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Posted 08/26/14
The arrival of the Rytm drum machine from Elektron has been highly anticipated due to its design, which combines analog sound generation with digital sample playback, forming a versatile tool for musicians, producers and sound designers alike. In this video, Rob Rives takes us on a guided tour of the Rytm, demonstrates some of the unit’s extensive capabilities, and gives us a sampling of its vast sound-generating functions.
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Posted 07/30/14
With the growing popularity of using iPads and iPhones to record video, more and more people are running into the same problem- how to get good sound. While the camera is great and the built-in mic is probably fine for phone calls and FaceTime, videographers demand more professional options. In this video, Rob from B&H takes us through some third-party audio solutions to consider, from entry-level consumer up to ENG-grade professional gear. The video explores both wireless systems like the Azden WMS-PRO+I and Sennheiser EW 100 G3 as well as hard-wire options including the Polsen MO-PL1 and Rode VideoMic GO. Since the mic input on the iPad and iPhone wasn't designed for pro audio gear, the video also explores some adapters and mounts to consider when rigging up your mic, and delves into the issues of audio monitoring. Do you monitor through the iPad/iPhone and live with delay or monitor through your audio equipment—assuming it has a headphone out—and risk not knowing what levels are being recorded?
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Posted 06/12/14
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, presents an overview of the new Bitwig Studio Music Creation System. Rives explores some of the software’s key features, including the dual side-by-side arrangement and clip launcher views, VST sandboxing, Hybrid MIDI and Audio Tracks, Layered Editing, and Histogram editing. The video also examines Bitwig’s unique container effect routing system and some of the forthcoming features planned for future releases. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.com. To learn more about Bitwig Studio, you might like to read this B&H Explora article, comparing Bitwig Studio to Ableton Live.
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Posted 06/06/14
In the following video, Rob Rives gets his hands on the Sony PCM-D100 High Resolution Audio Portable Recorder and demonstrates the sound quality it is capable of capturing with its built-in stereo microphones. Rives explores the functions and features of the PCM-D100, including its multiple digital audio format recording capability, and 24-bit/192kHz PCM and 2.8MHz DSD. The video showcases the way the recorder sounds when capturing acoustic guitar, as well as an outdoor scene. Rives also talks about its 32GB of internal storage and its support of external SD cards for expanded memory. 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 05/21/14
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, demonstrates Sony’s new line of UWP-D digital wireless systems. Rives explores the UWP-D11 bodypack lavalier system, the UWP-D12 handheld transmitter systems, and the UWP-D16 bodypack lavalier, handheld, and plug-on transmitter systems. Rives highlights the key features of the systems, including the multiple battery and charging options, digital companding circuitry for improved transient response, pilot tone squelch suppression, channel synchronization, camera mounting options, interchangeable microphone capsule options, and backwards compatibility with UWP-V wireless systems. The video also showcases B&H’s wide selection of kits to expand the functionality of the wireless systems. 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 05/06/14
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses budget options for improving the audio quality of your DSLR shoots. Rives explores on-camera microphone options, including the lightweight RØDE VideoMic GO shotgun microphone and the Tascam TM-2X stereo microphone. Rives also looks at the Zoom H1 Ultra-Portable Audio Recorder, a dual-system option that records both internally to SD cards; it also sends a signal to your camera for backup. Lastly, Rives highlights the benefits of using lavalier microphones and provides both wired and wireless options to consider.
3404 Views
Posted 02/02/14
The Zoom iQ5 is a lightweight, inexpensive Mid-Side stereo microphone for lightning iOS devices. Let's take a look and a listen...
1419 Views
Posted 01/21/14
The new Studio model is the largest of NI’s Maschine controllers and ships with the 2.0 version of the software. Featuring pads for playing drums and melodies, sequencing, sampling, effects, and an 8GB library of drum sounds, loops, and instruments.
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Posted 12/17/13
In this roundup we check out several gift ideas including a metronome/tuner, two ultra-portable looper and FX machines, a drum programmer, and an amazing portable synthesizer and workstation among other items.
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Posted 12/16/13
In this video we take a look at 4 very portable USB controller keyboards that allow musicians to play music using computer software or iOS apps.
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