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by Trevor Collins · Posted 11/22/2023
Teenage Engineering made waves with the release of its PO-33 K.O!, one of the best-selling samplers in the world. Now the brand is ready for Round 2 with the EP-133 K.O. II, the next evolution of its champion sampling machine. With more power, more sampling capabilities, and a fully reworked sequencer with brand-new punch-in effects, the EP-133 K.O. II is ready to take your pocket operation to the pro leagues.
by Rebecca Melville · Posted 11/21/2023
As the holiday season approaches, you might be wondering what the best gifts are for the music lover or musician in your life. You might even be one of those yourself and are looking for a treat. We have assembled a variety of audio gift ideas to consider this holiday season, so without further ado, let’s take a look. Bose® QuietComfort™ Ultra Wireless Headphones There’s nothing that compares to the peaceful embrace of good headphones, which is why we think they make a great last-minute gift. Bose®’s
The Shure STEM Ecosystem provides professional-level audio for your conference room video calls. In this video, Robert Rives dissects the system and explains how to customize it to meet your needs. 0:00 - Introduction 1:25 - Shure Stem Table Conference Table Speakerphone Array 2:03 - Shure Stem Wall Conference Wall Mount Speakerphone Array 2:32 - Shure Stem Ceiling Conference Room Ceiling Microphone 3:25 - Shure Stem Speaker Conference Room Meeting Speaker 4:05 - Shure Hub Express
by Trevor Collins · Posted 11/15/2023
Professional music producers, arrangers, and stage performers have long looked to Yamaha for their vital tools―namely, powerful multi-faceted arranger keyboards, from the old Motif series to the modern GENOS platform. Now, Yamaha is updating its GENOS line to be the foundation upon which all future Yamaha keyboards will be built with the GENOS2, the most comprehensive toolbox Yamaha has ever provided for keyboard
by Trevor Collins · Posted 11/13/2023
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 the case, check out this holiday gift guide, geared toward the podcaster—or wannabe podcaster—in your life! 1. Studio Broadcasting Mic on a Budget: The Logitech G Yeti GX Last year, we recommended the
by Andrew Eisele · Posted 11/09/2023
It’s that time of year again—with the holidays are just around the corner, everyone is in a celebratory mood. If you find yourself wanting to buy a sound system and have no idea where to start, then this beginner’s buying guide will be of great help. For a beginner system, I highly recommend a powered speaker because they contain the built-in amplifiers that are optimized for the best sound. You don’t have to worry about calculations or providing additional equipment like amp racks and heavy speaker cables. Some powered speakers include built-
by Robert Rives · Posted 11/06/2023
One of the keys to greatness, I’ve been told, is the ability to refine and improve your performance continually, even when it seems you’re already at the top of your game. No doubt this is the spirt in which RØDE is introducing the NT1 Signature Series, the latest iteration of the astronomically popular workhorse studio condenser XLR microphone. This time, the mic offers some of the features and
Andrew Swift reports on the Earthworks ETHOS, a broadcast condenser mic made for voice-overs, podcasts, broadcasts, and narration. No matter how your voice sounds, the ETHOS is designed to capture it faithfully! What do you think of the Earthworks ETHOS mic? Is this one for your gear locker? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
Sony’s MDR-MV1 headphones are designed for musicians, engineers, and producers looking for professional-quality open-back reference headphones that don’t sacrifice comfort! Andrew Swift explains what makes these headphones so great. Are these Sony MDR-MV1 headphones appealing to you? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
by Eric Calvi · Posted 10/23/2023
Interested in giving piano playing a shot? Whether you're seeking a fresh and engaging pastime, exploring the world of songwriting and performance, or nurturing a young prodigy's musical dreams, having your own digital piano is essential. Regardless of your specific situation, aspiring pianists need to invest in the “right” digital piano. Whether you prefer a compact, portable option or a full-sized model that emulates the feel of a traditional piano, established brands like Yamaha, Roland, Alesis, and Casio offer a wide range of choices to
by Trevor Collins · Posted 10/18/2023
Choosing a microphone is difficult, even on a good day. With so many options, and so many subtle differences in design, it takes a great deal of patience and a discerning ear to find the right mic for your application. That’s why B&H has decided to reduce the burden on the customer and present a new way of testing mics before you buy: Enter the B&H Virtual Mic Locker. Based on a select list of B&H’s top broadcast microphones, the B&H Virtual Mic Locker is an online tool that helps you determine the sonic differences between
If you want the Sony C-800G condenser mic sound without the price, then look no further! Let’s take a look at how Sony’s C-80 and C-100 sound, in a real-world scenario. 0:00 - Introduction 2:10 - Real-World Test 4:09 - Processing 4:46 - Physical Specs and Accessories 5:38 - Which Mic is for You? Thank you to Engine Room Audio NYC for allowing us to record at their studio.
The RØDE Wireless PRO provides you with powerful and reliable performance. The system allows you to record two on-camera personalities to your camera, smartphone, or computer simultaneously. It also provides two clip-on transmitters with built-in microphones, 32-bit float back-up recording, timecode support, and two lavalier mics, along with a dual-channel receiver and a host of accessories to integrate with
Looking to add video to your podcast? Gabe Richards shares tips and gear suggestions for a variety of setups and people, such as those not comfortable being on camera, those using smartphones, those looking for a budget-friendly camera, and more. 0:00 - Introduction 1:05 - Video Alternatives 2:35 - Lighting and Set Design Ideas 4:49 - Smartphone Cameras and Webcams 6:29 - Beginner Cameras 8:11 - Video Capture Cards 9:10 - Editing, Briefly 11:18 - Multi-Camera Setup 12:30 - Final Thoughts Will you be adding a video component to your podcast?
by Eric Calvi · Posted 10/12/2023
DPA is proud to unveil the 2017 Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone, a budget-friendly alternative to the renowned 4017 microphone. This microphone is meticulously crafted for broadcast applications, such as streaming live sports events, Electronic News Gathering (ENG), audience pickup, theater productions, and location sound.