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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Warm Audio has been on the scene for a while, putting out replications of lauded vintage gear that far surpass its budget-minded prices. Famous compressors, channel strips, equalizers, and microphones have been warmly embraced by the company, and now, at NAMM 2019, a new microphone has been announced: the WA-84....
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On the plug-in side, it wouldn't be a proper NAMM without Steven Slate announcing new plug-ins for his upcoming... slate (sorry). This year, the digital impresario doesn't disappoint, because he's announcing four new additions into the fold—additions that, we at B&H, are happy to welcome. First is Lustrous Plates, fashioned in conjunction with Liquid Sonics. Using Temporal Acoustic Spectral...
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Offered just in time for NAMM 2019, the AXE I/O is IK Multimedia’s answer to an age-old question: “How can we make the perfect audio interface for electric guitar players?” This is a 2-in/5-out interface and controller providing seamless integration with AmpliTube 4 Deluxe,...
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Yes, yes, yes, it's NAMM 2019 and Arturia has some cool new products for you! We at B&H are going to sell them—but we couldn't do so without a little announcement, a little amuse bouche, if you will, to whet thine insatiable whistle. First, let's examine the MicroFreak, which...
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It's NAMM season again— NAMM 2019, this time—and Yamaha is bringing some exciting new instruments to Anaheim's premier musical mercantile party. Let's start with the guitars, specifically the CG-TA and the...
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Slate Digital is famous for its analog emulative software but, at NAMM 2019, the company will unveil the next generation of a famed piece of hardware—the Raven. Already home in many commercial and project studios alike, the Raven reimagined the analog mixing board as a sort of tablet, providing a tactile experience for the modern, knobless world. With the...
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PreSonus has a bunch of new USB Type-C interfaces making their debut at NAMM 2019, and we at B&H are proud to welcome these powerful units to the fold. First, let's take a look at the Studio 24c, a 2-in/2-out interface that can capture audio up to 192 kHz. This rig is great for the solo...
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Ambisonics seems all the rage these days—and, why wouldn’t it? A format that lets you hear utterly immersive audio, one that expands the capabilities of VR, video games, and more? Yes please! To that end, ZYLIA, a relatively new company, has fashioned a simple solution for capturing Ambisonic recording: the ZM-1, a microphone with 19 capsules that allows for 24-bit digital recording. Combine this...
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Just in time for NAMM 2019, Akai Professional—the famous manufacturer of the MPC—has made a big push into the world of computer-free music production. The Force bills itself as a stand-alone music production and DJ performance system, and that's just what it is:...
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We’ve done a few microphone buying guides, to be sure. But this one has a special place in our hearts: Below, you’ll find a list of wallet-friendly microphones we use here at B&H on a somewhat regular basis. We don’t just recommend these mics—we love using them, and we hope you get a kick out of them too!...
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VOX gives good tone—and that's not just us talking. Everyone from the Beatles to Radiohead has enjoyed the classic, chime-like tones of VOX amplification. Now, VOX has released three new amplifiers that we here at B&H are only too happy to stock. For those who want to investigate VOX's take on the digital modeling amplifier, we recommend the...
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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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To start, let's look at the KD1S, a nine-piece electronic drum set with 31 factory-installed drum kits, as well as 12 metronome patterns for practicing your paradiddles, and 44 songs to keep you company on your solo jam sessions. Want to play along with your favorite music? That's possible,...
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Just in time for 2019 NAMM, Korg has some exciting products for you, and we at B&H are happy to carry them. First and foremost, we've got the MILOGUE XD, a culmination of the MINLOGUE, MONOLOGUE, and PROLOGUE in one budget-friendly model. This is a 4-voice polyphonic analog synth,...
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It's NAMM 2019, and Mackie is going whacky! Well, not really—the company is announcing some sensible, new, and exciting loudspeakers in its lineup. Called the DRM series, these loudspeakers come in configurations suitable for all sorts of users, and offer both actively and passively configured models. But how does it sound? Well,...
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