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Posted 06/24/15
In the following video, B&H’s resident audio guru, Rob Rives, demonstrates the Arturia Virtual Collection 4, an amalgam of 13 of the company’s 64-bit virtual instruments. Rives runs through a handful of demos, giving you a taste of what some of the included virtual instruments’ capabilities, as well as how their sounds can complement each other while building a track. He also demonstrates some of the included presets, demonstrating what the software can do right out of the box. 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 03/09/15
In this video, Rob Rives shows the the OD-11 from Teenage Engineering, a Wi-Fi-enabled wireless speaker that supports streaming from most computers and portable devices, and that is specifically intended for cloud-based music listening. The OD-11speaker features a two-way omnidirectional design that allows the sound to be dispersed evenly throughout your acoustic space. It features one long-throw woofer, one high-efficiency tweeter, and also has a flow-optimized bass-reflex duct for improved low-frequency response. 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 01/27/15
In this video, our in-house audio expert, Rob Rives, demonstrates the new, console-free StudioLive RM32AI from PreSonus, a 32-input digital mixing system that can be controlled using your Mac or PC. It offers full touchscreen integration when used with an iPad or a multi-touch Windows 8 computer. Designed for a wide array of live sound mixing and studio applications, the system is equipped with 32 recallable mic preamps, 16 XLR line-level mix outputs, and can act as FireWire 800 audio interface for recording directly to your computer. Similar to the RM32AI is the RM16AI, with 16 inputs, but the identical operating system. 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 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. 
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Posted 12/15/14
Join audio expert Rob Rives in this B&H online video, as he presents four 88-key digital pianos from Yamaha, Casio, and Kawai. Aside from comparing their features, the video includes audio samples of piano, electric piano, and one other instrument from each, expertly performed by Greg Johnson. We hope you enjoy the video and the music, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.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.
21985 Views
Posted 10/30/14
The DR-70D is a 4 channel audio recorder with a form factor and feature set specifically designed for DSLR video shooters. 2 built-in mics on the front and 4 XLR-1/4" combo inputs with phantom power and a stereo 1/8" input with plug-in power.
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. 
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