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Posted 06/02/16
Join B&H’s own Robert Rives as he discusses how to improve upon your smartphone’s microphone for Facebook Live. In this video, Robert test-drives three microphones tailor-made for mobile devices: the MXL MM130, the MXL MM110 Boundary mic, and the Shure MV5. 
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Posted 04/06/16
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses how to improve the audio in your video without the use of a dedicated audio editor. He explores the basics of audio levels during recording, and what to do once audio is inside the video-editing software, including normalizing and compression. We also briefly look at what to be aware of during final audio output. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.com.
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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.
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Posted 01/26/16
Join Enrique Martinez as he composes a dance track—on the spot—using the Novation Launchpad Pro with Ableton Live. Though it’s been designed specifically for Ableton Live, the Launchpad will work equally as well with any DAW or hardware MIDI device. The enhanced RGB LED back-lit pads are velocity and pressure sensitive, allowing for fluid expression and creativity when composing and performing. The layout is designed to keep your focus on the performance, giving you hands-on access to all your sounds, effects, and mixer controls. 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 01/08/16
Join B&H and Justin Colletti, from our partners at Sonic Scoop, as he puts five popular and affordable large diaphragm condensers through their paces. Colletti is joined again by singer/songwriter Wes Hutchinson, who helps him shoot out the Audio-Technica 4050, the Audio-Technica 4047, the RØDE NT1000, the tube-drive RØDE NTK, and the Blue Baby Bottle. Recorded on site at Degraw Sound in Brooklyn, Colletti sits down with the house engineers to get their professional take on the mics. 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 12/28/15
Join Rob Rives as he talks with resident DAC expert Dan Bockrath about the ever-growing portable listening amp and digital-to-analog converter category, here at B&H. The two focus on the newly released Shure SHA900, as well as the TEAC Ha-P50, the Denon DA-10, the tube-driven Fostex HP-V1, and the Sony PHA-3. They compare the feature sets between the five models, and provide some idea of the scenarios in which you might want to employ a DAC or headphone amp in your mobile setup. 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 12/03/15
In this video, Rob Rives shows us a new six-track audio field recorder from Tascam, the DR-701D. An update to the DR-70D, the DR-701D now represents Tascam's flagship audio recorder for single-shooter video production. Designed specifically as an audio-recording solution for DSLR video applications, the DR-701D boasts dual built-in omnidirectional microphones and four XLR/TRS inputs with phantom power. In addition, the recorder features time code support, HDMI Start/Stop, improved audio quality, and the track count has been expanded from four to six so each XLR input can be recorded to an individual track and the stereo mix of those inputs can also be recorded to two tracks. 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 11/10/15
In the following video, Andrew Eisele demonstrates the Moog Mother 32 Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer, and how it can be a useful addition to any musician’s inventory. This video explores the functions, controls, and features of the Mother 32, including the use of the synthesizer in a studio setting and how it interfaces with a DAW. The video showcases how to quickly build up a track using MIDI and how the device converts MIDI controller data to control voltage signals. Additionally, Eisele demonstrates how to incorporate other Eurorack modules, such as a spring reverb, to the recording process. 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 10/29/15
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
3178 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.
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