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Posted 10/16/13
With 2 detachable condenser mics, two stereo inputs, stereo and headphone outputs, USB, iOS compatibility and more, the Fostex AR101 is a versatile audio system.
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Posted 03/06/14
In this video, Rob Rives shows us around the MOTU 828x, a professional digital audio interface that features a total of 28 inputs and 30 outputs. The unit, which is equipped with bothThunderbolt and USB connections, can be used with 32- or 64-bit Mac or PC systems. The interface is rackmountable and offers eight channels of 192kHz analog recording and playback, combined with 16 channels of ADAT optical digital I/O (8 channels at 96kHz), stereo S/PDIF, MIDI I/O, word clock, two headphone jacks, and stereo XLR main outs.
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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.
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Posted 05/12/14
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the  Beachtek DXA-SLR Ultra 2-Channel XLR Adapter, and how it can improve in-camera audio with a DSLR camera. Rives explores the adapter's form factor, how it attaches beneath the camera, and considers the included detachable rail system with 3" rods. Rives also points out the two Neutrik Combo XLR and 1/4" input connections, which can be switched from line level to mic level and provide Phantom Power, as well as advanced features such as gain control, limiters, and audio playback. The video concludes with a brief look at two other audio-adapter options from Beachtek: the DXA-SLR Mini and the DXA-SLR Pure Passive Audio Adapter. 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 09/09/14
In the following video, Rob Rives takes a look at the Alesis Control Hub MIDI interface, and shows how it might be integrated into your Mac or PC-based creative workflow. The video explores its MIDI I/O, as well as its functionality as a headphone amplifier for your computer. We illustrate some of the options for its 1/4" footswitch input, and its plug-and-play functionality. 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 10/02/14
In this video, our resident audio expert, Rob Rives, shows us the new Zoom iQ6 stereo microphone, which turns your iOS device with Lightning connector into a fully functional field recorder. Great for capturing the sounds of concerts, interviews, meetings, lectures and more, the iQ6 records high-quality audio at up to 16-bit/48kHz resolution. The microphone uses the same two unidirectional condenser mics found in the popular H4n recorder, allowing your recordings to cover a wide area, while still capturing sound sources in the center with clarity and definition. 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. 
494 Views
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 04/01/15
In this video, our in-house audio expert, Rob Rives, demonstrates two condenser shotgun microphones from RØDE: the NTG4 and NTG4+. Featuring a supercardioid polar pattern and the ability to withstand up to 135 dB SPL, these mics offer an ideal solution for ENG, filmmaking, field recording, sound design, and broadcast 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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Posted 05/20/15
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount microphone. With the microphone mounted on a Canon 5D mk III, the video explores the microphone’s two settings: one for a mono cardioid pickup pattern and one for an internally matrixed mid-side stereo pattern.  The video compares the sound quality of the microphone to the camera’s built-in microphone, demonstrates the integrated shock mount that attaches to the camera’s shoe mount, as well as noting the 100-hour battery life from a single AA battery. The microphone includes a-10 dB and a-20 dB pad for recording sounds up to 148 dB, and an optional 80 Hz high-pass filter to help reduce hum and wind noise. 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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