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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There is no accessory more fundamental than a good pair of headphones. They link our ears, privately, to music, media, and entertainment. These days, there is so much content to enjoy that the number of options can be overwhelming. The same is true with the sheer number of headphones on the market....
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You sit in an office every day. Maybe it’s an open floor plan, and you’re lounging against exposed brick, headphones plugged into your laptop as hipsters amble throughout this soulless startup at all hours. Perhaps yours is a different work life: Crammed into a cubicle, you play audio from work-sanctioned streaming services as you entrench yourself in a routine your inner child would smack you...
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Apogee, the company behind the Symphony, the Ensemble, the Duet, and more, is arguably at the zenith of its creative apex; its conversion is considered some of the best in the business. Now the company has expanded upon a relatively nascent item in its arsenal, the digital microphone, with the...
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It’s that time of (every other) year again—AES has graced New York City’s Jacob Javitz center with goods, wares, lectures, and various expos. We at B&H were happy to hit the convention, taking a field trip from our SuperStore to peruse the goings-on. Boasting Shure and Sennheiser selections, Dangerous and Manley offerings, and many “masters” to mix with, AES was a veritable who’s who of pro-...
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Tis the season to be spooky! Or at least, there’s a one in twelve chance that ’tis the season to be spooky. If you’re reading this in any month besides October, you have two choices: You can use these tidbits in sound-designing a spooky, scary voice for appropriate media (scary movies, web series, theatrical productions, spooky podcasts, etc.), or you can grab yourself a stale bag o’ candy corn...
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Sennheiser has a brand-new headset for capturing 3D Audio, and we here at B&H are proud to present it. Called the AMBEO SMART HEADSET, this device is sure to serve videographers, video game sound designers, and anyone else working within the arena of 3D media—all while interfacing...
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If you’re crewing up for a location shoot, or find yourself in some other situation where 2-way communication amongst multiple people is a must, then Listen Technologies has some handy solutions for you. Take note, for instance, of their LKS-2 Base 8 System; this kit...
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Mark of the Unicorn’s interfaces are known to be solid, dependable, workhorses—or, should we say, “work-unicorns?” Either way, you’ll surely be pleased to know that the company is releasing a brand new 28x32 interface called the 828es; we at B&H are proud to announce its addition to our...
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Zoom, the company behind so many innovative products in acoustic guitar modeling, field recording, and more, has announced its newest sample-based live performance instrument, the ARQ AR-48. With 460 built-in samples exploring a variety of genres, the AR-48 is many things: a sequencer, a...
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We’re certain you know Shure for its microphones, wireless systems, headphones, and possibly even earphones. After all, the company has been a stalwart in live-sound scenarios and pro-audio syndicates for quite a long time now. The SE Series of earphone is no stranger to the accolades Shure is surely assured with; with their reliance on MicroDrivers, easily-replaceable cables, and sound-isolating...
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This is truly the golden age of guitar pedals—and this clause, uttered with surety, applies equally to the pure analog stompboxes pushing the limit of today’s timbres, as it does to digital solutions. Indeed, the digital landscape is offering more and more to players who don’t want to schlep wide berths of gear in their wake. Today, we’ve come to examine a new and well-regarded contender for...
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If you’re looking for a way to hang up that mouse and return to a workflow similar to the consoles of yesteryear, then the X-TOUCH EXTENDER MIDI Controller, by the stalwart people over at Behringer, might be just the ticket. It was designed to integrate perfectly with any pre-...
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Forty years ago, BOSS issued some truly classic guitar pedals. Forty years later, three of them have been reissued in near-faithful reproductions. The prefix of “near” here has been deployed to signify improvement, not imperfection: where the company has enacted enhancements, it has been...
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With their eye-catching aesthetics and clean, detailed sound, Blue’s microphones have been a respected part of the pro audio world since 1995. In a previous announcement, we had shed some light on the company’s Spark SL microphone, but now the company is issuing a new take on the mic—the...
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iZotope is a company known for its powerful audio software. If you mix audio, master songs, or clean up dialogue for films and television, you’re probably familiar with the algorithms of Ozone, RX, or Neutron. Now, however, iZotope is releasing a new piece of hardware—and we at B&H are proud to stock it. Called the...

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