Computer Audio

0 Views ·Posted 08/31/2023
Never content to rest on its laurels, Focusrite is updating its popular Scarlett lineup of USB-C 24-bit / 192 kHz audio interfaces with new 4th-generation models offering updated features with today’s musicians and content creators in mind. Improvements in this generation include new microphone preamps with up to 69 dB of gain, better A/D converters with a wider dynamic range up to 120 dB, and loopback functionality for sampling and podcasting. Scarlett Solo and Scarlett Solo Studio Singer-songwriters and burgeoning creators looking for a cost
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 08/22/2023
Arturia has been producing quality musical instruments and software plug-ins for nearly 20 years. The brand endeavors to create comprehensive hands-on hardware and software for an intuitive music-making experience that sparks creativity. When I was asked to review Arturia’s latest budget controller and software, KeyLab Essential mk3, I welcomed the opportunity. For a budget controller, you could not do better, because
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 08/24/2023
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a programming language that connects a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related devices for playing, editing, and recording music. When we record with MIDI, we are capturing the performance of how an instrument was played, not the audio waveforms produced by the instrument. This has many benefits because we can add notes, edit velocities, correct the performance, or change the sound of the instrument altogether. MIDI controllers are the devices we use to create a
by Trevor Collins ·Posted 08/09/2023
The holidays are here and that means it’s time to find gifts for your family and friends. If you know someone who has an interest in the ever-popular world of streaming and podcasting, or you’re looking to get into this exciting industry yourself, B&H has you covered. This comprehensive discusses some of the hottest and most feature-rich podcasting mixers on the market. Whether you’re looking to come up to speed with your podcasting setup or start out strong, we can point you in the right direction.  Zoom PodTrak P8 Multitrack Podcast
0 Views ·Posted 05/02/2023
Is audio mixing not your strong suit? Then this video is for you. The team behind Audio Design Desk demonstrates how the Audio Bridge integrates with Final Cut Pro, allowing you to sync, edit, mix, and export all the sound for your video. 0:00 - Introduction 2:35 - How Audio Design Desk Works in Final Cut Pro 13:10 - Using Audio Design Desk for Films 19:53 - Adding Foley 27:10 - Adding and Mixing Music 32:00 - Exporting 34:05 - The Audio Design Desk Interface 41:12 - Audio Design Desk Plans 45:44 - Final Thoughts Ready to mix audio like a
0 Views ·Posted 05/15/2022
The Antelope Discrete 8 Pro Synergy Core offers premium sound quality and plentiful connectivity. Ideal for bands, studio owners, and recording engineers, this rackmount audio interface features 26 inputs, 32 outputs, 8 discreet preamps, Thunderbolt™ 3 and USB 2.0 Connectivity, and more! Click here to
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 09/09/2021
Focusrite’s Clarett USB Type-C audio interfaces are well respected for bringing studio-level recording quality to artists, producers, and engineers, and the fresh Clarett+ range—the 2Pre desktop 10 x 4 model, the 4Pre desktop 18 x 8 variant, and the
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 12/01/2022
In June 2021, Apple revealed two exciting developments for music lovers: Apple Lossless and Apple Spatial Audio, each on offer for Apple Music, and each available now—provided you have the right hardware and the right OS. What does this mean for you, the consumer? Let’s take a look. Apple Lossless We need to begin by defining “lossless” and “lossy.” I’ll use a mnemonic device to make it simple: A lossless file exhibits no loss of audio quality when compared to the original master. A lossy file—such as an MP3 or an AAC—does exhibit a loss in
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 06/08/2020
In this article, we’re going to cover how to set up an audio stream for your house of worship, so that you might reach people in their time of need. We will start by providing you options that let your congregation gather in the safety of their own vehicles in your parking lot—specifically, short-throw FM transmitters and networked solutions. Finally, we’ll cover ways to stream your service across the Internet as a whole, so you can reach your parishioners in their own homes. Localized Broadcasting Solutions Our first option involves FM
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 01/17/2020
Steven Slate is known for many things—creating industry-leading drum samples, fashioning world-class analog emulations—but a sleekly modern, 24-band EQ isn’t one of them. On Janurary 16, 2020, that changes: Slate Digital announced its new Infinity EQ, and we here at B&H are excited to carry it as soon as it becomes available. It is sure to be a boon for any mixing engineer who wants analog sound on a digital deadline. The interface may be recognizable to lovers of Fabfilter, iZotope, DMG Audio, or CraveDSP. Need a parametric boost at 2 kHz
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 01/14/2020
It’s NAMM 2020 time, and Novation is bringing its A-game for all Ableton Live aficionados. The new Launchpad Pro MK3 marks the pinnacle of powerful integration, with Ableton Live’s dizzying array of creative features. Whether or not you have experience with the original Launchpad Pro, the MK3 version is primed to take your Ableton Live productions and performances to new dimensions.
by Staff Writer ·Posted 10/22/2019
It’s fall, and you know what that means: Universal Audio has some new, exciting interfaces. Okay, that’s not what fall means, but Universal Audio still has these great pro audio interfaces, and we here at B&H are proud to carry them. First up is an all-new take on the Apollo Twin. Called the Apollo Twin X, this unit is a 10 x 6 interface communicating with computers over Thunderbolt™ 3 connections; now, if you use the Apollo Twin X with a MacBook Pro, there’s a chance you don’t have to buy a separate adapter! More important are the AD/DA—
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 12/10/2019
Everything about the new Mac Pro tower makes a commanding statement, sending a clear message that Apple is ready to dominate the professional market once again. Not only is it engineered for ultimate performance, but its modular design empowers the demanding engineer with the freedom to customize and expand the Mac Pro effortlessly according to their unique needs. Whether you’re scoring soundtracks, producing chart-topping hits, or mixing on the dub stage for a feature film, the
by Staff Writer ·Posted 09/25/2019
Look, we don’t need to tell you about the legendary DAW Reason—it’s one of the oldest, most reliable, and most trustworthy tools for electronic music production. You probably know about its powerful sequencer, rack effects, and excellent soft-synths. So, if we were to announce a new version of Reason 11, we could see why it might not elicit excitement. What is there be to announce? New soft-synths? A higher-quality mix engine? An overhaul to Re-Wire behavior, so that it might better
by Staff Writer ·Posted 09/17/2019
The B&H Audio Department is pleased to announce Novation’s latest USB MIDI controller, the Launchkey Mini MK3, with 25 high-quality mini keys, 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, eight rotary controls, pitch and mod touch strips, and a sustain input. The controller is Novation’s most compact and portable keyboard controller to date and features some advanced features, such as a programmable arpeggiator and a fixed chord mode, as