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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
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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
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Posted 10/05/16
In this video, B&H’s Rob Rives test-drives Output Exhale and Output Signal in various configurations, showing you how to create EDM tracks, soundtracks, and music beds with these exciting virtual instruments, powered by the Native Instruments Kontakt engine. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
2352 Views
Posted 02/23/16
In the following “Quick Listen” video, Greg Johnson demonstrates the Korg Minilogue Polyphonic Synthesizer and shows how this powerful new synthesizer can be a useful addition to any musician’s inventory. The video explores some of the 100 Factory/User presets and how to utilize the onboard true-analog oscillators, filter, amplifier, envelope generators, and LFO. Johnson shows us each of its eight modes including 4-Voice, Duo, Unison, Mono, Single Note Chords, Delay, Arpeggiator, and Side-Chain.  Additionally, the video touches upon the 16-note polyphonic sequencer, which can be implemented in step mode or real time. The Minilogue offers programmable sliders, a tape-style delay, and a built-in oscilloscope, as well as MIDI I/O, USB and Sync I/O. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
1927 Views
Posted 01/27/15
In this video, our in-house audio expert, Rob Rives, demonstrates the new, console-free StudioLive RM32AI from PreSonus, a 32-input digital mixing system that can be controlled using your Mac or PC. It offers full touchscreen integration when used with an iPad or a multi-touch Windows 8 computer. Designed for a wide array of live sound mixing and studio applications, the system is equipped with 32 recallable mic preamps, 16 XLR line-level mix outputs, and can act as FireWire 800 audio interface for recording directly to your computer. Similar to the RM32AI is the RM16AI, with 16 inputs, but the identical operating system. 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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Posted 01/12/15
In the following video, Rob Rives takes a look at the new Streichfett String Synthesizer from Waldorf and how it recreates the sound of classic string synths from the 1970s and '80s. The video explores the synth’s presets, as well as what each control is capable of doing to affect the sound. Rives demonstrates the type of sounds the synth is capable of producing, ranging from how it sounds dry to what its effects and LFO can do to the sound. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.com.
578 Views
Posted 01/12/15
Native Instruments is well known for its large selection of virtual instruments and effects processors. In this extensive hands-on review video, Rob Rives, of B&H, takes a look at all the new plug-ins in the Komplete 10 Ultimate bundle, many of which are also available in the standard Komplete 10 bundle. 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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Posted 12/15/14
Join audio expert Rob Rives in this B&H online video, as he presents four 88-key digital pianos from Yamaha, Casio, and Kawai. Aside from comparing their features, the video includes audio samples of piano, electric piano, and one other instrument from each, expertly performed by Greg Johnson. We hope you enjoy the video and the music, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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Posted 09/18/14
In the following video, Rob Rives, with guest Prentiss Thompson, demonstrate the Moog Sub 37 Analog Synthesizer, the most recent synthesizer available from the company. The video explores the synth's capabilities, including its monophonic and paraphonic modes, its arpeggiator, and sequencer. Rives also delves into the 37-key keyboard and how it can be used as a MIDI controller for other synths or software. We showcase its ladder filter and envelope generators, and provide a handful of demos to demonstrate what the Sub 37 can do sonically. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.com
991 Views
Posted 08/26/14
The arrival of the Rytm drum machine from Elektron has been highly anticipated due to its design, which combines analog sound generation with digital sample playback, forming a versatile tool for musicians, producers and sound designers alike. In this video, Rob Rives takes us on a guided tour of the Rytm, demonstrates some of the unit’s extensive capabilities, and gives us a sampling of its vast sound-generating functions.
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