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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 10/19/17
In the following video, Rob Rives discusses how you can improve your studio mixing with Mackie’s latest line of monitors and controllers. This video explores the Mackie MR524, with its rear-panel controls for adapting the speakers to different room configurations, as well as adding the MRS10 subwoofer to extend bass response. Rives also looks at the latest Mackie XR-Series monitors and investigates the latest Big Knob monitor controller / audio interface. The Big Knob offers an integrated audio interface for recording and playing back with a built-in microphone preamp and a USB return from your computer. Other features include monitor switching, zero latency monitoring, and a dedicated mono button for checking your mix’s mono compatibility. 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 02/05/13
"Analog warmth, digital precision, macro performance knobs, multi-track step sequencing, arpeggiators, and effects add up to an impressive machine for electronic musicians"
756 Views
Posted 09/13/12
The Octatrack is a dynamic performance sampler meaning that in addition to sampling, automatic time stretching, and sequencing, if offers a lot of hands-on control for musicians and DJs.
2501 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.
10586 Views
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 08/26/14
The arrival of the Rytm drum machine from Elektron has been highly anticipated due to its design, which combines analog sound generation with digital sample playback, forming a versatile tool for musicians, producers and sound designers alike. In this video, Rob Rives takes us on a guided tour of the Rytm, demonstrates some of the unit’s extensive capabilities, and gives us a sampling of its vast sound-generating functions.
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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.
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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 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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