J. Tables

J. Tables

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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16 hours 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...
5 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...
6 months ago
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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...
8 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....
8 months ago
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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...
8 months ago
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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...
10 months 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...
11 months ago
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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...
11 months ago
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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...
11 months ago
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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...
1 year ago
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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...
1 year ago
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B &H will be stocking the BOSS VO-1, a new vocoder and talk box pedal designed especially for guitarists and bassists. Use the onboard XLR input, plug in a microphone, and vocally modulate your guitar's...
1 year ago
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Here at B&H, we are excited to be stocking products from Aston Microphones, a new UK-based manufacturer. Offering two mics, the Origin and the...
1 year ago
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Designed for connecting guitars to amplifiers or any other application where a 1/4" instrument or unbalanced line-level connection is required, Kopul Premium Performance...

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