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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 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 02/23/16
In the following “Quick Listen” video, Greg Johnson demonstrates the Korg Minilogue Polyphonic Synthesizer and shows how this powerful new synthesizer can be a useful addition to any musician’s inventory. The video explores some of the 100 Factory/User presets and how to utilize the onboard true-analog oscillators, filter, amplifier, envelope generators, and LFO. Johnson shows us each of its eight modes including 4-Voice, Duo, Unison, Mono, Single Note Chords, Delay, Arpeggiator, and Side-Chain.  Additionally, the video touches upon the 16-note polyphonic sequencer, which can be implemented in step mode or real time. The Minilogue offers programmable sliders, a tape-style delay, and a built-in oscilloscope, as well as MIDI I/O, USB and Sync I/O. 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 09/08/15
In the following video, we demonstrate the  Roland JD-XA Analog/Digital Hybrid Synthesizer, giving a quick listen to this powerful new synth, exploring its functions, controls, and features. The sequencer, which allows you to record up to 16 tracks, mute parts, and record knob and fader moves, is put through its paces. Finally, our very own Rob Rives and Greg Johnson paint an audible picture of what this machine can do when you let loose! 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 07/17/15
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
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Posted 04/01/15
In the following video, Rob Rives takes a quick look at Apogee’s refresh of its Ensemble audio interface, the Ensemble Thunderbolt. The video touches upon its high-quality, 32-bit conversion, along with how it employs its Thunderbolt connectivity for extremely low roundtrip latency. Rives discusses how the Ensemble eases strain on your Mac’s processor, leaving you more power for plug-ins and effects. He also runs down the interface’s extensive I/O, including its built-in re-amping capabilities. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com http://blogd7.bhphotovideo.com/explora/node/19646/edit
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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.
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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
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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. 
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