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Posted 06/27/19
In this video, AB demonstrates Arturia’s latest offering, the MicroFreak keyboard, a powerful little addition to any musician’s inventory. Shot on location at Brooklyn’s Brown Note, a live-performance space with a Tsunami Bass System capable of reproducing bass down to 5 Hz, AB explores the functions, controls, and features of the MicroFreak, offering a general overview of the oscillator section, filter manipulation, onboard sequencer, and arpeggiator. He also demonstrates the way in which the touch-plate keyboard offers unique playability, creating highly interactive performances. Check it out! And click here for more videos for helpful audio tips and pro gear reviews.
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Posted 05/08/18
In this video, AB looks at the Sound Devices MixPre 10M, a multichannel recorder and USB interface with features that enable musicians to make simple, professional-sounding recordings. From overdubbing parts to bouncing tracks, the 10M gives you the versatility of a simple DAW without need for a computer, though it is extremely capable as a USB audio interface. 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 12/18/17
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
2494 Views
Posted 10/26/17
The new iZotope Spire Studio is the perfect piece of technology for tracking and recording music or musical ideas while on the go. This mini studio features an omnidirectional mic, a soundcheck feature for adjusting gain, built-in effects, and an easy-to-use mobile app for additional options.
666 Views
Posted 10/19/17
Join B&H’s Rob Rives as he introduces us to Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 ’s endless possibilities for performing, honing, shaping, and molding drum tracks without any thinkable creative restraints. For this latest iteration of the software, audio pioneer and award-winning engineer George Massenburg teamed up with the company to put you in control of a complete virtual drum studio with a level of quality, flexibility, and authenticity that pushes the boundaries of drum production.
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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.
396 Views
Posted 05/25/17
In this hands-on review, B&H’s Rob Rives tests the iZotope RX 6, a music and post-production tool that helps repair unwanted noise in a variety of circumstances. Modules tested in this review include De-Bleed, De-Plosive, De-Clip, De-Wind, Mouth De-Click, Vocal De-Noise, De-Rustle, and Dialog Isolate. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
428 Views
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 10/14/16
In the following “Quick Listen” video, Gregory Johnson and Prentiss Thompson demonstrate the handmade Minimoog Model D, with its authentic vintage analog sound engine. Each player explores the three oscillators, modifiers, and the classic Moog low-pass ladder filter with resonance. Check out examples of the hardwired overdrive modification, the Fatar keyboard, which offers velocity and aftertouch, and the use of an expression pedal to control the filter during a performance. 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 10/05/16
In this video, B&H’s Rob Rives test-drives Output Exhale and Output Signal in various configurations, showing you how to create EDM tracks, soundtracks, and music beds with these exciting virtual instruments, powered by the Native Instruments Kontakt engine. 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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