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Despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, synthesizer manufacturers have been churning out some magnificent instruments with a wide pallet of sonic inspirations. This buying guide features 2020’s best offerings. From the top of the line to the basic budget, you will find something for everyone. Arturia Arturia turned some heads years ago with its release of the classic...
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If you’re a musician who is thinking about taking your show on the road, a sound mixer may be on your wish list. If you don’t know where to start, I have some good news—you’re in the right place. What’s a Mixer Anyway? In simple terms, a mixer allows you to blend or “mix” multiple audio signals together from different sources, such as microphones, guitars, and keyboards, and you can polish each...
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So, you want to try your hand at playing the piano? Maybe you’re spending every waking and unconscious moment indoors (thanks, 2020) and you need a new hobby, perhaps you find yourself drawn to writing and performing your own songs, or it could be that you know a little one who has expressed interest in becoming the next Mozart and could use a strong start. Whichever the case, an aspiring player...
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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 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—in your life...
2 weeks ago
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Studio monitors come in all shapes and sizes. From quad 15" behemoths to the tiniest 3" pico-size, 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-size ...
3 weeks ago
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It’s that time of the year again. The “holidaze” are upon us and with them comes the stress of finding the perfect gift for that special someone. I’m a terrible procrastinator, especially when holiday shopping, so I’ve compiled a roundup of the best portable Bluetooth speakers. Bluetooth speakers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Portability is subjective, so we’ll be looking at a broad...
1 month ago
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Most of us have had our lives saved by a DJ at some point, so perhaps the holidays might be a good time to give a little back to your favorite desk master; after all, DJs and other members of the music community have had a particularly rough year. These five gifts are only a couple of clicks away at B&H and might be just the ticket to help you show some love to a deserving spin master this...
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The year 2020 intensely changed the landscape for office employees, sending masses of people home to handle conferencing, collaboration, meetings, interviews, and even high-profile presentations from their personal spaces, be they makeshift offices in miniscule apartments or dedicated rooms in sprawling vacation homes. To make a great impression and command attention in such situations, your...
2 months ago
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Mixing in headphones is a somewhat controversial topic in the pro audio world. Some producers and engineers mix primarily in headphones (often out of necessity) and others denounce the practice as entirely useless, preferring to work only on studio monitors. But I think that everyone can agree that a sound mix, whether it...
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If you are a musician who has been missing gigs in local venues that have closed their doors because of the current pandemic, you might consider taking it to the street—busking in public spaces with a battery-powered guitar amplifier that will provide hours of dependable play time and can handle the kind of punishment the...
by Eric Calvi and Rob Rives
2 months ago
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One of the most recognized names in audio, Shure has earned its wireless pedigree by providing dependable performance and high-quality wireless sound for performers, instructors, clergy, presenters, DJs, and musicians at every level. There are a variety of analog and digital systems to choose from, all available with popular Shure handheld mics or with bodypacks that can accommodate lavalier,...
4 months ago
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For over 70 years, JBL has been on the forefront of audio technology. Their design goal is “create the best tools for better, more accurate sound”, a motto that has proven the test of time, resulting in numerous audio achievements, groundbreaking technologies, and revolutionary advances in the art and science of professional audio. It’s no wonder that JBL are still popular today and with this JBL...
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If you've always wanted to start a podcast, but have no idea where to begin, you've come to the right place! AB has compiled a complete guide to the ins and outs of podcasting. He guides you through gathering the equipment needed for both a solo and a multiple-microphone podcast, shares audio recording tips and software suggestions, ...
9 months ago
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If you’ve been tasked with documenting a friend or relative’s intimate wedding, due to the simple fact that you own a decent camera, chances are you haven’t given much thought to best practices for capturing the audio. While many of today’s DSLR and mirrorless cameras can capture top-notch video, most of them lack a high-quality built-in microphone; and beware—no matter how great a video is to...
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Is your audio system lacking oomph or pizzazz? Are you trying to add extra bass to your full-range speakers with EQ, but not achieving acceptable results? Are you in awe of large-scale club systems and festival shows? If you are looking to increase the low-end of any PA or sound system, read on! A subwoofer is a loudspeaker designed to reproduce low-pitched audio frequencies known as bass and sub...
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