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Using technology the “wrong” way is at the heart of modern music. Artists have proven time and time again that when it comes to creativity in music, there are no rules. For example, the Roland TB-303 Bassline Synthesizer was originally marketed to solo guitar players as a way to simulate playing...
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One of the top microphone myths that many people believe is that all shotgun microphones have very tight pickup patterns and can capture audio over a long distance. This misconception is addressed by Shure microphones as follows: “The reality is that microphones do not reach out and grab the sound from a distance. They merely measure pressure variations right at the diaphragm itself.” This leads...
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Whether you’re into pop, rock, hip hop, EDM, jazz, or anything other style, every producer or composer finds themselves in a creative rut once in a while. If you’re like me, this may happen quite a lot. Here’s a list of things to try to break the spell that have worked for me, and maybe they’ll work for you, too. Check Out New Music This is my number one go-to when I’m in a creative rut and is...
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Let’s talk about the Tape Sync. It’s a term you may not know if you work in music or film. However, the Tape Sync is a good gig in the radio and podcast work, because it can supplement your income, especially during relatively slow weeks. “Tape Sync” is a technical term for a remote interview. If you listen to talk radio, often you’ll hear your favorite host interview a guest. They sound like...
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Are you just getting started in the world of audio recording? Today, we're going to help you translate some of the words and phrases you may come across when recording and editing. AB takes you through some of the most common lingo and gives you some tips for getting started in audio recording and editing. Are there other words or phrases you've come across that you need help with? Let us know in...
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In this sixth video in our audio-for-video series, AB gives us a simple introduction to post-production, highlighting the different steps of treating your audio once you’re finished shooting your video. From naming your files correctly to thinking about your final output levels, this video will give you a general sense of the common practices used to get your audio sounding just right. Check it...
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In this fifth video in the Audio for Video series, AB discusses tips and techniques for how to best capture audio with lavalier and boom mics. From ways to conceal lavs on talent to proper operation of a boompole, you’ll see real-world examples of some of the methods that are used to enable great audio capture, regardless of environment or application.  If you would like to continue reading about...
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In Part 4 of our multi-part Audio for Video series, AB walks you through the pros and cons of recording audio to your camera versus using an external audio recorder. Learn about when direct-to-camera recording may be ideal, and when you’ll need to start thinking about additional devices, such as mixer adapters and external multi-track recorders. As usual, AB breaks down many important...
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In Part 3 of our Audio for Video series, AB dives deeper into the process of properly setting recording levels. Follow along as he breaks down everything you need to know about recording levels, from the differences between Mic and Line level recording to the the different types of tools that can assist in the recording process. Along the way, AB also dishes out plenty of crucial tips to help you...
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In this second video in the Audio for Video series, AB discusses ways to choose the best mic for the type of content you’re recording. He discusses pickup patterns, lavalier and shotgun mics, mic placement, and more. If you want to know how to use the right mic to capture audio for different video applications effectively, this is a great resource. If you would like to continue reading about the...
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Welcome to the first video in our multi-part Audio for Video series. In this introductory episode, AB kicks things off with a quick overview of topics that will be covered in this series. After that, he dives into the basics of audio for video, covering everything from environment prep to situational mic use. If you’re looking for a solid intro to audio for video gear, tips, and techniques, this...
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When I first started engineering and producing music, I was, strictly speaking, a complete and utter mess. I would often lose project files, samples, preset libraries—I couldn’t keep track of anything. Sometimes I’d find what I was looking for by sheer luck, other times it would be gone forever. After several frustrating years of data loss, I decided to get serious about organizing all my music...
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For in-the-know musicians, engineers, and producers, going Windows for your production setup is the best-kept secret in town for two big reasons: price and power. But, with great power comes great responsibility. Often, people go out and buy Windows machines that are well within their DAW’s system requirements, only to come home and find that they’re experiencing lackluster performance. The...
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The B&H SuperStore is not well known as a retailer of musical instruments. It’s true that our audio department has offered synthesizers, keyboards, controllers, and digital pianos for a long time, but we’re probably not the first place you think of when you’re thinking about guitars,...
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Not long ago, you needed a computer to provide sufficient processing power, graphics prowess, and connectivity to meet the demands of digital pro audio production tasks. Thanks to the robust performance, captivating display, and long battery life of Apple’s current iPad Pro, producing anything...
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