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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.
12898 Views
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.
628 Views
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
10114 Views
Posted 11/09/16
In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the Zoom F4 Field Recorder, and how it can be a useful addition to any professional sound engineer’s inventory. This video explores the functions, controls, and features of the Zoom F4, including the inputs and outputs, signal flow, and peripherals, including the EXH-6 module for adding an additional set of inputs. We showcase the super-low-noise preamps, which offer 75 dB of gain and are taken from the flagship F8 recorder. Rives also shows off the integrated mixer, limiters with 10 dB of headroom, high-pass filters, mid-side decoding, and the high-quality monochromatic display. Additional topics covered include powering the unit with 8 AA batteries, Hirose connection for battery packs, or the included AC adapter. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com
2539 Views
Posted 09/29/16
In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the QSC TouchMix–30 Pro Digital Mixer, and how it can be a useful addition to any band setup, rehearsal room, club, concert hall, house of worship, school, or broadcast studio. This video explores the functions, controls, and features of the TouchMix–30 Pro, including the large 10" multi-touch screen, anti-feedback and room-tuning wizards, two real-time analyzers (RTA), the patch matrix, sub groups, and 32 channels of recording and playback with computer integration. We showcase all the inputs and outputs and demonstrate how to work with the six onboard effects processors. Rives also shows you how to access the 120+ instrument presets to help you get up and running in no time. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com
7032 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.
32182 Views
Posted 11/23/15
In this video, Rob Rives shows us the RØDE VideoMicro, a compact camera-mountable microphone that features a cardioid condenser capsule for capturing pro-quality recordings. Highly portable, and great indoors or outdoors, the mic is powered by plug-in power from your camera, and it comes with a 3.5mm coiled connection cable, Rycote shockmount and furry windshield. It’s an ideal choice for ENG, wedding videos, film, and much more. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
4756 Views
Posted 11/03/15
In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the Sennheiser ClipMic Digital and MKE2 Digital microphones for iOS, and how they can be a useful addition to any pro audio/video setup. This video explores the functions, controls, and features of both microphones, including Apogee’s Pure Digital preamp and audio converter, which plugs directly into the lightning connector to bypass the noisy phone electronics. We showcase the Apogee MetaRecorder software app, offering control over input monitoring, gain adjustment, and input processing with settings for compression, limiting, and EQ. Rives also shows you how to utilize an Apple Watch to control remote operations, such as transport control, adding markers, and gain adjustment. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com
1395 Views
Posted 07/17/15
In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates Universal Audio’s next-generation Apollo Thunderbolt 2 audio interfaces (Thunderbolt 2 lets you connect to the latest hi-res displays and doubles the bandwidth of the original Thunderbolt by offering 20 Gb/s of speed via two channels in both directions). This video showcases the three rackmount models, including the Apollo 8, Apollo 8p and the Apollo 16, as well as the desktop Apollo Twin. Topics covered include the physical input and outputs of each interface, the front-panel layout, and how the console software allows you to record with included UAD2 effects in real time. Rives also discusses the use of the Unison preamp technology, which is a preamp emulation that changes the impedance, gain staging, and circuit behavior of the preamp being modeled. Furthermore, Rives talks about the included UAD plug-ins, the new monitor section of the interfaces, and the updated A/D and D/A converters. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com
29003 Views
Posted 06/09/15
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the new  RØDE RodeLink Wireless Filmmaker Kit, a camera-mounted digital wireless microphone solution. With the system mounted on a Canon 5D mk III, the video explores the system’s 100-meter wireless range and ease of use in pairing the transmitter to the receiver when using the 2.4GHz spectrum. The system supports 8 discrete channels with 8,000 channel combinations and utilizes dual internal antennas at 90-degree angles for maximum signal radiation and space diversity at both ends. The video demonstrates the system’s shoe mount, which allows you to attach the receiver to your camera, as well as the additional 3/8" thread for expanded mounting options. Powered by a pair of AA batteries or via a USB port, both the transceiver and receiver have a battery life of at least 7 hours. The receiver’s OLED screen shows you levels, battery status, mute, and channel selection. The video further explores the system’s user interface, as well as the gain, pad, and mute functions, to ensure your camera receives a signal at the appropriate level. The video also demonstrates the included omnidirectional lavalier mic (with foam windscreen), and shares Rives’s advice on getting the most of the system in real-life 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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