Nicholas Messitte

Nicholas Messitte

Nick Messitte is a writer / composer / engineer / multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn, New York. Some of his credits include Edfringe's Get Got (music and lyrics) and the short story Hills and Valleys (winner of the Henry Roth Award for Excellence in Fiction). Since 2013, Nick has been a contributing writer to Forbes.com and Forbes magazine. His engineering experience ranges from musical theater (Get Got, Voiceless), to indie rock (Bulletproof Stockings, Empire State Express, Prince Hal), to jazz (Eliot Cardinaux). As a musician, he’s played with respected singer/songwriters (Hawksley Workman) and jazz greats (Sam Rivers).

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AKG CBL Series Wins Best of Show at InfoComm International 2019
4 weeks ago
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Spare a moment, if you can, for the humble Boundary Microphone. Think of its unsung virtues: These mics must handle speech intelligibility over a medium often fraught with horrid, horrid sound—VoIP, with its weird dropouts, and its innate potential for echo. These mics often accommodate a plenitude of people as they sit, unassumingly, on a table, doomed to ocular obscurity, unless someone like me...
1 month ago
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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...
Focusrite Focuses Rightly on 8 New Audio Interfaces
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Focusrite’s Scarlett series is quite popular, especially with podcasters, voice-over artists, and other audio professionals who need great sound at a relatively wallet-friendly price. Now, Focusrite has upgraded its Scarlett series, and B&H is proud to welcome these new pieces to our warehouse. Without further ado, we present the all new Scarlett Gen 3 models! First, some new additions to the...
2 months ago
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Audio-Technica has new headworn microphones and accessories, all perfect for the stage. First up is the BP892x MicroSet, which hooks behind your ears, offering a comfortable fit that’s no less secure for being comfortable. Equipped with a subminiature omnidirectional condenser, the mic offers a flat frequency response to ensure...
Hooke Verse: Wireless Headphones That Record Sound In 3D Hands-on Review
2 months ago
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Binaural recording: it's been hovering around the fringes of pro and semi-pro audio for quite some time. But now the zeitgeist is shifting. Formats such as ASMR, which makes regular use of binaural recording, are now enjoyed in wider and wider circles. And of course, with the popularity of immersive media, audio engineers are free to explore the stereo field in exciting ways. It's not surprising...
3 months ago
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Native Instruments launched the KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 interface to much acclaim—so much acclaim that the company will follow it up with a next-gen model. Called the KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 Mk2, this audio interface offers an upgraded audio path, one that can handle audio up to 192 kHz/24-bit....
3 months ago
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Fresh off its introduction at Moogfest 2019, Moog is releasing the Moog Matriarch, a 4-note paraphonic analog synthesizer that’s sure to inspire a whole host of synth-mavens in the coming days, weeks, months, and years. This synth gives you a built-in sequencer, an arpeggiator,...
4 months ago
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Have you ever found yourself underwhelmed with the live sound at a Broadway show? Think of the vocals specifically: often they can sound thin, washed out, unfocused. Is it the singer? No—it’s the equipment used in miking the singer—but soon this issue might be a thing of the past, thanks to Shure. That’s right—Shure, a Titan among microphone manufacturers, is releasing a whole new line of...
4 months ago
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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...
4 months ago
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Novation has released firmware updates for several of its key products, and we’d like to tell you about it. First, the company issued a firmware update for its Peak polyphonic synthesizer. You’ll find 43 new wave tables, two more freely assignable modulators, a new Mod Matrix design that...
4 months ago
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RØDE is making wireless audio a hassle-free enterprise with the Wireless GO, a tiny, one-stop digital solution for recording and transmitting audio to cameras. This wireless solution will surely appeal to novices and pros alike, as both look for simplicity in the field. The TX is...
4 months ago
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Looking for a versatile microphone for vocals and electric guitars—one that won’t break the bank? Check out the Aston Microphones Stealth 4-Voice Dynamic Microphone online or at our SuperStore....
4 months ago
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Have you ever dreamed of turning your smartphone into a field recorder? Now you can, thanks to some exciting new items from Saramonic. We can’t wait to tell you about them—so we’re telling you about them right now! First on the list is the SmartMic+ Di, a small directional...
4 months ago
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Few brands in the pro audio world are synonymous with an entire sound. Solid State Logic—better known as SSL—is one such brand. This company’s gear has been emulated in the software and hardware planes by scores of manufacturers; original SSL consoles are prized heartily for their clarity, punch, and sonic glue....
5 months ago
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Lectrosonics has a track record of making quality gear for wireless applications The company's new DCHT—which stands for Digital Camera Hop Transmitter—is sure to be no exception, and we at B&H are eager to welcome this little unit into the fold. The DCHT is perfect for film and...
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