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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 12/18/17
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 07/04/17
Join B&H’s Rob Rives as he discusses Sound Device’s Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6 audio recorders, in depth. First you’ll hear the Mix Pre-6’s Kashmir mic preamps in action as they pick up the dulcet tones of Rives’s voice. Then, he covers the units extensively, giving you an overview of their gain range, filtering options, connectivity complements, linear timecode capabilities, 32-bit ADC, powering options, corresponding iOS app, and more. 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 06/07/17
In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the Arturia AudioFuse Desktop USB Audio Interface, and how the device fits into an audio engineers or musician’s workflow. This video explores the functions, controls, and features of the AudioFuse, including the array of connections that allow you to record and play back up to 14 audio tracks. We showcase the Discrete/PRO microphone preamp, with its 75 dB of high-quality, low-noise gain and how to utilize the digital ADAT and S/PDIF connections to get the most out of the interface. Rives also shows you the MIDI I/O, the 3-port USB hub, and demonstrates the AudioFuse Control Center software. 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 12/26/16
In this video, Greg Johnson demonstrates the Korg Monologue, a monophonic all-analog synthesizer with a fully programmable single-voice architecture and 100 fully editable presets, well suited for musicians and analog enthusiasts. Building upon the success of the Minilogue Polyphonic Synthesizer, Korg reworked the knob-per-function layout, voicing, and sound-sculpting abilities to create a distinctive-sounding instrument for all types of musicians and sound designers. The synth offers two VCOs and a redesigned filter with powerful low-end punch, and a drive circuit has been added to apply aggressive overtones and distortion, ideal for huge bass sounds and sharp lead tones.
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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
We’re trying out Rycote’s model-specific “Perfect For” Series of windshields and shock mounts for popular Sennheiser and Rode microphones.
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Posted 05/18/16
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, demonstrates how to mike talent using lavalier microphones. Rives explores the reasons for using a lavalier over a boom microphone, the actual placement of the lavalier, and how to deal with issues of clothing noise. We also showcase alternate locations for mounting lavaliers, and provide some solutions for frequency attenuation that occurs when lavaliers are hidden, as opposed to being exposed. 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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