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Podcasting? Recording music? Need to get good audio for film? One company has your back in the fight for great-sounding audio everywhere. That company is… Zoom. However, Zoom makes a lot of tools for recording, and it can be hard to know which tool to get. So, we’re zooming in on some Zoom models to give you Zoomers (and Boomers, and Millennials—but Zoomers fits with the wordplay here, so let’s...
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Front of House or “FOH” is where the magic of the mix happens for live stage applications. In venues around the world, from the most intimate club to the largest arena, mixing engineers at FOH are relied upon to deliver a powerful, impactful, and exciting audio experience for the audience. Of course, a mixing engineer needs a suitable mixing console to do that. Whether it’s for a lighting tech...
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Portable digital audio recorders and their built-in microphones have made it easier for everyone to capture high-quality audio. Ambient sounds, podcasting, and live music are obvious uses for these highly capable devices, but one of the most significant areas for portable digital recorders is in film...
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If you’re keen on producing podcasts, but can’t be tied down to a studio, you need equipment that you can take anywhere and use anywhere, even in places without power. Equipped with highly portable, battery-powered gear, you can finally start “One with Nature” (your soon-to-be solo podcast in which you rant about random requests in remote locations) or “Coffee Shop Critic” (you and a friend doing...
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This will be a crash course in recording music anywhere you can find a power supply. We’re not talking about traditional studio recording—this is about turning whatever you have into a working studio, making the most out of the situation. You’ll find a buying guide, some concrete tips, and suggestions for further reading. The Simple Setup There’s an old adage that a good engineer can make a whole...
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If you have been tasked with setting up a sound system for a small band that wishes to reach an audience of 300 to 500 people, there are various elements, both strategic and technological, to consider. Audio tech people have never had such a broad range of sound reinforcement equipment and techniques at their disposal. The choices of technology and products available can be overwhelming, so let’s...
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Neat Microphones is setting the industry abuzz with its unique style and innovative industrial design—but how are you supposed to determine which model best suits your needs? In this article, we break down the differences between these snazzy products, so you can understand the options clearly. This is an exciting new brand that's aimed at both professionals and consumers, and it was brought to...
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....
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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...
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