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272 Views· Posted 03/30/2016
Justin Colletti, from our partners at Sonic Scoop, continues his interview with recording engineer and producer Chris Zane, at Gigantic Studios, in Manhattan. Round 2 of this interview goes into Zane’s approach to mixing, and how he tracks parts so they sound “mixed” going into Pro Tools. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
by BH Event Space… · Posted 03/28/2016
In this video, industry experts Ben Escobedo, of Sennheiser, and Michael Miceli, of Miceli Productions, show us the Sennheiser AVX, a digital wireless microphone system that is specifically designed for capturing professional video sound. Featuring true “plug-and-record” operation, AVX is fully self-configuring, with functions such as auto-dynamic range, which automatically dials-in the output level to match a recording device's input sensitivity, reducing
by BH Online Videos · Posted 03/14/2016
Justin Colletti, from our partners at Sonic Scoop, rounds out his interview with recording engineer and producer Chris Zane, at Gigantic Studios, by talking large-format consoles, his love for his A Designs Nail bus compressor, and the importance of finding his analog gear’s sweet spot through gain staging. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
by BH Online Videos · Posted 03/03/2016
Our friend Justin Colletti, from Sonic Scoop, shoots it out with some studio staple dynamic microphones, once again with the help of vocalist and guitarist Wes Hutchinson. The mics are put through their paces on vocals and electric guitar. We hear from Shure’s SM7B and SM57, along with
by Andrew Eisele · Posted 02/17/2016
What is a synthesizer? The advent of the synthesizer and its subsequent popularity in the late 1960s and throughout the ’70s forever changed the landscape of music and sound design. The concept of imitative synthesis, where a device is used to emulate a particular acoustic instrument, has been a huge boon for the advancement of the technology of synthesis. For instance, if we wanted the sound of a violin or oboe added into a musical piece, but neither do we play nor have the ability to hire someone who can play said instrument, having a
689 Views· Posted 02/11/2016
Join Justin Colletti, from our Pro Audio partners, Sonic Scoop, as he sits down to talk shop with recording engineer Chris Zane at Gigantic Studios, in Manhattan. Known for his work with a variety of artists ranging from Passion Pit to Nelly Furtado, Miniature Tigers, Friendly Fires, and many more, Part 1 of this three-part video examines some of Zane’s recording philosophies, as well as his typical approach to tracking guitars and his trademark drum sound.
1,303 Views· Posted 02/03/2016
Sit down with Justin Colletti, from B&H’s partner, Sonic Scoop, and learn the ins and outs of one of the most widely used techniques in mixing audio: parallel compression. If you’ve ever wondered how the pros get their drums, bass, or vocals to pop out, parallel compression might be just the trick. Colletti discusses just what parallel compression is, how to go about setting it up in the box, and offers some examples of other types of parallel processing. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other
by Daniel Bockrath · Posted 10/30/2015
Whether it’s for mixing tracks in the studio or providing live sound reinforcement for touring or installed PA systems, amplifiers are an important part of an audio signal chain. While studying the specifications for a powered studio monitor, active loudspeaker, or power amplifier, you may have noticed that the amplifier is designated by a class followed by a letter or combination of letters. What are the different classes of amplifiers, how do they work, and what are their respective benefits, tradeoffs, and the intended applications of each
by Daniel Bockrath · Posted 07/23/2015
It is a commonly held belief that the frequency response of human hearing is between 20 Hz and 20,000 Hz, with degeneration of the upper frequencies occurring as a person grows older. More recent research may indicate that human beings can detect signals much higher than this, though the perception of those frequencies may be expressed as harmonic interactions and by the transient crossings in the time domain. But what about experiencing sounds below 20 Hz? "New technologies such as the remarkable rotary subwoofer now make this possible..."
by jaime traba · Posted 06/09/2015
Poor audio! While many tout the mantra that sound is half your film or broadcast, budgetary constraints can relegate sound to an afterthought—unfortunately, often to the peril of your project’s quality. While getting your sound captured correctly can be a daunting task, especially to the audio-uninitiated, you fortunately already have a powerful tool right in your pocket. No, not your wallet—your other pocket. The iPhone has evolved from a straightforward portable communication device to a powerful, portable computer, capable of much more than
by Sam Mallery · Posted 05/26/2015
Whether you grew up listening to records, or you recently discovered collecting and playing vinyl, the idea of recording your favorite vinyl records into your computer may have crossed your mind. Having a digitized version of your vinyl collection is useful for loading songs into portable devices and for having an archive of your favorite tunes in the digital realm. When captured properly, a digital recording of a vinyl record will sound vastly superior to a compressed MP3 file. Besides, many of the albums that you find in thrift stores and
2,135 Views· Posted 05/14/2015
Adrian Toto has an important piece of advice for wedding videographers: think about audio! Quality audio bridges the gap between fine art and storytelling and is imperative for a successful wedding video. Toto outlines the basic audio gear and mic setups needed to record a wedding, whether you are shooting solo or with assistants, and he mentions a few pitfalls that you can expect along the way, and how best to avoid them. His pointers are apt for a video team or anyone shooting solo, but his most practical tip—hire an assistant who is as
by Sam Mallery and Daniel Bockrath · Posted 04/24/2015
While sometimes it may seem as though all of recorded music is available by a quick search on services such as Spotify, Google Play, or iTunes (to name just three), the truth is that a significant amount of recorded music is only available in analog formats, such as cassette tapes. So, whether your interest is in digitizing cassettes from childhood or a mix tape from an old high-school flame, B&H has a range of solutions to help you enjoy your analog music in a convenient digital format. There are two approaches to digitizing cassette
by Daniel Bockrath · Posted 03/16/2015
The home is a special place to connect with family and friends. A great way to share this special place and time is by listening to music and watching your favorite films together. These shared experiences can be the basis for the kind of lifelong memories that hold friendships together, so it makes sense and is well worthwhile to invest in quality equipment that delivers those experiences with the best possible fidelity. "The creative process of designing, assembling, and realizing your own personal hi-fi audio system is itself a great deal
by Dave Shim · Posted 10/29/2014
As a longtime vinyl DJ, I strongly prefer the hands-on approach of mixing music with two turntables and a mixer. For all the convenience offered by fully digital setups on laptops and tablets, there is no denying the tactile benefits of a traditional vinyl-only rig. From the pleasing heft of a rotating turntable platter to the gentle cradling of the stylus locked into a groove, the physical experience is difficult to translate accurately in the digital realm. Yet the march of technology continues, and the practice of DJing has evolved