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When Neumann launched its KH 120 studio monitors 12 years ago, the response from the press and professionals was overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Now, Neumann is proud to announce an update to its line of celebrated near-field monitors, the KH 120-II, which comes in four distinct flavors: KH 120 II US, KH 120 II W,
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Ideas born from a place of passion have an undeniable life about them, and you can feel it when you are in their presence. The Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut, located in a ubiquitous brick building, in Windsor, Connecticut, is one of those places. As part of Music Appreciation Week, we thought it would be a good idea to visit the museum, which is chock-full of radios, record players, TVs, and tape recorders, not to mention the massive transmitters that send the radio waves out over
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted
It happens so easily and innocently. One day, you’re laughing at a party while tunes pump through a Bluetooth speaker at the back of a room. The next thing you know, you’ve dedicated an entire room as a temple for the purest, uncompromising audio fidelity, where you sit motionless in a state of emotional euphoria as your favorite songs fill your ears with the vibrant sounds their creators so painstakingly crafted. It’s difficult to know why some become passionately obsessed with the sound of music, while others are perfectly content with the
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In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates how to set up and use a basic DJ setup. This video explores the functions, controls, and features of a DJ mixer, CD players, and turntables. Rives shows how to connect the players, main outputs, and booth outputs. We showcase setting gain, using the
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Watch B&H’s Rob Rives as he walks you through using the Sound Devices MixPre 10-T, a multi-channel audio recorder and USB interface. As you hear the dulcet tones of his voice through the unit’s Kashmir mic preamps, Rives will expound on the device’s channel count, I/O combinations, Timecode capabilities, 32-bit A/D conversion, control methodologies, and more. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other
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In Part 2 of this three-part series, Justin Colletti, of Sonic Scoop, and Bob Mallory (producer and engineer at Avatar Studios and Paste magazine), discuss home-studio monitoring with multiple sets of speakers, headphones, and interface setups. Learn about recommended monitoring gear that can be acquired on a modest budget, as well as the pros and cons of different types of headphones for tracking and mixing. They also dig into monitor controllers, and how to determine the right gear for your needs. Check out Part 3 for tips on microphone
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In the final part of this three-part series, Justin Colletti, of Sonic Scoop, and producer Bob Mallory, discuss how to handle the daunting task of choosing microphones, covering several examples from a single inexpensive dynamic to multiple pairs of condensers. Listen to A/B comparisons of spoken word and acoustic guitar sources recorded with different microphones, in the same acoustically treated room discussed in the first video of this series. They also give us some real-world suggestions on how to most effectively use your acoustic space
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In the conclusion of this three-part series, Justin Colletti talks with Vlad Holiday of Born Cages about great pieces of gear to use for silent practice around the house.
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In this video we show you how to automate a delay plug-in to add spice to an EDM break.
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In this B&H Prospectives video, legendary dance photographer Lois Greenfield talks about her approach to photographing some of the world’s premier dancers. Topics discussed include tools, techniques, and the creative collaboration process between photographer and models—or in this case, dancers. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at  
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In this video, Rob Rives creates a voice recording using several microphones from a new division of Gibson Guitars called Neat Microphones. These distinctively styled yellow and black mics, the Bumblebee, the Beecaster, the Worker Bee, and the King Bee, are all members of Neat’s Bee microphone series. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos
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In this video, Rob Rives shows us four different portable keyboards that make great starter keyboards for kids. Rives takes a look at the Casio SA-76 and CTK-6200, the Yamaha EZ-220, and the