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).

Latest Articles

8 months ago
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…
10 months ago
Universal Audio is once again bridging the gap between the pro studio and the on-the-go environment, this time with a new series of audio interfaces: The Volt. Combining the company’s renowned preamp technology, its fantastic pro-grade digital conversion, and a mobile-friendly form factor, the Volt has everything a modern…
10 months ago
Warm Audio—a company famous for its high-quality, price-conscious recreations of famous gear—has done it again, this time tackling one of the most sought-after microphones on the modern market: If you’ve ever wanted an 800G-style mic but couldn’t decide between the original or ten months of rent, the…
10 months ago
Shure is releasing new gear for podcasters, streamers, musicians, and people who work from home—and we at B&H are excited to talk about it. First up is the MV7X, the all-analog version of Shure’s celebrated MV7 microphone. This is for voice-over artists and podcasters who love the look and…
10 months ago
Years ago, I worked at an alternative country bar doing sound for a wide variety of acts in their backroom. We had country bands, folk duos, metal acts, jam bands, theater troops, and circus performers. Every one of them had to suffer at my hands: All we had was a cheap analog mixer teetering on the edge of failure. Mackie’s new take on its…
11 months ago
Throughout the history of modern recording, Tascam has been there for countless consumers and professionals alike—and now the company has something sure to ignite in our modern digital age: the Tascam Mixcast 4, a tabletop mixer and recorder geared for the podcasting space. With sound…
11 months ago
Mackie is releasing a bunch of products that are sure to help you in your audiophilic pursuits, including portable loudspeakers, wireless systems, and high-quality soundbars for compact computer systems—and you can now buy them here at B&H. First of all, let’s cover the…
1 year ago
Mobile PAs have some endemic problems—limited inputs and outputs, limited built-in effects, subpar Bluetooth performance, and acoustics that leave a lot to be desired. JBL is hoping to change that with its PRX ONE mobile PA system for midsize live events. With a clear and powerful…
1 year ago
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…
1 year ago
If you’re a vlogger who churns out online content—or someone who makes fast-paced vérité video with action cameras—ditch the low-quality audio that comes your camera’s microphone and pick up something tailor-made for your purposes: the V-Mic D4 Mini from Deity Microphones. This…
1 year ago
Music cannot exist in a vacuum. I’m not just talking about the laws of physics here (those actually do prohibit sound from traveling across a literal vacuum). I’m talking about influence: Technological advances throughout the years have had a palpable effect on the music we hear. In this article, we’ll list eight pieces of gear that have undeniably changed music. 1. The Edison Phonograph First…
1 year ago
There I was, three years of audio digital engineering to my name and wondering why nothing I bounced ever sounded as good as what I heard in the session itself. Inside my DAW, the mix would feel wide and sound impactful. Then, I’d render the track, and find myself gut-punched by the washed-out sound of the finished product. Lifeless. Harsh. Unacceptable. What is a summing mixer anyway? A neophyte…
1 year ago
Lovers of authentic plug-in emulations and real-life hardware will rejoice at Solid State Logic’s UC1, a hardware control surface that combines an old-school workflow with the only SSL plug-ins modeled in-house at Solid State Hardware headquarters. If you have ever found…
1 year ago
Antelope Audio has taken the award-winning tech behind its Orion 32 interface and melded it with the company’s powerhouse Synergy processing, all to give professional mixing rooms and production facilities the Galaxy 32 Synergy Core—a multichannel audio interface with 32 channels of analog I/O,…
1 year ago
Wireless systems can be a necessity for capturing good audio on video shoots—you need your subjects to be able to walk around without tangling up in cabling, and you need their speech to sound clear and intelligible. If the mic can be hidden on your subject, all the better. Covering all these needs, the…