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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 07/05/17
Join B&H’s Rob Rives as he takes to the financial district to test out the DPA’s d:vice 2-channel interface, which connects microphones to mobile devices and USB ports, allowing you to record clear, crystalline audio on location. Hear its low-noise preamps and high-quality A/D converters in action, as Greg Johnson plays a ragtime tune on a piano near a fountain. This instrument, placed in New York City by the Sing for Hope Organization, has been miked in stereo, and sports a clear, articulate sound—even in the midst of this bustling New York City location. Come for the d:vice, stay for the excellent music, available in the public domain, and played wonderfully in a public domain.
428 Views
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
13299 Views
Posted 06/20/16
Join B&H’s own Robert Rives, as he discusses new features of the H4n Pro Handy Recorder from Zoom, including its stereo microphone, built-in preamps, and onboard effects processing. In this video, Rives engages the talents of colleague Nick Messitte to test-drive the Zoom H4n on acoustic and electric guitars. 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.
7025 Views
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.
2474 Views
Posted 03/13/15
In this video, Rob Rives shows us three new pocket synthesizers from Teenage Engineering and Cheap Monday: the PO-12 Rhythm for drums, the PO-14 Sub for bass, and the PO-16 Factory for lead sounds. Affordable, yet designed to pack a powerful punch, these three pocket synths can be synched together and used in concert. They all have built-in sequencers, built-in effects, and feature a unique animated LCD screen. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
626 Views
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.
1690 Views
Posted 12/05/14
In the following video, Rob Rives, of B&H fame, gives a hands-on demonstration of six different portable digital audio recorders, examining their features and differences. He explores their available input and output capabilities, recording functions, and built-in microphones. Rives showcases their multiple features and points out some of their more advanced options. 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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