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Posted 02/05/18
Proudly picking out the stars of the NAMM 2018 show, B&H’s Aaron Belinfanti, or “AB,” as he is fondly known, spotlights new products across a broad array of categories in the video below. For live stage applications, Sennheiser’s G4 wireless lineup expands on the company’s widely popular G3 series with up to 50 mW of power, simplified setup, and more. For synth-heads, the Korg Prologue analog synthesizer—available in 16-voice/61-key and 8-voice/49-key configurations—delivers extreme customization and multi-voice technology. Korg Prologue Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer Studio dwellers will appreciate Warm Audio’s offerings, which include tube and FET versions of the classic ’47-style condenser mic, and the single-channel and dual-channel ’73 Series mic preamps and pre/EQ units (read about them here). Warm Audio WA-47 Large-Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone A bonus for producers and synth aficionados, check out the Arturia MiniBrute 2 keyboard and MiniBrute 2s desktop sequencer! Arturia MiniBrute 2 Semi-Modular Monophonic Analog Synthesizer with 48-Point Patchbay For recording and mixing at home, in the studio, or on the go, the Universal Audio Arrow offers Thunderbolt-powered operation with preamps, built-in DSP, and more. A big win for DJs, Pioneer DJ released the DDJ-1000 controller for rekordbox DJ, complete with a 4-channel mixer, customizable LCD jog displays, Beat FX, and the list goes on! Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000 4-Channel rekordbox dj Controller with Integrated Mixer Watch the video and relive the thrills of NAMM 2018!
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Posted 02/02/18
In this video, Aaron “AB” Belinfanti gives you a look at five of B&H’s favorite synths from NAMM 2018. You’ll see the Elektron Digitone, which blends old-school subtractive-synth signal flow with FM synthesis, as well as Arturia’s MiniBrute 2 and MiniBrute 2S. Another standout comes by way of Korg, whose analog synth-beast, called the Prologue, boasts many features that you can read about here. As for the other item included, you’ll have to watch the video to see it for yourself—but if you’re a fan of the keytar, you will not be disappointed.
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Posted 01/26/18
It’s NAMM 2018, and you know what that means: Guitars, guitars, and more guitars—and basses! With that in mind, B&H’s very own Aaron Belinfanti took a run around the showroom to show you six of our favorite entries this year. First, you’ll see new extended-range multiscale guitars from ESP, some with pickup options from Fishman and Bare Knuckle. You’ll also note our exposé on Boss Katana Amps and Waza Craft stompboxes. Will we profile new iRig gear from IK Multimedia, Line 6’s HX Effects, and more! Or is this video actually an elaborate, pun-based ruse to foist our six favorite plectra upon you? Watch the video to find out...
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Posted 12/28/17
In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates how to set up and use a basic DJ setup. This video explores the functions, controls, and features of a DJ mixer, CD players, and turntables. Rives shows how to connect the players, main outputs, and booth outputs. We showcase setting gain, using the onboard meters, monitor tracks, and effectively using the onboard EQ and effects. Rives walks you through the process of cueing tracks and beat matching, which results in seamless transitions. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com Click here for Part 2.
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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 10/19/17
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
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Posted 05/25/17
In this hands-on review, B&H’s Rob Rives tests the iZotope RX 6, a music and post-production tool that helps repair unwanted noise in a variety of circumstances. Modules tested in this review include De-Bleed, De-Plosive, De-Clip, De-Wind, Mouth De-Click, Vocal De-Noise, De-Rustle, and Dialog Isolate. 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 01/23/17
In the following video, Rob Rives introduces us to five new brands that will be included in the B&H lineup, including Fishman Technologies, Gefell Microphones, Dark Glass Electronics, Guild Guitars, and Hughes & Kettner Amplifiers. Guitarists will appreciate the acoustic and electric pickups from Fishman, as well as new instruments from Guild Guitars and amplifiers from Hughes and Kettner, while bass players will be jazzed over the lineup of preamps, amps, and effects from Dark Glass. The recording engineer will be impressed with Gefell’s Neuman-linage studio microphones. 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 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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