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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If you’re looking for a ruggedly reliable handheld dynamic microphone that won’t break the bank, look no farther than the Polsen HDM-16-S Handheld Dynamic Performance Microphone, which provides a supercardioid pattern for eliminating off-axis sound, and a frequency response tailored...
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Coming off the heels of Moogfest 2017, Moog—a company synonymous with synthesis—has announced the Subsequent 37 CV, a limited-edition reinvention of the Sub 37 Tribute Edition analog synthesizer. Only 2,000 will be circulated; in fact, the first 125 were built live at Moogfest, before of...
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Active noise cancellation can be a beautiful thing, especially in headphones. Suddenly, that office mate with the high, screechy voice in the cubical kitty-cornered from you has been silenced, replaced by the dulcet tones of whatever you really want to hear. Blue, a company famous for its microphones and headphones, offers a pair of headphones with proprietary active noise cancellation technology...
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Have you ever sat there, in the studio, after getting a particularly good drum sound on your overheads, and thought, “Wow, I wish these mics had laser pointers strapped to them so I could instantly recall this amazing drum sound!”? Have you tried to actualize this wish, taping laser pointers onto your mics, only to realize that the batteries don’t last, and the tape leaves a horrible, sticky...
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Astell & Kern is pleased to announce a new flagship portable high-resolution player, and we here at B&H are equally proud to carry it. Called the A&ultima SP1000, this high-end, high-resolution music player boasts an Octa-core CPU for a quick user experience. No slow booting time here: The only spinning wheel you’ll be seeing is the one they put on the side of the new 5" HD display—a...
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A long time ago, a single manufacturer was perceived to be the undisputed leader in hollow-body electric guitars. That, however, was a long time ago. Now you regularly see some of the greatest jazz guitarists of our time playing Ibanez hollow-body guitars, and with its AF75 model—part of the Artcore Series—it’s not hard to see why. With its single-cutaway maple body, mahogany neck, and bound...
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Looking for a two-channel interface with 24-bit converters that can operate up to 96 kHz? Luckily, PreSonus has just what you need in the neat, little—and wallet-friendly—AudioBox 96. Indeed, this unit is a great choice for recording on the road. It boasts two PreSonus...
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Are you a guitar player looking for a DI—one with a vintage-style parametric EQ section? Then you’re in luck, because Tech 21, the lauded luminaries behind SansAmp, have a pedal for you. With low-shelving, high-shelving, and two frequency-selectable parametric midrange bands, the Q/Strip...
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Fans of the progressive rock guitarist Jake Bowen can now more closely approximate his tone with his Signature Series guitar, courtesy of Ibanez. With DiMarzio pickups voiced specifically for the Jake Bowen series, you can achieve timbres perfect for ambient open chords, palm-muted chug...
3 weeks ago
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Have you ever played guitar through a VOX amplifier? Great experience—right? With chiming clean tones, responsive tube-driven grit, it’s the stuff of classic British-Invasion tunes and modernistic Radiohead-type fare alike; a truly rewarding experience. Now, carrying a VOX amplifier from gig to gig? Not so much. Good thing, then, that VOX has issued its MV50 line, built with Nutube preamp...
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Ever wondered what would happen if you could plug a classic VOX amplifier directly into your ears (and your guitar)? Well, now you can find out, with the amPlug series. It works like this: you plug its ¼" into the jack of your guitar, and then loop your headphones into its 3.5mm headphone port. There’s even a separate line input so you can jam with your favorite bands right from your smart device...
1 month ago
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Musikmesse 2017—an international fair for musical instruments, audio gear, music production tools, and more—has launched. This year, the Frankfurt, Germany-based forum plays host to many notable pro-audio brands: companies such as Audio Technica, Antelope, Softube, Soundcraft, and others are all showing off their wares (API is even bringing its new AXS large-format console over for its European...
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Sound Devices, a venerated brand in the location recording industry, is unveiling two USB Audio Recorders/Interfaces at NAB 2017. First is the MixPre3, a five-track audio recorder with three XLR inputs, as well as auxiliary 3.5mm inputs for camera returns and more. The unit provides 48V phantom and plug-in-power support, as well as low cut filters, limiters at the input and output stages, input-...
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At Musikmesse 2017, Antelope has announced its new flagship interface—and we here at B&H are pleased to tell you all about it. Called the Goliath HD, the unit sports 64 channels of Antelope-grade I/O, as well as connectivity via Thunderbolt™, USB 3.0, and MADI. There’s even HDX connectivity, making the Goliath suitable for use with top-notch Pro Tools rigs. 16 Accusonic mic preamps have been...
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Are you looking for a portable, dependable 32-channel interface with low-latency recording, onboard DSP, networkability, and widely venerated respected word-clocking? Then look no further than the Antelope Zen Studio+, which provides 12 class-A microphone preamps, as well as mic,...

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