Nicholas Messitte

Nicholas Messitte

Nick Messitte is a writer / composer / engineer / multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn, New York. Some of his credits include Edfringe's Get Got (music and lyrics) and the short story Hills and Valleys (winner of the Henry Roth Award for Excellence in Fiction). Since 2013, Nick has been a contributing writer to Forbes.com and Forbes magazine. His engineering experience ranges from musical theater (Get Got, Voiceless), to indie rock (Bulletproof Stockings, Empire State Express, Prince Hal), to jazz (Eliot Cardinaux). As a musician, he’s played with respected singer/songwriters (Hawksley Workman) and jazz greats (Sam Rivers).

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It’s a cliché to even say it, but everybody has a podcast. I myself have, like, I don’t know—six? I kid. It’s more like two. With a glut of podcasts hitting the media landscape, how do you make sure yours stands out? Marketing, of course—one hopes for the viral kind. But still, it helps immeasurably if your podcast is a pleasing listen, transporting audiences from their dull lives commuting to...
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Warm Audio has definitely received a warm reception in the pro audio community. Their program-style equalizers and ’76-style compressors have garnered heaps of praise, both for their sonic qualities and their relatively affordable pricing. In keeping with those venerable precepts, consider the...
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Shure is a company famous for its microphones, on the stage and in the studio. However, it also produces a wide assortment of mics that excel in conferences, meetings, conventions, and lecture-based scenarios. B&H is proud to carry a plethora of these products, including wireless boundary microphones and gooseneck microphones that can be paired with wireless transmitters that operate in...
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Let’s begin with what you won’t see in this article: You won’t find the customary list of mics, their governing attributes, or a list of instruments they flatter; mics age differently, making that kind of list largely moot. Also, it wouldn’t necessarily help if you didn’t have those microphones, many of which are quite expensive. Likewise, you won’t see a right-brained crystallization of concepts...
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HIFIMAN is a brand with serious HIFI street cred, even garnering praise for previous IEMs (not an easy feat in the world of in-ear headphones). Now, with models like the RE800 and the RE2000...
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Hi, my name is Nick, and I have a problem. To fix the problem, I need to take certain steps, the first of which is to admit that I am powerless—specifically, I am powerless over my sensitivity to sibilance. I’m an avid listener to radio, records, singles, and podcasts, so it can be a burden: If those esses haven’t been tamed, I wince with every offending syllable. And when I listen to an old...
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It’s 2017 Summer NAMM, and the living is easy—real easy, with these new audio goodies. At the festival this year, we’re seeing new stompboxes, new plug-ins, new microphones, and more. We here at B&H are pleased to relate some of the goings-on’s good news. Eventide UltraTap Plug-In Part of the H9 series—and emulating the well-regarded H9 Harmonizer pedal—the UltraTap plug-in provides rhythmic...
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Digital microphones: Some may be skeptical of the concept—after all, you’d need a mighty fine ADC in that microphone, something capable of capturing the nuances of analog audio in the digital realm. For maximum bang-for-buck value, you’d probably want a reputable build, something proven to handle vocals, guitars, and more over the years. If only a dependable capsule company like Sennheiser teamed...
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The B&H SuperStore now carries the classic brown walnut finish of the Signature Series line of Polk Audio home theater speakers, and there’s seemingly something for every spot in your home theater room. The S10,...
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Adams Professional Audio is arguably the foremost popularizer of the ribbon tweeter in stereo monitoring. A design that utilizes folded ribbon tweeters instead of the dome tweeters found in many comparable active speakers, Adams has secured a reputation for achieving a pristine and clarion tone in its monitors, due, in no small part, to the tweeters. If you're in the market for nearfield,...
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Ibanez’s Talman series guitars are quite distinctive in their look. Like the haircuts of our epoch, they are fashionably asymmetrical, though one suspects they’ll have more staying power than your standard hipster ’do—enough staying power for Ibanez to offer Talman series basses, as well as this...
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If you’re a guitar player with more than a passing interest in stompboxes, you’ve probably heard of Electro-Harmonix. You’ve probably seen Electro-Harmonix pedals too—and once you’ve noticed them, they’re hard to forget, with their signature, stylish “pedal in a tin can” look. Nothing tinny about the sound though: Electro Harmonix have provided pedals that have pounded their way into players’...
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When I first started mixing, I had an interface and a pair of monitors, but something didn’t sound right. The audio wasn’t as loud, full, and rounded as I knew it could be. I did some research, and it seemed my connections were mismatched: My interface sported unbalanced outputs, while the monitors boasted balanced inputs. Herein lay the problem, right? Right—but also wrong. As it was explained...
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Let’s face it, ladies and gentlemen, ukuleles are in vogue right now—in vogue, all the rage, up to the minute, and practically de rigueur in certain circles, particularly of the indie or hipster variety. Whether you’re looking to become the next Jake Shimabukuro, or just want to find a compact instrument to take with you to open mic night, you’re going to want a four-string, resonant, and in lots...
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Looking for a wireless rig in the A-frequency band from a reliable manufacturer? Want options when it comes to the type of microphone offered? And most of all, do you seek a budget-conscious solution to the needs at hand? Well look no further, because these Sennheiser systems will fill the bill. For a receiver/transmitter package with a handheld microphone, check out...

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