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Need something to pick up the pace at parties? Everyone knows that music is key, but why not kick it up a notch or two? Snag a sound system with bright lights and a microphone, then make way for a night of killer karaoke; it’s a great way to grab attention, get people involved, have some laughs, and even incite friendly competition. Plus, DJs can bring a bit of the ol’ razzle dazzle to their...
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Studio monitors come in all shapes and sizes. From quad 15" behemoths to the tiniest 3" pico-sized, there are many factors that come into play when selecting monitors. Price is the obvious choice, but perhaps you have space constraints or fussy neighbors. Or maybe you are looking for a nice pair of “B” monitors to complement your mains. In this article, we’ll be looking at some pint-sized...
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The festive season is here and it’s time for that perfect gift for those who use a smartphone to vlog or run a YouTube channel. The easiest, most cost-effective way to improve the quality of your videos is to add an external mic to your phone. Viewers are more forgiving of camera mistakes than they are of poor sound quality, and while your phone has a great camera, the built-in microphone just...
5 Great Gift Synthesizers for Less Than $100
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Despite what you may have heard, even synth nerds love the holidays. If the special someone in your life thrills to the bouncy analog chords in Paul McCartney’s “Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time,” they may appreciate getting one (or more) of these electronic audio stocking stuffers. Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Isn’t building your gift part of the fun? Korg puts you right on the factory floor with...
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So, your dad plays guitar. Also, it’s time to get him a gift. Don’t let these things be mutually exclusive! Get him a pedal he’ll love, or a tool he needs. Read on for some guitaristic ideas for your axe-swinging dad. 1. The Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Buy dad the MEL9 Pedal for two reasons....
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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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Podcasting—all the cool kids are doing it. Maybe your kid wants to be cool. Maybe it’s your dad who wants to pontificate online (let him, it’ll keep him quieter at the family dinner). Or, maybe you’ve got a friend who’s getting into podcasting but doesn’t have all the bells and whistles just yet. If that’s case, check out this holiday gift guide, geared toward the podcaster—or wannabe podcaster—...
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Location sound mixing is a demanding art that requires a very specific set of tools and skills; one without the other won’t get you far. Though you can’t purchase talent and dedication from B&H, we do offer the gear you’ll need to make it in the business. As you might suspect, some pieces are slick, but not necessary, while others you don’t want to live without. So, let’s look at 10 essential...
3 months ago
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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...
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