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).

Latest Articles

4 hours ago
Share
Yamaha, a company with fingers in many musical pies, has released a baker's rack of loudspeakers and subwoofers to address all of your public-address needs. First, there's the DZR line, with each speaker offering a high SPL, sophisticated DSP with FIR filters, and a relatively lightweight design. These 2-way powered monitors are...
4 days ago
Share
Looking for a wearable microphone that can record and store audio—and pair with your smartphone for easy video-sync? If so, look no farther than the Sennheiser Memory Mic, which is a battery-powered, omnidirectional condenser microphone that you can append on your person....
1 week ago
Share
Sennheiser—a company making innovative gear in the world of VR, binaural audio capture, and mobile-based audio—is releasing a new mic for your smartphone. We at B&H are proud to add it to our collection. Called the Memory Mic, this memory mic clips on to your person and records...
3 weeks ago
Share
With its RX line of plug-ins, iZotope has crafted a suite of modules that can clean up nearly any audio hiccup you might have. Indeed, countless pros in television, film, Web, radio, and podcasting often turn to iZotope RX to remove extraneous noise, to eliminate clicks and pops, to fix bursts of distortion, and more. With RX Elements, iZotope has taken essential processes from this post-...
1 month ago
Share
PreSonus, the company, is releasing some new wares, and we at B&H are proud to announce them. Whether you're a musician who wants to record on the go, or a project-studio engineer looking for a way to move the faders with something other than a mouse, PreSonus has something for you. First up is the...
1 month ago
Share
Ever had this problem? You record a demo in your DAW, plugging your acoustic guitar straight into your interface—no mic, just a DI. Then, when it comes to the actual mix, you think: can’t I somehow just use that acoustic DI track, so I don’t have to mic up my acoustic? As probably the laziest person at the B&H office, I can assure you it’s happened to me. Though sometimes the problem is not...
1 month ago
Share
So, you want to get into mastering, and you’ve found yourself here. Welcome. Soon we will cover topics like compression and limiting—mayhaps, monitoring and room treatment to boot—but first, we’re going to give you a few insights into a process with tons of tonal impact on the final master. I speak, of course, of equalization. The General Approach It is often said that EQ adjustments in the realm...
2 months ago
Share
Yamaha has continued to fashion excellent digital keyboards—for instance, these entries in the P series and DGX series. As you’ll see from the infographic below, all these keyboards have multiple voices, tons of built-in effects, USB flash memory, and onboard DSP. The differences between entries in this series change depending on the model, so we at B&H have made this handy chart to help you...
2 months ago
Share
Yamaha has continued to fashion excellent digital keyboards—for instance, these entries in the PSR-S series. As you’ll see from the infographic below, all these keyboards have multiple voices, tons of built-in effects, USB flash memory, and onboard DSP. The differences between entries in this series change depending on the model, so we at B&H have made this handy chart to help you make the...
3 months ago
Share
Yamaha has continued to fashion excellent digital keyboards—for instance, these entries in the PSR E series. As you’ll see from the infographic below, all these keyboards have two onboard amplifiers (for hearing yourself in stereo), a panoply of sounds (including drum kits) and effects such as reverb, chorus, and EQ. The differences between entries in this series change depending on the model, so...
3 months ago
Share
Teenage engineering Pocket Operators are a perennial favorite of on-the-go hardware synth programmers, because their simple interface, battery operation, and panoply of good sound make them ideal for mobile music making. Here are three more models for you to sink your teeth into (not literally, of course, unless you want to be chewing on circuit boards)....
3 months ago
Share
Sennheiser has expanded on the success of its Evolution wireless systems with the new G4 line. As you’ll see from the infographic below, the new G4 line of bodypack transmitters and receivers exhibits key differences over the previous iteration, the G3. The differences between the two systems change, depending on the series and...
4 months ago
Share
Yamaha and Revolabs recently teamed up in perpetuity, and together, they’ve produced CS-700 Video Conferencing System. This all-in-one collaboration tool has been built to give your conference room the best possible performance when it comes to video, audio, and even screen-...
4 months ago
Share
To guitar players everywhere, Marshall Amplification is a household name. Whether it’s a combo amplifier you’ve got propped up in your bedroom or a full stack you truck with you on a national tour, a Marshall amp gives you a hard-rocking tone you can count on. Luckily, we here at B&H just got some new Marshall toys to play with, and we’re eager to...
5 months ago
Share
In-ear, over-ear, wireless, noise-canceling, iOS, Android—there’s something for every headphone preference in Sony’s offerings. For instance, if you’re looking for an on-ear pair of Bluetooth headphones with 30mm drivers, a wide frequency response, a convenient remote control, and the power to order your digital assistant about—be it Siri or Google—the...
1 — 16 of 177 items

Pages

Close

Close

Close