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

1 week ago
Share
We live in the age of remote communication, and THRONMAX is a company making such communication sound better, thanks to its product line of USB microphones, many of which deliver pro-quality sound, and some of which even boast active noise cancellation from the mic itself. Take the Pulse M8,...
1 week ago
Share
In these challenging times, people need to turn to something. Maybe it’s their favorite podcast, maybe it’s their friends, over Zoom. For some people, the power that connects us is a “higher” one. We’re going to cover how to set up an audio stream for your house of worship, so that you might reach people in their time of need. Now hold the phone—audio stream? Wouldn’t you want to broadcast video...
2 weeks ago
Share
Akai caused a big stir with its MPC Live—an integrated sequencer, sampler, and controller that you could take with you, so you could program beats and compose music without needing a computer. The company has gone even further with the MPC Live Mk II, now available at B&H....
2 weeks ago
Share
If you’re a big-time modular synth aficionado, you ought to check out the Moog Subharmonicon, a crazy, new stand-alone synthesizer that’s compatible with the Eurorack modular format, now available at B&H. This esoteric instrument gives you amazing tools to...
1 month ago
Share
THRONMAX makes wallet-friendly mics that work great for Discord, Twitch, Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Crowdcast, and other comparable platforms. Take the Pulse M8, for instance. This is a USB microphone that works on Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms. You can even plug it into your PS4 for high-quality audio...
1 month ago
Share
People couldn't get enough of the RØDE Wireless GO when it first dropped: a simple run-and-gun solution for capturing wireless audio? One that sounds great and is relatively easy on the wallet? Such a system was a true rarity before the Wireless GO. So, it found its way into the arsenal of run-and-gun filmmakers, wedding videographers, and people who do sound for houses of worship. Now RØDE has...
1 month ago
Share
In the era of social distancing, it may seem hard for songwriters and producers to collaborate from their houses. But remote collaboration is not new: just last fall, Robbie Robertson re-recorded his band’s classic hit, “The Weight,” with a globe-trotting lineup of musicians; almost 20 years ago, The Postal Service got its band name from its method of collaboration: its prominent members traded...
1 month ago
Share
If you love noise-canceling headphones or true-wireless earphones, Shure has some exciting new products for you—products we’re proud to carry at B&H. Whether you want to blanket your ears in a calming veil of noise-reduction, or enjoy Shure’s patented, sound-isolating earphones in a true-wireless form-factor, Shure has you covered in its...
2 months ago
Share
You know, it’s quite hard to busk if your instrument of choice is a dozen or so eurorack modules; or rather, it used to be hard to perform out of doors. Now, with the Polyend Anywhere, the problem has been solved....
2 months ago
Share
Hey, you’re a video person. All you know is the video don’t sound good. Something’s off—but who knows what! Well, read this article, and you will. Or more accurately, you’ll have some tools for identifying what sounds off as you practice your craft. With some time and patience, you’ll get the hang of fixing the issue yourself. Here are eight tips to help you. 1. Get Familiar with the GUI of an...
3 months ago
Share
If you're a discerning mixing engineer on a budget, consider the PreSonus Eris E7 XT Active Studio Monitors, a pair of nearfield monitors designed to sound good in any location. Tune each monitor to your specific environment with a bevy of convenient acoustical features, and drive the sound loud and...
3 months ago
Share
For those of you with more sophisticated wireless needs, check out these items from Professional Wireless Systems, now available at B&H. You may be looking to orchestrate wireless sound for large concert venues, or for multi-room...
3 months ago
Share
The Vocoder is such a classic sound that many renowned software companies try their darnedest to recreate this one-of-a-kind effect digitally. However, for some discerning ears, only the original will suffice; now, these discerning ears can purchase the original unit: The Moog 16...
4 months ago
Share
For the first time, Focusrite’s classic preamp designs can be integrated into Dante audio-over-ethernet systems, thanks to three new pieces of gear: The Focusrite Pro ISA 828 MkII eight-channel mic preamp, the...
4 months ago
Share
When the people at Austrian Audio say they have a killer line of headphones for professional engineers, you should believe them: this company comprises 22 employees, who used to be the lifeblood of AKG’s Vienna offices. And indeed, their HI-X line of headphones, released at NAMM 2020, seems to be a formidable series of open-backed closed-ear cans, indeed. Consider the drivers, which measure 44mm...
1 — 16 of 276 items

Pages

Close

Close

Close