Jason T

Jason T

Jason Tables currently works as a creative content writer for B&H's Explora blog and is also the engineer and co-producer of the B&H Photography Podcast. He attended Boston University and went on to attain an advanced degree in Music Production and Recording Engineering. Prior to that, he graduated from the University of Florida and received a BA in Information Sciences. Before B&H, Tables worked as a recording engineer at Cybersound Studios in Boston, a training rep at Harman Pro, and a product manager at Cakewalk, where he worked on feature development for their SONAR digital audio workstation software. Also an accomplished composer and producer, he has licensed his music to highly rated TV shows such as Ray Donovan, Keeping Up With the Kardashians and others across networks like Fuse, MTV, VH1, E!, Bravo & Showtime. He has also written, produced & engineered on records for chart-topping musical acts such as Pastor Troy & 8Ball.

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There have been dramatic shifts in music production over the last 10-15 years. If the phrase “big guitars” could be used to sum up the production style of the late 20th Century in general, the 21st Century could be described as “big drums.” The continued explosion of Hip Hop and EDM, combined with the proliferation of affordable, computer-based production setups, have both been contributing...
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When it comes to audio for video, no one ever seems to notice it unless it’s bad. And if it is bad, it can completely ruin your project. While we always try to record the best production audio we can from the get-go, problems are bound to pop up. In the end, we must assess the audio we’ve got and use our mixing, restoration, and dialogue replacement skills to make it all work. So, here are five...
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Have you ever wondered where the music from your favorite TV shows and movies comes from? Well, there’s a good chance it came from a production music library. Production music libraries are catalogues of readily available music that allow producers and music supervisors to select pieces to be used to score their films, television shows, advertisements, and web content. Today’s libraries typically...
1 month ago
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While strolling through Midtown Manhattan with my family over the weekend, we stopped for a few minutes at the courtyard of the Stephen A. Schwarzman building, the main branch of the New York Public Library. It was one of those moments during the golden hour in which the light was hitting the architecture just right, and I’d wished I’d had my camera with me. This library never stood out to me as...
3 months ago
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There’s a saying in audio that goes something like, “You should never mix in cans.” There is some truth to this adage but, with the right gear and realistic expectations, you’ll find that there is quite a bit that can be done in headphones, allowing you to be productive even when you don’t have the luxury of working on loudspeakers. In my experience mixing in headphones, I've found that my...
9 months ago
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I have been in love with drum machines ever since I got my BOSS DR-770 Dr. Rhythm, almost 20 years ago.  Though it started as just a simple time keeper for my guitar-driven 4-track cassette song demos, the drum machine eventually became one of my main tools of musical expression. I was never a great drummer, but making beats on the DR-770 made me a better drummer, because it gave me a new...
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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...
11 months ago
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If you’re just getting into beat making, whether your tastes lean toward Hip Hop, EDM, Pop, or other, the massive number of choices and opinions out there can make you want to quit before you even get started. In truth, music production is much easier and more affordable now than it used to be, but there’s still quite a bit to learn on the subject. Here’s a guide to some of the essentials....
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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...
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When your son told you that he wanted to make “Progressive House,” you thought he was saying he wanted to become a homebuilder and a registered Democrat. Sound familiar?  Keep reading. Music has changed a lot in the last decade, and so has the gear used to make it. When occasions come around, parents of millennial musicians are more susceptible to feeling the generation gap than ever. If you're...
1 year ago
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Are you in the market for a well-built, stable, and feature-packed tripod that's light enough to travel with you? Whether you're a pro photographer, or an enthusiast like me, 3 Legged Thing’s Equinox tripod series might be just what you're seeking. In the process of shopping for my first-ever tripod, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to spend some quality time with the Equinox...
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New in stock from British manufacturer 3 Legged Thing, the Leo Switch Kit features the company’s Equinox Leo Carbon Fiber Tripod System...
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Over the past few years, podcasting has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. With renewed enthusiasm in the commercial and “do-it-yourself” segments of the medium, the art of the podcast is quickly evolving. As the content has gotten better and better, the standards for sound quality, sound design, and music have also taken a quantum leap. In my time co-producing and engineering the B&H...
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When I started getting into MIDI-based music production in the early 2000s, most people agreed that hardware still had a clear edge over software-based setups. Back then, most serious urban and dance producers were making music with hardware drum machines and keyboard workstations, then tracking everything to a computer running a DAW. Like many others, I started with an Akai MPC 2000xl, which was...
1 year ago
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It has been quite an exciting year for the B&H Photography Podcast, as well as for podcasting as a medium, in general. Hugely popular shows such as Serial, Radiolab, and Reply All have taken podcasts to new heights in terms of amazing content, and have also substantially raised the bar...

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