Andrew Eisele

Andrew Eisele

Andrew Eisele has worked as an audio engineer for studio and live sound for more than 16 years and has taught at Full Sail, SAE, and Dubspot. He is an Apple-certified trainer of Logic, has written several books on Reason, and was the host for the Music-Pro-Guides Training DVD series. When he’s not writing for B&H, you can find him operating the Tsunami Bass Sound System, an event production company based in New York City.

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Focal has announced that it will be discontinuing its CMS line of mid-level near field monitors and replacing them with the new and updated Shape Series monitors. The Shape 40, Shape 50, and...
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iZotope has been at the forefront of mastering and audio restoration technology for more than a decade. RX6 is its flagship audio restoration software, highly regarded by music and audio post-production professionals for it ease of use and “magic” results. There are three tiers currently being offered:...
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For our final installment in the 500 Series guide, we’ll be looking at the available offerings of effects in the 500-Series format. I’m also including more utility modules that aren’t necessarily an “effect,” but don’t fall under the Preamp, EQ, or Compressor categories and are quite useful nonetheless. Specialty Modules If you are after the sounds of the 1970s, you can’t beat the...
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Roland has been producing the RD-Series instruments for more than 30 years, and the newest RD-2000 Stage Piano raises the bar by combining three decades of piano research and advanced controller features into one powerful and versatile instrument. The RD-2000 offers stunning acoustic and...
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The Console 1 is an integrated hardware/software centerpiece for DAW systems. Released in 2014, the original took the industry by storm, offering clear and concise “hands-on” control without ever touching a mouse. The Console 1 MKII offers a straightforward and intuitive...
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If you want to learn about 500 Series, you need to start with API. API first started producing recording equipment in the late 1960s and has been on the cutting edge of recording technology throughout the ’70s and ’80s. The company’s large-frame consoles have gone on to become highly sought after and are comparable in quality to SSL and Neve, while providing a unique and sought-after sound all...
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Originally founded in 1988, Waldorf has been synonymous with cutting-edge synthesizers for nearly 30 years. With its lineage in hardware and software synthesizers, it came as a pleasant surprise to see Waldorf embrace the Eurorack modular format by creating four Eurorack modules and the...
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Blackstar, the Northampton, England amplification company, has been producing guitar amplifiers and effects since 2007. At its core, Blackstar is made up of musicians who fully understand the importance of great tone, whether practicing at home or performing live on stage. The FLY 3...
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Founded in 1997, Cordoba seeks to guide the evolution of the nylon string guitar by blending traditional craftsmanship of early master luthiers with modern developments. Every Cordoba instrument is designed to be lightweight and responsive, with a character that is a direct decedent of the Spanish tradition. The...
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Utilizing a design from the early 1960s by German-American physicist Oskar Heil, Klaus Heinz built a folded elastic diaphragm that was first used in ADAM Audio’s highly regarded studio monitor speakers. Klaus Heinz has since started his own company, Heinz Electrodynamic Designs, or HEDD, and further developed the folder ribbon tweeter. The Series ONE studio monitors include the next generation of...
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Released more than a decade ago, the original Mackie Big Knob was the “go-to” monitor controller for project and home studios. Mackie’s latest announcement of the next-generation Big Knob Series has created a bit of a buzz, as the new lineup features three models at very affordable prices. The Passive version is the smallest and requires no power, while the Studio and Studio+ incorporate a USB...
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Perhaps you started with a small, self-contained PA and need better quality with greater output. Or perhaps your audience has grown and you are looking to add to your setup, or you need better coverage and more control. Maybe you started with an inexpensive analog mixer and are looking to make the jump to a digital board. If you have made an initial investment into a sound system and are looking...
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Working in live sound is an exciting and rewarding business. It’s very fast paced and you must problem-solve on the fly. Having the tools to handle anything is essential for a smooth and professional event. Here are some useful tools I have found to be indispensable, as an audio engineer and system designer. Hearing Protection The art and science of audio engineering relies solely on your hearing...
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Established in 1985, American DJ has been producing a wide range of lighting, audio, and staging products for nightclubs, discos, mobile entertainers, bands, concert tours, theatre productions, TV shows, cruise ships, houses of worship, trade shows, and architectural applications. B&H is excited to introduce its new crop of lighting and atmospheric effects, including the...
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IFi Audio is a new company with several products aimed at high-definition audiophiles and enthusiasts, including the micro iTube2 Tube Pre-Amplifier, the Micro IDSD Black Label –...

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