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High-Quality Audio Recording at the Altar

If you’ve been tasked with documenting a friend or relative’s intimate wedding, due to the simple fact that you own a decent camera, chances are you haven’t given much thought to best practices for capturing the audio. While many of today’s DSLR and mirrorless cameras can capture top-notch video, most of them lack a high-quality built-in microphone; and beware—no matter how great a video is to view, bad sound quality can completely ruin it.

2017 NAMM Show: New Products from IK Multimedia

Today at the 2017 NAMM Show, IK Multimedia announced two new “i”-themed audio products that primarily talk to guitarists. For acoustic and electro-acoustic guitarists, the iRig Acoustic Stage promises to deliver a “true acoustic tone” signal to an amplifier. Said to outperform ordinary piezo and magnetic pickups, the system consists of a clip-on microphone and a digital preamp that includes onboard DSP for personalizing the tone of the instrument.

It's a Small World: IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors

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 of electronic music, where, even as the pendulum swings back to using external synths and drum machines, the focus is on keeping them small.

5 Tips to Make Your Studio Pro Quality

Perhaps more than in any other creative field, the line between professional and prosumer is the blurriest in pro audio. Just within the last 15 years, the quality of gear that has become financially obtainable by hobbyists and enthusiasts has increased exponentially, from interfaces to monitors and software.

Fake It till You Make It: No Room Mic, No Cry

Anyone who’s ever miked or mixed a drum set knows that a putting up a room mic—and getting a good room-mic sound—is unbelievably useful for shaping the tonal picture of acoustic drums.

There’s a problem though, one that rears its head in these days of declining budgets, where people often flock to home studios—or their own living rooms—to record drums: it’s not always possible to put up a room mic. Maybe your interface doesn’t have the real estate. Maybe a sloppy engineer patched the wrong input, and you got a duplicate of the tom track instead of the room mic.

IK Multimedia iRig HD 2 Guitar Interface for iOS, Mac, and PC

Back to School: Beat-Making on Campus

Headed back to school and looking for some portable inspiration to capture and produce your musical musings? Look no further as we explore what B&H has to offer. Whether you are looking to record to your computer and iOS devices, or you need an ultra-portable music production station, synthesizer, or drum machine, check out this list of “must have” gear that won’t break the bank.

Audio interfaces


4 Types of Dorm Sound Systems

Heading back to school and need a new sound system for your dorm room? Whether you are in a tiny single room or you are sharing space with five other people, B&H has a number of high-quality systems for a variety of situations and budgets.

Portable systems


Your Mix Is in Your Room: How to Set up Your Mixing Environment

So, you are getting ready to mix. For me, sitting down to mix is always the most exciting part of the music-making process, but I have heard many engineers and other colleagues lament that it is a necessary evil they wish they could avoid at all costs (and often do, at the cost of paying someone else to mix for them). Mixing can indeed be tricky, and like so many creative pursuits, walks a fine line that balances science and art.

NAMM 2015: IK Multimedia Announces the iRig 2 and More Mobile Music Devices

Music technology manufacturer IK Multimedia debuted a handful of new products at the 2015 Winter NAMM show. This story and more at bhphotovideo.com/explora

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