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Posted 12/18/17
In the following video, Rob Rives compares several hardware synthesizers for anyone looking to acquire their first synth. This video explores analog versus digital and module versus keyboard. We showcase the Roland SE-02, the Waldorf Bloefeld, and the Korg Minilogue, Monologue, and Arp Odyssey. Other synthesizers discussed include the Novation Bass Station II, the Arturia MicroBrute, the Behringer DeepMind 6, and the Moog Sub Phatty. Other topics include multitimbral versus single-voice, monophonic versus polyphonic, and mini-keys versus full-sized keys. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com
1243 Views
Posted 10/19/17
In the following video, Rob Rives discusses how you can improve your studio mixing with Mackie’s latest line of monitors and controllers. This video explores the Mackie MR524, with its rear-panel controls for adapting the speakers to different room configurations, as well as adding the MRS10 subwoofer to extend bass response. Rives also looks at the latest Mackie XR-Series monitors and investigates the latest Big Knob monitor controller / audio interface. The Big Knob offers an integrated audio interface for recording and playing back with a built-in microphone preamp and a USB return from your computer. Other features include monitor switching, zero latency monitoring, and a dedicated mono button for checking your mix’s mono compatibility. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.com
6513 Views
Posted 12/21/16
In this video, Rob Rives demonstrates the RØDElink Newsshooter Kit, which utilizes an RX-Cam wireless receiver in conjunction with a TX-XLR wireless transmitter, thus allowing you the option of using handheld XLR microphones in a roaming, wireless fashion. Rives shows off its power abilities, gain-reduction switches, and line-of sight range. With Rives positioned far away from the camera, you’ll be able to see—and more importantly, hear—how this kit works. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
10188 Views
Posted 11/09/16
In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the Zoom F4 Field Recorder, and how it can be a useful addition to any professional sound engineer’s inventory. This video explores the functions, controls, and features of the Zoom F4, including the inputs and outputs, signal flow, and peripherals, including the EXH-6 module for adding an additional set of inputs. We showcase the super-low-noise preamps, which offer 75 dB of gain and are taken from the flagship F8 recorder. Rives also shows off the integrated mixer, limiters with 10 dB of headroom, high-pass filters, mid-side decoding, and the high-quality monochromatic display. Additional topics covered include powering the unit with 8 AA batteries, Hirose connection for battery packs, or the included AC adapter. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com
1307 Views
Posted 10/14/16
In the following “Quick Listen” video, Gregory Johnson and Prentiss Thompson demonstrate the handmade Minimoog Model D, with its authentic vintage analog sound engine. Each player explores the three oscillators, modifiers, and the classic Moog low-pass ladder filter with resonance. Check out examples of the hardwired overdrive modification, the Fatar keyboard, which offers velocity and aftertouch, and the use of an expression pedal to control the filter during a performance. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com
2554 Views
Posted 09/29/16
In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the QSC TouchMix–30 Pro Digital Mixer, and how it can be a useful addition to any band setup, rehearsal room, club, concert hall, house of worship, school, or broadcast studio. This video explores the functions, controls, and features of the TouchMix–30 Pro, including the large 10" multi-touch screen, anti-feedback and room-tuning wizards, two real-time analyzers (RTA), the patch matrix, sub groups, and 32 channels of recording and playback with computer integration. We showcase all the inputs and outputs and demonstrate how to work with the six onboard effects processors. Rives also shows you how to access the 120+ instrument presets to help you get up and running in no time. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com
11080 Views
Posted 10/29/15
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the Zoom F8 Professional Multi-Track Field Recorder for Filmmaking and Sound Design.  Using both an Audio-Technica AT899 Condenser Lavalier Microphone, as well as a Schoeps CMC6 MK41 microphone mounted on an Auray Boompole with a Schoeps shockmount, Rives makes a direct comparison of sound quality at 24-bit/192 kHz resolution between the Zoom F8 Field Recorder and the more expensive Sound Devices 688 Professional Field Recorder.    The video explores the F8’s features including timecode support, three power options, dual SD card slots, redundant recording, its use as a multi-channel audio interface for Mac and PC, and compatibility with the company’s microphone capsules. It also includes wireless control with a mobile device using a dedicated app. These features make the F8 a powerful tool for everything from multi-tracking band rehearsals, recording sound for picture, and Foley work, among others—all in a portable and durable form factor.        We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com
3181 Views
Posted 10/12/15
In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the five new products from Shure’s MOTIV series, and how they can be implemented in a variety of recording applications. This video explores the functions, controls, and features of the MV5, MV51, MVi, MV88 and MVL, including the ShurePlus MOTIV application, which allows control over the microphones from any iOS device. The video showcases the sound quality of each mic and demonstrates how simple they are to set up and use in any situation. Rives also shows you the onboard DSP modes, to help you achieve the perfect recording. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
1396 Views
Posted 07/17/15
In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates Universal Audio’s next-generation Apollo Thunderbolt 2 audio interfaces (Thunderbolt 2 lets you connect to the latest hi-res displays and doubles the bandwidth of the original Thunderbolt by offering 20 Gb/s of speed via two channels in both directions). This video showcases the three rackmount models, including the Apollo 8, Apollo 8p and the Apollo 16, as well as the desktop Apollo Twin. Topics covered include the physical input and outputs of each interface, the front-panel layout, and how the console software allows you to record with included UAD2 effects in real time. Rives also discusses the use of the Unison preamp technology, which is a preamp emulation that changes the impedance, gain staging, and circuit behavior of the preamp being modeled. Furthermore, Rives talks about the included UAD plug-ins, the new monitor section of the interfaces, and the updated A/D and D/A converters. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com
27725 Views
Posted 07/14/15
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the Sennheiser AVX Camera-Mountable Digital Wireless Audio System —designed to streamline your workflow significantly when recording sound for picture. The video focuses on Sennheiser’s rich history of building world-class wireless solutions, and shows off the capabilities of the ME2 lavalier microphone when it’s attached to the SK bodypack transmitter, as well as the AVX-42 handheld transmitter. Rives shows us the EKP XLR receiver’s sleek form factor, which weighs only 3 oz and attaches directly to the XLR input on your video camera, with the ability to rotate 320 degrees to accommodate different setups. He also demonstrates the system’s adaptability to DSLRs with the included shoe mount and XLR to mini cable, USB powering options, and battery-power option when phantom is not available. Additional features include the system’s ability to find the cleanest operating frequency in the 1920 to 1930 MHz range automatically, boost transmission power as needed, and provide excellent Automatic Gain Control.    We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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