Nicholas Messitte

Nicholas Messitte

Nick Messitte is a writer / composer / engineer / multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn, New York. Some of his credits include Edfringe's Get Got (music and lyrics) and the short story Hills and Valleys (winner of the Henry Roth Award for Excellence in Fiction). Since 2013, Nick has been a contributing writer to Forbes.com and Forbes magazine. His engineering experience ranges from musical theater (Get Got, Voiceless), to indie rock (Bulletproof Stockings, Empire State Express, Prince Hal), to jazz (Eliot Cardinaux). As a musician, he’s played with respected singer/songwriters (Hawksley Workman) and jazz greats (Sam Rivers).

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So, your dad plays guitar. Also, it’s time to get him a gift. Don’t let these things be mutually exclusive! Get him a pedal he’ll love, or a tool he needs. Read on for some guitaristic ideas for your axe-swinging dad. 1. The Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Buy dad the MEL9 Pedal for two reasons....
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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 the family 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 case, check out this holiday gift guide, geared toward the podcaster—or wannabe podcaster—...
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Sound Devices has released the 888 Portable Production Mixer-Recorder. Small enough to fit in a bag and powerful enough for full productions, the 888 can handle 16 channels, 20 tracks, and 10 buses. When Sound Devices released the...
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The NTG series from RØDE Microphones holds particular esteem in the film, audio for video, and radio worlds. Now, B&H is proud to help launch a new shotgun microphone to the fold, the NTG5 Moisture-Resistant Short Shotgun Microphone. Fitting into the series as a smaller and lighter entry than...
New Universal Audio Apollo Thunderbolt™ 3 Interfaces
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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...
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AKG has a released the AKG Lyra USB microphone, with a sleek, retro look and a future-oriented application. If you’re making YouTube content, Twitch videos, podcasts, or records, this mic is just thing for looking like a consummate professional—and, more importantly, sounding like one, too. The...
Zoom LiveTrak L-8
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Just in time for AES, Zoom is releasing the LiveTrak Series L-8, and we at B&H are proud to welcome it into the fold. Now, the LiveTrak series has been around for a while, but never before has its feature set been so thoroughly attractive to podcasters. With six transparent mic...
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JBL has released a new compact, rechargeable, personal PA. Called the EON ONE, this PA has many uses. A singer-songwriter can take it to small gigs, or busk on a street with it. Fitness instructors can amplify their voices over the music. Educators, presenters, corporations, and hotels can all...
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Neumann is famous for its microphones, making some of the most beloved classic capsules of all time. In recent years, the company has garnered praise for its line of studio monitors. Now, we have a pair of referencing-grade headphones for listening, mixing, mastering, and more, in the NDH 20...
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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...
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Timecode is not a movie from 1994 starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and his right or left foot. No, that’s Timecop. But I bet you Timecop was shot with timecode. Why? Because timecode is the standard for keeping things organized on big film shoots—and also, little film shoots. See, three cameras and one audio recorder don’t automatically coordinate with each other. Let’s say some neophyte labels...
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When it comes to USB microphones, Blue makes some of the most versatile and best-sounding capsules in the category. Now the company is taking its designs to new dimensions with the Blue Yeti X, available at B&H. This microphone provides four capsules to give you a wide array of polar...
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The new Sound Devices 833 Portable Compact Mixer-Recorder has much of the same tech as in its Scorpio, which the company made clear was its top...
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Earlier this year, Bose® launched its Home Speaker™ 300—a splendid device for listening to music, streaming content from your favorite services, and telling Amazon Alexa what to do. If Bose® had rested on its laurels, that would be understandable, but instead it has outdone itself and...
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Podcasting? Recording music? Need to get good audio for film? One company has your back in the fight for great-sounding audio everywhere. That company is… Zoom. However, Zoom makes a lot of tools for recording, and it can be hard to know which tool to get. So, we’re zooming in on some Zoom models to give you Zoomers (and Boomers, and Millennials—but Zoomers fits with the wordplay here, so let’s...
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