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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Free your computer-based recording or livestreaming rig from the constraints of cables and complicated setup with the Convergent Design Erika, a wireless USB microphone system that's ultracompact, extremely simple, and cost-effective, making it ideal for content creators,...
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When PLAYdifferently released the MODEL 1, it raised the bar on DJ mixers: Designed by distinguished alumni from Allen & Heath, the MODEL 1 brought analog filtering and harmonic overdrive to its channels, lending the analog warmth from classic consoles to the DJ Mixer...
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DJs who crave a customizable mixer take note: Pioneer DJ is releasing the DJM-S7, a two-channel battle mixer with a bevy of tweakable features and built-in goodies. Use independent pad modes to trigger different effects or manipulations on different channels, send MIDI...
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Black Lion Audio—a company famous for modding professional gear—is making inroads from the pro studio to your home studio, with the Revolution 2x2, a desktop USB audio interface that brings the company’s famous pro-level sonics to bedroom recording setups. With the Revolution, you can...
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The divide between pro studio and portable studio just got narrower, with the Antelope Zen Go Synergy Core, a compact USB Type-C audio interface that offers pro-grade conversion, transparent preamps, and rock-solid Antelope clocking in a desktop form factor. Now artists recording at home, musicians...
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There is no accessory more fundamental than a good pair of headphones. They link our ears, privately, to music, media, and entertainment. These days, there is so much content to enjoy that the number of options can be overwhelming. The same is true with the sheer number of headphones on the market....
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Do you have a budding podcaster in your life? Do you have no idea what to get them this holiday season? Read on! USB Microphone The USB microphone is a perfect gift for anyone curious about getting into podcasting. It collapses several pieces of equipment into one affordable package. We're recommending the...
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Pioneer DJ has some wonderful new items just in time for the holiday season. If you’re looking for an intuitive, easy-to-use DJ controller that will help you craft wonderful sets out of any genre, look no further than the DDJ-FLX6. And if you’re in the market for a full-featured mixer...
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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 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—in your life...
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Many kinds of keyboard players will be delighted by Korg’s new offering of music workstations and synths. Whether you need a workhorse to handle your live shows, an FM synth to explore the boundaries of sound design, or a powerful controller to serve as the nerve center of all your Eurorack gear and drum machines, Korg has you covered...
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Designed for anyone, from professional engineers to home recording artists, Steinberg 11 is a complete music-production...
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Building on its popular Blink 500 Series, Saramonic has unleashed a wireless audio system that takes the original Blink concept and an adds a whole slew of features for the discerning professional. It’s called the Blink 500 Pro, and it comes in single-transmitter and...
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Rupert Neve is so venerated in the world of audio gear that his name rings out two times over: Say the name “Neve,” and you immediately conjure the mojo of vintage 1970s sound in all its glory; say “Rupert Neve Designs,” and you summon an image of striking modernity—of the most transparent, yet versatile tones in today’s hardware marketplace. With new offerings in the Rupert Neve Designs family,...
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You need to record high-quality podcasts with multiple people in mission-critical scenarios, so you need a streamlined, portable device to handle multiple people and remote guests all in one shot. Does this sound like you? Then you need to check out Zoom’s PodTrak P8, a dedicated...
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You need a pro studio sound. Problem is, you don’t have a pro studio—but maybe you do have an ISOVOX portable isolation booth. If you do, you’re in luck: ISOVOX has released a mic with killer sonics designed for use within its patented personalized sound booths. It’s called the...
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