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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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....
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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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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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