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Posted 05/20/15
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount microphone. With the microphone mounted on a Canon 5D mk III, the video explores the microphone’s two settings: one for a mono cardioid pickup pattern and one for an internally matrixed mid-side stereo pattern.  The video compares the sound quality of the microphone to the camera’s built-in microphone, demonstrates the integrated shock mount that attaches to the camera’s shoe mount, as well as noting the 100-hour battery life from a single AA battery. The microphone includes a-10 dB and a-20 dB pad for recording sounds up to 148 dB, and an optional 80 Hz high-pass filter to help reduce hum and wind noise. 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 04/22/15
Fostex showcased some updates to a few of its popular headphones and monitors at NAB 2015. The T20RP, T40RP, and T50RP planar driver headphones have been updated to a mkIII version, with the main improvements being made to their headbands, along with the inclusion of a detachable cable system. They still come with a 1/4" stereo connector cable for studio use, but also include a shorter 1/8" cable, allowing them to be used more easily with portable devices. The company’s popular 6301 monitor has also seen a refresh, now the  6301N, which sees its amplifier beefed up to 25 watts, with a driver update to compensate for the additional power. It is available in multiple configurations, including with unbalanced, balanced, or digital inputs. Please check back for pricing and availability.
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Posted 04/15/15
In broadcasting, it seems there is always a debate as to what kind of microphone is best to use—dynamic or condenser. Both have a list of pros and cons for any given broadcast application, and with the newly announced BP40 Large Diaphragm Dynamic Broadcast Microphone, it appears Audio-Technica is looking to combine the best of both worlds into a dynamic package. The mic sports a large (for a dynamic mic) 37.5mm diaphragm that provides some condenser-like articulation without betraying the low-end oomph of a dynamic. If you do need to tame that low end because of a rumbling room or extra-boomy voice, the mic does have a selectable high-pass filter. Also featured in the video is a look at the new AT2020USBi, a refresh to their popular USB mic that sees no changes to the capsule or sound capture quality, but an increase of its maximum sampling rate to 24-bit/96 kHz and the inclusion of both USB and Lightning connectors for hooking directly up to your iOS devices. Please check back for pricing and availability.
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Posted 04/01/15
In this video, our in-house audio expert, Rob Rives, demonstrates two condenser shotgun microphones from RØDE: the NTG4 and NTG4+. Featuring a supercardioid polar pattern and the ability to withstand up to 135 dB SPL, these mics offer an ideal solution for ENG, filmmaking, field recording, sound design, and broadcast applications. 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 03/04/15
Join B&H’s very own Rob Rives as he takes a quick look at Tascam’s new DR-10X Plug-On Linear PCM Recorder. He demonstrates the way it attaches to a typical handheld interview mic, while commenting on its recording quality, along with some of its available options. 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 02/17/15
In the following video, Rob Rives gets hands-on with Beachtek’s DXA-Pocket audio adapter, and compares it to three other Beachtek products to see how the features match up. He examines the DXA-Pocket's available I/O and how Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and DSLR shooters might use the adapter to help get better audio compared to their camera’s built-in microphone. Rives shows you how the form factor works with your camera, and discusses its battery life and power options. 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 01/07/15
In the following video, join B&H’s own Rob Rives as he examines the ProCast SST USB Mic & Audio Interface from MikTek. In the video, Rives examines some of the uses to which you can put this mic, including podcasting and home studio applications, and he reviews its build, as well as what kind of sound quality you can expect from this all-in-one unit. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
2892 Views
Posted 10/02/14
In this video, our resident audio expert, Rob Rives, shows us the new Zoom iQ6 stereo microphone, which turns your iOS device with Lightning connector into a fully functional field recorder. Great for capturing the sounds of concerts, interviews, meetings, lectures and more, the iQ6 records high-quality audio at up to 16-bit/48kHz resolution. The microphone uses the same two unidirectional condenser mics found in the popular H4n recorder, allowing your recordings to cover a wide area, while still capturing sound sources in the center with clarity and definition. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.com.
3033 Views
Posted 09/11/14
Dave Roberts, from MOTU, explains the ins and outs of the new Thunderbolt-compatible 1248, 16M, and 8M audio interfaces. He also explains how the separately available MOTU AVB (Audio Video Bridge) box enables you to network with multiple computers and extend cable runs, and he emphasizes how the interfaces themselves are outfitted with top-notch components. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.com. 
2782 Views
Posted 09/09/14
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, overviews the new Presonus AudioBox iOne and iTwo audio interfaces for recording one or two tracks at up to 24-bit 96 kHz resolution into your Mac, PC, or iPad.   Rives explores the different methods of powering the interfaces, the input connectors, and features such as phantom power for condenser microphones and the available gain of the Class A microphone preamplifiers.  The video also showcases the user controls for monitoring, MIDI I/O capabilities, as well as the included Presonus Studio One Artist DAW for computers and Capture Duo app for iPad. 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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