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Posted 02/02/18
In this video, Aaron “AB” Belinfanti gives you a look at five of B&H’s favorite synths from NAMM 2018. You’ll see the Elektron Digitone, which blends old-school subtractive-synth signal flow with FM synthesis, as well as Arturia’s MiniBrute 2 and MiniBrute 2S. Another standout comes by way of Korg, whose analog synth-beast, called the Prologue, boasts many features that you can read about here. As for the other item included, you’ll have to watch the video to see it for yourself—but if you’re a fan of the keytar, you will not be disappointed.
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Posted 10/11/18
In this video, AB talks about six wrong things you might be doing when you record your vocals. From improper mic choice to bad acoustics, you’ll learn about some of the most common mistakes people make when tracking vocals. Check it out!
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Posted 07/15/19
In this fifth video in the Audio for Video series, AB discusses tips and techniques for how to best capture audio with lavalier and boom mics. From ways to conceal lavs on talent to proper operation of a boompole, you’ll see real-world examples of some of the methods that are used to enable great audio capture, regardless of environment or application.  If you would like to continue reading about the Audio for Video series, be sure to check out all of our related content  here. If you have any additional questions, comments, or you would like to make a request, be sure to leave a message down below.
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Posted 06/11/19
In this second video in the Audio for Video series, AB discusses ways to choose the best mic for the type of content you’re recording. He discusses pickup patterns, lavalier and shotgun mics, mic placement, and more. If you want to know how to use the right mic to capture audio for different video applications effectively, this is a great resource. If you would like to continue reading about the Audio for Video series, be sure to check out all of our related content here. If you have any additional questions, comments, or you would like to make a request, be sure to leave a message down below.
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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 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 09/27/17
In this video, we loom at the ISOVOX 2 Portable Vocal Isolation Booth, as one of the more unique ways to solve vocal recording issues. The ISOVOX can be folded down and built in just minutes, making it an ideal solution for many places.
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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 03/14/18
Watch B&H’s AB as he takes to Central Park to demonstrate Sennheiser’s AMBEO SMART HEADSET. You’ll see him wearing the dual-purpose earphones/binaural-recording headset, which captures stereophonic 3D audio fit for use in immersive entertainment content. Whether it’s VR, experimental podcasting, or recording an acapella band with lifelike you-are-there placement, this headset will handle the job. You’ll hear this immediately, as we at B&H were fortunate enough to catch the talented Cover Story doo-wopping their way into glorious harmony. The microphones themselves capture high-quality audio, to be sure, but that’s only part of the picture. With preamps, conversion, and soft-limiting brought to you by Apogee, the AMBEO SMART HEADSET is truly the smart choice.
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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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