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In this B&H video, Gabriel Richards tests the MELBOURNE INSTRUMENTS NINA, a 12-Voice Analog Polyphonic Multitimbral Synthesizer with Motorized Controls. Join Richards as he demonstrates this synthesizer and discusses its features. 0:00 - Key Specs 2:23 - Physical Specs 6:17 - Signal Path & Synth Engine 10:01 - Filter 12:20 - Modulation 16:06 - Stacking 19:28 - Final Thought Are you interested in trying the MELBOURNE INSTRUMENTS NINA for yourself? Post questions or repartee in the Comments
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 11/13/2019
If you’re a guitarist or bassist who spends time performing for live audiences, you’ve probably found your focus split between nailing your parts and entertaining the crowd. Since fans get a kick out of seeing musicians move around on stage, how about giving them what they want? Get a wireless instrument system, stop camping out at your pedalboard, and really explore the stage space! With options from brands like Boss, Line 6, Sennheiser, and Shure, there’s a solution for every budget and experience level, from budding rockers to veteran
by BH Online Videos ·Posted 11/13/2017
In this video, Sonic Scoop’s Justin Colletti takes to Braund studios to show you how to mic an acoustic guitar with two microphones. Watch as he tests out spaced pair, X/Y, vertical X/Y, ORTF, and mid/side configurations; more importantly, hear the difference from example to example. You’ll not only learn how to mic an acoustic in a stereo fashion—you’ll learn when to do so, and when to go mono instead.
by Jason T ·Posted 12/07/2016
When people hear the words “MIDI guitar,” usually the first thing they think of is some guy on YouTube ripping a jazz solo with his 6-string, made to sound like a cheesy saxophone or flute. The truth is that there’s a lot more you can do with guitar and MIDI, especially when you start incorporating MIDI sequencing, virtual instruments, and keyboard synthesizers into the equation. We’ll discuss some of the latest technologies in the paragraphs below.
by BH Online Videos ·Posted 11/08/2017
Cranking it up to eleven, Sonic Scoop’s Justin Colletti shows you how to mic electric guitars using one, two, and even three microphones at a time. He’ll go through different microphone possibilities, different mic-positions, different options for blending—and as always, you’ll get to hear every result.
by BH Online Videos ·Posted 11/08/2017
One mic, one guitar, one engineer: Join Sonic Scoop’s Justin Colletti as he talks to Braund Studios to show you how to mic an acoustic guitar with a single microphone. In this video, you’ll get to hear the results of the most popular mic positions for acoustic guitar in action, as well as an overview of what a microphone sounds like pointed at different parts of the guitar’s body and neck.
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 09/30/2016
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
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 09/21/2016
Whether you’re a Native Instruments aficionado or someone looking to make a creative adjustment to your electronic composition/performance rig, the Maschine Jam Production and Performance System provides a plethora of features which will help you focus—and even enhance—your creative prowess. Its interface is designed to provide
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 03/31/2016
The synthesizer quandary—every guitar player-turned-producer comes face to face with it sooner or later. On the one hand, that song you’re working on could really use a synth part. On the other hand, you’re a guitar player, not a pianist; those lessons your parents made you suffer through so long ago have been thoroughly wiped from the annals of your memory. No keyboard skills? No problem. We at B&H can still give you practical advice on how to become a digital synth-smith, even if your wheelhouse is built of strings. Read on for tools,
by Jason T ·Posted 03/21/2016
New from Yamaha, the DGX-660 is an 88-key digital piano that features sounds based on samples from the company's CFIIIS 9-foot concert grand piano. The piano boasts a weighted keyboard with varying touch response across the key range, and Damper-Response DSP, allowing for dynamic and expressive playing. To add to the genuine
by BH Online Videos ·Posted 02/11/2016
Join Justin Colletti, from our Pro Audio partners, Sonic Scoop, as he sits down to talk shop with recording engineer Chris Zane at Gigantic Studios, in Manhattan. Known for his work with a variety of artists ranging from Passion Pit to Nelly Furtado, Miniature Tigers, Friendly Fires, and many more, Part 1 of this three-part video examines some of Zane’s recording philosophies, as well as his typical approach to tracking guitars and his trademark drum sound. 
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 01/21/2016
The B&H SuperStore is honored to welcome Ibanez’s 2016 slate to our warehouse, featuring new acoustics, electrics, basses, and pedals. Now, pedal enthusiasts can add the Mini Super Metal pedal to their boards. For their own part, acoustic aficionados can strum all day long on several new Artwood models, including the Vintage Series 
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 01/21/2016
If you’re a guitar player with a passing knowledge of pedals, chances are you’re familiar with the goods and wares of Electro-Harmonix. B&H now carries new additions to the company’s legendary lineup, including the Lester-G, Lester-K, and the Super Space Drum. Let’s have a look. Lester-K and Lester-G Rotary Emulation The Lester series of Electro-Harmonix pedals gives you a first-class emulation of the rotary speaker typically heard on electric organs. The
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 01/21/2016
We are proud to welcome ESP’s line of instruments to the family—including the brand new 2016 slate just announced at NAMM. Particularly notable 2016 models include updates to Alex Skolnick’s signature series, as well as Andy James’s 7-string
by Jason T ·Posted 01/20/2016
Known for decades as a leading manufacturer of forward-thinking musical instruments, Roland has graced the industry with countless innovations and influenced just about every genre of music under the sun, from the RE-201 Space Echo analog delay, to the Fantom workstation keyboard, to the iconic TR-808 drum machine. Now, at the NAMM 2016 show, the company brings us its latest creation in the form of the