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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.
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Posted 12/18/14
While we generally recommend getting closer to the subject and using a dual-system solution to avoid recording the camera's noisy preamps, in many one-shooter, run-and-gun situations, that's not always possible. This video is designed to give you an idea of what some of these microphones sound like in such situations. We begin by listening to the poor audio recorded from the built-in mic on a DSLR, followed by examples of how six camera-mountable microphones sound, individually. The featured microphones include: Polsen SCL-1075, RØDE VideoMic Go, sE Electronics ProMic Laser, Sennheiser MKE 400, Shure VP83, and the Senal SCS-98. 
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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Posted 11/24/14
In this video, Rob Rives shows us four different portable keyboards that make great starter keyboards for kids. Rives takes a look at the Casio SA-76 and CTK-6200, the Yamaha EZ-220, and the Yamaha PSRE443, the L3C attachable stand, and their requisite AC power adapter for entry-level keyboards, and the AC power adapter for keyboards and drums. In addition, B&H offers the Ultimate Support X-Stand with Headphones and Foot Switch Keyboard Essentials Bundle, which includes the stand, headphones, and a universal footswitch to complete the setup. Rives discusses the key sensitivity, preset modes, and learning functions of the keyboards, and even delves into the apps that accompany the units, such as Yamaha’s Page Turner app. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.com. 
1115 Views
Posted 11/17/14
In the following video, Rob Rives runs through a handful of USB microphones and some of their outstanding features. The video demonstrates the sound quality of USB microphones, such as the RØDE NT-USB, Audio-Technica AT2020USB+, Apogee MiC 96K, and sE Electronics X1 USB, allowing you to hear the mics and formulate some idea of what each is capable of doing. Rives demonstrates the differences in controls between the microphones, highlighting the strengths of each one. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.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.
1334 Views
Posted 09/18/14
In the following video, Rob Rives, with guest Prentiss Thompson, demonstrate the Moog Sub 37 Analog Synthesizer, the most recent synthesizer available from the company. The video explores the synth's capabilities, including its monophonic and paraphonic modes, its arpeggiator, and sequencer. Rives also delves into the 37-key keyboard and how it can be used as a MIDI controller for other synths or software. We showcase its ladder filter and envelope generators, and provide a handful of demos to demonstrate what the Sub 37 can do sonically. 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
1140 Views
Posted 09/09/14
In the following video, Rob Rives takes a look at the Alesis Control Hub MIDI interface, and shows how it might be integrated into your Mac or PC-based creative workflow. The video explores its MIDI I/O, as well as its functionality as a headphone amplifier for your computer. We illustrate some of the options for its 1/4" footswitch input, and its plug-and-play functionality. 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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