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Posted 02/17/15
In the following video, Rob Rives gets hands-on with Beachtek’s DXA-Pocket audio adapter, and compares it to three other Beachtek products to see how the features match up. He examines the DXA-Pocket's available I/O and how Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and DSLR shooters might use the adapter to help get better audio compared to their camera’s built-in microphone. Rives shows you how the form factor works with your camera, and discusses its battery life and power options. 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 10/29/15
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the Zoom F8 Professional Multi-Track Field Recorder for Filmmaking and Sound Design.  Using both an Audio-Technica AT899 Condenser Lavalier Microphone, as well as a Schoeps CMC6 MK41 microphone mounted on an Auray Boompole with a Schoeps shockmount, Rives makes a direct comparison of sound quality at 24-bit/192 kHz resolution between the Zoom F8 Field Recorder and the more expensive Sound Devices 688 Professional Field Recorder.    The video explores the F8’s features including timecode support, three power options, dual SD card slots, redundant recording, its use as a multi-channel audio interface for Mac and PC, and compatibility with the company’s microphone capsules. It also includes wireless control with a mobile device using a dedicated app. These features make the F8 a powerful tool for everything from multi-tracking band rehearsals, recording sound for picture, and Foley work, among others—all in a portable and durable form factor.        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 03/09/18
In the following video, “AB” demonstrates the Zoom F1 Field Recorder, and how it can be a useful addition to any professional sound engineers inventory. This video explores the functions, controls, and features of the Zoom F1, including the inputs and outputs, signal flow, and peripherals including the SGH-6 shotgun mic module and the LMF-1 omnidirectional lavalier microphone. We discuss how easy it is to attach the F1SP to a camera with the included SMF-1 shockmount. AB also shows off the 1.25" monochrome display and how to set up the Rec Format, Lo Cut, Limiter, and Rec Level functions. Additional topics covered include powering the unit with two AAA batteries, volume controls, the test tone, and the sound markers. 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 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 Shure PG ALTA line of microphones. The microphones are designed to provide high-quality sound at an approachable price point for musicians and performers in a wide range of recording and live applications. The video explores ten different microphones, as well as three different kits for various applications. Specifically, Rives looks at: the PGA27 Large Diaphragm Side-Address Cardioid Condenser Microphone, the PGA58 and PGA48 Dynamic Vocal Microphones, the PGA181 Side-Address Condenser Microphone, the PGA81 Cardioid Condenser Microphone for Instruments, the PGA98H Condenser Microphone for Brass and Woodwinds, the PGA98D Condenser Microphone for Drums and Percussion, the PGA57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone, as well as the PGADRUMKIT7, PGADRUMKIT5, and PGASTUDIOKIT4 drum kits.             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 08/10/17
In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the Zoom LiveTrak L12 Digital Mixer and Multitrack Recorder, and how it can be a useful addition to a small club, live band’s rehearsal space, or project studio. This video explores the functions, controls and features of the LiveTrak L12, including the 8 mono tracks and two stereo tracks, which not only allow you to mix your live instruments, but records each track individually to the on-board SD recorder. We showcase the on-board FX processors, use of instantly recallable scenes, and the setup of the five monitor sends. Rob also shows you how play back up to four channels of audio from your computer or iOS device for recording overdubs and craft your sound using the on-board 3-band EQ and compressor. 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 05/20/15
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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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. 
3401 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...
2957 Views
Posted 01/08/16
Join B&H and Justin Colletti, from our partners at Sonic Scoop, as he puts five popular and affordable large diaphragm condensers through their paces. Colletti is joined again by singer/songwriter Wes Hutchinson, who helps him shoot out the Audio-Technica 4050, the Audio-Technica 4047, the RØDE NT1000, the tube-drive RØDE NTK, and the Blue Baby Bottle. Recorded on site at Degraw Sound in Brooklyn, Colletti sits down with the house engineers to get their professional take on the mics. 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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