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Music producers, beatmakers, and electronic musicians across the genre spectrum should be excited about Roland’s latest creations. With three keyboard workstations, two grooveboxes, and one synthesizer, this batch is a big deal for anyone wanting to supercharge their music-making process. The FANTOM Series of keyboard workstations are...
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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...
Sony Announces Update of UWP-D Wireless Microphones Series
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Sony has updated its popular UWP-D wireless microphone series with some exciting new features. The new-generation systems deliver uncompromising audio quality while still being easy to use and fast to set up, with no menu diving. They are made with simplicity in mind for DIY cameramen, videographers, vloggers, and journalists working in the field without a crew. The systems are packed with...
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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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If you’re keen on producing podcasts, but can’t be tied down to a studio, you need equipment that you can take anywhere and use anywhere, even in places without power. Equipped with highly portable, battery-powered gear, you can finally start “One with Nature” (your soon-to-be solo podcast in which you rant about random requests in remote locations) or “Coffee Shop Critic” (you and a friend doing...
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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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Sony has updated its popular UWP-D wireless microphone series with some exciting new features. B&H's AB sat down with Andy Munitz, from Sony, for an in-depth discussion about the release. Geared toward DIY videographers, the UWP-D system offers...
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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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This will be a crash course in recording music anywhere you can find a power supply. We’re not talking about traditional studio recording—this is about turning whatever you have into a working studio, making the most out of the situation. You’ll find a buying guide, some concrete tips, and suggestions for further reading. The Simple Setup There’s an old adage that a good engineer can make a whole...
The New MicroLab 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller from Arturia
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For anyone who needs a portable and compact keyboard controller to accompany them on their musical journeys in the studio and on the road, Arturia has the released the MicroLab. Available in black,...
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Saramonic recently announced its new Blink 500 Wireless Mic System, a portable, versatile, wireless microphone system that won't strain your budget. This affordable, lightweight mic system is great for anyone who needs quality sound on the go, including vloggers, journalists, and YouTube creators....
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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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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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It’s called the Blink, but when it comes to entering the world of wireless audio with a bang, Saramonic sure isn’t blinking. That’s right, Saramonic is releasing the Blink 500 Wireless System—a transmitter, lapel mic, and receiver geared toward DSLR, mirrorless, and mobile filmmaking. Whether you’re a journalist, a vlogger...
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With the release of the Sound Devices MixPre II series, the already capable line of recorders is now expanded to include new functionality, increased precision, and heightened sonic performance. These new portable field recorders are presented in three configurations—the 3-channel / 5-track ...
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