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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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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Native Instruments already has a popular line of MIDI controllers with Maschine and all its variants. How could they ever top these units? By making a stand-alone Maschine—one that requires no computer, no external software, and, in doing so, competes directly against a certain infamous production machine that rhymes with “MVP.” Feast your eyes on the...
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People who love to mangle sound with software—and sample instruments with profound realism—we bring you joy: Native Instruments KOMPLETE 13 is now available at B&H, in your choice of Select,...
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If you’re a real synth player—a person who can speak with authority to the differences between West Coast and East Coast synthesis—then at some point you’ve fantasized about owning your very own vocoder. Now, with the Limited Run of the Arturia MicroFreak Vocoder, you can do exactly that: you...
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For a while, Universal Audio has been on a mission: to give serious musicians and engineers access to the sound of classic tube, transistor, and transformer-based gear—and now the company has done it again with its new Apollo Solo interfaces, available in...
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Don’t you wish your noise-canceling headphones could anticipate your every move? Wouldn’t it be great if they could adapt seamlessly to your environment, change intensity depending on what you’re doing, and even pause music whenever you start talking? With the Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless...
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You need to record quality podcasts on a budget, and 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 the PodTrak P4, Zoom’s first recorder tailored specifically for podcasting and podcasting...
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Saramonic is releasing brand-new wedding-friendly wireless systems and broadcast-quality microphones that plug directly into your phone, as well as other items that will make your life easier. Behind the new snow-white version of the Blink Wireless System is the new mobile lavalier and a new mini condenser mic perfect for on-the-go use. The Blink Wireless System previously made a splash by being...
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PreSonus Studio One has quite the reputation in the world of digital audio workstations (DAWs); being the only DAW that can take a producer from inception to dissemination of DDP master files has its appeal for self-starters, especially in the electric genres. Now PreSonus is releasing Studio One Version 5, and it’s jam-packing this...
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If you’re looking for a complete package for making music and programming beats, check out the PreSonus ATOM SQ, a versatile tool that offers an intuitive performance layout with 32 velocity and pressure-sensitive pads that will suit keyboard players, step-sequencer aficionados, and button mashers...
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If you’re an audio engineer, you probably salivate at the mention of the word “Neumann”—and now you have reason to salivate anew: Neumann, the company behind many of your favorite microphones, is releasing its first microphone preamp since the 1980s. Use it on vocals, guitars, drums, bass, or anything you want to sound clear, yet vibrant—alive, yet uncolored. The...
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Whether you're recording live podcasts, live music, or location audio in the field, the Zoom H8 Handy Recorder isn't simply up for the job—it's optimized for it, thanks to three dedicated apps that instantly configure the built-in touchscreen for the task at hand. Switch to the PODCAST app, and you'll...
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Hercules has already made some powerful DJ controllers for beginners, but now this company is upping its game with the Inpulse 500, a two-deck USB controller that doubles as an audio interface as well as an input mixer to handle audio sources. Whether you're connected to...
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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...
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