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Now is a good time for recording at home—and the AKG Podcasting Lyra USB Microphone Kit purports to be an effective solution for exactly that purpose. Harman, the company that distributes AKG products, was kind enough to send me the kit to review, and lo, I am come, results in hand. The...
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I review headphones often enough for B&H and know what paces to put them through; I have my daily commute on the subway, my office environment, the gym, the interference-heavy labor-hood of midtown New York. An almost ideal labyrinth to put headphones through! I was excited to get a chance to run that labyrinth with...
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6 months ago
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AB and Jake give you their first impressions on the Zoom LiveTrak L-8. This battery-powered podcast mixer was made for the on-the-go podcaster. Stick around until the end to see where they take this product!...
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There are few names in the music world that carry such weight and history as Marshall. If you’ve listened to any rock and roll music from the last 40 years or so, you’ve heard what this guitar amplifier and cabinet maker is known for. Marshall amplifiers have shaped the sound of many people’s youth, and if my current trajectory holds, my impending mid-life crisis. As if serving musicians and...
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The Saramonic Blink Wireless system was released a little while ago, and we here at B&H were given a unit to test and evaluate in the form of an article, which you are now in the process of reading. Hello, and welcome to our review of this wireless system....
7 months ago
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Remember home movies? No, not the animated show, I’m talking about the Super-8 movies Grampa made to document that Catskills family vacation or the holiday VHS recordings your dad shot using his 1980s mainframe-size camcorder. Over the years, they’d fallen out of favor at my house. I’d shoot fun, precious milestones with the phone, but nobody seemed interested in actually watching them, so I gave...
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Want to know all about the Sony C-100 microphone and hear it in action? AB here at B&H gets into detail about how this microphone is perfect for recording vocals and instruments. Stick around to hear the song AB and his friends recorded using this microphone!
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8 months ago
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Whether recording a podcast, voiceover, singing, or instruments, the Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 3rd Gen is worth it, with features like loopback for calls, TRS inputs and outputs, and an optional Air setting. AB and Nick at B&H give an in-depth review, podcast style. Learn more...
9 months ago
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Neumann is famous for its microphones, making some of the most beloved classic capsules of all time. In recent years, the company has garnered praise for its line of studio monitors. Now, we have a pair of referencing-grade headphones for listening, mixing, mastering, and more, in the NDH 20...
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10 months ago
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In the following demo, we are listening to teenage engineering’s PO-33, a pocket-sized micro sampler. The demo explores all the stock sounds and presets. Listen to all the 16 effects including loops, unison, octave up/down, stutters, scratch, retrigger and reverse. Hear the 6/8...
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Many years ago, you would need a large mixing console and a big tape machine (or robust computer) if you wanted to multi-track-record a band with the members playing simultaneously. However, technological and engineering advances have completely changed that. Now, you can do it with an audio interface and your smartphone! Why a smartphone, though? Well, maybe you have a smartphone, but not a...
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From rock, to blues, to metal, the electric guitar has many faces. While there are many factors that go into guitar tone, the creative use of distortion to mold the sound of your instrument is undeniably one of the boldest tonal statements you can make as a guitarist. While the focus of this article is on classic distortion pedals, it’s important to note that the practice of distorting, or...
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Unless you only deal with instrumental music, vocals play a big part in your productions. Whether you record singers, rappers, background vocalists, or voice talent for video games, animation, film, or audiobooks, the tracks need to somehow stand out and blend in. To get tone that’s big and natural, a top-notch vocal recording chain can be the inimitable key. With gear from Neumann, SSL, Rupert...
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1 year ago
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Join B&H’s AB as he shows off the Zoom F6, a field recorder that can capture audio in 32-bit floating point. This 6-input, 14-track recorder gives you quiet preamps, a wide dynamic range, and virtually distortion-proof audio files. AB demonstrates the unit and also covers the easy-to-...
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In this video, AB demonstrates Arturia’s latest offering, the MicroFreak keyboard, a powerful little addition to any musician’s inventory. Shot on location at Brooklyn’s Brown Note, a live-performance space with a Tsunami Bass System capable of reproducing bass down to 5 Hz, AB...
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