea of having a variety of microphone preamps at your fingertips is, relatively speaking, a more modern advent in recording. The “golden era” of making records saw engineers using the preamps found in the console in the studio, and didn’t give much thought to mixing a Neve sound on the overheads while using APIs on the snare and toms. As more and more engineers (pro and hobbyist alike)...
by Philip Nichols
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If you’re looking for a pass to that place where you feel musically free, Roland’s latest offerings are just the ticket. You know—gear that makes you eager to clock hours working on your next piece. Let’s start with the big, then work down to the, “How did they get so much to be so small?” First up, the...
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Elektron began making high-quality analog/digital hybrid instruments in 1998 and has become one of the most respected manufacturers of professional analog/digital hybrid instruments, including the Analog Rytm,...
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When I first started mixing, I had an interface and a pair of monitors, but something didn’t sound right. The audio wasn’t as loud, full, and rounded as I knew it could be. I did some research, and it seemed my connections were mismatched: My interface sported unbalanced outputs, while the monitors boasted balanced inputs. Herein lay the problem, right? Right—but also wrong. As it was explained...

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