Pro Audio

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by Andrew Eisele and Nicholas Messitte
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Heading back to school and need a new sound system for your dorm room? Whether you are in a tiny single room or you are sharing space with five other people, B&H has many high-quality systems for a variety of situations and budgets. Portable systems If you are in the market for a high-quality sound system with Bluetooth that can be tossed into a backpack, check out the...
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Headed back to school and looking for some portable inspiration to capture and produce your musical musings? Look no further as we explore what B&H has to offer. Whether you are looking to record to your computer and iOS devices, or you need an ultra-portable music production station, synthesizer or drum machine, check out this list of “must have” gear that won’t break the bank. Audio...
by Andrew Eisele and Nicholas Messitte
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Regardless of your experience level or focus of expertise, B&H has many fun and inspiring audio tools to help boost your creativity. Space is at a premium in the bedroom or dorm, and most students will want to be mobile, so here’s a list of cool products that are small and easy on the wallet. Audio Interface One of the most important pieces of technology you will need is an audio interface,...
4 Noise-Canceling Headphones for College
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College: It’s many things. A first taste of independence. A time to learn and expand your circle of friends. An experiment in how long is socially acceptable to go without doing laundry. But for many, it means living away from home for the first time in your lives, and living away from the familiar sounds and noises of your homes and apartments. A whole new world of sounds and noises awaits you...
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If you feel the urge to podcast, you’re not alone. This fast-growing form of entertainment is virtually free of gate-keepers; all you need is a bright idea and some basic audio tools to get started. But what are these tools? Well, it depends on the kind of podcast you’d like to make. If you’re running a one-person show, you don’t need much. But someone orchestrating a four-person panel requires a...
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Finding solid headphones for general-purpose listening isn’t too difficult, but homing in on purpose-built cans that are optimal for drummers, vocalists, and audio engineers is a challenge on its own level. With the staggering number of headphones on the market, it can be difficult to filter your options and remain confident that you’re getting closer to a good choice. Wireless, wired, in-ear, on...
Five Personal Monitor Mixing Systems for the Studio and Stage
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In studio recording sessions and live music productions, one of the most pervasive personal problems experienced by performers and sound engineers alike is the need for “more this” and “less that” in the monitor/headphone/cue mixes. Seemingly unending requests such as, “Turn me up in my headphones!” or “LESS cowbell, not more!” can yield a crop full of frustration, wasted time, and bad vibes....
3 months ago
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Dynamic, condenser, ribbon, handheld, lavalier, shotgun… all are terms commonly bandied about when referencing microphones. One that may not be on the tip of most tongues is parabolic. If “parabolic microphone” has you puzzled, or if you need some guidance for your next parabolic microphone purchase, do read on! What are Parabolic Microphones? Whereas dynamic, condenser, and ribbon describe the...
4 months ago
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Whether you record demo tracks on the road, produce podcasts at home, or collaborate with other artists in random locations, having a travel-friendly audio interface is key to staying versatile in your work. An ideal interface would be small enough to fit in a backpack, laptop bag, or satchel while supporting multiple types of I/O and USB powering. Seriously, the last thing you need is to have...
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The phrase “Golden Age” is thrown around a great deal these days—about podcasting, about TV dramas, about studio gear, and about guitar pedals. Indeed, we live in an aureate epoch of stompboxes, and many of them are exceedingly wallet friendly. There’s a good chance you have a guitar player in your life, be they a spouse, sibling, parent, or child. As such, we thought we’d make a list of some...
5 months ago
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Audio-Technica has long been well known as a maker of fine headphones and microphones. It stands to reason that the company would combine its expertise in those two areas to create broadcast headsets that are well suited for news, sports, and theater production. While the...
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If you’ve been tasked with documenting a friend or relative’s intimate wedding, due to the simple fact that you own a decent camera, chances are you haven’t given much thought to best practices for capturing the audio. While many of today’s DSLR and mirrorless cameras can capture top-notch video, most of them lack a high-quality built-in microphone; and beware—no matter how great a video is to...
7 months ago
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We’re here to talk about wireless systems today—a nerdy subject indeed, one that could occasion a glaze in the eye of the casual reader. But wireless systems are quite important to large-scale stage shows. Your favorite musical act, with all their singing and dancing, would trip over a forest of cabling if it weren’t for wireless systems. What’s more, this technology must be mission-critical,...
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Here at B&H, we’d like you to celebrate the pro-audio people in your lives, so we’ve compiled a list of stocking stuffers for the studio supplicant in your circle, whether that person be a musician, an engineer, or as is usually the case these days, some horridly undercompensated combination of the two. Pro audio gear can be quite expensive; it’s not uncommon for engineers to spend hundreds—...
8 months ago
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When producing audio for video, television, or online content, it’s expected that you’ll have to record sound far away from the comfort of a fancy studio. In a house, on a boat, out of state, or at a show; any place including the middle of nowhere is possible for the next shoot. Whether capturing on-set dialog, interviews, sound effects, or music, you’ll need an audio recorder/mixer that is...
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