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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, ...
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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,...
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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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You're in luck if you're a guitarist, synthesizer player, hobbyist keyboardist, professional keyboard player, live-sound engineer, or headphone-using DJ, because Korg has a bevy of new products available for you—and you can see them directly by clicking this link. There are so many products to cover, so let’s get started without any...
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Whether you're shopping for a musician, singer, audio engineer, or voice-over artist, AB has the rundown on pro audio gear gifts for less than $200! More Holiday Gift ideas: Last-Minute Audio Gift Ideas...
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The holiday season is approaching rapidly—again—which means you should stop procrastinating and start buying those last-minute audio gifts before it’s too late. Yes, I know that Winter NAMM is just around the corner, and the temptation to wait for all those new audio goodies is strong, but there are plenty of products out there right now that would make great gifts, either for you or your loved...
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So, you know someone interested in SoundCloud Rap. Maybe it’s your son, daughter, niece, or nephew. Maybe it’s a little brother or sister. Whoever it is, your little buddy—or “Lil’ Bud” for short—is showing all the signs of SoundCloud mania: they’re dying their hair a new color every day, and they’re holding a tattoo gun up to their face as you read this. You won’t let them ink up their cheek, of...
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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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