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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 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.
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Posted 06/20/16
Join B&H’s own Robert Rives, as he discusses new features of the H4n Pro Handy Recorder from Zoom, including its stereo microphone, built-in preamps, and onboard effects processing. In this video, Rives engages the talents of colleague Nick Messitte to test-drive the Zoom H4n on acoustic and electric guitars. 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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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 02/23/16
In the following “Quick Listen” video, Greg Johnson demonstrates the Korg Minilogue Polyphonic Synthesizer and shows how this powerful new synthesizer can be a useful addition to any musician’s inventory. The video explores some of the 100 Factory/User presets and how to utilize the onboard true-analog oscillators, filter, amplifier, envelope generators, and LFO. Johnson shows us each of its eight modes including 4-Voice, Duo, Unison, Mono, Single Note Chords, Delay, Arpeggiator, and Side-Chain.  Additionally, the video touches upon the 16-note polyphonic sequencer, which can be implemented in step mode or real time. The Minilogue offers programmable sliders, a tape-style delay, and a built-in oscilloscope, as well as MIDI I/O, USB and Sync I/O. 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 12/26/16
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 12/30/13
In this video we check out the three new Volca grooveboxes from Korg; the Bass, the Beats, and the Keys. Ultra-portable, easy to use, and inexpensive, the Volcas deliver great analog sounds and interface with other audio gear via MIDI.
349 Views
Posted 11/10/13
With a new 20 voice, 4 part multi-timbral DSP sound engine, 4 arpeggiators, Morphing, Mutating, and total hands-on sound control, the Nord Lead 4 is an electronic sound generating powerhouse.
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