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by Rosie Record
4 months ago
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What is childhood? Now hum it. Most people wouldn’t know where to start, perhaps their mind would flicker to memories of nighttime lullabies or morning cartoons, but this is the kind of challenge film composers face daily. Logically, a good starting point would be a rudimentary happy or sad, then build from there. Happy is generally more upbeat, lighter instruments like guitar or piano, while sad...
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The NAB show may have been canceled, but there is still a host of exciting and innovative new broadcast-centric audio gear being released this year, including the new IFBR1B Bodypack IFB Receiver from Lectrosonics. IFB systems are used for monitoring, talent cueing, and crew...
by Eric Calvi and Rob Rives
5 months ago
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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,...
by Rosie Record
5 months ago
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Imagine audience members nestled in their seats, popcorn in hand, the lights dim, and music fills the theater. Goosebumps cover their skin as they feel... excitement, dread, happiness? They’re feeling what was expertly crafted after months of planning, meetings, discussions, first, second, third attempts, notes, revisions, editing, tweaking, etc. Scores are true labors of love. They can take on a...
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Hey, you’re a video person. All you know is the video don’t sound good. Something’s off—but who knows what! Well, read this article, and you will. Or more accurately, you’ll have some tools for identifying what sounds off as you practice your craft. With some time and patience, you’ll get the hang of fixing the issue yourself. Here are eight tips to help you. 1. Get Familiar with the GUI of an...
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First introduced for the NAMM 2019 show, the Warm Audio WA-84 small-diaphragm condenser microphone presented engineers and musicians on a budget with an affordable entry into the tantalizing world of vintage-flavored instrument mics. The newly announced nickel WA-84 Stereo Pair with Omni and...
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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...
6 months ago
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The new RØDE NT-USB Mini puts the high-quality sound of RØDE studio mics into a compact desktop USB microphone purpose-built for podcasters, live streamers, gamers, and YouTube content creators. With its user-friendly controls, plug-and-play operation, and space-saving design, the RØDE NT-USB...
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The Vocoder is such a classic sound that many renowned software companies try their darnedest to recreate this one-of-a-kind effect digitally. However, for some discerning ears, only the original will suffice; now, these discerning ears can purchase the original unit: The Moog 16...
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At NAMM 2020, AB takes a look at the best new Live Sound and DJ equipment at the show: new mixers, turntables, speakers, and more topped our list this year. More about NAMM 2020: B&H Explora
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In this Best of NAMM 2020 rundown, AB shows you gear and instruments that every musician should be excited about, from Akai, Korg, Zoom, and others. More about NAMM 2020 audio: B&H Explora
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At NAMM 2020, AB rounds up the best in new podcasting equipment: the best mixers, audio interfaces, livestreaming studios, and multi-track digital recorders. More about NAMM 2020: B&H Explora
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For the first time, Focusrite’s classic preamp designs can be integrated into Dante audio-over-ethernet systems, thanks to three new pieces of gear: The Focusrite Pro ISA 828 MkII eight-channel mic preamp, the...
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When the people at Austrian Audio say they have a killer line of headphones for professional engineers, you should believe them: this company comprises 22 employees, who used to be the lifeblood of AKG’s Vienna offices. And indeed, their HI-X line of headphones, released at NAMM 2020, seems to be a formidable series of open-backed closed-ear cans, indeed. Consider the drivers, which measure 44mm...
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